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Selected Publications

Lucas, JR, L Peterson & R Boudinier. 1993. The effects of time constraints and changes in body mass and satiation on the simultaneous expression of caching and diet-choice decisions. Animal Behaviour 45:639-658.

Lucas, JR & RD Howard. 1995. On alternative reproductive tactics in anurans: dynamic games with density- and frequency-dependence. American Naturalist 146:365-397

Lucas, JR, SR Creel & PM Waser. 1996. How to measure inclusive fitness, revisited. Animal Behaviour 51:225-228

Lucas, JR, RD Howard & JG Palmer. 1996. Callers and satellites: chorus behaviour in anurans as a stochastic dynamic game. Animal Behaviour 51:501-518

Lucas, JR, SR Creel & PM Waser. 1997. Dynamic optimization, kin selection and dispersal strategies: an evaluation of future fitness effects. In N. Solomon & J. French (eds.), Cooperative breeding in mammals. Cambridge Univ Press., Cambridge Pp 171-198.

Lucas, JR & DL Zielinski. 1998. Seasonal variation in the effect of cache pilferage on cache and body mass regulation in Carolina chickadees: what are the trade-offs? Behavioral Ecology 9:193-200.

Lucas, JR, A Schraeder & C Jackson.1999. Carolina chickadee (Aves, Paridae, Poecile carolinensis) vocalization rates: effects of body mass and food availability under aviary conditions. Ethology 105:503-520.

Pravosudov, VV & JR Lucas. 2000. The effect of social dominance on fattening and food-caching behavior in Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Animal Behaviour 60:483-493.

Pravosudov, VV & JR Lucas. 2000. The costs of being cool: a dynamic model of nocturnal hypothermia by small food-caching birds in winter. Journal of Avian Biology 31:463-472.

Lucas, JR, VV Pravosudov & DL Zielinski. 2001. A re-evaluation of the logic of pilferage effects, predation risk and environmental variability on avian energy regulation: the critical role of time budgets. Behavioral Ecology 12:246-260.

Pravosudov,VV & JR Lucas. 2001. A dynamic model of energy management in small food-caching passerine birds. Behavioral Ecology 12:207-218.

Pravosudov,VV & JR Lucas. 2001. Daily patterns of energy management in food-caching birds and diurnal predation risk: a dynamic model. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 50:239-250.

Freeberg, TM & JR Lucas. 2002. Receivers respond differently to chick-a-dee calls varying in note composition in Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Animal Behaviour 63:837-845.

Harris, WE & JR Lucas. 2002. A state-based model of sperm allocation in a group-breeding salamander. Behavioral Ecology 13:705-712.

Lucas, J.R., T.M. Freeberg, A. Krishnan & G. Long. 2002. A comparative study of avian auditory brainstem responses: correlations with phylogeny and vocal complexity, and seasonal effects. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 188:981-992

Freeberg, T.M., JR. Lucas & B Clucas. 2003. Variation in chick-a-dee calls of a population of Carolina chickadees, Poecile carolinensis: identity and redundancy within note types. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 113:2127-2136

Boyko, AR, RM Gibson & JR Lucas. 2004. How predation risk affects the temporal dynamics of avian leks: sage grouse vs. golden eagles. American Naturalist 163:154-165

Clucas, BA, TM Freeberg & JR Lucas. 2004. Chick-a-dee call syntax, social context, and season affect vocal responses of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 57:187-196

Kellam, JS, JC Wingfield & JR Lucas. 2004. Annual cycle of testosterone and non-breeding season pairing behavior in male and female downy woodpeckers. Hormones and Behavior. 46:703-714

Lucas, JR, A Brodin, SR de Kort & NS Clayton. 2004. Does hippocampal size correlate with the degree of caching specialization? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271:2423-2429

Garamszegi,LZ & JR Lucas. 2005. Continental variation in relative hippocampal volume in birds: the phylogenetic extent of the effect and the role of wintering temperatures. Biology Letters 1:330-333

Kellam, JS, JR Lucas & JC Wingfield. 2006. The role of testosterone in male downy woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens) in winter home range use, mate interactions, and female foraging behavior. Animal Behaviour 71:695-707

Lucas JR, TM Freeberg, J Egbert & H Schwabl. 2006. Corticosterone, body mass, and caching rates of Carolina chickadees from disturbed and undisturbed sites. Hormones & Behavior 49:634-643

Lucas JR, TM Freeberg, GR Long, & A Krishnan. 2007. Seasonal variation in avian auditory evoked responses to tones: a comparative analysis of Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193:201-215

Lucas, JR & TM Freeberg. 2007. “Information” and the chick-a-dee call: communicating with a complex vocal system". In KA Otter (ed), Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach. Oxford Univ. Press [for book link, see]

Lucas, JR & RD Howard. 2008. Modeling Alternative Mating Tactics as Dynamic Games. In RF Oliveira, M. Taborsky & J. Brockmann (eds.) Alternative Reproductive Tactics. Cambridge Univ. Press, pp 63-82

Henry, KS & JR Lucas. 2008. Coevolution of auditory sensitivity and temporal resolution with acoustic signal space in three songbirds. Animal Behaviour 76:1659-1671

Nolen, MT & JR Lucas. 2009. Asymmetries in mob initiation and correlated intensity during predator mobbing by nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice.  Animal Behaviour 77:1137-1146

Henry, KS & JR Lucas. 2009. Vocally-correlated seasonal auditory variation in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3817-3822

Henry, KS & JR Lucas. 2010. Habitat-related differences in frequency selectivity of auditory filters in songbirds.  Functional Ecology 24:614-624

Henry, KS & JR Lucas. 2010. Auditory sensitivity and the frequency selectivity of auditory filters in the Carolina chickadee, Poecile carolinensis. Animal Behaviour 80:497-507

