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Ralf Kurvers

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Research Interests: 
  • Collective decision making
  • Social networks
  • Individual differences
  • Medical decision making

Selected Literature: 

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. Full text

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 17:1-6. Full text

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 372: 20160232. Full text

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. Full text

Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I & Wolf M (2015). Detection Accuracy of Collective Intelligence Assessments for Skin Cancer Diagnosis. JAMA Dermatology 151:1346-1353. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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zuklappen Publications

2018

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. Full text

Demandt N*, Saus B*, Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Kurtz J & Scharsack JP. Parasite-infected sticklebacks increase the risk-taking behavior of uninfected group members. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In press.

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. Full text

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. Full text

Snijders L, Kurvers RHJM, Krause S, Ramnarine IW & Krause J. Individual and population level drivers of consistent foraging success across environments. BioRxiv

2017

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: 1-6. Full text

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. Injury-mediated decrease in locomotor performance increases predation risk in schooling fish. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 372: 20160232. Full text

Kämmer JE, Hautz WE, Herzog SM, Kunina-Habenicht O & Kurvers RHJM. The potential of collective intelligence in emergency medicine: Pooling medical students' independent decisions improves diagnostic performance. Medical Decision Making 37: 715-724. Full text

Clément RJG, Vicente-Page J, Mann RP, Ward AJW, Kurvers RHJM, Ramnarine IW, de Polavieja G & Krause J. Collective decision making in guppies: a cross-population comparison study in the wild. Behavioural Ecology 28: 919-924. Full text

2016

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. Full text

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. Full text

Svendsen MBS, Domenici P, Marras S, Krause J, Boswell K.M., Rodriguez-Pinto I, Wilson ADM, 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 10: 14145-1419. Full text

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. Full text

2015

Kurvers RHJM, Krause J, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I & Wolf M (2015). Detection Accuracy of Collective Intelligence Assessments for Skin Cancer Diagnosis. JAMA Dermatology 151: 1346-1353. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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 55: 719-727. Full text

2014

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. Full text

Kurvers RHJM & Hölker F (2014). Bright nights and social interactions: a neglected issue. Behavioral Ecology 26: 334-339. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

2013

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

2012

Kurvers RHJM, Hamblin S & Giraldeau LA (2012). The effect of exploration on the use of producer-scrounger tactics. PLoS ONE 7: e49400. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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 Ecology 26: 657-667. Full text

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. Full text

2011

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. Full text

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 Biology 24: 976-987. Full text

2010

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text

Before 2009

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. Full text

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. Full text

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. Full text