2013: a record-breaking “publication a month” for the Mason lab

19 12 2013

2103’s been my most productive year ever, largely thanks to my fabulous group, with 12 publications (plus two abstracts in refereed journals, though counting them too seems a bit like cheating):

  • H. Y. M. Kinkaid, D. S. Mills, S. Nicholl, R. K. Meagher & G. J. Mason (2013). Feather-damaging behaviour in captive parrots: The effects of species, sex, age and husbandry on prevalence. Avian Biology Research 6:  289-296.M. Walker, C. Fureix, R. Palme & G. Mason (2013). Co-housing rodents with different coat colours as a simple, non-Invasive means of individual identification: Validating mixed-strain housing for C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice. PLOS ONE 8(10): e77541.
  • E. Miller-Cushon, R.  Bergeron, K. E. Leslie, G. J. Mason & T. J. DeVries (2013). Effect of feed presentation on feed patterns of dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science 96: 7260-7268.
  • M. Díez-León, J. Bowman , S. Bursian, H. Filion, D. Galicia, J. Kanefsky, A. Napolitano, R. Palme, A. Schulte-Hostedde, K. Scribner & G. Mason  (2013). Environmentally enriched male mink gain more copulations than stereotypic, barren-reared competitors. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80494.
  • L. Dawson, M. Buob, D. Haley, S. Miller, J. Stryker & G. Mason (2013). Providing nursing female mink with get-away bunks improves their health and welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 147: 224-234.
  • M. Buob, Meagher, R., L. Dawson, Palme, R., D. Haley & G. Mason (2013). Providing ‘get-away bunks’ and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 147: 194-204.
  • E. Miller-Cushon, R.  Bergeron, K. Leslie, G. Mason & T. DeVries (2013). Effect of early exposure to different feed presentations on feed sorting of dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science 96: 4624-4633.
  • C. M. Thogerson, C. M. Brady, R.D. Howard, G. J. Mason, E. A. Pajor, G. A. Vicino & J. P. Garner (2013).  How animals win the genetic lottery: Biasing birth sex ratio results in more grandchildren. PloS One 8(7): e67867.
  • G. Mason, C. Burn, J. A. Dallaire, J. Kroshko, H. Kinkaid & J. Jeschke (2013). Plastic animals in cages: Behavioral flexibility and responses to captivity. Animal Behaviour 85: 1113-1126.
  • R.K. Meagher, D.L. Campbell, J. Ahloy Dallaire, M. Díez-León, R. Palme & G. J. Mason (2013). Sleeping tight or hiding in fright? The welfare implications of different subtypes of inactivity in mink. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 144: 138-144.
  • D. L. Campbell, J. A Dallaire & G. J. Mason (2013). Environmental enrichment reduces perseveration in the American mink, but enhances spontaneous alternation. Behavioural Brain Research 239: 177-187.
  • G. Mason (2013). Why do polar bears and other captive carnivores perform stereotypic behavior? Handout (5pp.),  AZA Bear Taxon Advisory Group Husbandry Workshop (June 2013, St. Paul, MN, USA).
  • H. Y. McDonald Kinkaid, D. S. Mills, S. Nichols & G. Mason (2013). Feather-damaging behavior in companion parrots: Are species differences intrinsic or caused by variations in husbandry? Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 16: 391 (abstract).                 
  • J. Kroshko & G. Mason (2013). Identifying “high welfare” versus “low welfare” species in zoo collections. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 16: 386-387 (abstract).