Curriculum Vitae

Jolle Wolter Jolles
Last updated: Aug 20th, 2018
Education
2016
PhD Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
Thesis: Animal personality and the social context: the role of boldness and sociability variation in schooling fish
2010
MSc Neuroscience and Cognition, Utrecht University, NL (Honours)
Thesis: Dominance and boldness affect social foraging tactics in rooks Thesis: Individual and sex differences in decision-making in rats
2007
BSc Biology, University of Groningen, NL (Honours)
Thesis: To be or not to be: living in a group
Professional employment
2018 – 2020
Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz, Germany
2018 – 2020
von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany
2016 – 2018
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Radolfzell, Ger
2016
Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
2010 – 2012
Research Associate, Wild Cognition group, University of Cambridge, UK
2009 – 2010
Research Assistant, Faculty of Psychology & Education, VU University, NL
2008
Field Assistant, Baboon Research Unit, University of Cape Town, SA
2007
Field Assistant, Outrop Primate project, Indonesia; University of Cambridge, UK
2002 – 2009
Administrative research assistant, Department of Psychology, Maastricht University, NL
Publications
  • Grobis, M. M., Jolles, J. W., Mazué, G. P. F., Twomey, C. R., Bak-Coleman, J., Rubenstein, D. I., Couzin, I. D. (In prep) Quantifying the spatial distribution of risk in fish schools
  • Jolles, J. W., & Couzin, I. D., Killen, S. (In prep) Individual heterogeneity in animal collectives: Mechanisms and consequences across social scales
  • Jolles, J. W., Briggs, H., Araya-Ajoy, Y., Manica, A., Boogert, N. J. (In prep) Personality, plasticity and predictability in sticklebacks: bold fish are less plastic and more predictable than shy fish.
  1. Jolles, J. W. (2018) Comment on ‘Consistency of fish‐shoal social network structure under laboratory conditions (Gaffney & Webster, 2018)’ Journal of fish biology.
  2. Jolles, J. W., Laskowski, K, Boogert, N. J., Manica, A. (2018) Repeatable group differences in the collective behaviour of stickleback shoals across ecological contexts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172629.
  3. Daversa, D. D., Manica, A., Bosch, J., Jolles, J. W., Garner, T. W. (2018) Within-season habitat switching alters infection dynamics. Functional Ecology.
  4. Jolles, J. W., Boogert, N. J., Sridhar, V., Couzin, I. D., Manica, A. (2017) Consistent individual differences drive collective behaviour and group functioning of schooling fish. Current Biology 27: 1-7. open access
  5. Greggor, A. Jolles, J. W., Thornton, A, Clayton, NS. (2016). Seasonal changes in neophobia and its consistency in rooks: the effect of novelty type and dominance position. Animal Behaviour 121: 11-20.
  6. Jolles, J. W., Manica, A., Boogert, N. J. (2016). Food intake rates of inactive fish are positively linked to boldness in three-spined sticklebacks. Journal of Fish Biology 88(4): 1661-1668.
  7. Jolles, J. W., Aaron Taylor, B., Manica, A. (2016) Recent social conditions affect boldness repeatability in individual sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 112: 139-145.
  8. Jolles, J. W., Boogert, N, van den Bos, R. (2015). Sex differences in risk-taking and associative learning in rats. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150485.
  9. Jolles, J. W., Wilson, A., Stumpe, M. C., Johnstone, R.A., Manica, A. (2015). The role of social attraction and its link with boldness in the collective movements of three-spined sticklebacks. Animal Behaviour 99: 147-153.
  10. Jolles, J. W., Wilson, A., Stumpe, M. C., Johnstone, R.A., Manica, A. (2014). The role of previous social experience on risk-taking and leadership in three-spined sticklebacks. Behavioral Ecology 25(6): 1395-1401.
  11. Zandberg, L., Jolles, J. W., Boogert, N. J., Thornton., A. (2014). Jackdaw nestlings can discriminate between conspecific calls but do not beg specifically to their parents. Behavioral Ecology. 25(3): 565–57.
  12. van den Bos, R., Jolles, J. W. & Homberg, J. (2013) Social modulation of decision-making: a cross-species review. Frontiers in Neuroscience 7(301).
  13. Jolles, J. W., Ostojic, L & Clayton, N. S. (2013) Dominance, pair bonds and boldness determine social foraging tactics in rooks (Corvus frugilegus). Animal Behaviour. 85(6): 1261-1269.
  14. Jolles, J. W., King, A.J., Manica, A., Thornton, A. (2013) Heterogeneous structure in mixed-species corvid flocks in flight. Animal Behaviour 85(4): 743-750.
  15. van den Bos, R., Jolles, J. W., van der Knaap, L., Baars, A., de Visser, L. (2012) Male and female Wistar rats differ in decision-making performance in a rodent version of the Iowa Gambling Task. Behavioural Brain Research 234(2): 375-379.
  16. Jolles, J. W., de Visser, L., van den Bos, R. (2011) Male Wistar rats show individual differences in an animal model of Conformity. Animal Cognition 14: 769-773.
