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Kempenaers B (2024). Ornithology from the lakeshore: Life’s Mass Murderers. Ardea, 112.

Kempenaers B (2022). Ornithology from the lakeshore: The Firebirds. Ardea, 110, 1–4.

Kempenaers B (2020). Ornithology from the lakeshore: Moult and misfortune. Ardea, 108, 1–4.

Kempenaers B (2019). Ornithology from the lakeshore: Antipodean attractions. Ardea, 107, 1–4.

Kempenaers B (2017). Ornithology from the lakeshore: The evolution of advertising. Ardea, 105, 85–87.

Kempenaers B (2016). Ornithology from the lakeshore. Ardea, 104, 103–105.

Kempenaers B (2015). Ornithology from the lakeshore. Ardea, 103, 1–2.



Zhang J, Santema P, Li J, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2024). Video evidence that cuckoos farm their hosts by ejecting nestlings. Ecology and Evolution, 14. doi:10.1002/ece3.11196

Saalfeld ST, Valcu M, Brown S, English W, Giroux M, Harrison A, Krietsch J, Kuletz K, Lamarre J, Latty C, Lecomte N, McGuire R, Robards M, Scarpignato A, Schulte S, Smith PA, Kempenaers B, Lanctot RB (2024). From land to sea: the fall migration of the red phalarope through the Western Hemisphere. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 729, 1–29. doi:10.3354/meps14531

Schlicht E, Gilsenan C, Santema P, Türk A, Wittenzellner A, Kempenaers B (2024). Removal of older males increases extra-pair siring success of yearling males. Plos Biology, 22. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3002584

Aulsebrook AE, Jacques-Hamilton R, Kempenaers B (2024). Quantifying mating behaviour using accelerometry and machine learning: Challenges and opportunities. Animal Behaviour, 207, 55–76. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2023.10.013

Krietsch J, Valcu M, Cragnolini M, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B (2024). Mutual mate guarding with limited sexual conflict in a sex-role-reversed shorebird. Behavioral Ecology, 35. doi:10.1093/beheco/arad084

Zhang J, Santema P, Wang H, Lin Z, Yang L, Yan D, Li J, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2024). The risk of brood parasitism does not affect levels of extrapair paternity in a cuckoo host. Behavioral Ecology, 35. doi:10.1093/beheco/arad111


Kwon E, Kempenaers B (2023). Lack of Breeding Site Fidelity and Mate Fidelity in an Enigmatic Socially Monogamous Shorebird. Animal Behaviour, 204, 1–12. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2023.07.010

Schlicht L, Santema P, Kempenaers B (2023). Start and End of Daily Activity Predict Extrapair Siring Success Independently of Age in Male Blue Tits. Animal Behaviour, 198, 21–31. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2023.01.016

Santema P, Kempenaers B (2023). Experimentally Advancing Morning Emergence Time Does Not Increase Extra-Pair Siring Success in Blue Tit Males. Behavioral Ecology, 34, 346–353. doi:10.1093/beheco/arad006

Santema P, Kempenaers B (2023). Patterns of Extra-Territorial Nest-Box Visits in a Songbird Suggest a Role in Extrapair Mating. Behavioral Ecology, 34, 150–159. doi:10.1093/beheco/arac111

Santema P, Eberhart-Hertel L, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2023). Sexual Selection for Extreme Physical Performance in a Polygynous Bird Is Associated with Exceptional Sex Differences in Oxygen Carrying Capacity. Biology Letters, 19. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2023.0391

Zhang J, Santema P, Li J, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2023). Brood Parasitism Risk Drives Birds to Breed near Humans. Current Biology, 33. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2023.01.047

Teltscher K, Kempenaers B (2023). Genotyping Blastoderms of Avian Eggs. Ecology and Evolution, 13. doi:10.1002/ece3.10821

Eberhart-Hertel LJ, Rodrigues LF, Krietsch J, Hertel AG, Cruz-López M, Vázquez-Rojas KA, González-Medina E, Schroeder J, Küpper C (2023). Egg Size Variation in the Context of Polyandry: A Case Study Using Long-Term Field Data from Snowy Plovers. Evolution, 77, 2590–2605. doi:10.1093/evolut/qpad168

Delhey K, Valcu M, Dale J, Kempenaers B (2023). The Evolution of Carotenoid-based Plumage Colours in Passerine Birds. Journal of Animal Ecology, 92, 66–77. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13791

Prüter H, Gillingham MAF, Krietsch J, Kuhn S, Kempenaers B (2023). Sexual Transmission May Drive Pair Similarity of the Cloacal Microbiome in a Polyandrous Species. Journal of Animal Ecology, 92, 1639–1657. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13961

Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2023). Age Trajectories in Extra-pair Siring Success Suggest an Effect of Maturation or Early-life Experience. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 36, 1213–1225. doi:10.1111/jeb.14201

Valcu M, Valcu C, Kempenaers B (2023). Extra-pair Paternity and Sexual Dimorphism in Birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 36, 764–779. doi:10.1111/jeb.14172

Pei Y, Forstmeier W, Knief U, Kempenaers B (2023). Weak Antagonistic Fitness Effects Can Maintain an Inversion Polymorphism. Molecular Ecology, 32, 3575–3585. doi:10.1111/mec.16963

Mueller JC, Schlebusch SA, Pei Y, Poignet M, Vontzou N, Ruiz-Ruano FJ, Albrecht T, Reifová R, Forstmeier W, Suh A, others (2023). Micro germline-restricted chromosome in blue tits: evidence for meiotic functions. Molecular biology and evolution, 40.

Delhey K, Valcu M, Muck C, Dale J, Kempenaers B (2023). Evolutionary Predictors of the Specific Colors of Birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120. doi:10.1073/pnas.2217692120

Schlicht L, Schlicht E, Santema P, Kempenaers B (2023). A Dawn and Dusk Chorus Will Emerge If Males Sing in the Absence of Their Mate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290. doi:10.1098/rspb.2023.2266

Zhang J, Santema P, Lin Z, Yang L, Liu M, Li J, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2023). Differences in the Costs and Benefits of Choosiness May Explain Variation in Cuckoo Egg-Matching Strategy: A Reply to Wang and Liang (2023). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290. doi:10.1098/rspb.2023.1219

Zhang J, Santema P, Lin Z, Yang L, Liu M, Li J, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2023). Experimental Evidence That Cuckoos Choose Host Nests Following an Egg Matching Strategy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290. doi:10.1098/rspb.2022.2094


Krietsch J, Cragnolini M, Kuhn S, Lanctot RB, Saalfeld ST, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2022). Extrapair Paternity in a Sequentially Polyandrous Shorebird: Limited Evidence for the Sperm Storage Hypothesis. Animal Behaviour, 183, 77–92. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.10.021

Kwon E, Valcu M, Cragnolini M, Bulla M, Lyon B, Kempenaers B (2022). Breeding Site Fidelity Is Lower in Polygamous Shorebirds and Male-Biased in Monogamous Species. Behavioral Ecology, 33, 592–605. doi:10.1093/beheco/arac014

Zhang J, Santema P, Li J, Feeney WE, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2022). The Mere Presence of Cuckoos in Breeding Area Alters Egg-Ejection Decisions in Daurian Redstarts. Behavioral Ecology, 33, 1153–1160. doi:10.1093/beheco/arac084

Ippi S, Bravo C, Botero-Delgadillo E, Poulin E, Vásquez RA (2022). Mobbing Behaviour in Non-Breeding Flocks of a Passerine Bird in Northern Patagonia. Behaviour, 159, 759–780. doi:10.1163/1568539X-bja10149

Kempenaers B (2022). Mating Systems in Birds. Current Biology, 32. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2022.06.066

Botero-Delgadillo E, Quirici V, Ippi S, Vásquez RA, Kempenaers B (2022). Evidence of Low Within-pair Genetic Relatedness in a Relict Population of Thorn-tailed Rayadito despite Long-term Isolation. Ecology and Evolution, 12. doi:10.1002/ece3.8679

Espíndola-Hernández P, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2022). Genomic Signatures of the Evolution of a Diurnal Lifestyle in Strigiformes. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 12. doi:10.1093/g3journal/jkac135

Bulla M, Muck C, Tritscher D, Kempenaers B (2022). Nest Reliefs in a Cryptically Incubating Shorebird Are Quick, but Vocal. Ibis, 164, 1013–1034. doi:10.1111/ibi.13069

Mueller JC, Botero-Delgadillo E, Espíndola-Hernández P, Gilsenan C, Ewels P, Gruselius J, Kempenaers B (2022). Local Selection Signals in the Genome of Blue Tits Emphasize Regulatory and Neuronal Evolution. Molecular Ecology, 31, 1504–1514. doi:10.1111/mec.16345

