Office: 4 Manter Hall
Phone: (402) 472-9026
Email: akamil@unl.edu
Lab site: Center for Avian Cognition


Selected publications
  • Gould, Ort, A. J., & Kamil, A. C.  (2012).  Do Clark’s nutcrackers demonstrate what-where-when memory on a cache-recovery task?  Animal Cognition, 15:37-44.
  • Bond, A. B., Wei, C. A., & Kamil, A. C.  (2010).  Cognitive Representation in Transitive Inference: A Comparison of Four Corvid Species.  Behavioural Processes, 85:283-292.
  • Gould, K. L., Kelly, D.M. & Kamil, A. C.  (2010).  What scatter-hoarding animals have taught us about small-scale navigation.  Philos. Trans Royal Society, 365: 901-914.
  • Kelly, D.M., Kamil, A.C., & Cheng, K.  (2010).  Landmark Use by Clark’s Nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana): Influence of Disorientation and Cue Rotation on Distance and Direction Estimates.  Animal Cognition, 13:175-188.
  • Gibson, B., Kamil, A. C.  (2009). The synthetic approach to the study of spatial memory: Have we properly addressed Tinbergen's "four questions"?  Behavioral Processes, 80:278-287.
  • Kelly, D.M., Kippenbrock, S.,Templeton, J., & Kamil, A.C.  (2008).  Use of a geometric rule or absolute vectors: Landmark use by Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana). Brain Research Bulletin, 76:293-299.
  • Kamil, A. C., & Gould, K. L.  (2008).  Spatial Memory in Food-Caching Animals.  In J. Byrne et al (Eds), Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Elsevier.
  • Bond, A.B., Kamil, A.C. & Balda, R.P. (2007). Serial reversal learning and the evolution of behavioral flexibility in three species of North American corvids (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Aphelocoma californica). Journal of Comparative Psychology 121: 372-379. PDF
  • Bond, A.B. & Kamil, A.C. (2006). Spatial heterogeneity, predator cognition, and the evolution of color polymorphism in virtual prey. PNAS 103: 3214-3219. PDF
  • Gibson, B. M., & Kamil, A. C. (2005). The fine-grained spatial abilities of three seed-caching corvids. Learning & Behavior. 33:59-66.
  • Paz-y-Miño, G, Bond, A.B., Kamil, A.C., & Balda, R.P. (2004). Pinyon jays use transitive inference to predict social dominance. Nature. 430:778-782. PDF
  • Goodyear, A. J., & Kamil, A. C. (2004). Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) and the effects of goal- landmark distance on overshadowing. Journal of Comparative Psychology 118:258-264.
  • Kamil, A. C. (2004). Sociality and the Evolution of Intelligence. Trends in Cognitive Science 8:195-197.
  • Bond, A. B., Kamil, A. C., & Balda, R. P. (2003). Social complexity and transitive inference in corvids. Animal Behaviour 65: 479-487. PDF
  • Bond, A.B. & Kamil, A.C. (2002). Visual predators select for crypticity and polymorphism in virtual prey. Nature 415: 609-614. PDF
  • Kamil, A. C., & Cheng, K. (2001). Way-finding and landmarks: the multiple-bearings hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Biology 204: 103-113. PDF
  • Dukas, R., & Kamil, A. C. (2001). Limited attention: The constraint underlying search image. Behavioral Ecology 12: 192-199.
  • Kamil, A. C. & Jones, J. E. (2000). Geometric rule learning by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes 26: 439-453. Abstract (HTML)
  • Bond, A. B., & Kamil, A. C. (1999). Searching image in blue jays: Facilitation and interference in sequential priming. Animal Learning and Behavior 27: 461-471. PDF
  • Kamil, A. C., Balda, R. P., & Good, S. (1999). Patterns of movement and orientation during caching and recovery by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana). Animal Behaviour 57: 1327-1335. Abstract (HTML)
  • Bond, A. B., & Kamil, A. C. (1998). Apostatic selection by blue jays produces balanced polymorphism in virtual prey. Nature 395: 594-596. PDF
  • Kamil, A. C., & Jones, J. E. (1997). Clark's nutcrackers learn geometric relationships among landmarks. Nature 390: 276-279. PDF
  • Kamil, A.C., Lindstrom, F. & Peters, J. (1985). The detection of cryptic prey by blue jays. I. The effects of travel time. Animal Behaviour 33: 1068-1079.
  • Balda, R. P., Kamil, A. C., & Bednekoff, P. A. (1997). Predicting cognitive capacities from natural histories: Examples from four Corvid species. Current Ornithology 13: 33-66.
  • Gould-Beierle, K. L., & Kamil, A. C. (1996). The use of local and global cues by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana). Animal Behaviour 52: 519-528.
  • Basil, J. A., Kamil, A. C., Balda, R. P., & Fite, K. V. (1996). Differences in hippocampal volume among food storing corvids. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 47: 156-164.
  • Olson, D. J., Kamil, A. C., Balda, R. P. & Nims, P. J. (1995). Performance of four seed-caching Corvid species in operant tests of nonspatial and spatial memory. Journal of Comparative Psychology 109: 173-181.
  • Balda, R. P., & Kamil, A. C. (1992). Long-term spatial memory in Clark's nutcrackers. Animal Behaviour 44: 761-769.