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Scrutinizing assortative mating in birds.

PLoS Biol 2019 Feb 21;17(2):e3000156. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000156DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400405PMC
February 2019

Linking the fine-scale social environment to mating decisions: a future direction for the study of extra-pair paternity.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 2018 08 13;93(3):1558-1577. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Universitätsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12408DOI Listing
August 2018

A trade-off between thickness and length in the zebra finch sperm mid-piece.

Proc Biol Sci 2018 07 25;285(1883). Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0865DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6083248PMC
July 2018

Empowering peer reviewers with a checklist to improve transparency.

Nat Ecol Evol 2018 06 22;2(6):929-935. Epub 2018 May 22.

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0545-zDOI Listing
June 2018

Irreproducible text-book "knowledge": The effects of color bands on zebra finch fitness.

Evolution 2018 Apr 25;72(4):961-976. Epub 2018 Mar 25.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Street 7, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.13459DOI Listing
April 2018

Inheritance patterns of plumage coloration in common buzzards do not support a one-locus two-allele model.

Biol Lett 2018 04;14(4)

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938563PMC
April 2018

Detecting and avoiding likely false-positive findings - a practical guide.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 2017 Nov 23;92(4):1941-1968. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

Department of Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, U.S.A.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12315DOI Listing
November 2017

No mutual mate choice for quality in zebra finches: Time to question a widely held assumption.

Evolution 2017 Nov 30;71(11):2661-2676. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.13341DOI Listing
November 2017

A sex-chromosome inversion causes strong overdominance for sperm traits that affect siring success.

Nat Ecol Evol 2017 Aug 17;1(8):1177-1184. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, 82319, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0236-1DOI Listing
August 2017

Association mapping of morphological traits in wild and captive zebra finches: reliable within, but not between populations.

Mol Ecol 2017 Mar 6;26(5):1285-1305. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.14009DOI Listing
March 2017

Fraud Not a Primary Cause of Irreproducible Results: A Reply to Clark et al.

Trends Ecol Evol 2016 12 29;31(12):900. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.09.004DOI Listing
December 2016

Mapping centromeres of microchromosomes in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) using half-tetrad analysis.

Chromosoma 2016 09 15;125(4):757-68. Epub 2015 Dec 15.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-015-0560-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5023761PMC
September 2016

Transparency in Ecology and Evolution: Real Problems, Real Solutions.

Trends Ecol Evol 2016 09 25;31(9):711-719. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.07.002DOI Listing
September 2016

Fitness consequences of polymorphic inversions in the zebra finch genome.

Genome Biol 2016 Sep 29;17(1):199. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5043542PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-016-1056-3DOI Listing
September 2016

Fitness Benefits of Mate Choice for Compatibility in a Socially Monogamous Species.

PLoS Biol 2015 14;13(9):e1002248. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

Department of Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002248DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4569426PMC
April 2016

Inbreeding depression of sperm traits in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata.

Ecol Evol 2016 01 29;6(1):295-304. Epub 2015 Dec 29.

Institute of Vertebrate Biology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i. Květná 8CZ-603 65 Brno Czech Republic; Charles University in Prague Faculty of Sciences Department of Zoology Viničná 7CZ-12844 Prague Czech Republic.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1868DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4716522PMC
January 2016

A prezygotic transmission distorter acting equally in female and male zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata.

Mol Ecol 2015 Aug 17;24(15):3846-59. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Str., 82319, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.13281DOI Listing
August 2015

Nonautosomal genetic variation in carotenoid coloration.

Am Nat 2014 Sep 6;184(3):374-83. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

Department of Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/677397DOI Listing
September 2014

Female extra-pair mating: adaptation or genetic constraint?

Trends Ecol Evol 2014 Aug 6;29(8):456-64. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2014.05.005DOI Listing
August 2014

Sex chromosome linked genetic variance and the evolution of sexual dimorphism of quantitative traits.

Evolution 2013 Mar 11;67(3):609-19. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

Animal Ecology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01806.xDOI Listing
March 2013

QTL and quantitative genetic analysis of beak morphology reveals patterns of standing genetic variation in an Estrildid finch.

