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Johnston, R.E. 1993. Memory for individual scent in hamsters as assessed by habituation methods. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 107, 201-207.

Johnston, R.E., Derzie, A., Chiang, G., Jernigan, P. & Lee, H-C. 1993. Individual scent signatures in golden hamsters: evidence for specialization of function. Animal Behaviour, 45, 1061-1070.

Johnston, R.E. & Robinson, T. 1993. Cross-species discrimination of individual odors by hamsters. Ethology, 94, 317-325.

Reasner, D.S., Johnston, R.E. & DeVoogd, T. 1993. Alteration of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) in young female Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) exposed to adult males. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 60, 251-258.

Ferkin, M.H. & Johnston, R.E. 1993. Roles of gonadal hormones in control of 5 sexually attractive odors of meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Hormones and Behavior, 27, 523-538.

Pfeiffer, C.A.. & Johnston, R.E. 1994. Hormonal and behavioral responses of male hamsters to females and female odors: roles of olfaction, vomeronasal system and sexual experience. Physiology and Behavior, 55, 129-138.

Johnston, R.E. & Jernigan, P. 1994. Golden hamsters recognize individuals, not just individual scents. Animal Behaviour, 48, 129-136.

Johnston, R.E., Chiang, G. & Tung, C. 1994. The information in scent over- marks of golden hamsters. Animal Behaviour, 48, 323-330.

Ferkin, M.H., Sorokin, E.S., Renfroe, M.W., & Johnston, R.E. 1994. Attractiveness of male odors to females varies directly with plasma testosterone concentration in meadow voles. Physiology and Behavior, 55, 347-353.

Lai, S-C. & Johnston, R.E. 1994. The repertoire of individual odors in Djungarian hamsters, Phodopus campbelli. Ethology, 96, 117-126.

Ferkin, M.H. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) use multiple sources of scent for sex recognition. Animal Behaviour, 39, 37-44.

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. A re-evaluation of dimethyl disulfide as a sexual attractant in golden hamsters. Physiology and Behaviour, 57, 779-784.

Johnston, R.E., Munver, R. & Tung, C. 1995. Scent counter marks: selective memory for the top scent by golden hamsters. Animal Behaviour, 49, 1435-1442.

Ferkin, M.H. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Effects of pregnancy, lactation, and postpartum estrous on odour signals and the attraction to odours in female meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus. Animal Behaviour, 49, 1211-1217.

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Odor modulation of female hamster scent marking. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates Vol.7. Ed. by R. Apfelbach, D. MŸller-Schwarze, K. Reutter & E. Weiler. (Elsevier, Oxford), pp 353-360.

Johnston, R.E. 1995. Responses to individual signatures in scent counter-marks: a striking new phenomenon. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates Vol.7 Ed. by R. Apfelbach, D. MŸller-Schwarze, K. Reutter & E. Weiler. (Elsevier, Oxford), pp 361-369.

Ferkin, M.H., Sorokin, E.S., & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Seasonal changes in scents and responses to them in meadow voles: evidence for the co-evolution of signals and response mechanisms. Ethology, 100, 89-98.

Wilcox, R.M. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Scent counter-marks: Strategic perception and response mechanisms to individual odors by golden hamsters. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 109, 349-356.

Innes, K.E. & Johnston, R.E. 1995. Cooperative breeding in the white-throated magpie jay. I. How do auxiliaries influence nesting success? Animal Behaviour, 51, 801-810.

Ferkin, M.H., Sorokin, E.S. & Johnston, R.E. 1996. Self-grooming as a sexually dimorphic communicative behavior in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus. Animal Behavior, 51, 801-810.

Lai, S-C., Vasilieva, N.Yu., & Johnston, R.E. 1996. Odors providing sexual information in Djungarian hamsters: evidence for an across-odor code. Hormones and Behavior, 30, 26-36.

Petrulis, A. & Johnston, R.E. 1997. Causes of scent marking in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus): specific signals or classes of information? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 25-36.

Ferkin, M.H. Sorokin, E.S. & Johnston, R.E. 1997. Effect of prolactin on the attractiveness of male odors to females in meadow voles: independent and additive effects with testosterone. Hormones and Behavior, 31, 55-63.

Ferkin, M.H., Sorokin, E.S., Johnston, R.E. & Lee, C.J. 1997. Attractiveness of scents varies with protein content of the diet in meadow voles. Animal Behavior, 53, 133-141.

Johnston, R.E., Sorokin, E.S., & Ferkin, M.H. 1997a. Scent counter-marking by male meadow voles: females prefer the top-scent male. Ethology, 103, 443-453.

Johnston, R.E., Sorokin, E.S., & Ferkin, M.H. 1997b. Scent counter-marking: female meadow voles discriminate individual male's marks and prefer top-scent males. Animal Behaviour, 54, 679-690.

Todrank, J., Heth, G. & Johnston, R.E. 1998. Kin recognition in golden hamsters: evidence for kinship odours. Animal Behaviour, 55, 377-386.

Heth, G., Todrank, J. & Johnston, R.E. 1998. Kin recognition in hamsters: evidence for phenotype matching. Animal Behaviour, 56, 409-417.

Petrulis, A., DeSouza, I., Schiller, M. & Johnston, R.E. 1998. The role of frontal cortex in social odor discrimination and scent-marking in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience, 112, 199-212.

Johnston, R.E. & Bhorade, A. 1998. Perception of scent over-marks: novel mechanisms for determining which individual's mark is on top. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 112, 230-243.

