ROBIN BAKER

Scientific Papers and Articles

Robin Baker’s scientific papers and articles have been concerned with five subject areas
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1. Sex and Sexual Behaviour
2. Navigation and Orientation
3. Migration
4. Predation and Animal Coloration
5. Butterfly and Moth Biology
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1. Sex and Sexual Behaviour
HUMANS
  1. Baker, R.R. (1997). Copulation, Masturbation, and Infidelity: State-of-the Art. In: New Aspects of Human Ethology.(Ed. by Schmitt, A., Atzwanger, K., Grammer, K. and Schäfer, K.). Plenum Press: New York. pp. 163-188.
  2. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1993). Human Sperm Competition: ejaculate adjustment by males and the function of masturbation. Anim. Behav., 46, 861-885.
  3. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1993). Human Sperm Competition: ejaculate manipulation by females and a function for the female orgasm. Anim. Behav., 46, 887-909.
  4. Bellis, M.A. & Baker, R.R. (1990). Do females promote sperm competition?: Data for humans. Anim. Behav., 40, 997-999.
  5. Bellis, M.A., Baker, R.R., Matson, P. & Chew, J. (1990). A guide to upwardly mobile sperm. andrologia, 22, 397-399.
  6. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1989). Number of sperm in human ejaculates varies in accordance with sperm competition theory. Anim. Behav., 37, 867-869.
  7. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1989). Elaboration of the kamikaze sperm hypothesis: a reply to Harcourt. Anim. Behav., 37, 865-867.
  8. Baker, R.R., Bellis, M.A. & Hudson, G. (1989). The orgasm: you’ve redefined it. Company, 60-62.
  9. Bellis, M.A., Baker, R.R., Hudson, G., Oram, E.R. & Cook, V. (1989). The orgasm: your chance to redefine it. Company, 90-92.
  10. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1988). ‘Kamikaze’ Sperm in Mammals? Anim. Behav., 36, 936-939.
OTHER ANIMALS
  1. Gage, M.J.G. & Baker, R.R. (1991). Ejaculate size varies with socio-sexual situation in an insect. Ecol. Entomol., 16, 331-337.
  2. Bellis, M.A., Baker, R.R. & Gage, M.J.G. (1990). Variation in rat ejaculates is consistent with the kamikaze sperm hypothesis. J. Mamm., 71, 479-480.
  3. Baker, R.R. & Bellis, M.A. (1988). ‘Kamikaze’ Sperm in Mammals? Anim. Behav., 36, 936-939.
  4. Baker, R.R. (1983). Insect territoriality. Ann. Rev. Ent., 28, 65-89.
  5. Baker, R.R. & Parker, G.A. (1973). The origin and evolution of sexual reproduction up to the evolution of the male-female phenomenon. Acta Biotheor., 22, 49-77.
  6. Parker, G.A., Baker, R.R. & Smith, V.G.F. (1972). The origin and evolution of gamete dimorphism and the male-female phenomenon. J. theor. Biol., 36, 529-553.
  7. Baker, R.R. (1972). Territorial behaviour of the nymphalid butterflies, Aglais urticae (L.) and Inachis io (L.). J. Anim. Ecol., 41, 453-469.
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2. Navigation and Orientation
HUMANS
  1. Baker, R.R. (1994). A sense of location. In: Animal Behaviour. (Ed. by Halliday, T.). Blandford: London. pp. 130-131.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1993). Human navigation: sun, star and magnetic orientation by naive subjects. In: Orientation and Navigation: Birds, Humans and Other Animals. (Ed. by Royal Institute of Navigation). Royal Institute of Navigation: London.
  3. Baker, R.R. (1991). Humans. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. pp. 224-231.
  4. Baker, R.R. (1991). Human navigation: influence of blindfolds on involvement of magnetoreception. In: Effects of Atmospheric and Geophysical Variables in Biology and Medicine. (Ed. by Lieth, H.). SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague. pp. 67-79.
  5. Baker, R.R. (1989). ‘Natural’ human navigation: the use of celestial and magnetic cues by males and females. In: Orientation and Navigation: Birds, Humans and Other Animals. (Ed. by Royal Institute of Navigation). Royal Institute of Navigation: London.
  6. Baker, R.R. (1988). Human magnetoreception for navigation. In: Electromagnetic Waves and Neurobehavioural Function. (Ed. by O’Connor, M.E. & Lovely, R.). Liss: New York. pp. 63-80.
