January 2022

List of publications

Numbers and abbreviations in brackets after the reference refer to: (impact factor [ISI 5-year impact factor in 2016, or impact factor in 2016 if data are unavailable]; rank in field / number of titles in field [according to ISI]; times cited [according to Google Scholar]; times cited [according to ISI]; times cited not including self-citations [according to ISI]; PR = Press release by university or journal press office, or in academic bulletin; PM = Popular media)

h-index: 17; Citations: 1227 [according to Google Scholar]; 151 [according to ISI]

46. Kolodny, O., Berger-Tal, O. (2020) Good trap, bad trap: Under what conditions can an ecological trap benefit a population? Authorea. DOI: 10.2254/au.159196330.09612771. (Preprint, Submitted, Under Revision)

45. Gefen, Y., Ben-Oren, Y., Kolodny, O. (2022). Ecosystem disruption as a niche-construction strategy for invasive species. (Submitted, Under review)

44. Kijner, S., Kolodny, O., Yassour, M. (2022) Human Milk Oligosaccharides and the Infant Gut Microbiome From an Ecological Perspective. Current Opinion in Microbiology (Accepted, under final revisions)

43. Smith, C.J., Dethlefsen, L., Gardner, C., Nguyen, L., Feldman, M., Costello, E.K. *, Kolodny, O.*, Relman, D.A.* (2022) Short-Term Dairy Elimination and Reintroduction Minimally Perturbs the Gut Microbiota in Self-Reported Lactose Intolerant Adults. bioRxiv: 2021.10.10.463842.

42. Topper, A., Kolodny, O. (2021). Crossing the valley of non-intimidating conspicuousness: evolution of warning coloration through the lens of fitness landscapes. (Submitted, under revision)

41. Kolodny, O.C, McLaren, M.R., Greenbaum, G., Ramakrishnan, U., Feldman, M.W., Petrov, D., Taylor, R.W. (2019). Reconsidering the management paradigm of fragmented populations. bioRxiv: 649129. (Preprint)

40. Daybog, I., Kolodny, O. (2022) Explaining the microbial diversity conundrum: can microbiome composition be crucial for host fitness, while highly divergent among healthy individuals? bioRxiv, 2022.01.03.474762. (Preprint)

39. Lotem, A., Kolodny, O., Arbily, M. (2022). Gene-culture coevolution in the cultural domain. In: Oxford Handbook of Cultural Evolution. Accepted, under revision.

38. Marck, A., Vortman, Y. *, Kolodny, O. *, Lavner, Y.* (2022) Analysis and Characterization of Base Units of Bird Vocal Communication: The White Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos) as a Case Study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 15, 812939. In Press.

37. Kolodny, O., Lamm, E., (2022) Distributed adaptations: can a species be adapted while no single individual carries the adaptation? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10, 791104. In Press.

36. Kolodny, O., Moyal, R., Edelman, S. C (2021). A possible evolutionary function of pain and other affective dimensions of phenomenal conscious experience. Neuroscience of Consciousness, Neuroscience of Consciousness, Volume 2021, Issue 2, 2021, niab012,

35. von Thienen, J., Kolodny, O., Meinel, C. (2021) Neurodesign: The Biology, Psychology and Engineering of Creative Thinking and Innovation. In: Thinking: Bioengineering of Science and Art. Editor: Rezaei, N. (Springer Nature, Switzerland). In Press.

34. Kolodny, O., Berger, M., Feldman, W. M., Ram, Y. (2020) A new perspective for mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection: priming the innate immune system for viral attack. Open Biology 10: 200138.

33. Kolodny, O., Callahan, B., Douglas, A. (2020). The role of the microbiome in host evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 375:1808. (7.192; 7/85 Biology)

32. Kolodny, O., Schulenberg, H. (2020). Microbiome-mediated plasticity directs host evolution along several distinct time-scales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 375: 1808. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0589 (7.192; 7/85 Biology)

31. Krebs, E., Jaschek, C, von Thienen, J., Borchart, K.P., Meinel, C., Kolodny, O. (2020) Designing a video game to measure creativity. 2020 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG), IEEE: 407-414.

