Names in bold are lab members


Rößler DC , Kim K, De Agrò M, Jordan A, Galizia CG, Shamble PS. 2022. Regularly occurring bouts of retinal movements suggest a REM sleep-like state in jumping spiders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (33) e2204754119.

With a cool write-up about it here:
Klein BA. A sleeping paradox may extend to the spider. 2022. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (34) e2211216119

Kohda M, Sogawa S, Jordan A, Kubo N, Awata S, Sato S, Kobayashi T, Fujita A, Bshary R. 2022. Further evidence for the capacity for mirror self-recognition in cleaner fish, and the significance of ecologically relevant marks. PLOS Biology February 17, 2022

Rodriguez-Santiago M, Jordan A, Hofmann HA. 2022. Neural activity patterns differ between learning contexts in a social fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 04 May 2022

Wegner AM, SUPERFLEX, Jordan A. 2022. Fish Architecture – A framework to create Interspecies Spaces. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of POM Berlin 2021

Bose APH, Dabernig-Heinz J, Koch L, Grimm J, Lang S, Hegedüs B, Banda T, Makasa L, Jordan A, Sefc KM. 2022. Parentage analysis across age cohorts reveals sex differences in reproductive skew in a group-living cichlid fish, Neolamprologus multifasciatus. Molecular Ecology 16 February 2022

Bose APH, Dabernig-Heinz J, Koch L, Grimm J, Sefc KM, Jordan A. 2022. Patterns of sex-biased dispersal are consistent with social and ecological constraints in a group-living cichlid fish. BMC Ecology and Evolution 22, Article number: 21 (2022)

Gall GEC, Pereira TD, Jordan A, Meroz Y. 2022. Fast estimation of plant growth dynamics using deep neural networks Plant Methods 18: 21 (2022)


Haluts A, Garza-Reyes S, Gorbonos D, Jordan A*, Gov N*. 2021. Spatio-temporal dynamics of animal contests are captured by the physical forces experienced by contestants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences December 7, 2021 118 (49) e2106269118 * co-corresponding senior authors

Bose APH, Nührenberg P, Jordan A. 2021. Female-female conflict is higher during periods of parental care in a group-living cichlid fish. Animal Behaviour Volume 182, December 2021, Pages 91-105 *Editor’s Choice December 2021

Cakmak E, Plank M, Calovi DS, Jordan A, Keim D. 2021. Spatio-Temporal Clustering Benchmark for Collective Animal Behavior. ACM SIGSPATIAL 2021 November 2021 Pages 5–8

Bolnick DI, Fox JW, Débarre F, Dietrich EI, Phelps SM, Jordan A. 2021. Editorial expression of concern. The American Naturalist. Volume 198, Number 2

Goverts Z, Nuehrenberg P, Jordan A. 2021. Environmental reconstruction and tracking as methods to explore social interactions in marine environments: a test case with the Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse Coris julis. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Gübel J, Bose APH, Jordan A. 2021. Social and spatial conflict drive resident aggression towards outsiders in a group-living fish. Behavioral Ecology. arab045, Published: 25 May 2021

Jungwirth A, Nuehrenberg P, Jordan A. 2021. On the importance of defendable resources for social evolution: applying new techniques to a long-standing question. Ethology. Volume 127, Issue 10. Special Issue: The Evolution of Social Behaviour. October 2021 Pages 872-885

Maguire SM, DeAngelis R, Dijkstra PD, Jordan A, Hofmann HA. 2021. Social network dynamics predict hormone levels and behavior in a highly social cichlid fish. Hormones and Behavior Volume 132, June 2021, 104994

Lein E, Jordan A. 2021. Studying the evolution of social behaviour in Darwin’s Dreampond – a case for the Lamprologine shell cichlids. Hydrobiologia

Etheredge RI, Schartl M, Jordan A. 2021. Decontextualized learning for interpretable hierarchical representations of visual patterns. Patterns 2(2):100193


