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Ward A.J.W., Herbert-Read, J.E., Jordan, L.A., James, R. Krause, J. Qi Ma, Rubenstein, D.I., Sumpter, D.J.T. & Morrell, L.J. (2013) Initiators, leaders and recruitment mechanisms in the collective movements of damselfish. American Naturalist 181 748-760

Ward A.J.W. & Currie S. (2013) Shoaling fish can size-assort by chemical cues alone. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67

Wolf, M., Kurvers, R.H.J.M, Ward A.J.W., Krause, S & Krause J. (2013) Accurate Decisions in an Uncertain World: Collective Cognition Increases True Positives While Decreasing False Positives. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280

Herbert-Read, J.E., Krause, S., Morrell, L.J. Schaerf, T.M. Krause, J. & Ward A.J.W. (2013) The Role of Individuality in Collective Group Movement. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280

Seebacher, F., Ward A.J.W. & Wilson, R.S. (2013) Increased aggression during pregnancy comes at a higher metabolic cost. Journal of Experimental Biology 216 771-776

Jordan, L.A., Herbert-Read, J.E. & Ward A.J.W. (2013) Rising costs of care make spiny chromis discerning parents. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67 449-455

Seebacher, F., Holmes, S., Roosen, N.J., Nouvain, M., Wilson, R.S. & Ward, A.J.W. (2012) Capacity for thermal acclimation differs between populations and phylogenetic lineages within a species. Functional Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02052.x

Grigaltchik, V.S., Ward, A.J.W. & Seebacher F. (2012) Thermal acclimation of interactions: differential responses to temperature change alter predator–prey relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 4058-4064.

Burns, A.L.J., Herbert-Read, J.E. & Ward, A.J.W. (2012) Consistency of leadership in shoals of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in novel and in familiar environments. PLoS One 7 e36567

Ward, A.J.W. , Krause, J. & Sumpter, D.J.T. (2012) Quorum decision-making in foraging fish shoals. PLoS One 7 e32411

Ward, A.J.W. (2012) Social facilitation of exploration in mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 66 223–230

Mann, R.P., Perna, A., Strömbom, D., Garnett, R., Herbert-Read, J.E., Sumpter, D.J.T. & Ward, A.J.W. (2012) Multi-scale Inference of Interaction Rules in Animal Groups Using Bayesian Model Selection. PLoS Computational Biology 8 e1002308

Herbert-Read, J.E., Perna, A., Mann,R.P., Schaerf, T.M., Sumpter,D.J.T. & Ward, A.J.W. (2011) Inferring the rules of interaction of shoaling fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108 18726-18731

Ward, A.J.W. , Herbert-Read, J.E. & Simpson, S.J. (2011) Diets and decisions: the potential use of food protein cues in dietary, sexual and social decisions by mosquitofish. Animal Behaviour 82 783-790.

Ritz, D.A., Hobday, A.J., Montgomery, J.C. & Ward, A.J.W. (2011) Social Aggregation in the Pelagic Zone with Special Reference to Fish and Invertebrates. Advances in Marine Biology 60 161-227.

Webster, M.M., Atton, N., Hart P.J.B. & Ward A.J.W. (2011) Habitat-Specific Morphological Variation among Threespine Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) within a Drainage Basin. PLoS One 6 e21060.

Ward, A.J.W. , Herbert-Read, J.E., Sumpter, D.J.T. & Krause, J. (2011) Fast and accurate decisions through collective vigilance in fish shoals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108 2312-2315.

Chen, T. Beekman, M. & Ward A.J.W. (2011) The role of female dominance hierarchies in the mating behaviour of mosquitofish. Biology Letters 7 343-345.

Griffiths, S.W. & Ward, A.J.W. (2011) Social Recognition of Conspecifics. In: Fish Cognition and Behavior, 186-216

Webster, M.M. & Ward A.J.W. (2011) Personality and social context. Biological Reviews 86 759-773.

