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D’Bastiani E., Anglister N., Lysynyansky I., Mikula I., Acácio M., Vaadia G., Gahm K., Spiegel O. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2024. Social interactions do not impact infection status in griffon vultures.

Acácio M., Gahm K., Anglister N., Vaadia G., Hatzofe O., Harel R., Efrat R., Nathan R., Pinter-Wollman N. & Spiegel O. 2024. Individual plasticity shapes behavioural ageing in a long-lived scavenger.

Anglister N., Acácio M., Vaadia G., Arnon  E., Bruer M., Hatzofe O., Miller Y., King R., Pinter-Wollman N. & Spiegel O. 2024. Extreme temperatures impede the release success of captive-bred avian scavengers.

Guo X., Hasenjager M.J., Fefferman N. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2024. Social interactions are impacted by food availability, food type, and group size.


77. Hasenjager M.J., Guo X., Pinter-Wollman N. & Fefferman N. 2023. Designing sustainable systems using nature’s toolbox. Sustainability Science. (PDF)

76. Dantzer B., Mabry K.E., Bernhardt J.R., Cox R.M., Francis C.D., Ghalambor C.K., Hoke K.L., Jha S., Ketterson E., Levis N.A., McCain K.M., Patricelli G.L., Paull S.H., Pinter-Wollman N., Safran R.J., Schwartz T.S., Throop H.L., Zaman L., & Martin L.B. 2023. Understanding organisms using ecological observatory networks. Integrative Organismal Biology. obad036. 

75. Miller J.S., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2023. Social interactions differ in their impact on foraging decisions. Animal Behaivour. 203: 183-192. (PDF)

74. O’Fallon S., Drager K., Zhao A., Suarez A., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2023. Foraging behavior affects nest architecture in a cross-species comparison of ant nests. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 378: 20220146. (PDF) [UCLA news]

73. Sharma N., Anglister N., Spiegel O. # & Pinter-Wollman N. # 2023. Social situations differ in their contribution to population-level social structure in griffon vultures. Ecology and Evolution 13:e10139. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.10139 (PDF) Blog post

72. Webber Q.M.R. #, Albery G.F. #, Farine D.R., Pinter-Wollman N., Sharma N., Spiegel O., Vander Wal E. & Manlove K. 2023. Behavioural ecology at the spatial-social interface. Biological Reviews. 98:868-886. (PDF)


71. Blumstein D.T. #, Hayes L.D. #, & Pinter-Wollman N. #. 2022. Social consequences of rapid environmental change. TREE. 3080. (link)

70. Barbee B. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022. Nutritional needs and predation risk combine to shape foraging decisions in ants. Current Zoology. zoac089 (link) [UCLA News]

69. Madrzyk M. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022 Colonies of ants allocate exploratory individuals to where they are ecologically needed. Current Zoology. zoac065 (link)

68. Michelangeli M., Martin J.M., Pinter-Wollman N., Ioannou C.C., McCallum E.S., Bertram M.G. & Brodin T. 2022 Predicting the impacts of chemical pollutants on animal groups. TREE. 37(9): 789-802.  (link) (PDF)

67. O’Fallon S. #, Horna Lowell E.S. #, Daniels D. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022 Extrinsic and intrinsic effects on nest architecture. Behavioral Ecology arac026. (PDF)

66. Newmann K. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022. The effect of resource availability on interspecific competition between a native and an invasive ant. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 377:20210146 (PDF)

65. Gadagkar R.; Sharma N., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022. Queen succession in the Indian paper wasp Ropalidia marginata: on the trail of the potential queen. Journal of Biosciences (PDF)

64. Sharma N., Gadagkar R. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022. A reproductive heir has a central position in multilayer social networks of primitively eusocial paper wasps. Animal Behaivour.185: 21-36. (PDF)


63. Miller J.S., Wan E., O’Fallon S. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2021.Modularity and connectivity of nest structure scale with colony size. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.14402 (PDF) 

