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Hasenjager M, Franks V, Leadbeater E (2022) From dyads to collectives : a review of honeybee signalling. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 76, 124.
Pull C, Petkova I, Watrobska C, Pasquier G, Perez Fernandez M and Leadbeater, E (2022) Ecology dictates the value of memory for foraging bees, Current Biology, vol. 32, 1-7. video abstract
Veiner M, Morimoto J, Leadbeater E and Manfredini F (2022) Machine learning models identify gene predictors of waggle dance behaviour in honeybees. Molecular Ecology Resources, 22, 2248– 2261.
Straw E, Thompson L, Leadbeater E, Brown MJF (2022) "Inert" ingredients are understudied, potentially dangerous to bees, and deserve more research attention. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 289.
Easter, C., Leadbeater E., Hasenjager M (2022) Behavioural variation among workers promotes feed-forward loop formation in a simulated social insect colony. Royal Society Open Science 9.
Hasenjager M, Hoppitt W and Leadbeater E (2022) Do honeybees modulate dance-following according to foraging distance? Animal Behaviour 184:89-97.
Mesnage R, Straw E, et al (2021) Improving pesticide-use data for the EU. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5:1560.
Samuelson AE, Schuerch R and Leadbeater E (2021) Dancing bees evaluate central urban forage resources as superior to agricultural land. Journal of Applied Ecology, 00,  1– 10.
Siviter H, Bailes EJ, Martin CD, Oliver TR, Koricheva J, Leadbeater E and Brown M (2021) Agrochemicals interact synergistically to increase bee mortality. Nature 596: 389-392.
Siviter H, Folly AJ, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2020) Individual and combined impacts of sulfoxaflor and Nosema bombi on bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) larval growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, 287:1932 20200934.
Hasenjager MJ, Leadbeater E and Hoppitt W (2020) Detecting and quantifying social transmission using Network-Based Diffusion Analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90: 8– 26.
Samuelson AE, Gill RJ and Leadbeater E (2020) Urbanisation is associated with reduced Nosema sp. infection, higher colony strength and higher richness of foraged pollen in honeybees. Apidologie, 1-17.
Hasenjager M, Hoppitt W and Leadbeater E (2020) Network-based diffusion analysis reveals context-specific dominance of dance communication in foraging honeybees. Nature Communications 11:625.
Siviter H, Horner J, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2020) Sulfoxaflor exposure reduces egg-laying in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris). Journal of Applied Ecology, online early edition:
Siviter H, Scott A, Pasquier G, Pull C, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2019) No evidence for negative impacts of acute sulfoxaflor exposure on bee olfactory conditioning or working memory. PeerJ, 7:e7208
Leadbeater E and Hasenjager M (2019) Honeybee Communication: There's more on the dancefloor. Current Biology (Dispatch) 29: R285–6.
Hasenjager M and Leadbeater E (2019) Insect Social Learning. In: Choe, J.C.
(Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (2nd ed.). vol. 3, pp. 356–364. Elsevier,
Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128132517
Hoppitt W, Photopoulou T, Hasenjager M and Leadbeater E (2018). NBDA: A Package For Implementing Network-Based Diffusion Analysis. R package version 0.6.1.

Siviter H, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2018) Sulfoxaflor exposure reduces bumblebee reproductive success. Nature, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0430-6

Siviter H, Koricheva J, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2018) Quantifying the impact of pesticides on learning and memory in bees. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13193


Samuelson AE, Gill RJ, Brown MJF and Leadbeater E (2018) Lower bumblebee colony reproductive success in agricultural compared to urban environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0807

Samuelson AE and Leadbeater E (2018) A land-use classification protocol for pollinator ecology research: an urbanisation case study. Ecology and Evolution (online first:

Samuelson AE and Leadbeater E (2017) Foraging by honeybees. ChX, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behaviour (Eds Vonk J, Shackelford T, Section Ed Guillette L), Springer, Cham.


Leadbeater E and Dawson EH (2017) A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. PNAS 114:7838-7845.


