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2022 Afseth, C*., Anderson, S., Shi, A., Bell, A.M., Hellmann, J. Vertical transmission of horizontally-acquired information in sticklebacks: Implications for transgenerational plasticity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B.
2022 Bensky, M., Bell, A.M. A boldness-flexibility syndrome facilitates invasion success in sticklebacks. American Naturalist
2022 Maciejewski, M., Bell, A.M. Insights into parental care from studies of non-mammalian vertebrates. Affective Science
2021 Fischer, E., Hauber, M., Bell, A.M. Back to the basics? Transcriptomics offers insights into the role of space, time, and the environment for gene expression and behaviour. Biology Letters 17: 20210293
2021 Hellmann, J., Carlson, E.*, Bell, A.M. The interplay between sperm-mediated and care-mediated paternal effects in threespine sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 179:267-277
2021 James, N., Bell, A.M. Minimally invasive brain injections for viral-mediated transgenesis: New tools for behavioral genetics in sticklebacks. PLoSOne 16(5): e0251653
2021 Stamps, J.A., Bell, A.M. Combining information from parental and personal experiences: Simple processes generate diverse outcomes. PLoSOne 16(7): e0250540
2021 Chen, E.*, Zielinski, C.*, Deno, J.*, Singh, R.*, Bell, A.M., Hellmann, J. The specificity of sperm-mediated paternal effects in threespined sticklebacks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75: 68
2021 Laskowski, K.L., Bell, A.M., Stamps, J.A. Evolution and development of individual behavioral variation. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Douglas Futuyma. New York: Oxford University Press.
2020 Hellmann, J.A., Bukhari, S.A., Bell, A.M. Sex specific parental effects I: Maternal and paternal effects on sons and daughters. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 2788-2799
2020 Hellmann, J.A., Carlson, E., Bell, A.M. Sex-specific transgenerational plasticity II: Grandpaternal effects are lineage- and sex-specific in threespined sticklebacks. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 2800-2812
2020 Bell, A.M. Bensky, M. Animal Personality. In: Cambridge Handbook of Personality, P. Orr (editor)
2020 Stamps, J.A. and Bell, A.M. The information provided by the absence of cues: Insights from Bayesian models of within and transgenerational plasticity. Oecologia 194: 585-596
2020 Bensky, M.B. and Bell, A.M. Predictors of individual differences in reversal learning performance in sticklebacks. Animal Cognition 23:925-938
2020 Monestier, C. and Bell, A.M. Personality traits change after an opportunity to mate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 287: 20192936
2020 McGhee, K., Paitz, R., Foster, S.A., Baker, J., Bell, A.M. Effects of predation risk on egg steroid profile across multiple populations of sticklebacks. Scientific Reports 10: 5239
2019 Donelan, S.C., Hellmann, J.K., Bell, A.M., Luttbug, B., Orrock J.L., Sheriff, M.J., Sih, A. Transgenerational plasticity in human-altered environments. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35: 115-124
2019 Bukhari, S.A., Bensky, M., James, N., Stein, L.R., Bell, A.M. Neurogenomic insights into paternal care and its relation to territorial aggression. Nature Communications 10: 4437
2019 Bell, A.M. and Hellmann, J.A. An integrative framework for understanding the mechanisms and multigenerational consequences of transgenerational plasticity. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 50: 97-118
2019 Bell, A.M. Individual differences and the challenge hypothesis. Hormones and Behavior; special issue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Challenge Hypothesis (invited)
2019 Pearish, A., Bensky, M., Bell, A.M. Social environment determines the effect of boldness and activity on survival. Ethology 125: 855-862
2019 Stein, L.R. and Bell, A.M. The role of variation and plasticity in parental care during the adaptive radiation of threespine sticklebacks. Evolution 73: 1037-1044
2018 Dellinger, M., Zhang, W., Bell, A.M., Hellmann, J. Do male sticklebacks use visual and/or olfactory cues to assess a potential mate’s history with predation risk? Animal Behaviour 145: 151-159.
