Articles

Predator-Induced Plasticity in Sleep Architecture in Wild-Caught Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) (with John A. Lesku, Rebekah J. Bark, Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez, Niels C. Rattenborg, and Steven L. Lima), Behavioural Brain Research (2008)

Sleep is a prominent behaviour in the lives of animals, but the unresponsiveness that characterizes...

 

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Phylogenetics and the Correlates of Mammalian Sleep: A Reappraisal (with John A. Lesku, Timothy C. Roth, Niels C. Rattenborg, and Steven L. Lima), Sleep Medicine Reviews (2008)

The correlates of mammalian sleep have been investigated previously in at least eight comparative studies...

 

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A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Correlates of Sleep in Birds (with Timothy C. Roth, John A. Lesku, and Steven L. Lima), Journal of Sleep Research (2006)

Quantitative comparative studies of sleep have focused exclusively on mammals. Such studies have repeatedly found...

 

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A Phylogenetic Analysis of Sleep Architecture in Mammals: The Integration of Anatomy, Physiology, and Ecology (with John A. Lesku, Timothy C. Roth, and Steven L. Lima), American Naturalist (2006)

Among mammalian species, the time spent in the two main "architectural" states of sleep-slow-wave sleep...

 

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Asynchronous Eye Closure as an Anti-Predator Behavior in the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) (with Christian G. Mathews, John A. Lesku, and Stephen L. Lima), Ethology (2006)

Asynchronous eye closure (ASEC), one eye open while the other is closed, is a behavior...

 

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Sleeping Under Risk of Predation (with Steven L. Lima, John A. Lesku, and Neil C. Rattenborg), Animal Behavior (2005)

Every studied animal engages in sleep, and many animals spend much of their lives in...

 
Sleep-Wake Behavior Patterns and Eye Closure States in Juvenile Greater Rheas (Rhea americana) (with William Franklin, Christopher Ritzi, Steven L. Lima, and Niels C. Rattenborg), Sleep (2001)
 

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Unilateral Eye Closure and Interhemispheric EEG Asymmetry during Sleep in the Pigeon (Columba livia) (with Niels C. Rattenborg and Steven L. Lima), Brain Behavior and Evolution (2001)

Aquatic mammals (i.e., Cetaceans, eared seals and manatees) and birds show interhemispheric asymmetries (IA) in...

 

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Behavioral, Neurophysiological and Evolutionary Perspectives on Unihemispheric Sleep (with Niels C. Rattenborg and Steven L. Lima), Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (2000)

Several animals mitigate the fundamental conflict between sleep and wakefulness by engaging in unihemispheric sleep,...

 

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Half-Awake to the Risk of Predation (with Niels C. Rattenborg and Steven L. Lima), Nature (1999)

Birds have overcome the problem of sleeping in risky situations by developing the ability to...

 

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Facultative Control of Avian Unihemispheric Sleep under the Risk of Predation (with Niels C. Rattenborg and Steven L. Lima), Brain Behavioural Research (1999)

Birds and aquatic mammals are the only taxonomic groups known to exhibit unihemispheric slow-wave sleep...

 
Natural history note: Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta (Black Rat Snake) - Foraging (with James H. Withgott), Herpetological Review (1996)
 
Natural history note: Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta (Black Rat Snake) - Response to Fire (with James H. Withgott), Herpetological Review (1996)
 

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HARVEST: A Generalized Animal Population Growth Simulation (with David J. Stewart and Claude C. Barnett), Simulation (1992)

We present a general purpose discrete-event, stochastic simulation model (HARVEST) which can be used to...

 

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Turning Eggs to Fossils: A Natural Experiment in Taphonomy (with James L. Hayward and Karen A. Young), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (1989)

Ashfall from Mount St. Helens' May 18, 1980 eruption covered eggs and nests of two...

 

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Thermoregulation and Sleep: Effects of Thermal Stress on Sleep Patterns of Glaucous-Winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) (with Mark R. Opp, Nigel J. Ball, and Don E. Miller), Journal of Thermal Biology (1987)

1. To determine effects of thermal stress on avian sleep patterns, incubating Glaucous-winged gulls were...

 

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Manipulating Daytime Sleep in Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) (with James P. Shafferty and Nigel J. Ball), Animal Behaviour (1985)

The regular provision of a sufficient quantity of food on the territory of pairs of...

 

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Sleeping Gulls and Predator Avoidance (with Nigel J. Ball and James P. Shaffer), Animal Behaviour (1984)
 

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A Synthesis of Sleep in Wild Birds (with Nigel J. Ball), Behavior (1983)
 

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Sleep in the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (with David J. McFarland), Animal Behaviour (1981)

Sleep postures and eye state of free-ranging herring gulls (Larus argentatus) were studied during the...

 
Listening in to Wildlife (with David W. Macdonald), New Scientist (1981)
 
Design of a Remotely Controlled 'Locomotory' Platform Useful in Ethological Studies. (with Robert Korzyniowski, Robert Bender, and John F. Stout), Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation (1978)

A platform capable of movement from one point to another under remote control has been...

