Recent publications

Here is a selection of recent papers that mention the use of The Observer XT (and in some cases Pocket Observer). If you feel your paper should be on this list, please let us know at


Bolhuis, J.E.; Raats-van den Boogardd, A.M.E.; Hoofs, A.I.J.; Soede, N.M. (2018). Effects of loose housing and the provision of alternative nesting material on peri=partum sow behaviour and piglet survival. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 202, 28-33. 

Dalton, H.A.; Wood, B.J.; Widowski, T.M.; Guerin, M.T.; Torrey, S. (2018). Comparing the behavioural organization of head pecking, severe feather pecking, and gentle feather pecking in domestic turkeys. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 204, 66-71.

Funghi, C.; Trigo, S.; Gomes, A.C.R.; Soares, M.C.; Cardoso, G.C. (2018). Release from ecological constraint erases sex difference in social ornamentation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, doi:org/10.1007/s00265-018-2486-6.

Horback, K.M.; Parsons, T.D. (2018). Ontogeny of behavioral traits in commercial sows. The Animal Consortium, doi:10.101 7/s1 751 7311 18000149.

Langguth, M.; Fassin, M.; Alexander, S.; Turner, K.M.; Burne, T.H.J. (2018). No effect of prenatal vitamin D deficiency on autism-relevant behaviours in multiple inbred strains of mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 348, 42-52. 

Monk, J.E.; Doyle, R.E.; Colditz, I.G.; Belson, S.; Cronin, G.M.; Lee, C. (2018). Towards a more practical attention bias test to assess affective state in sheep. PloS ONE 13(1): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0190404.

Persson, A.S.; Mazier, F.; Smith, H.G. (2018). When beggars are choosers - How nesting of a solitary bee is affected by temporal synamics of pollen plants in the landscape. Wiley Ecology and Evolution, doi:10.1002/ece3.4116.

Rusman, Q.; Lucas-Barbosa, D.; Poelman, E.H. (2018). Dealing with mutualists and antagonists: specificity of plantmediated interactions between herbivores and flower visitors, and consequences for plants fitness. Functional Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2435-13035.

Saag, van der, D.; Lomax, S.; Windsor, P.A.; Taylor, C.; Thomson, P.; Hall, E.; White, P.J. (2018). Effects of topical anaesthetic and buccal meloxicam on average daily gain, behaviour and inflammation of unweaned beef calves following surgical castration. The Animal Consortium, doi:10-1017/s1751731118000216.

Santangelo, A.; Bortolato, M.; Mosher, L.J.; Crescimanno, G.; Di Giovanni, G.; Cassioli, E.; Ricca, V.; Casarrubea, M. (2018). Behavioral fragmentation in the D1CT-7 mouse model of Tourette's syndrome. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, doi: 10.1111/cns.12789.

Sasaki, A.; McGowan, P.O.; Erb, S. (2018). A study of the effects ofr maternal high fat diet on behavioural responses to acute and repeated administrations of cocaine in rat offspring. Neuroscience Letters, 673, 157-162.

Scandurra, A.; Marinelli, L.; Looke, M.; D'Aniello, B.; Mongillo, P. (2018). The effect of age, sex and gonadectomy on dogs' use of spatial nevigation strategies. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 205, 89-97.

Zipp, K.A.; Barth, K.; Rommelfanger, E.; Knierim, U. (2018). Responses of dams versus non-nursing cows to machine milking in terms of milk performance, behaviour and heart rate with and without additional acoustic, olfactory or manual stimulation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 204, 10-17.


Antonson, A.M.; Radlowski, E.C.; Lawson, M.A.; Rytych, J.L.; Johnson, R.W. (2017). Maternal viral infection during pregnancy elicits anti-social behavior in neonatal piglet offspring independent of postnatal microglial cell activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 59, 300-312.

Bukovinszky, T.;  Rikken, I.; Evers, S.; Wäckers, F.L.; Biesmeijer, J.C.; Prins, H.H.T.; Kleijn, D. (2017). Effects of pollen species composition on the foraging behaviour and offspring performance of the mason bee Osmia bicornis(L.). Basic and Applied Ecology, 18, 21-30.

