1. Davidescu, M.R., Romanczuk, P., Gregor, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) Growth produces coordination trade-offs in an animal lacking a central nervous system. In revision.

  2. Nagy, M., Naik, H., Kano, F., Carlson, N., Koblitz, J.C., Wikelski, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) SMART-BARN: Scalable Multimodal Arena for Real-time Tracking Behaviour of Animals in laRge Numbers. Submitted.

  3. Neubauer, L., Davidson, J.D., Wild, B., Dormagen, D.M., Landgraf, T., Couzin, I.D. & Smith, M.L. (2023) Honey bee drones are synchronously hyperactive inside the nest, in review.

  4. Li, L., Chao, L-M., Deussen, O. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) RoboTwin: a platform to study hydrodynamic interactions in fish schools, in review.

  5. Sridhar, V.H., Davidson, J.D., Twomey, C.R., Sosna, M.M.G., Nagy, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) Inferring social influence in animal groups across multiple timescales, in review.

  6. Koger, B., Deshpande, A., Kerby, J., Graving, J., Costelloe, B., Couzin, I.D. (2023) Multi-animal behavioral tracking and environmental reconstruction using drones and computer vision in the wild. In revision.

  7. Gao, Z. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) Swarming transitions of self-propelled particles with anisotropic social interactions. In revision.

  8. 2022

  9. Kano, F., Naik, H., Keskin, G., Couzin, I. D., & Nagy, M. (2022) Head-tracking of freely-behaving pigeons in a motion-capture system reveals the selective use of visual field regions. Scientific Reports 12(1), 1-15.

  10. Couzin, I.D. & Heins, C. (2022) Emerging technologies for behavioral research in changing environments, Trends in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in press.

  11. Waldmann, U., Naik, H., Nagy, M., Kano, F., Couzin, I.D., Deussen, O. & Goldlücke, B. (2022) I-MuPPET: Interactive Multi-Pigeon Pose Estimation and Tracking. In DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition (pp. 513-528). Springer, Cham.

  12. Jolles, J., Sosna, M.M.G., Mazué, G.P.F., Twomey, C.R., Bak-Coleman, J., Rubenstein, D.I. & Couzin, I.D. (2022) Both prey and predator features predict the individual predation risk and survival of schooling prey. eLife 11, e76344.

  13. Heins, C., Millidge, B., Demekas, D., Klein, B., Friston, K., Couzin, I.D. & Tschantz, A. (2022) pymdp: A Python library for active inference in discrete state spaces, The Journal of Open Source Software 7(73), 4098.

  14. Poel, W., Daniels, B. C., Sosna, M. M., Twomey, C. R., Leblanc, S. P., Couzin, I. D., & Romanczuk, P. (2022) Subcritical escape waves in schooling fish. Science Advances 8(25), eabm6385.

  15. Tuia, D. … Costelloe, B.Couzin, I,D. … et al. (2022) Perspectives in machine learning for wildlife conservation` Nature Communications, 13, 792.

  16. Jetz. W. … Couzin, I.D. et al., (2022) Biological Earth observation with animal sensors. Trends in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 37(4), 293-298.

  17. Smith, M.L., Davidson, J.D., Wild, B., Dormagen, D.M., Landgraf, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2022) The dominant axes of lifetime behavioral variation in honey bees, iScience, 25(9), 104842. 

  18. Bak-Coleman, J., Tokita, C.K., Morris, D.M., Rubenstein, D.I. & Couzin, I.D. (2022) Collective wisdom in polarized groups, Collective Intelligence, 1, 26339137221104788.

  19. 2021

  20. Marcelino, R., Sampaio, J., Amichay, G., Gonçalves, B., Couzin, I. D., & Nagy, M. (2021). Collective behavior in footballMatch Analysis: How to Use Data in Professional Sport, 1st Edition, pp221-229.

  21. Sridhar, V.H., Li, L., Gorbonos, D., Nagy, M., Schell, B.R., Sorochkin, T., Gov, N.S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) The geometry of decision-making in individuals and collectives, PNAS 118 (50), e2102157118.

  22. Bak-Coleman, J.B., Alfano, M., Barfuss, W., Bergstrom, C.T., Centeneo, M.A., Couzin, I.D., Galesic, M., Gersick, A.S., Jacquet, J., Kao, A.B., Patterson, T.S., Romanczuk, P., Rubenstein, D.I., Tombak, K.J., Van Bavel, J.J. & Weber, E.U. (2021) Stewardship of global collective behavior, PNAS, 118 (27) e2025764118.

