Maud C O Ferrari

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Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Generalization of learned predator recognition: an experimental test and framework for future studies
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1853-9. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Temporal dynamics of information use in learning and retention of predator-related information in tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7W 5B4, Canada
    Anim Cogn 16:667-76. 2013
  3. pmc Temperature-mediated changes in rates of predator forgetting in woodfrog tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51143. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Understanding the role of uncertainty on learning and retention of predator information
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4, Canada
    Anim Cogn 15:807-13. 2012
  5. pmc Effects of ocean acidification on learning in coral reef fishes
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e31478. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Putting prey and predator into the CO2 equation--qualitative and quantitative effects of ocean acidification on predator-prey interactions
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4, Canada
    Ecol Lett 14:1143-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prey behaviour across antipredator adaptation types: how does growth trajectory influence learning of predators?
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Anim Cogn 14:809-16. 2011
  8. pmc Latent inhibition of predator recognition by embryonic amphibians
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Biol Lett 5:160-2. 2009
  9. pmc Can prey exhibit threat-sensitive generalization of predator recognition? Extending the Predator Recognition Continuum Hypothesis
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1811-6. 2008
  10. pmc Linking predator risk and uncertainty to adaptive forgetting: a theoretical framework and empirical test using tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2205-10. 2010

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Publications40

  1. pmc Generalization of learned predator recognition: an experimental test and framework for future studies
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1853-9. 2007
    ..We discuss these results and provide a theoretical framework for future studies of generalization of predator recognition...
  2. doi request reprint Temporal dynamics of information use in learning and retention of predator-related information in tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7W 5B4, Canada
    Anim Cogn 16:667-76. 2013
    ..Our study highlights the complex decision-making that prey use to assess temporal fluctuation in predation risk...
  3. pmc Temperature-mediated changes in rates of predator forgetting in woodfrog tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51143. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that the memory window related to predator recognition of tadpoles is determined by both their size and/or growth rate at the time of learning and their subsequent growth rate post-learning...
  4. doi request reprint Understanding the role of uncertainty on learning and retention of predator information
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4, Canada
    Anim Cogn 15:807-13. 2012
    ..Our results provide support for the model prediction that an increase in the certainty associated with correctly identifying a predator leads to longer retention of the threat...
  5. pmc Effects of ocean acidification on learning in coral reef fishes
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e31478. 2012
    ..These results indicate that exposure to CO(2) may alter the cognitive ability of juvenile fish and render learning ineffective...
  6. doi request reprint Putting prey and predator into the CO2 equation--qualitative and quantitative effects of ocean acidification on predator-prey interactions
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4, Canada
    Ecol Lett 14:1143-8. 2011
    ..This study highlights the complexity of predicting the effects of climate change on coral reef ecosystems...
  7. doi request reprint Prey behaviour across antipredator adaptation types: how does growth trajectory influence learning of predators?
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Anim Cogn 14:809-16. 2011
    ..In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of antipredator responses of prey animals, we call for additional integrative studies that examine prey anti-predator responses across adaptation types...
  8. pmc Latent inhibition of predator recognition by embryonic amphibians
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Biol Lett 5:160-2. 2009
    ..The widespread ability of prey to learn to recognize non-predators might explain the persistence of injured conspecific cues as a reliable mechanism for learned predator recognition...
  9. pmc Can prey exhibit threat-sensitive generalization of predator recognition? Extending the Predator Recognition Continuum Hypothesis
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1811-6. 2008
    ..We discuss these results in the context of the Predator Recognition Continuum Hypothesis...
  10. pmc Linking predator risk and uncertainty to adaptive forgetting: a theoretical framework and empirical test using tadpoles
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2205-10. 2010
    ..We also present a theoretical framework aiming at highlighting both intrinsic and extrinsic factors that could affect the memory window of information use by prey individuals...
  11. pmc Learning by embryos and the ghost of predation future
    Alicia Mathis
    Department of Biology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2603-7. 2008
    ..Therefore, if embryonic experience is a good predictor of future risk, learning associated with exposure to negative stimuli during development may be adaptive...
