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Dr Hannah Rowland

Research Interests

My research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of prey defences and predator learning behaviour. My interests include bitter taste perception,masquerademimicry, and countershading. I am also interested in human mate preferences.

Key Publications

In Press

  • Rowland, H. M., and Drinkwater, E. In press. Wallace on the Colors of Animals: Defense against Predators. In C. Smith (Eds.), Alfred Russell Wallace. University of Chicago Press.

2017

  • Rowland, H. M., Fulford, A. J. C., and Ruxton, G. D. (2017). Predator learning differences affect the survival of chemically defended prey. Animal Behaviour, 124, 65-74.
  • Hämäläinen, L., Rowland, H.M., Mappes, J. M., Thorogood, R. (2017). Can video playback provide social information for foraging blue tits? Peer J. Mar 21;5:e3062. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3062. eCollection 2017.
  • Rowland, H. M., 2017. Masquerade. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.
  • Rowland, H. M., 2017. Countershading. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.
  • Rowland, H. M., 2017. Müllerian mimicry. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer.
  • Rowland, H.M., Burriss, R. P. (2017). Human colour in mate choice and competition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 10.1098/rstb/372/1724

2016

  • Berentsen, A. R., Bender, S., Bender, P., Bergman, D., Gilbert, A. T., Rowland, H. M., & VerCauteren, K. C. (2016). Bait flavor preference and immunogenicity of ONRAB baits in domestic dogs on the Navajo Nation, Arizona. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 15, 20-24. Chicago
  • Calatroni, L., van Gennip, Y., Schönlieb, C. B., Rowland, H. M. and Flenner, A., 2016. Graph clustering, variational image segmentation methods and Hough transform scale detection for object measurement in images. Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. DOI: 10.1007/s10851-016-0678

2015

  • Rowland, H. M., Rockwell Parker, M., Jiang, P., Reed, D. R., & Beauchamp, G. K. (2015). Comparative Taste Biology with Special Focus on Birds and Reptiles. Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation, 957-982.
  • Flores, E. E., Stevens, M., Moore, A. J., Rowland, H. M. and Blount, J.D., 2015. Body size but not warning signal luminance influences predation risk in recently metamorphosed poison frogs. Ecology and evolution, 5(20), pp.4603-4616.
  • Burriss, R. P., Troscianko, J., Lovell, P. G., Fulford, A. J. C., Stevens, M., Quigley, R., Payne, J., Saxton, T. K., & Rowland, H. M. (2015). Changes in women’s facial skin color over the ovulatory cycle are not detectable by the human visual system. PloS one 10 (7), e0130093.
2013
  • Rowland, H. M., Ruxton, G. D., Skelhorn, J. (2013) Bitter taste enhances predatory biases against aggregations of prey with warning coloration. Behavioral Ecology. 24: 942-948
2012
  • Blount, J., Rowland, H. M., Drijfhout, F., Endler, J., Inger, R., Sloggett, J., Hurst, G., Hodgson, D., Speed, M. P. (2012) How the ladybird got its spots: effects of resource limitation on the honesty of aposematic signals. Functional Ecology. 26: 334-342
  • Ihalainen, E., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M. (2012) Prey community structure affects how predators select for Mullerian mimicry. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 279: 2099-2105
  • Higginson, A. D., de Wert, L., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D. (2012) Masquerade is associated with polyphagy and larval overwintering in the Lepidoptera. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 90-103
2011
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., Delf, J., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D. (2011) Density-dependent predation influences the evolution and behaviour of masquerading prey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 6532-6536
2010
  • Skelhorn, J, Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., De Wert, L., Quinn, L., Delf, J., Ruxton, G. D. (2010). Size-dependent misclassification of masquerading prey. Behavioural Ecology, 1 (6): 1344-1348 view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Mappes, J., Ruxton, G. D., & Speed, M. P. (2010). Mimicry between unequally defended prey can be parasitic: Evidence for Quasi-Batesian mimicry. Ecology Letters, 13, 1494-1502. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Wiley, E., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M., & Speed, M. P. When more is less: the fitness consequences of predators attacking more unpalatable prey when more are presented. Biology Letters, 6(6), 732-735. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Hoogesteger, T., speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M. (2010). A tale of 2 signals: Mimicry between aposematic species enhances predator avoidance learning. Behavioral Ecology, 21(4), 851-860. view abstract
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., & Ruxton, G. D. (2010). Masquerade: camouflage without crypsis. Science, 327, 51.
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., & Ruxton, G. D. (2010). The evolution and ecology of masquerade. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 99, 1-8. view abstract
2009
  • Rowland, H. M. (2009). From Abbott Thayer to the present day: what have we learned about the function of countershading? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - B, 364, 59-527. view abstract
  • Burriss, R. P., Rowland, H. M., & Little, A. C. (2009). Facial scarring enhances men's attractiveness for short-term relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 213-217. view abstract
  • Saxton, T. K., Little, A. C., Rowland, H. M., Gao, T., & Roberts, S. C. (2009) Trade-offs between markers of absolute and relative quality in human facial preferences. Behavioral Ecology 20(5), 1133-1137. view abstract
  • Roberts, S. C., Saxton, T. K., Murray, A. K., Burriss, R. P., Rowland, H. M., & Little, A. C. (2009). Static and dynamic facial images cue similar attractiveness judgements. Ethology, 115, 588-595. view abstract
  • Saxton, T. K., Burriss, R. P., Murray, A. K., Rowland, H. M., & Roberts, S. C. (2009). Face, body and speech cues independently predict judgments of attractiveness. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 23-35. view abstract
2008
  • Rowland, H. M., Cuthill, I. C., Harvey, I. F., Speed, M. P., & Ruxton, G. D. (2008). Can't tell the caterpillars from the trees: countershading enhances survival in a woodland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - B, 275(1651), 2539-2545. view abstract
2007
  • Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Edmunds, M., Stevens, M., & Harvey, I. F. (2007). Countershading enhances cryptic protection: an experiment with wild birds and artificial prey. Animal Behaviour, 74, 1249-1258. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Ihalainen, E., Lindstrom, L., Mappes, J., & Speed, M. P. (2007). Co-mimics have a mutualistic relationship despite unequal defences. Nature, 448, 64-67. view abstract
Book chapters

Other Publications

  • Saxton, T. K., Little, A. C., Rowland, H. M., Gao, T., & Roberts, S. C. (2009) Trade-offs between markers of absolute and relative quality in human facial preferences. Behavioral Ecology 20(5), 1133-1137. view abstract
  • Roberts, S. C., Saxton, T. K., Murray, A. K., Burriss, R. P., Rowland, H. M., & Little, A. C. (2009). Static and dynamic facial images cue similar attractiveness judgements. Ethology, 115, 588-595. view abstract
  • Saxton, T. K., Burriss, R. P., Murray, A. K., Rowland, H. M., & Roberts, S. C. (2009). Face, body and speech cues independently predict judgments of attractiveness. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 23-35. view abstract