Clemensson, E.K.H.; Clemensson, L.E.; Fabry, B.; Riess, O.; Nguyen, H.P. (2017). Further investigation of phenotypes and confounding factors of progressive ratio performance and feeding behavior in the BACHD rat model of Huntington disease. PLoS ONE 12(3), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173232.

Estramil, N.; Groothuis, T.G.G.; Eens, M.; Vries, de, B.; Müller, W. (2017). Coadaptation of offspring begging and parental provisioning: A role for prenatal maternal effects? Hormones and Behavior, 87, 129-136.

Lambert, M.L.; Massen, J.J.M.; Seed, A.M.; Bugnyar, T.; Slocombe, K.E. (2017). An 'unkindness' of ravens? Measuring prosocial preferences in Corvus cotax. Animal Behaviour, 123, 383-393.

Melancia, F.; Servadio, M.; Schiavi, S.; Campolongo, P.; Giusti-Paiva, A.; Trezza, V. (2017). Testing the correlation between experimentally-induced hypothyroidism during pregnancy and autistic-like symptoms in the rat offspring. Behavioural Brain Research, 321, 113-122.

Santos, P.; Herrmann, A.P.; Benvenutti, R.; Noetzold, G.; Giongo, F.; Gama, C.S.; Piato, A.L.; Elisabetsky, E. (2017). Anxiolytic properties of N-acetylcysteine in mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 317, 461-469.

Stracke, J.; Otten, W.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B.; Düpjan, S. (2017). Serotonin depletion induces pessimistic-like behavior in a cognitive bias paradigm in pigs. Physiology & Behavior, 174, 18-26.


Colpoys, J.D.; Johnson, A.K.; Gabler, N.K. (2016). Daily feeding regimen impacts pig growth and behavior. Physiology & Behavior, 159, 27-32.

Gasalla, P.; Begega, A.; Soto, A.; Dwyer, D.M. (2016). Functional brain networks underlying latent inhibition of conditioned disgust in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 315, 26-44.

Hohenbrink, S.; Schaarschmidt, F.; Bünemann, K.; Gerberding, S.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2016). Female dominance in two basal primates, Microcebus murinus and Microcebus lehilahytsara: variation and determinants. Animal Behaviour, 122, 145-156. 

Kochhann, D.; Val, A.L. (2016). Social hierarchy and resting metabolic rate in the dwarf cichlid Apistogramma agassizii: the role of habitat enrichment. Hydrobiologia, Doi: 10.1007/s10750-016-2806-7.

Kohlsdorf, D.; Herzing, D.; Starner, T. (2016). Methods for discovering models of behavior: a case study with wild atlantic spotted dolphins. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 3(4), 265-287. 

Lelived, L.M.C.; Düpjan, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Puppe, B. (2016). Behavioural and physiological Measures indicate subtle variations in the emotional valence of young pigs. Physiology & Behavior, 157, 116-124.

Lucas-Barbosa, D.; Dicke, M.; Kranenburg, T.; Aartsma, Y.; Beek, van, T.A.; Hulgens, M.E.; Loon, van, J.J.A. (2016). Endure and call for help: strategies of black mustard plants to deal with a specialized caterpillar. Functional Ecology, Doi: 10.1111.1365-2435.12756.

Lucass, C.; Fresneau, N.; Eens, M.; Müller, W. (2016). Sex roles in nest keeping - how information asymmetry contributes to parent-offspring co-adaptation. Ecology and Evolution, 6(6), 1825-1833.

Nikiforuk, A.; Holuj, M.; Kos, T.; Popik, P. (2016). The effects of a 5-HT5a receptor antagonist in a ketamine-based rat model of cognitive dysfunction and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Neuropharmacology, 105, 351-360. 

