Hein, AM, BT Martin. 2019Information limitation and the dynamics of coupled ecological systems. Nature Ecology & Evolution (link)

Lemasson et al. inccl. AM HeinIn ReviewDecoding collective communications from the individual’s perspective using Information Theory tools.

Carrara, F, DR Brumley, AM Hein, Y Yawata, MM Salek, KS Lee, E Sliwerska, SA Levin, R Stocker. Accepted. A method for generating controlled, dynamic chemical landscapes to study microbial behavior. Journal of Visualized Experiments

Sridharan, VK, AM Hein. Accepted. Exact solution of the advection-dispersion boundary value processes in rivers and estuaries.

Brumley, DR, F Carrara, AM Hein, Y Yuwata, SA Levin, R Stocker. 2019Bacteria push the limits of sensory precision to navigate dynamic chemical Gradients. PNAS. (pdf) [Media Coverage:, Pursuit] — Cover Article

Hein, AM, MA Gil, CR Twomey, ID Couzin, SA Levin. 2018Conserved behavioral circuits govern high-speed decision making in wild fish shoals. PNAS. (pdf, video) [Media Coverage:,  Science Daily, UCSC News, Santa Cruz Press]

Gil, M A, A M Hein, O Spiegel, M Baskett, and A Sih. 2018Social information can link individual behavior to ecological dynamics. Trends Ecol. Evol. (pdf)[Media Coverage: Aggie]

Martin, B T, S B Munch, and A M Hein. 2018. Reverse-engineering ecological theory from data. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 285: 20180422.(pdf)

Hughey, L, A M Hein, A Strandburg-Peshkin, and F Jensen. 2018. Challenges and solutions for studying collective animal behavior in the wild. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 373: 20170005. (pdf)

Gil*, M A and A M Hein*. 2017. Social interactions among grazing reef fish drive material flux in a coral reef ecosystem. PNAS 114(18):4703-4708. (pdf)
(*equal contribution) [Media Coverage:,  Science Daily,  International Business Times,  AXIOS, Public News, Yale e360] — Cover Article

Ache, B W, A M Hein, Y V Bobkov, J C Principe. 2016. Smelling time: a neural basis for olfactory scene analysis. Trends in Neuroscience 39:649-655. (pdf)

Hein, A M, F Carrara, D. Brumley, R Stocker, and S A Levin. 2016. Natural search algorithms as a bridge between organisms, evolution, and ecology. PNAS 113:9413-9420(pdf)

Hein, A M D. Brumley, F Carrara, R Stocker, and S A Levin. 2016. Physical limits on bacterial navigation in dynamic environments. J. Royal Society Interface. 3: 20150844. (pdf) and correction to an equation here

Park, I, A M Hein, Y V Bobkov, M A Reidenbach, B Ache, and J C Principe. 2016. Neurally encoding time for olfactory navigation. PLoS Comp. Biol. 12(1): e1004682. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004682 (pdf)

Hein*, A M, S B Rosenthal*, G I Hagstrom*, A Berdahl, C J Torney, and I D Couzin. 2015. The evolution of distributed sensing and collective computation in animal populations. eLife 4:e10955 doi:10.7554/eLife.10955 (pdf). (*equal contribution)

Gillooly, J F, A M Hein, and R Damiani. 2015. Nuclear DNA content varies with cell size across human cell types in Size Control in Biology, from Organelles to Organisms Eds. Rebecca Heald, David Wake, & Iswar Hariharan editors (Cold Spring Harbor Press).

Stier*, A C , A M Hein*, V Parravicini, and M Kulbicki. 2014. Larval dispersal drives trophic structure across Pacific coral reefs. Nature Communications 5:5575 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6575 (pdf).(*equal contribution).

Fahimipour, A and A M Hein. 2014. The dynamics of assembling food webs. Ecology Letters. 17:606-613 (pdf) — ESA Frost Award for outstanding paper in aquatic ecology

Hein, A M and S A McKinley. 2013. Sensory information and encounter rates of interacting species. PLoS Comp. Biol. 9: e1003178. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003178 (pdf).

Hein, A M and S A McKinley. 2012. Sensing and decision-making in random search. PNAS. 109:12070-12074 (pdf)

Hein, A M, C Hou, and J F Gillooly. 2012. Energetic and biomechanical constraints on animal migration distance. Ecology Letters. 15:104-110. (pdf)

Hein, A M and K J Keirsted. 2012. The rising cost of warming waters: Effects of temperature on the cost of swimming in fish. Biology Letters. 8:266-269. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0885. (pdf)


Hein, A M and J F Gillooly. 2011. Predators, prey, and transient states in the assembly of spatially structured communities. Ecology 92:549-555. (pdf)

Ray, J M , A M Hein, A Gonzalez, S Goetz, and M Miller. 2011. Imantodes cenchoa (Brown Blunt-Nosed Vine Snake) Maximum Size. Herp. Review 42:614-615.

Ray, J M , A M Hein, A Gonzalez, S Goetz, and M Miller. 2011. Imantodes cenchoa (Brown Blunt-Nosed Vine Snake) Diet. Herp. Review 42:100.

Hein, A M, and C Guyer.  2009. Hibernaculum selection and overwintering body temperatures of Cottonmouth snakes (Agkistrodon piscivorus). J. Alabama Acad. Sci. 80:35-43. — AAS Carmichael award for outstanding paper of 2009