Publications from 2010

Below you find a list of publications from the year 2010 produce by members of the EGI

Hellgren O.; Sheldon B. C.; Buckling A. 2010 In vitro tests of natural allelic variation of innate immune genes (avian beta-defensins) reveal functional differences in microbial inhibition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 2726-2730.

Evans Simon R.; Hinks Amy E.; Wilkin Teddy A.; et al. 2010 Age, sex and beauty: methodological dependence of age- and sex-dichromatism in the great tit Parus major. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 777-776.

Isaksson Caroline. 2010 Pollution and Its Impact on Wild Animals: A Meta-Analysis on Oxidative Stress. Ecohealth 7: 342-350.

Hoffmann Michael; Hilton-Taylor Craig; Angulo Ariadne; et al. 2010 The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates. Science 330: 1503-1509.

Perktas Utku; Gosler Andrew G. 2010. Measurement error revisited: its importance for the analysis of size and shape of birds. Acta Ornithologica 45: 161-172.

Pen Ido; Uller Tobias; Feldmeyer Barbara; et al. 2010 Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems. Nature 468: 436-U262.

Parker Geoff A.; Pizzari Tommaso. 2010 Sperm competition and ejaculate economics. Biological Reviews 85: 897-934.

Bouwhuis Sandra; Charmantier Anne; Verhulst Simon; et al. 2010 Individual variation in rates of senescence: natal origin effects and disposable soma in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1251-1261.

Arnold Kathryn E.; Larcombe Stephen D.; Ducaroir Lotta; et al. 2010 Antioxidant status, flight performance and sexual signalling in wild-type parrots. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 1857-1866.

Bouwhuis Sandra; van Noordwijk Arie J.; Sheldon Ben C.; et al. 2010 Similar patterns of age-specific reproduction in an island and mainland population of great tits Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology 41: 615-620.

Larcombe Stephen D.; Mullen William; Alexander Lucille; et al. 2010 Dietary antioxidants, lipid peroxidation and plumage colouration in nestling blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Naturwissenschaften 97: 903-913.

Cresswell Will; Quinn John L. 2010 Attack frequency, attack success and choice of prey group size for two predators with contrasting hunting strategies. Animal Behaviour 80: 643-648.

Tobias Joseph A.; Aben Job; Brumfield Robb T.; et al. 2010 SONG DIVERGENCE BY SENSORY DRIVE IN AMAZONIAN BIRDS. Evolution  64: 2820-2839.

Norte Ana Claudia; Sheldon B. C.; Sousa J. P.; et al. 2010 Are Great Tits (Parus major) Inhabiting the Vicinity of a Pulp Mill Healthy? Impacts on Physiology and Breeding Performance. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 59: 502-512.

Clutton-Brock Tim; Sheldon Ben C. 2010 Individuals and populations: the role of long-term, individual-based studies of animals in ecology and evolutionary biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 562-573.

Tobias Joseph A.; Seddon Nathalie; Spottiswoode Claire N.; et al. 2010 Quantitative criteria for species delimitation. IBIS  152: 724-746.

Liedvogel Miriam; Sheldon Ben C. 2010 Low variability and absence of phenotypic correlates of Clock gene variation in a great tit Parus major population. Journal of Avian Bilogy 41: 543-550.

Charlesworth Deborah; Mank Judith E. 2010 The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees: Lessons from Genetic Mapping of Sex Determination in Plants and Animals. Genetics 186: 9-31.

Knowles Sarah C. L.; Wood Matthew J.; Sheldon Ben C. 2010 Context-dependent effects of parental effort on malaria infection in a wild bird population, and their role in reproductive trade-offs. Oecologia 164: 87-97.

Seddon Nathalie; Tobias Joseph A. 2010 Character displacement from the receiver’s perspective: species and mate recognition despite convergent signals in suboscine birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 27: 2475-2483.

Cornwallis Charlie K.; West Stuart A.; Davis Katie E.; et al. 2010 Promiscuity and the evolutionary transition to complex societies. Nature 466: 969-U91.

Brommer Jon E.; Alho Jussi S.; Biard Clotilde; et al. 2010 Passerine Extrapair Mating Dynamics: A Bayesian Modeling Approach Comparing Four Species. American Naturalist 176: 178-187.


Cornwallis Charlie K.; Uller Tobias 2010 Dynamic affairs-could be if we let it! Response. Trends in Ecology & Evolution  25: 430-431.

Worley Kirsty; Collet Julie; Spurgin Lewis G.; et al. 2010 MHC heterozygosity and survival in red junglefowl. Molecular Ecology 19: 3064-3075.

Cherry Michael I.; Gosler Andrew G. 2010 Avian eggshell coloration: new perspectives on adaptive explanations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 753-762.

Dean Rebecca; Cornwallis Charlie K.; Lovlie Hanne; et al. 2010 Male Reproductive Senescence Causes Potential for Sexual Conflict over Mating. Current Biology 20: 1192-1196.

Freeman R. M.; Dean B.; Kirk H.; et al. 2010 Machine Learning approaches to understanding the migratory behaviour of a small seabird, the Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus). Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: E57-E57.

