Publications

Publications from members of the Animal Behaviour Group

Papers from 2017

  • Bian X, Chandler T, Laird W, Pinilla A, Peters RA (2017) Integrating evolutionary biology with digital arts to quantify ecological constraints on vision-based behaviour. Methods in Ecology & Evolution
  • Butler NE, Magrath RD, Peters RA (2017) Lack of alarm calls in a gregarious bird: models and videos of predators prompt alarm responses but no alarm calls by zebra finches Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71, 113
  • Quirola DR, Mármol A, Torres-Carvajal O, Narváez AE, Ayala-Varela F, Moore IT (2017) Use of a rostral appendage during social interactions in the Ecuadorian Anolis proboscis. Journal of Natural History 51, 1625-1638.
  • Amador L, Ayala-Varela F, Narváez AE, Cruz K,  Torres-Carvajal O (2017). First record of the invasive brown anole, Anolis sagrei Duméril & Bibron , 1937 (Squamata: Iguanidae: Dactyloinae), in South America. Check List 13, 2083
  • Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Motion-based signaling in sympatric species of Australian agamid lizards Journal of Comparative Physiology A 203, 661-671
  • Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Habitat dependent variation in motion signal structure between allopatric populations of lizards. Animal Behaviour. 126, 69-78
  • Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Quantifying ecological constraints on motion signalling. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5, 9

All papers grouped by focal species

Birds

Butler NE, Magrath RD, Peters RA (2017) Lack of alarm calls in a gregarious bird: models and videos of predators prompt alarm responses but no alarm calls by zebra finches Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71, 113

Khan N, Peters RA, Richardson E, Robert KA. (2016) Maternal Stress has Trans-generational Effects in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttate), Biology Letters 12, 20160627

Khan N, Peters RA, Robert K (2016) Compensating for a stressful start: maternal corticosterone, offspring survival, and size at fledging in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) Emu 116, 262-272.

Dalziell AH, Peters RA, Cockburn A, Dorland AD, Maisey AC, Magrath RD (2013) Dance choreography is coordinated with song repertoire in a complex avian display. Current Biology, 23, 1132-1135.

 

Invertebrates

Lubanga U, Peters RA, Taylor G, Steinbauer (2016) Substrate-borne vibrations of male psyllids vary with body size and age but females are indifferent. Animal Behaviour 120, 173-182.

Wood R, Peters RA, Steinbauer MJ (2016) Good vibrations: characteristics of the signals of male psyllids associated with increased female responsiveness. Journal of Insect Behaviour 29, 1-14.

Bian X, Elgar MA, Peters RA. (2016) The swaying behavior of Extatosoma tiaratum: motion camouflage in a stick insect? Behavioral Ecology 27, 83-92.

Farnier K, Dyer AG, Taylor GS, Peters RA, Steinbauer MJ (2015). Visual acuity trade-offs and microhabitat driven adaptation of searching behaviour in psyllids. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 1564-1571.

Gibb H, Muscat D, Binns M, Silvey CJ, Peters RA, Warton DI, Andrew NR (2015) Responses of foliage-living spider assemblage composition and traits to an environmental gradient in Themeda grasslands. Austral Ecology, 40, 225-237.

Narendra A, Reid SF, Greiner B, Peters RA, Hemmi JM, Ribi WA & Zeil J (2010). Caste-specific visual adaptations to distinct daily activity schedules in Australian in Australian Myrmecia ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 1141-1149.

How MJ, Hemmi JM, Zeil J & Peters RA (2008) Claw waving display changes with receiver distance in fiddler crabs, Uca perplexa. Animal Behaviour 75, 1015-1022.

Lizards

Bian X, Chandler T, Laird W, Pinilla A, Peters RA (2017) Integrating evolutionary biology with digital arts to quantify ecological constraints on vision-based behaviour. Methods in Ecology & Evolution

Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Motion-based signaling in sympatric species of Australian agamid lizards Journal of Comparative Physiology A 203, 661-671

Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Habitat dependent variation in motion signal structure between allopatric populations of lizards. Animal Behaviour. 126, 69-78

Ramos JA, Peters RA (2017) Quantifying ecological constraints on motion signalling. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5, 9

Peters RA, Ramos JA, Wu Xiao, Hernandez J, Qi Y. (2016) Social context affects tail displays in Phrynocephalus vlangalii lizards from China. Scientific Reports 6, 31573.

