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Christine Beardsworth

Honorary Research Fellow

 Washington Singer 

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Zoology with French
MSc (by research) Animal Behaviour (Distinction)

Research

Research projects

Project Title: Bird brains? Understanding how individual cognitive performance relates to movement ecology, in pheasants

Supervisors: Dr Joah Madden

Funding Body: ERC

Project Description:
My project investigates how the movement behaviour and ecology of released pheasants is related to their general cognitive performance. I look at a range of movement behaviours from dispersal and association patterns in the wild, down to fine-scale movement decisions made by birds in captive conditions.

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Van Horik JO, Langley E, Whiteside M, Beardsworth C, Madden J (In Press). Pheasants learn five different binomial colour discriminations and retain these associations for at least 27 days. Animal Behaviour and Cognition
Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, Weiss MN, Madden JR (2020). Early-life learning ability predicts adult social structure, with potential implications for fitness outcomes in the wild. J Anim Ecol, 89(6), 1340-1349. Abstract.  Author URL.
Langley EJG, Adams G, Beardsworth CE, Dawson DA, Laker PR, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Wilson AJ, Madden JR (2020). Heritability and correlations among learning and inhibitory control traits. Behavioral Ecology, 31(3), 798-806. Abstract.
Whiteside MA, van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Beardsworth CE, Capstick LA, Madden JR (2019). Patterns of association at feeder stations for Common Pheasants released into the wild: sexual segregation by space and time. Ibis, 161(2), 325-336. Abstract.
van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Whiteside MA, Laker PR, Beardsworth CE, Madden JR (2018). Do detour tasks provide accurate assays of inhibitory control?. Proc Biol Sci, 285(1875). Abstract.  Author URL.
Whiteside MA, Bess MM, Frasnelli E, Beardsworth CE, Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Madden JR (2018). Low survival of strongly footed pheasants may explain constraints on lateralization. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Whiteside MA, Van Horik J, Langley E, Beardsworth C, Madden J (2018). Size dimorphism and sexual segregation in pheasants: tests of three competing hypotheses. PeerJ
Madden JR, Langley EJG, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, van Horik JO (2018). The quick are the dead: pheasants that are slow to reverse a learned association survive for longer in the wild. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 373(1756). Abstract.  Author URL.
Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, Madden JR (2018). The relationship between social rank and spatial learning in pheasants, Phasianus colchicus: cause or consequence?. PeerJ, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Whiteside MA, van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Beardsworth CE, Laker PR, Madden JR (2017). Differences in social preference between the sexes during ontogeny drive segregation in a precocial species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71

Publications by year


In Press

Van Horik JO, Langley E, Whiteside M, Beardsworth C, Madden J (In Press). Pheasants learn five different binomial colour discriminations and retain these associations for at least 27 days. Animal Behaviour and Cognition

2020

Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, Weiss MN, Madden JR (2020). Early-life learning ability predicts adult social structure, with potential implications for fitness outcomes in the wild. J Anim Ecol, 89(6), 1340-1349. Abstract.  Author URL.
Beardsworth C (2020). Exploring the relationship between spatial cognitive ability and movement ecology.  Abstract.
Langley EJG, Adams G, Beardsworth CE, Dawson DA, Laker PR, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Wilson AJ, Madden JR (2020). Heritability and correlations among learning and inhibitory control traits. Behavioral Ecology, 31(3), 798-806. Abstract.

2019

Whiteside MA, van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Beardsworth CE, Capstick LA, Madden JR (2019). Patterns of association at feeder stations for Common Pheasants released into the wild: sexual segregation by space and time. Ibis, 161(2), 325-336. Abstract.

2018

van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Whiteside MA, Laker PR, Beardsworth CE, Madden JR (2018). Do detour tasks provide accurate assays of inhibitory control?. Proc Biol Sci, 285(1875). Abstract.  Author URL.
Whiteside MA, Bess MM, Frasnelli E, Beardsworth CE, Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Madden JR (2018). Low survival of strongly footed pheasants may explain constraints on lateralization. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Whiteside MA, Van Horik J, Langley E, Beardsworth C, Madden J (2018). Size dimorphism and sexual segregation in pheasants: tests of three competing hypotheses. PeerJ
Madden JR, Langley EJG, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, van Horik JO (2018). The quick are the dead: pheasants that are slow to reverse a learned association survive for longer in the wild. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 373(1756). Abstract.  Author URL.
Langley EJG, van Horik JO, Whiteside MA, Beardsworth CE, Madden JR (2018). The relationship between social rank and spatial learning in pheasants, Phasianus colchicus: cause or consequence?. PeerJ, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Whiteside MA, van Horik JO, Langley EJG, Beardsworth CE, Laker PR, Madden JR (2017). Differences in social preference between the sexes during ontogeny drive segregation in a precocial species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71

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