Publications

Ten Key Publications

  • Tump AN, Pleskac T & Kurvers RHJM. Wise or mad crowds? The cognitive mechanisms underlying information cascades. (2020) Science Advances 6: eabb0266.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, Krause J, Moussaid M, Argenziano G, ZalaudekI, Carney PA & Wolf M (2019). How to detect high performing individuals and groups: decision similarity predicts accuracy. Science Advances 5: eaaw9011.
  • Snijders L, Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Ramnarine IW & Krause J (2018) Individual and population level drivers of consistent foraging success across environments. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 610–1618.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Viblanc PE, Herbert-Read JE, Zaslansky P, Domenici P, Marras S, Steffensen JF, Wilson ADM, Couillaud P& Krause J (2017) The Evolution of Lateralization in Group Hunting Sailfish. Current Biology 27: 521-526.
  • Krause J,Herbert-Read JE, Seebacher F, Domenici P, Wilson ADM, Marras S, Svendsen MBS, Strömbom D, Steffensen JF, Krause S, Viblanc PE, Couillaud P, Bach P, Sabarros PS, Zaslansky P & Kurvers RHJM (2017) Injury-mediated decrease in locomotor performance increases predation risk in schooling fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 1727.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, Krause J, Carney PA, Bogart A, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I & Wolf M (2016) Boosting medical diagnostics by pooling independent judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 8777-8782.
  • Kurvers RHJM*, Krause J*, Croft DP, Wilson ADM & Wolf M (2014) The evolutionary and ecological consequences of animal social networks. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 326-335. * Equal contributions
  • Wolf M*, Kurvers RHJM*, Ward AJ, 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 B 280: 20122777. * Equal contributions
  • Kurvers RHJM, Adamczyk VMAP, van Wieren SE & Prins HHT (2011) The effect of boldness on decision making in barnacle geese is group-size-dependent. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 2018-2024.
  • Kurvers RHJM, van Oers K, Nolet BA, Jonker RM, van Wieren SE, Prins HHT & Ydenberg RC (2010) Personality predicts the use of social information. Ecology Letters 13: 829-837.

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  • Tump AN, Pleskac T & Kurvers RHJM (2020). Wise or mad crowds? The cognitive mechanisms underlying information cascades. Science Advances 6: eabb0266.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Prox L, Farine D, Jongeling C & Snijders L (2020). Season-specific carry-over of early-life associations in a monogamous bird species. Animal Behaviour 164: 25-37.
  • Demandt N, Praetz M, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Kurtz J & Scharsack JP (2020). Parasite infection disrupts escape behaviours in fish shoals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In press.
  • Hansen MJ, Krause S, Breuker M, Kurvers RHJM, Dhellemmes F, Viblanc PE, Müller J, Mahlow C, Boswell K, Marras S, Domenici P, Wilson ADM, Herbert-Read JE, Steffensen JF, Fritsch G, Hildebrandt TB, Zaslansky P, Bach P, Sabarros PS & Krause J (2020). Linking hunting weaponry to attack strategies in sailfish and striped marlin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192228.
  • Krockow EM, Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Kämmer JE, Hamilton AR, Thilly N, Macheda G & Pulcini C (2020). Harnessing the wisdom of crowds can improve guideline compliance of antibiotic prescribers and support antimicrobial stewardship. Scientific Reports. In press.
  • Dhellemmes F, Hansen MJ, Bouet SD, Videler J, Domenici P, Steffensen JF, Hildebrandt T, Fritsch G, Bach P, Sabarros PS, Krueger A, Kurvers RHJM & Krause J (2020). Oil gland and oil pores in billfishes: in search for a function. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: jeb224956.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, Krause J, Moussaid M, Argenziano G, ZalaudekI, Carney PA & Wolf M (2019). How to detect high performing individuals and groups: decision similarity predicts accuracy. Science Advances 5: eaaw9011.
  • Herzog SM, Litvinova A, Yahosseini KS, Tump AN, & Kurvers RHJM (2019) The ecological rationality of the wisdom of crowds. In: R. Hertwig, T. J. Pleskac, T. Pachur, & The Center for Adaptive Rationality, Taming uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Marshall JAR, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J & Wolf M (2019) Quorums enable optimal pooling of independent judgments. eLife: e40368.
  • Molleman L, Kurvers RHJM & van den Bos W (2019) Unleashing the BEAST: a brief measure of human social information use. Evolution and Human Behavior 40: 492-499.
  • Snijders L, Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Tump AN, Ramnarine IW & Krause J (2019) Females facilitate male patch discovery in a wild fish population. Journal of Animal Ecology 2019;00:1–11.
