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Chang, C.-C., M. Moiron, P. Niemela, A. Sanchez-Trojar, K.L. Laskowski. What’s the meta-analytic evidence for life-history trade-offs at the genetic level? Ecology Letters (in press) pdf

Pick, J.L., C. Kasper, H. Allegue, N.J. Dingemanse, N.A. Dochtermann, K.L. Laskowski, M.R. Lima, H. Schielzeth, D.F. Westneat, J. Wright, Y.G. Araya-Ajoy. 2023. Describing posterior distributions of variance components: Problems and the use of null distributions to aid interpretation. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 14:2557-2574.

Sheehy, K.A., K.L. Laskowski. Correlated behavioural plasticities: insights from plasticity evolution, the integrated phenotype and behavioural syndromes. Animal Behaviour 200: 263-271 pdf

Ioannou, C.C., Laskowski, K.L., 2023. Conformity and differentiation are two sides of the same coin. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Ehlman, S. U. Scherer, D. Bierbach, F. Francisco, K.L. Laskowski, J. Krause, M. Wolf. 2023. Leveraging big data to uncover the eco-evolutionary factors shaping behavioral development. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 290:2022115.


Laskowski, K.L., D. Bierbach, J.W. Jolles, C. Doran, M. Wolf. 2022. The emergence and development of behavioral individuality in clonal fish. Nature Communications 13:6419. pdf

Laskowski, K.L., C.-C. Chang, K. Sheehy, J. Aguiñaga. 2022. Consistent inidvidual behavioral variation: what do we know and where are we going? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 53: 161-182. pdf Supplemental Table of Shame

Gartland, L.A., J.A. Firth, K.L. Laskowski, J. Raphael, C.J. Ioannou. 2022. Sociability as a personality trait in animals: methods, causes and consequences. Biological Reviews 97:802-816.

Laskowski, K.L., M.A. Alirangues Nunez, S. Hilt, M.O. Gessner, T. Mehner. 2022. Predator group composition indirectly influences food web dynamics through predator growth rates. American Naturalist 199:330-344. pdf


Laskowski, K.L., F. Seebacher, M. Habedank, J. Meka, D. Bierbach. 2021. Two locomotor traits show different patterns of developmental plasticity between closely related clonal and sexual fish. Frontiers in Physiology 12: 760604. pdf

Kralj-Fiser, S., J.Schneider, M. Kuntner, K.L. Laskowski, F. Garcia-Gonzalez. 2021. The genetic architecture of behavioral traits in a spider. Ecology and Evolution 11:5381-5392.

Laskowski, K.L., Moiron, M., Niemelä, P.T., 2021. Integrating behavior in life-history theory: allocation versus acquisition? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 36:132-138. pdf

Dhellemmes, F., Finger, J.-S., Smukall, M.J., Gruber, S.H., Guttridge, T.L., Laskowski, K.L., Krause, J., 2021. Personality-driven life history trade-offs differ in two subpopulations of free-ranging predators. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:260-272.

Moiron, M., K.L. Laskowski, P. Niemelä. Individual differences in behavior explain variation in survival: a meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 23:399-408. pdf

Dhellemmes, F.*, J.S. Finger, K.L. Laskowski, T.L. Guttridge, J. Krause. Comparing behavioural syndromes across time and ecological conditions in a free-ranging predator. Animal Behaviour 162: 23-33.

Michelangeli, M., B. Melki-Webner, K.L. Laskowski, B.B.M. Wong, D.G. Chapple. Impacts of caudal autotomy on personality. Animal Behavior 162:67-78.


Montiglio, P.O., K.M. Gotanda, C.F. Kratochwil, K.L. Laskowski, D.R Farine. Hierarchically-embedded interaction networks in the study of behavioural and community ecology. Behavioral Ecology 31:279-286.

Kralj-Fišer, S., K.L. Laskowski, F. Garcia-Gonzalez. Sex differences in the genetic architecture of aggressiveness in a sexually dimorphic spider. Ecology & Evolution 9:10758-10766

Laskowski, K.L, C. Doran, D. Bierbach, J. Krause, M. Wolf. Naturally clonal vertebrates are an untapped resource in ecology and evolution research. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:161-169.

Doran, C., D. Bierbach, K.L. Laskowski. Familiarity increases aggressiveness among clonal fish. Animal Behaviour 148:153-159.