30. Daybog, I. C, Kolodny, O. (2020). Simplified model assumptions artificially constrain the parameter range in which selection at the holobiont level can occur. PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(22): 11862-11863. (10.359; 5/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences).

29. Greenbaum, G. C, Fogarty, L., Colleran, H., Berger-Tal, O., Kolodny, O. *, C, Creanza, N. *, C (2019). Are both Necessity and opportunity the mothers of innovation? Behavioral and Brain Sciences (42). (21.181; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/261 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biology)

28. Greenbaum, G. C, Getz, W.M., Rosenberg, N.A., Feldman, M.W., Hovers, E., Kolodny, O. C (2019). Disease transmission and introgression can explain the long-lasting contact zone of modern humans and Neanderthals. Nature Communications 10: 5003. (13.092; 3/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

27. Greenbaum, G. C, Friesem, D.E., Hovers, E., Feldman, M.W., Kolodny, O. C (2019). Was inter-population connectivity of Neanderthals and modern humans the driver of the Upper Paleolithic transition rather than its product? Quaternary Science Reviews 217: 316-329. (5.054; 5/49 Geography, Physical 12/190 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary)

26. Altenberg, L. Creanza, N., Fogarty, L., Hadany, L., Kolodny, O., Laland, K.N., Lehmann, L., Otto, S.P., Rosenberg, N.A., Van Cleve, J., Wakeley, J. (2019). Some topics in theoretical population genetics: editorial commentaries on a selection of Marc Feldman’s TPB papers. Theoretical Population Biology 129: 4-8. (1.348; 41/59 Mathematical and Computational Biology, 42/49 Evolutionary Biology)

25. Greenbaum, G. C, Truskanov, N., Creanza, N., Edelman, S., Feldman, M.W., Kolodny, O.C (2019). Separating social learning from technical skill provides a new perspective on the record of hominin tool use. Current Anthropology 60(3). (3.386; 15/85 Anthropology)

24. Kolodny, O.*, Weinberg, M.*, Reshef, L., Harten, L., Hefetz, A., Gophna, U., Feldman, M.W., Yovel, Y. (2019). Coordinated change at the colony level in fruit bat fur microbiomes through time. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3(1): 116.

23. Linkovski, O. C, Weinbach, N., Edelman, S., Feldman, M.W., Lotem, A., Kolodny, O. C (2019). Beyond uncertainty: a broader scope for incentive hope mechanisms and its implications. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42. (21.181; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/261 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biology)

22. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W., Creanza, N. (2018) Integrative studies of cultural evolution: crossing disciplinary boundaries to produce new insights. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 373: 20170048. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0048. (7.192; 7/85 Biology)

21. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W., Creanza, N. (2018). Bridging cultural gaps: interdisciplinary studies in human cultural evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 373: 20170413, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0413. (7.192; 7/85 Biology)

20. Kolodny, O., Feldman, M.W. (2017). A parsimonious neutral model suggests Neanderthal replacement was determined by migration and random species drift. Nature Communications 8.1: 1040. (13.092; 3/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

19. Kolodny, O. Edelman, S. (2018). The evolution of the capacity for language: the ecological context and adaptice value of a process of cognitive hijacking. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 373: 20170052. (7.192; 7/85 Biology)

18. Creanza, N. *, Kolodny, O.*,C, Feldman, M.W., (2017). Cultural evolutionary theory: how culture evolves and why it matters. PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.30: 7782-7789. (10.359; 5/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

17. Lotem, O., Halpern, J., Edelman, S., Kolodny, O.C (2017). The evolution of cognitive mechanisms in response to cultural innovations. PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.30: 7915-7922. (10.359; 5/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

16. Kolodny, O., Stern, C. (2017). Evolution of risk preference is determined by reproduction dynamics, life history, and population size. Scientific Reports 7: 9364. (4.609; 12/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