  23. Davidson, J.D., Vishwakarma, M., Smith, M.L., (2021) Hierarchical Approach for Comparing Collective Behavior Across Scales: Cellular Systems to Honey Bee Colonies Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:581222.

  24. Davidson, J.D., Sosna, M.M.G., Twomey, C.R., Sridhar, V.H., Leblanc, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Collective detection based on visual information in animal groups, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 18, 20210142.

  25. Jolles, J.W., Sosna, M.M.G., Mazué, G.P.F., Twomey, C.R., Bak-Coleman, J., Rubenstein, D.I. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Predator attack strategy and prey behaviour drive individual predation risk in schooling prey, in review.

  26. Bath, D.E., Graving, J.M., Walter, T., Vizcaíno, J.P., Sridhar, V.H. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Collective sensing in mobile animal groups, in revision.

  27. Walter, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) TRex, a fast multi-animal tracking system with markerless identification, 2D posture estimation and visual field reconstruction, eLife 10:e64000.

  28. Li, L., Ravi, S., Xie, G. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Using a robotic platform to study the influence of relative tailbeat phase on the energetic costs of side-by-side swimming in fish, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 477, 20200810.

  29. Graving, J.M. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) VAE-SNE: a deep generative model for simultaneous dimensionality reduction and clustering, in review.

  30. Lutz, M.J., Reid, C.R., Lustri, C.J., Kao, A.B., Garnier, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2021) Individual error correction drives responsive self-assembly in army ant scaffolding structures PNAS, 118 (17) e2013741118.

  31. Wild, B., Dormagen, D.M., Zachariae, A., Smith, M.L., Traynor, K.S., Brockmann, D., Couzin, I.D. & Tim Landgraf (2021) Social networks predict the life and death of honey bees, Nature Communications 12, 1110.

  32. 2020

  33. Nagy, M., Horicsányi, A., Kubinyi, E., Couzin, I.D. Vásárhelyi, G., Flack, A., & Vicsek, T. (2020)  Synergistic benefits of group search in rats, Current Biology 30, 1-6.


  34. Li, L., Nagy, M., Graving, J.M., Bak-Coleman, J., Xie, G. & Couzin, I.D. (2020) Vortex phase matching as a strategy for schooling in robots and in fish, Nature Communications 11, 5408.

  35. Hugo, H., Marcel G. Hermes, M.G., Garcete-Barrett, B.R. & Couzin, I.D. (2020) First evidence of wasp brood development inside active nests of a termite with the description of a previously unknown potter wasp species, Ecology and Evolution, early online.

  36. Naik, H., Bastien, R., Navab, N. & Couzin, I.D. (2020) Animals in virtual environments, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 26(5), 2073-2083.

  37. Carlson, N.V., Kelly, E.M. & Couzin, I.D. (2020) Individual vocal recognition across taxa: a review of the literature and a look into the future. Philosophical Transactions B 375: 20190479. (Open access)

  38. Jolles, J., Mazué, G., Davidson, J., Behrmann-Godel, J & Couzin, I.D. (2020) Schistocephalus parasite infection alters sticklebacks’ movement ability and thereby shapes social interactions, Scientific Reports 10, 12282.

  39. Tang, W., Davidson, J., Zhang, G., Conen, K., Fang, J., Serluca, F., Li, J.,  Xiong, X., Coble, M., Tsai, T., Molind, G., Fawcett, C., Sanchez, E., Zhu, P., Couzin, I.D.* & Fishman, M.C.* (2020) Genetic control of collective behaviour in zebrafish. iScience 23(3), 100942. (*co-corresponding authors)

  40. Marcelino, R., Sampaio, J., Amichay, G., Gonçalves, Couzin, I.D. & Nagy, M. (2020) High-throughput analysis of correlated trajectory segments reveals dynamical and adaptive strategies of team sport players. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 138, 109831.

  41. 2019

  42. Papageorgiou, D., Christensen, C., Gall, G.E.C., Klarevas-Irby, J., Nyaguthii, B., Couzin, I.D., Farine, D.R. (2019) The multilevel society of a small-brained bird. Current Biology 29(24): R1120-R1121.

    Read coverage by CNN, NY Times, IFL Science, Audubon Magazine, Smithsonian Mag, Cosmos Magazine.