Shemesh, Y.; Forkosh, O.; Mahn, M.; Anpilov, S.; Sztainberg, Y.; Manashirov, S.; Shlapobersky, T.; Elliott, E.; Tabouy, L.; Ezra, G.; Adler, E.S.; Ben-Efraim, Y.J.; Gil, S.; Kuperman, Y.; Haramati, S.; Dine, J.; Eder, M.; Deussing, J.M.; Schneidman, E.; Yizhar, O.; Chen, A. (2016). Ucn3 and CRF-R2 in the medial amygdala regulate complex social dynamics. Nature Neuroscience, 19(11), 1489-1500.

Vermeulen, A.; Eens, M.; Zaid, E.; Müller, W. (2016). Baseline innate immunity does not affect the response to an immune challenge in female great tits (Parus major). Behavioral Ecology and Ecophysiology, 70, 585-592.

Wairimu-Magondu, E.;  Verdegem, M.C.J.; Nyamora, J.; Nyakeya, K. (2016). Proximate composition, nutritional properties and attractiveness of aerobic, anaerobic and anoxic bioflocs as a fish feed. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 4(1), 280-287.

Wang, X.; Bey, A.L.; Katz, B.M.; Badea, A.; Kim, N.; David, L.K.; Duffney, L.J.; Kumar, S.; Mague, S.D.; Hulbert, S.W.; Dutta, N.; Hayrapetyan, V.; Yu, C.; Gaidis, E.; Zhao, S.; Ding, J-D.; Xu, Q.; Chung, L.; Rodriguiz, R.M.; Wang, F.; Weinberg, R.J.; Wetsel, W.C.; Dzirasa, K.; Yin, H.; Jiang, Y-H. (2016). Altered mGluR5-Homer scaffolds and corticostriatal connectivity in a Shank3 complete knockout model of autism. Nature Communications, Doi: 10.1038/ncomms11459.


Canteloup, C.; Bovet, D.; Meunier, H. (2015). Intentional gestural communication and discrimination of human attentional states in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Animal Cognition, doi:10.1007/s10071-015-0856-2.

Clinard, C.T.; Bader, L.R.; Sullivan, M.A.; Cooper, M.A. (2015). Activation of 5-HT2a receptors in the basolateral amygdala promotes defeat-induced anxiety and the acquisition of conditioned defeat in Syrian hamsters. Neuropharmacology, 90, 102-112.

Guo, Y.; Lian, X.; Yan, P. (2015). Diurnal rhythms, locations and behavioural 2 sequences associated with eliminative behaviours in 3 fattening pigs. Animal Behaviour Science, doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2015.01.011.

Mongillo, P.; Adamelli, S.; Pitteri, E.; Marinelli, L. (2015). Attention of dogs and owners in urban contexts: public perception 1 and problematic 2 behaviors. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, doi:10.1016/j.jveb.2015.01.004.

Morawetz, L.; Chittka, L.; Spaethe, J. (2015). Honeybees (Apis mellifera) exhibit flexible visual search strategies for vertical target presented at various heights. F1000Research, doi:10.12688/f1000research.4799.2.

Pagani, J.H.; Williams Avram, S.K.; Cui, Z.; Song, J.; Mezey, É.; Senerth, J.M.; Baumann, M.H.; Young, W.S. (2015). Raphe serotonin neuron-specific oxytocin receptor knockout reduces aggression without affecting anxiety-like behavior in male mice only. Genes, Brain and Behaviour, doi: 10.1111/gbb.12202.

Sholar, J.; Colpoys, J.D.; Myers, S.J.; Gabler, N.K.; Millman, S.T. (2015). Association of vocalizations and swine behavior during a human approach test. Animal Industry ReportAS 661, ASL R3017.

Webb, L.E.; Reenen, C.G. van; Jensen, M.B.; Schmitt, O.; Bokkers, E.A.M. (2015). Does temperament affect learning in calves? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2015.01.013.

Weiss, I.; Hofferberth, J.; Ruther, J.; Stökl, J. (2015). Varying importance of cuticular hydrocarbons and iridoids in the species-specific mate recognition pheromones of three closely related Leptopilina species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.00019.