Sinclair, E., Ward, A.J.W. & Seebacher, F. (2011) Aggression-induced fin damage modulates trade-offs in burst and endurance swimming performance of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Journal of Zoology 283 243-248.

Ward A.J.W. & Mehner, T. (2010) Multi-modal cue use allows greater accuracy in key behavioural decisions in the mosquitofish. Behavioural Ecology 21 1315-1320.

Faria, J. J., Dyer, J. R. G., Clement, R. O., Couzin, I. D., Holt, N., Ward, A.J.W., Waters, D. & Krause, J. 2010: A novel method for investigating the collective behaviour of fish: introducing 'Robofish'. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 64, 1211-1218.

Jordan, L.A., Avolio, C., Herbert-Read, J.E., Krause, J., Rubenstein, D.I. & Ward, A.J.W. (2010) Group structure in a restricted entry system is mediated by both resident and joiner preferences. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 64 1099-1106.

Herbert-Read, J.E., Logendran, D. & Ward, A.J.W. (2010) Sensory ecology in a changing world: Salinity alters communication in an amphidromous fish, Pseudomugil signifier. Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 64 1107-1115.

Ward, A.J.W. , Hensor, E.M.A., Webster, M.M. & Hart, P.J.B. (2010) Behavioural thermoregulation in two freshwater fish species. Journal of Fish Biology 76 2287-2298.

Reid, A.L., Seebacher, F. & Ward A.J.W. (2010) Learning to hunt: the role of experience in predator success. Behaviour 147 223-233.

Wilson, A.D.M., Godin, J-G.J, & Ward A.J.W. (2010) Boldness and reproductive fitness correlates in the Eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki. Ethology 116 96-104.

Ward, A.J.W., Webster, M.M., Magurran, A.E., Currie, S., & Krause, J. (2009) Species and population differences in social recognition between fishes: a role for ecology? Behavioural Ecology 20 511-516.

Webster, M.M., Ward, A.J.W. & Hart, P.J.B. (2009) Individual boldness affects interspecific interactions. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63 511-520.

Hart, P.J.B., Webster, M.M. & Ward, A.J.W. (2009) Foraging strategies in fish. In: Fish Behaviour (Eds: Magnhagen, C., Braithwaite, V., Forsgren, E. & Kapoor, B.G.). Science Publisher, Inc., Enfield, USA.

Krause, J., Ward, A.J.W. , Croft, D.P. & James, R. (2009) Group living and social networks. In: Fish Behaviour (Eds: Magnhagen, C., Braithwaite, V., Forsgren, E. & Kapoor, B.G.). Science Publisher, Inc., Enfield, USA.

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

Chapman, B.B., Ward, A.J.W. & Krause J (2008) Schooling and learning: early social environment predicts social learning ability in the guppy Poecilia reticulata. Animal Behaviour 76 923-929.

Ward, A.J.W. , Sumpter, D.J.T., Couzin, I.D., Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2008) Quorum decision-making facilitates information transfer in fish shoals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 6948-6953

Ward, A.J.W. , Duff, A.J. Horsfall, J.S. & Currie, S. (2008) Scents and scents-ability: Pollution disrupts chemical social recognition and shoaling in fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275 101-105

Webster, M.M., Ward, A.J.W. & Hart, P.J.B. (2008) Shoal and prey patch choice by co-occurring fish and prawns: inter-taxa use of socially transmitted cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275 203-208

Webster, M.M., Atton, N, Ward, A.J.W. and Hart, P.J.B. (2007) Turbidity and foraging rate in threespine sticklebacks: the importance of visual and chemical prey cues. Behaviour 144 1347-60.

