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Seebacher, F., Webster, M.M., James, R.S., Tallis, J. Ward A.J.W. (2016) Morphological differences between habitats are associated with physiological and behavioural trade-offs in stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Open Science 3 (6), 1603162016

Hansen, M.J. Ward A.J.W., Fürtbauer, I., King, A.J. (2016) Environmental quality determines finder-joiner dynamics in socially foraging three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70 (6), 889-899 2016

Hansen, M.J., Schaerf, T.M., Krause, J., Ward A.J.W. (2016) Crimson Spotted Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia duboulayi) Change Their Spatial Position according to Nutritional Requirement PloS One 11 (2), e0148334

Hansen, M.J., Schaerf, T.M., Simpson, S.J., Ward A.J.W. (2016) Group Foraging Decisions in Nutritionally Differentiated Environments. Functional Ecology

Schaerf, T., Herbert-Read, J., Myerscough, M.R., Sumpter, D.J.T. Ward A.J.W. (2016) Identifying differences in the rules of interaction between individuals in moving animal groups. arXiv preprint arXiv:1601.08202

Hansen, M.J. Morrell, L.J., Ward A.J.W. (2016) The effect of temporally variable environmental stimuli and group size on emergence behaviour. Behavioral Ecology, arv237

Hansen, M.J., Schaerf, T. Ward A.J.W. (2015) The effect of hunger on the exploratory behaviour of shoals of mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki. Behaviour 152 (12-13), 1659-1677

Romenskyy, M. Herbert-Read, J.E., Ward A.J.W., Sumpter, D.J.T. (2015) The statistical mechanics of schooling fish captures their interactions arXiv preprint arXiv:1508.077

Herbert-Read, J.E., Buhl, J., Hu, F., Ward A.J.W., Sumpter D.J.T. (2015) Initiation and spread of escape waves within animal groups. Royal Society Open Science 2 (4), 140355

Herbert-Read, J.E., Ward A.J.W., Sumpter, D.J.T., Mann, R.P. (2015) Escape path complexity and its context dependency in Pacific blue-eyes (Pseudomugil signifer). arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.07793

Ward A.J.W. (2015) Intraspecific social recognition in fishes via chemical cues. Fish Pheromones and Related Cues, 113-130

Hansen, M.J., Schaerf, T.M., Ward A.J.W. (2015) The influence of nutritional state on individual and group movement behaviour in shoals of crimson-spotted rainbowfish (Melanotaenia duboulayi) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69 (10), 1713-1722

Mella, V.S.A., Ward A.J.W., Banks, P.B., McArthur, C. (2015) Personality affects the foraging response of a mammalian herbivore to the dual costs of food and fear. Oecologia 177 (1), 293-303

Wilson, A.D.M., Krause, J., Herbert-Read, J.E., Ward A.J.W. (2014) The personality behind cheating: behavioural types and the feeding ecology of cleaner fish. Ethology 120 (9), 904-912.

Sinclair, E.L.E., Souza, C.R.N. Ward A.J.W., Seebacher, F. (2014) Exercise changes behaviour. Functional ecology 28 (3), 652-659.

Mann, R.P., Herbert-Read, J.E. Ma, Q., Jordan, L.A., Sumpter, D.J.T. Ward A.J.W. (2014) A model comparison reveals dynamic social information drives the movements of humbug damselfish (Dascyllus aruanus). Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11 (90), 20130794 7

Ward A.J.W., Thistle, M., Ghandi, K., Currie, S. (2013) Copper interacts with nonylphenol to cancel the effect of nonylphenol on fish chemosensory behaviour. Aquatic Toxicology 142, 203-209

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.

Academic Books

Ward A.J.W. & Webster M.M. (2016) Sociality: The Behaviour of Group-Living Animals. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-28583-2

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.