Veröffentlichungen / Publications


Beckers GJL, van der Meij J, Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC.: Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain. BMC Biology, in press

Beran F, Pauchet Y, Kunert G, Reichelt M, Wielsch N, Vogel H, Reinecke A, Svatoš A, Mewis I, Schmid D, Ramasamy S, Ulrichs C, Hansson BS, Gershenzon J, Heckel DG: Phyllotreta striolata flea beetles use host plant defense compounds to create their own glucosinolate-myrosinase system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1321781111 (2014)

Bulla M, Valcu M, Rutten AL, Kempenaers B.: Biparental incubation patterns in a high-Arctic breeding shorebird: how do pairs divide their duties? Behav Ecol 25: 152-164 (2014

Clarin, Theresa M.A.; Ivailo Borissov, Rachel A. Page, John M. Ratcliffe and Björn M. Siemers: Social learning within and across species: information transfer in mouse-eared bats. Can. J. Zool. 92: 129–139 (2014)

Clavijo McCormick, A; Irmisch, S; Reinecke, A; Boeckler, GA; Veit, D; Reichelt, M; Hansson, BS; Gershenzon, J; Köllner, TG; Unsicker, SB: Herbivore-induced volatile emission in black poplar - regulation and role in attracting herbivore enemies. Plant, Cell and Environment, doi: 10.1111/pce.12287 (2014)

Dehnhard, Nina; Poisbleau Maud; Demongin Laurent; Ludynia Katrin and Quillfeldt Petra: High juvenile annual survival probabilities in Southern Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes chrysocome are independent of individual fledging traits. Ibis 156, 548–560 (2014)

Gahr, M.: How Hormone-Sensitive Are Bird Songs And What Are The Underlying Mechanisms. Acta Acustica United with Acustica, 100: 705-718 (2014)

Gehrold, A.: Forschung am Ismaninger Speichersee mit Fischteichen: Ortstreue und Habitatwahl mausernder Schnatterenten. Falke 61(7), 24-26 (2014)

Girndt A, Knief U, Forstmeier W and Kempenaers B.: Triploid ZZZ Zebra Finches Taeniopygia guttata exhibit abnormal sperm heads and poor reproductive performance. Ibis 156: 472-477 (2014)

Goymann W. and Wingfield J.C.: Male-to-female testosterone ratios, dimorphism, and life history—what does it really tell us? Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 685–699 (2014)

Goymann W. and Wingfield J.C.: Correlated evolution of female and male testosterone—internal constraints or external determinants? A response to comments on Goymann and Wingfield. Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 704–705 (2014)

Kaissling K.E.: Pheromone reception in insects (the example of silk moths), In “Neurobiology of Chemical Communication”, ed. by C. Mucignat-Caretta, CRC press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, London, New York, 99 - 146 (2014)

Luo, Jinhong; Koselj, Klemen; Zsebők, Sándor; Siemers, Björn M.; Goerlitz, Holger R.: Global warming alters sound transmission: differential impact on the prey detection ability of echolocating bats. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 11, 91 in press (2014)

Mueller JC, Edelaar P, Carrete M, Serrano D, Potti J, Blas J, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B and Tella JL: Behaviour-related DRD4 polymorphisms in invasive bird populations. Mol Ecol 23: 2876–2885 (2014)

Niemelä, P.T. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Artificial environments and the study of ‘adaptive’ personalities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, in press (2014)

Osvath, M. and Sima, M.: Sub-adult Ravens Synchronize their Play: A Case of Emotional Contagion? Animal Behavior and Cognition, 1(2): 197-205 (2014)

Reinecke A, Hilker M: Plant semiochemicals - perception and behavioural responses by insects. In: Annual Plant Reviews, 47: Plant Insect Interactions (eds C. Voelckel & G. Jander), 115-153. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK (2014)

Sardell RJ, Kempenaers B and Duval EH.: Female mating preferences and offspring survival: testing hypotheses on the genetic basis of mate choice in a wild lekking bird. Mol Ecol 23: 933–946 (2014)

Schlicht, L; M. Valcu, P. Loës, A. Girg and B. Kempenaers: No relationship between female emergence time from the roosting place and extrapair paternity. Behavioral Ecology in press (2014)

Schlicht L, Valcu M and Kempenaers B.: Thiessen polygons as a model for animal territory estimation. Ibis 156: 215–219 (2014)

Valcu, M, Dale, J, Griesser, M., Nakagawa, S, and Kempenaers, B: Global gradients of avian longevity support the classic evolutionary theory of ageing. Ecography in press

Villavicencio C.P., Apfelbeck B. and Goymann W.: Parental care, loss of paternity and circulating levels of testosterone and corticosterone in a socially monogamous song bird. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:11 (2014)

Villavicencio C.P., Blas J., Goymann W.: The number of life-history stages does not influence the androgen responsiveness to male–male interactions: Sedentary and migratory black redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros) do not elevate testosterone in response to simulated territorial intrusions. General and Comparative Endocrinology, in press (2014)

Voigt, C, Gahr, M, Leitner, S, Lutermann, H, and Bennett, N.: Breeding status and social environment differentially affect the expression of sex steroid receptor and aromatase mRNA in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats. Frontiers in Zoology 11, 38 (2014)

Wallraff, Hans G.: Do olfactory stimuli provide positional information for home-oriented avian navigation? Animal Behaviour 90 e1-e6 (2014)

Wallraff, Hans G.: Pigeon homing from unfamiliar areas: An alternative to olfactory navigation is not in sight. Communicative & Integrative Biology 7, e28565 (2014)

Wickler, Wolfgang: Die Biologie der Zehn Gebote und die Natur des Menschen. Springer (2014)

Wickler, Wolfgang: Wissenschaftliche Reisen mit Loki Schmidt. Springer (2014)

Woodgate, J.L., Buchanan, K.L., Bennett, A.T.D, Catchpole, C.K., Brighton, R. and Leitner, S.: Environmental and genetic control of brain and song structure in the zebra finch. Evolution 68 (1), 230-240 (2014)




Apfelbeck B, Mortega K, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Goymann W: Life-history and hormonal control of aggression in black redstarts: Blocking testosterone does not decrease territorial aggression, but changes the emphasis of vocal behaviours during simulated territorial intrusions. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 8 (2013) 

Apfelbeck B, Mortega K, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Vellema M, Villavicencio CP, Gahr ML, Goymann W: Associated and disassociated changes in hormones, song, behavior and brain receptor expression between life-cycle stages in male black redstarts, Phoenicurus ochruros. Gen Comp Endocr, 184, 93-102 (2013)

