• Bengston SE, Shin M, Dornhaus A. 2017. Life-history strategy and behavioral type: Risk-tolerance variation reflects differing growth rates and energy allocation in Temnothorax ant colonies. 126: 556-564. DOI: 10.1111/oik.03527


  • Bengston SE, Dornhaus A. 2015. Latitudinal variation in risk-tolerance is driven by competition and spatial distribution in Temnothorax Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 69:1265-1274. DOI 10.1007/s00265-015-1939-4
  • Bengston SE, Jandt J. The development of collective personality: the ontogenetic drivers of behavioral variation across groups. Invited review, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Published online. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00081


  • Bengston SE, Dornhaus A. 2014. Be meek or be bold? A colony-level behavioral syndrome in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI:1098/rspb.2014.0518
  • Bengston SE, Pruitt JN, Riechert SE. 2014. Natal environment induces the formation of correlated behavioral traits in Brachypelma smithi Animal Behaviour. 93: 105-110. DOI:j.anbehav.2014.04.022
  • Jandt J, Bengston SE, Pinter-Wolman N, Pruitt J, Raine N, Dornhaus A, Sih A. 2014. Behavioral syndromes and social insects: personality at multiple levels. Biology Review. 89: 48-67. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12042
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  • Bibbs CS, Bengston SE, Gouge DH. 2014. Exploration of refuge preference in the Arizona bark scorpion, Centruroides sculpturatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Environmental Entomology. 43: 1345-1353. DOI:
  • Bibbs CS, Bengston SE, Gouge DH. 2014. Activity trends and movement distances in the Arizona bark scorpion, Centruroides sculpturatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Journal of Environmental Entomology. 43: 1613-1620.


  • Bengston SE, Dornhaus A. 2013. Colony size does not predict foraging distance in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus: a puzzle for standard scaling models. Insectes Sociaux 60: 93-96. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-012-0272-4