the comparative communication lab - publications

 

2016

Cantwell, L. R., Johnson III, W. T., Kaschel, R. E., Love, D. J., & Freeberg, T. M. (2016). Predator-risk-sensitive foraging behavior of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) and tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor) in response to the head orientation of snake predator models.Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 70, 533-539.

Freeberg, T. M., Book, D. L., & Weiner, R. L. (2016). Foraging and calling behavior of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) in response to the head orientation of potential predators. Ethology, 122, 10-19.

Johnson, W. T. III, & Freeberg, T. M. (2016 / In Press). Pseudoreplication in use of predator stimuli in experiments on antipredator responses. To appear in Animal Behaviour.

Kershenbaum, A., Blumstein, D. T., Roch, M. A., Akçay, C., Backus, G., Bee, M. A., Bohn, K., Cao, Y., Carter, G., Cäsar, C., Coen, M., DeRuiter, S. L., Doyle, L., Edelman, S., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Freeberg, T. M., Garland, E. C., Gustison, M., Harley, H. E., Huetz, C., Hughes, M., Bruno, J. H., Ilany, A., Jin, D. Z., Johnson, M., Ju, C., Karnowski, J., Lohr, B., Manser, M. B., McCowan, B., Mercado III, E., Narins, P. M., Piel, A., Rice, M., Salmi, R., Sasahara, K., Sayigh, L., Shiu, Y., Taylor, C., Vallejo, E. E., Waller, S., & Zamora-Gutierrez, V. (2016). Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews, 91, 13-52.

Kyle, S. C., & Freeberg, T. M. (2016). Do Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) and tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor) attend to the head or body orientation of a perched avian predator? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130, 145-152.

 

 

2015
Bartmess-LeVasseur, J. N., & Freeberg, T. M. (2015). Isolation increases time to emerge from shells in two Coenobita hermit crab species. Acta Ethologica, 18, 221-225.

Book, D. L., & Freeberg, T. M. (2015). Titmouse calling and foraging are affected by head and body orientation of cat predator models and possible experience with real cats. Animal Cognition, 18, 1155-1164.

Freeberg, T. M., & Krams, I. (2015). Does social complexity link vocal complexity and cooperation? Journal of Ornithology, 156, S125-S132.

Kershenbaum, A., Freeberg, T. M., Gammon, D. E. (2015). Estimating vocal repertoire size is like collecting coupons: a theoretical framework with heterogeneity in signal abundance. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 373, 1-11.

Vrublevska, J., Krama, T., Rantala, M. J., Mierauskas, P., Freeberg, T. M., & Krams, I. A. (2015). Personality and density affect nest defence and nest survival in the great tit. Acta Ethologica, 18, 111-120.

 

2014
Avey, M. T., Bloomfield, L. L., Elie, J. E., Freeberg, T. M., Guillette, L. M., Hoeschele, M., Lee, H., Moscicki, M. K., Owens, J. L., & Sturdy, C. B. (2014). ZENK activation in the nidopallium of black-capped chickadees in response to both conspecific and heterospecific calls. PLoS ONE, 9; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100927.

Freeberg, T. M., Krama, T., Vrublevska, J., Krams, I., & Kullberg, C. (2014). Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) calling and risk-sensitive foraging in the face of threat. Animal Cognition, 17, 1341-1352.

Kershenbaum, A., Bowles, A. E., Freeberg, T. M., Jin, D. Z., Lameira, A. R., & Bohn, K. (2014). Animal vocal sequences: not the Markov chains we thought they were. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 281, 20141370.

Krams, I., Krama, T., Moore, F. R., Kivleniece, I., Kuusik, A., Freeberg, T. M., Mänd, R., Rantala, M. J., Daukšte, J., & Mänd, M. (2014). Male mealworm beetles increase resting metabolic rate under terminal investment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27, 541-550.

Krams, I., Kivleniece, I., Kuusik, A., Krama, T., Freeberg, T. M., Mänd, R., Sivacova, L., Rantala, M. J., & Mänd, M. (2014). High repeatability of anti-predator responses and resting metabolic rate in a beetle. Journal of Insect Behavior, 27, 57-66.

 

2013
Freeberg, T. M., & Branch, C. L. (2013). Call variation in tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor) in a distress context: potential sex differences. Ethology, 119, 680-691.

Freeberg, T. M., & Mahurin, E. J. (2013). Variation in note composition of chick-a-dee calls is associated with signaler flight in Carolina chickadees, Poecile carolinensis. Ethology, 119, 1086-1095.

Krams, I., Daukšte, J., Kivleniece, I., Kaasik, A., Krama, T., Freeberg, T. M., & Rantala, M. J. (2013). Trade-off between cellular immunity and life span in mealworm beetles Tenebrio molitor. Current Zoology, 59, 340-346.

Krams, I., Kivleniece, I., Kuusik, A., Krama, T., Freeberg, T. M., Mänd, R., Vrublevska, J., Rantala, M. J., & Mänd, M. (2013). Predation selects for low resting metabolic rate and consistent individual differences in anti-predator behavior in a beetle. Acta Ethologica, 16, 163-172.

