Ximena Nelson

Associate ProfessorXimena Nelson

Animal Behaviour
Biological Sciences 336
Internal Phone: 95198

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My primary research interests lie in animal behaviour and physiology. I am particularly interested in animal communication and animal cognition, as well as the manner in which animal sensory systems interact with behaviour to form the neuroethology of information processing and decision-making. For more information, please visit my personal webpage:http://ximenanelson.weebly.com/index.html

Recent Publications

  • Nelson XJ. (2017) The spider’s charade: the spiders that would be ants. Scientific American 26(2): 4-7.
  • Schwing R., Nelson XJ., Wein A. and Parsons S. (2017) Positive emotional contagion in a New Zealand parrot. Current Biology 27(6): R213-R214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.020.
  • Dolev Y. and Nelson XJ. (2016) Biological relevance affects object recognition in jumping spiders. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 43(1): 42-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2015.1070183.
  • Nelson XJ. and Card A. (2016) Locomotory mimicry in ant-like spiders. Behavioral Ecology (early access online) http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arv218.
  • Schwing R., Nelson XJ. and Parsons S. (2016) Audiogram of the kea parrot, Nestor notabilis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140(5): 3739-3744. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4967757.