Publications

For additional links to full text articles, see my google scholar page.  My full CV is here.

Keiser, CN; Vodjvodic, S; Butler, I; Sartain, E; Rudolf, VHW; and Saltz, JB. Queen presence alters the relationship between collective behavior and disease susceptibility in ant colonies. Accepted to Journal of Animal Ecology

Saltz, JB; Lymer, S; Gabrielian, JG; and Nuzhdin SV. Genetic correlations among developmental and contextual behavioral plasticity in Drosophila melanogaster. In press at The American Naturalist (online early)
Press: Am Nat Forthcoming Papers

Saltz, JB; Hessel, F*; and Kelly, MW. 2017. Trait correlations in the genomics era. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(4): 279-290.
Press: LSU press release

Saltz, JB. 2017. Genetic variation in social environment construction influences the development of aggressive behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Heredity 118:340-347.
Press: Interview with me about the paper featured on the Heredity podcast; Rice’s press release picked up by futurity and phys.org.

Saltz, JB; Geiger, AP; Anderson, R*; Johnson, BJ*; and Marren, RI*. 2016 What, if anything, is a social niche? Evolutionary Ecology 30(2): 349-364.

Foley, BR; Saltz, JB; Nuzhdin, SV; and Marjoram, P. 2015. A Bayesian approach to social structure uncovers cryptic regulation of group dynamics in Drosophila melanogaster.  The American Naturalist 185(6):797-808.

Saltz, JB and Nuzhdin, SV. 2014. Genetic variation in niche construction and its implications: Response to Shuker. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29(6): 304-305.

Saltz, JB; and Nuzhdin, SV. 2014. Genetic variation in niche construction: implications for development and evolutionary genetics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29(1): 8-14 Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Saltz, JB. 2013. Genetic composition of social groups influences male aggressive behaviour and fitness in natural genotypes of Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20131926.

Stamps, JA; Saltz, JB; and Krishnan, VV. 2013. Genotypic differences in behavioural entropy: unpredictable genotypes are composed of unpredictable individuals. Animal Behaviour 86(3): 641-649.

Ardekani, R; Biyani, A; Dalton, J; Saltz, JB; Arbeitman, MA; Tower, J; Nuzhdin S; and Tavaré, S. 2013. Three dimensional tracking and behavior monitoring of multiple fruit flies. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10: 20120547
Press: USC news: The secret life of fruit flies 

Saltz, JB; Alicuben, ET*; Grubman, J*; Harkenrider, M*; Megowan, N*; and Nuzhdin, SV. 2012. Non-additive indirect effects of group genetic diversity on larval viability in D. melanogaster imply key role of maternal decision-making. Molecular Ecology 21(9): 2270-2281.

Saltz, JB. 2011. Natural genetic variation in social environment choice: context-dependent gene- environment correlation in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 65(8): 2325–2334

Saltz, JB and Foley, BR. 2011. Natural genetic variation in social niche construction: social effects of aggression drive disruptive sexual selection in Drosophila melanogaster. The American Naturalist 177(5): 645-654.
Press: Review in Science Daily; This paper won The American Naturalists’ Best Student Paper award in 2012

Miller, PM; Saltz, JB; Cochrane, VA; Marcinkowski, CM; Mobin, R; and Turner, TL. 2011. Natural variation in decision-making behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One 6(1):e16436.

Conrad, L; Weinersmith, KL; Brodin, T; Saltz, JB; and Sih, A. 2011. Behavioural syndromes in fishes: a review with implications for ecology and fisheries management.  Journal of Fish Biology 78(2):395-435.

PENDING MANUSCRIPTS
Saltz, JB; Hughes, K; Keagy, J; Gomulkeiwicz, R; Bell, AM; and Flint, J. Why do estimates of GxE vary? Under review at Nature Reviews Genetics

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Saltz, JB; Dunham, JP; Chang, PL; Cheng, K*; and Nuzhdin, SV. Indirect genetic effects mediate male mating success in groups of Drosophila melanogaster

Stamps, JA; Biro, B; Mitchell, D; and Saltz, JB. Bayesian model predicts genetic variation in learning behavior.

*denotes undergraduate co-authors

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