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Publications:  Dr Robert Lachlan

Lachlan RF, Nowicki S (2015) . Context-dependent categorical perception in a songbird.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 112, (6) 1892-1897.
10.1073/pnas.1410844112
Lachlan RF, Anderson RC, Peters S et al. (2014) . Typical versions of learned swamp sparrow song types are more effective signals than are less typical versions.Proc Biol Sci vol. 281, (1785)
10.1098/rspb.2014.0252
Lachlan RF, Verzijden MN, Bernard CS et al. (2013) . The progressive loss of syntactical structure in bird song along an island colonization chain.Curr Biol vol. 23, (19) 1896-1901.
10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.057
ten Cate C, LACHLAN RF, Zuidema W (2013) . Analyzing the structure of bird vocalizatins and language: finding common ground.Birdsong, speech, and language: exploring the evolution of mind and brain, Editors: Bolhuis, JJ, Everaert, M, The MIT Press
Lachlan RF, Nowicki S (2012) . How reliable is song learning accuracy as a signal of male early condition?.Am Nat vol. 180, (6) 751-761.
10.1086/668010
Lachlan RF, Verhagen L, Peters S et al. (2010) . Are there species-universal categories in bird song phonology and syntax? A comparative study of chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs), zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata), and swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana).J Comp Psychol vol. 124, (1) 92-108.
10.1037/a0016996
Landsbergen F, LACHLAN RF, ten Cate C et al. (2010) . A cultural evolutionary model of patterns in semantic change.Linguistics vol. 48, (2) 363-390.
Brumm H, LACHLAN RF, Riebel K et al. (2009) . On the function of song type repertoires: testing the ‘antiexhaustion hypothesis’ in chaffinches.Animal Behaviour vol. 77, (1) 37-42.
10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.09.009
Holveck M-J, Vieira de Castro AC, LACHLAN RF et al. (2008) . Accuracy of song syntax learning and singing consistency signal early condition in zebra finches.Behavioral Ecology vol. 19, (6) 1267-1281.
10.1093/beheco/arn078
LACHLAN RF (2008) . The evolution of flexibility in bird song.Evolution of Communicative Flexibility, Editors: Oller, DK, Griebel, U,
Verzijden MN, Lachlan RF, Servedio MR (2005) . Female mate-choice behavior and sympatric speciation.Evolution vol. 59, (10) 2097-2108.
10.1111/j.0014-3820.2005.tb00920.x
Lachlan RF, Servedio MR (2004) . Song learning accelerates allopatric speciation.Evolution vol. 58, (9) 2049-2063.
10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb00489.x
LACHLAN RF, Janik VM, Slater PJB (2004) . The evolution of conformity-enforcing behaviour in cultural communication systems.Animal Behaviour vol. 68, (3) 561-570.
10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.11.015
Lachlan RF, Feldman MW (2003) . Evolution of cultural communication systems: the coevolution of cultural signals and genes encoding learning preferences.J Evol Biol vol. 16, (6) 1084-1095.
10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00624.x
Katz M, Lachlan RF (2003) . Social learning of food types in zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata) is directed by demonstrator sex and feeding activity.Anim Cogn vol. 6, (1) 11-16.
10.1007/s10071-003-0158-y
Slater PJB, LACHLAN RF (2003) . Is innovation in bird song adaptive?.Animal Innovation, Editors: Reader, SM, Laland, KN, Oxford University Press (OUP)
LACHLAN RF, Slater PJB (2003) . Song learning by chaffinches: how accurate, and from where?.Animal Behaviour vol. 65, (5) 957-969.
10.1006/anbe.2003.2091
Benskin CMH, Mann NI, LACHLAN RF et al. (2002) . Social learning directs feeding preferences in the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata.Animal Behaviour vol. 64, (5) 823-828.
10.1006/anbe.2002.2005
Slater PJB, LACHLAN RF, Riebel K (2000) . The significance of learning in signal development: the curious case of the chaffinch.Animal Signals, Editors: Espmark, Y, Amundsen, T, Rosenqvist, G, Tapir Academic Press
Hoffmeister TS, LACHLAN RF, Roitberg BD (1999) . Do Larger Fruits Provide a Partial Refuge for Rose-Hip Flies Against Parasitoids?.Journal of Insect Behavior vol. 12, (4) 451-460.
10.1023/A:1020906521745
LACHLAN RF, Slater PJB (1999) . The maintenance of vocal learning by gene–culture interaction: the cultural trap hypothesis.Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B vol. 266, (1420) 701-706.
10.1098/rspb.1999.0692
Lachlan RF, Crooks L, Laland KN (1998) . Who follows whom? Shoaling preferences and social learning of foraging information in guppies.Anim Behav vol. 56, (1) 181-190.
10.1006/anbe.1998.0760
Ho LST, Ane C, LACHLAN RF et al.. Package ‘phylolm’. Abstract: java.sql.Clob org.hibernate.engine.jdbc.WrappedClob java.io.Serializable ,
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