Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

New Caledonian crows afford invaluable comparative insights into human cumulative technological culture

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Abstract

The New Caledonian crow may be the only non-primate species exhibiting cumulative technological culture. Its foraging tools show clear signs of diversification and progressive refinement, and it seems likely that at least some tool-related information is passed across generations via social learning. Here, we explain how these remarkable birds can help us uncover the basic biological processes driving technological progress.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere177
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume43
Early online date10 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Raptor research during the COVID-19 pandemic provides invaluable opportunities for conservation biology

    Sumasgutner, P., Buij, R., McClure, C. J. W., Shaw, P., Dykstra, C. R., Kumar, N. & Rutz, C., Aug 2021, In: Biological Conservation. 260, 109149.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. DNA barcoding identifies cryptic animal tool materials

    Steele, M. P., Neaves, L. E., Klump, B. C., St Clair, J. J. H., Fernandes, J. R. S. M., Hequet, V., Shaw, P., Hollingsworth, P. M. & Rutz, C., 20 Jul 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 29, 3 p., e2020699118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Future trends in measuring physiology in free-living animals

    Williams, H. J., Shipley, J. R., Rutz, C., Wikelski, M., Wilkes, M. & Hawkes, L. A., 28 Jun 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 376, 1831, 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  4. A standardisation framework for bio-logging data to advance ecological research and conservation

    Sequeira, A. M. M., O’Toole, M., Keates, T. R., McDonnell, L. H., Braun, C. D., Hoenner, X., Jaine, F. R. A., Jonsen, I. D., Newman, P., Pye, J., Bograd, S. J., Hays, G. C., Hazen, E. L., Holland, M., Tsontos, V., Blight, C., Cagnacci, F., Davidson, S. C., Dettki, H., Duarte, C. M. & 22 others, Dunn, D. C., Eguíluz, V. M., Fedak, M., Gleiss, A. C., Hammerschlag, N., Hindell, M. A., Holland, K., Janekovic, I., McKinzie, M. K., Muelbert, M. M. C., Pattiaratchi, C., Rutz, C., Sims, D. W., Simmons, S. E., Townsend, B., Whoriskey, F., Woodward, B., Costa, D. P., Heupel, M. R., McMahon, C. R., Harcourt, R. & Weise, M., Jun 2021, In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 12, 6, p. 996-1007

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment

    Bates, A., Primack, R., PAN-Environment Working Group, Duarte, C. & Rutz, C., 20 May 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Biological Conservation. In Press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Related by journal

  1. Refining our understanding of the "elephant in the room"

    Whiten, A., 10 Aug 2020, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 43, p. e182

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. The technical reasoning hypothesis does not rule out the potential key roles of imitation and working memory for CTC

    Motes-Rodrigo, A., Reindl, E. & Bandini, E., 10 Aug 2020, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 43, p. e173

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. A unified account of culture should accommodate animal cultures

    Whiten, A., 28 May 2020, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 43, e118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  4. Locating the contradiction in our understanding of time

    Prosser, S. J., 12 Dec 2019, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 42, e272.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

ID: 266674292

Top