Awards and honours
2015
Thirkill prize for setting-up academic organisation ‘Clarity’, Clare College, Cambridge
2015
2nd prize for Best Poster, Zoology Graduate Poster Competition, University of Cambridge
2014
1st prize for Best Poster, ASAB Conference, University of Sheffield
2013
Winner of Best ‘Behavioral Ecology in action’ Photo, ISBE
2013
Winner of Best Question, ASAB Conference, Lincoln University
2010
MSc graduated Cum Laude (with Honour; A), University of Utrecht
2008
BSc graduated Cum Laude (with Honour; A), University of Groningen
Journal reviewer
(60+ reviews for 24 journals, see my profile on Publons here)
Current Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Journal of Animal Ecology, Biology Letters, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Science Advances, Scientific Reports, Royal Society Open Science, Animal Cognition, PeerJ, Journal of Fish Biology, PLOS ONE, Behaviour, Ethology, Behavioural Processes, Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, Frontiers in Comparative Psychology, Current Zoology, Journal of Ethology, Wilson Journal of Ornithology
Grants and scholarships
2018
ISBE travel grant
$1200
2017
Zukunftskolleg Intersectoral programme grant
€8961
2017
Zukunftskolleg mentorship grant
€3875
2017
Dobberke Research Grant
€4000
2017
Zukunftskolleg 2-year fellowship
~€20000
2017
von Humboldt 2-year postdoctoral fellowship
~€82800
2015
ASAB postdoctoral Research Grant
£7100
2015
Atkinson Grant, Clare College
£600
2015
Philosophical Society Research Grant
£1,000
2015
ASAB Research Grant (collaborator)
£5000
2014
ASAB Conference Grant
£110
2014
ISBE Conference Grant
$1200
2014
Research Grant Clare College
£400
2014
Department Travel Grant
£250
2014
ASAB Conference Grant
£315
2013
RCUK Publishing Grant
£300
2013
ASAB Conference Grant
£295
2012
BBSRC Research Training Support Grant
£6750
2012
BBSRC PhD Scholarship
£63165
2012
ASAB Conference Grant
£175
2010
Erasmus International Study Scholarship
€2000
Invited talks and lectures
Jul 2018
The role of individual heterogeneity in collective animal behaviour
Departmental seminar, Department of Zoology, University of Bonn
Jul 2018
The role of individual heterogeneity in collective animal behaviour
Departmental seminar, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
Nov 2017
The role of individual differences in Collective Behaviour
MSc lecture, “Animal Behaviour course, University of Konstanz
May 2017
Causes and consequences of individual differences in collective animal behaviour
Invited seminar, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
Apr 2017
Heterogeneity in collective behaviour
MSc lecture, “Animal Behaviour course, University of Konstanz
Dec 2016
Individual differences in collective behaviour
MSc lecture, “Collective Behaviour course, University of Konstanz
Nov 2015
Animal personality and collective behaviour
3rd year BSc course Animal Behaviour, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
Mar 2015
Sticklebacks uncovered!
Public lecture, Linnean Society, London, UK
Feb 2015
Animal personality and collective behaviour
MSc course Behavioral Ecology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Oct 2014
The role of animal tracking in personality and collective behaviour research
MSc course Animal Behaviour, applications for conservation, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Dec 2012
The social life of animals: the making of an ethologist
Public talk, Wildlife trust, Shrewsbury, UK
Conference and departmental talks
2018
Individual heterogeneity in animal collectives
SEB conference 2018, Florence, Italy
2016
Personality variation drives collective behaviour and group functioning in shoaling fish
ISBE conference 2016, Exeter, UK
2016
Personality variation drives collective behaviour and group functioning in shoaling fish
SEB conference 2016, Brighton, UK
2015
Invited: Animal personalities drive collective behaviour in schooling fish
Collective Behaviour Symposium, Max Planck Institute, Radolfzell, GER
2015
Individual differences and collective behaviour
Clare Research Symposium, Clare College, Cambridge, UK
2014
Effects of heterogeneity on collective behaviour and leadership in groups of fish
ISBE conference 2014, New York, USA
2014
Invited: Sociality and personality in sticklebacks: relevant insights from behavioural ecology
ENP meeting, Lunteren, NL
2014
Previous social experience affects risk-taking and leadership in three-spined sticklebacks
Departmental Beer Talk seminar series, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
2014
Leadership and collective behaviour in sticklebacks
Ecology & Behaviour meeting, Montpellier, FRA
2013
Previous social experience affects risk-taking and leadership in pairs of sticklebacks
IEC Behaviour conference, University of Newcastle, UK
2013
Social factors and animal personality affect social foraging tactics in rooks
Clare Research Symposium: Clare College, Cambridge, UK
2012
Animal personality, dominance and pair bonds determine social foraging tactics in rooks
ASAB spring conference, Aberystwyth University, UK
2012
Personalities in the animal kingdom: investigating its crucial link with sociality
Graduate Research Talk: Clare College, Cambridge, UK
2012
Social and personality factors determine foraging strategies in rooks
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
2011
Individual differences and social factors influence string-pulling performance in rooks
Department of Neuropsychology, University of Utrecht, NL
2011
Individual differences and social factors influence string-pulling performance in rooks
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
2010
Sex differences in two animal models of Anxiety
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Rudolf Magnus Institute, Utrecht University, NL
Poster presentations
2018
