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Recent Publications

McLaughlin, K., Kunc, H.P. (2013). Experimentally increased noise levels change spatial and signing behaviour.  Biology Letters, 9: doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0771.

Montague, M.J., Danek-Gontard, M., Kunc, H.P. (2013). Phenotypic plasticity affects the response of a sexually selected trait to anthropogenic noise.  Behavioural Ecology, 24: 343-348.

Roedel, H.G., Landmann, C, Starkloff, A, Kunc, H.P., Hudson, R (2013). Absentee Mothering - Not so absent? Responses of European Rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) mothers to pup distress calls.  Ethology, 119: 1024-1033.

Furrer, R.D., Kunc, H.P., Manser, M.B. (2012). Variable initiators of group departure in a cooperative breeder: the influence of sex, age, state and foraging success.  Animal Behaviour, 84: 205-2012.

Naguib, M., Kunc, H.P., Sprau, P., Roth, T., Amrhein, V. (2011). Communication networks and spatial ecology in nightingales.  Advances in the Study of Behavior, 43: 239-271.

Gross, K., Pasinelli, G., Kunc, H.P. (2010). Behavioral plasticity allows short-term adjustments to a novel environment.  The American Naturalist, 176: 456-646.

Madden, J.R., Kunc, H.P., English, S., Manser, M.B., Clutton-Brock ,T.H .(2009). Pup begging rate varies with adult generosity in meerkats (Suricata suricatta)  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63: 1259-1268.

Madden, J.R., Kunc, H.P., English, S., Manser, M.B., Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2009). Calling in the gap: competition or cooperation in littermates' begging behaviour?  Animal Behaviour, 78: 85-89.

Madden, J.R., Kunc, H.P., English, S., Manser, M.B., Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2009). Calling in the gap: competition or cooperation in littermates' begging behaviour?  Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, 276: 1255-1262.

Manser, M.B., Madden, J.R., Kunc, H.P., English, S., Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2008). Signals of need in a cooperatively breeding mammal with mobile offspring.  Animal Behaviour, 76: 1805-1813.

English, E., Kunc, H.P., Madden, J.R., Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2008). Sex differences in responsiveness to begging in a cooperative mammal.  Biology Letters, 4: 334-337.

Schmidt, R., Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. (2008). Aggressive responses to broadband trills are related to subsequent pairing success in nightingales.  Behavioral Ecology, 19: 635-641.

Kunc, H.P., Wolf, J.B.W. (2008). Seasonal changes of vocal rates and their relation to territorial status in male Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki).  Ethology, 114: 381-388.

Kunc, H.P., Madden, J.R.. Manser, M.B. (2007). Begging signals in a mobile feeding system: The evolution of different call types.  The American Naturalist, 170: 617-624.

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. (2007). Vocal interactions in common nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos): males take it easy after pairing.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61: 557-563.

Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P., Schmidt, R., Naguib, M. (2007). Temporal patterns of territory settlement and detectability in mated and unmated Nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos.  Ibis, 149: 237-244.

Schmidt, R., Amrhein, V., Kunc, H.P., Naguib, M. (2007). The day after: effects of vocal interactions on territory defence in nightingales.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 76: 168-173.

Schmidt, R., Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. (2006). Responses to interactive playback predict future pairing success in nightingales.  Animal Behaviour, 72: 1355-1362.

Kunc, H.P., Foerster, K., Vermeirssen, E., Kempenaers, B. (2006). Experimentally elevated testosterone levels do not influence singing behaviour of male blue tits (Parus caeruleus).  Ethology, 112: 984-992.

Poesel, A., Kunc, H.P., Foerster, K., Johnsen, A., Kempenaers, B. (2006). Early birds are sexy: male age, dawn song and extrapair paternity in blue tits, Cyanistes (formerly Parus) caeruleus.  Animal Behaviour, 72: 531-538.

Kunc, H.P., Amrhein, V., Naguib, M. (2006). Vocal interactions in nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos): more aggressive males have higher pairing success.  Animal Behaviour, 72: 25-30.