Wöhr, M.; Orduz, D.; Gregory, P.; Moreno, H.; Khan, U.; Vörckel, K.J.; Wolfer, D.P.; Welzl, H.; Gall, D.; Schiffmann, S.N.; Schwaller, B. (2015). Lack of parvalbumin in mice leads to behavioral deficits relevant to all human autism core symptoms and related neural morphofunctional abnormalities. Translational Psychiatry5, e525.

Yazdani, M.; Keller, M. (2015). Mutual interference in Dolichogenidea tasmanica (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) when foraging for patchily-distributed light bron apple moth. Biological Control86, 1-6.


Bales, K.L.; Solomon, M.; Jacob, S.; Crawley, J.N.; Silverman, J.N.; Larke, R.H.; Sahagun, E.; Puhger, K.R.; Pride, M.C.; Mendoza, S.P. (2014). Long-term exposure to intranasal oxytocin in a mouse autism model. Translational Psychiatry, 4, e480.

Becques, A.; Larose, C.; Baron, C.; Niceron, C.; Féron, C.; Gouat, P. (2014). Behaviour in order to evaluate the palatability of pet food in domestic cats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.07.003.

Bondar, N.P. (2014). Effects of antagonists of mu and kappa opioid receptors on aggressivity in male mice with repeated experience of aggression. Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology, 44 (3), 331-338.

Canteloup, C.; Bovet, D.; Meunier, H. (2014). Do Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) tailor their gestural and visual signals to fit the attentional states of a human partner? Animal Cognition, doi: 10.1007/s10071-014-0814-4.

Casarrubea, M.; Magnusson, M.S.; Roy, V.; Arabo, A.; Sorbera, F.; Santangelo, A.; Faulisi, F.; Crescimanno, G. (2014). Multivariate temporal pattern analysis applied to the study of rat behavior in the elevated plus maze: methodological and conceptual highlights. Journal of Neuroscience Methods234, 116-126.

Cohen, I.L.; Gardner, J.M.; Karmel, B.Z.; Kim, S.Y. (2014). Rating scale measures are associated with Noldus EthoVision-XT video tracking of behaviors of children on the autism spectrum. Molecular Autism, 5:15, doi:10.1186/2040-2392-5-15.

Colpoys, J.D.; Johnson, A.K.; Gabler, N.K.; Keating, A.F.; Millman, S.T. (2014). Barrow behavioral responsiveness to a human or novel object when fed low versus high energy diets. Animal Industry Report, AS 660, ASL R2915

Courtene-Jones, W.; Briffa, M. (2014). Boldness and asymmetric contests: role- and outcome-dependent effects of fighting in hermit crabs. Behavioral Ecology, doi: 10-1093/beheco/aru085.

Delgado, M.M.; Nicholas, M.; Petrie, D.J.; Jacobs, L.F. (2014). Fox squirrels match food assessment and cache effort to value scarcity. PLoS ONE9(3), e92892.

Doboszewska, U.; Sowa-Kucma, M.; Mlyniec, K.; Pochwat, B.; Holuj, M.; Ostachowicz, B.; Pilc, A.; Nowak, G.; Szewzcyk, B. (2014). Zin deficiency in rats is associated with up-regulation of hippocampal NMDA receptor. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2014.09.013.

Ericsson, M.; Fallahsharoudi, A.; Bergquist, J.; Kushnir, M.M.; Jensen, P. (2014). Domestication effects on behavioural and hormonal responses to acute stress in chickens. Physiology & Behavior133, 161-169.

Estramil, N.; Eens, M.; Müller, W. (2014). Cross-fostering mismatches parent-offspring behaviors but this does not entail costs to family life. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1714-y.

Fellini, L.; Kumar, G.; Gibbs, S.; Steckler, T.; Talpos, J. (2014). Re-evaluating the PCP challenge as a pre-clinical model of impaired cognitive flexibility in schizophrenia. European Neuropsychopharmacology, doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2014.08.012.

