Dr Robert Lachlan

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Published

    Bird Song Synthesis Based on Hidden Markov Models

    Bonada, J., Lachlan, R. & Blaauw, M., Sep 2016, In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 08-12-September-2016, p. 2582-2586 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Bumblebee social learning can lead to suboptimal foraging choices

    Avarguès-Weber, A., Lachlan, R. & Chittka, L., Jan 2018, In: Animal Behaviour. 135, p. 209-214 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Context-dependent categorical perception in a songbird

    Lachlan, R. & Nowicki, S., 10 Feb 2015, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 6, p. 1892-1897 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Cost, risk, and avoidance of inbreeding in a cooperatively breeding bird

    Leedale, A. E., Simeoni, M., Sharp, S., Green, J., Slate, J., Lachlan, R., Robinson, E. J. H. & Hatchwell, B. J., 7 Jul 2020, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 27, p. 15724-15730 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Cultural conformity generates extremely stable traditions in bird song

    Lachlan, R. F., Ratmann, O. & Nowicki, S., 20 Jun 2018, In: Nature Communications. 9, p. 1-9 9 p., 2417.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Cultural evolution in non-human animals

    Lachlan, R. & Whiten, A., 24 Nov 2020, In: Oxford Bibliographies: Evolutionary Biology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Deep perceptual embeddings for unlabelled animal sound events

    Morfi, V., Lachlan, R. & Stowell, D., Jul 2021, In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 150, 1, 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Evidence for cumulative cultural evolution in bird song

    Williams, H. & Lachlan, R. F., 31 Jan 2022, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 377, 1843, 20200322.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. E-pub ahead of print

    geoorigins: A new method and r package for trait mapping and geographic provenancing of specimens without categorical constraints

    Hulme-Beaman, A., Rudzinski, A., Cooper, J. E. J., Lachlan, R. F., Dobney, K. & Thomas, M. G., 2 Jul 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Methods in ecology and evolution. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Global cultural evolutionary model of humpback whale song

    Zandberg, E., Lachlan, R., Lamoni, L. & Garland, E. C., 25 Oct 2021, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 376, 1836

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Helping decisions and kin recognition in long-tailed tits: is call similarity used to direct help towards kin?

    Leedale, A. E., Lachlan, R. F., Robinson, E. J. H. & Hatchwell, B. J., 6 Jul 2020, In: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 375, 1802, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Is innovation in bird song adaptive?

    Slater, P. J. B. & Lachlan, R., 2003, Animal Innovation. Laland, K. N. & Reader, S. (eds.). Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. Published

    Learning and Cultural Transmission in Chaffinch Song

    Riebel, K., Lachlan, R. F. & Slater, P. J. B., May 2015, In: Advances in the Study of Behavior. 47, p. 181-227 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. 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

  20. Social learning directs feeding preferences in the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata

    Benskin, C. M. H., Mann, N. I., Lachlan, R. F. & Slater, P. J. B., 2002, In: Animal Behaviour. 64, 5, p. 823-828 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Social learning of food types in zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata) is directed by demonstrator sex and feeding activity

    Katz, M. & Lachlan, R. F., Mar 2003, In: Animal Cognition. 6, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. 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

  23. Song learning by chaffinches: How accurate, and from where?

    Lachlan, R. F. & Slater, P. J. B., 1 May 2003, In: Animal Behaviour. 65, 5, p. 957-969 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Species-level divergences in multiple functional traits between the two endemic subspecies of Blue Chaffinches Fringilla teydea in Canary Islands

    Lifjeld, J. T., Anmarkrud, J. A., Calabuig, P., Cooper, J. E. J., Johannessen, L. E., Johnsen, A., Kearns, A. M., Lachlan, R. F., Laskemoen, T., Marthinsen, G., Stensrud, E. & Garcia-Del-Rey, E., 23 Aug 2016, In: BMC Zoology. 1, p. 1-19 19 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Speed-accuracy trade-offs and individually consistent decision making by individuals and dyads of zebrafish in a colour discrimination task

    Wang, M. Y., Brennan, C. H., Lachlan, R. F. & Chittka, L., May 2015, In: Animal Behaviour. 103, p. 277-283 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Stress hormones, social associations and song learning in zebra finches

    Boogert, N. J., Lachlan, R. F., Spencer, K. A., Templeton, C. N. & Farine, D. R., 26 Sep 2018, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373, 1756, p. 1-9 9 p., 20170290.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Tales from the crypt: genome mining from fungarium specimens improves resolution of the mushroom tree of life

    Dentinger, B. T. M., Gaya, E., O'Brien, H., Suz, L. M., Lachlan, R., Díaz-Valderrama, J. R., Koch, R. A. & Aime, M. C., Jan 2016, In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 117, 1, p. 11-32 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. Published

    The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift

    Gaya, E., Fernández-Brime, S., Vargas, R., Lachlan, R. F., Gueidan, C., Ramírez-Mejía, M. & Lutzoni, F., 15 Sep 2015, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 37, p. 11600-11605 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. Published

    The significance of learning in signal development: the curious case of the chaffinch

    Slater, P. J. B., Lachlan, R. & Riebel, K., 2000, Animal Signals. Adaptive significance of signalling and signal design in animal communication. Espmark, Y., Amundsen, T. & Rosenqvist, G. (eds.). Tapir Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  33. Published

    Typical versions of learned swamp sparrow song types are more effective signals than are less typical versions

    Lachlan, R. F., Anderson, R. C., Peters, S., Searcy, W. A. & Nowicki, S., 22 Jun 2014, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences. 281, 1785, p. 1-7 7 p., 20140252.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Using genetic algorithms to uncover individual differences in how humans represent facial emotion

    Carlisi, C., Reed, K., Helmink, F., Lachlan, R., Cosker, D., Viding, E. & Mareschal, I., 13 Oct 2021, In: Royal Society Open Science. 8, 10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  35. Who follows whom? Shoaling preferences and social learning of foraging information in guppies

    Lachlan, R. F., Crooks, L. & Laland, K. N., Jul 1998, In: Animal Behaviour. 56, 1, p. 181-190 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Zebra Finch Song Phonology and Syntactical Structure across Populations and Continents—A Computational Comparison

    Lachlan, R. F., van Heijningen, C. A. A., ter Haar, S. M. & ten Cate, C., 7 Jul 2016, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 7, p. 1-19 19 p., 980.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review