Ashley NT, Schwabl I, Goymann W and Buck CL: Keeping time under the midnight sun: Behavioral and plasma melatonin profiles of free-living lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) during the arctic summer. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 319, 10-22 (2013)

Araya-Ajoy, J.G. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Characterizing behavioural 'characters': an evolutionary framework. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 281: 2645 (2013)

Clarin TMA, Ruczynski I, Page RA, Siemers BM: Foraging Ecology Predicts Learning Performance in Insectivorous Bats. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64823. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064823 (2013)

Creel, S., Dantzer, B., Goymann, W. and Rubenstein, D.R.: The ecology of stress: effects of the social environment. Functional Ecology, 27, 66-80 (2013)

Dehnhard, N. and Hennicke, J.C.: Leucocyte profiles and body condition in breeding brown boobies and red-tailed tropicbirds: effects of breeding stage and sex. Australian Journal of Zoology 61: 178-185 (2013)

Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Ludynia, K., Lecoq, M., Masello, J.F. and Quillfeldt, P.: Survival of rockhopper penguins in times of global climate change. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23: 777-789 (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Dochtermann, N.A.: Individual behaviour: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics. In: Wild Quantitative Genetics (Ed. by A.Charmantier, D.Garant & L.E.B.Kruuk) Oxford University Press (2014)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Dochtermann, N.A.: Quantifying individual variation in behaviour: mixed-effect modelling approaches. Journal of Animal Ecology 82, 39-54 (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Réale, D.: What is the evidence for natural selection maintaining animal personality variation? In: Carere, C. and Maestripieri, D. (eds.): Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2013)

Dingemanse, N.J. and Wolf, M.: Between-individual differences in behavioural plasticity: causes and consequences. Animal Behaviour (In Press) (2013)

Dittrich, F., ter Maat, A., Jansen, R.F., Pieneman, A., Hertel, M., Frankl-Vilches, C., Gahr, M.: Maximized song learning of juvenile male zebra finches following BDNF expression in the HVC. European Journal of Neuroscience, in press (2013)

Dochtermann, N.A. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Behavioral syndromes as evolutionary constraints. Behavioral Ecology (In Press) (2013)

Dominoni D, Goymann W, Helm B, Partecke J.: Urban-like night illumination reduces melatonin release in European blackbirds (Turdus merula): implications of city life for biological time-keeping of songbirds. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 60 (2013)

Fusani L, Coccon F, Rojas Mora A, Goymann W: Melatonin reduces migratory restlessness in Sylvia warblers during autumnal migration. Frontiers in Zoology 2013, 10: 79 (2013)

Geberzahn, N. and Gahr, M.: Song Learning in Male and Female Uraeginthus cyanocephalus, a Tropical Songbird Species. Journal of Comparative Psychology, Vol. 127, No. 4, 352–364 (2013)

Gehrold A, Bauer H-G, Fiedler W, Wikelski M.: Great flexibility in autumn movement patterns of European gadwalls Anas strepera. J Avian Biol 45(2):131-139 (2013)

Gehrold, A. and Köhler, P.: Wing-moulting waterbirds maintain body condition under good environmental conditions: a case study of Gadwalls (Anas strepera). Journal of Ornithology, in press (2013) DOI 10.1007/s10336-013-0944-5

Gehrold, A., Leitner, S., Laucht, S. and Derégnaucourt, S.: Heterospecific exposure affects the development of secondary sexual traits in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Behavioural Processes 94, 67-75 (2013)

Hall, Michelle L. , Sjouke A. Kingma, Anne Peters: Male Songbird Indicates Body Size with Low-Pitched Advertising Songs. PLOS ONE 8, 2, e56717 (2013)

Heber S, Varsani A, Kuhn S, Girg A, Kempenaers B and Briskie J.: The genetic rescue of two bottlenecked South Island robin populations using translocations of inbred donors. Proc R Soc Lond B 280, doi: 0.1098/rspb.2012.2228 (2013)

Hirschenhauser, K., Gahr, M.L. and Goymann, W. Winning and losing in public: Audiences direct future success in Japanese quail. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 625–633 (2013)

Ihle M, Kempenaers B and Forstmeier W.: Does hatching failure breed infidelity? Behav Ecol 24: 119-127 (2013)

Kaissling, K.-E.: Kinetics of olfactory responses might largely depend on the odorant–receptor interaction and the odorant deactivation postulated for flux detectors. J Comp Physiol A 199:879-896 (2013)

Kárpáti Z, Knaden M, Reinecke A, Hansson BS: Intraspecific combinations of flower and leaf volatiles act together in attracting hawkmoth pollinators. PLoS ONE, 8, e72805 EP (2013)

Landys MM, Goymann W, Soma KK and Slagsvold T: Year-round territorial aggression is independent of plasma DHEA in the European nuthatch Sitta europaea. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 166-172 (2013)

Leisler, Bernd and Karl Schulze-Hagen: Der stechende Blick - neues Licht auf alte Vorstellungen zu Mimikry und Wehrtracht. Vogelwarte, 51, 55-62 (2013)

Ludynia K., Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Masello, J.F., Voigt, C.C., Quillfeldt, P.: Sexual segregation in rockhopper penguins during incubation. Animal Behaviour 85: 255-267 (2013)

Mathot KJ, Martin K, Kempenaers B and Forstmeier W.: Basal metabolic rate can evolve independently of morphological and behavioural traits. Heredity 111: 175–181 (2013)

Mueller, J.C., Korsten, P., Hermannstädter, C., Feulner, T., Dingemanse, N.J., Matthysen, E., van Oers, K., Overveld, T., Patrick, S.C., Quinn, J.L., Riemenschneider, M., Tinbergen, J.M. and Kempenaers, B.: Haplotype structure, adaptive history and associations with exploratory behaviour of the DRD4 region in four great tit (Parus major) populations. Molecular Ecology 22: 2797-2809 (2013)

Mutzel, A., Blom, M.P.K., Spagopouloua, F., Wright, J., Dingemanse, N.J. and Kempenaers, B.: Temporal trade-offs between nestling provisioning and defence against nest predators in blue tits. Animal Behaviour 85: 1459-1469 (2013)

Mutzel, A; NJ Dingemanse, JG Araya-Ajoy, B Kempenaers: Parental provisioning behaviour plays a key role in linking personality with reproductive success. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 280: 1019 (2013)

Nemeth, Erwin; Nadia Pieretti, Sue Anne Zollinger, Nicole Geberzahn, Jesko Partecke, Ana Catarina Miranda and Henrik Brumm: Bird song and anthropogenic noise: Vocal constraints may explain why birds sing higher frequency songs in cities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press (2013)