15. Creanza, N.*, Kolodny, O.*, Feldman, M.W., (2016). Greater than the sum of its parts? Modeling population contact and interaction of cultural repertoires. Journal of the Royal Society – Interface 14.130: 20170171. (4.216; 13/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

14. Kolodny, O.*, Creanza, N.*, Feldman, M.W., (2016). Game-changing innovations: how culture can change the parameters of its own evolution and induce abrupt cultural shifts. PLoS Computational Biology 12.12: e1005302. (4.834; 5/59 Mathematical & Computational Biology, 13/79 Biochemical Research Methods)

13. Kolodny, O., Naaman, I. (2016). Land snail populations in abandoned water cisterns in Israel: a model system of artificial niche colonization. Journal of Conchology 42(4), 233-237. (0.541; 142/167 Zoology, 96/106 Marine and Freshwater Biology)

12. Lotem, A., Kolodny, O., Halpern, J.Y., Onnis, L., Edelman, S. (2016). The bottleneck may be the solution, not the problem. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. doi:10,1017/s0140525x15000886, e83. (21.181; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/261 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biology)

11. Kolodny, O.*, Creanza, N.*, Feldman, M. W. (2015). Evolution in leaps: The punctuated accumulation and loss of cultural innovations. PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49), E6762-E6769. (10.359; 5/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

10. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2015). Evolved to adapt: A computational approach to animal innovation and creativity. Current Zoology, 61, 350-367. (2.201; 22/167 Zoology)

9. Menyhart, O.*, Kolodny, O.*, Goldstein, M. H., DeVoogd, T. J., Edelman, S. (2015). Juvenile zebra finches learn the underlying structural regularities of their fathers’ song. Frontiers in psychology, 6. (2.749; 39/135 Psychology, Mutidisciplinary)

8. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S. (2015). The problem of multimodal concurrent serial order in behavior. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 56, 252-265. (10.016; 3/51 Behavioral Sciences, 17/261 Neurosciences)

7. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2015). Evolution of protolinguistic abilities as a by-product of learning to forage in structured environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Vol. 282, No. 1811, p. 20150353). (5.611; 9/86 Biology, 18/160 Ecology, 8/49 Evolutionary Biology)

6. Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., Lotem, A. (2014). The Evolution of Continuous Learning of the Structure of the Environment. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 20131091. (4.216; 13/64 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

5. Kolodny, O., Lotem, A., Edelman, S. (2015). Learning a Generative Probabilistic Grammar of Experience: A Process-Level Model of Language Acquisition. Cognitive Science, 39(2), 227-267. (3.171; 24/85 Psychology, Experimental)

4. Lotem, A., Kolodny, O., (2014). Reconciling genetic evolution and the associative learning account of mirror neurons through data-acquisition mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37(2): 210-211. (21.181; 2/51 Behavioral Sciences, 5/261 Neurosciences, 1/14 Psychology, Biological)

3. Kolodny, O. (2013) Option generation in decision-making research: why just talk? Frontiers in Psychology 4:728. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00728 (2.749; 39/135 Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

2b. Sattath, S., Elyashiv, E., Kolodny, O., Rinnot, Y., Sella, G. (2011). Pervasive Adaptive Protein Evolution Apparent in Diversity Patterns around Amino Acid Substitutions in Drosophila simulans. PLoS Genetics 7(2): e1001302.doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001302. (6.685; 22/171 Genetics & Heredity)

2a. Kolodny, O., (2010). Inferring genomic parameters of adaptation from the spatial patterns of diversity generated by selective sweeps. Hebrew University M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics, and Ecology.

1. Almuly, R., Cavari, B., Ferstman, H., Kolodny, O., Funkenstein, B., (2000). Genomic structure and sequence of the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) growth hormone-encoding gene: identification of minisatellite polymorphism in intron I. Genome, 43(5), 836-845. (1.735; 95/161 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology, 121/171 Genetics & Heredity)

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