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Highly Cited Paper (Listed as “Highly Cited” as of 1 March 2015) – received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

Hot Paper (Listed as “Hot Papers” as of 1 March 2015) – published in the past two years and received enough citations to place it in the top 0.1% of papers in its academic field.


Red–Green–Blue ElectrogeneratedRed-Green-Blue Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Utilizing a Digital Camera as Detector

Egan H. Doeven, Gregory J. Barbante, Emily Kerr, Conor F. Hogan, John A. Endler, and Paul S. Francis

Analytical Chemistry, Volume: 86, Issue: 5, Pages: 2727-2732, Published: MAR 4 2014


Science AAASStatus and Ecological Effects of the World’s Largest Carnivores (Hot Paper)

William J. Ripple, James A. Estes, Robert L. Beschta, Christopher C. Wilmers, Euan G. Ritchie, Mark Hebblewhite, Joel Berger, Bodil Elmhagen, Mike Letnic, Michael P. Nelson, Oswald J. Schmitz, Douglas W. Smith1, Arian D. Wallach, Aaron J. Wirsing

Science, Volume: 343, Issue: 6167, Pages: 151-+   Published: JAN 10 2014


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIdentification of 100 fundamental ecological questions

Sutherland WJ, Freckleton RP, Godfray HCJ, Beissinger SR, Benton T, Cameron DD, Carmel Y, Coomes DA, Coulson T, Emmerson MC, Hails RS, Hays GC, Hodgson DJ, Hutchings MJ, Johnson D, Jones JPG, Keeling MJ, Kokko H, Kunin WE, Lambin X, Lewis OT, Malhi Y, Mieszkowska N, Milner-Gulland EJ, Norris K, Phillimore AB, Purves DW, Reid JM, Reuman  DC, Thompson K, Travis JMJ, Turnbull LA, Wardle DA, Wiegand T.

Journal of Ecology, Volume 101, Issue 1, pages 58–67, January 2013

”Editors and Associate Editors of all the British Ecological Society journals coming together to identify key questions in the field and so help to set the research agenda for the future„


Animal BehaviourUnpredictable animals: individual differences in intraindividual variability (IIV)

Stamps, J. A., M. Briffa, and P. A. Biro.

Animal Behaviour 83:1325-1334, 2012

“A conceptual outline for how and why we should study unpredictability across individuals (individual differences in residual variation), and demonstration of individual differences in predictability in fish and crabs after accounting for behavioral changes over time. Suggestion that predictability might be an underappreciated aspect of animal personality„


PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGYPerformance, Personality, and Energetics: Correlation, Causation, and Mechanism (Hot Paper)

Careau, Vincent; Garland, Theodore, Jr.

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY  Volume: 85, Issue: 6, Pages: 543-571, Published: NOV-DEC 2012


hinder_NCC_coverChanges in marine dinoflagellate and diatom abundance under climate change

Hinder SL, Hays GC, Edwards M, Roberts EC, Walne AW,  Gravenor MB

Nature Climate Change 2, 271–275 (2012)

“Revealed a dramatic shift over the last 50y at the base of the food chain in the North Atlantic from dinoflagellates to diatoms driven by the additive impact of warming and increasingly windy conditions. This importance of changing wind patterns was previously largely ignored„


Credit: Gower Coast Adventures
Credit: Gower Coast Adventures

High activity and Lévy searches: jellyfish can search the water column like fish

Hays GC, Bastian T, Doyle TK, Fossette S, Gleiss AC, Gravenor MB, Hobson VJ, Humphries NE, Lilley MKS, Pade NG, Sims DW

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279, 465–473, 2011

“By directly tracking individuals we showed that complex movements occur in jellyfish which heightens concerns that they may take over perturbed ecosystems„



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A brief guide to model selection, multimodel inference and model averaging in behavioural ecology using Akaike’s Information Criterion

MRE Symonds and A Moussalli

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 13-21, 2011

“The field of ecology has seen enormous changes in statistical methodology in recent years, not least in the application of model selection (i.e. identifying what combination of variables best describes variation in a particular trait) using information theory. However, there was no easy novice level ‘how to’ introduction to the topic. This paper has filled that role and helped many researchers to embrace these new statistical methodologies„


Do consistent individualDo consistent individual differences in metabolic rate promote consistent individual differences in behavior?