Niemela, P., Dingemanse, N.J., Alioravainen, N., Vainikka, A. and Kortet, R.: Personality pace-of-life hypothesis: testing genetic associations among personality and life-history. Behavioral Ecology (In Press) (2013)

Poisbleau, M., Dehnhard, N., Demongin, L., Parenteau, C., Quillfeldt, P., Eens, M.: Females paired with new and heavy mates increase their chances of fledging in the whole clutch via differential intra-clutch egg provisioning. PLoS ONE: e72136 (2013)

Rensel, M.A.; L. Salwiczek, J. Roth, B.A. Schlinger: Context-specific effects of estradiol on spatial learning and memory in the zebra finch. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 100, 41–47 (2013)

Salvarina, Ioanna; Elizabeth Yohannes, Björn M. Siemers and Klemen Koselj: Advantages of using fecal samples for stable isotope analysis in bats: evidence from a triple isotopic experiment. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (in press) (2013)

Schlicht E and Kempenaers B.: Effects of social and extra-pair mating on sexual selection in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Evolution 67: 1420-1434 (2013)

Schoech SJ, Bowman R, Hahn TP, Goymann W, Schwabl I, Bridge ES: The effects of low levels of light at night upon the endocrine physiology of western scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 319, 527-538 (2013)

Späthe A, Reinecke A, Haverkamp A, Hansson BS, Knaden M: Host plant odors represent immiscible information entities - blend composition and concentration matter in hawkmoths. PLoS ONE, 8, e77135 EP (2013)

Steiger S, Valcu M, Spoelstra K, Helm B, Wikelski M and Kempenaers B.: When the sun never sets: diverse activity rhythms under continuous daylight in free-living arctic-breeding birds. Proc R Soc Lond B 280: 1016 (2013)

Steinmeyer C, Mueller JC and Kempenaers B.: Individual variation in sleep behaviour in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): assortative mating and associations with fitness-related traits. J Avian Biol 44: 159-168 (2013)

Stuber, E.F., Araya-Ajoy, J.G., Mathot, KJ., Nicolaus, M., Wijmenga, J.J., Mueller, J.C. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Slow explorers take less risk: a problem of sampling bias in ecological studies. Behavioral Ecology (In Press) (2013)

van de Pol, Martijn , Lyanne Brouwer, Lesley C. Brooker, Michael G. Brooker, Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Michelle L. Hall, Naomi E. Langmore, Anne Peters, Stephen Pruett-Jones, Eleanor M. Russell, Michael S. Webster and Andrew Cockburn: Problems with using large-scale oceanic climate indices to compare climatic sensitivities across populations and species. Ecography 36: 001–007, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.00143.x (2013)

Villavicencio CP, Apfelbeck B, Goymann W.: Experimental induction of social instability during early breeding does not alter testosterone levels in male black redstarts, a socially monogamous songbird. Horm Behav 64:461-467 (2013)

Voigt, C. and Leitner, S.: Testosterone-dependency of male solo song in a duetting songbird - Evidence from females. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 122-127 (2013)

Wallraff, H. G.: Ratios among atmospheric trace gases together with winds imply exploitable information for bird navigation: a model elucidating experimental results. Biogeosciences 10: 6929-6943 (2013)

Wickler W.: Understanding Mimicry - with Special Reference to Vocal Mimicry. Ethology 119, 259-269 (2013)

Wilson, A.D.M., Krause, S., Dingemanse, N.J., and Krause, J.:  Network position: a key component in the characterisation of social personality types. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 163-173 (2013)


Apfelbeck B, Kiefer S, Mortega KG, Goymann W, Kipper S.: Testosterone Affects Song Modulation during Simulated Territorial Intrusions in Male Black Redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros). PLoS ONE 7(12): e52009. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052009 (2012)

Atagan, Y. and Forstmeier, W.: Protein supplementation decreases courtship rate in the zebra finch. Animal Behaviour 83, 69-74 (2012)

Beckers, G.J.L., Bolhuis, J.J., Okanoya, K. and Berwick, R.C.: Birdsong neurolinguistics: Songbird context-free grammar claim is premature. Neuroreport 23, 139-145 (2012)

Benhaiem, Sarah; Dehnhard, Martin; Bonanni, Roberto; Hofer, Heribert; Goymann, Wolfgang; Eulenberger, Klaus; East, Marion L.: Validation of an enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). General and Comparative Endocrinology,  178: 265-271 (2012)

Blake, Stephen; Yackulic, Charles; Cabrera, Fredy; Tapia, Washington; Gibbs, James; Kümmeth, Franz; Wikelski, Martin.: Vegetation dynamics drive segregation by body size in Galapagos tortoises migrating across altitudinal gradients. Journal of Animal Ecology, 20. November 2012, JAE-2012-00027.R2/DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12020 (2012)

Bolund, E., Schielzeth, H. and Forstmeier, W.: Singing activity stimulates partner reproductive investment rather than increasing paternity success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, DOI 10.1007/s00265-012-1346-z (2012)

Brumm, H.: Biomusic and popular culture: The use of animal sounds in the music of The Beatles. Journal of Popular Music Studies 24: 25-38 (2012)

Brumm, H. and Teschke, I.: Juvenile Galápagos pelicans increase their foraging success by copying adult behaviour. PLoS ONE 7: e51881(2012)

Buehler DM, Vézina F, Goymann W, Schwabl I, Versteegh M, Tieleman BI, Piersma T.: Independence among four physiological traits suggests flexibility in the face of ecological demands on phenotypes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, , 25: 1600-1613 (2012)

Carrete, M., Edelaar, P., Blas, J., Serrano, D. Potti, J., Dingemanse, N.J., and Tella, J.L.: Don’t neglect pre-establishment individual selection in deliberate introductions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27, 67-68 (2012)

Dall, S.R.X., Gosling, S.D., Dingemanse, N.J., Erev, I., Kocher, M., Schulz, L., Todd, P.M., Weissing, F.J. and Wolf, M.: Variation in decision making. In: Hammerstein, P and Stevens, J.R. (eds.), Evolving the Mechanisms of Decision Making: Toward a Darwinian Decision Theory. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 11, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (2012)

Dehnhard, N., Almeida, A., Ludynia, K.: A royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli in the Falkland Islands? Marine Ornithology 40: 95-98  (2012)

Derégnaucourt, S., Saar, S., and Gahr, M.: Melatonin affects the temporal pattern of vocal signatures in birds. Journal of Pineal Research, in press (2012)

Dingemanse, N. J., I. Barber, J. Wright, and Brommer, J.E.: Quantitative genetics of behavioural reaction norms: genetic correlations between personality and behavioural plasticity vary across stickleback populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25, 485-496 (2012)