 
Voltage-Controlled Oscillators: Inexpensive Alternative to Analog-to-Digital Converters (with Brian L. Partridge and Richard Dawkins), Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation (1978)

Describes a simple software mimic of an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is suitable for most...

 
Aggressive Communication by Larus glaucescens. Part VI: Interactions of Territory Residents with a Remotely Controlled, Locomotory Model, Behaviour (1978)

Observations and experiments on aggressive communication by Larus glaucescens gulls were conducted on Colville Island...

 
Effects of Telemetry Transmitter Weight on Breeding Success in Herring Gulls (with Richard Sibly and Robin McCleery), Biotelemetry And Patient Monitoring (1978)

Dummy ratio-tracking transmitters weighing 10, 30 and 50 g were attached to randomly chosen pairs...

 

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The Effects of Diurnal and Tidal Periodicities in the Numbers and Activities of Herring Gulls Larus argentatus in a Colony (with Joseph G. Galusha), Ibis (1978)

The average numbers of Herring Gulls Larus argentatus present in a breeding colony on Walney...

 

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Increases in a Population of Nesting Glaucous-Winged Gulls Disturbed by Humans (with James L. Hayward, Ernest R. Schwab, and John F. Stout), The Murrelet (1977)
 

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Predation on Gulls by Bald Eagles in Washington (with James L. Hayward, W. Humphrey Gillett, and John F. Stout), The Auk (1977)
 

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Predation on Nesting Gulls by a River Otter in Washington State (with James L. Hayward, W. Humphrey Gillett, and John F. Stout), The Murrelet (1975)
 

Books

Basics of Sleep Guide (with Patrick M. Fuller) (2009)
 
Single Slide Sets to Accompany the SRS Basics of Sleep Guide (version 1.1) (with Orfeu M. Buxton (editor)) (2008)

Contains 10 hour-long peer-reviewed lectures in Powerpoint based on the SRS basics of sleep guide.

 
Slide Sets to Accompany the SRS Basics of Sleep Guide (with Orfeu M. Buxton (editor)) (2007)

Contains 10 hour-long peer-reviewed lectures in Powerpoint based on the SRS basics of sleep guide.

 

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Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms (with Robert Greene, Michael Hanson, Greg Greg Nichols, Naomi Rogers, and Carol Thibodeau) (1999)

A module to help students to understand the nature and function of sleep and its...

 
Biotelemetry XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (with Cristina Cristalli (editor) and Michael R. Neuman (editor)) (1995)

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry held at Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia, March...

 
Biotelemetry XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Biotelemetry (with Akihiko Uchiyama (editor)) (1991)

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Biotelemetry, held in Yokohama, Japan, on August 29...

 
Biotelemetry X: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1989)

Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry, held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on July 31...

 
A Handbook on Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking (with David W. Macdonald (editor)) (1980)

Proceedings of an International Conference on Telemetry and Radio Tracking in Biology and Medicine, held...

 

Contributions to Books

A Bird’s-eye View on the Function of Sleep (with Niels C. Rattenborg), Evolution of Sleep: Phylogenetic and Functional Perspectives (2010)

Sleep has been detected in every animal that has been adequately studied (Cirelli & Tononi,...

 
The Evolution of Sleep (with John A. Lesku and Niels C. Rattenborg), Basics of Sleep Guide (2009)
 
The Evolution of Sleep: A Phylogenetic Approach (with John A. Lesku and Niels C. Rattenborg), Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (2006)
 
Phylogeny of Sleep (with Niels C. Rattenborg), Sleep Medicine (2002)
 
The Evolutionary Significance of Unihemispheric Slow Wave Sleep in Birds, Biotelemetry XVI: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Biotelemetry (2001)
 
Antenna Theory and Practices for Radiotelemetry Applications, Radiotelemetry Applications for Wildlife Toxicology Field Studies (1998)

Proper transmitting and receiving antenna selection is fundamentally important to the successful application of radiotelemetry...

 
Monitoring Body Temperature and Nocturnal Activity of Snakes with Implanted Transmitters (with James H. Withgott), Biotelemetry XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1996)
 
Transmitter Implantation Techniques in Black Rat Snakes (with James H. Withgott), Biotelemetry XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1996)
 
Avian Sleep (with Nigel J. Ball), Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine (1994)
 
Auditory Tele-Stimulated Arousal Thresholds During Sleep in Glaucous-Winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) (with Jim R. Nestler and Nigel J. Ball), Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
Biotelemetry and Hard Wire Recording of Sleep EEG's in Northern Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginanus) (with Nigel J. Ball, Douglas F. Schmidt, and James P. Shaffery), Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
Environmental Conditions as Constrainsts on Sleep in Free-Living Glaucous-Winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) (with Nigel J. Ball, Mark R. Opp, and James P. Shaffery), Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
Eye States and Body Postures Associated with Sleep States of Glaucous-Winged Gulls (Laurus glaucescens) (with Nigel J. Ball, Mark R. Opp, and James P. Shaffery), Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
Radio Tracking and Continuous Equipment Inventory Monitoring, Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
The Distribution and Behavior of Glaucous-Winged Gulls (Laurus glaucescens) at a Sanitary Landfill (with Douglas F. Schmidt and Nigel J. Ball), Biotelemetry XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1993)
 
