Department of Brain Behaviour and Evolution

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How the Thatcher illusion reveals evolutionary differences in the face processing of primates

Weldon, K. B., Taubert, J., Smith, C. L. & Parr, L. A., Sep 2013, In : Animal Cognition. 16, 5, p. 691-700 10 p.

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primate
Primates
Macaca mulatta
information processing
cognition
2012

Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants of the same species inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments

Cheng, K., Middleton, E. J. T. & Wehner, R., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 18, p. 3169-3174 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ants
ant
Ecosystem
navigation
deserts
2011

Exaggeration of display characteristics enhances detection of visual signals

Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S., 2011, In : Behaviour. 148, 3, p. 287-305 19 p.

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Feeding Behavior
feeding behavior
Video Recording
Gallus gallus
duration

Fecundity selection on ornamental plumage colour differs between ages and sexes and varies over small spatial scales

Parker, T. H., Wilkin, T. A., Barr, I. R., Sheldon, B. C., Rowe, L. & Griffith, S. C., Jul 2011, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24, 7, p. 1584-1597 14 p.

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plumage
fecundity
color
gender
Cyanistes caeruleus

Movement and memory: different cognitive strategies are used to search for resources with different natural distributions

Sulikowski, D. & Burke, D., Apr 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65, 4, p. 621-631 11 p.

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geographical distribution
cognition
bird
birds
resource

Selection of breeding habitat by the endangered Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) at two spatial scales

Brazill-Boast, J., Dessmann, J. K., Davies, G. T. O., Pryke, S. R. & Griffith, S. C., 2011, In : Emu. 111, 4, p. 304-311 8 p.

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nest site
nesting sites
breeding sites
breeding
cavity

Sex differences in developmental response to yeast hydrolysate supplements in adult Queensland fruit fly

Pérez-Staples, D., Weldon, C. W. & Taylor, P. W., Nov 2011, In : Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141, 2, p. 103-113 11 p.

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Bactrocera tryoni
hydrolysates
gender differences
yeast
fruit

Sexual development of wild and mass-reared male Queensland fruit flies in response to natural food sources

Weldon, C. W. & Taylor, P. W., Apr 2011, In : Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 139, 1, p. 17-24 8 p.

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Bactrocera tryoni
sexual development
natural foods
fruit
food

The properties of the visual system in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti

Schwarz, S., Narendra, A. & Zeil, J., Mar 2011, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 40, 2, p. 128-134 7 p.

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Ants
ant
deserts
Formicidae
desert

Using path analysis to explore vigilance behavior in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)

Fanson, K. V., Fanson, B. G. & Brown, J. S., 16 Feb 2011, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 92, 1, p. 78-85 8 p.

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Hyraxes
Procavia
Procaviidae
vigilance
path analysis
2010

Activity patterns of Queensland fruit flies (Bactrocera tryoni) are affected by both mass-rearing and sterilization

Weldon, C. W., Prenter, J. & Taylor, P. W., Jun 2010, In : Physiological Entomology. 35, 2, p. 148-153 6 p.

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Tephritidae
Bactrocera tryoni
mass rearing
activity pattern
Diptera

Aerial alarm calling by male fowl (Gallus gallus) reveals subtle new mechanisms of risk management

Kokolakis, A., Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S., Jun 2010, In : Animal Behaviour. 79, 6, p. 1373-1380 8 p.

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Gallus gallus
risk management
chickens
calling behavior
mating success

Are monomorphic species really sexually indistinguishable: no evidence in wild long-tailed finches (Poephila acuticauda)

van Rooij, E. P. & Griffith, S. C., Oct 2010, In : Ethology. 116, 10, p. 929-940 12 p.

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gender
sexual selection
tail
mating behavior
skin (animal)

Artificial ornaments manipulate intrinsic male quality in wild-caught zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)

Pariser, E. C., Mariette, M. M. & Griffith, S. C., 2010, In : Behavioral Ecology. 21, 2, p. 264-269 6 p.

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Taeniopygia guttata
song
animal communication
color
bird

Brood sex ratio does not affect helper effort in a cooperative bird, despite extreme sex-biased dispersal

McDonald, P. G., Ewen, J. G. & Wright, J., Jan 2010, In : Animal Behaviour. 79, 1, p. 243-250 8 p.

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sex ratio
cooperatives
bird
gender
birds

Categories and range effects in human spatial memory

Cheng, K., Spetch, M. L. & Hoan, A., 2010, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 1, DEC, p. 1-12 12 p., Article 231.

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Open Access
File
Social Adjustment
Cognition
Learning
Spatial Memory

Comparative metabolism of gestagens and estrogens in the four lynx species, the Eurasian (Lynx lynx), the Iberian (L. pardinus), the Canada lynx (L. canadensis) and the bobcat (L. rufus)

Dehnhard, M., Fanson, K., Frank, A., Naidenko, S. V., Vargas, A. & Jewgenow, K., Jun 2010, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 167, 2, p. 287-296 10 p.

