Ned's Google Scholar Profile


Royaute, R., and N.A. Dochtermann. (2016) When the mean no longer matters: Developmental diet affects behavioral variation but not population averages in the house cricket (Acheta domesticus). Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/arw164

Needham, K.B., N.A. Dochtermann, T.J. Greives. (2016) Consistent individual variation in day, night, and GnRH-induced testosterone
concentrations in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). General and Comparative Endocrinology. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.12.010

Greives, T.J., N.A. Dochtermann, E.C. Stewart. (2016) Estimating heritable genetic contributions to innate immune and endocrine phenotypic correlations: A need to explore repeatability. Hormones and Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.11.015

Allegue, H., Y.G. Araya-Ajoy, N.J. Dingemanse, N. A. Dochtermann, L.Z. Garamszegi, S. Nakagawa, D. Réale, H. Schielzeth, D.F. Westneat. (2016) Statistical Quantification of Individual Differences (SQuID): an educational and statistical tool for understanding multilevel phenotypic data in linear mixed models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
*all authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order

Dochtermann, N.A and M.D. Matocq (2016) Speciation along a shared evolutionary trajectory. Current Zoology.


Royaute*, R., K. Greenlee, M. Baldwin, and N.A. Dochtermann* (2015) Behavior, metabolism, and size: phenotypic modularity or integration in Acheta domesticus? Animal Behaviour. 110:163-169
*these authors contributed equally

Bell, A.M. and N.A. Dochtermann (2015) Integrating molecular mechanisms into quantitative genetics to understand consistent individual differences in behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 6:111-114

Herath, B., N.A. Dochtermann, J.I. Johnson, Z. Leonard, and J.H. Bowsher (2015) Selection on bristle length has the ability to drive the evolution of male abdominal appendages in the sepsid fly Themira biloba. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28:2308-2317

Dochtermann, N.A., T. Schwab*, and A. Sih. (2015) The contribution of additive genetic variation to personality variation: heritability of personality. Proceedings of the Royal Society (B). 282:20142201

*undergraduate student coauthor


Dochtermann, N.A. and A.B. Nelson (2014) Multiple facets of exploratory behavior in house crickets (Acheta domesticus): Split personalities or simply different behaviors? Ethology. 120:1110-1117

Dochtermann, N.A., C.M. Gienger, and S. Zappattini (2014) Born to win? Maybe, but perhaps only against inferior competition. Animal Behaviour. 96:e1-e3

Downs*, C.J. and N.A. Dochtermann*. (2014) Testing hypotheses in ecoimmunology using mixed models: disentangling hierarchical correlations.
Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54:407-418
*these authors contributed equally

Dingemanse, N.J. and N.A. Dochtermann. (2014) Individual behaviour: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics. In: Charmantier A, Garant D, Kruuk LEB, editors. Quantitative genetics in the wild; Oxford University Press (link)


Dochtermann, N.A. and N.J. Dingemanse. (2013) Behavioral syndromes as evolutionary constraints.
Behavioral Ecology. 24:806-811 (link)
(selected as the issue's "Editor's choice" recommended article!, Faculty of 1000 recommended!, this paper was selected as the winner of the Pitelka Award for Research Excellence for 2014!)

Dingemanse, N.J. and N.A. Dochtermann. (2013) Quantifying individual variation in behaviour: mixed-effect modelling approaches.
Journal of Animal Ecology. 82:39-54. (link)
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Dochtermann, N.A. and M.M. Peacock. (2013) Inter- and intra-specific patterns of density-dependence and population size variability in Salmoniformes. Oecologia. 171:153-162. (link)


Dingemanse, N.J., N.A. Dochtermann and S. Nakagawa. (2012) Defining behavioural syndromes and the role of "syndrome" deviation in understanding their evolution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 66:1543-1548 (link)

Sprenger, D., N.J. Dingemanse, N.A. Dochtermann, J. Theobald, and S.P.W. Walker. (2012) Aggressive females become aggressive males in a sex-changing reef fish.Ecology Letters 15:986-992. (link)

Dochtermann, N.A., S.H. Jenkins, M.J. Swartz and A.C. Hargett. (2012) The roles of competition and environmental heterogeneity in the maintenance of behavioral variation and covariation. Ecology 93:1330-1339. (link)

Peacock, M.M.* and N.A. Dochtermann*. (2012) Evolutionary potential but not extinction risk of Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi) is associated with stream characteristics.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:615-626. (link)
*these authors contributed equally

Dochtermann, N.A. and C.M. Gienger. (2012) Individual variability in life-history traits drives population size stability.
Current Zoology. 58:359-363 (link)


Dochtermann, N.A. 2011. Testing Cheverud's conjecture: behavioral correlations and behavioral syndromes.
Evolution. 65:1814-1820. (DOI)

Dochtermann, N.A. and S.H. Jenkins. 2011. Multivariate methods and small sample sizes.
Ethology. 117:95-101. (DOI)

Dochtermann, N.A. and S.H. Jenkins. 2011. Developing hypotheses in behavioral ecology.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65:37-45. (invited paper) (DOI)
One of the top 10 downloaded papers from BES for 2011!!


Dochtermann N.A. and D.A. Roff. 2010. Applying a quantitative genetics framework to behavioural syndrome research.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 365:4013-4020. (invited paper) (DOI)

Swartz, M., S.H. Jenkins and N.A. Dochtermann. 2010. Coexisting desert rodents differ in microhabitat preferences for cache placement and pilferage.
Journal of Mammalogy. 91:1261-1268. (DOI)

Dochtermann, N.A. and M.M. Peacock. 2010. Differences in population size variability among populations and species of the family Salmonidae.
Journal of Animal Ecology. 79:888-896. (DOI)

Dochtermann, N.A. 2010. Behavioral syndromes and the importance of carry-over effects, the false-discovery rate and a priori hypotheses.
Behavioral Ecology 21:437-439. (DOI)

Dingemanse*, N.J., N. Dochtermann* and J. Wright. 2010 A method for exploring the structure of behavioural syndromes to allow formal comparison within and between datasets. Animal Behavior 79:439-450 (DOI)
*these authors contributed equally

Garamszegi, L.Z., S. Calhil, N. Dochtermann, G. Hegyi, P.L. Hurd, C. Jorgensen, N. Kutsukake, M.J. Lajeunesse, K.A. Pollard, H. Schielzeth, M.R.E. Symonds and S.Nakagawa. 2009 Changing philosophies and tools for statistical inferences in behavioral ecology.
Behavioral Ecology 20:1363-1375 (DOI)

Dochtermann, N. A., and S. H. Jenkins. 2007. Behavioural syndromes in Merriam's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys merriami): a test of competing hypotheses.  Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 274:2343-2349. (Featured Article on PRSB website)

Salmon T.P. and N.A. Dochtermann. 2006. Rodenticide ingredient acceptance by Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus), California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi) and pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae). Pest Management Science. 62:678-683

***please note that in the Dingemanse et al. (2010) and Garamszegi et al. (2009) papers I was listed as N. Dochtermann***