  • Kurvers RHJM & Wolf M (2018) Identification of acutely sick people: individual differences and social information use. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20181274.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Drägestein J, Hölker F, Jechow A, Krause J & Bierbach D (2018) Artificial light at night affects emergence from a refuge and space use in guppies. Scientific Reports 8: 14131.
  • Snijders L, Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Ramnarine IW & Krause J (2018) Individual and population level drivers of consistent foraging success across environments. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 610–1618. doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0658.
  • Demandt N*, Saus B*, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Kurtz J & Scharsack JP (2018) Parasite-infected sticklebacks increase the risk-taking behaviour of uninfected group members. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180956.
  • Novaes Tump AN, Wolf M, Krause J & Kurvers RHJM (2018) Individuals fail to reap the collective benefits of diversity because of overreliance on personal information. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 15: 20180155.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Zoete A, Bachman SL, Algra PR & de Ostelo R (2018) Combining Independent Decisions Increases Diagnostic Accuracy of Reading Lumbosacral Radiographs and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. PLoS ONE 13: e0194128.
  • Lehmann A, Eccard JA, Scheffler C, Kurvers RHJM & Dammhahn M (2018) Under pressure: human adolescents express a pace-of-life syndrome. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 57.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Viblanc PE, Herbert-Read JE, Zaslansky P, Domenici P, Marras S, Steffensen JF, Wilson ADM, Couillaud P& Krause J (2017) The Evolution of Lateralization in Group Hunting Sailfish. Current Biology 27: 521-526.
  • Krause J,Herbert-Read JE, Seebacher F, Domenici P, Wilson ADM, Marras S, Svendsen MBS, Strömbom D, Steffensen JF, Krause S, Viblanc PE, Couillaud P, Bach P, Sabarros PS, Zaslansky P & Kurvers RHJM (2017) Injury-mediated decrease in locomotor performance increases predation risk in schooling fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 1727.
  • Kämmer J, Hautz WE, Herzog SM, Kunina-Habenicht O & Kurvers RHJM (2017) The Potential of Collective Intelligence in Emergency Medicine: Pooling Medical Students’ Independent Decisions Improves Diagnostic Performance. Medical Decision Making 37: 715-724.
  • Clément RJG, Vicente-Page J, Mann RP, Ward AJW, Kurvers RHJM, Ramnarine IW, de Polavieja G & Krause J (2017) Collective decision making in guppies: a cross-population comparison study in the wild. Behavioural Ecology 28: 919-924.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, Krause J, Carney PA, Bogart A, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I & Wolf M (2016) Boosting medical diagnostics by pooling independent judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 8777-8782.
  • Herbert-Read JE, Romanczuk P, Krause S, Strömbom D, Couillaud P, Domenici P, Kurvers RHJM, Marras S, Steffensen JF, Wilson ADM & Krause J (2016) Proto-cooperation: Group hunting sailfish improve hunting success by alternating attacks on grouping prey. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20161671.
  • Svendsen MBS, Domenici P, Marras S, Krause J, Boswell K.M., Rodriguez-Pinto I, Wilson A.D.M., Kurvers RHJM, Viblanc PE, Finger JS & Steffensen JF (2016) Maximum swimming speeds of sailfish and three other large marine predatory fish species based on muscle contraction time and stride length: A myth revisited. Biology Open 5: 1415-1419.
  • Finger JS, Dhellemmes F, Guttridge TL, Kurvers RHJM, Gruber SH & Krause J (2016) Rate of movement of juvenile Lemon Sharks in a novel open field, are we measuring activity or reaction to novelty? Animal Behaviour 116: 75-82.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Wolf M, Naguib M & Krause J (2015) Self-organized flexible leadership promotes collective intelligence in human groups. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150222.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I & Wolf M (2015) Detection Accuracy of Collective Intelligence Assessments for Skin Cancer Diagnosis. JAMA Dermatology 151: 1-8.
  • Wolf M, Carney PA, Bogart A, Krause J & Kurvers RHJM (2015) Collective intelligence meets medical decision making: the collective outperforms the best radiologist. PLoS ONE 10: e0134269.
  • Clément RJG, Wolf M, Snijders L, Krause J & Kurvers RHJM (2015) Information transmission via movement behaviour increases decision accuracy in human groups. Animal Behaviour 105: 85-93.
  • Wilson ADM, Krause S, Ramnarine IW, Borner KK, Clément RJG, Kurvers RHJM & Krause J (2015) Social networks in changing environments. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 1617-1629.
  • Marras S, Noda T, Steffensen JF, Svendsen MBS, Krause J, Wilson ADM, Kurvers RHJM, Herbert-Read JE, Boswell KM & Domenici P (2015) Not so fast: Swimming behavior of sailfish during predator-prey interactions using high-speed video and accelerometry. Integrative and Comparative Biology DOI: 10.1093/icb/icv017.
