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Vernouillet, A. (2021). On the importance of accounting for alternative foraging tactics when assessing cognitive performance in wild animals. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90:2474-2477. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13602

Vernouillet, A., Casidsid, H.J.M., & Kelly, D.M. (2021). Conspecific presence, but not pilferage, influences pinyon jays’ (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) caching behavior. Learning & Behavior, 49:23-35. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-020-00450-5

Vernouillet, A., Leonard, K., Katz, J.S., Magnotti, J.F., Wright, A.A., & Kelly, D.M. (2021). Abstract-concept learning in two species of New World corvids,  pinyon jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) and California scrub jays (Aphelocoma californica). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 47:384-392. DOI: 10.1037/xan0000283

Vernouillet, A., Clary, D., & Kelly, D.M. (Preprint). Highly social pinyon jays, but not less social Clark’s nutcrackers, modify their food-storing behaviour when observed by a conspecific. Link to preprint


Vernouillet, A., Fortin, M.-J., Fiola, M.-L., & Villard, M.-A. (2020). Female songbirds avoid a mammalian nest predator when selecting their nest site. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8:571456. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.571456

Farrar, B.G., Altschul, D.M., Fischer, J., van der Mescht, J., Placi, S., Troisi, C.A., Vernouillet, A., Clayton, N.S., & Ostojic, L. (2020). Trialling meta-research in comparative cognition: Claims and statistical inference in animal physical cognition. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7:419-444. DOI: 10.26451/abc.

Vernouillet, A., & Kelly, D.M. (2020). Individual exploratory responses are not repeatable across time or context for four species of food-storing corvid. Scientific Reports, 10:394. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-56138-y.

Clary, D., Stow, M.K., Vernouillet, A., & Kelly, D.M. (2020). Mirror‐mediated responses of California scrub jays (Aphelocoma californica) during a caching task and the mark test. Ethology, 126:140-152. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12954


Kelly, D.M., Adolphe, J., Vernouillet, A., McCausland, J.A., Rankovic, A., & Verbrugghe, A. (2019). Motoric self-regulation by sled dogs and pet dogs and the acute effect of carbohydrate source in sled dogs. Animal Cognition, 22:931-946. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-019-01285-y


Vernouillet, A., Stiles, L. R., McCausland, J. A., & Kelly, D. M. (2018) Individual performance across motoric self-regulation tasks are not correlated in pet dogs. Learning & Behavior, 46:522-536. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-018-0354-x.

Vernouillet, A. (2018) Social intelligence hypothesis. In Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J., & Shackleford, T. D. Springer. Click here

Stow, M., Vernouillet, A., & Kelly, D. M. (2018). Neophobia does not account for motoric self-regulation performance as measured during the detour-reaching cylinder task. Animal Cognition, 21:565-574. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-018-1189-8.


Fiola, M.-L., Vernouillet, A., & Villard M.-A. (2017). Linking songbird predation to seedling density: sugar maple masting as a resource pulse in a forest food web. Ecology and Evolution, 7:10733-10742. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3581.

Escalante-Pasos, J. A., Olguín-Hernández, L., Vernouillet, A., Verdugo-Molina, J. E., & López-Castillo, R. (2017). Nature notes. Leptophis diplotropis (Günther 1872). Diet. Mesoamerican Herpetology, 4:433-435. Click here

Wright, A. A., Magnotti, J. F., Katz, J. S., Leonard, K., Vernouillet, A., & Kelly, D. M. (2017). Corvids outperform pigeons and primates in learning a basic concept. Psychological Science, 28:437-444. DOI: 10.1177/0956797616685871.


Vernouillet, A., Anderson, J., Clary, D., & Kelly, D. M. (2016). Inhibition in Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana): results of a detour-reaching test. Animal Cognition, 19:661-665. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-016-0952-y.


Vernouillet, A., Villard, M. A., & Haché, S. (2014). ENSO, nest predation risk, food abundance, and male status fail to explain annual variations in the apparent survival rate of a migratory songbird. PLoS ONE, 9:e113844. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113844.