Wang D, Forstmeier W, Farine DR, Maldonado-Chaparro AA, Martin K, Pei Y, Alarcón-Nieto G, Klarevas-Irby JA, Ma S, Aplin LM, Kempenaers B (2022). Machine Learning Reveals Cryptic Dialects That Explain Mate Choice in a Songbird. Nature Communications, 13. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-28881-w

Pei Y, Forstmeier W, Ruiz-Ruano FJ, Mueller JC, Cabrero J, Camacho JPM, Alché JD, Franke A, Hoeppner M, Börno S, Gessara I, Hertel M, Teltscher K, Knief U, Suh A, Kempenaers B (2022). Occasional Paternal Inheritance of the Germline-Restricted Chromosome in Songbirds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2103960119


Santema P, Schlicht L, Beck KB, Kempenaers B (2021). Effects of Exposure to Predator Models on Fledging Behaviour in Blue Tits. Animal Behaviour, 181, 61–69. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.08.030

Santema P, Schlicht L, Sheldon BC, Kempenaers B (2021). Experimental Evidence That Nestlings Adjust Their Fledging Time to Each Other in a Multiparous Bird. Animal Behaviour, 180, 143–150. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.08.007

Santema P, Schlicht L, Beck KB, Sheldon BC, Kempenaers B (2021). Why Do Nestling Birds Fledge Early in the Day? Animal Behaviour, 174, 79–86. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.01.026

Wang D, Forstmeier W, D’Amelio PB, Martin K, Kempenaers B (2021). Is Female Mate Choice Repeatable across Males with Nearly Identical Songs? Animal Behaviour, 181, 137–149. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.09.001

Evens R, Jacot A, Artois T, Ulenaers E, Neyens T, Rappaz L, Theux C, Pradervand J (2021). Improved Ecological Insights Commission New Conservation Targets for a Crepuscular Bird Species. Animal Conservation, 24, 457–469. doi:10.1111/acv.12650

Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2021). Origin and Outcome of Social Polygyny in the Blue Tit. Ardea, 109. doi:10.5253/arde.v109i1.a4

Knief U, Forstmeier W (2021). Violating the Normality Assumption May Be the Lesser of Two Evils. Behavior Research Methods, 53, 2576–2590. doi:10.3758/s13428-021-01587-5

Beck KB, Farine DR, Kempenaers B (2021). Social Network Position Predicts Male Mating Success in a Small Passerine. Behavioral Ecology, 32, 856–864. doi:10.1093/beheco/arab034

Delhey K, Dale J, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2021). Migratory Birds Are Lighter Coloured. Current Biology, 31. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2021.10.048

Mikula P, Valcu M, Brumm H, Bulla M, Forstmeier W, Petrusková T, Kempenaers B, Albrecht T (2021). A Global Analysis of Song Frequency in Passerines Provides No Support for the Acoustic Adaptation Hypothesis but Suggests a Role for Sexual Selection. Ecology Letters, 24, 477–486. doi:10.1111/ele.13662

Fan M, Hall ML, Roast M, Peters A, Delhey K (2021). Variability, Heritability and Condition-Dependence of the Multidimensional Male Colour Phenotype in a Passerine Bird. Heredity, 127, 300–311. doi:10.1038/s41437-021-00453-6

Santema P, Kempenaers B (2021). Offspring Provisioning by Extra-pair Males in Blue Tits. Journal of Avian Biology, 52. doi:10.1111/jav.02755

Santema P, Teltscher K, Kempenaers B (2021). Sperm Numbers on the Perivitelline Layers of Blue Tit Eggs Are Repeatable within a Clutch, but Independent of the Occurrence of Extra-pair Paternity. Journal of Avian Biology, 52. doi:10.1111/jav.02826

Valcu C, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2021). The Macroecology of Extra-pair Paternity in Birds. Molecular Ecology, 30, 4884–4898. doi:10.1111/mec.16081

Forstmeier W, Wang D, Martin K, Kempenaers B (2021). Fitness Costs of Female Choosiness Are Low in a Socially Monogamous Songbird. PLOS Biology, 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3001257

Zhang J, Santema P, Li J, Yang L, Deng W, Kempenaers B (2021). Host Personality Predicts Cuckoo Egg Rejection in Daurian Redstarts Phoenicurus Auroreus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288. doi:10.1098/rspb.2021.0228

Knief U, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B, Wolf JBW (2021). A Sex Chromosome Inversion Is Associated with Copy Number Variation of Mitochondrial DNA in Zebra Finch Sperm. Royal Society Open Science, 8. doi:10.1098/rsos.211025

Feeney WE, Bertucci F, Gairin E, Siu G, Waqalevu V, Antoine M, De Loma TL, Planes S, Galzin R, Lecchini D (2021). Long Term Relationship between Farming Damselfish, Predators, Competitors and Benthic Habitat on Coral Reefs of Moorea Island. Scientific Reports, 11. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-94010-0


Vervoort R, Kempenaers B (2020). Variation in Lek Attendance and Copulation Success of Independent and Satellite Male Ruffs Calidris Pugnax. Ardea, 107. doi:10.5253/arde.v107i3.a9

Beck KB, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Analysis of Within-Individual Variation in Extrapair Paternity in Blue Tits ( Cyanistes Caeruleus ) Shows Low Repeatability and Little Effect of Changes in Neighborhood. Behavioral Ecology, 31, 1303–1315. doi:10.1093/beheco/araa069

Delhey K, Dale J, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Why Climate Change Should Generally Lead to Lighter Coloured Animals. Current Biology, 30. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.070

Evens R, Kowalczyk C, Norevik G, Ulenaers E, Davaasuren B, Bayargur S, Artois T, Åkesson S, Hedenström A, Liechti F, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Lunar Synchronization of Daily Activity Patterns in a Crepuscular Avian Insectivore. Ecology and Evolution, 10, 7106–7116. doi:10.1002/ece3.6412

Knief U, Forstmeier W, Pei Y, Wolf J, Kempenaers B (2020). A Test for Meiotic Drive in Hybrids between Australian and Timor Zebra Finches. Ecology and Evolution, 10, 13464–13475. doi:10.1002/ece3.6951

Pei Y, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B (2020). Offspring Performance Is Well Buffered against Stress Experienced by Ancestors. Evolution, 74, 1525–1539. doi:10.1111/evo.14026

Wang D, Forstmeier W, Martin K, Wilson A, Kempenaers B (2020). The Role of Genetic Constraints and Social Environment in Explaining Female Extra-pair Mating. Evolution, 74, 544–558. doi:10.1111/evo.13905

Espíndola-Hernández P, Mueller JC, Carrete M, Boerno S, Kempenaers B (2020). Genomic Evidence for Sensorial Adaptations to a Nocturnal Predatory Lifestyle in Owls. Genome Biology and Evolution, 12, 1895–1908. doi:10.1093/gbe/evaa166

Schlicht L, Kempenaers B (2020). The Effects of Season, Sex, Age and Weather on Population-level Variation in the Timing of Activity in Eurasian Blue Tits Cyanistes Caeruleus. Ibis, 162, 1146–1162. doi:10.1111/ibi.12818

Valcu C, Valcu M, Teltscher K, Kempenaers B (2020). Non-analytical Methods for the Estimation of Total Yolk Carotenoids in Passerine Eggs. Ibis, 162, 1075–1081. doi:10.1111/ibi.12803

Delhey K, Guallar S, Rueda-Hernández R, Valcu M, Wang D, Kempenaers B (2020). Partial or Complete? The Evolution of Post-juvenile Moult Strategies in Passerine Birds. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89, 2896–2908. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13354

Gilsenan C, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Timing of Arrival in the Breeding Area Is Repeatable and Affects Reproductive Success in a Non-migratory Population of Blue Tits. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89, 1017–1031. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13160

Kempenaers B (2020). Why Do Females of a Lekking Species Mate with Multiple Males? Journal of Animal Ecology, 89, 1138–1141. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13231

Santema P, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Exposure to Predator Models during the Fertile Period Leads to Higher Levels of Extra-pair Paternity in Blue Tits. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89, 647–657. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13114

Santema P, Teltscher K, Kempenaers B (2020). Extra-pair Copulations Can Insure Female Blue Tits against Male Infertility. Journal of Avian Biology, 51. doi:10.1111/jav.02499

Carballo L, Delhey K, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Body Size and Climate as Predictors of Plumage Colouration and Sexual Dichromatism in Parrots. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33, 1543–1557. doi:10.1111/jeb.13690

Kappers EF, De Vries C, Alberda A, Kuhn S, Valcu M, Kempenaers B, Both C (2020). Morph-dependent Fitness and Directional Change of Morph Frequencies over Time in a Dutch Population of Common Buzzards Buteo Buteo. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33, 1306–1315. doi:10.1111/jeb.13675

Botero-Delgadillo E, Quirici V, Vásquez RA, Kempenaers B (2020). Heterozygosity-Fitness Correlations in a Continental Island Population of Thorn-Tailed Rayadito. Journal of Heredity, 111, 628–639. doi:10.1093/jhered/esaa056

