Publications

Lahti Lab student and postdoctoral researchers are in bold. All of these publications are for work conducted while these researchers were in our lab. (PI-only and external collaborations not included; see here for those).

PDF    19.    Ju, C., F. C. Geller, P. C. Mundinger, and D. C. Lahti. 2019. Four decades of cultural evolution in house finch songs. Auk: Ornithological Advances 136:1-

PDF    18.    Youngblood, M. 2019. Cultural transmission modes of music sampling traditions remain stable despite delocalization in the digital age. PLoS One doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211860. 12 pp.

PDF    17.    Youngblood, M. P. and D. C. Lahti. 2018. A bibliometric analysis of the interdisciplinary field of cultural evolution. Palgrave Communications 4:120, 1-9.

PDF    16.    Roginek, E. W. 2018, Spatial variation of house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) song along the American southwest coast. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 79 pp.

PDF    15.    Goodman, J. R. 2018. Does everything flow? A Reply to Sparks. ASEBL Journal 18:28-30.

PDF    14.    Goodman, J. R. 2018. The importance of practical understanding for altruistic behavior. ASEBL Journal 18:10-17. Plus a reply by Jacob Sparks.

PDF 13.  Ju, Chenghui and D. C. Lahti. 2017. Review of Tim Burkhead, The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg. Auk: Ornithological Advances 134:922-924.

PDF    12.    Van Deurs, Christian. 2017. Nonhuman mammalian cultural behaviors and the animal cultures debate. Master’s Thesis. Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 37 pp.

PDF 11.  Owen, M. Aaron. 2017. Ecology, Evolution, and Sexual Selection in the Invasive, Globally Distributed Small Indian Mongoose (Urva auropunctata). PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 171 + xviii pp.

PDF 10. Habig, Bobby, Patrick I. Chiyo, and David C. Lahti. 2017. Male risk-taking is related to number of mates in a polygynous bird. Behavioral Ecology 28:541-548.

PDF 9. Aguilar, Elliot. 2016. Models and Methods in Cultural and Social Evolution. PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 145 + xviii pp.

PDF 8.  Ju, Chenghui. 2015. Cultural Evolution in Natural Populations: A Quantitative Bioacoustical Analysis. PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 124 + x pp.

PDF 7.  Maniego, Charles, Frances C. Geller, Chenghui Ju, Khaleda Khan, and D. C. Lahti. 2015. Song sharing and assessment of individual identity in house finches. A white paper to accompany the house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) recordings of Paul C. Mundinger deposited at the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. 15 May, 10pp.

PDF 6.  Owen, M. Aaron and David C. Lahti. 2015Sexual dimorphism and condition dependence in the anal pad of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:397-402.

PDF 5. Aguilar, Elliot and Stefano Ghirlanda. 2015. Modeling the genealogy of a cultural trait. Theoretical Population Biology 101:1-8.

PDF 4. Kershenbaum, Arik, Daniel T. Blumstein, Marie A. Roch, Çaglar Akçay, Gregory Backus, Mark A. Bee, Kirsten Bohn, Yan Cao, Gerald Carter, Cristiane Cäsar, Michael Coen, Stacy L. DeRuiter, Laurance Doyle, Shimon Edelman, Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, Todd M. Freeberg, Ellen C. Garland, Morgan Gustison, Heidi E. Harley, Chloé Huetz, Melissa Hughes, Julia Hyland Bruno, Amiyaal Ilany, Dezhe Z. Jin, Michael Johnson, Chenghui Ju, Jeremy Karnowski, Bernard Lohr, Marta B. Manser, Brenda McCowan, Eduwardo Mercado III, Peter M. Narins, Alex Piel, Megan Rice, Roberta Salmi, Kazutoshi Sasahara, Laela Sayigh, Yu Shiu, Charles Taylor, Edgar E. Vallejo, Sara Waller, and Veronica Zamora-Guiterrez. 2014. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews  91:13-52.

PDF    3.    Navarro, Johanna Y. 2014. Studies of environmental and evolutionary changes in bird egg color. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 79 + iv pp, 6 plates.

PDF 2. Navarro, Johanna Y. and David C. Lahti. 2014. Light dulls and darkens bird eggs.  PLoS One 9:e116112.

PDF 1. Habig, Bobby and David C. Lahti. 2014. Heterospecific intrusions, synchronous fleeing, and nest attendance in a weaverbird colony. Journal of Ornithology 156:551-555.

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