Jeffrey Lucas Publications


Ronald, KL., Skillman, T., Lin, A., Li, Q., Fernández-Juricic, E., Lucas, J.R (in press). Watch your tone: Social conditions modulate singing strategies. Ethology view article

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 view article

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 view article

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 view article

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 Behaviour 103:53-63 view article

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

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

Freeberg, TM, JR Lucas & I Krams. 2014. Was Meisen sich erzählen. Spektrum der Wissenschaft März 2014 S. 28 (German translation of Freeberg et al. 2012. Amer Sci 100:398-407)

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

DeBoer, SP, JP Garner, DC Lay, SD Eicher, JR Lucas, JN Marchant-Forde. 2013. Does the presence of a human affect the preference of enrichment items in young, isolated pigs? Applied Animal Behavior Science 143:96-103

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.

Gaskill, BN, CJ Gordon, EA Pajor, JR Lucas, JK Davis & JP Garner. 2013. Impact of nesting material on mouse body temperature and physiology.  Physiology & Behavior 110:87-95

Gaskill, BN, KR Pritchett-Corning, CJ Gordon, EA Pajor, JR Lucas, JK Davis, JP Garner. 2013. Energy reallocation to breeding performance through improved behavioral thermoregulation with nest building in laboratory mice. PLoS ONE 8:e74153

Freeberg TM and JR Lucas. 2012. Information theoretical approaches to chick-a-dee calls of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis).. Journal of Comparative Psychology.

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

Krams I, T Krama, TM Freeberg, C Kullberg and JR Lucas. 2012. Social complexity and vocal complexity: a Parid perspective. Philophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Fanson KV, NC Wielebnowski, TM Shenk and JR Lucas. 2012. Comparative patterns of adrenal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 182: 157-165.

Gaskill BN, CJ Gordon, EA Pajor, JR Lucas and JP Garner. 2012. Heat or insulation:  Behavioral titration of mouse preference for warmth or access to a nest. PLoS ONE.

Freeberg, TM, JR Lucas & I Krams. 2012. The complex call of the Carolina chickadee: what can the chick-a-dee call teach us about communication and language? American Scientist 100:398-407

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

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

Gaskill BN, Rohr SA, Pajor EA, Lucas JR, and Garner JP. 2011. Working with what you have got:  Changes in thermal preference and behavior in mice with or without nesting material.. Journal of Thermal Biology. 36: 193-199.

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

Gaskill BN, JR Lucas, EA Pajor and JP Garner. 2011. Little and often?  Maintaining continued performance in an automated T-maze for mice.. Behavioral Processes. 86: 272-278.

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

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

Fanson KV, NC Wielebnowski, TM Shenk, JH Vashon, JR Squires and JR Lucas. 2010. Patterns of ovarian and luteal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169: 217-224.

Fanson KV, NC Wielebnowski, TM Shenk, WJ Jakubas, JR Squires and JR Lucas. 2010. Patterns of testicular activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (lynx canadensis).. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169: 210-216.

Freeberg, TM and JR Lucas. 2009. Pseudoreplication is (still) a problem. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 123: 450-451.

Gaskill, BN, SA Rohr, EA Pajor, JR Lucas, JP Garner. 2009. Some like it hot; mouse temperature preferences in laboratory housing. Applied Animal Behaviour Sciences. 116: 279-285.

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

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

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

Jannot JE, SA Wissinger, JR Lucas. 2008. Diet and pond-drying alter life history trade-offs and resource allocation patterns in a caddisfly (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Biol. J. Linnean Society. 95: 495-504.

Lucas, JR, Freeberg, TM, Long, GR, Krishnan, A. 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.

Kellam, J. S., Lucas, J. R., Wingfield, J. C. 2006. The role of testosterone in male downy woodpeckers in winter home range use, mate interactions and female foraging behaviour. Anim Behav. 71: 695-707.

Lucas, J. R., Freeberg, T. M., Egbert, J., Schwabl, H. 2006. Fecal corticosterone, body mass, and caching rates of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) from disturbed and undisturbed sites. Horm Behav. 49: 634-643.

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

Balaji, B., O'Connor, K., Lucas, J. R., Anderson, J. M., Csonka, L. N. 2005. Timing of induction of osmotically controlled genes in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium, determined with quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR. Appl Environ Microbiol. 71: 8273-8283.

Garamszegi, L. Z., Lucas, J. R. 2005. Continental variation in relative hippocampal volume in birds: the phylogenetic extent of the effect and the potential role of winter temperatures. Biol Lett. 1: 330-333.