  7. Baker, R.R. (1987). Human Navigation and Magnetoreception: the Manchester experiments do replicate. Anim. Behav., 35, 691-704.
  8. Baker, R.R. (1987). Accuracy of map-building and navigation by humans during ‘natural’ exploration: relative roles of magnetoreception and vision. In: Cognitive Processes and Spatial Orientation in Animal and Man. (Ed. by Ellen, P. & Thinus-Blanc, C.). Martinus Nijhoff: Dordrecht. pp. 217-232.
  9. Baker, R.R. (1985). Human navigation: a summary of American data and interpretations. In: Magnetite Biomineralization and Magnetoreception in Organisms: a new biomagnetism. (Ed. by Kirschvink, J.L., Jones, D.S. & McFadden, B.J.). Plenum Press: New York. pp. 611-622.
  10. Baker, R.R. (1985). Magnetoreception by man and other primates. In: Magnetite Biomineralization and Magnetoreception in Organisms: a new biomagnetism. (Ed. by Kirschvink, J.L., Jones, D.S. & McFadden, B.J.). Plenum Press: New York. pp. 537-561.
  11. Baker, R.R. (1984). Sinal magnetite and direction finding. Phys. Tech., 15, 30-36.
  12. Baker, R.R., Mather, J.G. & Kennaugh, J.H. (1983). Magnetic bones in human sinuses. Nature, Lond., 301, 78-80.
  13. Baker, R.R., Mather, J.G. & Kennaugh, J.H. (1982). The human compass? EOS, 63, 156.
  14. Baker, R.R. (1981). Man and other vertebrates: a common perspective to migration and navigation. In: Animal Migration. (Ed. by Aidley, D.J.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. pp. 241-260.
  15. Baker, R.R. (1981). The human magnetic sense. Theoria to Theory, 14, 241-246.
  16. Baker, R.R. (1980). We may have an inner compass that points us toward home. Psychol. Today, 14, 60-73.
  17. Baker, R.R. (1980). A sense of magnetism. New Scient., 87, 844-847.
  18. Baker, R.R. (1980). Goal orientation by blindfolded humans after long-distance displacement: possible involvement of a magnetic sense. Science, 210, 555-557.
OTHER ANIMALS
  1. Baker, R.R. (1996). Magnetic receptivity. In: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, Inc.: New York.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1994). A sense of location. In: Animal Behaviour. (Ed. by Halliday, T.). Blandford: London. pp. 130-131.
  3. Baker, R.R. (1993). Journey into the unknown. Rolls-Royce Magazine, No. 57, 18-21.
  4. Baker, R.R. (1992). [Review of] Berthold, P. (ed.) Orientation in Birds. Birkhäuser: Basel. Anim. Behav., 43, 1060-1061.
  5. Baker, R.R. (1991). Navigation. In: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology. (Ed. by Brooke, M. & Birkhead, T.R.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. pp. 193-202.
  6. Baker, R.R. & Oram, E.R. (1990). The incredible journey: migration – how do birds find their way? Birds, 13, 67-71.
  7. Baker, R.R. (1989). Navigation and magnetoreception by horses and other non-human land mammals. In: Orientation and Navigation: Birds, Humans and Other Animals. (Ed. by Royal Institute of Navigation). Royal Institute of Navigation: London. .
  8. Baker, R.R. (1987). Integrated use of moon and magnetic compasses by the heart-and-dart moth Agrotis exclamationis. Anim. Behav., 35, 94-101.
  9. Baker, R.R. (1985). Exploration and navigation: the foundation of vertebrate migration. In: Migration: Mechanisms and Adaptive Significance. (Ed. by Rankin, M.A.). Marine Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin: Port Aransas, TX. pp. 455-477.
  10. Baker, R.R. & Mather, J.G. (1982). A comparative approach to bird navigation: implications of parallel studies on mammals. In: Avian Navigation. (Ed. by Papi, F. & Wallraff, H.G.). Springer: Heidelberg. pp. 308-312.
  11. Baker, R.R. & Mather, J.G. (1982). Magnetic compass sense in the large Yellow Underwing Moth, Noctua pronuba L. Anim. Behav., 30, 543-548.
  12. Mather, J.G., Baker, R.R. & Kennaugh, J.H. (1982). Magnetic field detection by small mammals. EOS, 63, 156.
  13. Baker, R.R. (1981). Man and other vertebrates: a common perspective to migration and navigation. In: Animal Migration. (Ed. by Aidley, D.J.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. pp. 241-260.
