peer-reviewed publications

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Sociality explains preference for, but not ability to use social learning in wild jays.

McCune, K.B., Valente, J.J., Jablonski, P., Lee, S., Ha, R.R. American Naturalist. In review.

Are the more flexible individuals also better at inhibition?

Logan CJ, McCune KB, MacPherson M, Johnson-Ulrich Z, Rowney C, Seitz B, Blaisdell AP, Deffner D, Wascher CAF. 2021. PsyArXiv version 7, peer reviewed and recommended by PCI Ecology. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/vpc39.

Investigating sex differences in genetic relatedness in great-tailed grackles in Tempe, Arizona to infer potential sex biases in dispersal. 

Sevchik A, Rowney C, Logan CJ, McCune KB, Blackwell A, Lukas D. 2021.  EcoEvoRxiv version 5, peer reviewed and recommended by PCI Ecology. https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/t6beh.

Using touchscreen equipped operant chambers to study comparative cognition. Benefits, limitations, and advice.

Seitz BM, McCune KB, MacPherson M, Bergeron LM, Blaisdell A, Logan CJ. 2020. PLoS ONE 16(2): e0246446. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246446.

Removal pattern mitigates negative, short-term effects of stepwise Russian olive eradication on breeding birds.

Valente, J.J., McCune, K.B., Tamulonis, R., Fischer, R. 2019. Ecosphere 10(5):1-18, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2756

Captive jays exhibit reduced problem-solving performance compared to wild conspecifics.

McCune, K.B., Jablonski, P., Lee, S., Ha, R.R. 2019. Royal Society Open Science 6:181311, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181311.

Evidence for personality conformity, not social niche specialization in social jays.

McCune, K.B., Jablonski, P., Lee, S., Ha, R.R. 2018. Behavioral Ecology 29(4):910-917, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary055

Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma wollweberi) prey on bats in Arizona.

McCune, K.B. 2016. The Southwestern Naturalist 62(1):146-148, https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-61.2.146.

pre-study peer reviewed preregistrations

As part of the publishing ethics of the Grackle Project, we preregister and receive peer-review on our experiments before collecting or analyzing the data to increase research validity and replicability, as well as to decrease occurrence of p-hacking and HARKing. https://rr.peercommunityin.org/

Implementing a rapid geographic range expansion: the role of behavior and habitat changesLogan CJ, McCune KB, Breen A, Chen N, Lukas D. In principal acceptance 2020. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history.

Does great-tailed grackle space use behavior reflect individual differences in exploration? 

McCune, K.B., Ross, C., Bergeron, L., Folsom, M., Logan, C.J. In principal acceptance 2020. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history

Investigating the use of learning mechanisms in a species that is rapidly expanding its geographic range.

McCune, K.B., McElreath, R., Logan, C.J. In principal acceptance 2019. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history. 

Validating morphological condition indices and their relationship with reproductive success in great-tailed grackles.

Berens, J.M., Logan, C.J., Folsom, M., Bergeron, L., McCune, K.B. In principal acceptance 2019. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history.

Is behavioral flexibility linked with exploration, but not boldness, persistence, or motor diversity?

McCune, K.B., Rowney, C., Bergeron, L., Folsom, M., Logan, C.J. In principal acceptance 2019. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history.

Is behavioral flexibility manipulatable and, if so, does it improve flexibility and problem solving in a new context?

Logan, C.J., MacPherson, M., Rowney, C., Bergeron, L., Seitz B, Blaisdell, A., Folsom, M., Johnson-Ulrich, Z., McCune, K.B. In principal acceptance 2019. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history.

Is behavioral flexibility related to foraging and social behavior in a rapidly expanding species?

Logan, C.J., Lukas, D., Bergeron, L., Folsom, M., McCune, K.B. In principal acceptance 2019. PCI Ecology. Click here for peer-review history.