62. McEntire K.D., Gage M., Gawne R., Hadfield M.G., Hulshof C., Johnson M.A., Levesque D.L., Segura J., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. Understanding drivers of variation and predicting variability across levels of biological organization. Integrative and Comparative Biology. icab160.(PDF)

61. Lemanski N., Cook C.N., Ozturk C., Smith B. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. The effect of individual learning on collective foraging in honey bees in complex environments. Animal Behaviour. 179: 113-123 (PDF)

60. Hobson E.#, Silk M.#, Fefferman N.H., Larremore D., Rombach M., Shay S., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. A guide to choosing and implementing reference models for social network analysis. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12775 (PDF)

59. Wyman M., Pinter-Wollman N. & Mooring M. 2021. Tradeoffs between fighting and breeding: a social network analysis of bison male interactions. Journal of Mammalogy. 102(2): 504–519. (PDF)

58. Horna-Lowel E.#, Neumann K.#, O’Fallon S.#, Rubio A.#, & Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. Personality of ant colonies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – underlying mechanisms and ecological consequences. Myrmecology News 31: 47-59. doi: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_031 (PDF) Blog post


57. Smith J.E. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2020. Observing the unwatchable: Integrating automated sensing, naturalistic observations and animal social network analysis in the age of big data. Journal of Animal Ecology. 00:1–14. (PDF) Blog post

56. Fisher D.N. &  Pinter-Wollman N. 2020. Using multilayer network analysis to explore the temporal dynamics of collective behaviour. Current Zoology (PDF)

55. Cook C.N., Lemanski N., Mosquiero T., Gadau J., Ozturk C., #Pinter-Wollman N. & #Smith B. 2020. Heritable learning phenotypes drive collective cognition. PNAS. 201920554. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1920554117 (PDF)

54. Najm G.M., Pe A., Pruitt J.N., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2020. Physical and social cues shape nest site preference and prey capture behavior in social spiders. Behavioral Ecology. araa003. (PDF)

53. Tong C., Najm G.M., Pinter-Wollman N., Pruitt J.N. & Linksvayer T.A. 2020. Comparative genomics identifies putative signatures of sociality in spiders. Genome Biology and Evolution. 12(3):122-133.

52. McEwen B.L., Lichtenstein J.L.L, Fisher D.N. Wright C.M., Chism G.T., Pinter-Wollman N. & Pruitt JN. 2020.  Predictors of colony extinction vary by habitat type in social spiders. Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology. 74:2


51. Lemanski N., Cook C.N., Smith B. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2019. A multiscale review of behavioral variation in collective foraging behavior in honey bees. Insects, 10, 370; doi:10.3390/insects10110370 (PDF)

50. Wright C. Pruitt JN Pinter-Wollman N. Keiser CN. 2019. Spatial proximity and prey vibratory cues influence collective hunting in social spiders. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution (PDF)

49. Hunt E.R., Mi B., Geremew R., Fernandez C., Wong B.M., Pruitt J.N., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2019. Resting networks predict attack speed in social spiders, Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology. 73:97 (PDF)

48. Wright C., Lichtenstein J., Luscuskie L., Montgomery G., Pinter-Wollman N. & Pruitt J.N. 2019. Better safe than sorry: spider societies mitigate risk by prioritizing caution. Behavioral Ecology. arz069. (PDF)

47. Newmann K. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2019. Collective response of Argentine ant groups to native species emerges from individual differences in aggressive behavior. Behavioral Ecology. arz017,  (PDF)

46. Finn K.R., Silk M.J., Porter M.A., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2019. The use of multilayer network analysis in animal behaviour. Animal Behaviour. 149:7-22 (PDF)


45. Page H., Sweeney A., Pilko A. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2018. Underlying mechanisms and ecological context of variation in exploratory behavior of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb188722 (PDF)

44. Kamath A., Primavera S., Wright C.M., Doering G.N., Pinter-Wollman N. & Pruitt J.N. 2018. Collective behavior and colony persistence of social spiders depends on their physical environment. Behavioral Ecology. (PDF)

