MMBCL Publications

 

Selected recent publications

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Kuczaj, S. A., II. (in press). Language learning in cetaceans. In P. Brooks, V. Kempe, & J. Golsoon (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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Smith, C. E., Hurley, B. J., Toms. C.N., Mackey, A.D., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (in press). Hurricane impacts on the foraging patterns of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Mississippi Sound. Marine Ecology Progress.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II (2013). Emotions (and feelings) everywhere. In S. Watanabe & S.A. Kuczaj, II (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Human and Animal Emotions, Springer pp. 277-280.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II (2013). Are Conversations Between Dolphins and Humans Possible? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26,114-123.
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Kuczaj, S. A. II., Highfill, L. E., Makecha, R. N., & Byerly, H. C. (2013). Why do dolphins smile? A comparative perspective on dolphin emotions and emotional expressions. In S. Watanabe & S. A. Kuczaj II (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Human and Animal Emotions, Springer. Pp. 63 – 86.
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Kuczaj, S. A., & Horback, K. M. (2013). Play and emotions. In S. Watanabe & S. A. Kuczaj II (Eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Human and Animal Emotions, Springer. Pp. 87 – 112.
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Miller, L.J., Mackey, A.D.,  Solangi, M., & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2013).  Population abundance and habitat utilization of bottlenose dolphins in the Mississippi Sound.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 23, 145-151.
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Miller, L.J, Ziegler-Hill, V., Mellen, J., Koeppel, J., Greer, T. & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2013). Dolphin shows and interaction programs: Benefits for conservation education? Zoo Biology, 32, 45-53.
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Watanabe, S. & Kuczaj S.A. II (Eds.) (2013). Comparative Perspectives on Human and Animal Emotions, Springer.
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Dudzinski, K.M., Gregg, J., Melillo-Sweeting, K., Seay, B., Levengood, A., & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2012).Tactile contact Exchanges Between Dolphins: Self-rubbing versus Interindividual Contact in Three Species from Three Geographies. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 21- 43.
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Horback, K.M., Miller, L.J., Andrews, J., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Anderson, M. (2012). The effects of GPS collars on African elephant (Loxodonta africana) behavior. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 142, pp. 76-81
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Horback, K.M, Muraco, H., & Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2012). Variations in interspecific behavior throughout the estrous cycle of a killer whale (Orcinus orca). Aquatic Mammals, 38, pp. 428-434.
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Kuczaj, S.A II. (2012). Will humans ever be able to speak to or even understand dolphins? New Scientist, July 7, 57.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Highfill, L., & Byerly, H. (2012) The Importance of Considering Contex in the Assessment of Personality Characteristics: Evidence from Ratings of Dolphin Personality. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 309-329.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Yeater, D., & Highfill, L. (2012). How Selective is Social Learning in Dolphins? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25 pp. 221-236
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Walker, R.T. (2012). Dolphin problem solving. In T. Zentall & E. Wasserman (Eds.), Handbook of Comparative Cognition. Oxford University Press.
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Makecha, R., Fad, O., & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2012). The Role of Touch in the Social Interactions of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 60 - 82
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Hill, H.M. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2011).  The development of language. In A. Slater & J.G. Bremner (Eds.), Developmental Psychology. Pp. 319-355. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
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Miller, L. J., Kuczaj II, S. A. & Herzing, D. (2011), Stereotypic behavior in wild marine carnivores? Zoo Biology, 30, 365-370.
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Miller, L. J., Mellen, J., Greer, T., Kuczaj II, S. A. (2011). The effects of education programs on Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behavior. Animal Welfare, 20, pp. 159-172.
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Simard, P., Lace, N., Gowans, S., Quintana-Rizzo, E., Kuczaj, S.A. II, Wells, R.S., & Mann, D.A. (2011), Low frequency narrow-band calls in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Signal properties, function, and conservation implications, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 3068-3076.
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Starkhammar, J, Nilsson,J., Amundin, A., Kuczaj, S.A. II, Almqvist, M. & Perrson, H.W. (2011).  Separating overlapping dolphin click trains originating from multiple individuals in echolocation recordings. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 458-466.
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Thieltges, H., Lemasson, A., Kuczaj, S.A . II, Boye, M. & Blois-Heulin. C. (2011). Visual laterality in dolphins when looking at (un)familiar humans. Animal Cognition, 14, 303-308.
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Dudzinski, K.M., Gregg, J.D., Paulos, R.D., & Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010) A comparison of pectoral fin contact behaviour for three distinct dolphin populations. Behavioural Processes, 84, 559–567.
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Hernandez, E.N., Solangi, M. & Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2010). Time and frequency parameters of bottlenose dolphin whistles as predictors of surface behavior in the Mississippi Sound. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 3232-3238.
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Highfill, L. E. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010). How Studies of Wild and Captive Dolphins Contribute to Our Understanding of Individual Differences. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 269-277.
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Highfill, L., Hanbury, D., Kristiansen, R., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Watson, S. (2010). Rating versus coding in animal personality research. Zoo Biology. 29, 509-516.
