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Publications:  Dr Robert Lachlan

Boogert NJ, LACHLAN RF, Spencer KA et al.(2018). Stress hormones, social associations and song learning in zebra finches. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences
LACHLAN RF, Ratmann O, Nowicki S(2018). Cultural conformity generates extremely stable traditions in bird song. Nature Communications
Lifjeld JT, Anmarkrud JA, Calabuig P et al.(2016). Species-level divergences in multiple functional traits between the two endemic subspecies of Blue Chaffinches Fringilla teydea in Canary Islands. BMC Zoology vol. 1, (1)
Lachlan RF, van Heijningen CAA, Ter Haar SM et al.(2016). Zebra Finch Song Phonology and Syntactical Structure across Populations and Continents-A Computational Comparison. Front Psychol vol. 7, 980-980.
Gaya E, Fernández-Brime S, Vargas R et al.(2015). The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 112, (37) 11600-11605.
Wang MY, Brennan CH, Lachlan RF et al.(2015). Speed-accuracy trade-offs and individually consistent decision making by individuals and dyads of zebrafish in a colour discrimination task. Animal Behaviour vol. 103, 277-283.
Lachlan RF, Nowicki S(2015). Context-dependent categorical perception in a songbird. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 112, (6) 1892-1897.
Riebel K, Lachlan RF, Slater PJB(2015). Learning and cultural transmission in chaffinch song. vol. 47,
Wang MY, Wang MY, Brennan CH et al.(2015). Speed-accuracy trade-offs and individually consistent decision making by individuals and dyads of zebrafish in a colour discrimination task. Animal Behaviour
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verzijden MN, Lachlan RF, Servedio MR(2005). Female mate-choice behavior and sympatric speciation. Evolution vol. 59, (10) 2097-2108.
Lachlan RF, Servedio MR(2004). Song learning accelerates allopatric speciation. Evolution vol. 58, (9) 2049-2063.
LACHLAN RF, Janik VM, Slater PJB(2004). The evolution of conformity-enforcing behaviour in cultural communication systems. Animal Behaviour vol. 68, (3) 561-570.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fain A, Hurst GDD, Tweddle JC et al.(1995). Description and observations of two new species of Hemisarcoptidae from deutonymphs phoretic on Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in Britain. International Journal of Acarology vol. 21, (2) 99-106.
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