  43. Graving, J.M, Chae, D., Naik, H, Li, L, Koger, B, Costelloe, B.R & Couzin, I.D (2019) DeepPoseKit, a software toolkit for fast and robust animal pose estimation using deep learningeLife

  44. Sosna, M.M.G., Twomey, C.R., Bak-Coleman, J., Poel, W., Daniels, B.C., Romanczuk, P. and Couzin, I.D. (2019) Individual and collective encoding of risk in animal groups, PNAS,

  45. Kao, A.B. and Couzin, I.D. (2019) Modular structure within groups causes information loss but can improve decision accuracy, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374, 20180378.

  46. Rahwan, ICebrian, M, Obradovich, N, Bongard, J, Bonnefon, J-F, Breazeal, C, Crandall, J.W.,  Christakis, N.A., Couzin, I.D.,  Jackson, M.O., Jennings, N.R., Kamar, E., Kloumann, I.M., Larochelle, H., Lazer, D., McElreath, R., Mislove, A., Parkes, D.C., Pentland, A.S., Roberts, M.E., Shariff, A., Tenenbaum, J.B. & Wellman, M. (2019) Machine behaviour. Nature 568, 477-486.

  47. 2018

  48. Smith, M.L. (2018). Queenless honey bees build infrastructure for direct reproduction until their new queen proves her worth. Evolution. DOI:10.1111/evo.13628.

  49. Couzin, I.D. (2018) Synchronization: The Key to Effective Communication in Animal Collectives, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22(10), 844-846.

  50. Hein, A.M., Hil, M.A., Twomey, C.R., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2018) Conserved behavioral circuits govern high-speed decision making in wild fish shoals, PNAS 115(48), 12224-12228.

  51. Flack, A., Nagy, M., Fiedler, W., Couzin, I.D. & Wikelski, M. (2018) From local collective behaviour to global migratory patterns in white storks, Science 360 (6391), 911-914.

  52. Couzin, I.D. (2018) Collective animal migration, Current Biology 28(17), R976-980.

  53. Kao, A.B., Berdahl, A., Lutz, M.J., Giam, X., Hartnett, A.T.  & Couzin, I.D. (2018) Counteracting estimation bias and social influence to improve the wisdom of crowds Journal of the Royal Society Interface 15 20180130.

  54. Berdahl, A.M., Kao, A.B., Flack, A., Westley, P.A.H., Codling, E.A., Couzin, I.D., Dell, A.I. and Biro, D. (2018) Collective animal navigation and migratory culture: from theoretical models to empirical evidence. Philosophical Transactions B, 373(1746), 20170009.

  55. Delcourt, J., Miller, N.Y., Couzin, I.D. and Garnier, S. (2018) Methods for the effective study of collective behaviour in a radial arm maze, Behavior Research Methods 50(4), 1673-1685.

  56. Pinkoviezky, I., Couzin, I.D. & Gov, N.S. (2018) Collective conflict resolution in groups on the move, Physical Review E 032304.

  57. Nagy, M., Couzin, I.D., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M. & Flack, A. (2018) Synchronisation, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely-migrating white storks, Philosophical Transactions B 373(1746), 20170011.

  58. Torney, C.J., Hopcraft, G.C., Morrison, T.A., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2018) From single steps to mass migration: The problem of scale in the movement ecology of Serengeti wildebeest, Philosophical Transactions B 373(1746), 20170012.

  59. 2017

  60. Jolles, J.W., Boogert, N.J., Sridhar, V.H., Couzin, I.D. and Manica, A. (2017) Consistent individual differences drive collective behaviour and group functioning of schooling fish, Current Biology 27(18), 2862-2868 OPEN ACCESS.

  61. Stowers, J., Hofbauer, M., Bastien, R., Griessner, J., Higgins, P., Farooqui, S., Fischer, R.M., Nowikovsky, K., Haubensack., W., Couzin, I.D., Tessmar-Raible, K. and Straw, A. D. (2017) Virtual reality for freely moving animals, Nature Methods 14(10), 995-1002.

  62. Farine, D.R., Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Couzin, I.D., Berger-Wolf, T.Y. and Crofoot, M.C. (2017) Individual variation in local interaction rules can explain emergent patterns of spatial organisation in wild baboonsProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 284, 20162243.
  63. Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Farine, D.R., Crofoot, M. C. & Couzin, I.D. (2017) Habitat and social factors shape individual decisions and emergent group structure during baboon collective movement, eLife 6:e19505. OPEN ACCESS


  64. Guayasamin, O. L., Couzin, I. D. & Miller, N. Y. (2017) Behavioural plasticity across social contexts is regulated by the directionality of inter-individual differences, Behavioural Processes 114(2), 196-204.

