Dr Robert Lachlan

  1. 2013
  2. Published

    The Progressive Loss of Syntactical Structure in Bird Song along an Island Colonization Chain

    Lachlan, R. F., Verzijden, M. N., Bernard, C. S., Jonker, P. P., Koese, B., Jaarsma, S., Spoor, W., Slater, P. J. B. & Ten Cate, C., 7 Oct 2013, In: Current Biology. 23, 19, p. 1896-1901 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Analyzing the structure of bird vocalizations and language: finding common ground

    ten Cate, C., Lachlan, R. & Zuideam, W., 2013, Birdsong, speech, and language. MIT Press, p. 243 260 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  4. 2010
  5. Are There Species-Universal Categories in Bird Song Phonology and Syntax? A Comparative Study of Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs), Zebra Finches (Taenopygia guttata), and Swamp Sparrows (Melospiza georgiana)

    Lachlan, R. F., Verhagen, L., Peters, S. & ten Cate, C., Feb 2010, In: Journal of Comparative Psychology. 124, 1, p. 92-108 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. 2009
  7. On the function of song type repertoires: testing the 'antiexhaustion hypothesis' in chaffinches

    Brumm, H., Lachlan, R. F., Riebel, K. & Slater, P. J. B., Jan 2009, In: Animal Behaviour. 77, 1, p. 37-42 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. 2008
  9. Accuracy of song syntax learning and singing consistency signal early condition in zebra finches

    Holveck, M. J., Vieira De Castro, A. C., Lachlan, R. F., Ten Cate, C. & Riebel, K., 2008, In: Behavioral Ecology. 19, 6, p. 1267-1281 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Published

    The evolution of flexibility in bird song

    Lachlan, R., 2008, Evolution of communicative flexibility: Complexity, creativity, and adaptability in human and animal communication. Griebel, U. & Oller, D. K. (eds.). MIT Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  11. 2005
  12. Female mate-choice behavior and sympatric speciation

    Verzijden, M. N., Lachlan, R. F. & Servedio, M. R., Oct 2005, In: Evolution. 59, 10, p. 2097-2108 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. 2004
  14. Song learning accelerates allopatric speciation

    Lachlan, R. F. & Servedio, M. R., Sep 2004, In: Evolution. 58, 9, p. 2049-2063 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. The evolution of conformity-enforcing behaviour in cultural communication systems

    Lachlan, R. F., Janik, V. M. & Slater, P. J. B., Sep 2004, In: Animal Behaviour. 68, 3, p. 561-570 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. 2003
  17. Evolution of cultural communication systems: The coevolution of cultural signals and genes encoding learning preferences

    Lachlan, R. F. & Feldman, M. W., Nov 2003, In: Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 16, 6, p. 1084-1095 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review