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., 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00359-021-01486-2.
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2020.12.005.
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10164-020-00686-8.
  • Nelson XJ., Pratt AJ., Aluoch SA. and Jackson RR. (2021) Effects of phytochemicals on predatory decision making in a spider. Animal Behaviour 177: 69-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.04.022.
  • Cross FR., Carvell GE., Jackson RR. and Grace RC. (2020) Arthropod Intelligence? The Case for Portia. Frontiers in Psychology 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.568049.