Publications

These are the student and postdoctoral publications, including theses, that have arisen from research they performed while in the Lahti Lab. (PI-only and solely external collaborations are not included; click on the PI link above for those). Student & postdoc names are in bold, and peer-reviewed publications are preceded by an asterisk.

 

40.   Bradfield, Angelinna. 2022. Predictors of mammalian diversity and coyote and free-ranging cat distribution in the New York metropolitan area. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 

*39.   Goldstein, Amanda J., David C. Lahti, & Bobby Habig. 2022. Avian diversity and land use along the Bronx River. Urban Naturalist 50 (22 pp.).

*38.   Youngblood, Mason P. & David C. Lahti. 2022. Content bias in the cultural evolution of house finch song. Animal Behaviour 185:37-48.

*37.   Habig, Bobby & Preeti Gupta. 2021. Authentic STEM research, practices of science, and interest development in an informal science education program. International Journal of STEM Education 8:57. doi:10.1186/s40594-021-00314-y.

36.   Mahmud, Maleha. 2021. A longitudinal assessment of benthic macroinvertebrate diversity and water quality along the Bronx River. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 64 pp.

*35.   Youngblood, Mason, Karim Baraghith, & Patrick E. Savage. 2021. Phylogenetic reconstruction of the cultural evolution of electronic music via dynamic community detection (1975–1999). Evolution and Human Behavior. doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2021.06.002.

34.   Youngblood, Mason. 2021. From Psychology to Phylogeny: Bridging Levels of Analysis in Cultural Evolution. PhD dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Psychology. New York, NY. 202 + xxviii pp.

33.   Goldstein, Amanda. 2021. Predictors of avian diversity along the Bronx River. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 66 pp.

*32.   Kornreich, Ar, Mason Youngblood, Paul C. Mundinger, and David C. Lahti. 2020. Female song can be as long and complex as male song in wild house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 132:840-849. doi.org/10.1676/19-00126.

31.   GomezdelaTorre Clavel, Macarena G. 2020. Relationship between personality and cognitive traits in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 32 pp.

30.   Morales, Cristina. 2020. A review of teaching in human and nonhuman animals. Master’s Literature Review, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 28 pp.

*29.    Youngblood, Mason P. 2020. Extremist ideology as a complex contagion: the spread of far-right radicalization in the United States between 2005 and 2017. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 7:49 (10pp.). DOI:10.1057/s41599-020-00546-3.

*28.    Youngblood, Mason P. 2020. A Raspberry Pi-based, RFID-equipped birdfeeder for the remote monitoring of wild bird populations, Ringing & Migration. DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2019.1759908.

*27.    Mann, Dan C., David C. Lahti, Laura Waddick, & Paul C. Mundinger. 2020. House finches learn canary trills. Bioacoustics. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2020.1718551.

*26.    Owen, M. Aaron & David C. Lahti. 2020. Rapid evolution by sexual selection in an invasive mammal. Evolution 74:740-748.

*25.    Jon-And, Anna & Elliot Aguilar. 2019. A model of contact-induced language change: testing the role of second language speakers in the evolution of Mozambican Portuguese. PloS ONE 14(4):e0212303 (14pp.).

24.    Youngblood, Mason P. 2019. A study of collaborative sampling across international networks. Red Bull Music Academy Daily, 21 June.

*23.    Youngblood, Mason P. 2019. Conformity bias in the cultural transmission of music sampling traditions. Royal Society Open Science 6:191149 (8pp.).

*22.    Khan, Khaleda, Bobby Habig, & David C. Lahti. 2019. Behavioural analysis of village weavers Ploceus cucullatus in an Ethiopian breeding colony during early incubation: 2. Males. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 90:233-239.

*21.    Habig, Bobby, Khaleda Khan, & David C. Lahti. 2019. Behavioural analysis of village weavers Ploceus cucullatus in an Ethiopian breeding colony during early incubation: 1. Females. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology 90:223-231.

20.    Mann, Daniel C. 2019. Stabilizing Forces in Acoustic Cultural Evolution: Comparing Humans and Birds. PhD dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Linguistics. New York, NY. 206 + xvi pp.

*19.    Ju, Chenghui, Frances C. Geller, P. C. Mundinger, and D. C. Lahti. 2019. Four decades of cultural evolution in house finch songs. Auk: Ornithological Advances 136:1-18.

