The characteristics and consequences of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) den site selection
Alting, B.F., Bennitt, E., Golabek, K.A., Pitcher, B.J., McNutt, J.W., Wilson, A.M., Bates, H., Jordan, N.R. 2021. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75 (7): 1-14

Born to be wild: evaluating the zoo-based Regent Honeyeater breed for release program to optimise individual success and conservation outcomes in the wild
Tripovich, J.S., Popovic, G., Elphinstone, A., Ingwersen, D., Johnson, G., Schmelitschek, E., Wilkin, D., Taylor, G., Pitcher, B.J. 2021. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2: 16

The Enigmatic Life History of the Australian Sea Lion
McIntosh, R.R., Pitcher, B.J. 2021
In: Campagna C., Harcourt R. (eds) Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Otariids and the Odobenid. Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Marine Mammals. Springer, Cham.

A cause for alarm: increasing translocation success of captive individuals through alarm communication
Morris, V., Pitcher, B.J., Chariton, A. 2021. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2: 2


Chemical fingerprints suggest direct familiarisation rather than phenotype matching during olfactory recognition in Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea)
Wierucka, K., Barthes, N., Schaal, B., Charrier, I., Harcourt, R.G., Pitcher, B.J. 2019. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology 517: 49-53

Chemical profiles of integumentary and glandular substrates in Australian sea lion pups (Neophoca cinerea)
Wierucka, K., Barthes, N., Pitcher, B.J., Schaal, B., Charrier, I., Harcourt, R.G. 2019. Chemical Senses 44 (3): 205-214


“Feelings and Fitness” Not “Feelings or Fitness”–The Raison d’être of Conservation Welfare, Which Aligns Conservation and Animal Welfare Objectives
Beausoleil, N.J., Mellor, D.J., Baker, L., Baker, S.E., Bellio, M., Clarke, A.S., Dale, A., Garlick, S., Jones, B., Harvey, A. Pitcher, B.J., Sherwen, S., Stockin, K.A., Zito, S. 2018. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5: 296

Multimodal mother-offspring recognition – the relative importance of sensory cues in a colonial mammal
Wierucka, K., Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R., Charrier, I. 2018. Animal Behaviour 146: 135-142

Recent prey capture experience and dynamic habitat quality mediate short-term foraging site fidelity in a seabird.
Carroll, G., Harcourt, R., Pitcher, B.J., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. 2018. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 10.1098/rspb.2018.0788

Visual cues do not enhance sea lion pups’ response to multimodal maternal cues.
Wierucka, K., Charrier, I., Harcourt, R., Pitcher, B.J. 2018. Scientific Reports 8 (1): 9845

Australian Sea Lion Monitoring Framework: background document
Pitcher, B.J. 2018. Report prepared for the Department of the Environment, Canberra.


The role of visual cues in mother-pup reunions in a colonially breeding mammal.
Wierucka, K., Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R., Charrier, I. 2017. Biology Letters 13 (11): 20170444

Hierarchical influences of prey distribution on patterns of prey capture by a marine predator.
Carroll, G., Cox, M., Harcourt, R., Pitcher, B.J., Slip, D., Jonsen, I. 2017. Functional Ecology 10.1111/1365-2435.12873

Cross-modal recognition of familiar conspecifics in goats.
Pitcher, B.J., Briefer, E.F., Baciadonna, L., McElligott, A.G. 2017. Royal Society Open Science doi: 10.1098/rsos.160346


Chemical fingerprints reveal clues to identity, heterozygosity, and relatedness.
Pitcher, B.J., Charrier, I., Harcourt, R.G. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514278112

Intrasexual selection drives sensitivity to pitch, formants and duration in the competitive calls of fallow bucks.
Pitcher, B.J., Briefer, E.F., McElligott, A.G. 2015. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:149 doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0429-7


Fallow bucks attend to vocal cues of motivation and fatigue.
Pitcher, B.J., Briefer, E.F., Vannoni, E., McElligott, A.G. 2014.  Behavioral Ecology 25:392-401 doi:10.1093/beheco/art131

Acoustic divergence in the rut vocalizations of Persian and European fallow deer.
Stachowicz, J.B., Vannoni, E., Pitcher, B.J., Briefer, E.F., Geffen, E., McElligott, A.G. 2014. Journal of Zoology 292: 1-9


Sex-biased sound symbolism in English-language first names.
Pitcher, B.J., Mesoudi, A., McElligott, A.G. 2013.  PLOS ONE 8(6): e64825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064825

Alarming features: birds use specific acoustic properties to identify heterospecific alarm calls.
Fallow, P.M., Pitcher, B.J., Magrath, R.D. 2013. Proceedings of the Royal Society B


Individual identity encoding and environmental constraints in vocal recognition of pups by Australian sea lion mothers.
Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R.G., Charrier, I.  2012. Animal Behaviour 83: 681-690


Allosuckling behaviour in the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea): An updated understanding.
Pitcher, B.J., Ahonen, H., Charrier, I., Harcourt, R.G. 2011. Marine Mammal Science 27 (4): 881-888

Social olfaction in marine mammals: wild female Australian sea lions can identify their pup’s scent.
Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R.G., Schaal, B., Charrier, I. 2011. Biology Letters 7: 60-62


Rapid onset of maternal vocal recognition in a colonially breeding mammal, the Australian sea lion.
Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R.G., Charrier, I. 2010. PLOS ONE 5: e12195

The memory remains: Long-term vocal recognition in Australian sea lions.
Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R.G., Charrier, I. 2010. Animal Cognition 13: 771-776.

Vocal discrimination in mate guarding male Australian sea lions: familiarity breeds contempt.
Attard, M.R.G., Pitcher, B.J., Charrier, I., Ahonen, H., Harcourt, R.G. 2010. Ethology 116: 704-712


Delayed onset of vocal recognition in Australian sea lion pups (Neophoca cinerea).
Pitcher, B.J., Ahonen, H., Harcourt, R.G., Charrier, I. 2009. Naturwissenschaften 96: 901-909.

Vocal recognition of mothers by Australian sea lion pups: individual signature and environmental constraints.
Charrier, I., Pitcher, B.J., Harcourt, R.G. 2009. Animal Behaviour 78: 1127-1134.

An avian eavesdropping network: alarm signal reliability and heterospecific response.
Magrath, R.D., Pitcher, B.J., Gardner, J.L. 2009. Behavioral Ecology 20: 745-752.

Recognition of other species’ aerial alarm calls: speaking the same language or learning another?
Magrath, R.D., Pitcher, B.J., Gardner, J.L. 2009. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 769-774.


How to be fed but not eaten: nestling responses to parental food calls and the sound of a predator’s footsteps.
Magrath, R.D., Pitcher, B.J., Dalziell, A.H. 2007. Animal Behaviour 74: 1117-1129.

A mutual understanding? Interspecific responses by birds to each other’s aerial alarm calls.
Magrath, R.D., Pitcher, B.J., Gardner, J.L. 2007. Behavioral Ecology 18: 944-951.