Publications (* SFSU student)


Morales, M.A. and A.G. Zink. 2017. Mechanisms of aggregation in an ant-tended treehopper: attraction to mutualists is balanced by conspecific competition. PLoS ONE 12(7):e0181429.

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Prado-Irwin, S.*, A. Bird*, A.G. Zink, and V.T. Vredenburg. 2017. Intraspecific variation in the skin-associated microbiome of a terrestrial salamander.  Microbial Ecology 74:745-756.


Barker, J., J. Bronstein, M. Friesen, E. Jones, H.K. Reeve, A.G. Zink, and M. Frederickson. 2017. Synthesizing perspectives on the evolution of cooperation within and between species.  Evolution 71:814-825.


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.


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. Press: Phys.org News


Zink, A.G. 2015.  Kin selection and the evolution of mutualisms between species.  Ethology 121:823-830.


Zink, A.G. and Z-H He. 2015.  Botanical brilliance: are plants decision-makers or elaborate fakers?  Science 347: 724-725.

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Muñoz, 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 (cover article).  

Press: New York Times, San Fran Chronicle, California Watch (U-T San Diego, Sacramento Bee), SF State News, Bay Citizen


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.


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.  Press: Phys.org News


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Abbot, P. et al. (135 authors) and A.G. Zink.  2011.  Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality.  Nature 471:E1-4.


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.  Press: SF State


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Zink, A.G. 2005.  Dynamics of brood desertion among communally breeding females in the treehopper Publilia concava.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:466-473.


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.


Zink, A.G.  2003.  Quantifying the costs and benefits of parental care in female treehoppers. Behavioral Ecology 14:687-693.


Zink, A.G.  2003.  Intraspecific brood parasitism as a conditional reproductive tactic in the treehopper Publilia concava.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:406-415.


Zink, A.G.  2001.  The optimal degree of parental care asymmetry among communal breeders.  Animal Behaviour 61:439-446.


Zink, A.G.  2000.  The evolution of intraspecific brood parasitism in birds and insects.  American Naturalist 155:395-405.


Zink, A.G. and N.T. Wheelwright. 1997. Facultative self-pollination in island irises. American Midland Naturalist 137:72-78.