My research interests are in the area of animal cognition and behavioral complexity, particularly with regard to issues of mental representation and cognitive evolution. My laboratory research is focused on the evolution of color patterns in prey organisms, which I am exploring using a virtual prey population attacked by live blue jays. I am also interested in the evolution of social cognition, using comparative studies, both in operant chambers and in laboratory aviaries, of related species of jays. In addition, I have conducted extensive field research on the comparative ethology of several species of New Zealand parrots, including keas, kakas, and kakapos, exploring its implications for the evolution of behavioral flexibility.

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2017

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Cognition-mediated evolution of low-quality floral nectars, Vladislav Nachev, Kai Petra Stich, Clemens Winter, Alan B. Bond, Alan Kamil, and York Winter

2014

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Visual Search and Attention in Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata): Associative Cuing and Sequential Priming, Kazuhiro Goto, Alan B. Bond, Marianna Burks, and Alan C. Kamil

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Direct and Relational Representation During Transitive List Linking in Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), Cynthia Wei, Alan Kamil, and Alan B. Bond

2010

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Cognitive Representation in Transitive Inference: A Comparison of Four Corvid Species, Alan B. Bond, Cynthia A. Wei, and Alan C. Kamil

2007

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The Evolution of Color Polymorphism: Crypticity, Searching Images, and Apostatic Selection, Alan B. Bond

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Serial Reversal Learning and the Evolution of Behavioral Flexibility in Three Species of North American Corvids (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Aphelocoma californica), Alan B. Bond, Alan Kamil, and Russell P. Balda

2006

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Spatial Heterogeneity, Predator Cognition, and the Evolution of Color Polymorphism in Virtual Prey, Alan B. Bond and Alan Kamil

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Social play in kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) with comparisons to kea (Nestor notabilis) and kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Judy Diamond, Daryl Eason, Clio Reid, and Alan B. Bond

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Selective Attention, Priming, and Foraging Behavior, Alan Kamil and Alan B. Bond

2005

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Geographic and ontogenetic variation in the contact calls of the kea, Alan B. Bond and Judy Diamond

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K-means Clustering with Multiresolution Peak Detection, Guanshan Yu, Leen-Kiat Soh, and Alan B. Bond

2004

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The Geometry of Foraging Patterns: Components of Thoroughness in Random Searching, Alan B. Bond

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Social Play in Kaka (Nestor meridionalis) with Comparisons to Kea (Nestor notabilis), Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond

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Pinyon jays use transitive inference to predict social dominance, Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C, Alan B. Bond, Alan Kamil, and Russell P. Balda

2003

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Social Complexity and Transitive Inference in Corvids, Alan B. Bond, Alan Kamil, and Russell P. Balda

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A Comparative Analysis of Social Play in Birds, Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond

2002

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Visual Predators Select for Crypticity and Polymorphism in Virtual Prey, Alan B. Bond and Alan Kamil

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Cognition as an Independent Variable: Virtual Ecology, Alan C. Kamil and Alan B. Bond

2001

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The Evolution of Virtual Ecology, Alan Kamil and Alan B. Bond

1999

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Searching image in blue jays: Facilitation and interference in sequential priming, Alan B. Bond and Alan C. Kamil

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A Method for Estimating Marine Habitat Values Based on Fish Guilds, with Comparisons between Sites in the Southern California Bight, Alan B. Bond; John S. Stephens, Jr.; Daniel J. Pondella, II; M. James Allen; and Mark Helvey

1998

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Apostatic selection by blue jays produces balanced polymorphism in virtual prey, Alan B. Bond and Alan Kamil

1996

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Visual Search for Natural Grains in Pigeons (Columba livia) : Search Images and Selective Attention, Cynthia M. Langley, Donald A. Riley, Alan B. Bond, and Namni Goel

1995

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Collaborative Multimedia, Judy Diamond, Alan B. Bond, Beth Schenker, Debra Meier, and Dana Twersky

1992

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Aggressive Motivation in the Midas Cichlid: Evidence for Behavioral Efference, Alan B. Bond

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Population Estimates of Kea in Arthur's Pass National Park, Alan B. Bond and Judy Diamond

1991

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Searching Image in the Pigeon: A Test of Three Hypothetical Mechanisms, Alan B. Bond and Donald A. Riley

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Sexual Dimorphism in the Kea Nestor notabilis, Alan B. Bond, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, and Judy Diamond

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Social Behavior and the Ontogeny of Foraging in the Kea (Nestor notabilis), Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond

1989

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Toward a Resolution of the Paradox of Aggressive Displays: II. Behavioral Efference and the Communication of Intentions, Alan B. Bond

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Toward a Resolution of the Paradox of Aggressive Displays: II. Behavioral Efference and the Communication of Intentions, Alan B. Bond

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Toward a Resolution of the Paradox of Aggressive Displays: I. Optimal Deceit in the Communication of Fighting Ability, Alan B. Bond

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Lasting responsiveness of a kea (Nestor notabilis) toward its mirror image, Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond

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Desert Explorations - A Videodisc Exhibit Designed for Flexibility, Judy Diamond, Alan B. Bond, and Atsusi Hirumi

1985

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Two Modal Action Patterns with a Continuous Temporal Distribution, Alan B. Bond, George W. Barlow, and William Rogers

1984

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Dummy-Elicited Aggressive Behavior in the Polychromatic Midas Cichlid, George W. Barlow, William Rogers, and Alan B. Bond

1983

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The Foraging Behavior of Lacewing Larvae on Vertical Rods, Alan B. Bond

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Visual Search and Selection of Natural Stimuli in the Pigeon: The Attention Threshold Hypothesis, Alan B. Bond

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The Transmission of Learned Behavior: An Observational Study of Father-Child Interactions During Fishing, Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond

1982

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The Bead Game: Response Strategies in Free Assortment, Alan B. Bond

1981

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Giving-Up as a Poisson Process: The Departure Decision of the Green Lacewing, Alan B. Bond

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Spatial memory and the performance of rats and pigeons in the radial-arm maze, Alan B. Bond, Robert G. Cook, and Marvin R. Lamb

1980

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Optimal Foraging in a Uniform Habitat: The Search Mechanism of the Green Lacewing, Alan B. Bond

1978

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Food deprivation and the regulation of meal size in larvae of Chrysopa carnea, Alan B. Bond