  65. Joshi, J., Couzin, I.D., Levin, S.A. & Guttal, V. (2017) Mobility can promote the evolution of cooperation via emergent self-assortment dynamics, PLoS Computational Biology, 13(9), e1005732OPEN ACCESS

  66. 2016

  67. Rieucau, G., Holmin, A.J., Castillo, J.C., Couzin, I.D. & Handegard, N-O. (2016) School-level structural and dynamic adjustments to perceived risk promote efficient information transfer and collective evasion in herring, Animal Behaviour 117, 69-78

  68. Hartnett, A.T., Schertzer, E., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2016) Heterogeneous preference and local nonlinearity in consensus decision-making, Physical Review Letters 116, 038701.

  69. Berdahl, A., Westley, P.A.H., Couzin, I.D., Levin, S.A. & Quinn, T.P. (2016) A collective navigation hypothesis for homeward migration in andromous salmonids, Fish and Fisheries 17: 525–542.

  70. 2015

  71. Hein, A. M., Rosenthal, S.B., Hagstron, G.I., Berdahl, A., Torney, C.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) The evolution of distributed sensing and collective computation in animal populations, eLife e10955.

  72. Reid, C.R., Lutz, M.J., Powell, S., Couzin, I.D. & Garnier, S. (2015) Army ants dynamically adjust living bridges in response to a cost-benefit tradeoff, PNAS 112(49), 15113-1511.ArmyAntBridge

  73. Rosenthal, S.B., Twomey, C.R., Hartnett, A.T., Wu, H.S. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups allows prediction of complex behavioral contagionPNAS 112(15), 4690-4695. 

    • Featured by Cell “The Wisdom of Crowds”
  74. Torney, C.J., Lorenzi, T., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2015) Information processing and the evolution of unresponsiveness in collective systems, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12(103), 20140893.

  75. Ioannou, C.C., Singh, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) Potential leaders trade off goal-oriented and socially oriented behavior in mobile animal groups, The American Naturalist 186(2), 284-293 (OPEN ACCESS).

  76. Hills, T.T., Todd, P.M., Laser, D. Redish, A.D., Couzin, I.D. and the Cognitive Search Research Group (2015) Exploration versus exploitation in space, mind and society, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19(1), 46-54. 

  77. Swain, D.T., Couzin, I.D. & Leonard, N.E. (2015) Coordinated speed oscillations in schooling killifish enrich social communication, Journal of Nonlinear Science 25(5), 1077-1109.

  78. Strandburg-Peshkin, A*, Farine, DR*, Couzin, ID, Crofoot, MC (2015) Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboonsScience 348(6241): 1358-1361. * joint first authors 
    See media highlights altmetric score including a nice article in National Geographic and a video by Untamed Science.

  79. 2014

  80. Hofmann, H.A., Blumstein, D.T., Couzin, I.D., Earley, R.L., Hayes, L.D., Hurd, P.L., Lacey, E.A., Solomon, N.G., Taborsky, M., Young, I.J. & Rubenstein, D.R. (2014) An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29(10), 581-589.

  81. Woods, M.L., Carmona-Fontaine, C., Barnes, C.P., Couzin, I.D., Mayor, R. & Page, K. (2014) Directional collective cell migration emerges as a property of cell interactionsPLoS ONE 9, e104969.

  82. Liu, P., Safford, H.R., Couzin, I.D. & Kevrekidis, I.G. (2014) Coarse-grained variables for particle-based models: diffusion maps and animal swarming simulations, Computational Particle Mechanics available early online.

  83. Gallup, A.C., Chong, A., Kacelnik, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) The influence of emotional facial expressions on gaze-copying in grouped and solitary pedestriansScientific Reports 4, 5794.

  84. Kao, A., Miller, N., Torney, C., Hartnett, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Collective learning and optimal consensus in animal groupsPLoS Computational Biology 10(8), e1003762.