Dingemanse, N. J., Bouwman, K. M., van de Pol, M., van Overveld, T., Patrick, S. C., Matthysen, E. and Quinn, J. L.: Variation in personality and behavioural plasticity across four populations of the great tit Parus major. Journal of Animal Ecology 81, 116-126 (2012)

Dingemanse, N.J., Dochtermann, N.A., and Nakagawa, S.: Defining behavioural syndromes and the role of "syndrome deviation" to study its evolution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66, 1543-1548 (2012)

Dingemanse,N.J. and Wolf, M.: Biological analogs of personality. In: Hammerstein, P and Stevens, J.R. (eds.), Evolving the Mechanisms of Decision Making: Toward a Darwinian Decision Theory. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 11, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (2012)

English AK, Chauvenet ALM, Safi K, Pettorelli N: Reassessing the Determinants of Breeding Synchrony in Ungulates. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41444. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041444 (2012)

Forstmeier, W., Schielzeth, H., Mueller, J., Kempenaers, B., and Ellegren, H.: Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in zebra finches: microsatellite markers can be better than their reputation. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05593.x (2012)

Goymann, W.: On the use of non-invasive hormone research in uncontrolled, natural environments: The problem with sex, diet, metabolic rate and the individual. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 757-765 (2012)

Goymann, W., Helm, B., Jensen, W., Schwabl I. and Moore, I.T.: A tropical bird can use the equatorial change in sunrise and sunset times to synchronize its circannual clock. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279, 3527-3534 (2012)

Griesser, Michael, Nicole A. Schneider, Mary-Anne Collis, Anthony Overs, Michael Guppy, Sarah Guppy, Naoko Takeuchi, Pete Collins, Anne Peters, Michelle L. Hall: Causes of Ring-Related Leg Injuries in Birds – Evidence and Recommendations from Four Field Studies. PLOS ONE, 7, 12, e51891 (2012)

Helm, B., Gwinner, E., Koolhaas, A., Battley, P., Schwabl, I., Dekinga, A., Piersma, T.: Avian migration: Temporal multi-tasking and a case study of melatonin cycles in waders. Chapter 26 in: Kalsbeek, A., Merrow, M. Roenneberg, T. and Foster, R.G. (eds): Neurobiology of Circadian Timing. Progress in Brain Research, 199, 457-479, Elsevier (Oxford) (2012)

Hirschenhauser K, Spreitzer K, Lepschy M, Kotrschal K, Möstl E: Excreted corticosterone metabolites differ between two galliform species, Japanese Quail and Chicken, between sexes and between urine and faecal parts of droppings. J. Ornithol. in press. (2012)

Johnsen A, Carter KL, Delhey K, Lifjeld JT, Robertson RJ & Kempenaers B.: Laying-order effects on sperm numbers and on paternity: comparing three passerines birds with life-histories. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 66: 181-190 (2012)

Kluen E, Kuhn S, Kempenaers B & Brommer JE.: A simple cage test captures intrinsic differences in aspects of personality across individuals in a passerine bird. Anim Behav 84: 279-287 (2012)

Knief, U., Schielzeth, H., Kempenaers, B., Ellegren, H. and Forstmeier, W.: QTL and quantitative genetic analysis of beak morphology reveals patterns of standing genetic variation in an Estrildid finch. Molecular Ecology, in press (2012)

Kranstauber, B., Kays, R., LaPoint, S. D., Wikelski, M. and Safi, K.: A dynamic Brownian bridge movement model to estimate utilization distributions for heterogeneous animal movement. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 738-746 (2012)

Lesku JA and Rattenborg NC: Sleep in birds. In: Kushida CA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sleep. Oxford: Academic Press, in press (2012)

Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC, Valcu M, Vyssotski AL, Kuhn S, Kuemmeth F, Heidrich W and Kempenaers B.: Adaptive Sleep Loss in Polygynous Pectoral Sandpipers. Science, Vol. 337 no. 6102: 1654-1658 (2012)

Ludynia, K., Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L, Masello, J.F., Quillfeldt, P.: Evaluating the impact of handling and logger attachment on foraging parameters and physiology in southern rockhopper penguins. PLoS ONE: e50429  (2012)

O'Mara, M. Teague, Hickey, Cathriona M.: Social influences on the development of ringtailed lemur feeding ecology. Animal Behaviour, In Press (2012)

Martins, A. P. G. and Capaldi, E. J.: Animal Cognition. In: Weiner, I. B. (ed.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 4: Experimental Psychology. John Wiley and Sons, New York. pp. 393-418 (2012)

Mathot, K.J., Wright, J., Kempenaers, B., and Dingemanse, N.J.: Adaptive strategies for managing uncertainty may explain personality-related differences in behavioural plasticity. Oikos 121, 1009-1020 (2012)

Michler S.P.M, Nicolaus M., van der Velde M., Radersma R., Ubels R, Both C., Komdeur J. and Tinbergen J.M.: Local offspring density and sex ratio affect sex allocation in the great tit. Behavioral Ecology in press (2012)

Mueller JC, Steinmeyer C & Kempenaers B.: Individual variation in sleep-wake rhythms in free-living birds. Chronobiol Int 29: 1216-1226 (2012)

Nakagawa, S. and Santos, E. S. A.: Methodological issues and advances in biological meta-analysis. Evolutionary Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10682-012-9555-5 (2012)

Nemeth, E., Kempenaers B., Matessi, G. and Brumm, H.: Rock sparrow song reflects male age and reproductive success. PLoS ONE 7: e43259 (2012)

Nemeth, E., Zollinger, S. A. and Brumm, H: Effect sizes and the integrative understanding of urban bird song. American Naturalist 180: 146-152 (2012)

Nick JBI, Redding DW, Meredith HM, Safi K: Phylogenetically-informed priorities for amphibian conservation. PLoS ONE (in press) (2012)

Nicolaus, M., Michler, S. P. M., Jalvingh, K. M., Ubels, R., van der Velde, M., Komdeur, J., Both, C., and Tinbergen, J. M.: Social environment affects juvenile dispersal in great tits (Parus major). Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 827-837 (2012)

Nicolaus, M., Michler, S.P.M., Ubels, R., van der Velde, M., Bouwman, K.M., Both, C. and Tinbergen, J.M.: Local sex ratio affects the cost of reproduction. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 564-572 (2012)

Nicolaus, M., Tinbergen, J.M., Bouwman, K.M., Michler, S.P.M., Ubels, R., Both, C., Kempenaers, B. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Experimental evidence for adaptive personalities in a wild passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 279, 4885-4892 (2012)

