Dr Lisa Leaver
Senior Lecturer

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Key publications



Chow PKY, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2016). How practice makes perfect: the role of persistence, flexibility and learning in problem solving efficiency. Animal Behaviour, 273-283. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG (2015). Serial Reversal Learning in Gray Squirrels: Learning Efficiency as a Function of Learning and Change of Tactics. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL LEARNING AND COGNITION, 41(4), 343-353. Author URL. DOI.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG, Wills AJ (2010). Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) show a feature-negative effect specific to social learning. Anim Cogn, 13(2), 219-227. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Smulders T, Gould K, Leaver LA (2010). Using ecology to guide the study of cognitive and neural mechanisms of different aspects of spatial memory in food-hoarding animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365, 883-900. Abstract.
Wills AJ, Lea SEG, Leaver LA, Osthaus B, Ryan CME, Suret MB, Bryant CML, Chapman SJA, Millar L (2009). A comparative analysis of the categorization of multidimensional stimuli: I. unidimensional classification does not necessarily imply analytic processing; evidence from pigeons (Columba livia), squirrels (Scurius carolinensis) and humans (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 391-405. Abstract.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG (2008). Effects of Competition and Food Availability on Travel Time in Scatter-hoarding Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology(19), 1143-1149.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG (2017). Touch screen assays of behavioural flexibility and error characteristics in Eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Animal Cognition, 20(3), 459-471. Full text. DOI.
Leaver LA, Jayne K, Lea SEG (2016). Behavioral flexibility versus rules of thumb: how do grey squirrels deal with conflicting risks?. Behavioral Ecology, 28(1), 186-192. Full text. DOI.
Chow PKY, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2016). How practice makes perfect: the role of persistence, flexibility and learning in problem solving efficiency. Animal Behaviour, 273-283. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Jayne K, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2015). Behavioural responses of Eastern grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, to cues of risk while foraging. BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES, 116, 53-61. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG (2015). Serial Reversal Learning in Gray Squirrels: Learning Efficiency as a Function of Learning and Change of Tactics. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL LEARNING AND COGNITION, 41(4), 343-353. Author URL. DOI.
Farmer HL, Plowman AB, Leaver LA (2011). Role of vocalisations and social housing in breeding in captive howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 134(3-4), 177-183. Abstract. DOI.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG, Wills AJ (2010). Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) show a feature-negative effect specific to social learning. Anim Cogn, 13(2), 219-227. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Smulders T, Gould K, Leaver LA (2010). Using ecology to guide the study of cognitive and neural mechanisms of different aspects of spatial memory in food-hoarding animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365, 883-900. Abstract.
Wills AJ, Lea SEG, Leaver LA, Osthaus B, Ryan CME, Suret MB, Bryant CML, Chapman SJA, Millar L (2009). A comparative analysis of the categorization of multidimensional stimuli: I. unidimensional classification does not necessarily imply analytic processing; evidence from pigeons (Columba livia), squirrels (Scurius carolinensis) and humans (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 391-405. Abstract.
Lea SEG, Wills AJ, Leaver LA, Ryan CME, Bryant CML, Millar L (2009). A comparative analysis of the categorization of multidimensional stimuli: II. Strategic information search in humans (Homo sapiens) but not in pigeons (Columba livia). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 406-420. Abstract.
Gilbert-Norton LB, Leaver LA, Shivik JA (2009). The effect of randomly altering the time and location of feeding on the behaviour of captive coyotes (Canis latrans). APPL ANIM BEHAV SCI, 120(3-4), 179-185. Abstract. DOI.
Jule KR, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2009). Using a behaviour discovery curve to predict optimal observation time: captive red pandas (Aulurus fulgens) as a case study. Behaviour, 146, 1531-1542. Abstract.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG (2008). Effects of Competition and Food Availability on Travel Time in Scatter-hoarding Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology(19), 1143-1149.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA (2008). Evidence of social influences on cache-making by grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Ethology, 114, 1061-1068.
Jule K, Leaver L, Lea SEG (2008). The effects of captive experience on reintroduction survival in carnivores: a review and analysis. Biological Conservation, 141, 355-363. Abstract. DOI.
Leaver LA, Caldwell C, Hopewell L, Mallarky L (2007). Audience effects of food caching in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis): evidence for pilferage avoidance strategies. Animal Cognition, 10(1), 23-27. DOI.
Hopewell LJ, Rossiter, R. Blower, E. Leaver, L. Goto K (2005). Grazing and vigilance by Soay Sheep on Lundy Island: influence of group size, terrain and the distribution of vegetation. Behavioural Processes, 70, 186-193. Author URL. DOI.
Leaver LA (2004). Effects of food value, predation risk and pilferage on the caching decisions of Dipodomys merriami. Behavioral Ecology, 15(5), 729-734. DOI.
Leaver LA, Daly M (2003). Effects of predation risk on selectivity in heteromyid rodents. Behavioural Processes, 64(1), 71-75. DOI.
Leaver LA, Daly M (2001). Food caching and differential cache pilferage: a field study of co-existence of sympatric kangaroo rats and pocket mice. Oecologia, 128(4), 577-584. DOI.
Leaver LA, Daly, M. (1998). Effects of food preference on scatter hoarding by kangaroo rats (Dipodomys merriami). Behaviour, 135, 823-832. Author URL.

Chapters

Leaver LA, Jayne K (2015). Strategic decisions made by small mammals during scatter hoarding, cache recovery and cache pilferage. In Shuttleworth C, Lurz P, Hayward M (Eds.) Red Squirrels: Ecology, Conservation & Management in Europe, European Squirrel Initiative, 51-65.

