Mandy Ridley

Associate Professor, PhD Camb.

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1334 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
20062019
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Chimpanzee feeding ecology and fallback food use in the montane forest of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Matthews, J. K., Ridley, A., Niyigaba, P., Kaplin, B. A. & Grueter, C. C., 1 Apr 2019, In : American Journal of Primatology. 81, 4, e22971.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rwanda
feeding ecology
montane forest
montane forests
Pan troglodytes

Investigating the potential for call combinations in a lifelong vocal learner

Walsh, S. L., Townsend, S. W., Morgan, K. & Ridley, A. R., Jun 2019, In : Ethology. p. 362-368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal communication
communication
songbird
communications technology
animal
1 Citation (Scopus)

Non-invasive measurement of metabolic rates in wild, free-living birds using doubly labelled water

Bourne, A. R., McKechnie, A. E., Cunningham, S. J., Ridley, A. R., Woodborne, S. M. & Karasov, W. H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Functional Ecology. 33, 1, p. 162-174 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

blood
bird
expenditure
energy expenditure
birds

Non-invasive monitoring of physiological stress in an afrotropical arid-zone passerine bird, the southern pied babbler

Jepsen, E. M., Ganswindt, A., Ngcamphalala, C. A., Bourne, A. R., Ridley, A. R. & McKechnie, A. E., 15 May 2019, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 276, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physiological Stress
glucocorticoids
arid zones
Glucocorticoids
Birds
Open Access
helping behavior
breeding
fathers
parental behavior
foraging efficiency
2018
28 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Cognitive performance is linked to group size and affects fitness in Australian magpies

Ashton, B. J., Ridley, A. R., Edwards, E. K. & Thornton, A., 15 Feb 2018, In : Nature. 554, 7692, p. 364-367

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Testing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Factors influencing individual participation during intergroup interactions in mountain gorillas

Mirville, M. O., Ridley, A. R., Samedi, J. P. M., Vecellio, V., Ndagijimana, F., Stoinski, T. S. & Grueter, C. C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 144, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla
mountains
mountain
affiliative behavior
infanticide
7 Citations (Scopus)

Individual dispersal delays in a cooperative breeder: Ecological constraints, the benefits of philopatry and the social queue for dominance

Nelson-Flower, M. J., Wiley, E. M., Flower, T. P. & Ridley, A. R., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 87, 5, p. 1227-1238

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

philopatry
social dominance
cooperatives
breeding
cooperative breeding
1 Citation (Scopus)

Internal acoustic structuring in pied babbler recruitment cries specifies the form of recruitment

Engesser, S., Ridley, A. R., Manser, M. B., Manser, A. & Townsend, S. W., 10 Sep 2018, In : Behavioral Ecology. 29, 5, p. 1021-1030 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

refining
acoustics
locomotion
animal
animals

Low familiarity and similar ‘group strength’ between opponents increase the intensity of intergroup interactions in mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Mirville, M. O., Ridley, A. R., Samedi, J. P. M., Vecellio, V., Ndagijimana, F., Stoinski, T. S. & Grueter, C. C., 1 Nov 2018, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 72, 11, 178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gorilla beringei
Gorilla gorilla
familiarity
mountains
Gorilla
2 Citations (Scopus)

Sex differences in the drivers of reproductive skew in a cooperative breeder

Nelson-Flower, M. J., Flower, T. P. & Ridley, A. R., 1 May 2018, In : Molecular Ecology. 27, 10, p. 2435-2446 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gender differences
Sex Characteristics
inbreeding avoidance
cooperatives
Inbreeding

Smarter through group living: A response to Smulders

Ashton, B. J., Ridley, A. R. & Thornton, A., 10 Dec 2018, In : Learning and Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cognition
Learning
cognitive development
group size
learning
2 Citations (Scopus)

The benefits of pair bond tenure in the cooperatively breeding pied babbler (Turdoides bicolor)

Wiley, E. M. & Ridley, A. R., 1 Jul 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 14, p. 7178-7185 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
pair bond
breeding
reproductive success
cooperatives
duration
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

Element repetition rates encode functionally distinct information in pied babbler ‘clucks’ and ‘purrs’

