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SELECTED RECENT PAPERS

Jacobs, I.F., Osvath, M., Osvath, H., Mioduszewska, B., von Bayern, A.M.P., and Kacelnik, A. (2014). Object caching in corvids: Incidence and significance. Behav Process 102, 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2013.12.003

Monteiro, T., Vasconcelos, M., Kacelnik, A. (2013). Starlings uphold principles of economic rationality for delay and probability of reward. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , 280(1756). doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2386

Vasconcelos M, Monteiro T, Kacelnik A (2013). Context-Dependent Preferences in Starlings: Linking Ecology, Foraging and Choice. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64934doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.002

Auersperg AMI, Kacelnik A, von Bayern AMP. (2013). Explorative learning and functional inferences on a five-step means-end problem in Goffin's cockatoos (Cacatua goffini). Plos One In Press.

Gloag, R. & Kacelnik, A. (2013). Host manipulation via begging call structure in the brood parasitic shiny cowbird. Animal Behaviour In Press.

Auersperg, A. M. I., Szabo, B., von Bayern, A. M. P. & Kacelnik, A. (2012). Spontaneous innovation of tool use and flexible manufacture in the Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffini). Current Biology 22(21):R903-904. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.002

Gloag, R., Fiorini, F., Reboreda, J-C. & Kacelnik, A. (2012). Brood parasite eggs enhance host egg survival in a multiply parasitized host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279(1734): 1831-1839. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.2047

Aw, J., Montiero, T., Vasconceles, M. & Kacelnik, A. (2012). Cognitive mechanisms of risky choice:Is there an evaluation cost? Behavioural Processes 89(2): 95-103. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.09.007

Shapiro, M. S.,Schuck-Paim, C. & Kacelnik, A. (2012). Risk sensitivity for amounts of and delay to rewards: Adaptation for uncertainty or by-product of reward rate maximising? Behavioural Processes 89(2): 104-114. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.08.016

Freidin, E. & Kacelnik, A. (2011). Rational choice, context dependence, and the value of information in European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Science 334(6058): 1000-1002. doi:10.1126/science.1209626

Gloag, R., Tuero, D. T., Fiorini, V. D., Reboreda, J-C. & Kacelnik, A. (2011). The economics of nestmate-killing in avian brood parasites: a provisions trade-off. Behavioral Ecology 23(1): 132-140. doi:10.1093/beheco/arr166

Auersperg, A. M. I., von Bayern, A. M. P., Gajdon, G. K., Huber, L. & Kacelnik, A. (2011). Flexibility in problem-solving and tool use of Kea and New Caledonian crows in a multi-access box paradigm. PLOS One e20231 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020231

Aw, J. M., Vasconcelos, M., & Kacelnik, A. (2011). How costs affect preferences: Experiments on state-dependence, hedonic state and within-trial contrast in starlings. Animal Behaviour 81(6): 1117-1128. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.02.015

Kenward, B., Schloegl, C., Rutz, C. Weir, A. S., Bugnyar, T. & Kacelnik, A. (2011). On the evolutionary and ontogenetic origins of tool-oriented behavior in New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102(4): 870-877. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01613.x

Wimpenny, J. H., Weir, A. A. S., & Kacelnik, A. (2011). New Caledonian crows use tools for non-foraging activities. Animal Cognition 14(3):459-464. doi:10.1007/s10071-010-0366-1

Kacelnik, A., Vasconcelos, M., Monteiro, T., & Aw, J. (2011). Darwin's Tug-of-War vs. Starlings' Horse-Racing: how adaptations for sequential encounters drive simultaneous choice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65(3): 547-558. doi:10.1007/s00265-010-1101-2

Rutz, C., Bluff, L. A., Reed, N., Toscianko,J., Newton, J. Inger, R., Kacelnik, A., Bearhop, S. (2010). The ecological significance of tool use in New Caledonian crows. Science 329(5998): 1523-1526. doi:10.1126/science.1192053

Bluff, L.A., Kacelnik, A., & Rutz, C. (2010). Vocal culture in New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 767-776. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01613.x

Bluff, L.A., Troscianko, J., Weir, A.A.S., Kacelnik, A. & Rutz, C. (2010). Tool use by wild New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides at natural foraging sites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 1377-1385. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1953.

Vasconcelos, M., Monteiro, T., Aw, J., & Kacelnik, A. (2010). Choice in multi-alternative environments: A trial-by-trial implementation of the Sequential Choice Model. Behavioural Processes 84: 435-439. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2009.11.010

Pompilio, L. & Kacelnik, A. (2010). Context-dependent utility overrides absolute memory as a determinant of choice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 508-512. doi:10.1073/pnas.0909468107

von Bayern, A.M.P., Heathcote, R.J.P., Rutz, C., & Kacelnik, A. (2009). The Role of Experience in Problem Solving and Innovative Tool Use in Crows. Current Biology 19(22): 1965-1968. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.10.037

Kacelnik, A. (2009) Tools for thought or thoughts for tools? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 10071-10072. doi:10.1073/pnas.0904735106

Wimpenny, J.H., Weir, A.A.S., Clayton, L., Rutz, C., & Kacelnik, A. (2009) Cognitive Processes Associated with Sequential Tool Use in New Caledonian Crows. PLoS ONE 4(8): e6471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006471.

Aw, J.M, Holbrook, R.I., Burt de Perera, T., & Kacelnik, A. (2009) State-dependent valuation learning in fish: Banded tetras prefer stimuli associated with greater past deprivation. Behavioural Processes 81: 333-336. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2008.09.00.

Freidin, E. Aw, J. & Kacelnik, A. (2009) Sequential and simultaneous choices: Testing the diet selection and sequential Choice models. Behavioural Processes 80:218-223.doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2008.12.001