Publications

2017

  • Carter G, Farine D, Wilkinson G. 2017. Social bet-hedging in vampire bats. Biology Letters. (link)(text)(PDF) press: Smithsonian Magazinephys.org, CS Monitor, UK Daily News, Globovision
  • Delpietro HA, Russo R, Carter G, Lord R, Delpietro G. 2017. Reproductive seasonality, sex ratio, and philopatry in Argentina’s common vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science. (open access)
  • Carter G, Wilkinson G, Page R. 2017. Food-sharing vampire bats are more nepotistic under conditions of perceived risk. Behavioral Ecology.  doi:10.1093/beheco/arx006 (PDF) (data)

2016

  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2016. Common vampire bat contact calls attract past food-sharing partners. Animal Behavior. 116:45-51. (PDF) (data)
  • Wilkinson G, Carter G, Bohn K, Adams D. 2016. Non-kin cooperation in bats. Philosophical Transactions B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0095 (PDF)
  • Carter G. 2016. Blood sharing in vampire bats. In: Shackelford TK, Weekes-Shackelford V (eds). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. (PDF)
  • Carter G, Bohn K. 2016. “Altruism” in nonkin. In: Shackelford TK, Weekes-Shackelford V (eds). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. (link)
  • Bohn K, Carter G. 2016. Reciprocal Altruism and Cooperation for Mutual Benefit. In: Shackelford TK, Weekes-Shackelford V (eds). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. (link)
  • Carter G. 2016. Nonhuman reciprocal altruism. In: Shackelford TK, Weekes-Shackelford V (eds). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. (link)

2015

  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2015. Social benefits of non-kin food sharing by female vampire bats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282: 20152524. (PDF) (data)(supplement) press: SapiensNational Geographic, Phys.org, Science News, Broadly
  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2015. Intranasal oxytocin increases social grooming and food sharing in the common vampire bat. Hormones and Behavior. 75: 150-153. (PDF) press: Newsweek
  • Carter G, Leffer L. 2015. Social grooming in bats: are vampire bats exceptional? PLOS One. 10(10):e0138430. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138430. (open access) (data) press: National Geographic,  NewStatesmanThe Australian,  iScience,  Nature World News
  • Carter G, Stewart A. 2015. The floral bat lure dimethyl disulphide does not attract the palaeotropical Dawn bat. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 17: 129-131. (open access)
  • Carter G, Schoeppler D, Manthey M, Knoernschild M, Denzinger A. 2015. Distress calls of a fast-flying aerial-hawking bat (Molossus molossus) provoke inspection flights but not cooperative mobbing. PLOS One. 10(9): e0136146. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136146  (open access) (data)

2014

  • Carter, G. 2014. The reciprocity controversy. Animal Behavior and Cognition. 1(3), 368-386. doi:10.12966/abc.08.11.2014 (open access)
  • Kershenbaum A, D Blumstein, M Roch, C Akcay, G Backus, M Bee, K Bohn, Y Cao, G Carter et al. (42 authors) 2014. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: A tutorial review and prospectus. Biological Reviews. doi:10.1111/brv.12160 (PDF)

2013

  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2013. Does food sharing in vampire bats demonstrate reciprocity? Communicative & Integrative Biology. 6:e25783. (open access)
  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2013. Cooperation and conflict in the social lives of bats. In: Adams, R, Pedersen, S (eds). Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Springer Science Press. pg 225-242. (PDF) (e-book)
  • Carter G, Wilkinson G. 2013. Food sharing in vampire bats: reciprocal help predicts donations more than relatedness or harassment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 1753. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2573 (open access, text supplement, videoposter, data) press: Current Biology, BBCEarth Sky, Science News

2012 and earlier

  • Carter G, R Logsdon, B Arnold, A Menchaca, R Medellin. 2012. Adult vampire bats produce contact calls when isolated: acoustic variation between species, colonies, and individuals. PLOS One. 7(6): e38791. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038791. (open access, “top 25% most cited PLOS ONE articles”)
  • Carter G, J Ratcliffe, and B Galef. 2010. Flower bats (Glossophaga soricina) and fruit bats (Carollia perspicillata) rely on spatial cues over shapes and scents when relocating food. PLOS One. 5(5): e10808. (open access)
  • Carter G, B Fenton, and P Faure. 2009. White-winged vampire bats (Diaemus youngi) exchange contact calls. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 87:604-608. (PDF)
  • Carter G, M Skowronski, P Faure, B Fenton. 2008. Antiphonal calling allows individual discrimination in white-winged vampire bats. Animal Behaviour. 76:1343-1355. (PDF) (Video supplement) press: Discovery News
  • Riskin D, S Parsons, W Schutt, G Carter, J Hermanson. 2006. Terrestrial locomotion of the New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) and the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus). Journal of Experimental Biology. 209:1725-1736. (PDF) press: Slate, JEB
  • Carter G, D Riskin. 2006. Mystacina tuberculata. Mammalian Species. 790:1-8. (PDF)
  • Carter G, C Coen, L Stenzler, I Lovette. 2006. Avian host DNA isolated from the feces of white-winged vampire bats (Diaemus youngi)Acta Chiropterologica. 8(1):255-259. (PDF) press: Living Bird

Data and media not associated with published paper

Carter, G. 2016. Footage of feeding by the hairy-legged vampire bat Diphylla ecaudata refutes the hypothesis that this vampire bat sucks. Figshare.
https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4490621.v1

Carter, G. 2016. Footage of regurgitated food sharing among adult common vampire bats. Figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.2067417.v1

Example posts from science blog socialbat.org

Other publications

  • Carter, G. 2015. Cooperation and social bonds in common vampire bats. PhD Thesis. University of Maryland.  http://hdl.handle.net/1903/16594
  • Carter G. 2011. The future of bat research and conservation. Sonorensis Magazine: Celebrating Bats. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 31:1. (PDF)
  • Carter G. 2011. Food sharing in vampire bats. Bat Conservation Journal. Organization for Bat Conservation. Fall 2011 Issue.
  • Carter G. 2005. Bat diversity and abundance in Cusuco National Park core zone, Honduras. Internal report for Operation Wallacea, UK. (PDF)