Botero-Delgadillo E, Gilsenan C, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2020). Negative Effects of Individual Heterozygosity on Reproductive Success in a Wild Bird Population. Molecular Ecology, 29, 3196–3216. doi:10.1111/mec.15553

Mueller JC, Carrete M, Boerno S, Kuhl H, Tella JL, Kempenaers B (2020). Genes Acting in Synapses and Neuron Projections Are Early Targets of Selection during Urban Colonization. Molecular Ecology, 29, 3403–3412. doi:10.1111/mec.15451

Beck KB, Farine DR, Kempenaers B (2020). Winter Associations Predict Social and Extra-Pair Mating Patterns in a Wild Songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287. doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.2606

Krietsch J, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2020). Wind Conditions Influence Breeding Season Movements in a Nomadic Polygynous Shorebird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287. doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.2789

Pei (裴一凡) Y, Forstmeier W, Wang (王代平) D, Martin K, Rutkowska J, Kempenaers B (2020). Proximate Causes of Infertility and Embryo Mortality in Captive Zebra Finches. The American Naturalist, 196, 577–596. doi:10.1086/710956


Santema P, Valcu M, Clinchy M, Zanette LY, Kempenaers B (2019). Effects of Predator Call Playbacks on Reproductive Success and Extrapair Paternity in Blue Tits. Animal Behaviour, 155, 97–109. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.06.027

Mutzel A, Olsen A, Mathot KJ, Araya-Ajoy YG, Nicolaus M, Wijmenga JJ, Wright J, Kempenaers B, Dingemanse NJ (2019). Effects of Manipulated Levels of Predation Threat on Parental Provisioning and Nestling Begging. Behavioral Ecology, 30, 1123–1135. doi:10.1093/beheco/arz060

Santema P, Valcu M, Clinchy M, Zanette L, Kempenaers B (2019). Playback of Predator Calls Inhibits and Delays Dawn Singing in a Songbird Community. Behavioral Ecology, 30, 1283–1288. doi:10.1093/beheco/arz075

Valcu C, Scheltema RA, Schweiggert RM, Valcu M, Teltscher K, Walther DM, Carle R, Kempenaers B (2019). Life History Shapes Variation in Egg Composition in the Blue Tit Cyanistes Caeruleus. Communications Biology, 2. doi:10.1038/s42003-018-0247-8

Delhey K, Dale J, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2019). Reconciling Ecogeographical Rules: Rainfall and Temperature Predict Global Colour Variation in the Largest Bird Radiation. Ecology Letters, 22, 726–736. doi:10.1111/ele.13233

Bulla M, Valcu M, Rutten AL, Kempenaers B (2019). Temporary Mate Removal During Incubation Leads to Variable Compensation in a Biparental Shorebird. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7. doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00093

Santema P, Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2019). Testing the Conditional Cooperation Model: What Can We Learn From Parents Taking Turns When Feeding Offspring? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7. doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00094

Bambini G, Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2019). Patterns of Female Nest Attendance and Male Feeding throughout the Incubation Period in Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Ibis, 161, 50–65. doi:10.1111/ibi.12614

Carballo L, Battistotti A, Teltscher K, Lierz M, Bublat A, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2019). Sperm Morphology and Evidence for Sperm Competition among Parrots. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 32, 856–867. doi:10.1111/jeb.13487

Kinsella CM, Ruiz-Ruano FJ, Dion-Côté A, Charles AJ, Gossmann TI, Cabrero J, Kappei D, Hemmings N, Simons MJP, Camacho JPM, Forstmeier W, Suh A (2019). Programmed DNA Elimination of Germline Development Genes in Songbirds. Nature Communications, 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13427-4

Wang D, Forstmeier W, Valcu M, Dingemanse NJ, Bulla M, Both C, Duckworth RA, Kiere LM, Karell P, Albrecht T, Kempenaers B (2019). Scrutinizing Assortative Mating in Birds. PLOS Biology, 17. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000156

Bulla M, Reneerkens J, Weiser EL, Sokolov A, Taylor AR, Sittler B, McCaffery BJ, Ruthrauff DR, Catlin DH, Payer DC, Ward DH, Solovyeva DV, Santos ESA, Rakhimberdiev E, Nol E, Kwon E, Brown GS, Hevia GD, Gates HR, Johnson JA, Van Gils JA, Hansen J, Lamarre J, Rausch J, Conklin JR, Liebezeit J, Bêty J, Lang J, Alves JA, Fernández-Elipe J, Exo K, Bollache L, Bertellotti M, Giroux M, Van De Pol M, Johnson M, Boldenow ML, Valcu M, Soloviev M, Sokolova N, Senner NR, Lecomte N, Meyer N, Schmidt NM, Gilg O, Smith PA, Machín P, McGuire RL, Cerboncini RAS, Ottvall R, Van Bemmelen RSA, Swift RJ, Saalfeld ST, Jamieson SE, Brown S, Piersma T, Albrecht T, D’Amico V, Lanctot RB, Kempenaers B (2019). Comment on “Global Pattern of Nest Predation Is Disrupted by Climate Change in Shorebirds”. Science, 364. doi:10.1126/science.aaw8529


Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2018). The Immediate Impact of Ringing, Blood Sampling and PIT-Tag Implanting on the Behaviour of Blue Tits Cyanistes Caeruleus. Ardea, 106. doi:10.5253/arde.v106i1.a8

Jerónimo S, Khadraoui M, Wang D, Martin K, Lesku JA, Robert KA, Schlicht E, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B (2018). Plumage Color Manipulation Has No Effect on Social Dominance or Fitness in Zebra Finches. Behavioral Ecology, 29, 459–467. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx195

Kappers EF, De Vries C, Alberda A, Forstmeier W, Both C, Kempenaers B (2018). Inheritance Patterns of Plumage Coloration in Common Buzzards Buteo Buteo Do Not Support a One-Locus Two-Allele Model. Biology Letters, 14. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0007

Wang D, Forstmeier W, Ihle M, Khadraoui M, Jerónimo S, Martin K, Kempenaers B (2018). Irreproducible Text-Book “Knowledge”: The Effects of Color Bands on Zebra Finch Fitness: COLOR BANDS HAVE NO EFFECT ON FITNESS IN ZEBRA FINCHES. Evolution, 72, 961–976. doi:10.1111/evo.13459

Santema P, Kempenaers B (2018). Complete Brood Failure in an Altricial Bird Is Almost Always Associated with the Sudden and Permanent Disappearance of a Parent. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87, 1239–1250. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12848

Gwinner H, Capilla-Lasheras P, Cooper C, Helm B (2018). ‘Green Incubation’: Avian Offspring Benefit from Aromatic Nest Herbs through Improved Parental Incubation Behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0376

Mueller JC, Kuhl H, Boerno S, Tella JL, Carrete M, Kempenaers B (2018). Evolution of Genomic Variation in the Burrowing Owl in Response to Recent Colonization of Urban Areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0206

Pei Y, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2018). Interference Competition Pressure Predicts the Number of Avian Predators That Shifted Their Timing of Activity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0744


Gilsenan C, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2017). Difference in Arrival Date at the Breeding Site between Former Pair Members Predicts Divorce in Blue Tits. Animal Behaviour, 133, 57–72. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.004

Santema P, Schlicht E, Schlicht L, Kempenaers B (2017). Blue Tits Do Not Return Faster to the Nest in Response to Either Short- or Long-Term Begging Playbacks. Animal Behaviour, 123, 117–127. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.10.016

Stuber E, Dingemanse N, Mueller J (2017). Temperature Affects Frequency but Not Rhythmicity of Nocturnal Awakenings in Free-Living Great Tits, Parus Major. Animal Behaviour, 128, 135–141. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.004

Kappers E, Chakarov N, Krüger O, Mueller A, Valcu M, Kempenaers B, Both C (2017). Classification and Temporal Stability of Plumage Variation in Common Buzzards. Ardea, 105, 125–136. doi:10.5253/arde.v105i2.a1

Forstmeier W (2017). Preregister Now for an Upgrade to Behavioral Ecology 2.0: A Comment on Ihle et Al. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 358–359. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx005

Wang D, Kempenaers N, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2017). Male Zebra Finches Have Limited Ability to Identify High-Fecundity Females. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 784–792. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx037

Forstmeier W, Wagenmakers E, Parker TH (2017). Detecting and Avoiding Likely False-positive Findings a Practical Guide. Biological Reviews, 92, 1941–1968. doi:10.1111/brv.12315

Wang D, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B (2017). No Mutual Mate Choice for Quality in Zebra Finches: Time to Question a Widely Held Assumption: NO MUTUAL MATE CHOICE FOR QUALITY IN ZEBRA FINCHES. Evolution, 71, 2661–2676. doi:10.1111/evo.13341

Knief U, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2017). Meiotic Recombination Shapes Precision of Pedigree- and Marker-Based Estimates of Inbreeding. Heredity, 118, 239–248. doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.95

