Cole, B.J. 1980. Growth ratios in holometabolous and hemimetabolous insects. Entomological Society of America, Annals. 73(4): 489-491.

Cole, B.J. 1980. Trophic structure of a grassland insect community. Nature. 288: 76-77.

Cole, B.J. 1980. Repertoire convergence in two mangrove ants, Zacryptocerus varians and Camponotus (Colobopsis) sp. Insectes Sociaux. 27(3): 265-275.

Cole, B.J. 1981. Dominance hierarchies in Leptothorax ants. Science. 212: 83-84.

Cole, B.J. 1981. Colonization, island size and the number of species on archipelagos. The American Naturalist. 117(5): 629-638.

Cole, B.J. 1981. Overlap, regularity and flowering phenologies. The American Naturalist. 117(6): 993-997.

Janetos, A.C. and B.J. Cole 1981. Imperfectly optimal animals. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 9: 203-209.

Cole, B.J. 1982. The guild of sawgrass inhabiting ants in the Florida Keys. Psyche. 89: 351-356.

Cole, B.J. 1983. Assembly of mangrove ant communities: patterns of geographical distribution. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 52: 339-347.

Cole, B.J. 1983. Assembly of mangrove ant communities: the process of colonization. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 52: 349-355.

Cole, B.J. 1983. Multiple mating and the evolution of social behavior in the hymenoptera. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 12(3): 191-201.

Cole, B.J. 1984. Colony efficiency and the reproductivity effect in Leptothorax allardycei (Mann). Insectes Sociaux 31: 403-407.

Cole, B.J. 1985. Size and behavior in ants: Constraints on complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 82: 8548-8551.

Cole, B.J. 1986. The social behavior of Leptothorax allardycei (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): time budgets and the evolution of worker reproduction. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. 18: 165-173.

Tonkyn, D. and B.J. Cole. 1986. The statistical analysis of size ratios. The American Naturalist 128(1): 66-81.

Cole, B.J. 1988. Individual differences among Leptothorax workers: movement and space use. In: Inter-individual Differences in Social Insect Behavior, (R.L. Jeanne, editor). pp. 113-145.

Cole, B.J. 1988. Escalation of aggression in Leptothorax ants. Insectes Sociaux 35(2): 198-205.

Cole, B.J. 1991. Short-term activity cycles in ants: a phase response curve and phase resetting in worker activity. The Journal of Insect Behavior 4(2): 129-137.

Cole, B.J. 1991. Short-term activity cycles in ants: generation of periodicity by worker interaction. The American Naturalist 137(2): 244-259.

Cole, B.J. 1991. Reply to D. Gordon. The American Naturalist 137(2): 262-263.

Cole, B.J. 1991. Is animal behaviour chaotic? evidence from the activity of ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London. Series B. 244: 253-259.

Cole, B.J. 1992. Short-term activity cycles in ants: age-related changes in tempo and colony synchrony. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 31:181-188.

Cole, B.J. 1994. Chaos and behavior: the perspective of nonlinear dynamics. In: Les Real (ed.) Behavioral mechanisms in evolutionary ecology. University of Chicago Press. pp. 423-443

Cole, B.J., D. Cheshire, J. MacDowell. 1994. Demography of the worker caste of Leptothorax allardcyei (Mann), (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomological Society of America, Annals 87:562-565.

Cole, B.J. 1995. Fractal time in animal behaviour: the movement activity of Drosophila. Animal Behaviour 50:1317-1324.

Cole, B.J. and D. Cheshire. 1996. Mobile cellular automata models of ant behavior: movement activity of Leptothorax allardycei. The American Naturalist 148:1-15.

Cole, B.J. and L. Hoeg. 1996 The influence of brood type on the periodic activity of Leptothorax allardycei. The Journal of Insect Behavior 9:539-547.

Cole, B.J. and F.I. Trampus. 1999. Activity cycles in ant colonies: Worker interactions and decentralized control. (Chapter for "Information Processing in Social Insects," Claire Detrain, J.  L. Deneubourg, J.M. Pasteels, eds. Birkhauser Verlag, Basel) 289-308.

Cole, B.J. 2002. Evolution of self-organized systems. Biological Bulletin 202:256-261.

Cole, B.J. 2008. The ecological setting of social evolution: the demography of ant populations. Chapter for: New Frontiers in Behavioral Ecology–From Gene to Society. (J. Fewell, J. Gadau, eds.) Harvard Univ. Press. pp. 74-104. (With appendix)