Webster, M.M., Goldsmith, J., Ward, A.J.W. & Hart, P.J.B. (2007) Habitat specific chemical cues influence association preferences and shoal cohesion in fish. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology (accepted 11/12/2006)

Webster, M.M., Ward, A.J.W. , Hart, P.J.B. (2007) Boldness is influenced by social context in threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Behaviour 144 351-371

Ward A.J.W., Webster, M.M. & Hart, P.J.B. (2007) Social recognition in wild fish populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274 1071-1077

Ward, A.J.W. , Webster, M.M. & Hart, P.J.B. (2006) Intraspecific food competition in fish. Fish & Fisheries 7 231-261.

Wright, D., Ward, A.J.W. , Croft, D.P. & Krause, J. (2006) Social organisation, grouping and domestication in fish. Zebrafish 3 141-155.

Griffiths, S.W. & Ward, A.J.W. (2006) Learned recognition of conspecifics. In: Fish Learning & Behaviour (Edited by Culum Brown, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause).

Ward, A.J.W. , Duff, A.J. & Currie, S.. (2006) The effects of a common environmental pollutant, 4-nonylphenol, on the behaviour of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63 377-382.

Krause, J., Ward, A.J.W. , Jackson, A., Ruxton, G.D., James, R. & Currie, S. (2005) The influence of differential swimming speeds on composition of multi-species fish shoals. Journal of Fish Biology 67 866-872.

Coolen, I., Ward, A.J.W. , Hart, P.J.B. & Laland, K.N.. (2005) Foraging nine-spined sticklebacks prefer to rely on public information over simpler social cues. Behavioural Ecology 16 (5): 865-870

Ward, A.J.W. , Holbrook, R.I., Krause, J & Hart, P.J.B. (2005) Social recognition in sticklebacks: The role of direct experience and habitat cues. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 57 575-583

Croft, D.P., James, R., Ward, A.J.W. , M. S. Botham, D. Mawdsley & Krause, J. (2005) The structure of social networks and association patterns in fish. Oecologia 143 211-219.

Ward, A.J.W. , Duff, A.J., Krause, J. & Barber, I. (2005) Shoaling behaviour of sticklebacks infected with a microsporidian parasite. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72 155-160.

Ward, A.J.W. & Hart, P.J.B. (2005) Foraging benefits of shoaling with familiars may be exploited by outsiders. Animal Behaviour 69 329-335.

Ward, A.J.W. , Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2004) Assessment and assortment: how fishes use local and global cues to choose which school to go to. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biology Letters 271 S328-S330

Ward, A.J.W. , Thomas, P., Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2004) Correlates of boldness in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 55 561-568.

Ward, A.J.W. , Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2004) The effects of habitat- and diet-based cues on association preferences in three-spined sticklebacks. Behavioral Ecology 15 925-929.

Ward, A.J.W. , Axford, S. & Krause, J. (2003) Cross-species familiarity in shoaling fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270 1157-1161.

Ward, A.J.W. & Hart, P.J.B. (2003) The effects of kin and familiarity on interactions between fish. Fish & Fisheries 4 348-358.

Ward, A.J.W. , Botham, M.S., Hoare, D.J., James, R., Broom, M., Godin, J.-G.J. & Krause, J. (2002) Association patterns and shoal fidelity in the three-spined stickleback. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269 2451-2455.

Ward, A.J.W. , Axford, S. & Krause, J. (2002) Mixed-species shoaling in fish: the sensory mechanisms and costs of shoal choice. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 52 182-187.

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

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

Ward, A.J.W. & Krause, J. (2001) Body length assortative shoaling in the European minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus. Animal Behaviour 62 617-621.

Krause, J., Hoare, D.J., Croft, D., Lawrence, J., Ward, A., Ruxton, G.D., Godin, J-G.J. & James, R. (2000) Fish shoal composition: mechanisms and constraints Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267 2011-2017.

Popular Science Books

Ward, A.J.W. (2007) Questions and Answers: Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, TFH Publications, New Jersey. ISBN 0793806216.

Ward, A.J.W. (2008) Questions and Answers: Saltwater Aquarium Fishes, TFH Publications, New Jersey. ISBN 0793806623.