Pennycuick, C. J., Fast, P. L. F., Ballerstädt, N., Rattenborg, N.: The effect of an external transmitter on the drag coefficient of a bird’s body, and hence on migration range, and energy reserves after migration. J Ornithol, 153: 633-644 (2012)

Poot, H., Ter Maat, A., Trost, L., Schwabl, I., Jansen, R.F., Gahr, M.: Behavioural and physiological effects of population density on domesticated zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) held in aviaries. Physiology and Behavior 105, 821-828 (2012)

Rattenborg NC, Lima SL, Lesku JA.: Sleep locally, act globally. The Neuroscientist 18:533-546 (2012)

Rattenborg NC, Martinez-Gonzalez D.: Developmental neurobiology: awakening the brain for the first time. Current Biology, 22:R398-R400 (2012)

Réale, D. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Animal Personality. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (2012)

Ritschard, M. and Brumm, H.: Zebra finch song reflects current food availability. Evolutionary Ecology 26: 801-812 (2012)

Ritschard, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. and Brumm, H.: Song amplitude of rival males modulates the territorial behaviour of great tits during the fertile period of their mates. Ethology 118, 197-202 (2012)

Rutkowska J., Lagiz, M. and Nakagawa, S.: The long and the short of avian W chromosomes: no evidence for W shortening. Biology Letters. 8: 636-638 (2012)

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Santos, E. S. A. and Nakagawa, S.: The cost of parental care: a meta-analysis of the trade-off between parental effort and survival in birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02569.x (2012)

Schielzeth, H., Forstmeier, W., Kempenaers, B., and Ellegren, H.: QTL linkage mapping of wing length in zebra finch using genome-wide SNP markers. Molecular Ecology 21, 329-339 (2012)

Schielzeth, H., Kempenaers, B., Ellegren, H., and Forstmeier, W.: QTL linkage mapping of zebra finch beak colour shows an oligogenic control of a sexually selected trait. Evolution 66, 18-30 (2012)

Schlicht L.; Girg A.; Loës P.; Valcu M.; Kempenaers B.: Male extra-pair nestlings fledge first. Animal Behaviour 83, 6: 1335-1343 (2012)

Schroeder, J., Burke, T. Mannarelli, M.-E., Dawson, D. A. and Nakagawa, S.: Maternal effects and heritability of annual productivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 149-156 (2012)

Schroeder J., Nakagawa, S., Cleasby, I. R., and Burke T.: Passerine birds breeding under chronic noise experience reduced fitness. PLoS One 7: e39200 (2012)

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Seguin, A. and Forstmeier, W.: No band color effects on male courtship rate or body mass: four experiments and a meta-analysis. PLoS one, in press (2012)

Smaers, Jeroen B., Dechmann, Dina K. N., Goswami, Anjali, Soligo, Christophe and Safi, Kamran: Comparative analyses of evolutionary rates reveal different pathways to encephalization in bats, carnivorans, and primates. PNAS (2012) doi:10.1073/pnas.1212181109

Späthe A, Reinecke A, Olsson SB, Kesavan S, Knaden M, Hansson BS: Plant species- and status-specific odorant blends guide oviposition choice in the moth Manduca sexta. Chemical Senses, in print (2012)

Sprenger, D., Dingemanse, N.J., Dochtermann, N.A., Jennifer, T. and Walker, S.: Aggressive females become aggressive males in a sex-changing reef fish. Ecology Letters 15:986-992 (2012)

Steinmeyer C, Kempenaers B & Mueller JC.: Testing for associations between candidate genes for circadian rhythms and individual variation in sleep behaviour in blue tits. Genetica 140: 219-230 (2012)

Ter Maat, A., Pieneman, A.W. and Koene, J.M.: The effect of light on induced egg laying in the simultaneous hermaphrodite Lymnaea stagnalis. Journal of Molluscan Studies, in press (2012)

Valcu, M., Dale, J., Kempenaers, B.: rangeMapper: A platform for the study of macroecology of life history traits, Global Ecology and Biogeography, in press (2012)

Versteegh, M.A., Helm, B., Gwinner, E. and Tieleman, B.I.: Annual cycles of metabolic rate are genetically determined but can be shifted by phenotypic flexibility. Journal of Experimental Biology, in press (2012)

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Winkler H and Leisler B: Phylogenien, Areale und Aerodynamik. Vogelwarte, 50, 299-300 (2012)

Yohannes E, Lee RW, Valcu M & Kempenaers B.: Feather deuterium as an indicator of age-class in the pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos). Ibis 154: 868-873 (2012)

Zollinger, S. A., Podos, J., Nemeth, E., Goller, F. and Brumm, H.: On the relationship between, and measurement of, amplitude and frequency in bird song. Animal Behaviour 84: e1–e9 (2012)


Alem, S., Koselj, K., Siemers, B.M., Greenfield, M.D.: Bat predation and the evolution of leks in acoustic moths. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 2105-2116 (2011)

Apfelbeck, B. and Goymann, W.: Ignoring the challenge? Male black redstarts do not increase testosterone levels during territorial conflicts but they do so in response to GnRH. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 3233-3242 (2011)

Apfelbeck, B., Stegherr, J. and Goymann, W.: Simulating winning in the wild - the behavioral and hormonal response of black redstarts to single and repeated territorial challenges of high and low intensity. Hormones and Behavior 60, 565-571 (2011)

Barske, J., Schlinger, BA, Wikelski, M., and Fusani, L.: Female choice for male motor skills. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 3523-3528 (2011)

Bauer H.-G., M. Boschert, H. Haupt, O. Hüppop, T. Ryslavy and P. Südbeck: Rote Liste der Brutvögel der deutschen Bundesländer - erneuter Aufruf zur Synchronisation und zeitlichen Einheitlichkeit. Ber. Vogelschutz 47/48, 73-92 (2011)

Bauer, H.-G., Fiedler, W., Heine, G., Seier, I.: Bestandsdynamik, Verbreitung und Brutbiologie der Rostgans Tadorna ferruginea am Bodensee und Hochrhein - negative Auswirkungen auf einheimische Vogelarten? Ornithol. Jh. Bad-Württ. 27, 103-121 (2011)

Bauer, H-G and Woog, F: On the "invasiveness" of non-native birds. Ibis 153, 204-206 (2011)

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Berwick, R.C., Okanoya, K. , Beckers, G.J.L. and Bolhuis, J.J.: Songs to syntax: the linguistics of birdsong. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15, 113-121 (2011)

Bisson, I.-A., Butler, L. K., Hayden, T. J. , Kelley, P., Adelman, J. S., Romero, L.M. and Wikelski, M.C.: Energetic response to human disturbance in an endangered songbird. Animal Conservation 14, 484-491 (2011)