43. Cook C.N., Mosqueiro T., Brent C.S., Ozturk C., Gadau J., Pinter-Wollman N. & Smith B. H. 2018. Individual differences in learning and biogenic amine levels influence the behavioural division between foraging honeybee scouts and recruits. Journal of Animal Ecology. 1–11. (PDF)

42. Pruitt J.N., Berdahl A., Riehl C., Pinter-Wollman N., Moeller H.V., Pringle E.G., Aplin L.M., Robinson E.J.H., Grilli J., Yeh P., Savage V.M., Price M.H., Garland J., Gilby I.C., Crofoot M.C., Doering G.N. & Hobson E.A. 2018. Social tipping points in animal societies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20181282 (PDF)

41. Hunt E.R., Mi B., Fernandez C., Wong B.M, Pruitt J.N., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2018. Social interactions shape individual and collective personality in social spiders. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20181366 (PDF)

40. Pinter-Wollman N, Jelic A, & Wells NM. 2018. The impact of the built environment on health behaviours and disease transmission in social systems. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 20170245. (PDF)

39. Pinter-Wollman N., Penn A., Theraulaz G. & Fiore S.M. 2018. Interdisciplinary approaches for uncovering the impacts of architecture on collective behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 20170232. (PDF)

An introduction to the August 2018 special issue in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B on “Interdisciplinary approaches for uncovering the impacts of architecture on collective behaviour” (PDF)

38. Silk M.J., Finn K.R., Porter M.A., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2018. Can multilayer networks advance animal behavior research? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33:6 (PDF)

37. Keiser C.N., Pinter-Wollman N., Ziemba M.J., Kothamasu K.S., & Pruitt J.N. 2018. The primary case is not enough: Variation among individuals, groups, and social networks determine bacterial transmission dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology. 87:369–378. (PDF)


36. Wright C.M., Lichtenstein J.L.L., Montgomery G.A., Luscuskie L.P., Pinter-Wollman N., & Pruitt J.N. 2017. Exposure to predators reduces collective foraging aggressiveness and eliminates its relationship with colony personality composition. Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology. 71:126. (PDF)

35. Lichtenstein J.L.L, Wright C.M., McEwen B., Pinter-Wollman N. & Pruitt J.N. 2017. The multidimensional behavioral hypervolumes of two interacting species predict their space use and survival. Animal Behaviour. 132:129-136. (PDF)

34. Mosqueiro T., Cook C., Huerta R., Gadau J., Smith B. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2017. Task allocation and site fidelity jointly influence foraging regulation in honeybee colonies. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 170344 (PDF)

33. Pinter-Wollman N.,  Fiore S.M., & Theraulaz G. 2017. The impact of architecture on collective behaviour. Nature Ecology & Evolution. (PDF)

32. Pinter-Wolman N., Mi B., & Pruitt J.N. 2017. Replacing bold individuals has a smaller impact on group performance than replacing shy individuals. Behavioral Ecology. (PDF)

31. Pruitt J.N., Howell K.A., Gladney S.J., Yang Y., Lichtenstein J.L.L., Spicer M.E., Echeverri S.A., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2017. The behavioral hypervolume of predator groups and predator-predator interactions shape prey survival rates and selection on prey behavior. American Naturalist. 189(3):254-266. (PDF)

30. Lichtenstein J.L., Wright C.M., Luscuskie L.P., Montgomery G.A., Pinter-Wollman N. & Pruitt J.N., 2017. Participation in cooperative prey capture and the benefits gained from it are associated with individual personality. Current Zoology. doi: 10.1093/cz/zow097 (PDF)


29. Keiser C.N., Howell K.A., Pinter-Wollman N., Pruitt J.N. 2016 Personality composition alters the transmission of cuticular bacteria in social groups. Biology Letters. 12: 20160297. (PDF)

28. Pinter-Wollman N., Keiser C.N., Wollman R., &  Pruitt J.N. 2016. The effect of keystone individuals on collective outcomes can be mediated through interactions or behavioral persistence. The American Naturalist 188 (2) 240-252. (PDF)