  85. Dell, A.I., Bender, J.A., Branson, K., Couzin, I.D., de Polavieja, G.G., Noldus, L.P.P.J., Perez-Escudero, A., Perona, P., Straw, A.D., Wikelski, M. & Brose, U. (2014) Automated imaging-based tracking and its application to ecologyTrends in Ecology and Evolution 29(7), 417-428. 

  86. Treuer, T., Altosaar, J., Hartnett, A., Twomey, C., Dobson, A., Wilcove, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Machine learning in audio taxonomy: Quantifying biodiversity and habitat recovery through rainforest audio recordings. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135(4), 2368-2368.

  87. Kao, A.B. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Decision accuracy in complex environments is often maximized by small group sizesProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 281(1784), 2013305.


  88. 2013

  89. Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Twomey, C.R., Bode, N.W., Kao, A.B., Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Rosenthal, S.B., Torney, C.J., Wu, H., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups, Current Biology 23(17), R709-711. [PDF]fov_website

  90. Perez-Escudero, A., Miller, N., Hartnett, A.T., Garnier, S., Couzin, I.D. & de Polavieja, G. (2013) Estimation models describe well collective decisions among three options. PNAS, early edition. [PDF]

  91. Coburn, L., Cerone, L., Torney, C., Couzin, I.D. & Neufeld, Z. (2013) Tactile interactions lead to coherent motion and enhanced chemotaxis of migrating cells, Physical Biology 10(4), 046002.

  92. Garnier, S., Murphy, T., Lutz, M., Hurme, E., Leblanc, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Stability and responsiveness in a self-organizing living architecture, PLoS Computational Biology 9(3), e1002984. [PDF]

  93. Kolpas, A., Busch, M., Li, H.,Couzin, I.D., Petzold, L. & Moehlis, J. (2013) How the spatial positions of individuals affects their influence on swarms: a numerical comparison of two popular swarm dynamics models, PLoS ONE (8)3, e58525. [PDF]

  94. Miller, N., Garnier, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Both information and social cohesion determine collective decisions in animal groups, PNAS 110(13), 5263-5268. [PDF]

  95. Torney, C., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Leadership and the role of spatial interactions in social dynamics, Journal of Statistical Physics 151, 203-217. [PDF]

  96. Tunstrom, K., Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Huepe, C., Lutz, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Collective states, multistability and transitional behavior in schooling fish, PLoS Computational Biology, 9(2), e1002915. [PDF]

  97. Berdahl, A., Torney, C.J., Ioannou, C.C., Faria, J. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups, Science 339(6119) 574-576. Free Reprint

  98. Shaw, A.K. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Migration or residency? The evolution of movement behavior and information usage in seasonal environments, The American Naturalist 181(1), 114-124. [PDF]

  99. 2012

  100. Lopez, U., Gautrais, J., Couzin, I.D. & Theraulaz, G. (2012) From behavioral analyses to models of collective motion in fish schools, Interface Focus 2, 693-707. [PDF]

  101. Stephens, D.W., Couzin, I.D. & Giraldeau, L-A. (2012) Ecological and behavioral approaches to search behavior. In “Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms and the Brain”(P.M. Todd, T.T. Hill & T.W. Robbins), MIT Press, Boston.

  102. Ioannou, C.C., Guttal, V. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Predatory fish select for coordinated collective motion in virtual prey. Science 337(6099) 1212-1215. Free Reprint.

    > A Perspective of this work by Bill Romey accompanied our paper: Real fish attack simulated plankton Science 337(6099) 1181-1182. We also received media attention and a non-exhaustive list of news articles can be found, along with a short movie showing our experiment here.

  103. Guttal, V., Romanczuk, P., Simpson, S.J., Sword, G.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Cannibalism as a driver of the evolution of behavioral phase polyphenism in locusts. Ecology Letters 15, 1158-1166. [PDF]

  104. Mishra, S., Tunstrom, K., Couzin, I.D. & Huepe, C. (2012) Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed. Physical Review E 86, 011901. [PDF]

  105. Handegard, N.O., Leblanc, S., Boswell, K., Tjostheim, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) The dynamics of coordinated group hunting and collective information-transfer among schooling prey. Current Biology, 22(13), 1213-1217. [PDF]

    > Accompanied by a Dispatches in Current Biology by Graeme Ruxton “Group Dynamics: Both Predators and Prey Get a Little Help From Their Friends”

  106. Gallup, A.C., Hale, J.J., Garnier, S., Sumpter, D.J.T., Kacelnik, A., Krebs, J. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Visual attention and the acquisition of information in human crowds. PNAS, 109(19), 7245-7250. [PDF]HumanCrowds