Da Silva A, Kempenaers B (2017). Singing from North to South: Latitudinal Variation in Timing of Dawn Singing under Natural and Artificial Light Conditions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86, 1286–1297. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12739

Silva AD, Diez-Méndez D, Kempenaers B (2017). Effects of Experimental Night Lighting on the Daily Timing of Winter Foraging in Common European Songbirds. Journal of Avian Biology, 48, 862–871. doi:10.1111/jav.01232

Forstmeier W, Ihle M, Opatová P, Martin K, Knief U, Albrechtová J, Albrecht T, Kempenaers B (2017). Testing the Phenotype-linked Fertility Hypothesis in the Presence and Absence of Inbreeding. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 968–976. doi:10.1111/jeb.13062

Knief U, Schielzeth H, Backström N, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Wittig M, Franke A, Griffith SC, Ellegren H, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2017). Association Mapping of Morphological Traits in Wild and Captive Zebra Finches: Reliable within, but Not between Populations. Molecular Ecology, 26, 1285–1305. doi:10.1111/mec.14009

Mueller JC, Edelaar P, Baños-Villalba A, Carrete M, Potti J, Blas J, Tella JL, Kempenaers B (2017). Selection on a Behaviour-related Gene during the First Stages of the Biological Invasion Pathway. Molecular Ecology, 26, 6110–6121. doi:10.1111/mec.14353

Kempenaers B, Valcu M (2017). Breeding Site Sampling across the Arctic by Individual Males of a Polygynous Shorebird. Nature, 541, 528–531. doi:10.1038/nature20813

Knief U, Forstmeier W, Pei Y, Ihle M, Wang D, Martin K, Opatová P, Albrechtová J, Wittig M, Franke A, Albrecht T, Kempenaers B (2017). A Sex-Chromosome Inversion Causes Strong Overdominance for Sperm Traits That Affect Siring Success. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1177–1184. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0236-1

Bulla M, Oudman T, Bijleveld AI, Piersma T, Kyriacou CP (2017). Marine Biorhythms: Bridging Chronobiology and Ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372. doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0253

Dominoni DM, Åkesson S, Klaassen R, Spoelstra K, Bulla M (2017). Methods in Field Chronobiology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372. doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0247

Da Silva A, De Jong M, Van Grunsven RHA, Visser ME, Kempenaers B, Spoelstra K (2017). Experimental Illumination of a Forest: No Effects of Lights of Different Colours on the Onset of the Dawn Chorus in Songbirds. Royal Society Open Science, 4. doi:10.1098/rsos.160638

Bulla M, Prüter H, Vitnerová H, Tijsen W, Sládeček M, Alves JA, Gilg O, Kempenaers B (2017). Flexible Parental Care: Uniparental Incubation in Biparentally Incubating Shorebirds. Scientific Reports, 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13005-y


Valcu C, Valcu M (2016). Sources of Experimental Variation in 2-D Maps: The Importance of Experimental Design in Gel-Based Proteomics. In Marengo E, Robotti E (eds.), 2-D PAGE Map Analysis, volume 1384, 3–37. Springer New York, New York, NY. ISBN 978-1-4939-3254-2 978-1-4939-3255-9, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3255-9_1.

Da Silva A, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2016). Behavioural Plasticity in the Onset of Dawn Song under Intermittent Experimental Night Lighting. Animal Behaviour, 117, 155–165. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.05.001

Schlicht L, Kempenaers B (2016). Courtship Calls in Blue Tits Cyanistes Caeruleus : Daily and Seasonal Occurrence and Link to Paternity. Ardea, 104, 107–117. doi:10.5253/arde.v104i2.a4

Araya-Ajoy YG, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B (2016). Timing of Extrapair Fertilizations: Within-Pair Fertilization Trade-Offs or Pair Synchrony Spillovers? Behavioral Ecology, 27, 377–384. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv187

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Knief U, Forstmeier W (2016). Mapping Centromeres of Microchromosomes in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia Guttata) Using Half-Tetrad Analysis. Chromosoma, 125, 757–768. doi:10.1007/s00412-015-0560-7

Webb WH, Brunton DH, Aguirre JD, Thomas DB, Valcu M, Dale J (2016). Female Song Occurs in Songbirds with More Elaborate Female Coloration and Reduced Sexual Dichromatism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4. doi:10.3389/fevo.2016.00022

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Knief U, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Wittig M, Franke A, Griffith SC, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2016). Fitness Consequences of Polymorphic Inversions in the Zebra Finch Genome. Genome Biology, 17. doi:10.1186/s13059-016-1056-3

Van Oosten HH, Mueller JC, Ottenburghs J, Both C, Kempenaers B (2016). Genetic Structure among Remnant Populations of a Migratory Passerine, the Northern Wheatear Oenanthe Oenanthe. Ibis, 158, 857–867. doi:10.1111/ibi.12393

Mueller JC, Kuhl H, Timmermann B, Kempenaers B (2016). Characterization of the Genome and Transcriptome of the Blue Tit Yanistes Caeruleus : Polymorphisms, Sex-biased Expression and Selection Signals. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 549–561. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12450

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Schlicht E, Kempenaers B (2015). Immediate Effects of Capture on Nest Visits of Breeding Blue Tits, Cyanistes Caeruleus, Are Substantial. Animal Behaviour, 105, 63–78. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.04.010

Stuber EF, Mathot KJ, Kempenaers B, Dingemanse NJ, Mueller JC (2015). Sex-Specific Association between Sleep and Basal Metabolic Rate in Great Tits. Animal Behaviour, 109, 15–22. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.08.004

Stuber E, Dingemanse N, Kempenaers B, Mueller J (2015). Sources of Intraspecific Variation in Sleep Behaviour of Wild Great Tits. Animal Behaviour, 106, 201–221. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.05.025

Bulla M, Cresswell W, Rutten AL, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2015). Biparental Incubation-Scheduling: No Experimental Evidence for Major Energetic Constraints. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 30–37. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru156

Delhey K, Delhey V, Kempenaers B, Peters A (2015). A Practical Framework to Analyze Variation in Animal Colors Using Visual Models. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 367–375. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru198

Forstmeier W (2015). Caution Is Needed When 90% of All Possible Estimates Remain Unpublished: A Comment on Arct et Al. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 972–973. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv044

Schlicht L, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2015). Male Extraterritorial Behavior Predicts Extrapair Paternity Pattern in Blue Tits, Cyanistes Caeruleus. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 1404–1413. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv076

Valcu C, Kempenaers B (2015). Finding One’s Way through the Proteome: A Response to Comments on Valcu and Kempenaers. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 19–20. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru225

Valcu C, Kempenaers B (2015). Proteomics in Behavioral Ecology. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 1–15. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru096

Mathot KJ, Nicolaus M, Araya-Ajoy YG, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B (2015). Does Metabolic Rate Predict Risk-taking Behaviour? A Field Experiment in a Wild Passerine Bird. Functional Ecology, 29, 239–249. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12318

Knief U, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Wittig M, Franke A, Griffith SC, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2015). Quantifying Realized Inbreeding in Wild and Captive Animal Populations. Heredity, 114, 397–403. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.116

Bulla M, Stich E, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2015). Off-nest Behaviour in a Biparentally Incubating Shorebird Varies with Sex, Time of Day and Weather. Ibis, 157, 575–589. doi:10.1111/ibi.12276

Schlicht L, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2015). Spatial Patterns of Extra-pair Paternity: Beyond Paternity Gains and Losses. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84, 518–531. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12293

Dey CJ, Valcu M, Kempenaers B, Dale J (2015). Carotenoid-based Bill Coloration Functions as a Social, Not Sexual, Signal in Songbirds (Aves: Passeriformes). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28, 250–258. doi:10.1111/jeb.12560

Knief U, Schielzeth H, Ellegren H, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2015). A Prezygotic Transmission Distorter Acting Equally in Female and Male Zebra Finches Taeniopygia Guttata. Molecular Ecology, 24, 3846–3859. doi:10.1111/mec.13281

Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B, Valcu M (2015). The Effects of Life History and Sexual Selection on Male and Female Plumage Colouration. Nature, 527, 367–370. doi:10.1038/nature15509

Ihle M, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2015). Fitness Benefits of Mate Choice for Compatibility in a Socially Monogamous Species. PLOS Biology, 13. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002248

Da Silva A, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2015). Light Pollution Alters the Phenology of Dawn and Dusk Singing in Common European Songbirds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370. doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0126

Riede T, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B, Goller F (2015). The Functional Morphology of Male Courtship Displays in the Pectoral Sandpiper ( Calidris Melanotos ). The Auk, 132, 65–77. doi:10.1642/AUK-14-25.1


Stuber EF, Grobis MM, Abbey-Lee R, Kempenaers B, Mueller JC, Dingemanse NJ (2014). Perceived Predation Risk Affects Sleep Behaviour in Free-Living Great Tits, Parus Major. Animal Behaviour, 98, 157–165. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.10.010

