publications

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.

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

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

McCune, K.B., Ross, C., Bergeron, L., Folsom, M., Logan, C.J. PCI Ecology, in review.

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. Peer Community In 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.