Engesser, S., Ridley, A. R. & Townsend, S. W., 1 Sep 2017, In : Animal Cognition. 20, 5, p. 953-960 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vocalization
Language
foraging
Food
productivity
2016
4 Citations (Scopus)
106 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Allee effect
demographic statistics
group effect
birds
cooperatives
5 Citations (Scopus)

Group size and associative learning in the Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen dorsalis)

Mirville, M. O., Kelley, J. L. & Ridley, A. R., Mar 2016, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70, 3, p. 417-427

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

group size
learning
intraspecific variation
cognition
bird
30 Citations (Scopus)

Meaningful call combinations and compositional processing in the southern pied babbler

Engesser, S., Ridley, M. & Townsend, S. W., 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 21, p. 5976-5981 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primates
Aptitude
Locomotion
Research
Language
5 Citations (Scopus)

Nepotism and subordinate tenure in a cooperative breeder

Nelson-Flower, M. J. & Ridley, M., 2016, In : Biology Letters. 12, 8, 20160365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooperatives
Breeding
genetic relationships
gender
dominance (genetics)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Task-Dependent Differences in Learning by Subordinate and Dominant Wild Arabian Babblers

Keynan, O., Ridley, A. R. & Lotem, A., May 2016, In : Ethology. 122, 5, p. 399-410

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lids
rubber
learning
reinforcement
foraging
10 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of temperature on offspring provisioning in a cooperative breeder

Wiley, E. M. & Ridley, M., Jul 2016, In : Animal Behaviour. 117, p. 187-195

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
cooperatives
climate change
temperature
parental care
body condition
7 Citations (Scopus)

Vocal Cues to Identity: Pied Babblers Produce Individually Distinct But Not Stable Loud Calls

Humphries, D. J., Finch, F. M., Bell, M. B. V. & Ridley, M., 2016, In : Ethology. 122, 7, p. 609-619 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social behavior
animal communication
communication
animal
animals
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

Calling where it counts: Subordinate pied babblers target the audience of their vocal advertisements

Humphries, D. J., Finch, F. M., Bell, M. B. V. & Ridley, M., 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 7, p. 1-15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information use
Breeding
Availability
breeding
Chemical analysis
4 Citations (Scopus)

Male-male competition is not costly to dominant males in a cooperatively breeding bird

Nelson-Flower, M. J. & Ridley, M., 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69, p. 1997-2004

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Social foraging strategies and acquisition of novel foraging skills in cooperatively breeding Arabian babblers

Keynan, O., Ridley, M. & Lotem, A., Jan 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology. 26, 1, p. 207-214 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
breeding
foraging
innovation
bird
12 Citations (Scopus)
body condition
foraging behavior
foraging
wild population
temperature
2014
32 Citations (Scopus)

Deception by flexible alarm mimicry in an african bird

Flower, T. P., Gribble, M. & Ridley, M., 2014, In : Science. 344, 6183, p. 513-516

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deception
Birds
Theft
Fear
Food
23 Citations (Scopus)

The ecological benefits of interceptive eavesdropping

Ridley, M., Wiley, E. M. & Thompson, A. M. M., 23 Jan 2014, In : Functional Ecology. 28, 1, p. 197-205 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

niches
social change
vigilance
habitats
cooperatives
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)

Costly reproductive competition between females in a monogamous cooperatively breeding bird

Nelson-Flower, M. J., Hockey, P. A. R., O'Ryan, C., English, S., Thompson, A. M., Bradley, K., Rose, R. & Ridley, M., 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280, 1762, p. 9pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Birds
Breeding
birds
Costs
breeding
8 Citations (Scopus)

Do fledglings choose wisely? An experimental investigation into social foraging behaviour

Thompson, A. M. & Ridley, M., 2013, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67, 1, p. 69-78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Is sentinel behaviour safe? An experimental investigation

Ridley, M., Nelson-Flower, M. J. & Thompson, A. M., 2013, In : Animal Behaviour. 85, 1, p. 137-142

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

The ecological economics of kleptoparasitism: pay-offs from self-foraging versus kleptoparasitism

Flower, T. P., Child, M. F. & Ridley, M., 2013, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 82, p. 245–255

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of fledgling location on adult provisioning: A test of the blackmail hypothesis

Thompson, A. M., Raihani, N. J., Hockey, P. A. R., Britton, A., Finch, F. M. & Ridley, M., 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280, 1760, p. 7pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
predation risk
Aptitude
testing
Birds
1 Citation (Scopus)