Home Range Ecology and Spatial Utilization of the Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus richardsonii) (with D. E. Cary), iotelemetry XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1992)
 
Wildlife Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking After Several Decades of Electronics Evolution, Biotelemetry XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1992)
 
Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking: A Tutorial Review, A New Horizon on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (1991)
 
DEERCARE: A Deer Population and Hunting Simulation Model (with Claude C. Barnett and David J. Stewart), Proceedings of the 1990 Symposium on Applied Computing (1990)
 
The Introduction of Simulation Modeling to Wildlife Management in Arkansas (with Claude C. Barnett and David J. Stewart), Proceedings of the 1990 Symposium on Applied Computing (1990)
 
A Practical Workshop on Biotelemetry (with E. Norbert Smith), Biotelemetry X: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1989)
 
Avian Sleep (with Nigel J. Ball), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (1989)
 
Electrophysiological Sleep Characteristics in Bobwhite Quail (with Douglas F. Schmidt, James P. Shaffery, Nigel J. Ball, and D. Loenneke), Biotelemetry X: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1989)
 
A Simulated White-Tail Deer Population (with David J. Stewart, Claude C. Barnett, and Thomas A. Nelson), Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Summer Computer Simulation Conference (1988)
 
Sensitivity Analysis of a Bobwhite Quail Simulation Model (with David J. Stewart), Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Summer Computer Simulation Conference (1988)
 
The Influence of Habitat Fragmentation on Population Survival (with David J. Stewart), Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Summer Computer Simulation Conference (1988)
 
Asynchronous Eye-Closure and Unihemispheric Quiet Sleep of Birds (with Nigel J. Ball, James P. Shaffery, and Mark R. Opp), Sleep '86: Proceedings of the Eighth European Congress on Sleep Research (1988)
 
Sleep Ethology in Glaucous-Winged Gull Chicks (Larus glaucescens) (with James P. Shaffery, Nigel J. Ball, and Mark R. Opp), Sleep '86: Proceedings of the Eighth European Congress on Sleep Research (1988)
 
24-Hour Activity Patterns of the Douglas Squirrel (with D. Peshka and David J. Stewart), Biotelemetry IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1987)
 
A Miniature Biotelemetry Transmitter and Automated Receiving System for the Study of Sleep in Wild Birds (with K. Carrington, R. Shaw, and D. Loenneke), Biotelemetry IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1987)
 
A Simulated Quail Population (with David J. Stewart and Claude C. Barnett), Modeling and Simulation on Microcomputers: Proceedings of the Conference on Modeling and Simulation on Microcomputers (1987)
 
Current Animal Welfare Policies and Their Effect on Biotelemetry Research: An Introduction, Biotelemetry IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1987)
 
Wildlife Telemetry, Systems and Control Encyclopedia (1987)
 
Radio Tracking and Telemetry, The New Dictionary of Birds (1985)
 
Sleep in Birds, The New Dictionary of Birds (1985)
 
Taking Laboratory Experiments into the Field: Studies of Sleep in Wild Animals, Biotelemetry VIII: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1984)
 
Twenty-Four Hour Temperature and Activity Measurements of Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) (with David J. McFarland), Biotelemetry VII: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1982)
 
A Practical Guide to Radio Tracking (with David W. Macdonald), A Handbook on Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking (1980)
 
Changing Heart Rates of Herring Gulls When Approached by Humans (with Nigel J. Ball), A Handbook on Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking (1980)
 
Techniques of Study in Animal Behaviour, The Oxford Companion to Animal Behaviour (1980)
 
The Design of Antennas for Use in Radio Telemetry, A Handbook on Biotelemetry and Radio Tracking (1980)
 
A Clarification on the Effects of Telemetry Transmitter Weight on Breeding Success in Herring Gulls (with Richard Sibly and Robin McCleery), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wildlife Biotelemetry (1979)
 
Biotelemetry from Free Ranging Animals, Animal Marking: Recognition Marking Of Animals In Research (1978)
 

Presentations

Design of a Low Power Two-Channel Biotelemetry Transmitter and Demodulator for Use in Studies of Sleep Behavior in Birds (with Brent R. Carr, Denis Curtis, Samuel McGarrah, and Derek Sunderman), 15th International Symposium on Biotelemetry (1999)

Current technology in biomedical engineering has made it possible to remotely transmit, demodulate, store and...

 
Behavior Patterns in Free-Ranging Black Rat Snakes (with James H. Withgott), Forum on Wildlife Telemetry: Innovations, Evaluations, and Research Needs (1997)

While activity patterns of some animals are guided strictly by light-dark cycles or circadian rhythms,...

 

Other

Dispersal of Seagulls in an Airdrome Environment (with John F. Stout, William H. Gillett, and James L. Hayward) (1975)

Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus Glaucescens) provide an acute bird/ aircraft hazard at Shemya Air Force Base,...