2020 – 2023

70. Omond SET and Lesku JA. 2023. Why study sleep in flatworms? Journal of Comparative Physiology B, in press. [available online]

69. Omond SET and Lesku JA. 2023. Persistence of nocturnality in decapitated and bisected flatworms. Journal of Biological Rhythms, in press.

68. Tan H, Martin JM, Alton LA, Lesku JA* and Wong BBM*. 2023. Widespread psychoactive pollutant augments daytime restfulness and disrupts diurnal activity rhythms in fish. Chemosphere 326, 138446. (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]

67. Ungurean G, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2023. Sleep in birds. In: Kushida CA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, 2nd edition. Oxford: Academic Press, 68-76. [PDF]

66. Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2022. The missing cost of ecological sleep loss. Sleep Advances 3, zpac036. [PDF]

65. Johnsson RD*, Connelly F* and Lesku JA. 2022. Preliminary evidence of tool use in an Australian magpie? Behaviour 159, 1483-1497. (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]

64. Zaid E, Vyssotski AL and Lesku JA. 2022. Sleep architecture and regulation of male dusky antechinus, an Australian marsupial. Sleep 45, zsac114. [PDF]

63. Russo AM, Payet JM, Kent S, Lesku JA, Lowry CA and Hale MW. 2022. Acute treatment with 5-hydroxytryptophan increases social approach behaviour but does not activate serotonergic neurons in the dorsal raphe nucleus in juvenile male BALB/c mice: a model of human disorders with deficits of sociability. Journal of Psychopharmacology 36, 806-818. [PDF]

62. Lesku JA and Schmidt MH. 2022. Energetic costs and benefits of sleep. Current Biology 32, R656-R661. [PDF]

61. Connelly F, Hall ML, Johnsson RD, Elliot-Kerr S, Dow BR, Lesku JA and Mulder RA. 2022. Urban noise does not affect cognitive performance in wild Australian magpies. Animal Behaviour 188, 35-44. [PDF]

60. Omond SET, Hale MW and Lesku JA. 2022. Neurotransmitters of sleep and wakefulness in flatworms. Sleep 45, zsac053. [PDF]

59. Johnsson RD, Connelly F, Gaviraghi Mussoi J, Vyssotski AL, Cain KE, Roth TC and Lesku JA. 2022. Sleep loss impairs cognitive performance and alters song output in Australian magpies. Scientific Reports 12, 6645. [PDF]

58. Kelly ML, Collins SP, Lesku JA, Hemmi JM, Collin SP and Radford CA. 2022. Energy conservation characterizes sleep in sharks. Biology Letters 18, 20210259. [PDF]

57. Johnsson RD, Connelly F, Vyssotski AL, Roth TC and Lesku JA. 2022. Homeostatic regulation of NREM sleep, but not REM sleep, in Australian magpies. Sleep 45, zsab218. [PDF]

56. Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA and Libourel P-A. 2022. Sleep in nonmammalian vertebrates. In: Kryger M, Roth T, Goldstein CA and Dement WC (eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 7th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 106-120. [PDF]

55. Aulsebrook AE, Johnsson RD and Lesku JA. 2021. Light, sleep and performance in diurnal birds. Clocks & Sleep 3, 115-131. [PDF]

54. Kelly ML, Spreitzenbarth S, Kerr CC, Hemmi JM, Lesku JA, Radford CA and Collin SP. 2021. Behavioural sleep in two species of buccal pumping sharks (Heterodontus portusjacksoni and Cephaloscyllium isabellum). Journal of Sleep Research 30, e13139. [PDF]

53. Connelly F, Johnsson RD, Aulsebrook AE, Mulder RA, Hall ML, Vyssotski AL and Lesku JA. 2020. Urban noise restricts, fragments, and lightens sleep in Australian magpies. Environmental Pollution 267, 115484. [PDF]

52. Kelly ML, Murray ERP, Kerr CC, Radford CA, Collin SP, Lesku JA* and Hemmi JM*. 2020. Diverse activity rhythms in sharks (Elasmobranchii). Journal of Biological Rhythms 35, 476-488. (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]

CB251. Aulsebrook AE*, Connelly F*, Johnsson RD, Jones TM, Mulder RA, Hall ML, Vyssotski AL and Lesku JA. 2020. White and amber light at night disrupt sleep physiology in birds. Current Biology 30, 3657-3663. (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]

50. Ungurean G, van der Meij J, Rattenborg NC and Lesku JA. 2020. Evolution and plasticity of sleep. Current Opinion in Physiology 15, 111-119. [PDF]

49. Aulsebrook AE, Lesku JA, Mulder RA, Goymann W, Vyssotski AL and Jones TM. 2020. Streetlights disrupt night-time sleep in urban black swans. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8, 131. [PDF]

48. Blumberg MS, Lesku JA, Libourel P-A, Schmidt MH and Rattenborg NC. 2020. What is REM sleep? Current Biology 30, R38-R49. [PDF]

2015 – 2019

47. Kelly ML, Collin SP, Hemmi JM and Lesku JA. 2019. Evidence for sleep in sharks and rays: behavioural, physiological, and evolutionary considerations. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 94, 37-50. [PDF]