Bulla M, Valcu M, Rutten AL, Kempenaers B (2014). Biparental Incubation Patterns in a High-Arctic Breeding Shorebird: How Do Pairs Divide Their Duties? Behavioral Ecology, 25, 152–164. doi:10.1093/beheco/art098

Da Silva A, Samplonius JM, Schlicht E, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2014). Artificial Night Lighting Rather than Traffic Noise Affects the Daily Timing of Dawn and Dusk Singing in Common European Songbirds. Behavioral Ecology, 25, 1037–1047. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru103

Schlicht L, Valcu M, Loës P, Girg A, Kempenaers B (2014). No Relationship between Female Emergence Time from the Roosting Place and Extrapair Paternity. Behavioral Ecology, 25, 650–659. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru035

Valcu M, Dale J, Griesser M, Nakagawa S, Kempenaers B (2014). Global Gradients of Avian Longevity Support the Classic Evolutionary Theory of Ageing. Ecography, 37, 930–938. doi:10.1111/ecog.00929

Rojas Mora A, Forstmeier W (2014). The Importance of Validating Experimental Setups: Lessons from Studies of Food Choice Copying in Zebra Finches. Ethology, 120, 913–922. doi:10.1111/eth.12263

Girndt A, Knief U, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B (2014). Triploid Ebra Inches Aeniopygia Guttata Exhibit Abnormal Sperm Heads and Poor Reproductive Performance. Ibis, 156, 472–477. doi:10.1111/ibi.12135

Schlicht L, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2014). Thiessen Polygons as a Model for Animal Territory Estimation. Ibis, 156, 215–219. doi:10.1111/ibi.12105

Reers H, Leonard ML, Horn AG, Jacot A (2014). ParentInteractions Shape Acoustic Signatures in Tree Swallows: A Cross-fostering Experiment. Journal of Avian Biology, 45, 123–130. doi:10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00201.x

Mueller JC, Edelaar P, Carrete M, Serrano D, Potti J, Blas J, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B, Tella JL (2014). Behaviour-related 4 Polymorphisms in Invasive Bird Populations. Molecular Ecology, 23, 2876–2885. doi:10.1111/mec.12763

Forstmeier W, Nakagawa S, Griffith SC, Kempenaers B (2014). Female Extra-Pair Mating: Adaptation or Genetic Constraint? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29, 456–464. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.05.005


Mutzel A, Blom MP, Spagopoulou F, Wright J, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B (2013). Temporal Trade-Offs between Nestling Provisioning and Defence against Nest Predators in Blue Tits. Animal Behaviour, 85, 1459–1469. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.043

Reers H, Forstmeier W, Jacot A (2013). Acoustic Similarity to Parental Calls Promotes Response to Unfamiliar Calls in Zebra Finch Fledglings. Animal Behaviour, 86, 159–167. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.05.007

Gwinner H, Yohannes E, Schwabl H (2013). Nest Composition and Yolk Hormones: Do Female European Starlings Adjust Yolk Androgens to Nest Quality? Avian Biology Research, 6, 307–312. doi:10.3184/175815513X13823680612392

Ihle M, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2013). Does Hatching Failure Breed Infidelity? Behavioral Ecology, 24, 119–127. doi:10.1093/beheco/ars142

Ihle M, Forstmeier W (2013). Revisiting the Evidence for Inbreeding Avoidance in Zebra Finches. Behavioral Ecology, 24, 1356–1362. doi:10.1093/beheco/art074

Stuber EF, Araya-Ajoy YG, Mathot KJ, Mutzel A, Nicolaus M, Wijmenga JJ, Mueller JC, Dingemanse NJ (2013). Slow Explorers Take Less Risk: A Problem of Sampling Bias in Ecological Studies. Behavioral Ecology, 24, 1092–1098. doi:10.1093/beheco/art035


Mathot KJ, Martin K, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2013). Basal Metabolic Rate Can Evolve Independently of Morphological and Behavioural Traits. Heredity, 111, 175–181. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.35

Steinmeyer C, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2013). Individual Variation in Sleep Behaviour in Blue Tits Cyanistes Caeruleus : Assortative Mating and Associations with Fitness-related Traits. Journal of Avian Biology, 44, 159–168. doi:10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05750.x

Nakagawa S, Schielzeth H (2013). A General and Simple Method for Obtaining R from Generalized Linear Mixed-effects Models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 133–142.

Mueller JC, Partecke J, Hatchwell BJ, Gaston KJ, Evans KL (2013). Candidate Gene Polymorphisms for Behavioural Adaptations during Urbanization in Blackbirds. Molecular Ecology, 22, 3629–3637. doi:10.1111/mec.12288

Mueller JC, Korsten P, Hermannstaedter C, Feulner T, Dingemanse NJ, Matthysen E, Van Oers K, Van Overveld T, Patrick SC, Quinn JL, Riemenschneider M, Tinbergen JM, Kempenaers B (2013). Haplotype Structure, Adaptive History and Associations with Exploratory Behaviour of the DRD4 Gene Region in Four Great Tit ( Parus Major ) Populations. Molecular Ecology, 22, 2797–2809. doi:10.1111/mec.12282

Heber S, Varsani A, Kuhn S, Girg A, Kempenaers B, Briskie J (2013). The Genetic Rescue of Two Bottlenecked South Island Robin Populations Using Translocations of Inbred Donors. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2228

Mutzel A, Dingemanse NJ, Araya-Ajoy YG, Kempenaers B (2013). Parental Provisioning Behaviour Plays a Key Role in Linking Personality with Reproductive Success. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1019

Steiger SS, Valcu M, Spoelstra K, Helm B, Wikelski M, Kempenaers B (2013). When the Sun Never Sets: Diverse Activity Rhythms under Continuous Daylight in Free-Living Arctic-Breeding Birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1016


Atagan Y, Forstmeier W (2012). Protein Supplementation Decreases Courtship Rate in the Zebra Finch. Animal Behaviour, 83, 69–74. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.10.006

Schlicht L, Girg A, Loës P, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2012). Male Extrapair Nestlings Fledge First. Animal Behaviour, 83, 1335–1343. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.02.021

Langlois LA, Murböck K, Bulla M, Kempenaers B (2012). Unusual Incubation: Long-Billed Dowitcher Incubates Mammalian Bones. Ardea, 100, 206–210. doi:10.5253/078.100.0213

Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2012). Singing Activity Stimulates Partner Reproductive Investment Rather than Increasing Paternity Success in Zebra Finches. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 975–984. doi:10.1007/s00265-012-1346-z

Dingemanse NJ, Dochtermann NA, Nakagawa S (2012). Defining Behavioural Syndromes and the Role of ‘Syndrome Deviation’ in Understanding Their Evolution. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 1543–1548. doi:10.1007/s00265-012-1416-2

Johnsen A, Carter KL, Delhey K, Lifjeld JT, Robertson RJ, Kempenaers B (2012). Laying-Order Effects on Sperm Numbers and on Paternity: Comparing Three Passerine Birds with Different Life Histories. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 181–190. doi:10.1007/s00265-011-1265-4

Mueller JC, Steinmeyer C, Kempenaers B (2012). Individual Variation in Sleep-Wake Rhythms in Free-Living Birds. Chronobiology International, 29, 1216–1226. doi:10.3109/07420528.2012.705404

Laucht S, Dale J (2012). Development of Badges of Status in Captive Male House Sparrows ( Passer Domesticus ) in Relation to the Relative Ornamentation of Flock-Mates. Ethology, 118, 644–653. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2012.02053.x

Schielzeth H, Kempenaers B, Ellegren H, Forstmeier W (2012). QTL LINKAGE MAPPING OF ZEBRA FINCH BEAK COLOR SHOWS AN OLIGOGENIC CONTROL OF A SEXUALLY SELECTED TRAIT: QTL MAPPING OF BEAK COLOR. Evolution, 66, 18–30. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01431.x

Steinmeyer C, Kempenaers B, Mueller JC (2012). Testing for Associations between Candidate Genes for Circadian Rhythms and Individual Variation in Sleep Behaviour in Blue Tits. Genetica, 140, 219–228. doi:10.1007/s10709-012-9673-6

Wutzler R, Foerster K, Kempenaers B (2012). MHC Class I Variation in a Natural Blue Tit Population (Cyanistes Caeruleus). Genetica, 140, 349–364. doi:10.1007/s10709-012-9679-0

Valcu M, Dale J, Kempenaers B (2012). rangeMapper : A Platform for the Study of Macroecology of Life-history Traits. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 945–951. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00739.x

Yohannes E, Lee RW, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2012). Feather Deuterium as an Indicator of Age-class in the Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris Melanotos. Ibis, 154, 868–873. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2012.01245.x

