Selected Publications:

Cronin, A. L. (2018). An agent-based model of nestsite selection in a mass-recruiting ant. Journal of Theoretical Biology 455: 54-63  PDF

Ogura, Y., Yamamoto, A, Kobayashi, H., Cronin, A. L. and Eguchi, K. (2017). New Discovery of an Exotic Ant Technomyrmex brunneus (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) on Hachijo-jima, Izu islands, an oceanic island of Tokyo prefecture, Japan. Ari 38: 45-52.

Cronin, A. L. (2016). Group-size advantages to decision making are environmentally contingent in house-hunting Myrmecina ants. Animal Behaviour 118: 171-179. PDF

Cronin, A. L., Monnin, T., Sillam-Dussès, D., Aubrun, F., Fédérici, P. & Doums, C. (2016). Qualitative bias in offspring investment in a superorganism is linked to dispersal and nest inheritance. Animal Behaviour 119: 1-9. PDF

Cronin, A. L., Loueille, N. & Monnin, T. (2016) Strategies of offspring investment and dispersal in a spatially structured environment: a theoretical study using ants. BMC Ecology 16:4. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0058-z PDF

Cronin, A. L., Chifflet-Belle, P., Fédérici, P. & Doums, C. (2016) High inter-colonial variation in worker nestmate relatedness and diverse social structure in a desert ant from Mongolia. Insectes Sociaux 63:87-98. PDF

Cronin, A. L., Donnerhack, O., Seidel, F. & Yamanaka, T. (2015) Fine-scale variation in natural nitrogen isotope ratios of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 157: 354-359 PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2015) Individual and group personalities characterise consensus decision making in an ant. Ethology 121: 703-713. PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Stumpe, M. C. (2014) Ants work harder during consensus decision-making in small groups. Journal of the Royal Society Interface DOI 10.1098/rsif.2014.0641 PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2014) Ratio-dependent quantity discrimination in quorum sensing ants. Animal Cognition DOI 10.1007/s10071-014-0758-8 PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2013) Synergy between pheromone trails and quorum thresholds underlies consensus decisions in the ant Myrmecina nipponica. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1643-1651 PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2013) Conditional use of social and private information guides house-hunting ants. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064668 PDF

Doums, C. Cronin, A. L. Ruel, C. Fédérici, P. Haussy, C. Tirard, C. & Monnin, T. (2013) Facultative use of thelytokous parthenogenesis in the polyandrous ant Cataglyphis cursor. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 1431-1444 PDF

Cronin, A. L. Molet, M., Doums, C., Monnin, T., & Peeters, C. (2013) Recurrent evolution of dependent colony foundation across social insects. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 37-55 PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2012) Consensus decision making in the ant Myrmecina nipponica: house-hunters combine pheromone trails with quorum responses. Animal Behaviour 84: 1243–1251 PDF

Cronin, A. L. Fédérici, P., Doums, C. & Monnin, T. (2012) The influence of competition on resource allocation during dependent colony foundation in a social insect. Oecologia 168: 361-369 PDF

Cronin, A. L. Monnin, T. Haussy, C. & Doums, C. (2011) Opportunities for mate choice in the fission-performing ant Cataglyphis cursor. Ecological Entomology 36: 522-525 PDF

Chéron, B., Cronin, A. L., Doums, C., Fédérici, P., Haussy, C., Tirard, C. & Monnin, T. (2011) Unequal resource allocation among colonies produced by fission in the ant Cataglyphis cursor. Ecology 92: 1448-1458 PDF

Cronin, A. L., Bridge, C. & Field, J. (2011). Climatic correlates of temporal demographic variation in the tropical hover wasp Liostenogaster flavolineata. Insectes Sociaux 58: 23-29 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Monnin, T. (2010). Self sacrifice in ‘desperado’ contests between relatives. Frontiers in Zoology 7:27. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-7-27 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Monnin, T. (2009). Bourgeois queens and high stakes games in the ant Aphenogaster senilis. Frontiers in Zoology 6:24. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-6-24 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Field, J. P. (2007). Social aggression in an age-dependent dominance hierarchy. Behaviour 144: 753-765 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Field, J. P. (2007). Rank and colony defence against conspecifics in a facultatively eusocial hover wasp. Behavioural Ecology18:331-336 PDF

Field, J. P., Bridge, C. & Cronin, A. L. (2006). Future fitness and helping effort in social groups. Nature 441: 214-217. PDF

Hirata, M., Cronin, A. L., Kidokoro, M. & Azuma, N. (2005). Spatio-temporal variation in colony structure and eusociality of a sweat bee Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) duplex (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Ecological Research 20:75-80. PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2004). A molecular phylogeny and implications for the evolution of social behaviour in Japanese Ceratina. Insect Systematics and Evolution 35: 137-146 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Hirata, M. (2003). Social polymorphism in the sweat bee Lasioglossum (Evylaeus) baleicum (Hymenoptera; Halictidae) in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Insectes Sociaux 50: 379-386. PDF

Cronin, A. L. (2001). Social flexibility in a primitively social allodapine bee (Hymenoptera; Apidae): results of a translocation experiment. Oikos 94: 337-343 PDF

Cronin, A. L., & Schwarz, M. P. (2001). Latitudinal variation in the sociality of allodapine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): sex ratios, relatedness and reproductive differentiation. Australian Journal of Zoology49: 1-16. PDF

Tierney, S. M., Cronin, A. L., Loussert, N. and Schwarz, M. P. (2000). The biology of Brevineura froggatti and phylogenetic conservatism in Australian allodapine bees (Apidae, Allodapini). Insectes Sociaux 47: 96-97 PDF

Cronin, A. L. & Schwarz, M. P. (1999). The lifecycle and social behaviour of Exoneura robusta (Hymenoptera: Apidae): habitat influences opportunities for sib rearing in a primitively social bee. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 92: 707-716 PDF

Cronin, A. L., & Schwarz, M. P. (1999). Latitudinal variation in the social behaviour of allodapine bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 77: 857-864. PDF

Cronin, A. L., & Schwarz M. P. (1997). Sex ratios, local fitness enhancement and eusociality in the allodapine bee Exoneura richardsoni. Evolutionary Ecology11: 567-577. PDF

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