The role of individual differences in collective behaviour across social scales
ISBE conference, Minneapolis, USA
2018
The role of individual differences in collective animal behaviour
von Humboldt network meeting, Ravensburg, Germany
2014
Social attraction is linked with boldness and affects collective behaviour in sticklebacks
ASAB winter conference, London, UK
2014
Sociability and its link with boldness in collective behaviour in sticklebacks
Graduate Poster Competition, University of Cambridge, UK (2nd Prize)
2014
Sociability and its link with boldness in collective behaviour in sticklebacks
ASAB Eastern conference, University of Sheffield, UK (1st Prize)
2013
Heterogeneous structure in mixed-species corvid flocks in flight
ASAB Eastern conference, University of Lincoln, UK
2010
Conformity in male rats: investigating individual differences and its underlying causes
Mind the Brain symposium, Utrecht University, NL
2009
Sex differences and the evolutionary perspective: implications for education
Mind the Brain symposium, Utrecht University, NL
Teaching experience
2018
Supervisor french MSc student for 3-month project focused on boldness and predation risk, University of Konstanz
2017
Supervisor two MSc students on a 2-month project focused on schooling in the dark, University of Konstanz
2017
Supervisor two MSc students on a 2-month project focused on the role of individual personalities on learning, and reversal, University of Konstanz
2016 – 2017
Supervisor Dutch MSc student on 6-month project focused on the role of group composition on collective learning, Department of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz
2016 – 2017
Supervisor BSc student on a 6-month project focused on the role of Schistocephalus infection and predation risk, Department of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz
2014 – 2015
Guest lecture two BSc and one MSc course, Anglia Ruskin and Bangor University, UK
2014 – 2015
Supervisor two BSc part IB Ecology students on animal personality project, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2013 – Now
Supervisor 8 BSc students on five part II research projects focused on animal personality, leadership, and the link between them, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2013
Supervisor summer student on two research projects on animal personality, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2013
Teaching supervisor six BSc students on part II Behavioural Ecology Course, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2011 – 2012
Co-supervisor of MSc student, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
2011 – 2012
Supervisor BSc student on part II Project, Cambridge Jackdaw Project, University of Cambridge
2010 – 2012
Coordinator of eight field assistants, Cambridge Jackdaw Project, University of Cambridge
Committees
2014
Organizer of the Clare Research Symposium, Clare College, Cambridge
2013 – 2014
Clareity President, Clare College
2013 – 2014
Clare College Graduate Committee (MCR) research officer, Cambridge
2008 – 2009
Editorial board of Master journal Neuroscience and Cognition, Utrecht University
2006
Student committee of cultural student centre UsvA, University of Groningen
2006
Biology symposium committee, University of Groningen
2006
Groningen committee of the Dutch National Student Orchestra (NSO)
2002
Exchange committee for European School Sporting Event ‘Eurosport’
Outreach
2018
Participated in the “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft”, the long night of science of the University of Konstanz with a swarming light installation and video projections.
2018 –
Set up a public video installation about my work in the state-of the art outreach building of the MPIO
2017/2018
My group and research was featured twice on German national television in a program focused on collective animal behaviour
2015
Invited public lecture at the Linnean Society in London
2015
Live guest on the popular Naked Scientist show and podcast
2015
Live on Radio BBC5 to talk about my most recent paper on leadership
2014 – Now
Set-up website JolleJolles.com and Youtube channel to provide insights into the scientific method and document on-going research projects.
2013 – Now
Set-up a number of projects with artists, designers, and musicians to artistically showcase animal behaviour research and explain animal personality and collective behaviour to the general public. Currently one project, a musical submersion into evolution and individual variability, which won a major Dutch art grant, is touring through Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
2012
Live on Radio BBCWales to talk about my research on animal personality
2012
Invited public talk at the Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury
2009 – Now
Set-up nature and science blog Mudfooted.com to generate appreciation for our natural world and fascination for science on animal behaviour by the general public. The 100 posts I have written over the years have been read together over a million times.
Professional memberships
2016 – Now
Member of the Society for Experimental Biology
2014 – 2016
Member of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
2014 – Now
Member of The fisheries society of the British Isles (FSBI)
2012 – Now
Member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)
2012 – Now
Member of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE)
Computational skills
I have extensive computation skills, including 1) statistics and data processing in R, 2) writing my own tracking software in Python based on the OpenCV library, 3) extensive experience coding in bash/linux and setting-up networks of Raspberry Pi computers,  4) HTML, CSS and PhP coding for my own webdesign company and two blogs (jollejolles.com, mudfooted.com), and 5) Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro for photo and video editing.