Steinmeyer C, Pennings PS, Foitzik S (2012). Multicolonial Population Structure and Nestmate Recognition in an Extremely Dense Population of the European Ant Lasius Flavus. Insectes Sociaux, 59, 499–510. doi:10.1007/s00040-012-0244-8

Dingemanse NJ, Bouwman KM, Van De Pol M, Van Overveld T, Patrick SC, Matthysen E, Quinn JL (2012). Variation in Personality and Behavioural Plasticity across Four Populations of the Great Tit Parus Major. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81, 116–126. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01877.x

Dingemanse NJ, Barber I, Wright J, Brommer JE (2012). Quantitative Genetics of Behavioural Reaction Norms: Genetic Correlations between Personality and Behavioural Plasticity Vary across Stickleback Populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, 485–496. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02439.x

Forstmeier W, Schielzeth H, Mueller JC, Ellegren H, Kempenaers B (2012). HeterozygosityCorrelations in Zebra Finches: Microsatellite Markers Can Be Better than Their Reputation. Molecular Ecology, 21, 3237–3249. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05593.x

Knief U, Schielzeth H, Kempenaers B, Ellegren H, Forstmeier W (2012). QTL and Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Beak Morphology Reveals Patterns of Standing Genetic Variation in an Estrildid Finch. Molecular Ecology, 21, 3704–3717. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05661.x

Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W, Kempenaers B, Ellegren H (2012). QTL Linkage Mapping of Wing Length in Zebra Finch Using Genome-wide Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Markers. Molecular Ecology, 21, 329–339. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05365.x

Seguin A, Forstmeier W (2012). No Band Color Effects on Male Courtship Rate or Body Mass in the Zebra Finch: Four Experiments and a Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE, 7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037785

Lesku JA, Rattenborg NC, Valcu M, Vyssotski AL, Kuhn S, Kuemmeth F, Heidrich W, Kempenaers B (2012). Adaptive Sleep Loss in Polygynous Pectoral Sandpipers. Science, 337, 1654–1658. doi:10.1126/science.1220939

Bulla M, Miroslav Š, Gosler A (2012). Eggshell Spotting Does Not Predict Male Incubation but Marks Thinner Areas of a Shorebird’s Shells. The Auk, 129, 26–35. doi:10.1525/auk.2012.11090

Laucht S, Dale J (2012). Correlations of Condition, Testosterone, and Age with Multiple Ornaments in Male House Sparrows: Patterns and Implications. The Condor, 114, 865–873. doi:10.1525/cond.2012.110194


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Mutzel A, Kempenaers B, Laucht S, Dingemanse NJ, Dale J (2011). Circulating Testosterone Levels Do Not Affect Exploration in House Sparrows: Observational and Experimental Tests. Animal Behaviour, 81, 731–739. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.01.001

Reers H, Jacot A (2011). The Effect of Hunger on the Acoustic Individuality in Begging Calls of a Colonially Breeding Weaver Bird. BMC Ecology, 11. doi:10.1186/1472-6785-11-3

Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2011). Correlates of Male Fitness in Captive Zebra Finches - a Comparison of Methods to Disentangle Genetic and Environmental Effects. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-327

Schielzeth H, Bolund E, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2011). Quantitative Genetics and Fitness Consequences of Neophilia in Zebra Finches. Behavioral Ecology, 22, 126–134. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq184

Forstmeier W, Schielzeth H (2011). Cryptic Multiple Hypotheses Testing in Linear Models: Overestimated Effect Sizes and the Winner’s Curse. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65, 47–55. doi:10.1007/s00265-010-1038-5


Mueller JC, Hermisson J, Olano-Marin J, Hansson B, Kempenaers B (2011). Linking Genetic Mechanisms of Heterozygosity-Fitness Correlations to Footprints of Selection at Single Loci. Evolutionary Ecology, 25, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s10682-010-9377-2

Laucht S, Dale J, Mutzel A, Kempenaers B (2011). 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. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2010.11.007

DuVal EH, Goymann W (2011). Hormonal Correlates of Social Status and Courtship Display in the Cooperatively Lekking Lance-Tailed Manakin. Hormones and Behavior, 59, 44–50. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.10.004

Olano-Marin J, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2011). Heterozygosity and Survival in Blue Tits (Cyanistes Caeruleus): Contrasting Effects of Presumably Functional and Neutral Loci: HETEROZYGOSITY AND SURVIVAL IN BLUE TITS. Molecular Ecology, 20, 4028–4041. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05177.x

Valcu M, Valcu C (2011). Data Transformation Practices in Biomedical Sciences. Nature Methods, 8, 104–105. doi:10.1038/nmeth0211-104

Reers H, Jacot A, Forstmeier W (2011). Do Zebra Finch Parents Fail to Recognise Their Own Offspring? PLoS ONE, 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018466

Forstmeier W, Martin K, Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Kempenaers B (2011). Female Extrapair Mating Behavior Can Evolve via Indirect Selection on Males. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 10608–10613. doi:10.1073/pnas.1103195108

Mueller JC, Pulido F, Kempenaers B (2011). Identification of a Gene Associated with Avian Migratory Behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278, 2848–2856. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2567

Forstmeier W (2011). Women Have Relatively Larger Brains than Men: A Comment on the Misuse of General Linear Models in the Study of Sexual Dimorphism. The Anatomical Record, 294, 1856–1863. doi:10.1002/ar.21423


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Bolund E, Martin K, Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2010). Inbreeding Depression of Sexually Selected Traits and Attractiveness in the Zebra Finch. Animal Behaviour, 79, 947–955. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.01.014

Schielzeth H, Bolund E (2010). Patterns of Conspecific Brood Parasitism in Zebra Finches. Animal Behaviour, 79, 1329–1337. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.006

Steinmeyer C, Schielzeth H, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2010). Variation in Sleep Behaviour in Free-Living Blue Tits, Cyanistes Caeruleus: Effects of Sex, Age and Environment. Animal Behaviour, 80, 853–864. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.08.005

Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2010). Spatial Autocorrelation: An Overlooked Concept in Behavioral Ecology. Behavioral Ecology, 21, 902–905. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq107

Jacot A, Reers H, Forstmeier W (2010). Individual Recognition and Potential Recognition Errors in ParentCommunication. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1515–1525. doi:10.1007/s00265-010-0965-5

Laucht S, Kempenaers B, Dale J (2010). Bill Color, Not Badge Size, Indicates Testosterone-Related Information in House Sparrows. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1461–1471. doi:10.1007/s00265-010-0961-9

Nakagawa S, Schielzeth H (2010). Repeatability for Gaussian and non-Gaussian Data: A Practical Guide for Biologists. Biological Reviews, 85, 935–956. doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00141.x

Kempenaers B, Borgström P, Loës P, Schlicht E, Valcu M (2010). Artificial Night Lighting Affects Dawn Song, Extra-Pair Siring Success, and Lay Date in Songbirds. Current Biology, 20, 1735–1739. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.08.028

Yohannes E, Valcu M, Lee RW, Kempenaers B (2010). Resource Use for Reproduction Depends on Spring Arrival Time and Wintering Area in an Arctic Breeding Shorebird. Journal of Avian Biology, 41, 580–590. doi:10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.04965.x

Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2010). No Heightened Condition Dependence of Zebra Finch Ornaments a Quantitative Genetic Approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 586–597. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01927.x

Steiger SS, Fidler AE, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2010). Evidence for Adaptive Evolution of Olfactory Receptor Genes in 9 Bird Species. Journal of Heredity, 101, 325–333. doi:10.1093/jhered/esp105

Jacot A, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2010). Within-Season Divorce in Blue Tits (Cyanistes Caeruleus). Journal of Ornithology, 151, 477–482. doi:10.1007/s10336-009-0483-2

Korsten P, Mueller JC, Hermannstädter C, Bouwman KM, Dingemanse NJ, Drent PJ, Liedvogel M, Matthysen E, Van Oers K, Van Overveld T, Patrick SC, Quinn JL, Sheldon BC, Tinbergen JM, Kempenaers B (2010). Association between DRD4 Gene Polymorphism and Personality Variation in Great Tits: A Test across Four Wild Populations: AVIAN PERSONALITY AND DRD4 GENE POLYMORPHISM. Molecular Ecology, 19, 832–843. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04518.x

Olano-Marin J, Dawson DA, Girg A, Hansson B, Ljungqvist M, Kempenaers B, Mueller JC (2010). A Genome-wide Set of 106 Microsatellite Markers for the Blue Tit ( Cyanistes Caeruleus ). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 516–532. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02777.x

Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2010). Is Spatial Autocorrelation an Intrinsic Property of Territory Size? Oecologia, 162, 609–615. doi:10.1007/s00442-009-1509-4

Barber I, Dingemanse NJ (2010). Parasitism and the Evolutionary Ecology of Animal Personality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365, 4077–4088. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0182

Dingemanse NJ, Wolf M (2010). Recent Models for Adaptive Personality Differences: A Review. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365, 3947–3958. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0221