Rodriguez-Santiago M*, Nuehrenberg P* Derry J, Deussen O, Francisco F, Garrison LK, Garza SF, Hofmann A, Jordan A. 2020. Behavioral traits that define social dominance are the same that reduce social influence in a consensus task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (31) 18566-18573. *co-first authors

Bose A*, Windorfer J*, Böhm A, Ronco F, Indermaur A, Salzburger W, Jordan A. 2020. Manipulating structural attributes of shelters reveals hidden, open-ended preference functions in a niche-constructing cichlid fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287 (1927). *co-first authors

Zhao J, Wen Y, Zhu S, Ye J, Zhu J, Ye Z, Jordan A. 2020. A novel solution to the trade-off between feeding and predator avoidance: regurgitation and expulsion of ingested food in the face of threat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20202172

Francisco F, Nührenberg P, Jordan A. 2020. High-resolution, non-invasive animal tracking and reconstruction of local environment in aquatic systems. Movement Ecology 8 (27)

Jordan A, Taborsky B, Taborsky M. 2020. Cichlids as a model system for studying social behaviour and evolution. In ‘The Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution of cichlid fishes: A Contemporary Modern Synthesis’ Abate and Noakes (eds). Springer Academic.

Garkov D, Sommer B, Dullin C, Jordan A, Klein K, Lein E, Schreiber F. 2020. Towards an Immersive Analytics Application for Anatomical Fish Brain Data. ISMB BioVis

Cakmak E, Schaefer H, Buchmuller J, Fuchs J, Schreck T, Jordan A, Keim D. 2020. MotionGlyphs: Visual Abstraction of Spatio-Temporal Networks in Collective Animal Behavior. EuroVis 39 (3)

2019 and selected earlier publications

Kohda M, Hotta T, Takeyama T, Yoshimura N, Jordan A. 2019. If a fish can pass the mark test, what are the implications for consciousness and self-awareness testing in animals? PLOS Biology February 7, 2019

Satoh S, Awata S, Tanaka H, Jordan A, Kakuda N, Hori M, & Kohda M. 2019. Bi-parental mucus provisioning in the scale-eating cichlid Perissodus microlepis (Cichlidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 128(4), 926-935

Jordan LA, Maguire S, Hofmann, HA, Kohda M. 2016. The social and ecological consequences of an ‘over-extended’ phenotype. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1822)

Jordan LA, Ryan MJ. 2015. The sensory ecology of adaptive landscapes. Biology Letters

Jordan LA, Kokko H, Kasumovic MM. 2014. Reproductive foragers: Spider males choose mates by selecting among available competitive environments. The American Naturalist 183 (5): 638-649

Kasumovic MM, Jordan LA. 2013. The social factors driving settlement and relocation decisions in a solitary and aggregative spider. The American Naturalist 182 (4): 532-541

Jordan LA, Brooks R. 2012. Recent social history alters male courtship preferences. Evolution 66(1): 280-287

Coming soon (email Alex for preprints if you’re interested)

Haluts, A, Gov N, Jordan A. A unifiying model of animal contests based on effective interaction forces. In preparation.

Garza S, Bose APH, Etheredge RI, Gübel J, Haluts A, McMillan O, Nührenberg P, Gov N, Jordan A. Male spiders can locate mates using web structure alone, even when females themselves are absent. In preparation

Jordan A, Taborsky M, Kohler U. A natural history of the Lake Tanganyikan shell-dwelling cichlid Neolamprologus multifasciatus In preparation

Koch L, Nührenberg P, Lein E, Jordan A. Divergent niche construction in the Lake Tanganyika adaptive radiation uses shared behavioural motifs – evidence for behavioural exaptation. In preparation

Nguyen MH, Lein E, Nührenberg P, Jordan A. Shared behavioural repertoires are differently expressed in space in socially divergent Tanganyikan cichlids. In preparation

Etheredge RI, O’Shaughnessy L, Costa A, Ahamed T, Stephens G, Jordan A. Chaos, stereotypy, and criticality define mate choice signal-receiver dynamics in guppies. In preparation

For Alex’s publications prior to the lab starting up, see his CV

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