  • Kurvers RHJM*, Krause J*, Croft DP, Wilson ADM & Wolf M (2014) The evolutionary and ecological consequences of animal social networks. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 326-335. * Equal contributions
  • Kurvers RHJM & Hölker F (2014) Bright nights and social interactions: a neglected issue. Behavioral Ecology 26: 334-339.
  • Domenici P, Wilson ADM, Kurvers RHJM, Marras S, Herbert-Read JE, Steffensen JF, Krause S, Viblanc PE, Couillaud P & Krause J (2014) How sailfish use their bills to capture schooling prey. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140444.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Wolf M & Krause J (2014) Humans use social information to adjust their quorum thresholds adaptively in a simulated predator detection experiment. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 449-456
  • Kurvers RHJM, Straates K, Ydenberg RC, van Wieren SE, Swierstra P & Prins HHT (2014) Social information use in Barnacle geese: an experiment revisited. Ardea 102: 173-180.
  • Wolf M*, Kurvers RHJM*, Ward AJ, 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 B 280: 20122777. * Equal contributions
  • Kurvers RHJM, Adamczyk VMAP, Kraus RHS, van Wieren SE, van der Jeugd H, Hoffman JI, Amos W, Prins HHT & Jonker RM (2013) Contrasting context dependence of familiarity and kinship in animal social networks. Animal Behaviour 86: 993-1001.
  • Clément RJG, Krause S, Engelhardt N von, Faria JJ, Krause J & Kurvers RHJM (2013) Collective cognition in humans: Groups outperform their best members in a sentence reconstruction task. PLoS ONE 8: e77943.
  • Jonker RM, Kraus RHS, Zhang Q, Van Hooft P, Larsson K, Van der Jeugd HP, Kurvers RHJM, Van Wieren SE, Loonen MJJE, Crooijmans RPMA, Ydenberg RC, Groenen MAM & Prins HHT (2013) Genetic consequences of breaking migratory traditions. Molecular Ecology 22: 5835-5847.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Hamblin S & Giraldeau LA (2012) The effect of exploration on the use of producer-scrounger tactics. PLoS ONE 7: e49400.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Nolet B, Prins HHT, Ydenberg RC & van Oers K (2012) Boldness affects foraging decisions in barnacle geese: an experimental approach. Behavioral Ecology 23: 1155-1161.
  • Kurvers RHJM, van Santen de Hoog SI, van Wieren SE, Ydenberg RC & Prins HHT (2012) No evidence for negative frequency dependent feeding performance in relation to personality. Behavioral Ecology 23: 51-57.
  • Jonker RM, Kurvers RHJM, van de Bilt A, Faber M, Van Wieren SE, Prins HHT & Ydenberg RC (2012) Rapid adaptive adjustment of parental care coincident with altered migratory behaviour. Evolutionary Ecology26: 657-667.
  • Peters A, Roberts ML, Kurvers RHJM & Delhey K (2012) Testosterone treatment can increase circulating carotenoids but does not affect yellow carotenoid-based plumage colour in blue tits. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 362–368.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Adamczyk VMAP, van Wieren SE & Prins HHT (2011) The effect of boldness on decision making in barnacle geese is group-size-dependent. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 2018-2024.
  • Peters A, Kurvers RHJM, Roberts ML & Delhey K (2011) No evidence for general condition-dependence of structural plumage colour in blue tits: an experiment and a hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology24: 976-987.
  • Kurvers RHJM, van Oers K, Nolet BA, Jonker RM, van Wieren SE, Prins HHT & Ydenberg RC (2010) Personality predicts the use of social information. Ecology Letters 13: 829-837.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Prins HHT, van Wieren SE, van Oers K, Nolet BA & Ydenburg RC (2010) The effect of personality on social foraging: shy barnacle geese scrounge more. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 601-608.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Delhey K, Roberts ML & Peters A (2010) No consistent female preference for more UV crown colour in the Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus: a mate choice experiment. Ibis 152: 393-396.
  • Jonker MN, de Boer WF, Kurvers RHJM & Dekker JJA (2010) Foraging and public information use in common pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus): a field experiment. Acta Chiropterologica 12: 197-203.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Eijkelenkamp B, van Oers K, van Lith B, van Wieren SE, Ydenberg RC & Prins HHT (2009) Personality differences explain leadership in barnacle geese. Animal Behaviour 78: 447-453.
  • Kurvers RHJM, Roberts ML, McWilliams SR & Peters A (2008) Experimental manipulation of testosterone and condition during moult affects activity and vocalizations of male blue tits. Hormones and Behavior 54: 263-269.
  • Smallegange IM, Van der Meer J & Kurvers RHJM (2006) Disentangling interference competition from exploitative competition in a crab-bivalve system using a novel experimental approach. Oikos 113: 157-167.

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