Van Oers K, Mueller JC (2010). Evolutionary Genomics of Animal Personality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365, 3991–4000. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0178

Rochester JR, Forstmeier W, Millam JR (2010). Post-Hatch Oral Estrogen in Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia Guttata): Is Infertility Due to Disrupted Testes Morphology or Reduced Copulatory Behavior? Physiology & Behavior, 101, 13–21. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.04.002

Forstmeier W, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2010). A Polymorphism in the Oestrogen Receptor Gene Explains Covariance between Digit Ratio and Mating Behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277, 3353–3361. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1007

Forstmeier W, Ellegren H (2010). Trisomy and Triploidy Are Sources of Embryo Mortality in the Zebra Finch. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277, 2655–2660. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.0394

Jacot A, Romero-Diaz C, Tschirren B, Richner H, Fitze P (2010). Dissecting Carotenoid from Structural Components of Carotenoid-Based Coloration: A Field Experiment with Great Tits ( Parus Major ). The American Naturalist, 176, 55–62. doi:10.1086/653000

Dingemanse NJ, Edelaar P, Kempenaers B (2010). Why Is There Variation in Baseline Glucocorticoid Levels? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25, 261–262. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.008


Jacot A, Valcu M, Van Oers K, Kempenaers B (2009). Experimental Nest Site Limitation Affects Reproductive Strategies and Parental Investment in a Hole-Nesting Passerine. Animal Behaviour, 77, 1075–1083. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.01.012

Steiger SS, Fidler AE, Kempenaers B (2009). Evidence for Increased Olfactory Receptor Gene Repertoire Size in Two Nocturnal Bird Species with Well-Developed Olfactory Ability. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-117

Steiger SS, Kuryshev VY, Stensmyr MC, Kempenaers B, Mueller JC (2009). A Comparison of Reptilian and Avian Olfactory Receptor Gene Repertoires: Species-specific Expansion of Group \(\gamma\) Genes in Birds. BMC Genomics, 10. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-446

Muck C, Kempenaers B, Kuhn S, Valcu M, Goymann W (2009). Paternity in the Classical Polyandrous Black Coucal (Centropus Grillii)—a Cuckoo Accepting Cuckoldry? Behavioral Ecology, 20, 1185–1193. doi:10.1093/beheco/arp118

Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2009). Conclusions beyond Support: Overconfident Estimates in Mixed Models. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 416–420. doi:10.1093/beheco/arn145

Wiebe KL, Kempenaers B (2009). The Social and Genetic Mating System in Flickers Linked to Partially Reversed Sex Roles. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 453–458. doi:10.1093/beheco/arn138

Kempenaers B, Forstmeier W (2009). A Quantitative Genetic Approach to Understanding Aggressive Behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 282–283. doi:10.1017/S0140525X09990380

Kempenaers B (2009). Behavioural Ecology: Cuckolder Eggs Come First. Current Biology, 19. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.03.028

Forstmeier W, Burger C, Temnow K, Derégnaucourt S (2009). THE GENETIC BASIS OF ZEBRA FINCH VOCALIZATIONS. Evolution, 63, 2114–2130. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00688.x

Schielzeth H, Bolund E, Forstmeier W (2009). HERITABILITY OF AND EARLY ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS ON VARIATION IN MATING PREFERENCES: QUANTITATIVE GENETICS OF MATING CHOICE. Evolution, 64, 998–1006. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00890.x

Steinmeyer C, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2009). Search for Informative Polymorphisms in Candidate Genes: Clock Genes and Circadian Behaviour in Blue Tits. Genetica, 136, 109–117. doi:10.1007/s10709-008-9318-y

Yohannes E, Križanauskien. e A, Valcu M, Bensch S, Kempenaers B (2009). Prevalence of Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites in Two Shorebird Species with Different Winter Habitat Distribution. Journal of Ornithology, 150, 287–291. doi:10.1007/s10336-008-0349-z

Kuhn S, Wiebe KL, Kempenaers B (2009). Isolation and Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for the Northern Flicker ( Colaptes Auratus ; Aves). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9, 845–848. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02293.x

Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2009). Compensatory Investment in Zebra Finches: Females Lay Larger Eggs When Paired to Sexually Unattractive Males. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 707–715. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1251


Schielzeth H, Burger C, Bolund E, Forstmeier W (2008). Assortative versus Disassortative Mating Preferences of Female Zebra Finches Based on Self-Referent Phenotype Matching. Animal Behaviour, 76, 1927–1934. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.08.014

Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2008). Causes and Consequences of Breeding Dispersal and Divorce in a Blue Tit, Cyanistes Caeruleus, Population. Animal Behaviour, 75, 1949–1963. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.12.005

Van Oers K, Drent PJ, Dingemanse NJ, Kempenaers B (2008). Personality Is Associated with Extrapair Paternity in Great Tits, Parus Major. Animal Behaviour, 76, 555–563. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.03.011

Dingel J, Hanus P, Leonardi N, Hagenauer J, Zech J, Mueller JC (2008). Local Conservation Scores without a Priori Assumptions on Neutral Substitution Rates. BMC Bioinformatics, 9. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-190

Forstmeier W, Rochester J, Millam JR (2008). Digit Ratio Unaffected by Estradiol Treatment of Zebra Finch Nestlings. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 156, 379–384. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.01.007

Dawy Z, Sarkis M, Hagenauer J, Mueller J (2008). Fine-Scale Genetic Mapping Using Independent Component Analysis. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 5, 448–460. doi:10.1109/TCBB.2007.1072

Laucht S, DuVal EH, Kempenaers B (2008). Maternal Correlates of Brood Sex Ratio Variation in the Lekking Lance-Tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia Lanceolata. Journal of Avian Biology, 39, 198–205. doi:10.1111/j.2008.0908-8857.04165.x

Schielzeth H, Burger C, Bolund E, Forstmeier W (2008). Sexual Imprinting on Continuous Variation: Do Female Zebra Finches Prefer or Avoid Unfamiliar Sons of Their Foster Parents? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21, 1274–1280. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01568.x

Mueller JC, Steiger S, Fidler AE, Kempenaers B (2008). Biogenic Trace Amine (TAARs) Are Encoded in Avian Genomes: Evidence and Possible Implications. Journal of Heredity, 99, 174–176.

Steiger SS, Fidler AE, Kempenaers B (2008). Detection of Olfactory Receptor Transcripts in Bird Testes. Journal of Heredity, 99, 624–628. doi:10.1093/jhered/esn051

Delhey K, Peters A, Biedermann PHW, Kempenaers B (2008). Optical Properties of the Uropygial Gland Secretion: No Evidence for UV Cosmetics in Birds. Naturwissenschaften, 95, 939–946. doi:10.1007/s00114-008-0406-8

Kempenaers B, Peters A, Foerster K (2008). Sources of Individual Variation in Plasma Testosterone Levels. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363, 1711–1723. doi:10.1098/rstb.2007.0001

DuVal EH, Kempenaers B (2008). Sexual Selection in a Lekking Bird: The Relative Opportunity for Selection by Female Choice and Male Competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275, 1995–2003. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0151

Jacot A, Scheuber H, Holzer B, Otti O, Brinkhof MW (2008). Diel Variation in a Dynamic Sexual Display and Its Association with Female Mate-Searching Behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275, 579–585. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1500

Steiger SS, Fidler AE, Valcu M, Kempenaers B (2008). Avian Olfactory Receptor Gene Repertoires: Evidence for a Well-Developed Sense of Smell in Birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275, 2309–2317. doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0607

Logue D, Forstmeier W (2008). Constrained Performance in a Communication Network: Implications for the Function of Song-Type Matching and for the Evolution of Multiple Ornaments. The American Naturalist, 172, 34–41. doi:10.1086/587849

Tibbetts EA, Sheehan MJ, Dale J (2008). A Testable Definition of Individual Recognition. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 23. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2008.03.007


Kempenaers B (2007). Mate Choice and Genetic Quality: A Review of the Heterozygosity Theory. In Advances in the Study of Behavior, volume 37, 189–278. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-004537-2, doi:10.1016/S0065-3454(07)37005-8.