  107. Bazazi, S., Bartumeus, F., Hale, J.J., Holmin, A.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Intermittent motion in desert locusts: behavioral complexity in simple environments. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(5), e1002498. [PDF]

  108. Gallup, A.C., Chong, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) The directional flow of visual information transfer between pedestrians. Biology Letters 8(4), 520-522. [PDF]

  109. Bazazi, S., Pfennig, K.S., Handegard, N.O. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Collective vortex formation and foraging in polyphenic spadefoot toad tadpoles. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 879-889. [PDF]

  110. Leonard, N.E., Shen, T., Nabet, B., Scardovi, L., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2012)Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion. PNAS, 109(1), 227-232. [PDF]

  111. 2011

  112. Swain, D., Couzin, I.D. & Leonard, N.E. (2011) Real-time feedback-controlled robotic fish for behavioral experiments with fish schools. Proceedings of the IEEE 100(1), 150-163. [PDF]

  113. Couzin, I.D., Ioannou, C.C., Demirel, G., Gross, T., Torney, C.J., Hartnett, A., Conradt, L., Levin, S.A. & Leonard, N.E. (2011) Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups. Science 334(6062) 1578-1580. Free reprint 

    A Perspective of this work, by Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, accompanied our paper: Can ignorance promote democracy? Science332(6062) 1501-1504. We also received media attention and a non-exhaustive list of news articles can be found here.CouzinScienceImage

  114. Frewen, T. A., Couzin, I. D., Kolpas, A., Moehlis, J., Coifman, R. & Kevrekidis, I. O. (2011) Coarse collective dynamics of animal groups. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering 75, 299-309. [PDF]

  115. Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Tunstrom, K., Huepe, C. & Couzin, I.D. (2011) Inferring the structure and dynamics of interactions in schooling fish, PNAS 108(46), 18720-18725. [PDFKatzSocialForces

  116. Torney, C., Berdahl, A. and Couzin, I.D. (2011) Signaling and the evolution of cooperative foraging in dynamic environments, PLoS Computational Biology 7(9), e1002194. [PDF]

  117. Guttal, V., & Couzin, I. D. (2011) Leadership, collective motion and the evolution of migratory strategies. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 4, 294-298. Open Access.

  118. Abbot, P., Abe, J., Alcock, J….Couzin, I.D.,et al. 137 authors (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471(7339) e1-e4. [PDF]

  119. Bazazi, S., Romanczuk, P., Thomas, S., Schimansky-Geier, L., Hale, J. J., Miller, G. A., Sword, G.A., Simpson, S.J. and Couzin, I.D. (2011) Nutritional state and collective motion: from individuals to mass migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 278(1704) 356-363. [PDF]moz-screenshot-2

  120. Pillot, M-H., Gautrais, J., Arrufat, P., Couzin, I. D., Bon, R. & Deneubourg, J-L. (2011)Scalable rules for coherent motion in a gregarious vertebrate. PLoS ONE 6(1), 14487. [PDF]

  121. Sueur, C., Petit, O., Deneubourg, J-L., & Couzin, I. D. (2011) Group size, grooming and fission in primates: a modeling approach based on group structure. Journal of Theoretical Biology 273(1), 156-166. [PDF]

  122. 2010

  123. Guttal, V. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Social interactions, information use and the evolution of collective migration. PNAS 107(37), 16172-16177.

    From the Cover’, ‘This Week inPNAS’ and a Commentary by Simpson and Sword Evolving MigrationPNAS107(39), 16753-16754.EvolutionOfMigration






  124. Torney, C., Levin, S. A. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Specialization and evolutionary branching within migratory populations. PNAS 107(47), 20394-20399.

    > Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’

  125. Couzin, I.D. (2010) Complex systems: An informative itinerary. Science 328(5977) 430.

  126. Bazazi, S., Ioannou, C. C., Simpson, S. J., Sword, G. A., Torney, C. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) The social context of cannibalism in Mormon cricket collective movement. PLoS ONE 5(12), e15118.

  127. Sueur, C., Deneubourg, J-L., Petit, O. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Differences in nutrient requirements imply a non-linear emergence of leaders in animal groups. PLoS Computational Biology 6(9), 1000917.