Fernandes, Y.; Tran. S.; Abraham, E.; Gerlai, R. (2014). Embryonic alcohol exposure impairs associative learning performance in adult zebrafish. Behavioural Brain Research, 265, 181-187

Fedderwitz, F.; Björklund, N.; Ninkovic, V.; Nordlander, G. (2014). Diel behaviour and time budget of the adult pine weevil Hylobius abietisPhysiological Entomology, doi: 10.1111/phen.12053.

Funghi, C.; Leitão, A.V.; Ferreira, A.C.; Mota, P.G.; Cardoso, G.C. (2014). Social dominance in a gregarious bird is related to body size but not to standard personality assays. Ethology120, 1-10.

Gonçalves-de-Freitas, E.; Billalba, Carvalho, T.; Oliveira, R.F. (2014). Photoperiod modulation of aggressive behavior is independent of androgens in a tropical cichlid fish. General and Comparative Endocrinology, doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.07.024.

Ison, S.H.; Donald, R.D.; Jarvis, S.; Robson, S.K.; Lawrence, A.B.; Rutherford, K.M.D. (2014). Behavioral and physiological responses of primiparous sows to mixing with older, unfamiliar sows. Journal of Animal Science92, 1647-1655.

Joachim, C.; Vosteen, I.; Weisser, W.W. (2014). The aphid pheromone (E)-β-farnesene does not act as a cue for predators searching on a plant. Chemoecology, doi: 10.1007/s00049-014-0176-z.

Lee. P.Y.; Lin, C.Y.; Chen, T.H. (2014). Environmentally relevant exposure of 17α-ethinylestradiol impairs spawning and reproductive behavior in the brackish medaka Oryzias melastigmaMarine Pollution Bulletin, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.04.013.

Lucas-Barbosa, D.; Poelman, E.H.; Aartsma, Y.; Snoeren, T.A.L.; Loon, J.J.A. van; Dicke, M. (2014). Caught between parasitoids and predators - survival of a specialist herbivore on leaves and flowers of mustard plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology40, 621-631.

Mahnhardt, S.; Brietzke, J.; Kanitz, E.; Schön, P.C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Gimsa, U.; Manteuffel, G. (2014). Anticipation and frequency of feeding affact heart reactions in domestic pigs. Journal of Animal Science92, 4878-4887.

Manduca, A.; Servadio, M.; Campolongo, P.; Palmery, M.; Trabace, L.; Vanderschuren, L.J.M.J.; Cuomo, V.; Trezza, V. (2014). Strain- and context-dependent effects of the anandamide hydrolysis inhibitor URB597 on social behavior in rats. European Neuropsychopharmacology24, 1337-1348.

Mohamad, R.; Wajnberg, E.; Monge, J.P.; Goubault, M. (2014). The effect of direct interspecific competition on patch exploitation strategies in parasitoid wasps. Oecologia, doi:101007/s00442-014-3124-2.

Moiroux, J.; Brodeur, J.; Boivin, G. (2014). Sex ration variations with temperature in an egg parasitoid: behavioural adjustment and physiological constraint. Animal Behaviour91, 61-66.

Molenhuis, R.; Visser, L. de; Bruining, H.; Kas, M.J. (2014). Enhancing the value of psychiatric mouse models; differential expression of developmental behavioral and cognitive profiles in four inbred strains of mice.  European Neuropsychopharmacology, doi: 10.1016/j.euro-neuro.2014.01.013.

Mooney, S.J.; Douglas, N.R.; Holmes, M.M. (2014). Peripheral administration of oxytocin increases social affiliation in the naked mole-rat (heterocephalus glaber). Hormones and Behavior, doi: 10.1016/1.yhbeh.2014-02-003.

Moore, D.; Paquette, C.; Shropshire, J.D.; Seier, E.; Joplin, K.H. (2014). Extensive reorganization of behavior accompanies ontogeny of aggression in male flesh flies. PLoS ONE9(4), e93196.

