Stamatios C. Nicolis


unit of Biological and Artificial Self-organised Systems
CEnter for NOnLInear phenomena and complex systems
Service de Chimie-Physique et Biologie Théorique
Faculté des Sciences
Campus Plaine, C.P. 231
Université libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels, Belgium



Research Interests

  • Collective behaviour
  • social & eusocial insects
  • Systems Biology
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Mathematical modelling & stochastic simulations

Latest publications

  1. Conflictual influence of humidity during shelter selection of the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
    Calvo Martín, M., Nicolis, S. C., Planas-Sitjà, I., and Deneubourg, J.-L.
    Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 20331 (2019)
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56504-w
  2. A spatiotemporal analysis of the food dissemination process and the trophallactic network in the ant Lasius niger
    Planckaert, J., Nicolis, S. C., Deneubourg, J.-L., Sueur, C., and Bles, O.
    Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 15620 (2019)
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52019-6
  3. Same length, different shapes: ants collectively choose a straight foraging path over a bent one
    Bles, O., Boehly, T., Deneubourg, J.-L., and Nicolis, S. C.
    Biology Letters, 14 (3), 20180070 (2018)
    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0070
  4. Food dissemination in ants: Robustness of the trophallactic network against resource quality
    Bles, O., Deneubourg, J.-L., and Nicolis, S. C.
    Journal of Experimental Biology, (), (2018)
    DOI: 10.1242/jeb.192492
  5. Feedbacks, nonlinearities and nonequilibria: A thermodynamic perspective
    Nicolis, G., and Nicolis, S.C.
    Journal of Theoretical Biology, 458 (), 1 - 9 (2018)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.08.039
  6. The interplay between personalities and social interactions affects the cohesion of the group and the speed of aggregation
    Planas-Sitjà, I., Nicolis, S.C., Sempo, G., and Deneubourg, J.-L.
    PLOS ONE, 13 (8), 1-13 (2018)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201053