Publications


Book chapters


  1. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (in prep) Referentiality in chicken communication. Praeger.


Journal Articles


  1. Smith, C. L. & Johnson, A. J. (in review). The chicken challenge – what contemporary studies of fowl mean for science and ethics. Between the Species.


  2. Clay, Z., Smith, C. L. & Blumstein, D. (2011). Food-associated vocalisations in mammals and birds: what do these calls really mean? Animal Behaviour. Accepted 4/11/11.


  3. Smith, C. L., Taylor, A. & Evans, C. S. (2011). Tactical multimodal signaling in birds: facultative variation in signal modality reveals sensitivity to social costs. Animal Behaviour, 82, 521-527. Abstract, PDF and Supplemental videos


  4. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2011). Exaggeration of display characteristics enhances detection of visual signals. Behaviour.,148, 287-305. Abstract. PDF and Supplemental videos.


  5. Kokolakis, A., Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2010). Aerial alarm calling by male fowl (Gallus gallus) reveals subtle new mechanisms of risk management. Animal Behaviour, 79, 1373-1380. Abstract, PDF


  6. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2009). Silent tidbitting in male fowl, Gallus gallus: a referential visual signal with multiple functions. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, 835-842. Abstract and PDF


  7. Smith, C. L., Van Dyk, D., Taylor, P. W. & Evans, C. S. (2009). On the function of an enigmatic ornament: wattles increase the conspicuousness of male fowl's displays. Animal Behaviour, 78, 1433-1440. Abstract, PDF and Supplemental videos


  8. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2008). Multimodal signaling in fowl, Gallus gallus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 2052-2057.


  9. Klose, S. M., Smith, C. L., Denzel, A. J. & Kalko, E. K. V. (2006). Reproduction elevates the corticosterone stress response in common fruit bats. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 192, 341-350.



  1. Invited Talks


  1. Testing Times: A symposium on the ethics and epistemology of animal experimentation. September 2011.


  2. 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group 2011 Conference. July 2011.


  3. Animal Research Review Panel's 2011, Meeting for Members of Animal Ethics Committees. April 2011. (Keynote address).


  4. Vocal communication and social cognition workshop. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich. March 2011.


  5. 2011 Science Experience, 'Sex, Spies and Videotape: revealing the secret lives of animals'. Macquarie University, January 2011. (Keynote address).


  6. Animal Behavior Society Meeting, ‘Signaling in multiple modalities’ symposium. William and Mary College. July 2010.


  7. Animal Behavior Society Meeting, ‘Careers in science’ symposium. July 2003.


  8. Biology Career Day 2001. University of Arizona.  March 2001


Conference Presentations


  1. Smith, C. L.  (2011) Animal interactions: Examining the interface between human and non-human animals. Rethinking Behaviour and Conservation: The History, Philosophy and Future of Ethology II. Macquarie University

  2. Smith, C. L. (2011). The cognitive chicken: what captive studies reveal about intelligence. Testing Times: A symposium on the ethics and epistemology of animal experimentation. Macquarie University

  3. Smith, C. L. (2001). Machiavellian intelligence ... in chickens? Biology Seminars. Macquarie University.


  4. Vallortigara, G., Smith, C. L., Rogers, L, Kaplan, G. & Brown, C. (2011). Confronting anthropomorphism in animal cognition: a position paper. 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group 2011 Conference. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. A 30-minute film produced by A Question of Balance (Invited presentation).


  5. Kokolakis, A., Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2011). Risk management and alarm calling behavior in fowl. Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.


  6. Kokolakis, A., Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S.  (2011). It's a risky business: aerial alarm calling and risk-management tactics in jungle fowl. 4th Biennial Australian Animal Studies Group 2011 Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


  7. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2011). Poultry in research. Animal Research Review Panel's 2011, Meeting for Members of Animal Ethics Committees, Sydney, NSW Australia. (Keynote address).


  8. Smith, C. L. (2011). Signalling flexibility and social monitoring in fowl. Vocal communication and social cognition workshop. Zurich, Switzerland.


  9. Smith, C. L. (2011). Sex, Spies and Videotape: revealing the secret lives of animals. 2011 Science Experience. Sydney, NSW Australia.


  10. Kokolakis, A., Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2010). Aerial alarm calling by male fowl (Gallus gallus) reveals subtle new mechanisms of risk management. International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Perth, WA, Australia.


  11. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2010). Should I repeat that? Examining the costs and benefits of redundant signals. Animal Behavior Society, Williamsburg, VA, USA (Invited talk)


  12.  Smith, C. L., Van Dyk, D. A., Philip W. Taylor, P. W. & Evans, C. S. (2010). On the function of an enigmatic ornament: wattles increase the conspicuousness of visual displays in male fowl. Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour conference, Narrabri, NSW, Australia.


  13. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2009). Machiavellian males: subordinate males adjust signaling modality based on the alpha’s behavior. Australian Neuroscience Society, Canberra, ACT, Australia. (poster)


  14. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2008). Machiavellian males: subordinate males adjust signaling modality based on the alpha’s behavior. International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Ithaca, NY, USA.


  15. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2007). Deconstructing a multimodal signal.   Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Canberra, ACT, Australia.


  16. Smith, C. L. & Evans, C. S. (2006). Deconstructing a multimodal signal. Animal Behavior Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


  17. Smith, C. L., Klose, S., Kalko, E., & Denzel, A. J.  (2005). Changes in corticosetone stress response with reproductive condition in a neotropical rainforest bat (Artibeus jamaicensis). Animal Behavior Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


  18. Stollnitz, F. & Smith, C. L. (2003). Careers in Science Administration. Animal Behavior Society, Boise, Idaho, USA. (Invited talk)


  19. Smith, C. L. (2002). Does yodeling by Common Loons (Gavia immer) reduce the likelihood of territorial intrusion? Animal Behavior Society, Indiana, USA.


  20. Smith, C. L. (1995). Pair associations in roosting groups of greater spear-nosed bats, Phyllostomus hastatus10th International Bat Research Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (poster)