Hein, AMDL Altshuler, DE Cade, JC Liao, BT Martin, GK Taylor. In Review. An algorithmic approach to natural behavior. 

Hein, AM, BT Martin. 2019Information limitation and the dynamics of coupled ecological systems. Nature Ecology & Evolution (pdf). [Coverage: Associated News & Views piece on the paper]

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