Publications

November 2017

Publication list, scientific presentations, and work in progress


List of publications

Numbers and abbreviations in brackets after the reference refer to: (impact factor [ISI 5-year impact factor in 2016, or impact factor in 2016 if data are unavailable]; rank in field / number of titles in field [according to ISI]; times cited [according to Google Scholar]; times cited [according to ISI]; times cited not including self-citations [according to ISI]; PR = Press release by university or journal press office, or in academic bulletin; PM = Popular media)

h-index: 8; Citations: 334 [according to Google Scholar]; 151 [according to ISI]

22. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W., Creanza, N. Integrative studies of cultural evolution: crossing disciplinary boundaries to produce new insights. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences. Accepted pending minor revisions. (6.92; 6/84 Biology)

21. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W., Creanza, N. Bridging cultural gaps: interdisciplinary studies in human cultural evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences. Accepted pending minor revisions. (6.92; 6/84 Biology)

20. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W. (2017). A parsimonious neutral model suggests Neanderthal replacement was determined by migration and random species drift. Nature Communications 8 (1040), doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01043-z (13.092; 3/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

19. Kolodny, O. Edelman, S. The evolution of the capacity for language: the ecological context of a process of cognitive hijacking. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences. Accepted pending minor revisions. (6.92; 6/84 Biology)

18. Creanza, N. *, Kolodny, O.*,C, Feldman, M.W., (2017). Cultural evolutionary theory: how culture evolves and why it matters. PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.30: 7782-7789. (10.414; 4/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences; 5; 5; 5; PR)

17. Lotem, O., Halpern, J., Edelman, S., Kolodny, O.C (2017). The evolution of cognitive mechanisms in response to cultural innovations. PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.30: 7915-7922. (10.414; 4/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences; 5; 5; 5; PR)

16. Kolodny, O., Stern, C. (2017). Evolution of risk preference is determined by reproduction dynamics, life history, and population size. Scientific Reports 7: 9364. (4.847; 10/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

15. Creanza, N.*, Kolodny, O.*, Feldman, M.W., (2016). Greater than the sum of its parts? Modeling population contact and interaction of cultural repertoires. Journal of the Royal Society – Interface 14.130: 20170171. (4.128; 12/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences; PR, PM)

14. Kolodny, O.*, Creanza, N.*, Feldman, M.W., (2016). Game-changing innovations: how culture can change the parameters of its own evolution and induce abrupt cultural shifts. PLoS Computational Biology 12.12: e1005302. (5.044; 4/57 Mathematical & Computational Biology, 11/77 Biochemical Research Methods; 3; 3; 3)

13. Kolodny, O., Naaman, I. (2016). Land snail populations in abandoned water cisterns in Israel: a model system of artificial niche colonization. Journal of Conchology 42(4), 233-237. (0.394; 152/162 Zoology, 101/105 Marine and Freshwater Biology)

12. Lotem, A., Kolodny, O., Halpern, J.Y., Onnis, L., Edelman, S. (2016). The bottleneck may be the solution, not the problem. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. doi:10,1017/s0140525x15000886, e83. (20.948; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/258 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biological; 1; 1; 1)

11. Kolodny, O.*, Creanza, N.*, Feldman, M. W. (2015). Evolution in leaps: The punctuated accumulation and loss of cultural innovations. PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49), E6762-E6769. (10.414; 4/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences; 9; 5; 5; PR; PM)

10. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2015). Evolved to adapt: A computational approach to animal innovation and creativity. Current Zoology, 61, 350-367. (1.974; 27/162 Zoology; 15; 10; 10)

9. Menyhart, O.*, Kolodny, O.*, Goldstein, M. H., DeVoogd, T. J., Edelman, S. (2015). Juvenile zebra finches learn the underlying structural regularities of their fathers’ song. Frontiers in psychology, 6. (2.822; 33/128 Psychology, Mutidisciplinary; 35; 5; 5; PM)

8. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S. (2015). The problem of multimodal concurrent serial order in behavior. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 56, 252-265. (10.156; 3/51 Behavioral Sciences, 17/258 Neurosciences; 6; 3; 3)

7. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2015). Evolution of protolinguistic abilities as a by-product of learning to forage in structured environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Vol. 282, No. 1811, p. 20150353). (5.417; 9/84 Biology, 17/153 Ecology, 8/48 Evolutionary Biology; 33; 3; 3)

6. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2014). The Evolution of Continuous Learning of the Structure of the Environment. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20131091. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2013.1091 (4.128; 12/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences; 38; 9; 9)

5. Kolodny, O., Lotem, A., Edelman, S. (2015). Learning a Generative Probabilistic Grammar of Experience: A Process-Level Model of Language Acquisition. Cognitive science, 39(2), 227-267. (3.25; 20/84 Psychology, Experimental; 47; 9; 9)

4. Lotem, A., Kolodny, O., 2014. Reconciling genetic evolution and the associative learning account of MNs through data-acquisition mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37(2): 210-211. (20.948; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/258 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biological; 2; 2; 2)

3. Kolodny, O. (2013) Option generation in decision-making research: why just talk? Frontiers in Psychology 4:728. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00728 (2.822; 33/128 Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

2b. Sattath, S., Elyashiv, E., Kolodny, O., Rinnot, Y., Sella, G. 2011. Pervasive Adaptive Protein Evolution Apparent in Diversity Patterns around Amino Acid Substitutions in Drosophila simulans. PLoS Genetics 7(2): e1001302.doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001302. (7.058; 16/166 Genetics & Heredity; 80; 54; 54)

2a. Kolodny, O., 2010. Inferring genomic parameters of adaptation from the spatial patterns of diversity generated by selective sweeps. Hebrew University M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics, and Ecology.

1. Almuly, R., Cavari, B., Ferstman, H., Kolodny, O., Funkenstein, B., 2000. Genomic structure and sequence of the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) growth hormone-encoding gene: identification of minisatellite polymorphism in intron I. Genome, 43(5), 836-845. (1.682; 93/158 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology, 119/166 Genetics & Heredity; 56; 37; 37)

List of studies in progress

In the following, the notation in preparation refers to studies for which preliminary results, a paper outline, or a paper draft already exist. Numbering is in continuation of the published publication list.

32. Kolodny, O., Berger-Tal, O. Good trap, bad trap: Under what conditions can ecological traps benefit a population? In preparation.

31. Kolodny, O., McLaren, M., Greenbaum, G., Feldman, M.W., Petrov, D., Taylor, R.W. One migrant too many: reconsidering the dominant paradigm for management of fragmented populations. In Preparation.

30. Kolodny, O. *, Vortman, Y. * The extra cost factor: the under-appreciated cost of extra-pair paternity to cuckolded males. In preparation. Invited contribution to special issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences; special issue proposal under review.

29. Kolodny, O., Mattison, S.M., Creanza, N. An economic solution for the matrilineal puzzle. Under Revision.

28. Kolodny, O., Ram, Y. Recombination with altruistic mutator lineages: an underappreciated route of genetic adaptation. In Preparation, preliminary.

27. Kolodny, O., Dethlefsen, L., Feldman, M.W., Gardner, C.D., Relman, D. The possible role of the gut microbiota in the acquisition and maintenance of lactose tolerance in humans. Accepted research grant, 20K$, 2017-2018. Additional grant proposals under review.

26. Kolodny, O.*, Weinberg, M.*, Reshef, L., Harten, L., Hefetz, A., Gophna, U., Feldman, M.W., Yovel, Y. The role of the microbiome in social communication of the Egyptian fruit-bat. In Preparation.

25. Kolodny, O.*, Weinberg, M.*, Reshef, L., Harten, L., Hefetz, A., Gophna, U., Feldman, M.W., Yovel, Y. Who is the host of the host-associated microbiome? Colony-level dynamics overshadow inter-individual variability in the fur microbiome of a social mammal, the Egyptian fruit-bat. In Preparation.

24. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W. Evolution of the extended genotype: a model of host-associated microbiome assembly and its effect on evolutionary dynamics of its host. In Preparation.

23. Kolodny, O. The effect of microbiome-mediated plasticity on host evolution. In Preparation.

Scientific Posters and Talks

(45 first-author presentations: 22 talks, at 29 scientific venues; 11 posters, at 16 scientific venues)

Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W., Gardner, C., Dethlefsen, L., Relman, D., 2017. Is lactose tolerance mediated by the gut microbiome?

Poster presented at the Third Annual Stanford Microbiome Summit, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Emergence and maintenance of microbiota-mediated lactose tolerance in humans.

Talk given at the Stanford Center for Translational Research and Applied Medicine, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Who hosts the host-associated microbiome?

Talk given at the Stanford School of Medicine (host: Prof. David Relman).

Guest lecture in BIO146 seminar series: population studies, Stanford.

Paterson, A. Kolodny, O., Na’aman, I., Frumkin, A., Engel, A.P, 2017. Environmental metagenomics of the chemolithoautotrophically based ecosystem of Ayalon cave, Israel.

Talk given at Speleo2017, 17th International Congress of Speleology, Sydney, Australia.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Microbiome assembly dynamics and their co-evolution with hosts: a computational framework.

Poster presented at the Animal-Microbe Symbioses Gordon Research Conference, Mt. Snow, VT, and at the adjacent Gordon Research Seminar.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Neutral population dynamics explain Neanderthal replacement.

Poster presented at the Genome Research Symposium, 23andMe, Mountain View, California.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Fruit bat microbiomes: a super-supra-organism with a role in communication?

Talk given at the interdisciplinary microbiome perspectives seminar, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Modeling the endangered and the extinct: from conserving rhinos and toads to explaining Neanderthal replacement.

Talk given at the Eco-Evo seminar series in the department of Biology, Stanford.

Kolodny, O., Vortman, Y. 2017. The extra cost factor: the under-appreciated cost of extra-pair paternity to cuckolded males.

Talk given at the international workshop: The dynamics of gender in matrilineal kinship systems, University of New Mexico.

McLaren, M., Kolodny, O., Taylor, R.W.P 2017. One migrant too many.

Poster presented at the Plant and Animal Genome XXV international conference, San Diego.

Kolodny, O. 2017. Models, paradigms and approaches: the extension of biology through culture and their co-evolution.

Series of three guest lectures in Bio282 seminar on cultural evolution.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Modeling evolutionary processes and ecological dynamics.

Talk given at the departmental seminar in the department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University.

Kolodny, O. 2016. With a little help from my friends: ecological dynamics and evolutionary implications of the host-associated microbiome.

Special seminar given at the department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Predicting surprises: The application of simple models of hominins’ demographies and culture to prehistoric observations.

Talk given at the departmental seminar of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Kolodny, O., Edelman, S. 2016. The leap of language: the ecological context of language evolution.

Poster presented at the National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium, The Extension of Biology Through Culture.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Living the dream: the path of an Eco-Evo scientist.

Invited talk at Callaghan Innovation 21st century science and technology initiative, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Occam’s razor and Feldhofer’s spear: a null model of the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.

Guest lecture in BIO146 seminar series: population studies, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Cognitive hijacking and punctuated evolution of language.

Talk at New Persepctives in Cultural Evolution workshop, Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Ecology, Evolution, and the Microbiome: Theory, Models, and Data.

Talk given at the Stanford School of Medicine (host: Prof. David Relman).

Talk given at the University of Washington, Dep. of Genome Sciences (host: Prof. Elhanan Borenstein).

Kolodny, O., 2016. Are ecological traps a threat to amphibians?

Poster presented at the 17th Annual Bay Area Society for Conservation Biology Symposium.