Mank Judith E.; Nam Kiwoong; Brunstrom Bjorn; et al. 2010 Ontogenetic Complexity of Sexual Dimorphism and Sex-Specific Selection. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27: 1570-1578.

Cadby Chloe D.; While Geoffrey M.; Hobday Alistair J.; et al. 2010 Multi-scale approach to understanding climate effects on offspring size at birth and date of birth in a reptile. Integrative Zoology 5: 164-175.

Lambrechts Marcel M.; Adriaensen Frank; Ardia Daniel R.; et al. 2010 The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45: 1-26.

Szulkin Marta; Bierne Nicolas; David Patrice. 2010 HETEROZYGOSITY-FITNESS CORRELATIONS: A TIME FOR REAPPRAISAL. Evolution 64: 1202-1217.

Devictor Vincent; Whittaker Robert J.; Beltrame Coralie. 2010 Beyond scarcity: citizen science programmes as useful tools for conservation biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 16: 354-362.

Foster Kevin R.; Pizzari Tommaso. 2010 Cooperation: The Secret Society of Sperm. Current Biology 20: R314-R316.

Veen Thor; Sheldon Ben C.; Weissing Franz J.; et al. 2010 Temporal differences in food abundance promote coexistence between two congeneric passerines. Oecologia 162: 873-884.

Seddon Nathalie; Tobias Joseph A.; Eaton Muir; et al. 2010 HUMAN VISION CAN PROVIDE A VALID PROXY FOR AVIAN PERCEPTION OF SEXUAL DICHROMATISM. Auk 127: 283-292.

Clutton-Brock Tim; Sheldon Ben C. 2010 The Seven Ages of Pan. Science 327: 1207-1208.


Mank Judith E.; Nam Kiwoong; Ellegren Hans. 2010 Faster-Z Evolution Is Predominantly Due to Genetic Drift. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27: 661-670.

Cornwallis Charlie K.; Uller Tobias. 2010 Towards an evolutionary ecology of sexual traits. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25:145-152.

Knowles S. C. L.; Palinauskas V.; Sheldon B. C. 2010 Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 557-569.

Bouwhuis S.; Charmantier A.; Verhulst S.; et al. 2010 Trans-generational effects on ageing in a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 636-642.

Wapstra E.; Uller T.; While G. M.; et al. 2010 Giving offspring a head start in life: field and experimental evidence for selection on maternal basking behaviour in lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 651-657.

Morand-Ferron Julie; Giraldeau Luc-Alain. 2010 Learning behaviorally stable solutions to producer-scrounger games. Behavioral Ecology 21: 343-348.

Uller Tobias; Olsson Mats. 2010 Offspring size and timing of hatching determine survival and reproductive output in a lizard. Oecologia 162: 663-671.

Devictor Vincent; Clavel Joanne; Julliard Romain; et al. 2010 Defining and measuring ecological specialization. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 15-25.

Korsten Peter; Mueller Jakob C.; Hermannstadter Christine; et al. 2010 Association between DRD4 gene polymorphism and personality variation in great tits: a test across four wild populations. Molecular Ecology 19: 832-843.

Alonzo Suzanne H.; Pizzari Tommaso. 2010 Male Fecundity Stimulation: Conflict and Cooperation Within and Between the Sexes: Model Analyses and Coevolutionary Dynamics. American Naturalist 175: 174-185.

Jiguet Frederic; Gregory Richard D.; Devictor Vincent; et al. 2010 Population trends of European common birds are predicted by characteristics of their climatic niche. Global Change Biology 16: 497-505.

Norte Ana Claudia; Ramos Jaime A.; Sampaio Hugo L.; et al. 2010 PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION AND BREEDING PERFORMANCE OF THE GREAT TIT. Condor 112: 79-86.

Hellgren Olof; Ekblom Robert. 2010 Evolution of a cluster of innate immune genes (beta-defensins) along the ancestral lines of chicken and zebra finch. Immunome research 6: 3.

Carpenter Jane; Smart Jennifer; Amar Arjun; et al. 2010 National-scale analyses of habitat associations of Marsh Tits Poecile palustris and Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus: two species with opposing population trends in Britain. Bird Study 57: 31-43.

Ishtiaq Farah; Clegg Sonya M.; Phillimore Albert B.; et al. 2010 Biogeographical patterns of blood parasite lineage diversity in avian hosts from southern Melanesian islands. Journal of Biogeography 37: 120-132.

Hadfield Jarrod D.; Wilson Alastair J.; Garant Dany; et al. 2010 The Misuse of BLUP in Ecology and Evolution. American Naturalist 175: 116-125.

Isaksson C.; Magrath M. J. L.; Groothuis T. G. G.; et al. 2010 Androgens during development in a bird species with extremely sexually dimorphic growth, the brown songlark, Cinclorhamphus cruralis. General and Comparative Endocrinology: 165: 97-103.

Manuel Neto Julio; Gosler Andrew G. 2010 Variation in body condition of breeding Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioides: the reproductive stress and flight adaptation hypothesis revisited. Journal of Ornithology 151: 201-210.