Recent Publications

Aulsebrook AE, Jones TM, Rattenborg NC, Roth TC and Lesku JA. 2016. Sleep ecophysiology: integrating neuroscience and ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.05.004. (cover)

Kelly ML, Peters RA, Tisdale RK and Lesku JA. 2015. Unihemispheric sleep in crocodilians? The Journal of Experimental Biology 218, 3175-3178.

Robert KA, Lesku JA, Partecke J and Chambers B. 2015. Artificial light at night desynchronizes strictly seasonal reproduction in a wild mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, 20151745.

Shine R, Amiel J, Munn AJ, Stewart M, Vyssotski AL and Lesku JA. 2015. Is “cooling then freezing” a humane way to kill amphibians and reptiles? Biology Open 4, 760-763.

Beckers GJL, van der Meij J, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2014. Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain. BMC Biology 12, 16.

Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2014. Avian sleep. Current Biology 24, R12-R14.

Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2013. Sleep in birds. In: Kushida C (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sleep, volume 1. Waltham: Academic Press, 51-56.

Schuster S, Zollinger SA, Lesku JA and Brumm H. 2012. On the evolution of noise-dependent vocal plasticity in birds. Biology Letters 8, 913-916.

Rattenborg NC, Lima SL and Lesku JA. 2012. Sleep locally, act globally. Neuroscientist 18, 533-546.

Lesku JA*, Rattenborg NC*, Valcu M*, Vyssotski AL, Kuhn S, Kuemmeth F, Heidrich W and Kempenaers B. 2012. Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers. Science 337, 1654-1658. (*authors contributed equally)

Lesku JA, Meyer LCR, Fuller A, Maloney SK, Dell’Omo G, Vyssotski AL and Rattenborg NC. 2011. Ostriches sleep like platypuses. PLOS ONE 6, e23203.

Lesku JA, Vyssotski AL, Martinez-Gonzalez D, Wilzeck C and Rattenborg NC. 2011. Local sleep homeostasis in the avian brain: convergence of sleep function in mammals and birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278, 2419-2428.

Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA and Martinez-Gonzalez D. 2011. Evolutionary perspectives on the function of REM sleep. In: Mallick BN, Pandi-Perumal SR, McCarley RW and Morrison AR (eds.), Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 58-70.