  12. pmc Within and between population variation in epidermal club cell investment in a freshwater prey fish: a cautionary tale for evolutionary ecologists
    Aditya K Manek
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e56689. 2013
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  13. pmc Learning about non-predators and safe places: the forgotten elements of risk assessment
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2, Canada
    Anim Cogn 14:309-16. 2011
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  14. pmc Temporal learning of predation risk by embryonic amphibians
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 5E2
    Biol Lett 6:308-10. 2010
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  15. pmc Living in a risky world: the onset and ontogeny of an integrated antipredator phenotype in a coral reef fish
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
    Sci Rep 5:15537. 2015
    ..Our results are consistent with those expected from phenotypic resonance. Expression of antipredator traits may be masked if individuals are not exposed to certain conditions at key ontogenetic stages. ..
  16. doi request reprint Interactive effects of ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures alter predation rate and predator selectivity in reef fish communities
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4, Canada
    Glob Chang Biol 21:1848-55. 2015
    ..This study is the first to document both synergistic and antagonistic effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on a crucial ecological process like predator-prey dynamics. ..
  17. pmc At odds with the group: changes in lateralization and escape performance reveal conformity and conflict in fish schools
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
    ..Plasticity in lateralization might be an important evolutionary consequence of the way gregarious species respond to predators owing to the probable costs associated with this behaviour...
  18. pmc Background level of risk determines how prey categorize predators and non-predators
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 281:. 2014
    ..Our work highlights that background level of risk appears to drive plasticity in cognition of prey animals learning to discriminate threats in their environment. ..
  19. doi request reprint Frugal cannibals: how consuming conspecific tissues can provide conditional benefits to wood frog tadpoles (Lithobates sylvaticus)
    Dale M Jefferson
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5E2, Canada
    Naturwissenschaften 101:291-303. 2014
    ..These results suggest that cannibalism may occur as a result of competition rather than the specific quality of available diets, unless such diets lead to starvation. ..
  20. doi request reprint Impaired learning of predators and lower prey survival under elevated CO2 : a consequence of neurotransmitter interference
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2, Canada
    Glob Chang Biol 20:515-22. 2014
    ..Lower survival under elevated CO2 , as a result of impaired learning, could have a major influence on population recruitment. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk-induced neophobia: does sensory modality matter?
    Grant E Brown
    Department of Biology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
    Anim Cogn 19:1143-1150. 2016
    ..Our results suggest that induced neophobia is not cue specific; rather, it may function as a generalized response to perceived predation risk...
  22. pmc Risk assessment and predator learning in a changing world: understanding the impacts of coral reef degradation
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
    Sci Rep 6:32542. 2016
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  23. pmc Learning to distinguish between predators and non-predators: understanding the critical role of diet cues and predator odours in generalisation
    Matthew D Mitchell
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
    Sci Rep 5:13918. 2015
    ..Incorporating multiple sources of information enables prey to develop highly plastic and accurate recognition templates that will increase survival in patchy environments where they have little prior knowledge. ..
  24. doi request reprint The effects of chronic exposure to environmentally relevant levels of waterborne cadmium on reproductive capacity and behaviour in fathead minnows
    Yinxian Wang
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 67:181-91. 2014
    ..The findings of our study have important implications for understanding the effects of chronic Cd exposure in metal-impacted feral fish populations...
  25. doi request reprint Temporal constraints on predation risk assessment in a changing world
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 500:332-8. 2014
    ..This has considerable implications for risk assessment and consequently the importance of trait-mediated indirect interactions in coral-reef communities...
  26. doi request reprint Dissolved organic carbon ameliorates the effects of UV radiation on a freshwater fish
    Aditya K Manek
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, S7N 5E2 SK, Canada Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 490:941-6. 2014
    ..This indicates that DOC protects fish from physiological stress associated with UVR exposure and helps maintain production of ECC under conditions of UVR exposure. ..