Bolund, E., Schielzeth, H., and Forstmeier, W.: Correlates of male fitness in captive zebra finches – a comparison of methods to disentangle genetic and environmental effects. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 327 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-327 (2011)

Boyer, D., Crofoot, M.C., Walsh, P.D.: Non-random walks in monkeys and humans. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, in press

Brumm, H. and Ritschard, M.: Song amplitude affects territorial aggression of male receivers in chaffinches. Behavioural Ecology 22, 310-316 (2011)

Brumm, H., Robertson, K. A. and Nemeth, E.: Singing direction as a tool to investigate the function of bird song: an experiment on sedge warblers. Animal Behaviour 81, 653-659 (2011)

Brumm, H. and Zollinger, S. A.: The evolution of the Lombard effect: 100 years of psychoacoustic research. Behaviour 148, 1173-1198 (2011)

Crochet P.-A., L. Raty, P.H. Barthel, H.-G. Bauer, E. Bezzel, J.M. Collinson, C. Dietzen, P.J. Dubois, J. Fromholtz, A.J. Helbig, F. Jiguet, E. Jirle, A.G. Knox, T. Krüger, P. Le Maréchal, M. Päckert, D.T. Parkin, J.-M. Pons, C.S. Roselaar, G. Sangster, F.D. Steinheimer, L. Svensson, T. Tyrberg, A.B. van den Berg, A.J. van Loon, S.C. Votier and P. Yésou: AERC TAC’s Taxonomic Recommendations. December 2011. At (2011)

Dechmann, D.K.N., Ehret, S., Gaub, A., Kranstauber, B. and Wikelski M.: Low metabolism in a tropical bat from lowland Panama measured using heart rate telemetry: an unexpected life in the slow lane. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 3605-3612 (2011)

Dehnhard, N., Quillfeldt, P., Hennicke, J.C.: Leucocyte profiles and H/L ratios in chicks of Red-tailed Tropicbirds reflect the ontogeny of the immune system. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 181, 641-648 (2011)

Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Quillfeldt, P.: Do leucocyte profiles reflect temporal and sexual variation in body condition over the breeding cycle in Southern Rockhopper Penguins?. Journal of Ornithology 152, 759-768 (2011)

Dehnhard, N., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Chastel, O., van Noordwijk, H. J., Quillfeldt, P.: Leucocyte profiles and corticosterone in chicks of southern rockhopper penguins. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 181, 83-90 (2011)

Dehnhard, N., Voigt, C.C., Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Quillfeldt, P.: Stable isotopes in southern rockhopper penguins: foraging areas and sexual differences in the non-breeding period. Polar Biology 34, 1763-1773 (2011)

Delhey K, M Carrizo, L Verniere, B Mahler and A Peters: Rejection of brood-parasitic shiny cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) nestlings by the firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi)? Journal of Avian Biology 42, 463-467 (2011)

Derégnaucourt, S.: Birdsong learning in the laboratory, with especial reference to the song of the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) In: Pepperberg, Irene M. (ed.), Avian Cognition and Social Interaction: Special issue of Interaction Studies 12:2, pp. 323-349 (2011)

Du Val, E. and Goymann, W.: Hormonal correlates of social status and courtship display in a cooperatively lekking passerine. Hormones and Behavior 59, 44-50 (2011)

Eck, S., Fiebig, J., Fiedler, W., Heynen, I., Nicolai, B., Töpfer, T., van den Elzen, R., Winkler, R., Woog, F: Measuring birds / Vögel vermessen. Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, Wilhelmshaven. 118 p. (2011)

Edler, R., Goymann, W., Schwabl, I. and Friedl, TP.: Effect of testosterone on reproductive behavior and immunity in red bishops: an experimental test. Ibis 153, 46-58 (2011)

Eder, H., W. Fiedler and X. Pascoe: Air-permeable hole-pattern and nose-droop control improve aerodynamic performance of primary feathers. J Comp Physiol A. 197, 109-117 (2011)

Forstmeier, W.: Women have relatively larger brains then men: a comment on the misuse of GLM in the study of sexual dimorphism. The Anatomical Record 294, 1854-1863 (2011)

Forstmeier, W. and Schielzeth, H.: Cryptic multiple hypotheses testing in linear models: overestimated effect sizes and the winner’s curse. Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology 65, 47-55 (2011)

Forstmeier, W., Martin, K., Bolund, E., Schielzeth, H., Kempenaers, B.: Female extra-pair mating behavior can evolve via indirect selection on males. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, 10608-10613 (2011)

Fusani, L., Cardinale, M., Schwabl, I. and Goymann, W.: Food availability but not melatonin affects nocturnal restlessness in a wild migrating passerine. Hormones and Behavior 59, 187-192 (2011)

Gardner JL, MR Kearney, A Peters, L Joseph and R Heinsohn.: Mechanisms and consequences of changing body size: reply to Bickford et al. and McCauley and Mabry. Trends Ecol Evol 26(11): 555 (2011)

Gardner J, Peters, A., Kearney, M., Joseph, L. and Heinsohn, R.: Declining size: a third universal response to warming? Trends Ecol. Evol. 26(6): 285-297 (2011)

Geberzahn N., Gahr M.: Undirected (Solitary) Birdsong in Female and Male Blue-Capped Cordon-Bleus (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus) and Its Endocrine Correlates. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26485 (2011)

Goymann W. and Landys M.: Testosterone and year-round territoriality in tropical and non-tropical songbirds. Journal of Avian Biology 42, 485-489 (2011)

Goymann, W. and Trappschuh, M.: Seasonal and diel variation in hormone metabolites in European stonechats - on the importance of high signal to noise ratios in non-invasive hormone studies. Journal of Biological Rhythms 26, 44-54 (2011)

Grilli PG, Soave GE, Arellano ML and Masello JF.: Abundancia relativa del loro barranquero (Cyanoliseus patagonus patagonus) en la provincia de Buenos Aires y zonas limítrofes de La Pampa y Río Negro [Relative abundance of burrowing parrots (Cyanoliseus patagonus patagonus) in the province of Buenos Aires and nearby areas of La Pampa and Río Negro (Argentina)] [in Spanish]. Hornero – Revista de Ornitología Neotropical (in press)

Hagen M., Wikelski M., Kissling, W.D.: Space Use of Bumblebees (Bombus spp.) Revealed by Radio-Tracking. PLOS one 6, 5: e19997 (2011)

Hau, M. and Beebe, K.: Seasonally plastic endocrine regulation of territorial aggression in a sedentary tropical bird. General and Comparative Endocrinology 172, 305-313 (2011)