27. Keiser C.N., Pinter-Wollman N., Augustine D., Ziemba M., Hao L., Lawrence J., & Pruitt J.N. 2016. Individual differences in boldness influence patterns of social interactions and the transmission of cuticular bacteria among group-mates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20160457 (PDF)


26. Pinter-Wollman N. 2015. Nest architecture shapes the collective behavior of harvester ants. Biology Letters 11:20150695. (PDF)

How architecture can make ants better workers” Science News, October 20th, 2015

25. Pless E., Queirolo J., Pinter-Wollman N., Crow S., Allen K., Mathur M.B., & Gordon D.M. 2015. Interactions increase forager availability and activity in harvester ants. PLoS One. 10(11): e0141971. (PDF)

24. Pinter-Wollman N. & Brown M.J.F. 2015. Variation in nest relocation of harvester ants is affected by population density and food abundance. Behavioral Ecology 26(6): 1569–1576 (PDF)

23. Greening B.R., Pinter-Wollman N., & Fefferman N.H. 2015. Higher-order interactions: Understanding the knowledge capacity of social groups using simplicial sets. Current Zoology.61(1):114 -127.  (PDF)

22. Pinter-Wollman N. 2015. Persistent variation in spatial behavior affects the structure and function of interaction networks. Current Zoology. 61(1):98-106. (PDF)

21. Udiani O., Pinter-Wollman N., & Kang Y. 2015. Identifying robustness in the regulation of collective foraging of ant colonies using an interaction-based model with backward bifurcation.Journal of Theoretical Biology. 367:61–75. (PDF)


20. Hui A. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2014. Individual variation in exploratory behaviour improves speed and accuracy of collective nest selection by Argentine ants. Animal Behaviour. 93:261-266.(PDF)

19. Pinter-Wollman N., Hobson E.A., Smith J.E., Edelman A.J., Shizuka D., Waters J.S., de Silva S., Prager S.D. Sasaki T., Wittemyer G., Fewell J., & McDonald D.B. 2014. The dynamics of animal social networks: analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances. Behavioral Ecology. 25(2): 242-255. doi: 10.1093/beheco/art047 (PDF)
Commentaries and response Behavioral Ecology 25(2): 256-261

18. Jandt  J.M., Bengston S., Pinter-Wolman N., Pruitt J., Raine N.E., Dornhaus A. & Sih A. 2014. Behavioral syndromes and social insects: personality at multiple levels. Biological reviews. 89: 48-67 (PDF)


17. Flanagan T., Pinter-Wollman N., Moses M., & Gordon D.M. 2013. Fast and flexible: Argentine ants recruit from nearby trails. PLoS One. 8(8): e70888. (PDF)

16. Pinter-Wollman N., Bala A., Queirolo J., Merrel A., Stumpe M.,  Holmes S. & Gordon D.M. 2013. Harvester ants use interactions to regulate forager activation and availability. Animal Behaviour. 86:197-207 (PDF)

15. Gordon D.M., Dektar K., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2013. Harvester ant colony variation in foraging activity and response to humidity. PLoS One. 8(5): e63363. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063363.(PDF)

14. Greene M.J., Pinter-Wollman N., Gordon D.M. 2013. Interactions with combined chemical cues inform harvester ant foragers’ decisions to leave the nest in search of food. PLoS ONE 8(1): e52219. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052219. (PDF)


13. Pinter-Wollman N., Hubler J., Holley J.A., Franks N.R. & Dornhaus A. 2012. How is activity distributed among and within tasks in Temnothorax ants? Behavioral Ecology, Sociobiology.66:1407-1420. (PDF)

12. Pinter-Wollman N. Gordon D.M. & Holmes S. 2012. Nest site and weather affect the ‘personality’ of harvester ant colonies. Behavioural Ecology. 23:1022-1027. (PDF)

