Publications of John A. Lesku

Journal Article (33)

2012
Journal Article
Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Valcu, M.; Vyssotski, A. L.; Kuhn, S.; Kuemmeth, F.; Heidrich, W.; Kempenaers, B.: Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers. Science 337 (6102), pp. 1654 - 1658 (2012)
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Rattenborg, N. C.; Lima, S. L.; Lesku, J. A.: Sleep locally, act globally. Neuroscientist 18 (5), pp. 533 - 546 (2012)
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Schuster, S.; Zollinger, S. A.; Lesku, J. A.; Brumm, H.: On the evolution of noise-dependent vocal plasticity in birds. Biology Letters 8 (6), pp. 913 - 916 (2012)
2011
Journal Article
Lesku, J. A.; Meyer, L. C. R.; Fuller, A.; Maloney, S. K.; Dell’Omo, G.; Vyssotski, A. L.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Ostriches sleep like platypuses. PLoS One 6 (8), e23203 (2011)
Journal Article
Lesku, J. A.; Vyssotski, A. L.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Wilzeck, C.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Local sleep homeostasis in the avian brain: Convergence of sleep function in mammals and birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278 (1717), pp. 2419 - 2428 (2011)
2009
Journal Article
Lesku, J. A.; Roth, T. C. I.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Amlaner, C. J.; Lima, S. L.: History and future of comparative analyses in sleep research. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 33 (7), pp. 1024 - 1036 (2009)
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Rattenborg, N. C.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Lesku, J. A.: Avian sleep homeostasis: Convergent evolution of complex brains, cognition and sleep functions in mammals and birds. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 33 (3), pp. 253 - 270 (2009)
2008
Journal Article
Lesku, J. A.; Bark, R. J.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Amlaner, C. J.; Lima, S. L.: Predator-induced plasticity in sleep architecture in wild-caught Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Behavioural Brain Research 189 (2), pp. 298 - 305 (2008)
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Lesku, J. A.; Roth, T. C. I.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Amlaner, C. J.; Lima, S. L.: Phylogenetics and the correlates of mammalian sleep: A reappraisal. Sleep Medicine Reviews 12 (3), pp. 229 - 244 (2008)
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Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Increased EEG spectral power density during sleep following short-term sleep deprivation in pigeons (Columba livia): Evidence for avian sleep homeostasis. Journal of sleep research 17 (2), pp. 140 - 153 (2008)
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Rattenborg, N. C.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Lesku, J. A.; Scriba, M. F.: A bird's eye view of sleep. Science 322 (5901), p. 527 - 527 (2008)
2007
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Rattenborg, N. C.; Lesku, J. A.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Lima, S. L.: The non-trivial functions of sleep. Sleep Medicine Reviews 11 (5), pp. 405 - 409 (2007)
2005
Journal Article
Lima, S. L.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Lesku, J. A.; Amlaner, C. J.: Sleeping under the risk of predation. Animal Behaviour 70 (4), pp. 723 - 736 (2005)

Book Chapter (7)

2019
Book Chapter
Lesku, J. A.; Aulsebrook, A. E.; Kelly, M. L.; Tisdale, R. K.: Evolution of sleep and adaptive sleeplessness. In: Handbook of Sleep Research, Vol. 30, pp. 299 - 316 (Ed. Dringenberg, H. C.). Elsevier, Academic Press, London, San Diego, Cambridge, Oxford (2019)
2013
Book Chapter
Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Sleep in birds. In: Encyclopedia of sleep, pp. 51 - 56 (Ed. Kushida, C. A.). Academic Press, Oxford (2013)
2011
Book Chapter
Rattenborg, N. C.; Lesku, J. A.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.: Evolutionary perspectives on the function of REM sleep. In: Rapid eye movement sleep: Regulation and function, pp. 58 - 70 (Eds. Mallick, B. N.; Pandi-Perumal, S. R.; McCarley, R. W.; Morrison, A. R.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2011)
2009
Book Chapter
Amlaner, C. J.; Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.: The evolution of sleep. In: Basics of sleep guide, 2 Ed., pp. 11 - 19 (Eds. Amlaner, C. J.; Fuller, P. M.). Sleep Research Society, Westchester (2009)
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Lesku, J. A.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Phylogeny and ontogeny of sleep. In: The neuroscience of sleep, pp. 61 - 69 (Eds. Stickgold, R.; Walker, M. P.). Academic Press, Oxford (2009)
Book Chapter
Lesku, J. A.; Martinez-Gonzalez, M. D.; Rattenborg, N. C.: Sleep and sleep states: Phylogeny and ontogeny. In: Encyclopedia of neuroscience, pp. 963 - 971 (Ed. Squire, L. R.). Oxford Academic Press, Oxford (2009)
2006
Book Chapter
Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Amlaner, C. J.: The evolution of sleep: A phylogenetic approach. In: Sleep: A comprehensive handbook, pp. 49 - 61 (Ed. Lee-Chiong, T. L.). John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New Jersey (2006)
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