Nicholas DiRienzo

Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Phone: (520) 626-5565
Office: BSW 235
Address: 1041 E. Lowell Street
Tucson AZ 85721

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Research interests


16: DiRienzo, N., and P.O. Montiglio. In revision. The contribution of developmental experience vs. condition on life history, trait variation, and individual differences. Journal of Animal Ecology (JAE-2015-00593).

15: DiRienzo, N., and P.O. Montiglio. In revision. Individual differences in web structure and aggression in black widows: linking behavior and the extended phenotype. Behavioral Ecology (BEHECOL-2015-0604)

14: Montiglio, P.O., and N. DiRienzo. In review. There's no place like home: the contribution of direct and extended phenotypes on the expression of spider aggressiveness. Functional Ecology (FE-2016-00036).

13: DiRienzo, N., McDermott, D.**, and J. Pruitt. 2015. Testing the effects of biogenic amines and alternative topical solvent types on the behavioral repertoire of two web-building spiders. Ethology. 121: 1-12.

12: DiRienzo, N., Niemela, P., Skog, A.**, Hedrick, A., and R. Kortet. 2015. Juvenile pathogen exposure affects the presences of personality in adult field crickets. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 36.

11: DiRienzo, N., and P.O. Montiglio. 2015. Four ways in which data-free papers fail to be impactful. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 23.

* Both authors contributed equally to this publication

10: DiRienzo, N., and A. Hedrick. 2014. Animal personalities and their implications for complex signaling. Current Zoology 60(3): 381-386.

9: McDermott, D.**, Chips, M., McGuirk, M.**, Armagost, F.**, DiRienzo, N., and J. Pruitt. 2014. Boldness is influenced by sub-lethal interactions with predators and is associated with successful harem infiltration. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(3): 425-435.

8: DiRienzo, N., Pruitt, J.N., and A. Hedrick. 2013. The combined behavioral tendencies of predator and prey mediate the outcome of their interaction. Animal Behaviour 86: 317-322.

7: Sweeney, K.**, Gadd, R.D.H.**, Hess, Z.L.**, McDermott, D.**, MacDonald, L., Cotter, P., Armagost, F.**, Chen, J.Z**., Berning, A.W.**, DiRienzo, N., and J.Pruitt. 2013. Assessing the effects of rearing environment, natural selection, and developmental stage on the emergence of a behavioral syndrome. Ethology 119: 436-447.

6: Marshall, J., and N. DiRienzo. 2013. Noncompetitive gametic isolation between sibling species of cricket: A hypothesized link between within-population incompatibility and reproductive isolation between species. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

5: DiRienzo, N., and J. Marshall. 2013. Function of the hemolymph nuptial gift in the southern ground cricket, Allonemobius socius. Ethology 119: 104-109.

Featured in Science News, February 9, 2013, p. 4

4: DiRienzo, N., Pruitt, J.N., and A. Hedrick. 2012. Juvenile exposure to acoustic sexual signals from conspecifics alters developmental trajectory and adult personality. Animal Behaviour 84: 861-868.

Featured in BBC Nature News:

3: Niemela, P., DiRienzo, N., and A. Hedrick. 2012. Predator-induced changes in the boldness of naïve field crickets, Gryllus integer, depends on behavioural type. Animal Behaviour 84: 129-135.

2: Sih, A., Bibian, A., DiRienzo, N., Meng, X.X., Montiglio, P.O., and K. Ringelman. 2012. On the benefits of studying mechanisms underlying behavior. In press in P. Crowley, T. Zentall, eds., Comparative decision making. Oxford University Press.

1: Pruitt, J.N., DiRienzo, N., kralj-Fišer, S., Johnson, J.C., and A. Sih. 2011. Individual- and condition- dependent effects on habitat choice and choosiness. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1987-1995.