Publications

2017

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

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

2015

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

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

2014

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

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

2013

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

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

2012

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

2011

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

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

2010

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

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

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

2009

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

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

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

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

2007

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

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

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