Boyko, A. R., Gibson, R. M., Lucas, J. R. 2004. How predation risk affects the temporal dynamics of avian leks: Greater sage grouse versus golden eagles. American Naturalist. 163: 154-165.

Clucas, B. A., Freeberg, T. M., Lucas, J. R. 2004. Chick-a-dee call syntax, social context, and season affect vocal responses of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 57: 187-196.

Kellam, J. S., Wingfield, J. C., Lucas, J. R. 2004. Nonbreeding season pairing behavior and the annual cycle of testosterone in male and female downy woodpeckers, Picoides pubescens. Horm Behav. 46: 703-714.

Lucas, J. R., Brodin, A., de Kort, S. R., Clayton, N. S. 2004. Does hippocampal size correlate with the degree of caching specialization?. Proc Biol Sci. 271: 2423-2429.

Lucas JR, A Brodin, SR deKort and NS Clayton. 2004. Does Hippocampal Size Correlate with the Degree of Caching Specialization?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 271: 2423-2429.

Freeberg, T. M., Lucas, J. R., Clucas, B. 2003. Variation in chick-a-dee calls of a Carolina chickadee population, Poecile carolinensis: identity and redundancy within note types. J Acoust Soc Am. 113: 2127-2136.

Freeberg, T. M., Lucas, J. R. 2002. Receivers respond differently to chick-a-dee calls varying in note composition in Carolina chickadees, Poecile carolinensis. Animal Behaviour. 63: 837-845.

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

Harris, W.E. and Lucas, J.R. 2002. A state-based model of sperm allocation in a group-breeding salamander. Behavioral Ecology. 13: 705-712.

Lucas, J. R., Pravosudov, V. V., Zielinski, D. L. 2001. A reevaluation 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, V. V., Lucas, J. R. 2001. A dynamic model of short-term energy management in small food-caching and non-caching birds. Behavioral Ecology. 12: 207-218.

Pravosudov, V. V., Lucas, J. R. 2001. Daily patterns of energy storage in food-caching birds under variable daily predation risk: a dynamic state variable model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 50: 239-250.

Pravosudov, V. V., Lucas, J. R. 2000. The effect of social dominance on fattening and food-caching behaviour in Carolina chickadees, Poecile carolinensis. Anim Behav. 60: 483-493.

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

Lucas, J. R., Zielinski, D. L. 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, Jeffrey R., Creel, Scott R., Waser, Peter M. 1997. Dynamic optimization and cooperative breeding: An evaluation of future fitness effects. Cooperative breeding in mammals. 171-198.

Lucas, J. R., Creel, S. R., Waser, P. M. 1996. How to measure inclusive fitness, revisited. Animal Behaviour. 51: 225-228.

Lucas, Jeffrey R., Howard, Richard D., Palmer, Joseph G. 1996. Callers and satellites: Chorus behaviour in anurans as a stochastic dynamic game. Animal Behaviour. 51: 501-518.

Cresse, A. D., Hulbert, S. H., Brown, W. E., Lucas, J. R., Bennetzen, J. L. 1995. Mu1-related transposable elements of maize preferentially insert into low copy number DNA. Genetics. 140: 315-324.

Lucas, Jeffrey R., Howard, Richard D. 1995. On alternative reproductive tactics in anurans: Dynamic games with density and frequency dependence. American Naturalist. 146: 365-397.

Lucas, J. R. 1994. Regulation of Cache Stores and Body-Mass in Carolina Chickadees (Parus-Carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology. 5: 171-181.

Waser, P. M., Creel, S. R., Lucas, J. R. 1994. Death and Disappearance - Estimating Mortality Risks Associated with Philopatry and Dispersal. Behavioral Ecology. 5: 135-141.

Lucas, J. R., Peterson, L. J., Boudinier, R. L. 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, J. R., Walter, L. R. 1991. When Should Chickadees Hoard Food - Theory and Experimental Results. Animal Behaviour. 41: 579-601.

Jaeger, R. G., Lucas, J. 1990. On Evaluation of Foraging Strategies through Estimates of Reproductive Success. Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection. 20: 83-94.

Lucas, J. R. 1990. Time Scale and Diet Choice Decisions. Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection. 20: 165-185.

Stamp, N.E. and J.R Lucas. 1990. Spatial patterns and dispersal distances of explosively-dispersing plants in Florida sandhill vegetation.. Journal of Ecology. 78: 589-600.

Lucas, J. R. 1989. Differences in Habitat Use between 2 Pit-Building Antlion Species - Causes and Consequences. American Midland Naturalist. 121: 84-98.

Lucas, J. R. 1989. The Structure and Function of Antlion Pits - Slope Asymmetry and Predator-Prey Interactions. Animal Behaviour. 38: 318-330.