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Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010). Research with Captive Marine Mammals is Important: An Introduction of the Special Issue. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 225-226.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010). More Evidence that Research with Captive Marine Mammals is Important: An Introduction to the Second Special Issue. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 536-537. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Xitco, M.J. Jr. & Gory, J. D. (2010). Can Dolphins Plan Their Behavior? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 664-670.
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Miller, L.J., Mackey, A.D., Hoffland, T., Solangi, M., Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010). Potential Effects of a Major Hurricane on Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Reproduction in the Mississippi Sound.  Marine Mammal Science, 26, 707-715.
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Miller, L. J., Solangi, M. and Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010). Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns of Behavior Exhibited by Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mississippi Sound. Ethology, 116: 1127–1137.
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Paulos R.D., Trone, M., Kuczaj, S.A. II (2010). Play in Wild and Captive Cetaceans. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 701-722. 
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Yeater, D.  & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010).  Observational Learning in Wild and Captive Dolphins.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology.  23 (3), 379-385.
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Dudzinski, K.M., Gregg, J., Ribic, C. & Kuczaj, S.A. II.  (2009). A comparison of pectoral fin contact between two different wild dolphin populations. Behavioural Processes, 80, 182-190.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Gory, J.D. & Xitco, M.J. Jr. (2009). How intelligent are dolphins? A partial answer based on their ability to plan their behavior when confronted with novel problems. Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 59, 99-115.
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Miller, L. & Kuczaj, S.A.II (2009). Bottlenose dolphin education programs: Benefits for conservation education and enrichment programs? Connect, November, 18-19.
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Starkhammar, J., Almundin, M., Nilsson, J., Jansson, T., Kuczaj, S.A. II, Almqvist, M. & Persson, H.W. (2009).  47-channel burst recording hydrophone system enabling measurements of the dynamic echolocation behavior of free-swimming dolphins. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 959-962.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II & Makecha, R. (2008). The role of play in the evolution and ontogeny of contextually flexible communication. In U. Griebel & K. Oller (Eds.), Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp 253-277.
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Kuczaj, S. A. II, Solangi, M., Hoffland, T. & Romagnoli, M. (2008). Recognition and Discrimination of Human Actions Across the Senses of Echolocation and Vision: Evidence for Dolphin Cross-modal Intergration of Dyanamic information. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 21, 84-95. 
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Miller, L., Solangi, M., & Kuczaj, S.A. II. (2008).  Immediate response of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to high-speed personal watercraft in the Mississippi Sound.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 88, 1139-1143.
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Paulos, R. D., Dudzinski, K. M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2008) The role of touch in select social interactions of Atlantic spotted dolphin ( Stenella frontalis ) and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin  (Tursiops aduncus ). Journal of Ethology. 26, 153-164.
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Hernandez, E. N., Kuczaj, S.A. II, Houser, D.A., & Finneran, J.J. (2007). Middle-and long-latency auditory evoked potentials in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) resulting from frequent and oddball stimuli. Aquatic Mammals, 33, 34-42.  
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Highfill, L. & Kuczaj, S. II (2007). Do bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have distinct and stable personalities? Aquatic Mammals, 33, 380-389. 
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Highfill, L. E., Schwammer, H., & Kuczaj, S. A. (2007). A Brief Report: The Use of Experimenter-Given Cues by South American Sea Lions. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20(4), 368-373.
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Hill, H.M., Greer, T., Solangi, M., & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2007). All Mothers Are Not the Same: Maternal Styles in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20, 34-53. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II & Yeater, D. (2007). Observations of Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) off the Coast of Utila, Honduras. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, 141-148.  
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Wright, A. J & Kuczaj, S. A. II. (2007). Noise-related Stress and Marine Mammals: An Introduction. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20, III-VIII. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Makecha, R.N., Trone, M., Paulos, R.D., & Ramos, J.A. (2006). The Role of Peers in Cultural Innovation and Cultural Transmission: Evidence from the Play of Dolphin Calves. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19, 223-240.
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Kuczaj, S.A. II & Walker, R. (2006). Problem solving in dolphins. In T. Zentall & E. Wasserman (Eds.), Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 580-601. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II & Yeater, D. (2006). Dolphin imitation: Who, what, when and why? Aquatic Mammals, 32, 413-422. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II & Highfill, L.E. (2005). Dolphin play: Evidence for cooperation and culture? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 31-32. 
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Kuczaj, S.A. II, Paulos, R. D. & Ramos, J. A. (2005). Imitation in apes, children and dolphins: Implications for the ontogeny and phylogeny of symbolic representation. In L. Namy (Ed.), Symbol Use and Symbolic Development. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pp. 221-243. 
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Trone, M., Kuczaj, S.A. II, & Solangi, M. (2005). Does participation in dolphin-human interaction programs affect bottlenose dolphin behaviour? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 93, 363-374.