Hau, M. and Wingfield, J.C.: Hormonally-regulated trade-offs: evolutionary variability and phenotypic plasticity in testosterone signaling pathways. In: "Molecular mechanisms of life history evolution", Eds. T. Heyland and A. Flatt, Oxford University Press, pp. 349-361 (2011)

Haubenberger D, Reinthaler E, Mueller JC, Pirker W, Katzenschlager R, Froehlich R, Bruecke T, Daniel G, Auff E, Zimprich A: Association of transcription factor polymorphisms PITX3 and EN1 with Parkinson’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging 32, 302-307 (2011)

Hawkes, L. A., Balachandran, S., Batbayar, N., Butler, P.J., Frappelle, P.B., Milsom, W.K., Tseveenmyadag, N., Newman, S.H., Scott, G.R., Sathiyaselvam, P., Takekawa, J.Y., Wikelski, M., Bishop, C.M.: The trans-Himalayan flights of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108, 9516-9519 (2011)

Heleno, R., Blake, S., Jaramillo, P., Traveset, A., Vargas, P., Nogales, M.: Frugivory and seed dispersal in the Galápagos: what is the state of the art? Integrative Zoology 6, 110-128 (2011)

Hölzinger J. and H.-G. Bauer (Hrsg.): Die Avifauna Baden-Württembergs, Band 2.0, Nicht-Singvögel 1.1. Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart. 458 S (2011)

Hölzinger J. and Schlenker R.: Brutvorkommen des Mittelspechts Dendrocopos medius auf ägäischen Inseln und dem angrenzenden Festland. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 108, 225-231

Jones, G. and Siemers, B.M.: The communicative potential of bat echolocation pulses. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197, 447-457 (2011)

Jones PL, Page RA, Hartbauer M, Siemers BM: Behavioral evidence for eavesdropping on prey song in two Palearctic sibling bat species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 6, 333-340 (2011)

Jones KE and Kamran Safi K: Ecology and evolution of mammalian biodiversity. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 366, 2451-2461 (2011)

Kays, R.W., Tilak, S., Kranstauber, B., Jansen, P.A., Carbone, C., Rowcliffe, J.M., Fountain, T., Eggert, J. and Zhihai H.: Camera Traps as Sensor Networks for Monitoring Animal Communities. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Wireless Sensor Networks 1, 19-29 (2011)

Kingma, S.A., Hall, M.L. and Peters, A.: Multiple benefits drive helping behaviour in a cooperatively breeding bird: an integrated analysis. Am. Nat. 177, 486-495

Kingma, S.A., Hall, M.L. and Peters, A.: No evidence for offspring sex-ratio adjustment to social or environmental conditions in cooperatively breeding purple-crowned fairy-wrens. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65: 1203-1213 (2011)

Koch W, Schatke A, Wolferstetter H, Mueller JC, Schömig A, Kastrati A: Extended evidence for association between the melanoma inhibitory activity 3 gene and myocardial infarction. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 105, 670-675 (2011)

Koselj, K., Schnitzler, H.U., Siemers, B.M.: Horseshoe bats make adaptive prey selection decisions, informed by echo cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 3034-3041 (2011)

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Kranstauber, B., Cameron, A.,Weinzerl, R. , Fountain, T., Tilak, S., Wikelski, M., Kays,R.: The Movebank data model for animal tracking, Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 26, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 834-835, ISSN 1364-8152, 10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.12.005

Landys M., Goymann W., and Slagsvold T.: Rearing conditions have long-term consequences for stress responsiveness in free-living great tits. General and Comparative Endocrinology 174, 219-224 (2011)

Langmore, N.E., Stevens, M., Maurer, G., Heinsohn, R., Hall, M.L., Peters, A. and Kilner, R.M.: Visual mimicry of host nestlings by cuckoos. Proc R Soc Lond B 278, 2455-2463 (2011)

Laucht, S., Dale, J., Mutzel, A., Kempenaers, B.: Individual variation in plasma testosterone levels and its relation to badge size in House Sparrows Passer domesticus: It's a night-and-day-difference. General and Comparative Endocrinology 170, 501-508 (2011)

Leisler B., Schulze-Hagen K.: The Reed Warblers. KNNV Publishing - Zeist (2011)

Lesku, J.A., Vyssotski, A.L., Martinez-Gonzalez, D., Wilzeck, C. and Rattenborg, N.C.: 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 (2011)

Lesku JA, Meyer LCR, Fuller A, Maloney SK, Dell'Omo G, Vyssotski AL and Rattenborg NC.: Ostriches sleep like platypuses. PLoS ONE 6, e23203 (2011)

Llanos F, Failla M, García GJ, Giovine PM, Carbajal M, González PM, Paz Barreto D, Quillfeldt P and JF Masello: Birds (Aves) from the endangered Monte, the Steppes and Coastal biomes from the Province of Río Negro, Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Check List 7:782-797 (2011) Open Access

Masello JF and P Quillfeldt: Felsensittiche - farbenfrohe Charaktervögel in den patagonischen Steppen und auf beiden Seiten der Anden [Burrowing Parrots - colourful birds in the Patagonian steppes and on both sides of the Andes]. Der Falke 58: 12-19 [in German] (2011)

Masello JF, Quillfeldt P, Munimanda GK, Klauke N, Segelbacher G, Schaefer HM, Failla M, Cortés M and Y Moodley.: The high Andes, gene flow and a stable hybrid zone shape the genetic structure of a wide-ranging South American parrot. Frontiers in Zoology 8:e16 (2011)

Masello JF and Quillfeldt P.: ¿Cómo reproducirse exitosamente en un ambiente cambiante? Biología reproductiva de los loros barranqueros Cyanoliseus patagonus en el nordeste de la Patagonia [How to reproduce successfully in a changing environment? Breeding biology of the Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus in north-eastern Patagonia] Hornero – Revista de Ornitología Neotropical [thematic review in Spanish] (in press)

Mathot, K., van den Hout, P., Piersma, T., Kempenaers, B., Réale, D. and Dingemanse, N.J.: Disentangling the roles of frequency - versus state-dependence in generating individual differences in behavioural plasticity. Ecology Letters 14, 1254-1262 (2011)

Matuszak A., C.C. Voigt, I. Storch, H.-G. Bauer and P. Quillfeldt: Depth-specific and spatiotemporal variation of d13C and d15N of Charophytes at Lake Constance: Implications for food web studies. Rapid Communic. Mass Spectrom. 25, 2089-2094 (2011)

