Publications

2016

MacLeod, K.J., Brekke, P., Tong, W., Ewen, J.G. & Thorogood, R. Do mothers bias offspring sex ratios in carotenoid-rich environments? Behavioral Ecology, 28 (1): 131-137.

MacLeod, K.J., Brekke, P., Ewen, J.G. & Thorogood, R. 2016. Minutes matter: brief hatching asynchrony adversely affects late-hatched hihi nestlings, but not life beyond the nest. Animal Behaviour, 119: 111-118.

2015

MacLeod, K.J., McGhee, K.E. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2015. No apparent benefits of allonursing for recipient offspring and mothers in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84 (4): 1050-1058. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12343

2014

MacLeod, K.J. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2014. Costs and consequences of allonursing in meerkats: cost minimization by behavioural modification. Behavioral Ecology, 26 (3): 697-705. doi: 10.1093/beheco/aru205 

MacLeod K.J. & Lukas D. 2014. Revisiting non-offspring nursing: allonursing evolves when the costs are low. Biology Letters, 10:6: 20140378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0378

Carter, A. J., Horrocks, N.P.C; Huchard, E.; Logan, C.J.; Lukas, D.; MacLeod, K.J.; Marshall, H.H.; Peck, H.L.; Sanderson, J.L. & Sorensen, M.C. Junior Scientists Are Sceptical of Sceptics of Open Access: A Reply to Agrawal. 2014. Trends in Plant Science,  doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2014.04.005.

2013

MacLeod, K. J., et al. 2013. Factors predicting the frequency, likelihood and duration of allonursing in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Animal Behaviour. 86 (5): 1059–1067. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.09.012

MacLeod, K.J. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2013.No evidence for sex ratio variation in the cooperatively breeding meerkat, Suricata suricatta.  Animal Behaviour85 (3): 645-653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.12.028

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