Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)

Bute E40
tel. 01334 463500
fax. 01334 463366
pjbs@st-andrews.ac.uk

Bird song learning, especially laboratory studies on its timing and on tutor choice in zebra finches. Song organisation and use in wild birds. The function of duetting.

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Publications

Riebel, K, Lachlan, RF & Slater, PJB 2015, Learning and cultural transmission in chaffinch song. in M Naguib, HJ Brockmann, JC Mitani, LW Simmons, L Barrett, S Healy & PJB Slater (eds), Advances in the Study of Behavior. vol. 47, Advances in the Study of Behavior, vol. 47, Elsevier, pp. 181-227. DOI: 10.1016/bs.asb.2015.01.001
Templeton, CN, Ríos-Chelén, AA, Quirós-Guerrero, E, Mann, NI & Slater, PJB 2013, 'Female happy wrens select songs to cooperate with their mates rather than confront intruders' Biology Letters, vol 9, no. 1, 20120863. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0863
Templeton, CN, Mann, NI, Rios-Chelend, A, Quiros-Guerrero, E & Slater, PJB 2013, 'An experimental study of duet integration in the happy wren, Pheugopedius felix' Animal Behaviour, vol 86, pp. 821-827. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.07.022
Templeton, CN, Rivera-Caceres, KD, Mann, NI & Slater, PJB 2011, 'Song duets function primarily as cooperative displays in pairs of happy wrens' Animal Behaviour, vol 82, no. 6, pp. 1399-1407. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.09.024
Slater, PJB & Janik, VM 2010, Vocal learning. in M Breed & J Moore (eds), Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Elsevier Academic Press.
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