Ramos JA & Peters RA (2016) -Dragon wars: a review of movement-based signalling by Australian agamid lizards in relation to species ecology Austral Ecology 41, 302-315.

Narváez AE, Sanmartín-Villar I (2016) Leposoma parietale: Mating. Herpetological Review 47, 671

Baquero M, Peters RA, Whiting M (2015) Geographic variation in the aggressive signalling behaviour of the Jacky dragon. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 1501-1510.

Peters RA (2014) Blowing in the wind: motion noise from wind-blown plants. In Animal Communication and Noise, Ed. Brumm H, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

New STD & Peters RA (2010) A framework for quantifying properties of 3-dimensional movement-based signals. Current Zoology, 56, 327-333.

Peters RA (2010) Movement-based signalling and the physical world: modelling the changing perceptual task for receivers. In Modelling Perception with Artificial Neural Networks, Ed. Tosh C & Ruxton G, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Peters RA & Allen SJ (2009) Movement signal choreography unaffected by receiver distance in the Australian Jacky lizard, Amphibolurus muricatus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63, 1593-1602.

Allen E, Sinclair D, Allen S & Peters RA. (2009) Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky dragon). Avian Predation. Herpetological Review 40, 82-83.

Woo K, Burke D, Peters RA. (2009) Motion sensitivity of lizards: random-dot kinematograms reveal the importance of motion noise for signal detection. Animal Behaviour 77, 307-315.

Hoese FJ, Peters RA & Evans CS. (2008) The effect of variation in prey movement on the predatory response of Jacky lizards (Amphibolurus muricatus). Ethology 114, 718-727.

Peters RA Hemmi, JM & Zeil J (2008) Image motion environments: background noise for movement-based animal signals. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 194, 441-456.

Peters RA (2008) Environmental motion delays the detection of movement-based signals. Biology Letters 4, 2-5.

Peters RA, Hemmi JM & Zeil J (2007) Signalling against the wind: modifying motion signal structure in response to increased noise. Current Biology 17, 1231-1234.

Ord, TJ, Peters RA, Clucas, B & Stamps JA (2007) Lizards speed up visual displays in noisy motion habitats Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 274 1057-1062.

Peters RA & Evans CS (2007) Active space of a movement-based signal: response to the Jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) display is sensitive to distance, but independent of orientation Journal of Experimental Biology 210, 395-402.

Carlile, PA, Peters, RA & Evans CS (2006) Detection of a looming stimulus by the jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus): selective sensitivity to characteristics of an aerial predator. Animal Behaviour 72, 553-562.

Peters RA & Davis CJ (2006) Discriminating signal from noise: Recognition of a movement-based animal display by artificial neural networks. Behavioural Processes 72, 52-64.

Peters RA & Evans CS (2003) Introductory tail-flick of the Jacky dragon visual display: signal efficacy depends upon duration. Journal of Experimental Biology 206, 4293-4307.

Peters RA & Ord TJ (2003) Display response of Amphibolurus muricatus to intruders: a semi-Markovian process. Austral Ecology 28, 499-506.

Peters RA & Evans CS (2003) Design of the Jacky dragon visual display: signal and noise characteristics in a complex visual environment. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189, 447-459.

Peters RA, Clifford CWG & Evans CS (2002) Measuring the structure of dynamic visual signals. Animal Behaviour 64, 131-146.

Ord TJ, Peters RA, Evans CS & Taylor AJ (2002) Digital video playback in lizards. Animal Behaviour 63, 879-890.

Mammals

Rayment D, Peters RA, Marston LC, De Groef B. (2016) Dog-related work experience is a potential source of bias in owner-ratings of pet dog behaviour and personality Applied Animal Behaviour Science 180, 100-106.

Rehnberg L, Robert K, Watson S, Peters RA (2015) The effects of social interaction and environmental enrichment on the space use, behaviour and stress of owned housecats facing a novel environment. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 169, 51-61.

Rayment D, De Groef B, Peters RA, Marston LC (2015). Applied personality assessment in domestic dogs: limitations and caveats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 163, 1-18.

Other

Kelly ML. Peters RA, Tisdale RK, Lesku JA (2015) Unihemispheric sleep in crocodilians? Journal of Experimental Biology 218, 3175-3178.

Mautz BS, Wong BBM, Peters RA & Jennions MD (2013) Penis Size Interacts with Body Shape and Height to Influence Male Attractiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110, 6925-6930.

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