1. Scharf I, Ovadia O (2006) Factors influencing site abandonment and site selection in a sit and-wait predator: A review of pit-building antlion larvae. Journal of Insect Behavior 19:197-218.
2. Scharf I, Nulman E, Ovadia O, Bouskila A (2006) Efficiency evaluation of two competing foraging modes under different conditions. American Naturalist 168:350-357.
3. Scharf I, Filin I, Golan M, Buchshtav M, Subach A, Ovadia O (2008) A comparison between desert and Mediterranean antlion populations: Differences in life history and morphology. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21:162-172.
4. Scharf I, Hollender Y, Subach A, Ovadia O (2008) Effect of spatial pattern and microhabitat on pit construction and relocation in Myrmeleon hyalinus (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) larvae. Ecological Entomology 33:337-345.
5. Loria R, Scharf I, Subach A, Ovadia O (2008) The interplay between foraging mode, habitat structure and predator presence in antlions. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 62:1185-1192.
6. Scharf I, Filin I, Ovadia O (2008) An experimental design and a statistical analysis separating interference from exploitation competition. Population Ecology 50:319-324.
7. Scharf I, Ovadia O, Bouskila A (2008) Prey encounter rate by predators: Discussing the realism of grid-based models and how to model the predator's foraging mode: A reply to Avgar et al. American Naturalist 172:596-598.
8. Scharf I, Subach A, Ovadia O (2008) Foraging behaviour and habitat selection in pit-building antlion larvae in constant light or dark conditions. Animal Behaviour 76:2049-2057.
9. Scharf I, Golan B, Ovadia O (2009) The effect of sand depth, feeding regime, density and body mass on the foraging behavior of a pit-building antlion. Ecological Entomology 34:26-33.
10. Scharf I, Kotler B, Ovadia O (2009) Consequences of food distribution for optimal searching behavior: an evolutionary model. Evolutionary Ecology 23:245-259.
11. Scharf I, Filin I, Ben-Yehoshua D, Ovadia O (2009) Phenotypic plasticity and variation in morphological and life history traits of antlion adults across a climatic gradient. Zoology 112:139-150.
12. Scharf I, Filin I, Ovadia O (2009) A trade-off between growth and starvation endurance in a pit-building antlion. Oecologia 160:453-460.
13. Subach A, Scharf I, Ovadia O (2009) Foraging behavior and predation success of the sand viper (Cerastes vipera). Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:520-528.
14. Scharf I, Filin I, Subach A, Ovadia O (2009) A morphological and life history comparison between desert populations of a sit-and-pursue antlion, in reference to a co-occurring pit-building antlion. Naturwissenschaften 96:1147-1156.
15. Scharf I, Barkae ED, Ovadia O (2010) Response of pit-building antlions to repeated unsuccessful encounters with prey. Animal Behaviour 79:153-158.
16. Scharf I, Bauerfeind SS, Blanckenhorn WU, Schäfer MA (2010) Effects of maternal and offspring environmental conditions on growth, development and diapause in latitudinal yellow dung fly populations. Climate Research 43:115-125.
17. Barkae ED, Scharf I, Subach A, Ovadia O (2010) The involvement of sand disturbance, cannibalism and intra-guild predation in competitive interactions among pit-building antlion larvae. Zoology 113:308-315.
18. Pamminger T, Scharf I, Pennings P, Foitzik S (2011) Increased host aggression as an induced defense against slave-making ants. Behavioral Ecology 22:255-260.
19. Scharf I, Fischer-Blass B, Foitzik S (2011) Spatial structure and nest demography reveal the influence of competition, parasitism and habitat quality on slavemaking ants and their hosts. BMC Ecology 11:9.
20. Scharf I, Bauer S, Fischer-Blass B, Foitzik S (2011) Impact of a social parasite on ant host populations depends on host species, habitat and year. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103:559-570.
21. Scharf I, Pamminger T, Foitzik S (2011) Differential response of ant colonies to intruders: attack strategies correlate with potential threat. Ethology 117:731-739.
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22. Scharf I, Lubin Y, Ovadia O (2011) Foraging decisions and behavioural flexibility in trap-building predators: a review. Biological Reviews 86:626-639.
23. Scharf I, Ovadia O, Foitzik S (2012) The advantage of alternative tactics of prey and predators depends on the spatial pattern of prey and social interactions among predators. Population Ecology 54:187-196.
24. Scharf I, Modlmeier AP, Fries S, Tirard C, Foitzik S (2012) Characterizing the collective personality of ant societies: Aggressive colonies do not abandon their home. PLoS One 7:e33314.