Biro, P. A. and J. A. Stamps

Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25:653-659, 2010

“Introduces new conceptual theory outlining how and why behavioural traits should consistently differ across individuals due to functional links between behavior and metabolism. We review the literature for evidence of the predicted associations, and suggest future research needs„


PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCESPersonality and the emergence of the pace-of-life syndrome concept at the population level

Denis Réale, Dany Garant, Murray M. Humphries, Patrick Bergeron, Vincent Careau, Pierre-Olivier Montiglio

PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES  Volume: 365, Issue: 1560, Pages: 4051-4063, Published: DEC 27 2010


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOntogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles

Hays GC, Fossette S, Katselidis KA, Mariani P, Schofield G

Journal of Royal Society Interface 7, 1319-1327, 2010

“Suggested for the first time how migration patterns are shaped by environmental dispersal of early life history stages rather than innate behaviours a paradigm that has now been tested extensively by research groups worldwide„


Richardson_TREE_2009The jellyfish joyride: causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future

Richardson AJ, Bakun A, Hays GC, Gibbons MJ

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24, 312-322,2009

“A review of one of the hottest ecological questions, namely whether jellyfish are taking over the oceans as a consequence of overfishing and climate change„


ECOLOGY LETTERSPredator interactions, mesopredator release and biodiversity conservation

Ritchie, Euan G.; Johnson, Christopher N.

ECOLOGY LETTERS  Volume: 12, Issue: 9, Pages: 982-998, Published: SEP 2009


Ecology Letters LogoA checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation

Lindenmayer D, Hobbs RJ, Montague-Drake R, Alexandra J, Bennett A, Burgman M, Cale P, Calhoun A, Cramer V, Cullen P, Driscoll D, Fahrig L, Fischer J, Franklin J, Haila Y, Hunter M, Gibbons P, Lake S, Luck G, MacGregor C, McIntyre S, Nally RM, Manning A, Miller J, Mooney H, Noss R, Possingham H, Saunders D, Schmiegelow F, Scott M, Simberloff D, Sisk T, Tabor G, Walker B, Wiens J, Woinarski J, Zavaleta E.

Ecology Letters 11, 78-91, 2008


Trends in Ecology and EvolutionAre animal personality traits linked to life-history productivity?

Biro, P.A., and J.A. Stamps

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 361-368, 2008

“Presents novel conceptual theory to explain why animals display consistent individual differences in behaviour due to links with growth and reproduction. We review and provide literature evidence for these ideas, and suggests future research directions„


Rapid depletion of genotypesRapid depletion of genotypes with fast growth and bold personality traits from harvested fish populations

Biro, P.A., and J.R. Post

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105: 2919-2922, 2008

“First study to show that commercial fishing tends to selectively remove the most active and bold genotypes from fish populations, which grow faster, suggesting rapid evolutionary impacts of harvest. Study was conducted using multiple small lakes that were seeded with known populations of two genotypes of trout, a fast growing bold strain and a shy slow growing strain„


OIKOSEnergy metabolism and animal personality

V. Careau, D. Thomas, M. M. Humphries and D. Réale

OIKOS  Volume: 117, Issue: 5, Pages: 641-653, Published: MAY 2008


Sims_Nature-Front-cover2Scaling laws of marine predator search behaviour

Sims DW, Southall EJ, Humphries NE, Hays GC, Bradshaw CJA, Pitchford JW, James A, Ahmed MZ, Brierley AS, Hindell MA, Morritt D, Musyl MK, Righton D, Shepard ELC, Wearmouth VJ, Wilson RP, Witt MJ, Metcalfe JD

Nature 451, 1098-1102, 2008

“By assembling tracking data for multiple taxa and analysing over 1 million movement steps, we provided the best empirical evidence to date for Levy search patterns in free-living predators„