Morawetz, L.; Chittka, L.; Spaethe, J. (2014). Strategies of the honeybee Apis mellifera during visual search for vertical targets presented at various heights: a role for spatial attention? F1000Research3, 174.

Ng, Z.Y.; Pierce, B.J.; Otto, C.M.; Buechner-Maxwell, V.A.; Siracusa, C.; Werre, S.R. (2014). The effect of dog-human interaction on cortisol and behavior in registered animal -assisted activity dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.07.009.

Ott, S.; Moons, C.P.H.; Kashiha, M.A.; Bahr, C.; Tuyttens, F.A.M.; Berckmans, D.; Niewold, T.A. (2014). Automated video analysis of pig activity at pen level highly correlates to human observations of behavioural activities. Livestock Science160, 132-137.

Pagani, J.H.; Zhao, M.; Cui, Z.; Williams Avram, S.K.; Caruana, D.A.; Dudek, S.M.; Young, W.S. (2014). Role of the vasopressin 1b receptor in rodent aggressive behavior and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal area CA2. Molecular Psychiatry, doi: 10.1038/mp.2014.47.

Paredes, S.P.; Jansman, A.J.M.; Verstegen, M.W.A.; Hartog, L.A. den; Hees, H.M.J. van; Bolhuis, J.E.; Kempen, T.A.T.G. van; Gerrits, W.J.J. (2014). Identifying the limitations for growth in low performing piglets from birth until 10 weeks of age. Animal, doi: 10.1017/S175173111400069X.

Prager, S.M.; Esquivel, I.; Trumble, J.T. (2014). Factors influencing host plat choice and larval performance in Bactericera cockerelliPLoS ONE9(4), e94047.

Reimert, I.; Bolhuis, J.E.; Kemp, B.; Rodenburg, T.B. (2014). Social support in pigs with different coping styles. Physiology & Behavior129, 221-229.

Ruther, J.; McCaw, J.; Bocher, L.; Porthmann, D.; Putz, I. (2014). Pheromone Diversification and age-dependent behavioural plasticity decrease interspecific mating costs in nasonia. Plos one 9(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089214. 

Shaw, R.C.; Clayton, N.S. (2014). Pilfering Eurasian jays use visual and acoustic information to locate caches. Animal Cognition, doi:10.1007/s10071-014-0763-y.

Tallet, C.; Sy, K.; Prunier, A.; Nowak, R.; Boissy, A.; Boivin, X. (2014). Behavioural and physiological reactions of piglets to gentle tactile interactions vary according to their previous experience with humans. Livestock Science167, 331-341.

Tran, S.; Chatterjee, D.; Gerlai, R. (2014). An integrative analysis of ethanol tolerance and withdrawel in zebrafish (Danio Rerio). Behavioural Brain Research, doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.02.034.

Tsukahara, Y.; Gipson, T.A.; Ruchala, R.; Sahlu, T.; Goetsch, A.L. (2014). Effects of the number of animals per automated feeder and length and time of access on feed intake, growth performance, and behavior of yearling Boer goat wethers. Small Ruminant Research, doi: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2014.09.003.

Ursinus, W.W.; Van Reenen, C.G.; Reimert, I.; Bolhuis, J.E. (2014). Tail biting in pigs: blood serotonin and fearfulness as pieces of the puzzle? PLoS ONE9(9), e107040.

Verdonschot, P.F.M.; Besse-Lototskaya, A.A.; Dekkers, T.B.M.; Verdonschot, R.C.M. (2014). Directional movement in response to altered flow in six lowland stream Trichoptera. Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-014-1955-9.

Vergauwen, J.; Eens, M.; Müller, W. (2014). Consequences of experimentally elevated yolk testosterone levels for intra- and inter-sexual selection in canaries. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology68, 1299-1309.

Walker, J.K.; Waran, N.K.; Phillips, C.J.C. (2014). The effect of conspecific removal of the behaviour and physiology of pair-housed shelter dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 158, 46-56.

