Publications

2023

Aversive reinforcement improves visual discrimination learning in free-flying wasps (Vespula vulgaris). AG Dyer and SR Howard, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 77 (9), 101

2022

Vertical versus horizontal Spatial-Numerical Associations (SNA): A processing advantage for the vertical dimension. L Greenacre, JE Garcia, E Chan, SR Howard, AG Dyer, Plos one 17 (8), e0262559

Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown of 2020. J Ollerton, J Trunschke, K Havens, P Landaverde-González, A Keller, …, Journal of Pollination Ecology 31, 87-96

Numerosity categorization by parity in an insect and simple neural network. SR Howard, J Greentree, A Avarguès-Weber, JE Garcia, AD Greentree, Adrian G Dyer, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 252

2021

Bee representations in human art and culture through the ages. KS Prendergast, JE Garcia, SR Howard, ZX Ren, SJ McFarlane, AG Dyer, Art & Perception 10 (1), 1-62

Motion cues from the background influence associative color learning of honey bees in a virtual-reality scenario. G Lafon, SR Howard, BH Paffhausen, A Avarguès-Weber, M Giurfa, Scientific Reports 11 (1), 21127

Comparative psychophysics of colour preferences in two species of non-eusocial Australian native halictid bees. SR Howard, JE Garcia, AG Dyer, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 207 (5), 657-666

Spontaneous choices for insect-pollinated flower shapes by wild non-eusocial halictid bees. SR Howard, K Prendergast, MRE Symonds, M Shrestha, AG Dyer, Journal of Experimental Biology 224 (16), jeb242457

Wild non-eusocial bees learn a colour discrimination task in response to simulated predation events. SR Howard, The Science of Nature 108 (4), 28

Einstein, von Frisch and the honeybee: a historical letter comes to light. AG Dyer, AD Greentree, JE Garcia, EL Dyer, SR Howard, FG Barth, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 207 (4), 449-456

Towards precision apiculture: Traditional and technological insect monitoring methods in strawberry and raspberry crop polytunnels tell different pollination stories. SR Howard, M Nisal Ratnayake, AG Dyer, JE Garcia, A Dorin, Plos one 16 (5), e0251572

Insects in the city: Does remnant native habitat influence insect order distributions? M Shrestha, JE Garcia, F Thomas, SR Howard, JHJ Chua, T Tscheulin, Alan Dorin, Anders Nielsen, Adrian G Dyer, Diversity 13 (4), 148

Naïve and Experienced Honeybee Foragers Learn Normally Configured Flowers More Easily Than Non-configured or Highly Contrasted Flowers. SR Howard, AG Dyer, JE Garcia, M Giurfa, DH Reser, MGP Rosa, Aurore Avarguès-Weber, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 744

Insects in the city: Does remnant native habitat influence insect order distributions? M Shrestha, JE Garcia, F Thomas, SR Howard, JHJ Chua, T Tscheulin, Alan Dorin, Anders Nielsen, Adrian G Dyer, Diversity 13 (4), 148

Naïve and Experienced Honeybee Foragers Learn Normally Configured Flowers More Easily Than Non-configured or Highly Contrasted Flowers. SR Howard, AG Dyer, JE Garcia, M Giurfa, DH Reser, MGP Rosa, Aurore Avarguès-Weber, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 744

Spontaneous quantity discrimination of artificial flowers by foraging honeybees. SR Howard, J Schramme, JE Garcia, L Ng, A Avarguès-Weber, Andrew D Greentree, Adrian G Dyer, Journal of Experimental Biology 223 (9), jeb223610

2020

Reply to comment on Howard et al. (2019): ‘Nothing to dance about: unclear evidence for symbolic representations and numerical competence in honeybees’. SR Howard, A Avarguès-Weber, JE Garcia, AD Greentree, AG Dyer, Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287 (1925), 20200095

Balancing research excellence and media impact: A multistage approach. AG Dyer, SR Howard, JE Garcia, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 152 (475-476), 320-326

Ethical considerations for invertebrates. SR Howard, MRE Symonds, Animal Sentience 5 (29), 21

How to engage public support to protect overlooked species. SR Howard, AG Dyer, Animal Sentience 4 (27), 25

2019

Common principles in learning from bees through to humans: Individual differences set a basis for learning theory and implementations into AI. AG Dyer, JE Garcia, SR Howard, AA Weber, AD Greentree, Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy 4 (2), 184-201