Peer-reviewed Publications

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Yamazaki Y., Pagani-Núñez E., Sota T., Barnett C.R.A. More than the sum of their parts: a decomposition of the function of aposematic signals. First draft in preparation.

Barnett C.R.A., Suzuki T.N. Size hierarchies among nestlings are related to parent’s personality and parental investment strategies. First draft in preparation for Biology Letters/Animal Behaviour

Barnett C.R.A., Masayoshi K., Pagani-Núñez E., Thompson C.F., Sakaluk S.K. The relations between nestling begging and parental vocalizations in House Wrens. Second draft in preparation for Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology.

Barnett C.R.A., Bateson M., Rowe C. Taking it slow: the development of prey handling strategies in generalist predators. Second draft in preparation for Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Matsui S., Barnett C.R.A., Kato, T. (Submitted) Optimal clutch size and onset of incubation in altricial birds: parental investment to maximize the survival of each offspring. Evolution and Ecology.

Tsujimoto D., Lin C.-H., Kurihara N., Barnett C.R.A. 2019. Citizen science in the class-room: the consistency of student collected data and its value in ecological hypothesis testing. Ornithological Science.

Pagani-Núñez E, Barnett C.R.A., Senar J.C. 2018. Age and sex differences in niche use at moult and its effect on plumage colouration characteristics in a bird. Current Zoology. published online,

He R., Pagani-Núñez E., Chevallier C., Barnett C.R.A. 2017. To be so bold: boldness is repeatable and related to within individual behavioural variability in North Island robins. Behavioural Processes. 140: 144–149.

Pagani-Núñez E., Barnett C.A., Gu H., Goodale E. 2016. On the need of a new categorization incorporating spatio-temporal variability of individual diet specialization. Journal of Zoology. 300: 1–7.

Barnett C.A., Suzuki T.N., Sakaluk S.K., Thompson C.F. 2015. Massed-based condition measures and their relationships with fitness: in what condition is condition? Journal of Zoology. 296:  1–5.

Barnett C.A., Bateson M., Rowe C. 2014. Better the devil you know: avian predators find variation in prey toxicity aversive. Biology Letters. 10: 20140533


Barnett C.A., Emura N. 2014. Determination of the sources of diurnal variation of caching behaviour of South Island Robins (Petroica australis australis). Emu – Austral Ornithology.  114: 379–384.

Barnett C.A., Sakaluk S.K., Thompson C.F. 2014. Aggressive displays by male House Wrens are composed of multiple components that predict attack. Journal of Field Ornithology 85: 56–62. PDF

Barnett C.A., Sugita N., Suzuki T.N. 2013. Observations of predation attempts on avian nest boxes by Japanese Martens (Martes melampus). Mammal Study 38: 269–274. PDF

Barnett C., Salter M., Chévallier C., Berard O., Robertson N., Burns K.C. 2013. The ability of North Island robins to discriminate between humans is related to their behavioural type. PLOS One 8: e64487. PDF Radio New Zealand Interview Data

Barnett C. 2012. An observation of interspecific kleptoparasitism of North Island robins (Petroica longipes) by hihi. Notornis 59: 178–179. PDF

Barnett C.A., Thompson C.F., Sakaluk S.K. 2012. Aggressiveness, boldness, and food provisioning in male house wrens (Troglodytes aedon). Ethology 118: 984–993. PDF

Sugita N., Suzuki T.N., Barnett C.A., Ueda K. 2012. Intra-specific killing in female Japanese Great Tits. Forktail 28: 149–151. PDF

Barnett C.A., Skelhorn J., Bateson M., Rowe C. 2012. Educated predators make strategic decisions to eat defended prey according to their toxin content. Behavioral Ecology 23: 418–423. PDF

Barnett C. 2011. Changes in the observed bird abundance in a modified forest at Kowhai Bush, Kaikoura. Notornis 58: 131–138. PDF

Clairardin S.C., Barnett C.A., Sakaluk S.K., Thompson, C.F. 2011. Experimentally increased in ovo testosterone leads to increased plasma bactericidal activity and decreased cutaneous immune response in nestling house wrens. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 2778–2782. PDF

Barnett C.A., Briskie J.V. 2011. Strategic mass regulation and diurnal singing behaviour of New Zealand robins. Ethology 117: 28–36. PDF

Barnett C.A., Clairardin S.C., Thompson C.F., Sakaluk S.K. 2011. Turning a deaf ear: a test of the manipulating androgens hypothesis in house wrens. Animal Behaviour 81: 113–120. PDF

Gershman S.G., Barnett C.A., Pettinger A., Weddle C.B., Hunt J., Sakaluk S.K. 2010. Inbred decorated crickets exhibit higher measures of macroparasitic immunity than outbred individuals. Heredity 105: 282–289. PDF

Gershman S.G., Barnett C.A., Pettinger A., Weddle C.B., Hunt J., Sakaluk S.K. 2010. Give ‘til it hurts: comparisons in nuptial gift size and immunity between inbred and outbred populations of decorated crickets. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 829–839. PDF

Barnett C.A., Briskie J.V. 2010. Silvereyes Zosterops lateralis increase incubation attentiveness in response to increased food availability. Ibis 152: 169–173. PDF

Barnett C.A., Bateson M., Rowe C. 2007. State-dependent decision making: educated predators strategically trade off the costs and benefits of consuming aposematic prey. Behavioral Ecology 18: 645–651. PDF

Barnett C.A., Briskie J.V. 2007. Energetic state and the performance of dawn chorus in silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 61: 579–587. PDF

Book Sections

Barnett C.A. 2015. Urban Hymns: How Urban Environments Affect Bird Populations and Avian Singing Behavior. In: Seabirds and Songbirds: Habitat Preferences, Conservation and Migratory Behavior. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Scientific Publications. 25 pp. Link

Barnett C.A. 2004. Behavioral Plasticity. In: Bekoff, M. editor. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 117–120. Link


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