Lucas, J. R., Waser, P. M. 1989. Defense through Exploitation - a Skinner Box for Tropical Rain Forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 4: 62-63.

Lucas, J. R., Schmidhempel, P. 1988. Diet Choice in Patches - Time-Constraint and State-Space Solutions. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 131: 307-332.

Lucas, J. R. 1987. The Influence of Time Constraints on Diet Choice of the Great Tit, Parus-Major. Animal Behaviour. 35: 1538-1548.

Lucas, J. R., Walter, L. 1987. Correlates of Caching Behavior in Carolina Chickadees. American Zoologist. 27: A77-A77.

Lucas, J. R. 1986. Antlion Pit Construction and Kleptoparasitic Prey. Florida Entomologist. 69: 702-710.

Lucas, J. R. 1985. Time Constraints and Diet Choice - Different Predictions from Different Constraints. American Naturalist. 126: 680-705.

Lucas, J. R. 1985. Partial Prey Consumption by Antlion Larvae. Animal Behaviour. 33: 945-958.

Lucas, J. R. 1985. Antlion Pit Structure and the Behavior of Prey. American Zoologist. 25: A26-A26.

Lucas, J. R. 1985. Metabolic Rates and Pit-Construction Costs of 2 Antlion Species. Journal of Animal Ecology. 54: 295-309.

Lucas, J. R., Grafen, A. 1985. Partial Prey Consumption by Ambush Predators. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 113: 455-473.

Lucas, J. R. 1983. The Role of Foraging Time Constraints and Variable Prey Encounter in Optimal Diet Choice. American Naturalist. 122: 191-209.

Lucas, J. R., Benkert, K. A. 1983. Variable Foraging and Cleaning Behavior by Juvenile Leatherjackets, Oligoplites-Saurus (Carangidae). Estuaries. 6: 247-250.

Stamp, N.E. and Lucas, J.R. 1983. Ecological correlates of explosive seed dispersal. Oecologia. 59: 272-278.

Lucas, J. R. 1982. Feeding Ecology of the Gulf Silverside, Menidia-Peninsulae, near Crystal River, Florida, with Notes on Its Life-History. Estuaries. 5: 138-144.

Lucas, J. R. 1982. The Biophysics of Pit Construction by Antlion Larvae (Myrmeleon, Neuroptera). Animal Behaviour. 30: 651.

Lucas, J. R., Brockmann, H. J. 1981. Predatory Interactions between Ants and Antlions (Hymenoptera, Formicidae and Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 54: 228-232.

Lucas, J. R., Stange, L. A. 1981. Key and Descriptions to the Myrmeleon Larvae of Florida (Neuroptera, Myremeleontidae). Florida Entomologist. 64: 207-216.

Book Section

Fanson, KV, NC Wielebnowski and JR Lucas.  2009.  Reproductive physiology of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).  In:  Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation:  An interdisciplinary approach.  Eds. A Vargas, U Breitenmoser and C Breitenmoser.  Fundacion Biodiversidad, Madrid, Spain, pp. 393-398.

Lucas, JR and RD Howard.  2008.  Modeling alternative mating tactics as dynamic games. In RF Oliveira, M Taborsky and HJ Brockmann (eds), Alternative Reproductive Tactics.  Cambridge University Press. pp. 63-82.

Freeberg, TM, MC Baker, LL Bloomfield, I Charrier, DE Gammon, JP Hailman, TT Lee, JR Lucas, DJ Mennill, CB Sturdy.  2007.  Complexities in vocal communication.  In KA Otter (ed), Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice:  an integrated approach.  Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, pp. 235-240.

Lucas, JR and TM Freeberg.  2007.  "Information" and the chick-a-dee call:  communicating with a complex vocal system.  In KA Otter (ed), Ecology and Behaviour of Chickadees and Titmice:  an integrated approach.  Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 199-213.

Lucas, JR and LW Simmons. 2006. 50 years of Animal Behaviour.  In JR Lucas & LW Simmons (eds), Essays on Animal Behaviour:  Celebrating 50 years of Animal Behaviour.  Elsevier Press, pp 1-3.

Lucas, J.R.  Foraging time constraints and diet choice.  In A.C. Kamil, J.R. Krebs, and H.R. Pulliam (eds.), Foraging Behavior, Plenum, NY pp. 239-269.


Breed, M & J Moore (editors-in-chief). 2010.  Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior.  Elsevier Press. JR Lucas (section editor): Animal Communication

Lucas JR & LW Simmons (eds).  2006. Essays on Animal Behaviour: Celebrating 50 years of Animal Behaviour.  Academic Press, Burlington MA.


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