Research by Kyriacos Kareklas and Colleagues


Recent publications of author's work:

Kareklas K, Wilson J, Kunc HP & Arnott G (2019). Signal complexity communicates aggressive intent during contests, but the process is disrupted by noise. Biology letters 15(4), 20180841.

Kareklas K, McMurray R, & Arnott G (2019). Increased aggressive motivation towards formidable opponents: evidence of a novel form of mutual assessment. Animal Behaviour 153, 33-40.

Kareklas K, Arnott G, Elwood RW & Holland RA (2018). Relationships between personality and lateralization of sensory inputs. Animal Behaviour 141, 127-135

Kareklas K, Elwood RW & Holland RA (2018). Fish learn collectively, but groups with differing personalities are slower to decide and more likely to split. Biology Open 7(5), bio033613.

Kareklas K, Elwood RW & Holland RA (2018). Grouping promotes risk-taking in unfamiliar settings.   Behavioural Processes 148, 41-45

Kareklas K, Elwood RW & Holland RA (2017). Personality effects on spatial learning: Comparisons between visual conditions in a weakly electric fish. Ethology 123, 551-559.

Kareklas K, Arnott G, Elwood RW & Holland RA (2016). Plasticity varies with boldness in a weakly-electric fish. Frontiers in Zoology 13: 10.1186/s12983-016-0154-0



Recent selected publications by colleagues:


Varela, S. A., Teles, M. C., & Oliveira, R. F. (2019). The correlated evolution of social competence and social cognition. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13416

Goymann, W., Moore, I. T., & Oliveira, R. F. (2019). Challenge hypothesis 2.0: a fresh look at an established idea. BioScience, 69(6), 432-442.

Elwood, R. W. (2019). Discrimination between nociceptive reflexes and more complex responses consistent with pain in crustaceans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1785), 20190368.

Weller, J. E., Camerlink, I., Turner, S. P., Farish, M., & Arnott, G. (2019). Socialisation and its effect on play behaviour and aggression in the domestic pig (Sus scrofa). Scientific reports, 9(1), 4180.

Walker, J. G., Evans, K. E., Rose Vineer, H., van Wyk, J. A., & Morgan, E. R. (2018). Prediction and attenuation of seasonal spillover of parasites between wild and domestic ungulates in an arid mixed‐use system. Journal of applied ecology, 55(4), 1976-1986.

Walsh, E. P., Arnott, G., & Kunc, H. P. (2017). Noise affects resource assessment in an invertebrate. Biology letters, 13(4), 20170098.

Faustino, A. I., Tacão-Monteiro, A., & Oliveira, R. F. (2017). Mechanisms of social buffering of fear in zebrafish. Scientific reports, 7, 44329.

van Toor, M. L., Arriero, E., Holland, R. A., Huttunen, M. J., Juvaste, R., Müller, I., ... & Safi, K. (2017). Flexibility of habitat use in novel environments: insights from a translocation experiment with lesser black-backed gulls. Royal Society Open Science, 4(1), 160164.

McAroe, C. L., Craig, C. M., & Holland, R. A. (2016). Place versus response learning in fish: a comparison between species. Animal cognition, 19(1), 153-161.

Arnott, G., Beattie, E., & Elwood, R. W. (2016). To breathe or fight? Siamese fighting fish differ when facing a real opponent or mirror image. Behavioural processes, 129, 11-17.

Camerlink, I., Turner, S. P., Farish, M., & Arnott, G. (2015). Aggressiveness as a component of fighting ability in pigs using a game-theoretical framework. Animal Behaviour, 108, 183-191.

Wikelski, M., Arriero, E., Gagliardo, A., Holland, R. A., Huttunen, M. J., Juvaste, R., ... & Alanko, M. (2015). True navigation in migrating gulls requires intact olfactory nerves. Scientific reports, 5, 17061.

Elwood, R. W., & Arnott, G. (2013). Assessments in contests are frequently assumed to be complex when simple explanations will suffice. Animal Behaviour, 86(5), e8-e12.



The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

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