Publications

2017

Sheriff, M.J., Bell, A., Boonstra, R., Dantzer, B., Lavergne, S., McGhee, K.E., MacLeod, K.J., Winandy, L., Zimmer, C., Love, O.P. (2017) Integrating ecological and evolutionary context in the study of maternal stress. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57 (3): 437-449.

MacLeod, K.J., Krebs, C.J., Boonstra, R., Sheriff, M.J. (2017a) Fear and lethality in snowshoe hares: the deadly effects of non-consumptive predation risk. (In press: Oikos,10.1111/oik.04890).

MacLeod, K.J., Sheriff, M.J., Ensminger, D.C., Owen, D.A.S., Langkilde, T. (2017b) Stress kills: the costs of ecologically-relevant stress hormone levels in a captive, wild animal. (In review).

Ensminger, D.C., Langkilde, T., Owen, D.A.S., MacLeod, K.J., Sheriff, M.J. (2017) Maternal stress effects in a wild-caught lizard. (In review)

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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