Publications (*SFSU Graduate Student)
Zink, A.G. and B.E. Lyon. 2022. Natural selection: fair weather cooperators. Current Biology 32:R1240-1242. Link to pdf.
Holst, M.M.*, C.M. Hauver, R.S. Stein, B.L. Milano, L.H. Levine, A.G. Zink, J.V. Watters, R.J. Crook. 2022. Behavioral changes in senescent giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) are associated with peripheral neural degeneration and loss of epithelial tissue. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A 271:11263. Link to pdf.
Cowgill, M.*, A.G. Zink, W. Sparagon, T.A. Yap, H. Sulaeman*, M. Koo, V.T. Vredenburg. 2021. Social behavior, community composition, pathogen strain and host symbionts drive fungal disease dynamics in salamanders. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8:742288. Link to pdf.
Tihelka, E., J. Hafernik, B.V. Brown, C. Quock*, A.G. Zink, S. Croppi, C-Y. Cai, C-D. Zhu. 2021. Global invasion risk of Apocephalus borealis, a honey bee parasitoid. Apidologie 52:1128-1140. Link to pdf.
Ritchie, K.L.*, V.T. Vredenburg, S. Chaukulkar*, H.M. Butler*, A.G. Zink. 2021. Social group size influences rates of pathogen transmission in salamanders. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75:136. Link to pdf.
Sette, C.M.*, V.T. Vredenburg, and A.G. Zink. 2020. Differences in fungal disease dynamics in co-occuring terrestrial and aquatic amphibians. EcoHealth 17:302-314. Link to pdf.
Greer, J.A.*, A. Swei, V.T. Vredenburg, A.G. Zink. 2020. Parental care alters the egg microbiome of maritime earwigs. Microbial Ecology 80:920-934. Link to pdf. (cover article)
Zink, A.G. and J.M. Eadie. 2019. Evolution: when cooperators cheat. Nature 567:34-35. Link to pdf.
Lyon, B.E. and A.G. Zink. 2018. Evolution: how not to detect a brood parasite. Current Biology 28:R1192-1194. Link to pdf.
Chaukulkar, S.*, H. Sulaeman*, A.G. Zink, V.T. Vredenburg. 2018. Pathogen invasion and non-epizootic dynamics in Pacific newts in California over the last century. PLoS ONE 13(7):e0197710. Link to pdf.
Bird, A.*, S. Prado-Irwin*, V.T. Vredenburg, A.G. Zink. 2018. Skin microbiomes of California terrestrial salamanders are influenced by habitat more than host phylogeny. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:442. Link to pdf.
Prado-Irwin, S.*, A. Bird*, A.G. Zink, V.T. Vredenburg. 2017. Intraspecific variation in the skin-associated microbiome of a terrestrial salamander. Microbial Ecology 74:745-756. Link to pdf.
Barker, J., J. Bronstein, M. Friesen, E. Jones, H.K. Reeve, A.G. Zink, M. Frederickson. 2017. Synthesizing perspectives on the evolution of cooperation within and between species. Evolution 71:814-825.
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Morales, M., A.G. Zink. 2017. Mechanisms of aggregation in an ant-tended treehopper: attraction to mutualists is balanced by consepcific competition. PLoS ONE 12(7):e0181429. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and B.E. Lyon. 2016. Evolution of conspecific brood parasitism versus cooperative breeding as alternative reproductive tactics. American Naturalist 187:35-47. Link to pdf.
Sette, C.M.*, V.T. Vredenburg, and A.G. Zink. 2015. Reconstructing historical and contemporary disease dynamics: a case study using the California slender salamander. Biological Conservation 192:20-29. Link to pdf. News coverage.
Zink, A.G. 2015. Kin selection and the evolution of mutualisms between species. Ethology 121:823-830. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and Z-H He. 2015. Botanical brilliance: are plants decision-makers or elaborate fakers? Science 347:724-725. Link to pdf.
Munoz, N.E.* and A.G. Zink. 2012. Asymmetric forceps increase fighting success among males of similar size in the maritime earwig. Ethology 118:943-954. Link to pdf. (cover article). News coverage.
Miller, J.S.* and A.G. Zink. 2012. Parental care trade-offs and the role of filial cannibalism in the maritime earwig, Anisolabis maritima. Animal Behaviour 83:1387-1394. Link to pdf.
Miller, J.S.*, L. Rudolph**, and A.G. Zink. 2011. Maternal nest defense reduces egg cannibalism by conspecific females in the maritime earwig, Anisolabis maritima. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:1873-1879. Link to pdf. News coverage.
Abbot, P. et al. (135 authors) and A.G. Zink. 2011. Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471:E1-4. Link to pdf.
Buston, P. and A.G. Zink. 2009. Reproductive skew and the evolution of conflict resolution: a synthesis of transactional and tug-of-war models. Behavioral Ecology 20:672-684. Link to pdf. (cover article). News coverage.
Zink, A.G. and J.A. Rosenheim. 2008. Stage-specific predation on Lygus hesperus affects its population stage-structure. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 126:61-66. Link to pdf.
Loeb, M.L.G. and A.G. Zink. 2006. Fitness conflicts and the costs of sociality in communal egg layers: a theoretical model and empirical tests. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:889-899. Link to pdf.
Rosenheim, J.A., K. Steinmann, G. Langellotto, and A.G. Zink. 2006. Estimating the impact of Lygus hesperus on cotton: the insect, plant, and human observer as sources of variability. Environmental Entomology 35:1141-1153. Link to pdf.
Wheelwright, N.T., E.E. Dukeshire, J.B. Fontaine, S.H. Gutow, D.A. Moeller, J.C. Schuetz, T.M. Smith, S.L. Rodgers, and A.G. Zink. 2005. Pollinator limitation, autogamy, and minimal inbreeding depression in insect-pollinated plants on a boreal island. American Midland Naturalist 155:19-38. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. 2005. Dynamics of brood desertion among communally breeding females in the treehopper Publilia concava. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:466-473. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and H.K. Reeve. 2005. Predicting the temporal dynamics of reproductive skew and group membership in communal breeders. Behavioral Ecology 16:880-888. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and J.A. Rosenheim. 2005. Stage-dependent feeding behavior by western tarnished plant bugs influences flower bud abscission in cotton plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 117:235-242. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and J.A. Rosenheim. 2004. State-dependent sampling bias in insects: implications for monitoring western tarnished plant bugs. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 113:117-123.
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Zink, A.G. 2003. Quantifying the costs and benefits of parental care in female treehoppers. Behavioral Ecology 14:687-693. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. 2003. Intraspecific brood parasitism as a conditional reproductive tactic in the treehopper Publilia concava. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:406-415. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. 2001. The optimal degree of parental care asymmetry among communal breeders. Animal Behaviour 61:439-446. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. 2000. The evolution of intraspecific brood parasitism inbirds and insects. American Naturalist 155:395-405. Link to pdf.
Zink, A.G. and N.T. Wheelwright. 1997. Facultative self-pollination in island irises. American Midland Naturalist 137:72-78. Link to pdf.