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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

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phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 315
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Alexis Breen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 3550 775
Office: B1.12

E-mail: alexis_breen@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Personal webpage: alexisbreen.com

Research Interests
Publications

Research Interests

My research examines the causes and consequences of variation in animal behaviour, with a particular focus on animal material technology, such as nests and tools. Currently, I am expanding my research focus to include questions on the behavioural and cognitive dynamics underpinning rapid-range expansion. My research, to date, relies on birds as study systems, in both a field and laboratory setting. 

Publications

Logan, C. J., McCune, K. B., Breen, A. J., Chen, N., & Lukas, D. (in press). Implementing a rapid geographic range expansion - the role of behavior and habitat changes (In principle acceptance by PCI Ecology of the version on 06 Oct 2020). Peer Community in Ecology, 100062.
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Breen, A. J., Lovie, K. E., Guerard, C., Edwards, S. C., Cooper, J., Healy, S. D., & Guillette, L. M. (2020). Juvenile socio-ecological environment shapes material technology in nest-building birds. Behavioral Ecology,31(4), 892-901.
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Breen, A. J., Bonneaud, C. C., Healy, S. D., & Guillette, L. M. (2019). Social learning about construction behaviour via an artefact. Animal Cognition,22(3), 305-315.
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Neilands, P. D., Jelbert, S. A., Breen, A. J., Schiestel, M., & Taylor, A. H. (2016). How insightful Is ‘insight’? New Caledonian crows do not attend to object weight during spontaneous stone dropping. PLoS One,11(12): e0167419.
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Breen, A. J., Guillette, L. M., & Healy, S. D. (2016). What can nest-building birds teach us? Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews,11, 83-102.
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Logan, C. J., Breen, A. J., Taylor, A. H., Gray, R. D., & Hoppitt, W. J. E. (2016). How New Caledonian crows solve novel foraging problems and what it means for cumulative culture. Learning Behavior,44(1), 18-28.
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Logan, C. J., Jelbert, S. A., Breen, A. J., Gray, R. D., & Taylor, A. H. (2014). Modifications to the Aesop's fable paradigm change New Caledonian crow performances. PLoS One,9(7): e103049.
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