2018 Saul, M.C., Blatti, C., Yang, W., Bukhari, S.A., Shpigler, H., Troy H., Sloofman, L., Chandrasekaran, S., Bell, A.M., Stubbs, L., Robinson, G.E., Zhao, S.D., Sinha, S. Cross-species systems analysis of evolutionary toolkits of neurogenomic response to social challenge. Genes, Brain and Behavior 18: e12502
2018 Stein, L.R., Bukhari, S.A., Bell, A.M. Personal and transgenerational cues are nonadditive at the phenotypic and molecular level. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1306-0311
2018 Saltz, J.B., Flint, J., Gomulkiewicz, R., Hughes, K., Keagy, J., Bell, A.M.. Why does the magnitude of genotype by environment vary? Ecology and Evolution 2018:1-12 (part of a series organized by A.M. Bell)
2018 Bengston, S., Dahan, R., Donaldson, Z., Phelps, S.P., van Oers, K., Sih, A., Bell, A.M. Genomic tools for behavioral ecologists to understand repeatable individual differences in behavior. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:944-955 (part of a series organized by A.M. Bell)
2018 Bell, A.M., Keagy, J., Trapp, R. Parenting behaviour is highly heritable in male sticklebacks.Royal Society Open Science 5: 171029.
2018 Bensky, M., Bell, A.M. Intraspecific variation in cue-specific learning in sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 137:161-168
2018 Kent, M., Bell, A.M. Changes in behavior and brain immediate early gene expression in male threespined sticklebacks as they become fathers. Hormones and Behavior 97:102-111
2017 Bell, A.M., Saltz, J. Profitable interplay between the study of human and nonhuman personality (Commentary on Baumert et al.). European Journal of Personality 31: 529-595
2017 Bell, A.M., Stein, L.R. Transgenerational and developmental plasticity at the molecular level: Lessons from Daphnia. Molecular Ecology 26: 4859-4861.
2017 Sheriff, M., Bell, A.M., Boonstra, R., Dantzer, B., Lavergne, S., McGhee, K., MacLeod, K., Winandy, L., Zimmer, C., Love, O. Integrating ecological and evolutionary context into the study of maternal stress. Integrative and Comparative Biology (invited) 2017: 1-13
2017 Bukhari, S.A., Saul, M.C., Seward, C.H., Zhang, H., Bensky, M., James, N., Zhao, S.D., Chandrasekaran, S., Stubbs, L., Bell, A.M. Temporal dynamics of neurogenomic plasticity in response to social interactions. PLoS Genetics 13: e1006840
2017 Bell, A.M. Commentary on Beckman and Jordan: There is no special sauce. Behavioral Ecology 28: 626-627.
2017 Trapp, R. and Bell, A.M. The effect of familiarity with demonstrators on social learning in sticklebacks. Ethology 123: 213-220.
2017 Bensky, M., Paitz, R., Bell, A.M. Testing the predictions of coping styles theory in threespined sticklebacks. Behavioral Processes 136: 1-10
2016 Sanogo.O., Bell, A.M. Molecular mechanisms and the conflict between courtship and aggression in sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology 25: 4368-4376
2016 Pearish, S.P., Hostert, L., Bell, A.M. A standardized method for quantifying consistent individual differences in schooling behavior. Journal of Fish Biology 90: 443-450.
2016 Bell, A.M., Bukhari, S.A., Sanogo, Y.O. Natural variation in brain gene expression profiles of aggressive and nonaggressive individuals sticklebacks. Behaviour (invited) 153:1723-1743
2016 James, N., Liu, X., Bell, A.M. A fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) protocol for stickleback tissue. Evolutionary Ecology Research 17: 603-617
2016 Paitz, R., Bukhari, S.A., Bell, A.M. Stickleback embryos use ABC transporters as a buffer against exposure to maternally derived cortisol. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 283(1826):20152838
Featured in: L.E. Ogden. 2016. Fear Factor. Bioscience 66: 625-631.
2016 Stein, L.R., Bell, A.M. Do reproduction and parenting influence personality traits? Insights from threespine stickleback. Animal Behaviour 112:247-254.
2016 Bell, A.M., McGhee, K.E., Stein, L.R. Parental stressors and offspring outcomes in threespined sticklebacks. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 7:28-32.
2015 Bell, A.M. and Dochtermann, N. Integrating molecular mechanisms into quantitative genetics in order to understand consistent individual differences in behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6: 111-114.
2015 McGhee, K.E., Leasure, S., Feng, S., Bell, A.M. A female’s past experience with predators affects male courtship and the care her offspring will receive from their father. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 282: 1840-1845.
2015 Feng, S., McGhee, K.M., Bell, A.M. Effects of maternal predator exposure on the ability of stickleback offspring to generalize a learned colour-reward association. Animal Behaviour107:61-69
Featured in: ‘In focus’ Editor’s section
2015 Paitz, R.T., Mommer, B.C., Suhr, E., Bell, A.M. Changes in the concentrations of four maternal steroids during embryonic development in the threespined stickleback. Journal of Experimental Zoology, A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 323: 422-429
2015 Stein, L., Bell, A.M. Consistent individual differences in paternal behavior: A field study of threespined sticklebacks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 227-236
2015 Laskowski, K.L., Pearish, S., Bensky, M., Bell, A.M. Predictors of individual variation in movement in a natural population of threespine stickleback. Advances in Ecological Research 52: 65-90 (invited).