  14. Mather, J.G. & Baker, R.R. (1981). Reply to Aneshansley and Larkin. Nature, Lond., 293, 239.
  15. Mather, J.G. & Baker, R.R. (1981). Magnetic sense of direction in woodmice for route-based navigation. Nature, Lond., 291, 152-155.
  16. Mather, J.G. & Baker, R.R. (1980). A demonstration of navigation by small rodents using an orientation cage. Nature, Lond., 284, 259-262.
  17. Sotthibandhu, S. & Baker, R.R. (1979). Celestial orientation by the Large Yellow Underwing Moth, Noctua pronuba L. Anim. Behav., 27, 786-800.
  18. Baker, R.R. (1979). Celestial and light trap orientation of moths. Antenna, 3, 44-45.
  19. Baker, R.R. & Sadovy, Y.J. (1978). The distance and nature of the light-trap response of moths. Nature, Lond., 276, 818-821.
  20. Baker, R.R. (1968). Sun orientation during migration in some British butterflies. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond., 143, 89-95.
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3. Migration
HUMANS
  1. Baker, R.R. (1991). Humans. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. pp. 224-231.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1981). Man and other vertebrates: a common perspective to migration and navigation. In: Animal Migration. (Ed. by Aidley, D.J.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. pp. 241-260.
  3. Baker, R.R. (1980). Man. In: The Mystery of Migration. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Macdonald/Harrow: London. pp. 220-243.
OTHER ANIMALS
  1. Baker, R.R. (1993). Journey into the unknown. Rolls-Royce Magazine, No. 57, 18-21.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1993). The function of post-fledging exploration: a pilot study of three species of passerines ringed in Britain. Ornis Scand., 24, 71-79.
  3. Baker, R.R. (1993). Animal migration. Anima, 1, 12-16.
  4. Baker, R.R. (1991). Migrants of the past. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. pp. 220-223.
  5. Baker, R.R. (1991). Crocodilians. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. p. 176.
  6. Baker, R.R. (1991). Butterflies and Moths. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. pp. 46-55.
  7. Baker, R.R. (1991). Introduction. In: Fantastic Journeys. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Merehurst: London. pp. 10-11.
  8. Baker, R.R. & Oram, E.R. (1990). The incredible journey: migration – how do birds find their way? Birds, 13, 67-71.
  9. Baker, R.R. (1985). Exploration and navigation: the foundation of vertebrate migration. In: Migration: Mechanisms and Adaptive Significance. (Ed. by Rankin, M.A.). Marine Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin: Port Aransas, TX. pp. 455-477.
  10. Baker, R.R. (1984). The dilemma: when and how to go or stay. In: The Biology of Butterflies. (Ed. by Vane-Wright, R.I. & Ackery, P.R.). Academic Press: London. pp. 279-296.
  11. Baker, R.R. (1981). Man and other vertebrates: a common perspective to migration and navigation. In: Animal Migration. (Ed. by Aidley, D.J.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. pp. 241-260.
  12. Baker, R.R. (1981). Orientation and displacement in insect migration. Antenna, 5, 26-27, 70-72.
  13. Baker, R.R. (1980). What is Migration? In: The Mystery of Migration. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Macdonald/Harrow: London. pp. 14-33.
  14. Baker, R.R. (1980). Insects. In: The Mystery of Migration. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Macdonald/Harrow: London. pp. 64-91.
  15. Baker, R.R. (1980). Fish. In: The Mystery of Migration. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Macdonald/Harrow: London. pp. 92-115.
  16. Baker, R.R. (1980). Amphibians and reptiles. In: The Mystery of Migration. (Ed. by Baker, R.R.). Macdonald/Harrow: London. pp. 116-127.
  17. Baker, R.R. (1980). Migration. In: The Complete Encyclopedia of the Animal World. (Ed. by Burn, D.M.). Octopus: London. pp. 318-323.
  18. Baker, R.R. (1980). The significance of the Lesser Black-back Gull to models of bird migration. Bird Study, 27, 41-50.
  19. Baker, R.R. (1978). Demystifying vertebrate migration. New Scient., 80, 526-528.
  20. Baker, R.R. (1972). The geographical origin of the British spring individuals of the butterflies Vanessa atalanta (L.) and V. cardui (L.). J. Ent., 46, 185-196.