25. Barkae ED, Scharf I, Abramsky Z, Ovadia O (2012) Jack of all trades, master of all: A positive association between habitat niche breadth and foraging performance in pit-building antlion larvae. PLoS One 7:e33506.
26. Modlmeier AP, Pamminger T, Foitzik S, Scharf I (2012) Cold resistance depends on acclimation and behavioral caste in a temperate ant. Naturwissenschaften 99:811-819.
27. Scharf I, Modlmeier A, Beros S, Foitzik S (2012) Ant societies buffer severe effects of parasite infection on the individual level. American Naturalist 180:671-683.
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28. Modlmeier AP, Foitzik S, Scharf I (2013) Starvation endurance in the ant Temnothorax nylanderi depends on group size, body size and access to larvae. Physiological Entomology 38:89-94.
29. Scharf I, Peter F, Martin OY (2013) Reproductive trade-offs and direct costs for males in arthropods. Evolutionary Biology 40:169-184.
30. Scharf I, Martin OY (2013) Same-sex sexual behavior in insects and arachnids: ethology, prevalence, causes and consequences. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 67:1719-1730.
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31. Scharf I, Meiri S (2013) Sexual dimorphism of heads and abdomens: different approaches to "being large" in female and male lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 110:665-674.
32. Kramer BH, Scharf I, Foitzik S (2014) The role of per-capita productivity in the evolution of small colony sizes in ants. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 68:41-53.
33. Alcalay Y, Barkae ED, Ovadia O, Scharf I (2014) Consequences of the instar stage for behaviour in a pit-building antlion. Behavioural Processes 103:105-111.
34. Scharf I, Sbilordo SH, Martin OY (2014) Cold tolerance in flour beetle species differing in body size and selection temperature. Physiological Entomology 39:80-87.
35. Dor R, Rosenstein S, Scharf I (2014) Foraging behaviour of a neglected pit-building predator: The wormlion. Animal Behaviour 93:69-76.
36. Alcalay Y, Ovadia O, Scharf I (2014) Behavioral repeatability and personality in pit-building antlion larvae under differing environmental contexts. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 68:1985-1993.
37. Scharf I, Galkin N, Halle S (2015) Disentangling the consequences of growth temperature and adult acclimation temperature on starvation and thermal tolerance in the red flour beetle. Evolutionary Biology 42:54-62.
38. Scharf I, Feldman A, Novosolov M, Pincheira-Donoso D, Das I, Bohm M, Uetz P, Torres-Carvajal O, Bauer A, Roll U, Meiri S (2015) Late bloomers and baby boomers: ecological drivers of longevity in squamates and the tuatara. Global Ecology & Biogeography 24:396-405.
39. Halle, Nowizki A, Scharf I (2015) The consequences of parental age for development, body mass and resistance to stress in the red flour beetle. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115:305-314.
40. Scharf I, Dor R (2015) The effects of starvation and repeated disturbance on mass loss, pit construction, and spatial pattern in a trap-building predator. Ecological Entomology 40:381-389.
41. Alcalay Y, Scharf I, Ovadia O (2015) Foraging syndromes and trait variation in antlions along a climatic gradient. Oecologia 178:1093-1103.
42. Scharf I, Braf H, Ifrach N, Rosenstein S, Subach A (2015) The effects of temperature and diet during development, adulthood, and mating on reproduction in the red flour beetle. PLoS One 10:e0136924.
43. Scharf I, Wexler Y, MacMillan HA, Presman S, Simson E, Rosenstein S (2016) The negative effect of starvation and the positive effect of mild thermal stress on thermal tolerance of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Science of Nature 103:20.
44. Wexler Y, Subach A, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2016) Behavioral repeatability of flour beetles before and after metamorphosis and throughout aging. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 70:745-753.
45. Adar S, Dor R, Scharf I (2016) Habitat choice and complex decision making in a trap-building predator. Behavioral Ecology 27:1491-1498.
46. Adar S, Scharf I, Dor R (2016) The effect of previous experience on trap construction and movement distance in a pit-building predator. Science of Nature 103:83.
47. Scharf I (2016) The multifaceted effects of starvation on arthropod behaviour. Animal Behaviour 119:37-48.
48. Ingley SJ, Pruitt JN, Scharf I, Purcell J (2016) Social context, but not individual personality, alters immigrant viability in a spider with mixed social structure. Animal Behaviour 120:153-161.
49. Lichtenstein JLL, DiRienzo N, ..., Scharf I, Pruitt JN (2016) Prolonged food restriction decreases body condition and reduces repeatability in personality traits in web-building spiders. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 70:1793-1803.
50. Goulet CT, Ingley SJ, Scharf I, Pruitt JN (2016) Thermal effects on survival and reproductive performance vary according to personality type. Behavioral Ecology 27:1635-1641.