2014 Rittschof, C.C., Bukhari, S.A., Sloofman, L.G., Troy, L.M., Caetano-Anollés, D., Cash-Ahmed, A., Kent, M., Lu, X., Sanogo, Y.O., Weisner, P.A., Zhang, H., Bell, A.M., Ma, J., Sinha, S., Robinson, G.E., and Stubbs, L. Neuromolecular responses to social challenge: Common mechanisms across mouse, stickleback fish, and honey bee. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 17929-17934.
2014 McGhee, K.E. and Bell, A.M. Paternal care in a fish: Epigenetics and fitness enhancing effects on offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B.281: 20141146
2014 Pintor, L., McGhee, K.E., Bell, A.M. Individual variation in foraging behavior reveals a tradeoff between flexibility and performance in a top predator. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:1711-1722.
2014 Stein, L.S., and Bell, A.M. Paternal programming in sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 95: 165-171.
2014 Mommer, B.C. & Bell, A.M. Maternal experience with predation risk influences genome-wide embryonic gene expression in threespined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). PLoSOne9:E98564.
2014 Laskowski, K.L., Bell, A.M. Strong personalities, not social niches, drive individual differences in social foraging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 90: 287-295.
2014 Bell, AM. (invited) Integrated studies of stickleback behavior. Pages 1-32 in: ‘Animal Behavior: Case Studies’, edited by K. Yasukawa, Praeger.
2013 Bell, A.M. (invited) Dispatch: Skipping School. Current Biology 23: 873-875.
2013 McGhee, K.M., Pintor, L., Bell, A.M. Reciprocal behavioral plasticity and behavioral types during predator-prey interactions. American Naturalist 182: 704-717.
2013 Mommer, B., Bell, A.M. A test of maternal programming of offspring stress response to predation risk in threespine sticklebacks. Physiology and Behavior 122: 222-227.
2013 Pearish, S.P., Bell, A.M. Behavioral type-environment correlations in the field: A study of three-spined stickleback. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:765-774.
2013 Laskowski, K.L. & Bell, A.M. Competition avoidance drives individual differences in response to a changing food resource in sticklebacks. Ecology Letters 16:746-53.
2013 Bell, A.M., Foster, S.A., Wund, M. (invited). Personality in sticklebacks. In: ‘Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution’, edited by C. Carere and D. Maestripieri, University of Chicago Press.
2013 Grobis, M.M., Pearish, S.P., Bell, A.M. Avoidance or escape? Discriminating between two hypotheses for the function of schooling in threespine sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 85: 187-194.
2013 Bell, A.M. Randomized or fixed order for studies of behavioral syndromes? Behavioral Ecology 24:16-21.
2012 Bell, A.M. and Peeke, H.V.S. Individual variation in habituation: Behavior over time toward different stimuli in threespine sticklebacks. Behaviour 149: 1339-1365.
2012 Sanogo, Y.O., Band, M.A., Blatti, C., Sinha, S. & Bell, A.M. Transcriptional regulation of brain gene expression in response to a territorial intrusion. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 279: 4929-4938.
2012 Roche, D., McGhee, K., Bell, A.M. Maternal predator-exposure has lifelong consequences for offspring learning in sticklebacks. Biology Letters 6:932-935. Featured in Nature 490(8)
2012 Dall, S.R.X., Bell, A.M., Bolnick, D., Raetniks, F. An evolutionary ecology of individual differences. Ecology Letters 15: 189-1198.
2012 McGhee, K.E., Pintor, L., Suhr, E., Bell, A.M. Maternal exposure to predation risk decreases offspring antipredator behaviour and survival in threespined stickleback. Functional Ecology 26: 932-940.
2012 Stein, L., Bell, A.M. Consistent individual differences in paternal behavior in threespined sticklebacks. Current Zoology 58: 45-52.
2012 Bell, A.M. (invited) News and Views: Personality in the wild. Nature 491: 341-342.
2011 Sanogo, Y.O., Hankison, S., Band, M., Obregon, A., Bell, A.M. Brain transcriptomic response of threespine stickleback to cues of a predator. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 77: 270-285.
2011 Bell, A.M., Robinson, G.E. Behavior and the dynamic genome. Science. 332:1161-1162.
2011 Giesing, E., Suski, C., Warner, R.C., Bell, A.M. Female sticklebacks transfer information via eggs: Effects of maternal experience with predators on offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 278: 1753-1759.
