Ximena Nelson

Associate ProfessorXimena Nelson

Animal Behaviour
Julius von Haast 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.

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Recent Publications

  • Aguilar-Arguello S., Gerhard D. and Nelson XJ. (2020) Distance assessment of detours by jumping spiders.. Curr Zool 66(3): 263-273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoz044.
  • Nelson X., Aguilar-Argüello S. and Jackson R. (2020) Widespread army ant aversion among East African jumping spiders (Salticidae). Journal of Ethology 38: 185-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10164-020-00639-1.
  • Aguilar-Argüello S., Gerhard D. and Nelson XJ. (2019) Risk assessment and the use of novel shortcuts in spatial detouring tasks in jumping spiders. Behavioral Ecology 30(5): 1488-1498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz105.
  • Bedoya CL., Brockerhoff EG., Hayes M., Pawson SM., Najar-Rodriguez A. and Nelson XJ. (2019) Acoustic communication of the red-haired bark beetle Hylurgus ligniperda. Physiological Entomology 44(3-4): 252-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phen.12301.
  • Bedoya CL., Hofstetter RW., Nelson XJ., Hayes M., Miller DR. and Brockerhoff EG. (2019) Sound production in bark and ambrosia beetles. Bioacoustics http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09524622.2019.1686424.