  128. Faria, J. J., Dyer, J. R. G., Clement, R., Couzin, I. D., Holt, N., & Ward, A. J., et al. (2010)A novel method for investigating the collective behavior of fish: introducing “Robofish”. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64(8), 1211-1218.

  129. Escudero, C., Yates, C. A., Buhl, J., Couzin, I. D., Erban, R., Kevrekidis, I. G., & Maini, P. K. (2010) Ergodic directional switching in mobile insect groups. Physical Review E 82(1), 011926.

  130. Simpson, S. J., Raubenheimer, D., Charleston, M. A., Clissold, F. J., Couzin, I. D., & Clements, K. D., et al. (2010) Modelling nutritional interactions: from individuals to communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(1), 53-60.

  131. Couzin, I.D. and King, A.J. (2010) Animal group movements. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Elsevier.

  132. 2009

  133. Torney, C., Neufeld, Z. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) Context-dependent interaction leads to emergent search behavior in social aggregates. PNAS 106(52), 22055-22060.

  134. Yates, C. A., Erban, R., Escudero, C., Couzin, I. D., Buhl, J., & Kevrekidis, I. G., et al. (2009) Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion.
    PNAS 106(14), 5464-5469.

  135. Conradt, L., Roper, T.J., Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2009) “Leading according to need” in self-organizing groups. The American Naturalist 173(3), 304-312.

  136. Romanczuk, P., Couzin, I.D. & Schimansky-Geier, L. (2009) Collective motion due to individual escape and pursuit response. Physical Review Letters 102(1), doc# 010602.

  137. Deisboeck, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) Collective behavior in cancer cell populationsBioEssays 31(2), 190-197.

  138. Couzin, I.D. & Laidre, M.E. (2009) Fission-fusion populations. Current Biology 19(15), r633-r635.

  139. Nabet, B., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2009) Dynamics of decision-making in animal group motion. Journal of Nonlinear Science 19(4), 399-435.

  140. Dyer, J.R.G., Johansson, A., Helbing, D., Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2009) Leadership, consensus decision making and collective behaviour in human crowds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 364(1518) 781-78.

    > Top 10 most cited articles in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B. in 2009 (5thmost cited)

  141. Erra, U., Frola, B., Scarano, V. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) An efficient GPU implementation for large scale individual-based simulation of collective behavior. High Performance Computational Systems Biology, 51-58. Doi: 10.1109/HiBi.2009.11

  142. Couzin, I.D. (2009) Collective cognition in animal groups. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(1), 36-43. 

  143. 2008

  144. Sumpter, D.J.T., Krause, J., James, R., Couzin, I.D. & Ward, A.J.W. (2008) Consensus decision-making by fish. Current Biology 18(22), 1773-1777.

  145. Bazazi, S., Buhl, J., Hale, J.J., Anstey, M.L., Sword, G.A., Simpson, S.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2008) Collective motion and cannibalism in locust migratory bands. Current Biology 18(10), 735-739.

    > Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’ – Rating 11, Exceptional.

  146. Ward, A.J., Sumpter, D.J.T., Couzin, I.D., Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2008) Quorum decision-making facilitates information transfer in fish shoals. PNAS 105(19), 6948-6953.

  147. Sumpter, D.J.T., Buhl, J., Biro, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2008) Information transfer in moving animal groups. Theory in Biosciences 127(2), 177-186.

  148. Dyer, J.R.G., Ioannou, C.C., Morrell, L.J., Croft, D.P., Couzin, I.D., Waters, D.A. & Krause, J (2008) Consensus decision-making in human crowds. Animal Behaviour 75, 461-470.

  149. Roditakis, E., Couzin, I.D., Franks, N.R. & Charnley A.K. (2008) Effects of Lecanicillium longisporum infection development on the behaviour of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. Journal of Insect Physiology 54 (1), 128-13624.

  150. Lu, J., Liu, J., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2008) Emerging collective behaviors of animal groups. Proc.World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 1060-1065.

  151. 2007

  152. Couzin, I.D. (2007) Collective minds Nature 455, 715.CollectiveMinds

  153. Paley, D.A., Leonard, N.A., Sepulchre, R.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2007) Spatial models of bistability in biological collectives. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, 4851-4856.

  154. Swain, D.T., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D., Kao, A. & Seuplchre, R.J. (2007) Alternating spatial patterns for coordinated group motion. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, 12-14.