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Lynx
Lynx rufus
progestational hormones
Progestins
estrogens

Control of copula duration and sperm storage by female Queensland fruit flies

Pérez-Staples, D., Weldon, C. W., Radhakrishnan, P., Prenter, J. & Taylor, P. W., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 56, 12, p. 1755-1762 8 p.

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Tephritidae
Bactrocera tryoni
Spermatozoa
spermatozoa
duration

Desiccation resistance of adult Queensland fruit flies Bactrocera tryoni decreases with age

Weldon, C. W. & Taylor, P. W., Dec 2010, In : Physiological Entomology. 35, 4, p. 385-390 6 p.

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Tephritidae
Bactrocera tryoni
Desiccation
desiccation (plant physiology)
desiccation

Dispersal of mass-reared sterile, laboratory-domesticated and wild male Queensland fruit flies

Weldon, C. & Meats, A., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Applied Entomology. 134, 1, p. 16-25 10 p.

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Bactrocera tryoni
Tephritidae
temperature
orchards
traps

Egg incubation temperature affects male reproductive success but not display behaviors in lizards

Warner, D. A., Woo, K. L., van Dyk, D. A., Evans, C. S. & Shine, R., Apr 2010, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 64, 5, p. 803-813 11 p.

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display behavior
egg incubation
lizard
reproductive success
lizards

Female fowl (Gallus gallus) do not prefer alarm-calling males

Wilson, D. R. & Evans, C. S., 1 Apr 2010, In : Behaviour. 147, 4, p. 525-552 28 p.

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Gallus gallus
Chickens
chickens
predators
Crows

Females use multiple mating and genetically loaded sperm competition to target compatible genes

Pryke, S. R., Rollins, L. A. & Griffith, S. C., 20 Aug 2010, In : Science. 329, 5994, p. 964-967 4 p.

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Spermatozoa
Copulation
Genes
Pair Bond
Finches

Functional relations between locomotor performance traits in spiders and implications for evolutionary hypotheses

Prenter, J., Pérez-Staples, D. & Taylor, P. W., 2010, In : BMC Research Notes. 3, p. 1-5 5 p., 306.

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Open Access
File
Spiders
Running
Sex Characteristics
Assays
Locomotion

Hatching asynchrony and growth trade-offs within domesticated and wild zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata, broods

Mainwaring, M. C., Hartley, I. R., Gilby, A. J. & Griffith, S. C., Aug 2010, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 100, 4, p. 763-773 11 p.

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Taeniopygia guttata
nestling
hatching
fledging
wild birds

Helping effort increases with relatedness in bell miners, but 'unrelated' helpers of both sexes still provide substantial care

Wright, J., McDonald, P. G., Te Marvelde, L., Kazem, A. J. N. & Bishop, C. M., 7 Feb 2010, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 1680, p. 437-445 9 p.

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Miners
relatedness
kin selection
nest
fitness

Isolation and characterization of 12 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)

Rollins, L. A., Holleley, C. E., Wright, J., Russell, A. F. & Griffith, S. C., Sep 2010, In : Conservation Genetics Resources. 2, SUPPL.1, p. 229-231 3 p.

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Microsatellite Repeats
microsatellite repeats
loci
South Australia
New South Wales

Landmark use by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana): Influence of disorientation and cue rotation on distance and direction estimates

Kelly, D. M., Kamil, A. C. & Cheng, K., 2010, In : Animal Cognition. 13, 1, p. 175-188 14 p.

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Confusion
Cues
bird
Birds
birds

Low level of extrapair parentage in wild zebra finches

Griffith, S. C., Holleley, C. E., Mariette, M. M., Pryke, S. R. & Svedin, N., Feb 2010, In : Animal Behaviour. 79, 2, p. 261-264 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Taeniopygia guttata
parentage
paternity
sexual selection
sperm competition

Male age and experience increases mating success but not female fitness in the mexican fruit fly

Pérez-Staples, D., Martínez-Hernández, M. G. & Aluja, M., Aug 2010, In : Ethology. 116, 8, p. 778-786 9 p.

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Anastrepha ludens
mating success
fitness
fruit
mate choice

Maternal adjustment of parental effort in relation to mate compatibility affects offspring development

Pryke, S. R. & Griffith, S. C., 2010, In : Behavioral Ecology. 21, 2, p. 226-232 7 p.

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fitness
breeding
experimental design
paternal effect
color morph

Nest relocation and colony founding in the Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti Lubbock (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Schultheiss, P., Schwarz, S. & Wystrach, A., 2010, In : Psyche. 435838.

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colony founding
relocation
queen insects
ant
deserts

Nest-site utilisation and niche overlap in two sympatric, cavity-nesting finches

Brazill-Boast, J., Pryke, S. R. & Griffith, S. C., 2010, In : Emu. 110, 2, p. 170-177 8 p.

