Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Animal Behaviour

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include animal cognition (perception, search images, selective attention, problem solving, decision making), communication systems, conditional predatory strategies, predator-prey co-evolution and aggressive mimicry.

Recent Publications

  • Cerveira AM. and Jackson RR. (2022) Inter-population variation and phenotypic plasticity in kairomone use by a poly-specialist spider-eating predator. Journal of Ethology 40(1): 37-48.
  • Taylor LA., Cross FR. and Jackson RR. (2022) Blood-red colour as a prey choice cue for mosquito specialist predators. Animal Behaviour 188: 85-97.
  • Cerveira AM., Nelson XJ. and Jackson RR. (2021) Spatial acuity-sensitivity trade-off in the principal eyes of a jumping spider: possible adaptations to a ‘blended’ lifestyle. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology 207(3): 437-448.
  • Cross FR. and Jackson RR. (2021) Odour priming of a mosquito-specialist predator's vision-based detouring decisions. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 564: 18-26.
  • Nelson XJ., Aguilar-Arguello S. and Jackson RR. (2021) Correction to: Widespread army ant aversion among East African jumping spiders (Salticidae) (Journal of Ethology, (2020), 38, 2, (185-194), 10.1007/s10164-020-00639-1). Journal of Ethology 39(1): 151.