37. Keiser C.N., Pinter-Wollman N., Ziemba M.J., Kothamasu K.S., & Pruitt J.N. 2017. The index case is not enough: Variation among individuals, groups, and social networks determine bacterial transmission dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology. In press

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

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

34. 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)

33. 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)


32. Pruitt J.N., Bolnick D.I., Sih A., DiRienzo N. & Pinter-Wolman N. 2016. Behavioral hypervolumes of spider communities predict community performance and disbandment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20161409. (PDF)

31. 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)

30. 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)

29. 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)

28. Pruitt J.N., Wright C.M., Keiser C.N., DeMarco A., Grobis M.M., & Pinter-Wollman N. 2016. The Achilles heel hypothesis: misinformed keystone individuals impair collective learning and reduce group success. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20152888. (PDF)


27. 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

26. 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)

25. Pruitt J.N. & Pinter-Wollman N. 2015. The legacy effects of keystone individuals on collective behavior scale to how long they remain within a group.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B.282:20151766 (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:

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)

News cover:

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

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

“Elephant Enclaves” Interview on the CBC program Quirks & Quarks, January 3rd 2009