  155. 2006

  156. Buhl, J., Sumpter, D.J.T, Couzin, I.D., Hale, J., Despland, E., Miller, E. & Simpson, S.J. (2006) From disorder to order in marching locusts. Science 312, 1402-1406.

    • Selected for ‘Research Highlights’ in Nature and a Perspectives’ article by Danny Grunbaum Align in the sand Science 312, 1320-1322.
  157. Couzin, I.D. (2006) Behavioural ecology: social organization in fission-fusion societies.Current Biology 16, R169-171.

  158. Simpson, S.J., Sword, A.G., Lorch, P.D. & Couzin, I.D. (2006) Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. PNAS 103, 4152-4156.

    > Selected for ‘News and Views’ Push on the marching crickets inNature, Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’.

  159. Nabet, B., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A.(2006) Leadership in animal group motion: a bifurcation analysis, Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, 1-14

  160. Couzin, I.D., James, R., Croft, D.P. & Krause, J. (2006) Social organization and information transfer in schooling fishes. Fish Cognition and Behaviour eds. Brown C., Laland, K.N. & Krause, J.

  161. 2005 And Earlier

  162. Couzin, I.D., Krause, J., Franks, N.R. & Levin, S.A. (2005) Effective leadership and decision making in animal groups on the move. Nature 433, 513-516.

  163. Wrege, P., Wikelski, M., Mandel, J.T. Rassweiler, T & Couzin, I. D. (2005) Antbirds parasitize foraging army ants. Ecology 86 (3), 555-559.

  164. Hoare, D.J., Couzin, I.D., Godin, J-G. & Krause, J. (2004) Context-dependent group size choice in fish. Animal Behaviour 67, 155-164.

  165. Hensor, E.M.A., Couzin, I.D., James, R. & Krause, J. (2005) Modelling density-dependent fish shoal distributions in the laboratory and field. Oikos 110, 344-352.

  166. Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2003) Self-organization and collective behavior in vertebratesAdvances in the Study of Behavior 32, 1-75.

  167. Couzin, I.D. & Franks, N.R, (2003) Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270, 139-146.

    > ‘Editor’s choice’ by Andrew Sugden Avoiding gridlock Science 299, 19. Featured in News Focus by Ben Shouse Getting the behavior of social insects to compute Science 295, 2357.

  168. Croft, D. P., Arrowsmith, B. J., Bielby, J., Skinner, K., White, E., Couzin, I. D., Magurran, A. E., Ranmarine, I. & Krause, J. (2003) Mechanisms underlying shoal composition in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Oikos 100, 429-438.

  169. Croft, D. P., Krause, J., Couzin, I. D. & Pitcher, T. J. (2003) When fish schools meet: outcomes for evolution and fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 4, 138-146.

  170. Ward, A. J. W., Hoare, D. J., Couzin, I. D. & Krause, J. (2002) The effects of parasitism and body length on positioning within wild fish shoals. Journal of Animal Ecology 71(1), 10-14.

  171. Couzin, I.D., Krause, J., James, R., Ruxton, G.D. & Franks, N.R., (2002) Collective memory and spatial sorting in animal groups. Journal of Theoretical Biology 218, 1-11.

    • Recommended by Faculty of 1000; Top 5 most cited papers of the decade (1999-2010) publication analysis of Animal Behavior Research, Lab Times (Europe)


  172. Couzin, I. D. & Krause, J. (2001) The social organization of fish schools. Advances in Ethology 36, 64.

  173. Hoare, D. J., Ward, A., Couzin, I. D., Croft, D. & Krause, J. (2001) A grid-net technique for the analysis of fish positions in free-ranging fish schools. Journal of Fish Biology 59(6), 1667-1672.

  174. Roditakis, E., Couzin, I. D., Barlow, K., Franks, N. R. & Charnley, A. K. (2000) Improving secondary pick up of insect fungal pathogen conidia by manipulating host behavior. Annals of Applied Biology 137, 329-335.

  175. Boi, S., Couzin, I. D., Del Buono, N., Franks, N. R. & Britton, N. F. (1999) Coupled oscillators and activity waves in ant colonies. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 266, 371-378.

  176. Spencer, A. J., Couzin, I. D. & Franks, N. R. (1998) The dynamics of specialization and generalization within biological populations. Journal of Complex Systems 1, 114-128.

  177. Ritchie, M. G. R., Couzin, I. D. & Snedden, W. A. (1995) What’s in a song? Female bushcrickets discriminate against the song of older males. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 262, 21-27.