Publications Kirsty





Mpemba, H., MacLeod, K.J.,Yang, F., Jiang, G. Fear effects of predator cues on incidence of ungulates, mesopredators and top predators in the Greater Khingan Mountains, Northeastern China. Pakistan Journal of Zoology (accepted).

Trevelline, B., MacLeod, K.J.,Langkilde, T., Kohl, K.D. 2019. Gestation alters the gut microbiota of an oviparous lizard. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95, 7, fiz086.

Mpemba, H., Fan, Y., MacLeod, K.J.,Dusu, W., Jiang, G. 2019. The effect of novel and familiar predator cues on prey vigilance and foraging behaviors in the Greater Khingan mountains, Inner Mongolia China. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (accepted).

MacLeod, K.J., McCormick, G., Langkilde, T. 2019. Glucocorticoids do not influence a secondary sexual trait or its behavioral expression in eastern fence lizards. Scientific Reports, 9: 5529.

Owen, D., Sheriff, M.J., Heppner, J., Gerke, H., Ensminger, D.C., MacLeod, K.J., Langkilde, T. 2019. Maternal corticosterone increases thermal sensitivity of heart rate in lizard embryos. Biology Letters (accepted).

MacLeod, K.J., Freidenfelds, N., Leighton, G.M., Langkilde, T. 2018. Tree selection is linked to locomotor performance and associated noise production in a lizard. Journal of

MacLeod, K.J., Sheriff, M.J., Ensminger, D.C., Owen, D.A.S., Langkilde, T. 2018. Survival and reproductive costs of repeated acute glucocorticoid elevations in a captive, wild animal. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 268: 1-6.

Ensminger, D.C., Langkilde, T., Owen, D.A.S., MacLeod, K.J., Sheriff, M.J. 2018. Maternal stress alters the phenotype of the mother, her eggs, and her offspring in a wild caught lizard. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87: 1685-1697.

MacLeod, K.J. & Brouwer, L. 2018. Social context dependent provisioning rules in red-winged fairy-wrens do not vary with signals of increased chick need. Animal Behaviour, 143: 105-111.

Trevelline, B.K., MacLeod, K.J., Knutie, S.A., Langkilde, T., Kohl, K.D. 2018 In ovo microbial communities: a potential mechanism for the initial acquisition of gut microbiota among oviparous birds and lizards. Biology Letters 14 20180225; DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0225.

MacLeod, K.J., Krebs, C.J., Boonstra, R., Sheriff, M.J. 2018. Fear and lethality in snowshoe hares: the deadly effects of non-consumptive predation risk. Oikos. 127 (3): 375-380

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 stressIntegrative and Comparative Biology, 57 (3): 437-449.

MacLeod, K.J., Brekke, P., Tong, W., Ewen, J.G. & Thorogood, R. 2017. 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.

MacLeod, K.J. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2015. Low costs of allonursing in meerkats: mitigation by behavioural change? Behavioral Ecology, 26 (3): 697-705.

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.

MacLeod K.J. & Lukas D. 2014. Revisiting non-offspring nursing: allonursing evolves when the costs are low. Biology Letters, 10 (6): 20140378.

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. 2014. Junior Scientists Are Sceptical of Sceptics of Open Access: A Reply to Agrawal. Trends in Plant Science, 19, 339-340.

MacLeod, K.J. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2013. No evidence for adaptive sex ratio variation in the cooperatively breeding meerkat, Suricata suricatta. Animal Behaviour, 85: 645-653.

MacLeod, K.J., Nielsen, J.F. & Clutton-Brock, T.H. 2013. Factors predicting the frequency, likelihood and duration of allonursing in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Animal Behaviour, 89: 1059-1067.