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Plant-animal worms round themselves up in circular mills on the beach.

Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR, Worley A.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Jul 25;5(7):180665. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180665. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Asymmetric ommatidia count and behavioural lateralization in the ant Temnothorax albipennis.

Hunt ER, Dornan C, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 11;8(1):5825. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23652-4.


Complementary landmarks facilitate ant navigation.

Hunt ER, Kendall C, Stanbury E, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Behav Processes. 2018 Dec;157:702-710. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 Mar 6.


The influence of the few: a stable 'oligarchy' controls information flow in house-hunting ants.

Richardson TO, Mullon C, Marshall JAR, Franks NR, Schlegel T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Feb 14;285(1872). pii: 20172726. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2726.


Measuring site fidelity and spatial segregation within animal societies.

Richardson TO, Giuggioli L, Franks NR, Sendova-Franks AB.

Methods Ecol Evol. 2017 Aug;8(8):965-975. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12751. Epub 2017 Mar 20.


Variability in individual assessment behaviour and its implications for collective decision-making.

O'Shea-Wheller TA, Masuda N, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Feb 8;284(1848). pii: 20162237. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2237.


A social mechanism facilitates ant colony emigrations over different distances.

O'Shea-Wheller TA, Wilson-Aggarwal DK, Edgley DE, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Nov 1;219(Pt 21):3439-3446. Epub 2016 Sep 5.


Disruptive selection as a driver of evolutionary branching and caste evolution in social insects.

Planqué R, Powell S, Franks NR, van den Berg JB.

J Evol Biol. 2016 Nov;29(11):2111-2128. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12952. Epub 2016 Aug 25.


Migration control: a distance compensation strategy in ants.

O'Shea-Wheller TA, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Naturwissenschaften. 2016 Aug;103(7-8):66. doi: 10.1007/s00114-016-1386-8. Epub 2016 Jul 18.


Social behaviour and collective motion in plant-animal worms.

Franks NR, Worley A, Grant KA, Gorman AR, Vizard V, Plackett H, Doran C, Gamble ML, Stumpe MC, Sendova-Franks AB.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Feb 24;283(1825):20152946. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2946.


Ants determine their next move at rest: motor planning and causality in complex systems.

Hunt ER, Baddeley RJ, Worley A, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Jan 13;3(1):150534. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150534. eCollection 2016 Jan.


Exploration adjustment by ant colonies.

Doran C, Stumpe MC, Sendova-Franks A, Franks NR.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Jan 27;3(1):150533. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150533. eCollection 2016 Jan.


Differentiated Anti-Predation Responses in a Superorganism.

O'Shea-Wheller TA, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

PLoS One. 2015 Nov 11;10(11):e0141012. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141012. eCollection 2015.


Computational model of collective nest selection by ants with heterogeneous acceptance thresholds.

Masuda N, O'shea-Wheller TA, Doran C, Franks NR.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Jun 9;2(6):140533. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140533. eCollection 2015 Jun.


How ants use quorum sensing to estimate the average quality of a fluctuating resource.

Franks NR, Stuttard JP, Doran C, Esposito JC, Master MC, Sendova-Franks AB, Masuda N, Britton NF.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 8;5:11890. doi: 10.1038/srep11890.


Ants show a leftward turning bias when exploring unknown nest sites.

Hunt ER, O'Shea-Wheller T, Albery GF, Bridger TH, Gumn M, Franks NR.

Biol Lett. 2014 Dec;10(12):20140945. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0945.


Universality in ant behaviour.

Christensen K, Papavassiliou D, de Figueiredo A, Franks NR, Sendova-Franks AB.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Jan 6;12(102):20140985. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0985.


How collective comparisons emerge without individual comparisons of the options.

Robinson EJ, Feinerman O, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Jul 22;281(1787). pii: 20140737. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0737. Epub 2014 Jun 11.


Trail laying during tandem-running recruitment in the ant Temnothorax albipennis.

Basari N, Laird-Hopkins BC, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Naturwissenschaften. 2014 Jul;101(7):549-56. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1191-1. Epub 2014 Jun 6.


Seasonality in communication and collective decision-making in ants.

Stroeymeyt N, Jordan C, Mayer G, Hovsepian S, Giurfa M, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Feb 12;281(1780):20133108. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3108. Print 2014 Apr 7.


Landmarks and ant search strategies after interrupted tandem runs.

Basari N, Bruendl AC, Hemingway CE, Roberts NW, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Mar 15;217(Pt 6):944-54. doi: 10.1242/jeb.087296. Epub 2013 Nov 6.


Economic investment by ant colonies in searches for better homes.

Doran C, Pearce T, Connor A, Schlegel T, Franklin E, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Biol Lett. 2013 Oct 2;9(5):20130685. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0685. Print 2013 Oct 23.


A mechanism for value-sensitive decision-making.

Pais D, Hogan PM, Schlegel T, Franks NR, Leonard NE, Marshall JA.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 2;8(9):e73216. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073216. eCollection 2013.


The interplay between scent trails and group-mass recruitment systems in ants.

Planqué R, van den Berg JB, Franks NR.

Bull Math Biol. 2013 Oct;75(10):1912-40. doi: 10.1007/s11538-013-9876-8. Epub 2013 Aug 8.


Landscape genetics of a top neotropical predator.

Pérez-Espona S, McLeod JE, Franks NR.

Mol Ecol. 2012 Dec;21(24):5969-85. doi: 10.1111/mec.12088. Epub 2012 Oct 30.


Experience, corpulence and decision making in ant foraging.

Robinson EJ, Feinerman O, Franks NR.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Aug 1;215(Pt 15):2653-9. doi: 10.1242/jeb.071076.


