Publications

30) Hirsch BT, Reynolds JJH, Craft ME, Gehrt SD. 2016. Which mechanisms drive seasonal rabies outbreak in raccoons? A test using dynamic social network models. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53: 804-813 pdf

29) Reynolds JJH, Hirsch BT, Gehrt SD, Craft ME. In review. Modeling rabies spread on raccoon social networks leads to new insights into the epidemiology and control of wildlife diseases.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 84: 1720-1731. pdf

28) Hirsch BT, Gompper ME. In press. Causes and consequences of coati sociality. In: Biology and Conservation of the Musteloids (badgers, otters, skunks, raccoons and their kin) (Eds: Macdonald D., Newman C, Harrington L). Oxford University Press.

27) Hirsch BT, Prange S, Hauver S, Gehrt SD. 2013. Raccoon social networks and disease transmission. PLoS ONE. 8(10) e75830 pdf

26) Hauver S, Hirsch BT, Prange S, Dubach J, Gehrt SD. 2013. Size, but not sex or genetic relatedness, shapes raccoon dominance patterns. Ethology. pdf

25) Emsens W-J, HirschBT, Kays R, Jansen PA. 2013. Prey refuges as predator hotspots: Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) attraction to agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) refuges. Acta Theriologica. pdf

24) Hirsch BT, Prange S, Hauver S, Gehrt SD. 2014. Patterns of latrine use by individual raccoons and the implication for Baylisascaris procyonis transmission. Submitted to: Journal of Wildlife Diseases. pdf

23) Suselbeek L, Emsens W-J, Hirsch BT, Kays R, Rowcliffe M, Zamora V, Jansen PA. 2014. Predation, food acquisition, and daily activity patterns in a Neotropical rodent: a test of the risk allocation hypothesis. Submitted to:  Animal Behaviour. pdf

22) Hirsch BT, Tujague MP, Di Blanco YE, Di Bitetti MS, Janson CH. 2013. Comparing capuchins and coatis: causes and consequences of differing movement ecology in two sympatric mammals. Animal Behaviour. 86: 331-338. pdf

21) Hirsch BT, Martinez D*, Kurten EL, Brown DD, Carson WP. 2014. Mammalian insectivores exert top-down effects in the presence of apex carnivores. Submitted to: Biotropica. pdf

20) Hirsch BT, Kays R., Jansen PA. 2013. Evidence for cache surveillance in a scatter-hoarding rodent. Animal Behaviour. 85:1511-1516. pdf

19) Hirsch BT, Prange S, Hauver S, Gehrt SD. 2013. Genetic relatedness does not predict raccoon social network structure.  Animal Behaviour. 85:463-470 pdf

18) Emsens W-J, Suselbeek L, HirschBT, Kays R, Winkelhagen AJS, Jansen PA. 2012. Effects of food abundance on space and refuge use in the Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctata). Biotropica. 45: 88-93 pdf

17) Hirsch BT, Kays R, Pereira VE*, Jansen PA. 2012. Directed seed dispersal towards areas with low conspecific tree density by a scatter-hoarding rodent. Ecology Letters. 15:1423-1429 pdf

16) Hirsch BT, Stanton MA, Maldonado JE. 2012. Kinship shapes affiliative social networks but not aggression in ring-tailed coatis. PLoS ONE.  7(5): e37301.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037301 pdf

15) Jansen PA, Hirsch BT, Emsens W-J, Gutierrez VZ, Wikelski M, Kays RW. In press. Thieving rodents as substitute dispersers of megafaunal seeds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109:12610-12615 pdf

14) Hirsch BT, Jansen PA, Kays R. 2012. A telemetric thread tag technique for tracking seed dispersal by scatter hoarding animals. Plant Ecology. 213:933-943  pdf

13) Hirsch BT, Visser M, Kays R, Jansen PA. 2012. Quantifying seed dispersal kernels from truncated seed-tracking data: A test using Neotropical palm seeds with radio-transmitters. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00183 pdf

12) Kays R, Tilak S, Crofoot M, Fountain T, Obando D, Ortega A, Kuemmeth F, Mandel J, Swenson G, Lambert T, Hirsch B, Wikelski M. 2011. Tracking animal location and activity with an automated radio telemetry system in a tropical rainforest. The Computer Journal.54: 1931-1948. pdf

11) Hirsch BT. 2011. Long term adult male sociality in ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua). Mammalia. 75: 301-304. pdf

10) Hirsch BT and Morrell LJ. 2011. Measuring marginal predation in animal groups. Behavioral Ecology. 22: 648-656. pdf

9)  Hirsch BT and Maldonado JE. 2011. Familiarity breeds progeny: Male sociality increases reproductive success in adult male ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua). Molecular Ecology. 20: 409-419. pdf

8)  Hirsch BT. 2011. Spatial position and feeding success in ring-tailed coatis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 581-591. pdf

7)  Hirsch BT. 2011. Within-group spatial position in ring-tailed coatis: balancing predation, feeding competition, and social competition. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65: 391-399. pdf

6)  Hirsch BT. 2010. Tradeoff between travel speed and olfactory food detection in ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua). Ethology.116: 671-679. pdf

5)  Hirsch BT. 2009. Seasonal variation in the diet of ring-tailed coatis (Nasua nasua) in Iguazu, Argentina. Journal of Mammalogy. 90: 136-143. pdf

4)  Hirsch BT. 2007. Spoiled brats: an extreme form of juvenile dominance in the ring-tailed coati
(Nasua nasua). Ethology. 113: 446-456. pdf

3)  Hirsch BT. 2007. Costs and benefits of within-group spatial position: a feeding competition model. Quarterly Review of Biology. 82: 9-27. pdf

2)  Di Blanco Y* and Hirsch BT. 2006. Determinants of vigilance behavior in the ring-tailed coati (Nasua nasua); the importance of within-group spatial position. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 61: 173-182. pdf

1)  Hirsch BT. 2002. Vigilance and social monitoring in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52: 458-464. pdf

 

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