Ontogeny of problem solving in a native Australian rodent, the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat Melomys cervinipes

Rowell, Misha Kyla (2022) Ontogeny of problem solving in a native Australian rodent, the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat Melomys cervinipes. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Misha Rowell studied the development of problem solving in a native rodent. She found that, while early life and physiology had little influence, problem solving was flexible, improving as individuals gained experience, explored their environment and learned information. Flexible problem solving likely allows animals to cope with novel environmental changes.

Item ID: 75834
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: anxiety, behavioural flexibility, cognition, development, environmental change, exploration, genetic effects, heritability, individual variation, innovation, learning, ontogeny, personality, problem solving, recognition, task complexity
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Misha Kyla Rowell.
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Six publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Rowell, Misha K., Pillay, Neville, and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2021) Problem solving in animals: proposal for an ontogenetic perspective. Animals, 11 (3). 866. p. 866.

Chapter 3: Rowell, Misha K., and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2020) Innovation in a native Australian rodent, the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys cervinipes). Animal Cognition, 23 (2). pp. 301-310.

Chapter 4: Rowell, Misha K., and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2022) Problem solving in fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rats Melomys cervinipes is not significantly influenced by maternal care or genetic effects. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological And Integrative Physiology. (In Press)

Chapter 6: Rowell, Misha K., Santymire, Rachel M., and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2021) Corticosterone metabolite concentration is not related to problem solving in the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat Melomys cervinipes. Animals, 12 (1). 82.

Chapter 7: Rowell, Misha Kyla, and Rymer, Tasmin Lee (2021) Exploration influences problem solving in the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys cervinipes). Ethology, 127 (7). pp. 592-604.

Chapter 8: Rowell, Misha K., and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2022) Memory enhances problem solving in the fawn‑footed mosaic‑tailed rat Melomys cervinipes. Animal Cognition, 25. pp. 347-358.

Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 05:46
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310901 Animal behaviour @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310914 Vertebrate biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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