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niche overlap
nest site
nesting sites
niche
cavity

Non-lethal foraging by bell miners on a herbivorous insect: Potential implications for forest health

Haythorpe, K. M. & Mcdonald, P. G., Jun 2010, In : Austral Ecology. 35, 4, p. 444-450 7 p.

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forest health
Psyllidae
phytophagous insects
dieback
foraging

Not using the obvious: Desert ants, Melophorus bagoti, learn local vectors but not beacons in an arena

Legge, E. L. G., Spetch, M. L. & Cheng, K., 2010, In : Animal Cognition. 13, 6, p. 849-860 12 p.

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Ants
ant
deserts
Formicidae
desert

Optic flow informs distance but not profitability for honeybees

Shafir, S. & Barron, A. B., 22 Apr 2010, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 1685, p. 1241-1245 5 p.

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Optic Flow
honeybee
Bees
optics
profitability

Patterns of ovarian and luteal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C., Shenk, T. M., Vashon, J. H., Squires, J. R. & Lucas, J. R., 2010, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169, 3, p. 217-224 8 p.

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Lynx
Corpus Luteum
corpus luteum
Canada
progestational hormones

Patterns of testicular activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C., Shenk, T. M., Jakubas, W. J., Squires, J. R. & Lucas, J. R., 2010, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169, 3, p. 210-216 7 p.

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Lynx
Canada
androgens
Androgens
cages

Predatory behaviour of an araneophagic assassin bug

Wignall, A. E. & Taylor, P. W., 2010, In : Journal of Ethology. 28, 3, p. 437-445 9 p.

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Reduviidae
spider
Araneae
silk
vibration

Pronounced within-individual plasticity in sperm morphometry across social environments

Immler, S., Pryke, S. R., Birkhead, T. R. & Griffith, S. C., Jun 2010, In : Evolution. 64, 6, p. 1634-1643 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social environment
Social Environment
morphometry
sperm
plasticity

Reward type influences performance and search structure of an omnivorous bird in an open-field maze

Sulikowski, D. & Burke, D., Jan 2010, In : Behavioural Processes. 83, 1, p. 31-35 5 p.

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Reward
Birds
birds
Plant Nectar
animal ecology

Sex chromosome linkage of mate preference and color signal maintains assortative mating between interbreeding finch morphs

Pryke, S. R., May 2010, In : Evolution. 64, 5, p. 1301-1310 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Finches
assortative mating
Sex Chromosomes
Gene Flow
sex chromosomes

Specialized prey selection behavior of two east african assassin bugs, Scipinnia repax and Nagusta sp. that prey on social jumping spiders

Jackson, R. R., Salm, K. & Nelson, X. J., 2010, In : Journal of insect science. 10, 82.

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Reduviidae
Salticidae
Spiders
Ants
nests

Synchronous provisioning increases brood survival in cooperatively breeding pied babblers

Raihani, N. J., Nelson-Flower, M. J., Moyes, K., Browning, L. E. & Ridley, A. R., Jan 2010, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 79, 1, p. 44-52 9 p.

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synchrony
breeding
nests
nest
foraging

The Effects of familiarity and group size on mating preferences in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata

Mariette, M. M., Zajitschek, S. R. K., Garcia, C. M. & Brooks, R. C., 2010, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23, 8, p. 1772-1782 11 p.

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Poecilia reticulata
familiarity
group size
mating behavior
phenotype

The effects of morphology and substrate diameter on climbing and locomotor performance in male spiders

Prenter, J., Pérez-Staples, D. & Taylor, P. W., Apr 2010, In : Functional Ecology. 24, 2, p. 400-408 9 p.

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dimorphism
spider
Araneae
substrate
gravity

Visual cues used by ant-like jumping spiders to distinguish conspecifics from their models

Nelson, X. J., Apr 2010, In : Journal of Arachnology. 38, 1, p. 27-34 8 p.

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Salticidae
Formicidae
Araneae
gender
copulation

White-tailed ptarmigan food calls enhance chick diet choice: learning nutritional wisdom?

Clarke, J. A., Jan 2010, In : Animal Behaviour. 79, 1, p. 25-30 6 p.

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hens
learning
chicks
diet
food
2009

Aggressive use of Batesian mimicry by an ant-like jumping spider

Nelson, X. J. & Jackson, R. R., 23 Dec 2009, In : Biology Letters. 5, 6, p. 755-757 3 p.

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Salticidae
Spiders
Ants
Formicidae
Arthropods

Alternative predatory tactics of an araneophagic assassin bug (Stenolemus bituberus)

Wignall, A. E. & Taylor, P. W., Apr 2009, In : Acta Ethologica. 12, 1, p. 23-27 5 p.

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Reduviidae
spider
Araneae
Achaearanea
hunting