Publications from 2006

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Below you find a list of publications from the year 2006 produce by members of the EGI.

Blondel, J., Thomas, D. W., Charmantier, A., Perret, P., Bourgault, P. & Lambrechts, M. M. 2006 A thirty-year study of phenotypic and genetic variation of blue tits in Mediterranean habitat mosaics. Bioscience 56, 661-673.

Butlers, S. J., Whittingham, M. J., Quinn, J. L. & Cresswell, W. 2006 Time in captivity, individual differences and foraging behaviour in wild-caught chaffinches. Behaviour 143, 535-548.

Charmantier, A. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Testing genetic models of mate choice evolution in the wild. Trends in Ecology & Evolution21, 417-419.

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R. H. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Quantitative genetics of age at reproduction in wild swans: Support for antagonistic pleiotropy models of senescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103, 6587-6592.

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R. H. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Evolutionary response to selection on clutch size in a long-term study of the mute swan. American Naturalist 167, 453-465.

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R. H. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 273, 225-232.

Cornwallis, C. K. & Birkhead, T. R. 2006 Social status and availability of females determine patterns of sperm allocation in the fowl.Evolution 60, 1486-1493.

Devereux, C. L., Vickery, J. A., Fernandez-Juricic, E., Krebs, J. R. & Whittingham, M. J. 2006 Does sward density affect prey availability for grassland birds? Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 117, 57-62.

Devereux, C. L., Whittingham, M. J., Krebs, J. R., Fernandez-Juricic, E. & Vickery, J. A. 2006 What attracts birds to newly mown pasture? Decoupling the action of mowing from the provision of short swards. Ibis 148, 302-306.

Devereux, C. L., Whittingham, M. J., Fernandez-Juricic, E., Vickery, J. A. & Krebs, J. R. 2006 Predator detection and avoidance by starlings under differing scenarios of predation risk. Behavioral Ecology 17, 303-309.

Garcia-Del-Rey, E. & Cresswell, W. 2006 Population size and habitat selection of the Fuerteventura Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus degener). Ostrich 77, 105-108.

Garcia-del-Rey, E., Cresswell, W., Perrins, C.M. & Gosler, A.G. Variable effects of laying date on clutch size in the Canary Island Blue Tits (Cyanistes teneriffae group). Ibis 148, 564-567.

Githiru, M., Lens, L., Bennun, L. A. & Perrins, C. 2006 Experimental evidence of ‘floaters’ in two isolated populations of an Afrotropical forest bird. Ostrich 77, 28-35.

Githiru, M. & Lens, L. 2006 Demography of an Afrotropical passerine in a highly fragmented landscape. Animal Conservation 9, 21-27.

Gosler, A. G. 2006 The function of protoporhyrin pigments in the eggshells of small passerines. Journal of Ornithology 147, 174-175.

Gosler, A.G. Yet even more ways to dress eggs. British Birds 99, 338-353.

Higham, J. P. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Speckled eggs: water-loss and incubation behaviour in the great tit Parus majorOecologia 149, 561-570.

Horrocks, N., Sheldon, B., Perrins, C. & Charmantier, A. 2006 Bill knob size in the Mute Swan: Evidence for a sexually selected trait? Journal of Ornithology 147, 183-184.

Jubb, M. R., Wilkin, T. A. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Eggshell-pigmentation, soil calcium and the local abundance, distribution and diversity of woodland snails (Mollusca). Ardea 94, 59-70.

Jubb, M. R., Wilkin, T. A. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Soil calcium and the local abundance, distribution and diversity of woodland snails (Mollusca). Ardea 94, 59-70.

Kruuk, L. E. B. & Garant, D. 2007 A wake-up call for studies of natural selection? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 30-33.

MacLeod, R., Barnett, P., Clark, J. & Cresswell, W. 2006 Mass-dependent predation risk as a mechanism for house sparrow declines? Biology Letters 2, 43-46.

MacLeod, R. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Capture and mass change: perceived predation risk or interrupted foraging? Animal Behaviour71, 1081-1087.

MacLeod, R. 2006 Why does diurnal mass change not appear to affect the flight performance of alarmed birds? Animal Behaviour71, 523-530.

Moorcroft, D., Wilson, J. D. & Bradbury, R. B. 2006 Diet of nestling Linnets Carduelis cannabina on lowland farmland before and after agricultural intensification. Bird Study 53, 156-162.

Neto, J. M. 2006 Nest-site selection and predation in Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioidesBird Study 53, 171-176.

Neto, J.M. & Gosler, A.G. 2006 Post-juvenile and post-breeding moult of Savi’s Warblers in Portugal. Ibis 148, 39-49.

Neto, J. M., Newton, J., Gosler, A. G. & Perrins, C. M. 2006 Using stable isotope analysis to determine the winter moult extent in migratory birds: the complex moult of Savi’s warblers Locustella luscinioidesJournal of Avian Biology 37, 117-124.

Neto, J. M. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Post-juvenile and post-breeding moult of Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioides in Portugal. Ibis148, 39-49.

Parker, T. H. & Tillin, H. 2006 Male Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus choose early-leafing tree species during spring dawn chorus.Bird Study 53, 253-257.

Parker, T. H., Barr, I. R. & Griffith, S. C. 2006 The blue tit’s song is an inconsistent signal of male condition. Behavioral Ecology 17, 1029-1040.

Perktas, U., Albayrak, A. B., Ayas, Z. & Gosler, A. G. 2006 Passerine bird diversity in Turkey: Evaluation of geographic variation in the finches (Fringillidae). Journal of Ornithology 147, 81-81.

Pizzari, T. 2006 Of mice and sperm. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103, 14983-14984.

Pizzari, T. 2006 Evolution: The paradox of sperm leviathans. Current Biology 16, R462-R464.

Pizzari, T., Birkhead, T. R., Blows, M. W., Brooks, R., Buchanan, K. L., Clutton-Brock, T. H., Harvey, P. H., Hosken, D. J., Jennions, M. D., Kokko, H., Kotiaho, J. S., Lessells, C. M., Macias-Garcia, C., Moore, A. J., Parker, G. A., Partridge, L., Pitnick, S., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B. C., Simmons, L. W., Snook, R. R., Stockley, P. & Zuk, M. 2006 Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science 312, 690-690.

Quinn, J. L., Whittingham, M. J., Butler, S. J. & Cresswell, W. 2006 Noise, predation risk compensation and vigilance in the chaffinchFringilla coelebsJournal of Avian Biology 37, 601-608.

Quinn, J. L. & Cresswell, W. 2006 Testing domains of danger in the selfish herd: sparrowhawks target widely spaced redshanks in flocks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 273, 2521-2526.

Quinn, J. L., Charmantier, A., Garant, D. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Data depth, data completeness, and their influence on quantitative genetic estimation in two contrasting bird populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 994-1002.

Shapiro, B. J., Garant, D., Wilkin, T. A. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 An experimental test of the causes of small-scale phenotypic differentiation in a population of great tits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 176-183.

Szulkin, M. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Inbreeding: When parents transmit more than genes. Current Biology 16, R810-R812.

Szulkin, M., Dawidowicz, P. & Dodson, S. I. 2006 Behavioural uniformity as a response to cues of predation risk. Animal Behaviour71, 1013-1019.

Wilkin, T. A., Garant, D., Gosler, A. G. & Sheldon, B. C. 2006 Density effects on life-history traits in a wild population of the great tit Parus major: analyses of long-term data with GIS techniques. Journal of Animal Ecology 75, 604-615.

Wood, M. J. & Cosgrove, C. L. 2006 The hitchhiker’s guide to Host-parasite systems. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21, 5-7.