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Boogert NJ, Zimmer CGG & Spencer KA (2013) Pre-natal and post-natal stress affect social learning strategies, but in opposite directions. Biology Letters 9: 20121088.

Seed AM & Boogert NJ (2013) Animal cognition: an end to insight? Current Biology 23: R67-R69.

Boogert NJ, Arbilly M, Muth F & Seed AM (2013) Do crows reason about causes or agents? The devil  is in the controls. PNAS 110: E273.

Cauchard L, Boogert NJ, Lefebvre L, Dubois F & Doligez B (2013) Problem-solving performance is correlated with reproductive success in a wild bird population. Animal Behaviour 85: 19-26.

Boogert NJ, Anderson RC, Peters S, Searcy WA & Nowicki S (2011) Song repertoire size in male song sparrows correlates with detour reaching, but not with other cognitive measures. Animal Behaviour 81: 1209-1216.

Boogert NJ, Fawcett TW & Lefebvre L (2011) Mate choice for cognitive traits: a review of the evidence in non-human vertebrates. Behavioral Ecology 22: 447-459.

Fawcett TW, Boogert NJ & Lefebvre L (2011) Female assessment: cheap tricks or costly calculations? Behavioral Ecology 22: 462-463.

Boogert NJ, Bui C, Howarth K, Giraldeau L-A & Lefebvre L (2010) Does foraging behaviour affect female mate preferences and pair formation in captive zebra finches? PLoS ONE 5(12): e14340.

Boogert NJ, Monceau K & Lefebvre L (2010) A field test of behavioural flexibility in Zenaida doves (Zenaida aurita). Behavioural Processes 85: 135-141.

Lefebvre L & Boogert NJ (2010) Avian social learning. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior: 124-130.

Laland KN & Boogert NJ (2010) Niche construction, co-evolution and biodiversity. Ecological Economics 69: 731-736.

Hoppitt W, Boogert NJ & Laland KN (2010) Detecting social transmission in networks. Journal of Theoretical Biology 263: 544-555.

Botero CA, Boogert NJ, Vehrencamp SL & Lovette IJ (2009) Climatic patterns predict the elaboration of song displays in mockingbirds. Current Biology 19: 1-5.

Overington SE, Morand-Ferron J, Boogert NJ & Lefebvre L (2009) Technical innovations drive the relationship between innovativeness and residual brain size in birds. Animal Behaviour 78: 1001-1010.

Boogert NJ, Giraldeau L-A & Lefebvre L (2008) Song complexity correlates with learning ability in zebra finch males. Animal Behaviour 76: 1735-1741.

Boogert NJ, Reader SM, Hoppitt W & Laland KN (2008) The origin and spread of innovations in starlings. Animal Behaviour 75: 1509-1518.

Boogert NJ, Reader SM & Laland KN (2006) The relation between social rank, neophobia and individual learning in starlings. Animal Behaviour 72: 1229-1239.

Boogert NJ, Patterson DM & Laland KN (2006) The implications of niche construction and ecosystem engineering for conservation biology. BioScience 56: 570-578.

Boogert NJ, Hofstede FE & Aguilar Monge I (2006) The use of food source scent marks by the stingless bee Trigona corvina (Hymenoptera: Apidae): the importance of the depositor's identity. Apidologie 37: 366-375.