Gall, MD & JR Lucas. 2010. Sex differences in auditory filters of brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 196:559-567

Henry KS, MD Gall, G Bidelman & JR Lucas. 2011. Songbirds trade off auditory frequency resolution and temporal resolution. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197:351-359

Gall, MD, LE Brierley & JR Lucas. 2011. Species and sex effects on auditory processing in brown-headed cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds. Animal Behaviour 81:973-982

Freeberg, TM & JR Lucas. 2012. Information Theoretical Approaches to Chick-a-dee Calls of Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Journal of Comparative Psychology 126:68-81

Freeberg, TM, JR Lucas & I Krams. 2012. Complexity of the chick-a-dee call of Carolina chickadees: lessons for language? American Scientist 100:398-407

Gall, MD, KS Henry & JR Lucas. 2012. Two measures of temporal resolution in brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 198:61-68

Gall,MD, LE Brierley & JR Lucas. 2012. The sender-receiver matching hypothesis: support from the peripheral coding of acoustic features in songbirds. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:3742-3751

Krams, I, T Krama, TM Freeberg, C Kullberg, & JR Lucas. 2012. Social complexity and vocal complexity: a Parid perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:1879-1891

Ronald, KL, E Fernandez-Juricic & JR Lucas. 2012. Taking the sensory approach: individual differences in auditory and visual perception can influence mate choice. Animal Behaviour 84:1283-1294

Gall, MD, K Ronald, E Bestrom & JR Lucas. 2012. Effects of habitat and urbanization on the active space of brown-headed cowbird song. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132:4053-4062

Gall, MD, T Salameh & JR Lucas. 2013. Songbird frequency selectivity and temporal resolution vary with sex and season. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280:20122296

Randolet, J, Jr Lucas & E Fernández-Juricic. 2014. Non-Redundant social information use in avian flocks with multisensory stimuli.  Ethology 120:375-387

Kellam, JS, & JR Lucas. 2014. Exogenous testosterone in male downy woodpeckers leads to reduced calling behavior of both males and their female partners during the non-breeding period.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126:249-260

Lucas JR, A Velez & KS Henry. 2015. Habitat-related differences in auditory processing of complex tones and vocal signal properties in four songbirds. Journal of Comparative Physiology A DOI 10.1007/s00359-015-0986-7

Velez, A, MD Gall, J Fu, JR Lucas. 2015. Song structure, not high-frequency song content, determines high-frequency auditory sensitivity in nine species of New World sparrows (Passeriformes: Emberizidae). Functional Ecology 29: 487-497

Velez, A, MD Gall, JR Lucas. 2015. Seasonal plasticity in auditory processing of the envelope and temporal fine structure of sounds in three songbirds. Animal Behavior 103: 53-63.

Ronald, K.L., Skillman, T., Lin, A., Li, Q., Fernández-Juricic, E., Lucas, J.R. 2015.  Watch your tone: Social conditions modulate singing strategies. Ethology 121:1104-1115

Butler SR, EC Hosinski, JR Lucas, E Fernández-Juricic. 2016.  Social birds copy each other’s lateral scans while monitoring group mates with low-acuity vision.  Animal Behaviour 121:21-31

Henry KS, MD Gall, A Vélez, JR Lucas. 2016. Avian auditory processing at four different scales: variation among species, seasons, sexes and individuals. In M.A. Bee & C.T. Miller (eds): Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Communication. Springer. Pp 17-55

Freeberg, TM, SK Eppert, KE Sieving, JR Lucas. 2017. Diversity in mixed species groups improves problem solving in food finding in a wild songbird community. Scientific Reports 7:43014

Ronald, KL, R Zeng, R Stewart, D White, E Fernandez-Juricic, JR Lucas. 2017. What makes a multimodal signal attractive? A preference function approach.  Behavioral Ecology 28:677-687

Ronald KL, T Sesterhenn, E Fernandez-Juricic, JR Lucas. 2017. The sensory substrate of multimodal animal communication: are females sensory ‘specialists’ or ‘generalists’?  J Comparative Physiology A 203:935-943

Ronald KL, AL Ensminger, MD Shawkey, JR Lucas, E Fernández-Juricic. 2017. Testing a key assumption in animal communication: between-individual variation in female visual systems can alter the perception of male signals.  Biology Open 6(12):1771-1783

Ronald KL, E Fernandez-Juricic, JR Lucas. 2018. Mate choice in the eye and ear of the beholder? Female multimodal sensory configuration influences her preferences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 20180713

Lucas, JR, K Gentry, KE Sieving, TM Freeberg. 2018. Communication as a fundamental part of Machiavellian Intelligence. Journal of Comparative Psychology 132(4):442-454

Gentry KE, D Roche, S Mugel, N Lancaster, KE Sieving, TM Freeberg, JR. Lucas. 2019. Flocking propensity by satellites, but not core members of mixed-species flocks, increases when individuals experience energetic deficits in a poor-quality foraging habitat. PLoS ONE 14(1):e0209680

Freeberg TM, KE Gentry, KE Sieving, JR Lucas. 2019. On understanding the nature and evolution of social cognition: a need for the study of communication. Animal Behaviour 155:279-286

Anderson NC, SA Thomovsky, JR Lucas, T Kushiro-Banker, S Radcliffe, KR Stewart, DC Lay Jr. 2019. Auditory brainstem responses in weaning pigs and three ages of sows.  Translational Animal Science 3(4):1416-1422

Coppinger, BA, S Kania, JR Lucas, KE Sieving, TM Freeberg. 2020. Experimental manipulation of mixed-species flocks reveals heterospecific audience effects on calling. Animal Behaviour 167:193-207 

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