*18.    Youngblood, Mason P. 2019. Cultural transmission modes of music sampling traditions remain stable despite delocalization in the digital age. PLoS One doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211860. 12 pp.

*17.    Youngblood, Mason P. and D. C. Lahti. 2018. A bibliometric analysis of the interdisciplinary field of cultural evolution. Palgrave Communications 4:120, 1-9.

16.    Roginek, Eric W. 2018, Spatial variation of house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) song along the American southwest coast. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 79 pp.

15.    Goodman, Jonathan R. 2018. Does everything flow? A Reply to Sparks. Association for the Study of Evolutionary Biology in Literature Journal 18:28-30.

14.    Goodman, Jonathan R. 2018. The importance of practical understanding for altruistic behavior. Association for the Study of Evolutionary Biology in Literature Journal 18:10-17. Plus a reply by Jacob Sparks.

13.  Ju, Chenghui and D. C. Lahti. 2017. Review of Tim Burkhead, The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg. Auk: Ornithological Advances 134:922-924.

12.    Van Deurs, Christian. 2017. Nonhuman mammalian cultural behaviors and the animal cultures debate. Master’s Literature Review. Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 37 pp.

11.  Owen, M. Aaron. 2017. Ecology, Evolution, and Sexual Selection in the Invasive, Globally Distributed Small Indian Mongoose (Urva auropunctata). PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 171 + xviii pp.

*10. Habig, Bobby, Patrick I. Chiyo, and David C. Lahti. 2017. Male risk-taking is related to number of mates in a polygynous bird. Behavioral Ecology 28:541-548.

9. Aguilar, Elliot. 2016. Models and Methods in Cultural and Social Evolution. PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 145 + xviii pp.

8.  Ju, Chenghui. 2015. Cultural Evolution in Natural Populations: A Quantitative Bioacoustical Analysis. PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, Doctoral Program in Biology, Subprogram in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. New York, NY. 124 + x pp.

7.  Maniego, Charles, Frances C. Geller, Chenghui Ju, Khaleda Khan, and D. C. Lahti. 2015. Song sharing and assessment of individual identity in house finches. A white paper to accompany the house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) recordings of Paul C. Mundinger deposited at the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. 15 May, 10pp.

*6.  Owen, M. Aaron and David C. Lahti. 2015Sexual dimorphism and condition dependence in the anal pad of the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:397-402.

*5. Aguilar, Elliot and Stefano Ghirlanda. 2015. Modeling the genealogy of a cultural trait. Theoretical Population Biology 101:1-8.

*4. Kershenbaum, Arik, Daniel T. Blumstein, Marie A. Roch, Çaglar Akçay, Gregory Backus, Mark A. Bee, Kirsten Bohn, Yan Cao, Gerald Carter, Cristiane Cäsar, Michael Coen, Stacy L. DeRuiter, Laurance Doyle, Shimon Edelman, Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, Todd M. Freeberg, Ellen C. Garland, Morgan Gustison, Heidi E. Harley, Chloé Huetz, Melissa Hughes, Julia Hyland Bruno, Amiyaal Ilany, Dezhe Z. Jin, Michael Johnson, Chenghui Ju, Jeremy Karnowski, Bernard Lohr, Marta B. Manser, Brenda McCowan, Eduwardo Mercado III, Peter M. Narins, Alex Piel, Megan Rice, Roberta Salmi, Kazutoshi Sasahara, Laela Sayigh, Yu Shiu, Charles Taylor, Edgar E. Vallejo, Sara Waller, and Veronica Zamora-Guiterrez. 2014. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews  91:13-52.

3.    Navarro, Johanna Y. 2014. Studies of environmental and evolutionary changes in bird egg color. Master’s Thesis, Department of Biology, Queens College, City University of New York. 79 + iv pp, 6 plates.

*2. Navarro, Johanna Y. and David C. Lahti. 2014. Light dulls and darkens bird eggs.  PLoS One 9:e116112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116112.

*1. Habig, Bobby and David C. Lahti. 2014. Heterospecific intrusions, synchronous fleeing, and nest attendance in a weaverbird colony. Journal of Ornithology 156:551-555.

 

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