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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  1. Kurvers RHJM, Herzog SM, Hertwig R, Krause J, & Wolf M (2021). Pooling decisions decreases variation in response bias and accuracy. iScience 24, 102740.
  2. Jayles B, Sire C & Kurvers RHJM. Impact of sharing full versus averaged social information on social influence and estimation accuracy. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 20210231.
  3. Snijders L, Krause S, Tump AN, Breuker M, Garcia S, Ortiz C, Rizzi S, Ramnarine IW, Krause J & Kurvers RHJM (2021). Causal evidence for the adaptive benefits of social foraging in the wild. Communications Biology 4: 94.
  4. Tump AN, Pleskac T & Kurvers RHJM (2020). Wise or mad crowds? The cognitive mechanisms underlying information cascades. Science Advances 6: eabb0266.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 287: 20201158.
  7. Molleman L*, Tump AN*, Gradassi A, Jayles B, Herzog S, Kurvers RHJM & van den Bos W (2020). Strategies for integrating disparate social information. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20202413.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 10: 18782.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Marshall JAR, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J & Wolf M (2019) Quorums enable optimal pooling of independent judgments. eLife: e40368.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Kurvers RHJM & Wolf M (2018) Identification of acutely sick people: individual differences and social information use. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20181274.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Kurvers RHJM & Hölker F (2014) Bright nights and social interactions: a neglected issue. Behavioral Ecology 26: 334-339.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Kurvers RHJM, Hamblin S & Giraldeau LA (2012) The effect of exploration on the use of producer-scrounger tactics. PLoS ONE 7: e49400.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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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Preprints / submitted

Kurvers RHJM, Hertz U, Karpus J, Balode MP, Jayles B, Binmore K & Bahrami B. Strategic dishonesty trumps truth-telling in competition for social influence. Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/vpzg5

Tump AN, Wolf M, Romanczuk P & Kurvers RHJM. Avoiding costly mistakes in groups: The evolution of error management in collective decision making. Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/r4kd7/

Jayles B & Sire C, Kurvers RHJM. Debiasing the crowd: how to select social information for improving collective judgments? Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/hn8rz/

Litvinova A, Kurvers RHJM, Hertwig R & Herzog SM. When do experts make inconsistent decisions? Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/dtaz3/

Wu CM, Ho M, Kahl B, Leuker C, Meder B & Kurvers RHJM. Specialization and selective social attention establishes the balance between individual and social learning. Preprint https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.03.429553v1

Demandt N, Bierbach D, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Kurtz J & Scharsack JP. Parasite infection impairs the shoaling behaviour of uninfected shoal members under predator attack.

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