Do ants need to be old and experienced to teach?

Franklin EL, Robinson EJ, Marshall JA, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Apr 15;215(Pt 8):1287-92. doi: 10.1242/jeb.064618.


Stop signals provide cross inhibition in collective decision-making by honeybee swarms.

Seeley TD, Visscher PK, Schlegel T, Hogan PM, Franks NR, Marshall JA.

Science. 2012 Jan 6;335(6064):108-11. doi: 10.1126/science.1210361. Epub 2011 Dec 8.


Knowledgeable individuals lead collective decisions in ants.

Stroeymeyt N, Franks NR, Giurfa M.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Sep 15;214(Pt 18):3046-54. doi: 10.1242/jeb.059188.


Morphogenesis of an extended phenotype: four-dimensional ant nest architecture.

Minter NJ, Franks NR, Brown KA.

J R Soc Interface. 2012 Mar 7;9(68):586-95. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0377. Epub 2011 Aug 17.


A simple threshold rule is sufficient to explain sophisticated collective decision-making.

Robinson EJ, Franks NR, Ellis S, Okuda S, Marshall JA.

PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e19981. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019981. Epub 2011 May 24.


Ants in a labyrinth: a statistical mechanics approach to the division of labour.

Richardson TO, Christensen K, Franks NR, Jensen HJ, Sendova-Franks AB.

PLoS One. 2011 Apr 25;6(4):e18416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018416.


Comment on P. Nouvellet, J.P. Bacon, D. Waxman, "Testing the level of ant activity associated with quorum sensing: An empirical approach leading to the establishment and test of a null-model".

Richardson TO, Robinson EJ, Christensen K, Jensen JH, Christensen K, Jensen HJ, Franks NR, Sendova-Franks AB.

J Theor Biol. 2011 Jan 21;269(1):356-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Nov 5. No abstract available.


Improving decision speed, accuracy and group cohesion through early information gathering in house-hunting ants.

Stroeymeyt N, Giurfa M, Franks NR.

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 29;5(9). pii: e13059. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013059.


Recruitment strategies and colony size in ants.

Planqué R, van den Berg JB, Franks NR.

PLoS One. 2010 Aug 4;5(8):e11664. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011664.


Group dynamics and record signals in the ant Temnothorax albipennis.

Richardson TO, Christensen K, Franks NR, Jensen HJ, Sendova-Franks AB.

J R Soc Interface. 2011 Apr 6;8(57):518-28. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0286. Epub 2010 Aug 4.


Ant search strategies after interrupted tandem runs.

Franks NR, Richardson TO, Keir S, Inge SJ, Bartumeus F, Sendova-Franks AB.

J Exp Biol. 2010 May;213(Pt 10):1697-708. doi: 10.1242/jeb.031880.


Record dynamics in ants.

Richardson TO, Robinson EJ, Christensen K, Jensen HJ, Franks NR, Sendova-Franks AB.

PLoS One. 2010 Mar 11;5(3):e9621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009621.


Flexible task allocation and the organization of work in ants.

Robinson EJ, Feinerman O, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Dec 22;276(1677):4373-80. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1244. Epub 2009 Sep 23.


Colony-level cognition.

Marshall JA, Franks NR.

Curr Biol. 2009 May 26;19(10):R395-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.03.011. No abstract available.


Do ants make direct comparisons?

Robinson EJ, Smith FD, Sullivan KM, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 22;276(1667):2635-41. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0350. Epub 2009 Apr 22.


On optimal decision-making in brains and social insect colonies.

Marshall JA, Bogacz R, Dornhaus A, Planqué R, Kovacs T, Franks NR.

J R Soc Interface. 2009 Nov 6;6(40):1065-74. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2008.0511. Epub 2009 Feb 25.


Speed versus accuracy in decision-making ants: expediting politics and policy implementation.

Franks NR, Dechaume-Moncharmont FX, Hanmore E, Reynolds JK.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2009 Mar 27;364(1518):845-52. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0224.


Dispersal and population structure of a New World predator, the army ant Eciton burchellii.

Berghoff SM, Kronauer DJ, Edwards KJ, Franks NR.

J Evol Biol. 2008 Jul;21(4):1125-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01531.x. Epub 2008 Apr 14.


Simple learning rules to cope with changing environments.

Gross R, Houston AI, Collins EJ, McNamara JM, Dechaume-Moncharmont FX, Franks NR.

J R Soc Interface. 2008 Oct 6;5(27):1193-202. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2007.1348.


Individual and collective choice: parallel prospecting and mining in ants.

Aleksiev AS, Longdon B, Christmas MJ, Sendova-Franks AB, Franks NR.

Naturwissenschaften. 2008 Apr;95(4):301-5. Epub 2007 Dec 18.


Effects of Lecanicillium longisporum infection on the behaviour of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae.

Roditakis E, Couzin ID, Franks NR, Charnley AK.

J Insect Physiol. 2008 Jan;54(1):128-36. Epub 2007 Aug 28.


A model of survival times for predator populations: the case of the army ants.

Britton NF, Partridge LW, Franks NR.

Bull Math Biol. 1999 May;61(3):469-82.


Teaching with evaluation in ants.

Richardson TO, Sleeman PA, McNamara JM, Houston AI, Franks NR.

Curr Biol. 2007 Sep 4;17(17):1520-6.


Why do house-hunting ants recruit in both directions?

Planqué R, Dechaume-Moncharmont FX, Franks NR, Kovacs T, Marshall JA.

Naturwissenschaften. 2007 Nov;94(11):911-8. Epub 2007 Aug 3.

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