Samuelson, EEW, Chen-Wishart, ZP, Gill, RJ, and Leadbeater E (2016) Effect of acute pesticide exposure on bee spatial working memory using an analogue of the radial-arm maze. Scientific Reports 6: 38957.


Evans L, Raine NE and Leadbeater E (2016) Reproductive environment affects learning performance in are bumble bee. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:2053-2060.

Dawson E, Chittka L and Leadbeater E (2016) Alarm substances induce associative social learning in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Animal Behaviour 122:17-22.

Field, J and Leadbeater, E (2016) Co-operation between non-relatives in a primitively eusocial wasp Polistes dominula. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 371 20150093; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0093

Leadbeater E* (2015) What evolves in the evolution of social learning? Journal of Zoology 295:4-11.

Leadbeater, E* and Florent, C (2014) Bumblebees do not rate social information above personal experience. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:1145-1150

Grueter, C* and Leadbeater, E  (2014) Insights from Insects about adaptive social information use. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29:177-183

Leadbeater, E*, Dapporto, L., Turillazzi, S. and Field, J. 2013. Available kin recognition cues may explain why wasp behaviour reflects relatedness to nest mates. Behavioral Ecology, doi:10.1093/beheco/art113

Dawson, E.H., Avargues-Weber, A., Chittka, L.and Leadbeater, E.* 2013. Learning by observation arises from simple associations in an insect model. Current Biology 23:727-730

Green, J. P.*, Leadbeater, E., Carruthers, J. M., Rosser, N. S., Lucas, E. R. & Field, J. 2013. Clypeal patterning in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus: no evidence of adaptive value in the wild. Behavioral Ecology 24, 623-633

Lengronne, T.*, Leadbeater, E., Patalano, S., Dreier, S., Field, J., Sumner, S., Keller, L. 2012 Little effect of seasonal constraints on population genetic structure in eusocial paper wasps. Ecology and Evolution 2:2615-2624

Pohl, N.U., Leadbeater, E., Slabbekoorn, H., Klump, G.M., Langemann, U.* 2012. Great tits in urban noise benefit from high frequencies in song detection and discrimination. Animal Behaviour 83: 711-721

Leadbeater, E.*, Carruthers, J.M., Green, J.P., Rosser, N. and Field, J. 2011. Nest inheritance is the missing source of direct fitness in a primitively eusocial insect. Science 333:874-876.

Leadbeater, E.*, Chittka, L. 2011. Do inexperienced bumblebee foragers use scent marks as social information? Animal Cognition 14: 915-919

Grueter C., Leadbeater E* and Ratnieks, F. 2010. Social Learning: The importance of copying others. Current Biology 20:683-685.

Leadbeater E.*, Carruthers J.M., Green J.P., van Heusden J. and Field, J. 2010. Unrelated helpers in a primitively eusocial wasp: is helping tailored towards direct fitness? PLoS ONE 5(8): e11997. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011997

Leadbeater E.* 2009. Social Learning: What do Drosophilia have to offer? Current Biology 19: R378-R380.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2009. Bumblebees learn the value of social cues through experience. Biology Letters 5: 310-312.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2008. Social information use in foraging insects. InFood Exploitation by Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral and Theoretical Approaches, Editors: Jarau S. and Hrncir M., CRC press.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2008. Social transmission of nectar robbing behaviour in bumblebees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences275: 1669-1674.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2007. Social Learning in insects- from miniature brains to consensus building. Current Biology 17: R703-R713.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2007. The dynamics of social learning in an insect model, the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1789-1796.

Leadbeater E., Raine N.E.*, Chittka L. (2006) Social learning: Ants and the meaning of teaching. Current Biology 16: R323-R325.

Chittka L.* and Leadbeater E. 2005. Social learning: public information in insects.Current Biology 15: R869-R871.

Leadbeater E.* and Chittka L. 2005. A new mode of information transfer in foraging bumblebees? Current Biology 15: R869-R871.

Leadbeater E.*, Goller F. and Riebel K. 2005. Unusual phonation, covarying song characteristics and song preferences: female zebra finches are uninspired by inspiratory syllables. Animal Behaviour 70: 909-919.

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