Krams, I., Kivleniece, I., Kuusik, A., Krama, T., Mänd, R., Rantala, M. J., Znotina, S., Freeberg, T. M., & Mänd, M. (2013). Predation promotes survival of beetles with lower resting metabolic rates. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 148, 94-103.

 

2012
Branch, C. L., & Freeberg, T. M. (2012). Distress calls in tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor): are conspecifics or predators the target? Behavioral Ecology, 23, 854-862.

Burghardt, G. M., Bartmess-LeVasseur, J. M., Browning, S. A., Morrison, K. E., Stec, C. L., Zachau, C. E., & Freeberg, T. M. (2012). Perspectives – Minimizing observer bias in behavioral studies: a review and recommendations. Ethology, 118, 511-517.

Freeberg, T. M. (2012). Geographic variation in note composition and use of chick-a-dee calls of Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Ethology, 118, 555-565.

Freeberg, T. M., Dunbar, R. I. M., & Ord, T. J. (2012). Social complexity as a proximate and ultimate factor in communicative complexity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 367, 1785-1801. open access pdf

Freeberg, T. M., & Lucas, J. R. (2012). Information theoretical approaches to chick-a-dee calls of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126, 68-81.

Freeberg, T. M., Lucas, J. R., & Krams, I. (2012). The complex call of the Carolina chickadee: what can the chick-a-dee call teach us about communication and language? American Scientist, 100, 398-407. web version

Freeberg, T. M., & Moore, T. M. (2012). Research ethics education challenges in a psychology department. Teaching Ethics, 12, 107-111.

Freeberg, T. M., Ord, T. J., & Dunbar, R. I. M. (2012). The social network and communicative complexity: preface to theme issue. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 367, 1782-1784.

Krama, T., Vrublevska, J., Freeberg, T. M., Kullberg, C., Rantala, M.J., & Krams, I. (2012). You mob my owl, I’ll mob yours: birds play tit-for-tat game. Scientific Reports, 2, 800; DOI:10.1038/srep00800.

Krams, I., Krama, T., Freeberg, T. M., Kullberg, C., & Lucas, J. R. (2012). Linking social complexity and vocal complexity: a parid perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 367, 1879-1891. open access pdf

Zachau, C. E., & Freeberg, T. M. (2012). Chick-a-dee call variation in the context of ‘flying’ avian predator stimuli: a field study of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 66, 683-690.

 

2010
Bartmess-LeVasseur, J., Branch, C. L., Browning, S. A., Owens, J. L., & Freeberg, T. M. (2010). Predator stimuli and calling behavior of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis), tufted titmice (Baeolophus bicolor), and white-breasted nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 64, 1187-1198.

Berzinš, A., Krama, T., Krams, I., Freeberg, T. M., Kivleniece, I., Kullberg, C., & Rantala, M. J. (2010). Mobbing as a tradeoff between safety and reproduction in a songbird. Behavioral Ecology, 21, 1054-1060.

Freeberg, T. M. (2010) Cultural inheritance of signals. In M. D. Breed and J. Moore (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Volume 1, (pp. 435-439). Oxford: Academic Press.

Lucas, J. R., & Freeberg T. M. (2010) Communication: an overview. In M. D. Breed and J. Moore (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Volume 1, (pp. 337-339). Oxford: Academic Press.

 

2009
Freeberg, T. M., & Lucas, J. R. (2009). Pseudoreplication is (still) a problem. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 450-451.

Mahurin, E. J., & Freeberg, T. M. (2009). Chick-a-dee call variation in Carolina chickadees and recruiting flockmates to food. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 111-116.

 

2008
Freeberg, T. M. (2008). Complexity in the chick-a-dee call of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis): associations of context and signaler behavior to call structure. Auk, 125, 896-907.

Freeberg, T. M. & Harvey, E. M. (2008). Group size and social interactions are associated with calling behavior in Carolina chickadees, Poecile carolinensis. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 312-318.

Freeberg, T. M., King, A. P., & West, M. J. (2008). Behavioral compatibility and reproductive outcomes in two distant populations of captive brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 437-440.

Schwartz, J. J., & Freeberg, T. M. (2008). Acoustic interaction in animal groups: signaling in noisy and social contexts. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 231-234.

 

2007
Freeberg, T. M., Baker, M. C., Bloomfield, L. L., Charrier, I., Gammon, D. E., Hailman, J. P., Lee, T. T.-Y., Lucas, J. R., Mennill, D. J., & Sturdy, C. B. (2007). Complexities in vocal communication. In K. Otter (Ed.), Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An Integrated Approach, (pp. 235-240), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harvey, E. M. & Freeberg, T. M. (2007). Behavioral consistency in a changed social context in Carolina chickadees. [Special Issue on ‘Animal Cognition and Behavior’] Journal of General Psychology, 134, 229-245.

Lucas, J. R. & Freeberg, T. M. (2007). “Information” and the chick-a-dee call: communicating with a complex vocal system. In K. Otter (Ed.), Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: An Integrated Approach, (pp. 199-213). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lucas, J. R., Freeberg, T. M., Long, G. R., & Krishnan, A. (2007). Seasonal variation in avian auditory evoked responses to tones: a comparative analysis of Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A, 193, 201-215.