Johnston, R.E. 1998. Pheromones, the vomeronasal system, and communication: from hormonal responses to individual recognition. Olfaction and Taste XII, An International Symposium. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 855, 333-348.

 

 

Johnston, R.E. 1999. Scent over-marking: How do hamsters know whose scent is on top and why should it matter? In: Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, Ed. by R.E. Johnston, D. Muller-Schwarze & P.W. Sorensen. (Plenum Press, New York), pp. 227-238.

Johnston, R.E., Muller-Schwarze, D., & Sorensen, P.W. 1999. Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, Plenum Press, New York.

Petrulis, A., Peng, M., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Lateral olfactory tract transections impair discrimination of individual odors, sex odor preferences, and scent marking in male golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, Ed. by R.E. Johnston, D. Muller-Schwarze & P.W. Sorensen. (Plenum Press, New York), pp. 549-561.

Todrank, J., Heth, G., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Kin and individual recognition: odor signals, social experience and mechanisms of recognition. In: Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, Ed. by R.E. Johnston, D. Muller-Schwarze & P.W. Sorensen. (Plenum Press, New York), pp. 289-297.

Petrulis, A., Peng, M., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Effects of vomeronasal organ removal on individual odor discrimination, sex-odor preference, and scent marking by female hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 66, 73-83.

Ferkin, M.H., Dunsavage, J., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. What kind of information do meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus, use to distinguish between the top and bottom scent of an over-mark? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 113, 43-51.

Petrulis, A., Peng, M., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Lesions centered on the medial amygdala impair scent-marking and sex odor recognition but spare discrimination of individual odors in female golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behavioral Neuroscience, 113, 345-357.

Heth, G., Todrank, J., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Similarity in qualities of individual odors among kin and species in Turkish (Mesocricetus brandti) and golden (Mesocricetus auratus) hamsters. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 113, 321-326.

Todrank, J., Heth, G., & Johnston, R.E. 1999. Social interaction is necessary for discrimination and memory for odours of close relatives in golden hamsters. Ethology, 105, 771-782.

Mateo, J.M. & Johnston, R.E. 2000. Retention of social recognition after hibernation in Belding's ground squirrels. Animal Behavior, 59, 491-499.

Johnston, R.E. 2000. Chemical communication and pheromones: The types of chemical signals and the role of the vomeronasal system. In: The Neurobiology of Taste and Smell, 2nd edition. Ed. by T.E. Finger, W.L. Silver & D. Restrepo. Wiley, NY, pp. 101-127.

Mateo, J.M. & Johnston, R.E. 2000. Kin recognition and the 'armpit effect': Evidence of self-referent phenotype matching. Proc. Royal Soc. London, 267, 695-700.

Petrulis, A., Peng, M., & Johnston, R.E. 2000. The role of the hippocampal system in social odor discrimination and scent-marking in golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Behav. Neuroscience, 114, 184-195 .

Johnston, R.E. & Peng, M. 2000. The vomeronasal organ is involved in discrimination of individual odors by males but not by females in golden hamsters. Physiol. Behav., 70, in press.

Mateo, J. & Johnston, R. Self-referencing in hamsters. 2001. TREE, 16, no 2, 74-75.

Johnston, R.E. & Bullock, T. Individual recognition and the nature of individual representations in golden hamsters. Animal Behavior, 61, 545-557, 2001.

Vasilieva, N.Yu., Lai, S-C., Petrova, E.V. & Johnston, R.E. 2001. Development of species preferences in hamsters (Phodopus sp.). Ethology, 107, 217-236.

Johnston, R.E. 2001. Neural mechanisms of communication: from pheromones to mosaic signals. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, Vol. 9. Ed. By A. Marchlewska-Koj, J. J. Lepri & D. Muller-Schwarze. Plenum, N.Y., in press.

Cohen, A.B., Johnston, R.E. & Kwon, A. 2001. How hamsters discriminate top from bottom flank scents in over-marks. Journal of Comparative Psycholgy, 115, 241-247.

Mayeaux, D.J. & Johnston, R.E. 2002.  Discrimination of individual odors by hamsters ( Mesocricetus auratus ) varies with the location of those odors.  Animal Behviour, 64, 269-281.

Lai, W. S.  & Johnston, R. E. 2002.  Individual recognition after fighting by golden hamsters: A new method. Physiology and Behavior, 76, 225-239

Johnston, R. E. 2003. Chemical communication in rodents: from pheromones to individual Recognition. Journal of Mammalogy, 84, 1141-1162.

Mateo, J. M. & Johnston, R. E. 2003. Kin recognition by self-referent phenotype matching: weighing the evidence. Animal Cognition, 6, 73-76.

Johnston, R. E. 2004. Eavesdropping and scent over-marking. In: Animal Communication Networks. Ed. By P. McGregor. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge) in press.

Johnston, R. E. 2004. Communication by mosaic signals: individual recognition and underlying neural mechanisms. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10, ed. By R. Mason (Klewer/Plenum Press, New York), in press.

Mayeaux, D. J. & Johnston, R. E. 2004. Discrimination of social odors and their locations: role of the lateral entorhinal area. Physiology and Behavior, 82, 653-662.

Petrulus, A. Weidner, M. & Johnston, R. E. 2004. Recognition of competitors by male golden hamsters. Physiology and Behavior, 81, 629-638.

Lai, Wen-Sung, Chen, A. & Johnston, R. E. 2004. Patterns of neural activation associated with exposure to odors from a familiar winner in male golden hamsters. Hormones & Behavior, 46, 319-329.

 

 
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