Please email Sean if you’re having problems getting hold of any of these.
- Lawson DA, Whitney HM & Rands SA (online early). Nectar discovery speeds and multimodal displays: assessing discovery times in bees with radiating and non-radiating guides. Evolutionary Ecology | full text (open access) | pdf
- Pearce RF, Giuggioli L & Rands SA (2017). Bumblebees can discriminate between scent-marks deposited by conspecifics. Scientific Reports 7: 43872 | full text (open access) | pdf | New Scientist coverage
- Rands SA (2017). Leaving safety to visit a feeding site: is it optimal to hesitate while exposed? Royal Society Open Science 4: 160910 | full text (open access) | pdf
- McDonald ND, Rands SA, Hill F, Elder C & Ioannou CC (2016). Consensus and experience trump leadership, suppressing individual personality during social foraging. Science Advances 2: e1600892 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Whitney HM, Reed A, Rands SA, Chittka L & Glover BJ (2016). Flower iridescence increases object detection in the insect visual system without compromising object identity. Current Biology 26: 802-808 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Giles SL, Nicol CJ, Harris PA & Rands SA (2015). Dominance rank is associated with body condition in outdoor-living domestic horses (Equus caballus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 166: 71-79 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Giles SL, Nicol CJ, Rands SA & Harris PA (2015). Assessing the seasonal prevalence and risk factors for nuchal crest adiposity in domestic horses and ponies using the Cresty Neck Score. BMC Veterinary Research 11: 13 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA (2015). Nearest neighbour clusters as a novel technique for assessing group associations. Royal Society Open Science 2: 140232 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Giles SL, Rands SA, Nicol CJ & Harris PA (2014). Obesity prevalence and associated risk factors in outdoor living domestic horses and ponies. PeerJ 2: e299 | full text (open access) | pdf | blog
- Rands SA (2014). Landscape fragmentation and pollinator movement within agricultural environments: a modelling framework for exploring foraging and movement ecology. PeerJ 2: e269 | full text (open access) | pdf | blog
- Rands SA (2014). We must consider dynamic changes in behavior in social networks, and conduct manipulations: comment on Pinter-Wollman et al. Behavioral Ecology 25: 259-260 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA, Muir H & Terry NL (2014). Red deer synchronise their activity with close neighbours. PeerJ 2: e344 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Whitney HM, Milne G, Rands SA, Vignolini S, Martin C & Glover BJ (2013). The influence of pigmentation patterning on bumblebee foraging from flowers of Antirrhinum majus. Naturwissenschaften 100: 249-256 | abstract
- Rands SA (2012). Mobbing and sitting tight at the nest as methods of avoiding brood parasites. Interface Focus 2: 217-225 | full text (freely accessible at publisher site)
- Rands SA (2012). Using physical and computer simulations of collective behaviour as an introduction to modelling concepts for applied biologists. Bioscience Education 19: article 4 | article (freely accessible at publisher site)
- Simpson HI, Rands SA & Nicol CJ (2012). Social structure, vigilance and behaviour of plains zebra (Equus burchellii): a five year study of individuals living on a managed wildlife reserve with no resident large predators. Acta Theriologica 57: 111-120 | abstract | pdf (postprint version)
- Whitney HM, Rands SA, Elton NJ & Ellis AG (2012). A technique for measuring petal gloss, with examples from the Namaqualand flora. PLoS One 7: e29476 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA (2011). The effects of dominance on leadership and energetic gain: a dynamic game between pairs of social foragers. PLoS Computational Biology 7: e1002252 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA (2011). Approximating optimal behavioural strategies down to rules-of-thumb: energy reserve changes in pairs of social foragers. PLoS One 6: e22104 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA (2011). Inclusion of policies on ethical standards in animal experiments in biomedical science journals. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 50: 901-903 | abstract and pdf (freely accessible at publisher site)
- Rands SA (2011). Using an animal group vigilance practical session to give learners a ‘heads-up’ to problems in experimental design. Bioscience Education 17: c1 | full text (freely accessible at publisher site)
- Rands SA, Evans MR & Johnstone RA (2011). The dynamics of honesty: modelling the growth of costly, sexually-selected ornaments. PLoS One 6: e27174 [online] | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA, Glover BJ & Whitney HM (2011). Floral epidermal structure and flower orientation: getting to grips with awkward flowers. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 5: 279-285 | abstract | pdf (postprint version)
- Rands SA & Whitney HM (2011). Field margins, foraging distances and their impacts on nesting pollinator success. PLoS One 6: e25971 | full text (open access) | pdf | blog
- Rands SA (2010). Self-improvement for team-players: the effects of individual effort on aggregated group information. PLoS One 5: e11705 | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA (2010). Group-movement ‘initiation’ and state-dependent decision-making. Behavioural Processes 84: 668-670 | details | pdf (postprint version)
- Rands SA (2010). Considering adaptation and the ‘function’ of traits in the classroom, using wiki tools. Evolution: Education and Outreach 3: 633-640 | abstract | full text (open access) | pdf
- Rands SA, Clarke D, Hallett JE & Whitney HM (2010). Unusual honeypot-building behaviour in captively reared bumble bees Bombus terrestris. Journal of Apicultural Research 49: 345-347 | details | pdf (provided with permission of IBRA, the International Bee Research Association)
- Rands SA & Whitney HM (2010). Effects of pollinator density-dependent preferences on field margin pollination in the midst of agricultural monocultures: a modelling approach. Ecological Modelling 221: 1310-1316 | abstract | pdf (postprint version)