Owens, J. L. & Freeberg, T. M. (2007). Variation in chick-a-dee calls of tufted titmice, Baeolophus bicolor: note type and individual distinctiveness. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 1216-1226.

 

2006
Freeberg, T. M. (2006). Social complexity can drive vocal complexity: group size influences vocal information in Carolina chickadees. Psychological Science, 17, 557-561.

Freeberg, T. M. & White, D. J. (2006). Social traditions and the maintenance and loss of geographic variation in mating patterns of brown-headed cowbirds. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19, 206-222.

Lucas, J. R, Freeberg, T. M., Egbert, J., & Schwabl, H. (2006). Fecal corticosterone, body mass, and caching rates of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) from disturbed and undisturbed sites. Hormones and Behavior, 49, 634-643.

 

2004
Clucas, B. A., Freeberg, T. M., & Lucas, J. R. (2004). Chick-a-dee call syntax, social context, and season affect vocal responses of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 57, 187-196.

Freeberg, T. M. (2004). Social transmission of courtship behavior and mating preferences in brown-headed cowbirds, Molothrus ater. [Special issue on ‘Social learning and imitation’]. Learning and Behavior, 32, 122-130.

Schrag, B., Freeberg, T. M., & Anestidou, L. (2004). The Gladiator Sparrow: ethical issues in behavioral research on captive populations of wild animals – A case study with commentaries exploring ethical issues and research on wild animal populations. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, 10, 717-734.

 

2003
Freeberg, T. M., Lucas, J. R., & Clucas, B. A. (2003). Variation in chick-a-dee calls of a Carolina chickadee population, Poecile carolinensis: identity and redundancy within note types. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 2127-2136.

 

2002
Freeberg, T. M. & Lucas, J. R. (2002). Receivers respond differently to chick-a-dee calls varying in note composition in Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis). Animal Behaviour, 63, 837-845.

Freeberg, T. M., West, M. J., King, A. P., Duncan, S. D., & Sengelaub, D. R. (2002). Cultures, genes, and neurons in the development of song and singing in brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater). [Special issue on ‘The Song System: An Integration of Ethology, Neuroscience, and Physics’]. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A, 188, 993-1002.

Lucas, J. R., Freeberg, T. M., Krishnan, A., & Long, G. (2002). A comparative study of avian auditory brainstem responses: correlations with phylogeny and vocal complexity, and seasonal effects. [Special issue on ‘The Song System: An Integration of Ethology, Neuroscience, and Physics’]. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A, 188, 981-992.

 

2001
Freeberg, T. M., King, A. P., & West, M. J. (2001). Cultural transmission of vocal traditions in cowbirds (Molothrus ater) influences courtship patterns and mate preferences. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 115, 201-211.

 

2000
Freeberg, T. M. (2000). Culture and courtship in vertebrates: a review of social learning and transmission of courtship systems and mating patterns. Behavioural Processes, 51, 177-192.

 

1999
Freeberg, T. M. (1999). Spatial associations provide a context for social learning of courtship patterns in brown-headed Cowbirds, Molothrus ater. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 113, 327-332.

Freeberg, T. M., Duncan, S. D., Kast, T. L., & Enstrom, D. A. (1999). Cultural influences on female mate choice: an experimental test in Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater).
Animal Behaviour, 57, 421-426.

 

1998
Freeberg, T. M. (1998). The cultural transmission of courtship patterns in cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Animal Behaviour, 56, 1063-1073.

West, M. J., King, A. P., & Freeberg, T. M. (1998). Dual signaling during mating in Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater; Family Embirizidae / Icterinae). Ethology, 104, 250-267.

 

1997

West, M. J., King, A. P., & Freeberg, T. M. (1997). Building a social agenda for birdsong. InC. T. Snowdon & M. Hausberger (Eds.), Social Influences on Vocal Development (pp. 41-56). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

1996
Freeberg, T. M. (1996). Assortative mating in captive cowbirds is predicted by social experience. Animal Behaviour, 52, 1129-1142.

King, A. P., Freeberg, T. M., & West, M. J. (1996). Social experience affects the process and outcome of vocal ontogeny in two populations of cowbirds (Molothrus ater). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 276-285.

West, M. J., King, A. P., & Freeberg, T. M. (1996). Social malleability in cowbirds: new measures reveal new evidence of plasticity in the eastern subspecies (Molothrus ater ater). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 15-26.

1995
Freeberg, T. M., King, A. P., & West, M. J. (1995). Social malleability in cowbirds (Molothrus ater artemisiae): species and mate recognition during the first 2 years of life. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 109, 357-367.

 

1994

West, M. J., King, A. P., & Freeberg, T. M. (1994). The nature and nurture of neophenotypes. In L. Real (Ed.), Behavioral Mechanisms in Evolutionary Ecology (pp. 238-257). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

 

for more information:

Todd M. Freeberg - - - Email = tfreeber@utk.edu - - - Phone = 865-974-3975

Department of Psychology, Austin Peay Building 211, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 U.S.A.