2011 Bell, A.M., Dingemanse, N.J., Hankison, S., Langenhof, M., Rollins, K. Early exposure to non-lethal predation risk by size-selective predators increases somatic growth and decreases size at adulthood in threespined sticklebacks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 943-953.
2010 Bell, A.M., Aubin-Horth, N. What whole genome expression data can tell us about the ecology and evolution of personality in animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B. 365:4001-4012.
2010 Sih, A., Bell, A.M., Johnson, J.C. Behavioral syndromes. In ‘Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology’, edited by D. Westneat and C. Fox, University of Chicago Press.
2010 Bell, A.M., Henderson, L., Pottinger, T.P, Huntingford, F.A. Behavioral and respiratory responses to stressors in multiple populations of three-spined sticklebacks that differ in predation pressure. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 180:211-220.
2010 Bell, A.M. Approaching the genomics of risk-taking behavior. Advances in Genetics68: 83-99.
2009 Bell, A.M., Hankison, S.J., Laskowski, K. The repeatability of behaviour: a meta-analysis. Animal Behaviour 77:771-783.
2008 Sih, A., Bell, A.M. Insights from behavioral syndromes for behavioral ecology. Advances in the Study of Behavior 38: 227-281.
2008 Bell, A.M. Genetic basis of fish behavior. In ‘Fish Behaviour’, edited by C. Magnhagen, V.A. Braithwaite, E. Forsgren & B.G. Kapoor, Science Publishers, Inc.
2007 Bell, A.M. and Sih, A. Exposure to predation generates personality in threespined sticklebacks. Ecology Letters 10:828-834.
2007 Alvarez, D. and Bell, A.M. Stream sticklebacks are more bold than pond sticklebacks. Behavioural Processes 76:215-217.
2007 Sih, A. and Bell, A.M. Insights from behavioral syndromes for the evolutionary genetics of human personality. European Journal of Human Personality 21:626-628.
2007 Bell, A.M. News and Views: Personality in animals. Nature 447:539-540.
2007 Bell, A.M. Future directions in behavioural syndromes research. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 274:755-761.
2007 Bell, A.M., Winberg, S., Backstrom, T., Pottinger, T. G., Huntingford, F.A. Variable neuroendocrine responses to ecologically-relevant challenges in sticklebacks. Physiology and Behavior 91:15-25.
2006 Malhi, R.S., Rhett, G. and Bell, A.M. Mitochondrial DNA evidence of an early Holocene population expansion of threespine sticklebacks from Scotland. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40:148-154.
2005 Bell, A.M. Behavioral differences between individuals and two populations of stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:464-473.
2004 Bell, A.M. and Stamps, J.A. Development of behavioural differences between individuals and populations of sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 68:1339-1348.
2004 Clotfelter, E., Bell, A.M. and LeVering, K. Endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effects on animal behaviour. Animal Behaviour 68:465-476.
2004 Sih, A., Bell, A.M., Johnson, J.C., Ziemba, R.E. Behavioral syndromes: an integrative review. Quarterly Review of Biology 79:241-277.
2004 Sih, A., Bell, A., Johnson, J.C. Behavioral syndromes: an ecological and evolutionary overview. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:372-378. Note no middle initial.
2004 Sih, A., Bell, A.M., Kerby, J. Two stressors are far deadlier than one. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:274-276.
2004 Bell, A.M. An endocrine disrupter increases growth and risky behavior in threespined stickleback. Hormones and Behavior 45:108-114.
2004 Sih, A., Kerby, J., Bell, A.M., Relyea, R.A. 2004. Response to Schmidt. Pesticides, mortality and population growth rate. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:460-461.
2004 Sih, A., Bell, A.M., Johnson, J.C. 2004. Reply to Neff and Sherman. Behavioral syndromes versus Darwinian algorithms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:622-623.
2003 Bell, A.M., Davis, J.M., DeBose, J.L., Long, S.J., Mabry, K.E., Stankowich, T., Watters, J.V., Johnson, J.C. 2003. Greatest hits in behavioral ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution17:296 (book review).
2001 Bell, A.M. Effects of an endocrine disrupter on courtship and aggressive behaviour of male threespined stickleback. Animal Behaviour 62:775-780.
2001 Bell, A.M., Davis, J.M., Greene, C.M., Lema, S.C., Watters, J.V., Yang, L.H. 2001 ‘Evolutionary questions in a ecologically relevant context’. Evolution 55: 1715-1716 (book review).
1998 Houck, L.D., Bell, A.M., Feldhoff, R. Courtship pheromones increase female receptivity in Plethodon jordani. Copeia 1998:214-219.