- Johnstone RA, Rands SA & Evans MR (2009). Sexual selection and condition-dependence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2387-2394 | abstract
- Rands SA (2009). Ethical policies on experiments involving animals are not compromised by whether a journal is freely accessible or charges for publication. Animal 3: 1591-1595 | abstract
- Ang TZ, O’Luanaigh C, Rands SA, Balmford A & Manica A (2008). Quantifying the costs and benefits of protective egg coating in a Chrysomelid beetle. Ecological Entomology 33: 484-487 | abstract
- Rands SA, Cowlishaw G, Pettifor RA, Rowcliffe JM & Johnstone RA (2008). The emergence of leaders and followers in foraging pairs when the qualities of individuals differ. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: article 51 | abstract | pdf | full text (open access)
- Rands SA & Whitney HM (2008). Floral temperature and optimal foraging: is heat a feasible floral reward for pollinators? PLoS One 3: e2007 | pdf | full text (open access)
- Whitney HM, Dyer A, Chittka L, Rands SA & Glover BJ (2008). The interaction of temperature and sucrose concentration on foraging preferences in bumblebees. Naturwissenschaften 95: 845-850 | abstract | pdf | full text
- Fenton A & Rands SA (2006). The impact of parasite manipulation and predator foraging behavior on the structure of predator-prey communities. Ecology 87: 2832-2841 | abstract
- O’Luanaigh C, Ang TZ, Manica A & Rands SA (2006). Non-random mating in the beetle Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis. Bulletin of Insectology 59: 11-15 | pdf
- Rands SA, Cuthill IC & Houston AI (2006). Explaining individual variation in patterns of mass loss in breeding birds. Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling 3: article 20 | abstract | pdf | full text (open access)
- Rands SA, Houston AI & Cuthill IC (2006). Measurement of mass change in breeding birds: a bibliography and discussion of measurement techniques. Ringing & Migration 23: 1-5 | abstract
- Rands SA & Johnstone RA (2006). Statistical measures for defining an individual’s degree of independence within state-dependent dynamic games. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: article 81 | abstract | pdf | full text (open access)
- Rands SA, Pettifor RA, Rowcliffe JM & Cowlishaw G (2006). Social foraging and dominance relationships: the effects of socially mediated interference. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 60: 572-581 | abstract | pdf | full text
- Fenton A & Rands SA (2004). Optimal parasite infection strategies: a state-dependent approach. International Journal for Parasitology 34: 813-821 | abstract
- Rands SA, Pettifor RA, Rowcliffe JM & Cowlishaw G (2004). State-dependent foraging rules for social animals in selfish herds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271: 2613-2620 | abstract
- Rands SA, Cowlishaw G, Pettifor RA, Rowcliffe JM & Johnstone RA (2003). The spontaneous emergence of leaders and followers in foraging pairs. Nature 423: 432-434 | abstract
- Rands SA & Cuthill IC (2001). Separating the effects of predation risk and interrupted foraging upon mass changes in the blue tit, Parus caeruleus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 268: 1783-1790 | abstract
- Rands SA, Houston AI & Gasson CE (2000). Prey processing in central place foragers. Journal of Theoretical Biology 202: 161-174 | abstract
currently in review, or shortly to be submitted…
- Lawson DA, Chittka L, Whitney HM & Rands SA. Bumblebees distinguish floral scent patterns, and can transfer these to corresponding visual patterns.
- Lawson DA & Rands SA. The evolution of floral nectar guides: using a genetic algorithm to investigate the evolution of optimal floral cue arrangements.
- Lawson DA, Whitney HM & Rands SA. Colour as a backup for scent in the presence of olfactory noise: testing the efficacy backup hypothesis using Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris).
- Prodger IM, Rands SA & Schwitzer C. Non-forest matrix crossing in the blue-eyed black lemur Eulemur flavifrons (Gray, 1867).
- Prodger IM, Schwitzer C & Rands SA. Female dominance, social structure and diurnal association behaviour in wild-living blue-eyed black lemurs Eulemur flavifrons.
- Rands SA & Ioannou CC. Personality is eroded by simple social behaviours.
… plus a few other manuscripts that are also in review (ooh, how enigmatic!).
- Giles S, Harris PA, Nicol CJ & Rands SA (2013). Variation in body condition in small groups of horses. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 8: e6 | abstract
- Rands SA, Pettifor RA, Rowcliffe JM & Cowlishaw G (2012). State-dependent foraging rules for social animals in selfish herds, in “Modelling natural action selection” (eds. Seth AK, Prescott TJ & Bryson JJ). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (updated version of manuscript appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2004), pp 523-537.
- Rands SA (2014). Review of “An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology, fourth edition” (Davies, Krebs & West: Blackwell 2012). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 151: 128-129 | review
- Rands SA (2011). Review of “Collective Animal Behavior” (Sumpter: Princeton University Press 2010). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 134: 83-84 | review
- Rands SA (2009). Review of “Exploring animal social networks” (Croft, James & Krause: Princeton University Press 2008), “Analyzing animal societies – quantitative methods for vertebrate social analysis” (Whitehead: Chicago University Press 2008), and “The structure and dynamics of networks” (Newman, Barabási & Watts: Princeton University Press 2006). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 120: 120-122 | review
- Rands SA (1998). Review of “Instant notes in animal biology” (Jorg: Bios Scientific Publishers 1997). Molecular Biotechnology 10: 89 | review
2008 chapter on ‘Society’ in ‘Animal Life’ (editor-in-chief Charlotte Uhlenbroek), Dorling Kindersley
2009 co-author of ‘Teaching Triple Science Quick Guide: Animal Behaviour’