Poster presented at the 14th Bay Area Population Genomics meeting, SFSU, San Francisco.

Kolodny, O., Feldman, M., 2016. Holobiome evolution: A computational model of microbiome assembly dynamics and community-level evolutionary change.

Poster presented at BAPG XIII, the Bay Area Population Genomics Meeting, UC Berkeley.

Poster presented at Stanford at CEHG2016, the annual symposium of the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics.

Poster presented at Bioinformatics for the Microbiome Symposium 2016, at Stanford.

Kolodny, O. 2016. Modeling the punctuated trajectory of cultural innovation: a modicum of realism goes a long way.

Talk given at the Institute of Archaeology in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Kolodny, O., 2015. With a little help from my friends: microbiome, host behavior, and evolution.

Talk given at the 13th Annual UCSC/Stanford Species Interactions Workshop, Stanford.

Kolodny, O., 2015. Evolution in leaps: The stepwise accumulation of cultural innovations.

Talk given at the CEHG Genetics and Society Symposium.

Kolodny, O., 2015. Brains and Guts: An account of the evolution of learning and Questions about the role of the microbiome in evolution.

Talk given at the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics weekly Evolgenome seminar.

Kolodny, O., 2014. Evolution of proto-linguistic abilities as a by-product of learning to find food in structured environments.

Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) 2014 conference, New York.

Kolodny, O., 2014. Foraging challenges in statistically structured environments give rise to learning mechanisms which may account for “advanced cognitive abilities”.

Talk given in ASAB annual winter conference, “The Evolution of Behavioral Mechanisms”, London.

Kolodny, O., 2013. From associative learning to unsupervised learning of complex patterns and language: can one model do it all?

Talk given at a joint seminar of the Sagol school of Brain Sciences, Tel Aviv University, and IBM research labs, Haifa

Talk given in the annual conference of the Animal Behavior Society in Boulder, Colorado

Talk given at Behaviour2013, the annual IEC and ASAB conference, Newcastle, UK.

Kolodny, O., 2012. The Evolution of Unsupervised Learning.

Talk given at the ASAB International Interdisciplinary Workshop 2012: Physical Cognition and Problem Solving, Birmingham University, U.K.

Talk given at a departmental special seminar in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, July 2012

Talk given and awarded first place among PhD talks in the annual conference of the Israeli Zoological Society, 2012.

Kolodny, O., 2011. A Model of Learning from Data Sequences: from Birdsong to Language Learning.

Talk given at the 2011 annual conference of the Israeli Zoological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kolodny, O., Lotem, A. and Edelman, S., 2011. Learning a Graph-Structured Generative Probabilistic Grammar of Linguistic Experience.

Poster presented in the 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Sciences Society, Boston

Poster presented in the 2011 summer conference of the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior, St. Andrews.

Kolodny, O. and Lotem, A., 2010. The Effect of Population Dynamics and Life Histories on the Evolution of Risk-Related Decision Making.

Poster presented and awarded first place among presented posters in the annual conference of the Israeli Zoological Society.

Kolodny, O. and Lotem, A., 2010. The Effect of Population Dynamics and Life Histories on the Evolution of Risk-Related Decision Making.

Poster presented in the ISF international workshop on learning, decision making and evolutionary theory, Kfar-Blum, November 7-11.

Kolodny, O., Elyashiv, E., Sattath, S., Rinnot, Y. and Sella, G., 2010. Inferring the Rate and Intensity of Adaptations in D. simulans.

Poster presented and awarded first place among M.Sc. posters in the ESE annual conference of 2010.

Poster presented in the international conference “Theoretical Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior”, dedicated to Prof. Danny Cohen, Hebrew University, July 2010.

Books Edited

Ben-David, Mishka. 2011. "Life, Love, and Death: A Journey from modern science to philosophy and ethics". Editor: Hozen, T. Scientific Editor: Kolodny, O. Yedioth Ahronoth press, Tel Aviv.


* Equal contributors.

C Corresponding author.

P Presenting author.