  21. Baker, R.R. (1971). Evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond., 36, 27, 33-36.
  22. Baker, R.R. (1969). Die Entwicklung des Wanderverhaltens bei Schmetterlingen. Umschau (Frankfurt am Main), 69, 626-627.
  23. Baker, R.R. (1969). The evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. J. Anim. Ecol., 38, 703-746.
  24. Baker, R.R. (1968). The relevance to bird migration and navigation of a theory of the evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. Ibis, 110, 411-412.
  25. Baker, R.R. (1968). A possible method of evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. , 253, 309-341.
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4. Predation and Animal Coloration
  1. Baker, R.R. & Bibby, C.J. (1987). Merlin Falco columbarius predation and theories of the evolution of bird coloration. Ibis, 129, 259-263.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1985). Bird coloration: in defence of Unprofitable Prey. Anim. Behav., 33, 1387-1388.
  3. Baker, R.R. & Hounsome, M.V. (1983). Bird coloration: unprofitable prey model supported by ringing data. Anim. Behav., 31, 614-615.
  4. Baker, R.R. & Parker, G.A. (1983). Female choice in widowbirds. Nature, Lond., 302, 456.
  5. Baker, R.R. & Parker, G.A. (1979). Unprofitable prey. New Scient., 84, 898-899.
  6. Baker, R.R. & Parker, G.A. (1979). The evolution of bird coloration. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. , 287, 62-130.
  7. Baker, R.R. (1970). Bird predation as a selective pressure on the immature stages of the cabbage butterflies, Pieris rapae and P. brassicae. J. Zool. London, 162, 43-59.
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5. Butterfly and Moth Biology
  1. Baker, R.R. (1989). Aglais urticae. In: The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. (Ed. by Emmet, A.M. & Heath, J.). Harley: Colchester. pp. 198-202.
  2. Baker, R.R. (1989). Inachis io. In: The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. (Ed. by Emmet, A.M. & Heath, J.). Harley: Colchester. pp. 210-212.
  3. Baker, R.R. (1985). Moths: population estimates, light-traps and migration. In: Case Studies in Population Biology. (Ed. by Cook, L.M.). Manchester University Press: Manchester. pp. 188-211.
  4. Baker, R.R. (1984). The dilemma: when and how to go or stay. In: The Biology of Butterflies. (Ed. by Vane-Wright, R.I. & Ackery, P.R.). Academic Press: London. pp. 279-296.
  5. Baker, R.R. (1983). Insect territoriality. Ann. Rev. Ent., 28, 65-89.
  6. Baker, R.R. & Mather, J.G. (1982). Magnetic compass sense in the large Yellow Underwing Moth, Noctua pronuba L. Anim. Behav., 30, 543-548.
  7. Sotthibandhu, S. & Baker, R.R. (1979). Celestial orientation by the Large Yellow Underwing Moth, Noctua pronuba L. Anim. Behav., 27, 786-800.
  8. Baker, R.R. (1979). Celestial and light trap orientation of moths. Antenna, 3, 44-45.
  9. Baker, R.R. & Sadovy, Y.J. (1978). The distance and nature of the light-trap response of moths. Nature, Lond., 276, 818-821.
  10. Baker, R.R. (1972). The geographical origin of the British spring individuals of the butterflies Vanessa atalanta (L.) and V. cardui (L.). J. Ent., 46, 185-196.
  11. Baker, R.R. (1972). Territorial behaviour of the nymphalid butterflies, Aglais urticae (L.) and Inachis io (L.). J. Anim. Ecol., 41, 453-469.
  12. Baker, R.R. (1971). Evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond., 36, 27, 33-36.
  13. Baker, R.R. (1970). Bird predation as a selective pressure on the immature stages of the cabbage butterflies, Pieris rapae and P. brassicae. J. Zool. London, 162, 43-59.
  14. Baker, R.R. (1969). Die Entwicklung des Wanderverhaltens bei Schmetterlingen. Umschau (Frankfurt am Main), 69, 626-627.
  15. Baker, R.R. (1969). The evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. J. Anim. Ecol., 38, 703-746.
  16. Baker, R.R. (1968). Sun orientation during migration in some British butterflies. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond., 143, 89-95.
  17. Baker, R.R. (1968). A possible method of evolution of the migratory habit in butterflies. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. , 253, 309-341.
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