11. Pinter-Wollman N. 2012. Human–elephant conflict in Africa: the legal and political viability of translocations, wildlife corridors, and transfrontier parks for large mammal conservation .Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. 15:152–166. (PDF)

10. Pinter-Wollman N. 2012. Personality in social insects: how does worker personality determine colony personality? Current Zoology. 58(4): 579-587 (PDF)


9. Pinter-Wollman N., Wollman R., Guetz A., Holmes S., and Gordon D.M. 2011. The effect of individual variation on the structure and function of interaction networks in harvester ants. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 8:1562-1573 (PDF)

Ants take a cue from Facebook” Science Now, April 12th, 2011


8. Pinter-Wollman N. 2009. Spatial behavior of translocated African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in a novel environment: using behavior to inform conservation actions. Behaviour. 146:1171-1192. (PDF)

7. Pinter-Wollman N., Isbell L., and Hart L. 2009. Assessing translocation outcome: Comparing behavioral and physiological aspects of translocated and resident African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Biological Conservation. 142:1116-1124. (PDF)

6. Pinter-Wollman N., Isbell L., and Hart L. 2009. The relationship between social behavior and habitat familiarity in African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Proceedings of the Royal Society B.276:1009-1014. (PDF)

Elephant EnclavesInterview on the CBC program Quirks & Quarks, January 3rd 2009:


5. Hart B. L., Hart L. A., and Pinter-Wollman N. 2008. Large brains and cognitive behavior: Where do elephants fit in? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 32:86-98. (PDF)

4. Carey J. R., Pinter-Wollman N., Wyman M., Muller H., Molleman F., and Zhang N. 2007. A search for principles of disability using experimental impairment of Drosophila melanogaster.Experimental Gerontology. 42:166-172.

3. Pinter-Wollman N., Dayan T., Eilam D., and Kronfeld-Schor N. 2006 Can aggression be the force driving temporal separation between competing common and golden spiny mice? Journal of Mammalogy, 87(1):48-53.(PDF)

2. Gordon D.M., Chu J., Lillie A., Tissot M., and Pinter N. 2005. Variation in the transition from inside to outside work in the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus. Insectes Sociaux, 52:212-217. (PDF)

1. Innocenti G., Pinter N. and Galil B.S. 2003. Observations on the agonistic behavior of the swimming crab Charybdis longicollis Leene, infected by the rhizocephalan barnacle Heterosaccus dollfusi Boschma. Journal of Canadian Zoology, 81:173-176. (PDF)

Invited Contributions:

Spiegel O. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2022 Dissecting how behavior and environment shape spatial personalities: a comment on Stuber et al. Behavioral Ecology. 33(3): 489-491 (PDF)

Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. Book Review: Modern Statistics for Modern Biology. By Susan Holmes and Wolfgang Huber. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 96:212. (PDF)

Pinter-Wollman N. 2021. Proximate and ultimate processes may explain ‘task syndromes’: a comment on Loftus et al. Behavioral Ecology. 32(1)22-23, 10.1093/beheco/araa126. (PDF)

Spiegel O & Pinter-Wollman N., 2019. Placing the effects of demography on networks in ecological context: a comment on Shizuka & Johnson. Behavioral Ecology. arz113,  (PDF)

Cook C.N. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2018. Social behavior and interactions, Encyclopedia of Ecology. Ed. Fath B.D. Elsevier press. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pinter-Wollman N. 2015. Editorial: An introduction to the special column on animal social networks Current Zoology. 61(1):42-44. (PDF)

Pinter-Wollman N. and Mabry K.E. 2010. Remote-sensing of behavior. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Eds. Breed M. and Moore J.Vol 3. pp:33-40. (PDF)

Mabry K.E. and Pinter-Wollman N. 2010. Spatial orientation and time: Methods In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Eds. Breed M. and Moore J. Vol 3. pp:308-314. (PDF)

Pinter-Wollman N. 2009. Book Review: Exploring Animal Social Networks. By Darren P. Croft, Richard James, and Jens Krause. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 84: 99-100. (PDF)