51. Katz N, Subach A, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2016) Habitat preference of wormlions and their behavioural repeatability under illumination/shade conditions. Ecological Entomology 41:716-726.
52. Barkae ED, Scharf I, Ovadia O (2017) A stranger is tastier than a neighbor: cannibalism in Mediterranean and desert antlion populations. Behavioral Ecology 28:69-76.
53. Scharf I, Daniel A, MacMillan HA, Katz N (2017) The effect of fasting and body reserves on cold tolerance in two pit-building insect predators. Current Zoology 63:287-294.
54. Katz N, Shavit R, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2017) Group dynamics and relocation decisions of a trap-building predator are differentially affected by biotic and abiotic factors. Current Zoology 63:647-655.
55. Baruch O, Mendel Z, Scharf I, Harari AR (2017) The interplay among the mating system, mate choice and parental care in a bark beetle and its contribution for reproduction success. Bulletin of Entomological Research 107:611-619.
56. Wexler Y, Wertheimer KO, Subach A, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2017) Mating alters the link between movement activity and pattern in the red flour beetle. Physiological Entomology 42:299-306.
57. Barkae ED, Scharf I, Ovadia O (2017) Differential effect of variance in prey arrival on foraging success and growth rate of two pit-building antlion species. Journal of Zoology 303:254-260.
58. Katz N, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2017) The complex effect of illumination, temperature, and thermal acclimation on habitat choice and foraging behavior of a pit-building wormlion. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 71:137.
59. Saar M, Gilad T, Kilon-Kallner T, Rosenfeld A, Subach A, Scharf I (2017) The interplay between maze complexity, colony size, learning and memory in ants while solving a maze: a test at the colony level. PLoS One 12:e0183753.
60. Wexler Y, Scharf I (2017) The distinct effect of two stressors on behavior in the red flour beetle. Behavioural Processes 145:86-92.
61. Keiser CN, Ingley S, Toscano B, Scharf I, Pruitt JN (2018) Habitat complexity dampens selection on prey activity level. Ethology 124:25-32.
62. Baar Y, Friedman ALL, Meiri S, Scharf I (2018) Little effect of climate on body size of herbivorous beetles. Insect Science 25:309-316.
63. Scharf I, Wertheimer KO, Xin J, Gilad T, Goldenberg I, Subach A (2018) Context-dependent effects of cold stress on behavioral, physiological, and life-history traits of the red flour beetle. Insect Science (in press).
64. Saar M, Subach A, Reato I, Liber T, Pruitt JN, Scharf I (2018) Consistent differences in foraging behavior in two sympatric ant species may facilitate coexistence. Current Zoology (in press).
65. Katz N, Scharf I (2018) Habitat geometry and limited perceptual range affect habitat choice of a trap-building predator. Behavioral Ecology 29:958-964.
66. Bar-Ziv MA, Scharf I (2018) Thermal acclimation is not induced by habitat-of-origin, maintenance temperature, or acute exposure to low or high temperatures in a pit-building wormlion (Vermileo sp.). Journal of Thermal Biology 74:181-186.
67. Gilad T, Koren R, Moalem Y, Subach A, Scharf I (2018) Effect of continuous and alternating episodes of starvation on behavior and reproduction in the red flour beetle. Journal of Zoology 305:213-222.
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68. Scharf I, Gilad T, Bar-Ziv MA, Katz N, Gregorian E, Pruitt JN, Subach A (2018) The contribution of shelter from rain to the success of pit-building predators in urban habitats. Animal Behaviour 142:139-145.
69. Doering G, Scharf I, Moeller H, Pruitt JN (2018) Social tipping points in animal societies in response to heat stress. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2:1298-1305.
70. Alcalay Y, Puzhevsky D, Tsurim I, Scharf I, Ovadia O (2018) Sex-specific life history responses of Culex pipiens larvae to cues associated with habitat drying. Journal of Zoology (in press).
71. Bar-Ziv MA, Bega D, Subach A, Scharf I (2018) Wormlions prefer both fine and deep sand but only deep sand leads to better performance. Current Zoology (in press).
72. Bar-Ziv MA, Subach A, Hirsch-Ionescu A, Belmaker J, Zweifler A, Scharf I (2018) Comparisons of wormlions and their immediate habitat under man-made shelters in caves: suggesting factors making wormlions successful in cities. Zoology (in press).
73. Saar M, Eyer PA, Kilon-Kallner T, Hefetz A, Scharf I (2018) Within-colony genetic diversity differentially affects foraging, nest maintenance, and aggression in two species of harvester ants. Scientific Reports (in press).