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Dr James Savage

Dr James Savage

Research Associate

Data Champion

Room 1.08 David Attenborough Building

Key Publications

Savage, J. L., Browning, L. E., Manica, A., Russell, A. F., and Johnstone, R. A. (2017). Turn-taking in cooperative offspring provisioning: by-product of individual provisioning behaviour or active response rule? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71, 162.

Savage, J. L., Russell, A. F., and Johnstone, R. A. (2015). Maternal allocation in cooperative breeders: should mothers match or compensate for expected helper contributions? Animal Behaviour 102, 189–197.

Engesser, S., Crane, J. M. S., Savage, J. L., Russell, A. F., and Townsend, S. W. (2015). Experimental Evidence for Phonemic Contrasts in a Nonhuman Vocal System. PLOS Biology 13, e1002171.

Savage, J. L., Russell, A. F., and Johnstone, R. A. (2013). Maternal costs in offspring production affect investment rules in joint rearing. Behavioral Ecology 24, 750–758.

Other Publications

Khwaja, N., Preston, S. A. J., Hatchwell, B. J., Briskie, J. V., Winney, I. S., and Savage, J. L. (2017). Flexibility but no turn-taking in provisioning riflemen (Acanthisitta chloris). Animal Behaviour 125, 25–31.

Snijders, L., Nieuwe Weme, L. E., de Goede, P., Savage, J. L., van Oers, K., and Naguib, M. (2017). Context-dependent effects of radio transmitter attachment on a small passerine. Journal of Avian Biology 48, 650–659.

Crane, J. M. S., and Savage, J. L. (2017). Finding ‘language’ in babbler calls. Wildlife Australia 51, 4–5.

Crane, J. M. S., Savage, J. L., and Russell, A. F. (2016). Diversity and function of vocalisations in the cooperative chestnut-crowned babbler. Emu 116, 241–253.

Nomano, F. Y., Browning, L. E., Savage, J. L., Rollins, L. A., Griffith, S. C., and Russell, A. F. (2015). Unrelated helpers neither signal contributions nor suffer retribution in chestnut-crowed babblers. Behavioral Ecology 26, 986–995.

Young, C. M., Browning, L. E., Savage, J. L., Griffith, S. C., and Russell, A. F. (2013). No evidence for deception over allocation to brood care in a cooperative bird. Behavioral Ecology 24, 70–81.

Savage, J. L., Russell, A. F., and Johnstone, R. A. (2013). Intra-group relatedness affects parental and helper investment rules in offspring care. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67, 1855–1865.

Browning, L. E., Young, C. M., Savage, J. L., Russell, D. J. F., Barclay, H., Griffith, S. C., and Russell, A. F. (2012). Carer provisioning rules in an obligate cooperative breeder: Prey type, size and delivery rate. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66, 1639–1649.

Rollins, L. A., Browning, L. E., Holleley, C. E., Savage, J. L., Russell, A. F., and Griffith, S. C. (2012). Building genetic networks using relatedness information: a novel approach for the estimation of dispersal and characterization of group structure in social animals. Molecular Ecology 21, 1727–1740.