Merino S, Hennicke J, Martínez J, Ludynia K, Torres R, Work TM, Stroud S, Masello JF and Quillfeldt P.: Infection by Haemoproteus parasites in four species of frigatebirds and description of Haemoproteus (Parahaemoproteus) valkiunasi sp. nov. (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae). Journal of Parasitology (in press)

Michler, S. P. M., Nicolaus, M., Ubels, R., van der Velde, M., Both, C., Tinbergen, J. M. and Komdeur, J.: Sex-specific effects of the local social environment on juvenile post-fledging dispersal in great tits. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 1975-1986 (2011)

Michler, S.P.M., Nicolaus, M., Ubels, R., van der Velde, M., Both, C., Tinbergen, J.M. and Komdeur, J.: Do sex-specific densities affect local survival of free ranging great tits? Behavioral Ecology 22, 869-879 (2011)

Muck, C., Goymann W.: Throat patch size and darkness co-varies with testosterone in females of a sex-role reversed species. Behavioral Ecology 22, 1312–1319 (2011)

Mueller JC, Hermisson J, Olano-Marin J, Hansson B, Kempenaers B: Linking genetic mechanisms of heterozygosity-fitness correlations to footprints of selection at single loci. Evol Ecol 25, 1-11 (2011)

Mueller, J.C., Pulido, F., and Kempenaers, B: Identification of a gene associated with avian migratory behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 2848–2856 (2011)

Mutzel, A., Kempenaers, B., Laucht, S., Dingemanse, N.J., and Dale, J.: Circulating testosterone levels do not affect exploration in house sparrows: observational and experimental tests. Animal Behaviour 81, 731-739 (2011)

Olano-Marin J, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B.: Correlations between heterozygosity and reproductive success in the Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus): an analysis of inbreeding and single locus effects. Evolution 65, 3175-3194 (2011)

Olano-Marin J, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B.: Heterozygosity and survival in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus): contrasting effects of presumably functional and neutral loci. Mol. Ecol. 20, 4028-4041 (2011)

Ouyang, J.Q., Hau, M. and Bonier, F.: Within seasons and among years: when are corticosterone levels repeatable? Horm. Behav. 60, 559-564 (2011)

Ouyang, J.Q., Sharp, P.J., Dawson, A., Quetting, M. and Hau, M.: Hormone levels predict individual differences in reproductive success in a passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 278, 2537-2545 (2011)

Pennycuick, C. J., Fast, P. L. F., Ballerstädt, N., Rattenborg, N.: The effect of an external transmitter on the drag coefficient of a bird’s body, and hence on migration range, and energy reserves after migration. J Ornithol, DOI 10.1007/s10336-011-0781-3 (2011)

Perfito, N., Zann, R., Ubuka, T. Bentley, G.E. and Hau, M.: Potential roles for GNIH and GNRH-II in reproductive axis regulation of an opportunistically breeding songbird. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 17, 20-26 (2011)

Peters, A., Kurvers, R.H.J.M., Roberts, M.L. and Delhey, K.: No evidence for general condition-dependence of structural plumage colour in blue tits: an experiment. J. Evol. Biol. 24, 976-987 (2011)

Peters, A, S. Magdeburg and K. Delhey: The carotenoid conundrum: improved nutrition boosts plasma carotenoid levels but not immune benefits of carotenoid supplementation. Oecologia 166, 35-41 (2011)

Pfannkuche, K. A., Gahr, M., Weites, I. M., Riedstra, B., Wolf, C. and Groothuis, T. G. G.: Examining a pathway for hormone mediated maternal effects - Yolk testosterone affects androgen receptor density and endogenous testosterone production in young chicks Gallus gallus domesticus. Gen Comp Endocrinol 172, 487-493 (2011)

Pika, S., and Bugnyar, T.: The use of referential gestures of ravens (Corvus corax) in the wild. Nature Communications, 2, p 1-5. doi: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1567

Poirier, C., Boumans, T., Vellema, M., De Groof, G., Charlier, T.D., Verhoye, M., Van der Linden, A., and Balthazart, J.: Own Song Selectivity in the Songbird Auditory Pathway: Suppression by Norepinephrine. PLoS ONE, 6 , 5: e20131 (2011)

Poisbleau, M., Demongin, L., Strange, I.J., Eens, M. and Quillfeldt, P.: Is the reduced incubation time for B-eggs in rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocome linked to egg density variation? Journal of Ornithology, 152, 137-142

Puechmaille, Sébastien J., Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Piyathip Piyapan, Medhi Yokubol, Khin Mie Mie, Paul J. Bates, Chutamas Satasook, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, Iain J. Mackie, Eric J. Petit and Emma C. Teeling: The evolution of sensory divergence in the context of limited gene flow in the bumblebee bat. Nature Communications 2, 573: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1582

Quillfeldt P, Masello JF, Brickle P and Martin-Creuzburg D.: Fatty acid signatures reflect inter- and intra-annual changes in diet of a small pelagic seabird, the Thin-billed prion Pachyptila belcheri. Marine Biology 158, 1805-1813 (2011)

Quillfeldt P, Schroff S, van Noordwijk HJ, Michalik A, Ludynia K and JF Masello: Flexible foraging behavior of a sexually dimorphic seabird: large males do not always dive deep. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428, 271-287 (2011)

Quillfeldt P, Masello JF and Segelbacher G: Extra-pair paternity in seabirds: a review and case study of Thin-billed prions Pachyptila belcheri. Journal of Ornithology (in press)

Quillfeldt P, Arriero E, Martínez J, Masello JF and S Merino: Prevalence of blood parasites in seabirds - a review. Frontiers in Zoology, 8:e26 (2011)

Rattenborg NC, Martinez-Gonzalez D.: A bird-brain view of episodic memory. Behavioural Brain Research 222, 236-245 (2011)

Rattenborg NC, Lesku JA and Martinez-Gonzalez D: 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 (2011)

Rattenborg, N.C., Martinez-Gonzalez, D., Roth, T.C., Pravosudov, V.V.: Hippocampal memory consolidation during sleep: a comparison of mammals and birds. Biological Reviews 86 (3): 658-691 (2011)

Reers, H., Jacot, A.: The effect of hunger on the acoustic individuality in begging calls of a colonially breeding weaver bird. BMC Ecology, (in press). doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-3

Reers, H., Jacot, A. and Forstmeier, W.: Do zebra finch parents fail to recognize their offspring? PLoS one 6, e18466 (2011)

Riehl, C.: Living with strangers: direct benefits favour non-kin cooperation in a communally nesting bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278, 1728-1735 (2011)

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Ritschard, M. and Brumm, H.: Effects of vocal learning, phonetics and inheritance on song amplitude in zebra finches. Animal Behaviour 82: 1415-1422 (2011)

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