Mennen, G.J.*, K.L. Laskowski. Defense is the best offense: invasive prey behaviour more important than native predator behaviour. Animal Behaviour 138:157-164

Jolles, J.W., K.L. Laskowski, N.J. Boogert, A. Manica. Repeatable group differences in collective behavior of stickleback shoals across ecological contexts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172629

Jacobs, A., C. Doran, D.S. Murray, J. Duffill Telsnig, K.L. Laskowski, N.A.R. Jones, S.K. Auer, K. Praebel. On the challenges and opportunities facing fish biology: a discussion of five key knowledge gaps. Journal of Fish Biology 92: 690-698.


Bierbach, D*., K.L. Laskowski* & M. Wolf. Behavioural individuality arises in a clonal fish despite near-identical rearing conditions. Nature Communications 8, 15361

Arlinghaus, R., K.L. Laskowski, J. Alós, T. Klefoth, C.T. Monk, S. Nakayama, A. Schröder.  Passive gear-induced timidity syndrome in wild fish populations and its potential ecological and managerial implications. Fish and Fisheries 8: 360-373.


Nakayama, S., K.L. Laskowski, T. Klefoth, R. Arlinghaus. Between- and within-individual variation in activity increases with water temperature in wild perch. Behavioral Ecology 6: 1676-1683

Laskowski, K.L., D. Bierbach, M. Wolf. The making of winners (and losers): how early social interactions determine adult social structure in a clonal fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20160183.

Arlinghaus, R., J. Alós, T. Klefoth, K.L. Laskowski, C.T. Monk, S. Nakayama, A. Schröder. Consumptive tourism causes timidity, rather than boldness, syndromes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 92-94.

Laskowski, K.L, C.T. Monk, G. Polverino, J. Alós, S. Nakayama, G. Staaks, T. Mehner, R.A. Arlinghaus. Behaviour in a standardized assay, but not metabolic or growth rate, predicts behavioural variation in an adult aquatic top predator in the wild. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 1544-1563.

Bierbach, D., K.L. Laskowski, A.-L. Brandt, W. Chen, J. Jourdan, B. Streit, M. Plath. Highly variable, unpredictable activity patterns in invasive, but not native amphipod species. Aquatic Ecology 50: 261-271.

Miller, R., K.L. Laskowski, M. Schiestl, T. Bugnyar, C. Schwab. Socially driven consistent behavioral differences during development in common ravens and carrion crows. PLOS one 11:e0148822.


Laskowski, K.L., S. Pearish, M. Bensky, A.M. Bell. Predictors of individual variation in movement in a natural population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Advances in Ecological Research 52:65-90


Laskowski, K.L. & A.M. Bell. Strong personalities, not social niches, drive individual differences in social behaviours in sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 90: 287-295.

David M., M. Le-Ho, K.L. Laskowski, M. Salignon, M.A.F. Gillingham, LA. Giraldeau. Individual differences in behavioral consistency are related to sequential access to resources and body condition in a producer-scrounger game. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 2: 19.

David M., M.A.F. Gillingham, M. Salignon, K.L. Laskowski & LA. Giraldeau. Speed accuracy trade-off and its consequences in a scramble competition context. Animal Behaviour 90: 255-262.


Laskowski, K.L. & A.M. Bell. Competition avoidance drives individual differences in response to a changing food resource in sticklebacks. Ecology Letters 16: 746-753.

Hogan, K.* & K.L. Laskowski. Indirect information transfer: threespined sticklebacks use behavioral alarm cues from frightened conspecifics about an unseen predator. Ethology 119: 999-1005.

Hodges, T.K., K.L. Laskowski, G. Squadrito, M. De Luca & J. Leips. Defense traits of larval Drosophila melanogaster exhibit genetically based tradeoffs against different species of parasitoids. Evolution 67: 749-760.

Welsh, D.P., M. Zhou, S.M. Mussmann, L.G. Fields, C.L. Thomas, S.P. Pearish, S.L. Kilburn, J.L. Parker, L.R. Stein, J.A. Bartlett, C.R. Bertram, T.J. Bland, K.L. Laskowski, B.C. Mommer, X. Zhuang & R.C. Fuller. The effects of age, sex, and habitat on body size and shape of the blackstripe topminnow, Fundulus notatus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 784-789.


Szczepaniec, A., S. Creary, K.L. Laskowski, J. Nyrop & M. Raupp. Neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid causes outbreaks of spider mites on elm trees in urban landscapes. PLoS one 6(5): e20018.


Bell, A.M., S.J. Hankison & K.L. Laskowski.  The repeatability of behaviour: a meta-analysis. Animal Behaviour 77(4):771-783.