Conferences

Wilkes L, Leaver L, Sloman K, Readman G, Williams T, Owen S, Wilson R (2009). Development of enrichment criteria for zebrafish(Danio rerio) used in laboratory studies.  Author URL. DOI.
Landin J, Wilson R, Owen S, Williams T, Readman G, Sloman K, Leaver L (2009). Welfare and enrichment criteria for fish used in research.  Author URL. DOI.

Publications by year



2017

Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG (2017). Touch screen assays of behavioural flexibility and error characteristics in Eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Animal Cognition, 20(3), 459-471. Full text. DOI.

2016

Leaver LA, Jayne K, Lea SEG (2016). Behavioral flexibility versus rules of thumb: how do grey squirrels deal with conflicting risks?. Behavioral Ecology, 28(1), 186-192. Full text. DOI.
Chow PKY, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2016). How practice makes perfect: the role of persistence, flexibility and learning in problem solving efficiency. Animal Behaviour, 273-283. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Jayne K, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2015). Behavioural responses of Eastern grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, to cues of risk while foraging. BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES, 116, 53-61. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG (2015). Serial Reversal Learning in Gray Squirrels: Learning Efficiency as a Function of Learning and Change of Tactics. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL LEARNING AND COGNITION, 41(4), 343-353. Author URL. DOI.
Leaver LA, Jayne K (2015). Strategic decisions made by small mammals during scatter hoarding, cache recovery and cache pilferage. In Shuttleworth C, Lurz P, Hayward M (Eds.) Red Squirrels: Ecology, Conservation & Management in Europe, European Squirrel Initiative, 51-65.

2011

Farmer HL, Plowman AB, Leaver LA (2011). Role of vocalisations and social housing in breeding in captive howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 134(3-4), 177-183. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG, Wills AJ (2010). Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) show a feature-negative effect specific to social learning. Anim Cogn, 13(2), 219-227. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Smulders T, Gould K, Leaver LA (2010). Using ecology to guide the study of cognitive and neural mechanisms of different aspects of spatial memory in food-hoarding animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365, 883-900. Abstract.

2009

Wills AJ, Lea SEG, Leaver LA, Osthaus B, Ryan CME, Suret MB, Bryant CML, Chapman SJA, Millar L (2009). A comparative analysis of the categorization of multidimensional stimuli: I. unidimensional classification does not necessarily imply analytic processing; evidence from pigeons (Columba livia), squirrels (Scurius carolinensis) and humans (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 391-405. Abstract.
Lea SEG, Wills AJ, Leaver LA, Ryan CME, Bryant CML, Millar L (2009). A comparative analysis of the categorization of multidimensional stimuli: II. Strategic information search in humans (Homo sapiens) but not in pigeons (Columba livia). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 406-420. Abstract.
Wilkes L, Leaver L, Sloman K, Readman G, Williams T, Owen S, Wilson R (2009). Development of enrichment criteria for zebrafish(Danio rerio) used in laboratory studies.  Author URL. DOI.
Gilbert-Norton LB, Leaver LA, Shivik JA (2009). The effect of randomly altering the time and location of feeding on the behaviour of captive coyotes (Canis latrans). APPL ANIM BEHAV SCI, 120(3-4), 179-185. Abstract. DOI.
Jule KR, Lea SEG, Leaver LA (2009). Using a behaviour discovery curve to predict optimal observation time: captive red pandas (Aulurus fulgens) as a case study. Behaviour, 146, 1531-1542. Abstract.
Landin J, Wilson R, Owen S, Williams T, Readman G, Sloman K, Leaver L (2009). Welfare and enrichment criteria for fish used in research.  Author URL. DOI.

2008

Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA, Lea SEG (2008). Effects of Competition and Food Availability on Travel Time in Scatter-hoarding Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Behavioral Ecology(19), 1143-1149.
Hopewell LJ, Leaver LA (2008). Evidence of social influences on cache-making by grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Ethology, 114, 1061-1068.
Jule K, Leaver L, Lea SEG (2008). The effects of captive experience on reintroduction survival in carnivores: a review and analysis. Biological Conservation, 141, 355-363. Abstract. DOI.

2007

Leaver LA, Caldwell C, Hopewell L, Mallarky L (2007). Audience effects of food caching in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis): evidence for pilferage avoidance strategies. Animal Cognition, 10(1), 23-27. DOI.

2005

Hopewell LJ, Rossiter, R. Blower, E. Leaver, L. Goto K (2005). Grazing and vigilance by Soay Sheep on Lundy Island: influence of group size, terrain and the distribution of vegetation. Behavioural Processes, 70, 186-193. Author URL. DOI.

2004

Leaver LA (2004). Effects of food value, predation risk and pilferage on the caching decisions of Dipodomys merriami. Behavioral Ecology, 15(5), 729-734. DOI.

2003

Leaver LA, Daly M (2003). Effects of predation risk on selectivity in heteromyid rodents. Behavioural Processes, 64(1), 71-75. DOI.

2001

Leaver LA, Daly M (2001). Food caching and differential cache pilferage: a field study of co-existence of sympatric kangaroo rats and pocket mice. Oecologia, 128(4), 577-584. DOI.

1998

Leaver LA, Daly, M. (1998). Effects of food preference on scatter hoarding by kangaroo rats (Dipodomys merriami). Behaviour, 135, 823-832. Author URL.