BSCI 360/708B Reading List 2012

The following articles will be discussed each Friday.  Click on the authors' name to download the file to your computer to read or print.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to display these files. To download Acrobat Reader click here.








Wiley, RH  2003 Is there an ideal behavioural experiment? Animal Behaviour 66: 585–588




Hopkins, W D; Donaldson, Z R; Young, L J. 2012  A polymorphic indel containing the RS3 microsatellite in the 5' flanking region of the vasopressin V1a receptor gene is associated with chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) personality. Genes, Brain and Behavior 11: 552-558.




Wayne, R.K.; von Holdt, B.M.  2012  Evolutionary genomics of dog domestication.  Mammalian Genome 23: 3-18   DOI: 10.1007/s00335-011-9386-7




Fitzpatrick, J L; Almbro, M; Gonzalez-Voyer, A; Hamada, S; Pennington, C; et al. 2012  Sexual selection uncouples the evolution of brain and body size in pinnipeds.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1321-1330 DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02520.x




Holzhaider, J.C.; Hunt, G.R.; Gray, R.D. 2010  Social learning in new Caledonian crows.  Learning & Behavior  38: 206-219.


Hoppitt W, Samson J, Laland KN, Thornton A  2012 Identification of learning mechanisms in a wild meerkat population. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42044. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042044




Humphries, N E.; Weimerskirch, H; Queiroz, N; et al. 2012 Foraging success of biological Levy flights recorded in situ.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 7169-7174   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1121201109




Yasuda, C.; Takeshita, F.; Wada, S.  2012  Assessment strategy in male-male contests of the hermit crab Pagurus middendorffii.  Anim. Behav. 84:385-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.05.007


Reichert, M. S.; Gerhardt, H. C.  2011  The role of body size on the outcome, escalation and duration of contests in the grey treefrog, Hyla versicolor.  Anim. Behav. 82: 1357-1366   DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.019




Parra, G J.; Corkeron, P J.; Arnold, P   2011  Grouping and fission-fusion dynamics in Australian snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins.  Anim. Behav. 82: 1423-1433   DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.027




Hetrick, S A.; Sieving, K E.  2011  Antipredator calls of tufted titmice and interspecific transfer of encoded threat information.  Beh. Ecol. 23: 83-92   DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr160  


Fallow, P M.; Gardner, J L.; Magrath, R D.  2011  Sound familiar? Acoustic similarity provokes responses to unfamiliar heterospecific alarm calls.  Beh. Ecol. 22:  401-410   DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arq221




Macke, E.; Magalhaes, S.; Bach, F.; et al.  2011  Experimental evolution of reduced sex ratio adjustment under local mate competition.  Science 334: 1127-1129.   DOI: 10.1126/science.1212177


Baeta, R.; Belisle, M.; Garant, D.  2012  Importance of breeding season and maternal investment in studies of sex-ratio adjustment: a case study using tree swallows.  Biology Letters 8: 401-404.   DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1009




Garratt, M. and Brooks, R.C. 2012 Oxidative stress and condition-dependent sexual signals: more than just seeing red.  Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B  279: 3121-3130.   DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0568 


Grindstaff, J.L., Lovern, M.B., Burtka, J.L., et al. 2012 Structural coloration signals condition, parental investment, and circulating hormone levels in Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis). J. Comp. Physiol. A. 198:625-637. DOI: 10.1007/s00359-012-0735-0