46. Tworkowski L and Lesku JA. 2019. Behavioural ecology: sleeping safely carries energetic costs. Current Biology 29, R801-R803. [PDF]

45. Shine R, Lesku JA and Lillywhite HB. 2019. Assessment of the cooling-then-freezing method for euthanasia of amphibians and reptiles. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 255, 48-50. [PDF]

44. Lesku JA, Aulsebrook AE, Kelly ML and Tisdale RK. 2019. Evolution of sleep and adaptive sleeplessness. In: Dringenberg HC (ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience, volume 30. London: Academic Press, 299-316. [PDF]

43. Rattenborg NC, van der Meij J, Beckers GJL and Lesku JA. 2019. Local aspects of avian non-REM and REM sleep. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13, 567. [PDF]

42. Allocca G, Ma S, Martelli D, Cerri M, Del Vecchio F, Bastianini S, Zoccoli G, Amici R, Morairty SR, Aulsebrook AE, Blackburn S, Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC, Vyssotski AL, Wams E, Porcheret K, Wulff K, Foster R, Chan JKM, Nicholas CL, Freestone DR, Johnston LA and Gundlach AL. 2019. Validation of ‘Somnivore’, a machine learning algorithm for automated scoring and analysis of polysomnography data. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13, 207. [PDF]

41. Eastick DL, Tattersall GJ, Watson SJ, Lesku JA and Robert KA. 2019. Cassowary casques act as thermal windows. Scientific Reports 9, 1966. [PDF]

40. Russo AM, Lawther AJ, Prior BM, Isbel L, Somers WG, Lesku JA, Richdale AL, Dissanayake C, Kent S, Lowry CA and Hale MW. 2019. Social approach, anxiety, and altered tryptophan hydroxylase 2 activity in juvenile BALB/c and C57BL/6J mice. Behavioural Brain Research 359, 918-926. [PDF]

39. Lesku J, Aulsebrook A and Zaid E. 2019. Evolutionary perspectives on sleep. In: Hoss RJ, Valli K and Gongloff RP (eds.), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture, volume 1. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 3-16.

38. Tisdale RK, Tieri L, Rattenborg NC, Beckers GJL and Lesku JA. 2018. Spectral properties of brain activity under two anesthetics and their potential for inducing natural sleep in birds. Frontiers in Neuroscience 12, 881. [PDF]


37. Aulsebrook AE, Jones TM, Mulder RA and Lesku JA. 2018. Impacts of artificial light at night on sleep: a review and prospectus. Journal of Experimental Zoology A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology 329, 409-418. (cover) [PDF]

36. Tisdale RK, Lesku JA, Beckers GJL, Vyssotski AL and Rattenborg NC. 2018. The low-down on sleeping down low: pigeons shift to lighter forms of sleep when sleeping near the ground. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, 182634. [PDF]

35. Tisdale RK, Lesku JA, Beckers GJL and Rattenborg NC. 2018. Bird-like propagating brain activity in anesthetized Nile crocodiles. Sleep 41, zsy105. [PDF]

34. Martin AM, Fraser TA, Lesku JA, Simpson K, Roberts GL, Garvey J, Polkinghorne A, Burridge CP and Carver S. 2018. The cascading pathogenic consequences of Sarcoptes scabiei infection that manifest in host disease. Royal Society Open Science 5, 180018. [PDF]

33. Jerónimo S, Khadraoui M, Wang D, Martin K, Lesku JA, Robert KA, Schlicht E, Forstmeier W and Kempenaers B. 2018. Plumage color manipulation has no effect on social dominance or fitness in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology 29, 459-467. [PDF]

32. Rattenborg NC, de la Iglesia HO, Kempenaers B, Lesku JA, Meerlo P and Scriba MF. 2017. Sleep research goes wild: new methods and approaches to investigate the ecology, evolution, and functions of sleep. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372, 20160251. [PDF]

31. Lesku JA and Ly LMT. 2017. Sleep origins: restful jellyfish are sleeping jellyfish. Current Biology 27, R1060-R1062. [PDF]

30. Omond S, Ly LMT, Beaton R, Storm JJ, Hale MW and Lesku JA. 2017. Inactivity is nycthemeral, endogenously generated, homeostatically regulated, and melatonin modulated in a free-living platyhelminth flatworm. Sleep 40, zsx124. [PDF]

29. Tisdale RK, Vyssotski AL, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2017. Sleep-related electrophysiology and behavior of tinamous (Eudromia elegans): tinamous do not sleep like ostriches. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 89, 249-261. [PDF]

TREE28. Aulsebrook AE, Jones TM, Rattenborg NC, Roth TC and Lesku JA. 2016. Sleep ecophysiology: integrating neuroscience and ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31, 590-599. (cover) [PDF]

27. Kelly ML, Peters RA, Tisdale RK and Lesku JA. 2015. Unihemispheric sleep in crocodilians? The Journal of Experimental Biology 218, 3175-3178. [PDF]