  27. doi request reprint Sub-lethal increases in salinity affect reproduction in fathead minnows
    Zachary Hoover
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 463:334-9. 2013
    ..Our data demonstrate that salinization can have negative effects on critical reproductive endpoints. ..
  28. pmc Making the dead talk: alarm cue-mediated antipredator behaviour and learning are enhanced when injured conspecifics experience high predation risk
    Tyrone Lucon-Xiccato
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Biol Lett 12:. 2016
    ..Alarm cues not only allow prey to cope with an ongoing predation event, but also to adjust their behaviour to match background risk in the environment. ..
  29. doi request reprint Dopamine receptors participate in acquisition and consolidation of latent learning of spatial information in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Mohammad Naderi
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada Electronic address
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 67:21-30. 2016
    ..The current study opens the door to future studies to investigate the involvement of dopamine receptors in various aspects of cognitive processes...
  30. doi request reprint Retention of neophobic predator recognition in juvenile convict cichlids: effects of background risk and recent experience
    Grant E Brown
    Department of Biology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
    Anim Cogn 18:1331-8. 2015
    ..It is clear that background level of risk and the frequency of exposure to novel cues are crucial factors in determining the retention of risk-related information among prey. ..
  31. doi request reprint Personality and the response to predation risk: effects of information quantity and quality
    Grant E Brown
    Department of Biology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6, Canada
    Anim Cogn 17:1063-9. 2014
    ..Combined, our results suggest that individual risk-taking tactics shape the use of public information in a context-dependent fashion. ..
  32. pmc Getting ready for invasions: can background level of risk predict the ability of naïve prey to survive novel predators?
    Maud C O Ferrari
    Department of Biomedical Science, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
    Sci Rep 5:8309. 2015
    ..Our results provide insights into the relationship between risk and resilience to predator invasions. ..
  33. doi request reprint The interactive effects of multiple stressors on physiological stress responses and club cell investment in fathead minnows
    Aditya K Manek
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, S7N 5E2 SK, Canada Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 476:90-7. 2014
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  34. doi request reprint The effects of sub-lethal salinity concentrations on the anti-predator responses of fathead minnows
    Zachary Hoover
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5E2
    Chemosphere 90:1047-52. 2013
    ..Our data demonstrate that salinization can have negative effects on critical behaviours well below physiological tolerance levels...
  35. pmc The effect of turbidity on recognition and generalization of predators and non-predators in aquatic ecosystems
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan SK, S7N 5E2, Canada
    Ecol Evol 3:268-77. 2013
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  36. pmc Phenotypically plastic neophobia: a response to variable predation risk
    Grant E Brown
    Department of Biology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Qubec, Canada H4B 1R6
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122712. 2013
    ..Our study also illustrates how risk-free maintenance conditions used in laboratory studies may blind researchers to adaptive anti-predator strategies that are only expressed in high-risk conditions...
  37. pmc Epidermal 'alarm substance' cells of fishes maintained by non-alarm functions: possible defence against pathogens, parasites and UVB radiation
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2611-9. 2007
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  38. pmc Social learning in a high-risk environment: incomplete disregard for the 'minnow that cried pike' results in culturally transmitted neophobia
    Adam L Crane
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 112 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20150934. 2015
    ..If such a transfer can be considered similar to secondary traumatization in humans, culturally transmitted neophobia in minnows may provide a good model system for understanding more about the social ecology of fear disorders. ..
  39. pmc Responses of tadpoles to hybrid predator odours: strong maternal signatures and the potential risk/response mismatch
    Douglas P Chivers
    Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada SK S7N 5E2
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20150365. 2015
    ..Future work needs to address the critical role of prey naivety on responses to invasive and introduced hybrid predators. ..
  40. doi request reprint Sub-lethal effects of Roundup™ on tadpole anti-predator responses
    Harrison Moore
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 5B4
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 111:281-5. 2015
    ..Our data demonstrate that environmentally-relevant concentrations of Roundup™ can drastically alter movement and anti-predator responses of tadpoles, with potential negative consequences for the population. ..