Bolund E, Schielzeth H, Forstmeier W (2007). Intrasexual Competition in Zebra Finches, the Role of Beak Colour and Body Size. Animal Behaviour, 74, 715–724. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.10.032

DuVal EH (2007). Social Organization and Variation in Cooperative Alliances among Male Lance-Tailed Manakins. Animal Behaviour, 73, 391–401. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.05.017

Delhey K, Peters A, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2007). Fertilization Success and UV Ornamentation in Blue Tits Cyanistes Caeruleus: Correlational and Experimental Evidence. Behavioral Ecology, 18, 399–409. doi:10.1093/beheco/arl096

Jacot A, Kempenaers B (2007). Effects of Nestling Condition on UV Plumage Traits in Blue Tits: An Experimental Approach. Behavioral Ecology, 18, 34–40. doi:10.1093/beheco/arl054

Kempenaers B, Lanctot RB, Gill VA, Hatch SA, Valcu M (2007). Do Females Trade Copulations for Food? An Experimental Study on Kittiwakes (Rissa Tridactyla). Behavioral Ecology, 18, 345–353. doi:10.1093/beheco/arl090

Delhey K, Peters A, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2007). Brood Sex Ratio and Male UV Ornamentation in Blue Tits (Cyanistes Caeruleus): Correlational Evidence and an Experimental Test. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61, 853–862. doi:10.1007/s00265-006-0314-x

Hanus P, Goebel B, Dingel J, Weindl J, Zech J, Dawy Z, Hagenauer J, Mueller JC (2007). Information and Communication Theory in Molecular Biology. Electrical Engineering, 90, 161–173. doi:10.1007/s00202-007-0062-6

Jacot A, Scheuber H, Brinkhof MWG (2007). The Effect of Age on a Sexually Selected Acoustic Display. Ethology, 113, 615–620. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2007.01360.x

Beck J, Forstmeier W (2007). Superstition and Belief as Inevitable By-Products of an Adaptive Learning Strategy. Human Nature, 18, 35–46. doi:10.1007/BF02820845

Valcu C, Valcu M (2007). Reproducibility of Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis at Different Replication Levels. Journal of Proteome Research, 6, 4677–4683. doi:10.1021/pr070396e

Forstmeier W, Segelbacher G, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2007). Genetic Variation and Differentiation in Captive and Wild Zebra Finches ( Taeniopygia Guttata ). Molecular Ecology, 16, 4039–4050. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03444.x

Johnsen A, Fidler AE, Kuhn S, Carter KL, Hoffmann A, Barr IR, Biard C, Charmantier A, Eens M, Korsten P, Siitari H, Tomiuk J, Kempenaers B (2007). Avian Clock Gene Polymorphism: Evidence for a Latitudinal Cline in Allele Frequencies. Molecular Ecology, 16, 4867–4880. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03552.x

Carter KL, Kempenaers B (2007). Eleven Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for Paternity Analysis in the Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris Melanotos. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 658–660. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01666.x

Duval EH, Carter KL, Kempenaers B (2007). Isolation and Characterization of Novel Microsatellite Loci for Parentage Assessment in the Lance-tailed Manakin ( Chiroxiphia Lanceolata ). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 1111–1113. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01795.x

Forstmeier W, Schielzeth H, Schneider M, Kempenaers B (2007). Development of Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers for the Zebra Finch ( Taeniopygia Guttata ). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7, 1026–1028. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01762.x

Forstmeier W (2007). Do Individual Females Differ Intrinsically in Their Propensity to Engage in Extra-Pair Copulations? PLoS ONE, 2. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000952

Dale J, Dunn PO, Figuerola J, Lislevand T, Székely T, Whittingham LA (2007). Sexual Selection Explains Rensch’s Rule of Allometry for Sexual Size Dimorphism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274, 2971–2979. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1043

Fidler AE, Van Oers K, Drent PJ, Kuhn S, Mueller JC, Kempenaers B (2007). Drd4 Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Personality Variation in a Passerine Bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274, 1685–1691. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0337

Delhey K, Peters A, Kempenaers B (2007). Cosmetic Coloration in Birds: Occurrence, Function, and Evolution. The American Naturalist, 169. doi:10.1086/510095

Peters A, Delhey K, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2007). The Condition-Dependent Development of Carotenoid-Based and Structural Plumage in Nestling Blue Tits: Males and Females Differ. The American Naturalist, 169. doi:10.1086/510139

DuVal EH (2007). Cooperative Display and Lekking Behavior of the Lance-Tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia Lanceolata). The Auk, 124, 1168–1185. doi:10.1093/auk/124.4.1168

Tibbetts EA, Dale J (2007). Individual Recognition: It Is Good to Be Different. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22, 529–537. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2007.09.001


Poesel A, Kunc HP, Foerster K, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2006). Early Birds Are Sexy: Male Age, Dawn Song and Extrapair Paternity in Blue Tits, Cyanistes (Formerly Parus) Caeruleus. Animal Behaviour, 72, 531–538. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.10.022

Delhey K, Peters A, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2006). Seasonal Changes in Blue Tit Crown Color: Do They Signal Individual Quality? Behavioral Ecology, 17, 790–798. doi:10.1093/beheco/arl012

Forstmeier W, Hasselquist D, Bensch S, Leisler B (2006). Does Song Reflect Age and Viability? A Comparison between Two Populations of the Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus Arundinaceus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59, 634–643. doi:10.1007/s00265-005-0090-z

Peters A, Delhey K, Goymann W, Kempenaers B (2006). Age-Dependent Association between Testosterone and Crown UV Coloration in Male Blue Tits (Parus Caeruleus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59, 666–673. doi:10.1007/s00265-005-0095-7

Kunc HP, Foerster K, Vermeirssen ELM, Kempenaers B (2006). Experimentally Elevated Plasma Testosterone Levels Do Not Influence Singing Behaviour of Male Blue Tits (Parus Caeruleus) During the Early Breeding Season. Ethology, 112, 984–992. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2006.01254.x

Steiger SS, Goymann W, Kempenaers B (2006). Plasma Steroid Hormones in Two Arctic-breeding Shorebirds: Monogamy versus Polygyny. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 147, 133–140. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2005.12.015

Delhey K, Kempenaers B (2006). Age Differences in Blue Tit Parus Caeruleus Plumage Colour: Within-individual Changes or Colour-biased Survival? Journal of Avian Biology, 37, 339–348. doi:10.1111/j.2006.0908-8857.03655.x

Denk AG, Kempenaers B (2006). Testosterone and Testes Size in Mallards (Anas Platyrhynchos). Journal of Ornithology, 147, 436–440. doi:10.1007/s10336-005-0031-7

Foerster K, Valcu M, Johnsen A, Kempenaers B (2006). A Spatial Genetic Structure and Effects of Relatedness on Mate Choice in a Wild Bird Population. Molecular Ecology, 15, 4555–4567. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.03091.x


Johnsen A, Delhey K, Schlicht E, Peters A, Kempenaers B (2005). Male Sexual Attractiveness and Parental Effort in Blue Tits: A Test of the Differential Allocation Hypothesis. Animal Behaviour, 70, 877–888. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.01.005

Denk AG, Holzmann A, Peters A, Vermeirssen EL, Kempenaers B (2005). Paternity in Mallards: Effects of Sperm Quality and Female Sperm Selection for Inbreeding Avoidance. Behavioral Ecology, 16, 825–833. doi:10.1093/beheco/ari065

Foerster K, Kempenaers B (2005). Effects of Testosterone on Male-Male Competition and Male-Female Interactions in Blue Tits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 57, 215–223. doi:10.1007/s00265-004-0858-6

Drent PJ, Van Noordwijk AJ, Van Oers K, De Jong G, Kempenaers B (2005). Contribution of Genetics to the Study of Animal Personalities: A Review of Case Studies. Behaviour, 142, 1185–1206. doi:10.1163/156853905774539364

Forstmeier W (2005). Quantitative Genetics and Behavioural Correlates of Digit Ratio in the Zebra Finch. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 272, 2641–2649. doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3264


Foerster K, Kempenaers B (2004). Experimentally Elevated Plasma Levels of Testosterone Do Not Increase Male Reproductive Success in Blue Tits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56. doi:10.1007/s00265-004-0809-2

Peters A, Denk AG, Delhey K, Kempenaers B (2004). Carotenoid-Based Bill Colour as an Indicator of Immunocompetence and Sperm Performance in Male Mallards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17, 1111–1120. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00743.x

Denk AG, Gautschi B, Carter K, Kempenaers B (2004). Seven Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci for Paternity Assessment in the Mallard ( Anas Platyrhynchos ). Molecular Ecology Notes, 4, 506–508. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00707.x

Fidler AE, Kuhn S, Gwinner E (2004). Convergent Evolution of Strigiform and Caprimulgiform Dark-Activity Is Supported by Phylogenetic Analysis Using the Arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (Aanat) Gene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33, 908–921. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.08.015

Peters A, Delhey K, Denk A, Kempenaers B (2004). Trade-Offs between Immune Investment and Sexual Signaling in Male Mallards. The American Naturalist, 164, 51–59. doi:10.1086/421302


Forstmeier W (2003). Extra-Pair Paternity in the Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus Fuscatus: A Test of the ‘Constrained Female Hypothesis’. Behaviour, 140, 1117–1134. doi:10.1163/156853903322589669

Blomqvist D, Andersson M, Küpper C, Cuthill IC, Kis J, Lanctot RB, Sandercock BK, Székely T, Wallander J, Kempenaers B (2003). Why Do Birds Engage in Extra-Pair Copulation? Nature, 422, 833–834. doi:10.1038/422833b

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