Yin, G.; Sun, G.; Li, X.; Liu, H.; Huang, D.; Wei, C.; Boa, J. (2014). Effect of straw enriched environment on behaviors of nursery piglets reared in the farrowing pens. Journal of Environmental Biology35, 461-466.

Zhou, Q.; Xu, F.; Wu, Q.; Gong, W.; Xie, L.; Wang, T.; Fang, L.; Yang, D.; Melgiri, N.D.; Xie, P. (2014). The mutual influences between depressed Macaca fascicularis mother and their infants. PLoS ONE9(3), e89931.

Zumbrennen-Bullough, K.B.; Becker, L.; Garrett, L.; Hölter, S.M.; Xalzada-Wack, J.; Mossbrugger, I.; Quintanilla-Fend, L.; Racz, I.; Rathkolb, B.; Klopstock, T.; Wurst, W.; Zimmer, A.; Wolf, E.; Fuchs, H.; Gailus-Durner, V.; Hrabe de Angelis, M.; Romney, S.J.; Leibold, E.A. (2014). Abnormal brain iron metabolism in Irp2 deficient mice is associated with mild neurological and behavioral impairments. PLoS ONE9(6), e98072.

Earlier publications

Barnard, S.; Siracusa, C.; Reisner, I.; Valsecchi, P.; Serpell, J.A. (2012). Validity of model devices used to assess canine temperament in behavioral tests. Applied Animal Behaviour Science138, 79-87.

Butelman, E.R.; Prisinzano, T.E.; Deng, H.; Rus, S.; Kreek, M.J. (2009). >Unconditioned behavioral effects of the powerful k-opioid hallucinogen salvinorin A in non-human primates: fast onset and entry into cerebrospinal fluid. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics328(2), 588-597.

Byrne, J.H.; Voogt, M.; Turner, K.M.; Eyles, D.W.; MacGrath, J.J.; Burne, T.H.J. (2013). The impact of adult vitamin D dificiency on behaviour and brain function in male sprague-dawley rats. PLoS ONE, 8(8), doi:10.13714/journal.pone0071593.

Campler, M.; Jöngren, M.; Jensen, P. (2009). Fearfulness in red junglefowl and domesticated White Leghorn chickens. Behavioural Processes, 81, 39-43.

Cooperband, M.F.; Allan, S.A. (2009). Effects of different pyrethroids on landing behavior of female Aedes aegypti, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology46(2), 292-306.  

Cour, L.T. la; Stone, B.W.; Hopkins, W.; Menzel, C.; Fragaszy, D.M. (2013). What limits tool use in nonhuman primates? Insights from tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) aligning three-dimensional objects to a surface. Animal Cognition, doi: 10.1007/s10071-013-0643-x.

Domange, C.; Schroeder, H.; Violle, N.; Peiffer, J.; Canlet, C.; Paris, A.; Priymenko, N. (2013).Mining the brain metabolome to understand behavioural disruptions induced in mouse fed hypochoeris radicata (L.), a neurotoxic plant for horse. NeuroToxicology, doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2013.06.005.

Fragaszy, D.M.; Liu, Q.; Wright, B.W.; Allen, A.; Welch Brown, C.; Visalberghi, E. (2013). Wild bearded capuchin monkeys (sapajus libidinosus) strategically place nuts in a stable position during nut-cracking. PLoS ONE8 (2), e56182.

Gilbert-Norton, L.B.; Wilson, R.R,.; Shivik, J.A. (2013). The effect of social hierarchy on captive coyote (Canis lantrans) foraging behavior. Ethology119, 335-343.

Hegab, I.M.; Pan, H.; Dong, J.; Wang, A.; Yin, B.; Yang, S.; Wei, W. (2013). Effects of physical attributes and chemical composition of novel foods on food selection by Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Pest Science, doi: 10.1007/s103-013-0511-0. 

Heiming, R.S.; Mönning, A.; Jansen, F.; Kloke, V.; Lesch, K.P.; Sachser, N. (2013). To attack, or not to attack? The role of serotonin transporter genotype in the display of maternal aggression. Behavioural Brain Research242, 135-141.

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