26. Robert KA, Lesku JA, Partecke J and Chambers B. 2015. Artificial light at night desynchronizes strictly seasonal reproduction in a wild mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, 20151745. [PDF]

25. Shine R, Amiel J, Munn AJ, Stewart M, Vyssotski AL and Lesku JA. 2015. Is “cooling then freezing” a humane way to kill amphibians and reptiles? Biology Open 4, 760-763. [PDF]

2010 – 2014

24. Beckers GJL, van der Meij J, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2014. Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain. BMC Biology 12, 16. [PDF]

23. Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2014. Avian sleep. Current Biology 24, R12-R14. [PDF]

22. Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2013. Sleep in birds. In: Kushida C (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sleep, volume 1. Waltham: Academic Press, 51-56. [PDF]

21. Schuster S, Zollinger SA, Lesku JA and Brumm H. 2012. On the evolution of noise-dependent vocal plasticity in birds. Biology Letters 8, 913-916. [PDF]

20. Rattenborg NC, Lima SL and Lesku JA. 2012. Sleep locally, act globally. Neuroscientist 18, 533-546. [PDF]

19. Lesku JA*, Rattenborg NC*, Valcu M*, Vyssotski AL, Kuhn S, Kuemmeth F, Heidrich W and Kempenaers B. 2012. Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers. Science 337, 1654-1658. (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]

18. Lesku JA, Meyer LCR, Fuller A, Maloney SK, Dell’Omo G, Vyssotski AL and Rattenborg NC. 2011. Ostriches sleep like platypuses. PLOS ONE 6, e23203. [PDF]

17. Lesku JA, Vyssotski AL, Martinez-Gonzalez D, Wilzeck C and Rattenborg NC. 2011. Local sleep homeostasis in the avian brain: convergence of sleep function in mammals and birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278, 2419-2428. [PDF]

16. Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA and Martinez-Gonzalez D. 2011. Evolutionary perspectives on the function of REM sleep. In: Mallick BN, Pandi-Perumal SR, McCarley RW and Morrison AR (eds.), Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 58-70. [PDF]

2005 – 2009

15. Lesku JA, Roth TC, Rattenborg NC, Amlaner CJ and Lima SL. 2009. History and future of comparative analyses in sleep research. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 33, 1024-1036. [PDF]

14. Rattenborg NC, Martinez-Gonzalez D and Lesku JA. 2009. Avian sleep homeostasis: convergent evolution of complex brains, cognition and sleep functions in mammals and birds. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 33, 253-270. [PDF]

13. Lesku JA, Martinez-Gonzalez D and Rattenborg NC. 2009. Phylogeny and ontogeny of sleep. In: Stickgold R and Walker MP (eds.), The Neuroscience of Sleep. Oxford: Academic Press, 61-69. [PDF]

12. Amlaner CJ, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2009. The evolution of sleep. In: Amlaner CJ and Fuller PM (eds.), Basics of Sleep Guide, 2nd edition. Westchester: Sleep Research Society, 11-19. [PDF]

11. Lesku JA, Martinez-Gonzalez D and Rattenborg NC. 2009. Sleep and sleep states: phylogeny and ontogeny. In: Squire LR (ed.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume 8. Oxford: Academic Press, 963-971. [PDF]

10. Rattenborg NC, Martinez-Gonzalez D, Lesku JA and Scriba M. 2008. A bird’s eye view of sleep. Science 322, 527. [PDF]

9. Lesku JA, Bark RJ, Martinez-Gonzalez D, Rattenborg NC, Amlaner CJ and Lima SL. 2008. Predator-induced plasticity in sleep architecture in wild-caught Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Behavioural Brain Research 189, 298-305. [PDF]

8. Martinez-Gonzalez D, Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC. 2008. 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, 140-153. [PDF]

7. Lesku JA, Roth TC, Rattenborg NC, Amlaner CJ and Lima SL. 2008. Phylogenetics and the correlates of mammalian sleep: a reappraisal. Sleep Medicine Reviews 12, 229-244. [PDF]

6. Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA, Martinez-Gonzalez D and Lima SL. 2007. The non-trivial functions of sleep. Sleep Medicine Reviews 11, 405-409. [PDF]

5. Roth TC, Lesku JA, Amlaner CJ and Lima SL. 2006. A phylogenetic analysis of the correlates of sleep in birds. Journal of Sleep Research 15, 395-402. [PDF]

4. Lesku JA, Roth TC, Amlaner CJ and Lima SL. 2006. A phylogenetic analysis of sleep architecture in mammals: the integration of anatomy, physiology, and ecology. The American Naturalist 168, 441-453. [PDF]

3. Mathews CG, Lesku JA, Lima SL and Amlaner CJ. 2006. Asynchronous eye closure as an anti-predator behavior in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis). Ethology 112, 286-292. [PDF]

2. Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC and Amlaner CJ. 2006. The evolution of sleep: a phylogenetic approach. In: Lee-Chiong TL (ed.), Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 49-61. [PDF]

1. Lima SL, Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA and Amlaner CJ. 2005. Sleeping under the risk of predation. Animal Behaviour 70, 723-736. [PDF]