Francis, J.S., Acevedo, C.R.*, Muth, F. & Leonard, A.S. In press. Nectar chemistry changes the ecological costs of chemically defended pollen.
Muth, F. and Leonard, A.S. 2019. A neonicotinoid pesticide negatively affects foraging, but not learning, in free-flying bumblebees. Scientific Reports. 9: 4764. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39701-5.
Muth, F., Breslow, P.*, Masek, P. and Leonard, A.S. 2018 A pollen fatty acid enhances learning and survival in bumblebees. Behavioral Ecology. 29:1371-1379.
Muth, F., Cooper, T.R.*, Bonilla, R.F.* and Leonard, A.S. 2017. A novel protocol for studying bee cognition in the wild. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111.
Leonard, A.S. and Francis, J.S. 2017. Plant-animal communication: Past, present, and future. Evolutionary Ecology. 31: 143-151.
Muth, F., Papaj, D.R. and Leonard, A.S. 2017. Multiple rewards have asymmetric effects on learning in bumblebees. Animal Behaviour. 126:123-133.
Muth, F., Francis, J.S. and Leonard, A.S. 2016. Bees use the taste of pollen to determine which flowers to visit. Biology Letters 12: 20160356.
Russell, A.L., Gillette, H.D.*, Leonard, A.S. and Papaj, D.R. 2016. Concealed floral rewards and the role of experience in floral sonication by bees. Animal Behaviour. 120: 83-91.
Francis, J., Muth, F. Papaj, D.R., and Leonard, A.S. 2016. Nutritional complexity and the structure of bee foraging bouts. Behavioral Ecology. 27 (3): 903-911.
Muth, F., Papaj, D.R. and Leonard, A.S. 2016. Bees remember flowers for more than one reason: Pollen mediates associative learning. Animal Behaviour 111:93-100.
Russell, A.L., Golden, R.E.*, Leonard, A.S. and Papaj, D.R. 2016. Bees learn preferences for plant species that offer only pollen as a floral reward. Behavioral Ecology. 27 (3): 731-740.
Muth, F., Papaj, D.R. and Leonard, A.S. 2015. Colour learning when foraging for nectar and pollen: Bees learn two colours at once. Biology Letters 11: 20150628.
Anthony, W.E.*, Palmer-Young, E.C., Leonard, A.S., Irwin, R.E. and Adler, L.S. 2015. Testing dose-dependent effects of the nectar alkaloid anabasine on trypanosome parasite loads in adult bumble bees PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142496.
Richardson, L.L, Adler, L.S., Leonard, A.S., Andicoechea, J.*, Regan, K.H.*, Anthony, W.*, Manson, J.S., and Irwin, R.E. 2015. Secondary metabolites in floral nectar reduce parasite infections in bumble bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B: Biological Sciences 282(1803):20142471.
Long, S.M., Leonard, A.S., Carey, A.*, and Jakob, E.M. 2015. Vibration as an effective stimulus for aversive conditioning in jumping spiders. Journal of Arachnology 43:111-114.
Muth, F., Scampini, A.V.*, and Leonard, A.S. 2015. The effect of acute stress on learning and memory in the bumble bee. Learning and Motivation 50: 39-41.
Leonard, A.S. and Masek, P. 2014. Multisensory integration of colors and scents: Insights from bees and flowers. Journal of Comparative Physiology: Series A 200:463-474.
Jones, B.M.*, Leonard, A.S., Papaj, D.R. and Gronenberg, W. 2013. Plasticity of the worker bumblebee brain in relation to age and rearing environment. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 82:250-261.
Leonard, A.S., Brent, J.*, Papaj, D.R. and Dornhaus, A. 2013. Floral nectar guide patterns discourage nectar robbing by bumble bees. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55914.
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Leonard, A.S., Dornhaus, A. and Papaj, D.R. 2012. Why are floral signals complex? An outline of functional hypotheses. In Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships, Patiny, S. ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Kaczorowski, R.L., Leonard, A.S., Dornhaus, A. and Papaj, D.R. 2012. Floral signal complexity as a possible adaptation to environmental variability: a test using nectar-foraging bumble bees. Animal Behaviour 83: 905-913.
Leonard, A.S. and Papaj, D.R. 2011. "X" marks the spot: The possible benefits of nectar guides to bees and plants. Functional Ecology. 25: 1-9.
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Leonard, A.S., Dornhaus, A. and Papaj, D.R. 2011. Forget-me-not: complex floral signals, inter-signal interactions, and pollinator cognition. Current Zoology 57: 215-224. Invited contribution to special issue on "Complex Signaling"
Leonard A.S. and Hedrick, A.V. 2010. Long distance signals influence assessment of close range mating displays in the field cricket, Gryllus integer. Biological Journal of The Linnean Society 100: 856-865.
Leonard, A.S. and Hedrick, A.V. 2009. Male and female crickets use different decision rules in response to mating signals. Behavioral Ecology 20: 1175-1184.
Leonard, A.S. and Hedrick, A.V. 2009. Single versus multiple cues in mate discrimination by males and females. Animal Behaviour 77:151-159.
Leonard, A.S. and Morse, D.H. 2006. Line-following preferences of male crab spiders, Misumena vatia. Animal Behaviour 71: 717-724.