The influence of siblings on begging behaviour

Thompson, A. M., Ridley, M., Hockey, P. A. R., Finch, F. M., Britton, A. & Raihani, N. J., 2013, In : Animal Behaviour. 86, 4, p. 811-819

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

begging behavior
parental investment
nestling
satiety
animal behavior
2012
33 Citations (Scopus)

Food availability affects strength of seasonal territorial behaviour in a cooperatively breeding bird

Golabek, K. A., Ridley, M. & Radford, A. N., 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, p. 613-619

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Inbreeding avoidance mechanisms: Dispersal dynamics in cooperatively breeding southern pied babblers

Nelson-Flower, M. J., Hockey, P. A. R., O'Ryan, C. & Ridley, M., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 81, p. 876-883

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigating a link between bill morphology, foraging ecology and kleptoparasitic behaviour in the fork-tailed drongo

Child, M. F., Flower, T. P. & Ridley, M., 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 84, p. 1013-1022

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Is there a difference in reproductive performance between cooperative and non-cooperative species? A southern African comparison

Ridley, M. & Van Den Heuvel, I. M., 2012, In : Behaviour. 149, p. 821-848

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Re-assessment of the conservation status of Malawi's 'Endangered' Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis

Mzumara, T. I., Hockey, P. A. R. & Ridley, M., 2012, In : Bird Conservation International. 22, p. 184-192

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
73 Citations (Scopus)

The costs of keeping cool in a warming world: Implications of high temperatures for foraging, thermoregulation and body condition of an arid-zone bird

Du Plessis, K. L., Martin, R. O., Hockey, P. A. R., Cunningham, S. J. & Ridley, M., 2012, In : Global Change Biology. 18, p. 3063-3070

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus parasitism on the body mass and survival of young in a new host species

Ridley, M. & Thompson, A. M., 2012, In : Ibis. 154, p. 195-199

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
7 Citations (Scopus)

Calling by concluding sentinels: coordinating cooperation or revealing risk?

Hollen, L. I., Bell, M. B. V., Russell, A., Niven, F., Ridley, M. & Radford, A. N., 2011, In : PLoS One. 6, 10, p. 6pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
16 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological conditions influence sentinel decisions

Hollen, L. I., Bell, M. B. V., Wade, H. M., Rose, R., Russell, A., Niven, F., Ridley, M. & Radford, A. N., 2011, In : Animal Behaviour. 82, p. 1435-1441

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Heterospecific egg destruction by wattled starlings and the impact on pied babbler reproductive success

Ridley, M. & Thompson, A. M., 2011, In : OSTRICH. 82, 3, p. 201-205

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Citations (Scopus)

Interrogating recent range changes in South African birds: confounding signals from land use and climate change present a challenge for attribution

Hockey, P. A. R., Sirami, C., Ridley, M., Midgley, G. F. & Babiker, H. A., 2011, In : Diversity and Distributions. 17, p. 254-261

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Monogamous dominant pairs monopolize reproduction in the cooperatively breeding pied babbler

Nelson-Flower, M. J., Hockey, P. A. R., O'Ryan, C., Raihani, N. J., Du Plessis, M. A. & Ridley, M., 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology. 22, p. 559-565

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
28 Citations (Scopus)

Singing for your supper: sentinel calling by kleptoparasites can mitigate the costs to victims

Radford, A. N., Bell, M. B. V., Hollen, L. I. & Ridley, M., 2011, In : Evolution. 65, p. 900-906

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
33 Citations (Scopus)

Bargaining babblers: vocal negotiation of cooperative behaviour in a social bird

Bell, M. B. V., Radford, A. N., Smith, R. A., Thompson, A. M. & Ridley, M., 2010, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 1698, p. 3223-3228

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental evidence that sentinel behaviour is affected by risk

Ridley, M., Raihani, N. J. & Bell, M. B. V., 2010, In : Biology Letters. 6, 4, p. 445-448

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Routes to breeding in cooperatively breeding pied babblers Turdoides bicolor

Raihani, N. J., Nelson-Flower, M. J., Golabek, K. A. & Ridley, M., 2010, In : Journal of Avian Biology. 41, p. 681-686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle