Ximena Nelson

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. and Nelson XJ. (2021) Jumping spiders: An exceptional group for comparative cognition studies. Learning and Behavior 49(3): 276-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13420-020-00445-2.
  • Aguilar-Arguello S., Taylor AH. and Nelson XJ. (2021) Jumping spiders attend to information from multiple modalities when preparing to jump. Animal Behaviour 171: 99-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.11.013.
  • Bedoya CL., Hofstetter RW., Nelson XJ., Hayes M., Miller DR. and Brockerhoff EG. (2021) Sound production in bark and ambrosia beetles. Bioacoustics 30(1): 58-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09524622.2019.1686424.
  • 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.
  • 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.