Mol Ecol 2012 Aug 13;21(15):3704-17. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05661.xDOI Listing
August 2012

Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in zebra finches: microsatellite markers can be better than their reputation.

Mol Ecol 2012 Jul 3;21(13):3237-49. Epub 2012 May 3.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Str. 8, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05593.xDOI Listing
July 2012

QTL linkage mapping of wing length in zebra finch using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms markers.

Mol Ecol 2012 Jan 24;21(2):329-39. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05365.x
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January 2012

QTL linkage mapping of zebra finch beak color shows an oligogenic control of a sexually selected trait.

Evolution 2012 Jan 20;66(1):18-30. Epub 2011 Sep 20.

Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden.

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January 2012

Women have relatively larger brains than men: a comment on the misuse of general linear models in the study of sexual dimorphism.

Anat Rec (Hoboken) 2011 Nov 28;294(11):1856-63. Epub 2011 Sep 28.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.21423DOI Listing
November 2011

Correlates of male fitness in captive zebra finches--a comparison of methods to disentangle genetic and environmental effects.

BMC Evol Biol 2011 Nov 8;11:327. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

Department of Behavioural Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse 5, Seewiesen, 82 319, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-11-327DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3229482PMC
November 2011

Female extrapair mating behavior can evolve via indirect selection on males.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011 Jun 13;108(26):10608-13. Epub 2011 Jun 13.

Department Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, D-82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1103195108DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3127899PMC
June 2011

Do zebra finch parents fail to recognise their own offspring?

PLoS One 2011 Apr 13;6(4):e18466. Epub 2011 Apr 13.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0018466PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3076377PMC
April 2011

A polymorphism in the oestrogen receptor gene explains covariance between digit ratio and mating behaviour.

Proc Biol Sci 2010 Nov 9;277(1698):3353-61. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse, D-82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.1007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2981936PMC
November 2010

Trisomy and triploidy are sources of embryo mortality in the zebra finch.

Proc Biol Sci 2010 Sep 5;277(1694):2655-60. Epub 2010 May 5.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner Strasse, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0394DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2982043PMC
September 2010

Post-hatch oral estrogen in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): is infertility due to disrupted testes morphology or reduced copulatory behavior?

Physiol Behav 2010 Aug 10;101(1):13-21. Epub 2010 Apr 10.

Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.04.002DOI Listing
August 2010

Heritability of and early environment effects on variation in mating preferences.

Evolution 2010 Apr 6;64(4):998-1006. Epub 2009 Nov 6.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Str., 82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00890.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2871178PMC
April 2010

The genetic basis of zebra finch vocalizations.

Evolution 2009 Aug 17;63(8):2114-30. Epub 2009 Mar 17.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard Gwinner Str., D-82319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00688.xDOI Listing
August 2009

Conclusions beyond support: overconfident estimates in mixed models.

Behav Ecol 2009 Mar 27;20(2):416-420. Epub 2008 Nov 27.

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, PO Box 1564, 82305 Starnberg (Seewiesen), Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arn145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657178PMC
March 2009

Compensatory investment in zebra finches: females lay larger eggs when paired to sexually unattractive males.

Proc Biol Sci 2009 Feb;276(1657):707-15

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82 319 Seewiesen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2008.1251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2660937PMC
February 2009

Constrained performance in a communication network: implications for the function of song-type matching and for the evolution of multiple ornaments.

Am Nat 2008 Jul;172(1):34-41

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Avenue, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/587849DOI Listing
July 2008

Digit ratio unaffected by estradiol treatment of zebra finch nestlings.

Gen Comp Endocrinol 2008 Apr 24;156(2):379-84. Epub 2008 Jan 24.

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Starnberg (Seewiesen), Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.01.007DOI Listing
April 2008

Genetic variation and differentiation in captive and wild zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).

Mol Ecol 2007 Oct;16(19):4039-50

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Postfach 1564, D-82305 Starnberg (Seewiesen), Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03444.xDOI Listing
October 2007

Do individual females differ intrinsically in their propensity to engage in extra-pair copulations?

PLoS One 2007 Sep 26;2(9):e952. Epub 2007 Sep 26.

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000952PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978515PMC
September 2007

Superstition and belief as inevitable by-products of an adaptive learning strategy.

Hum Nat 2007 Mar;18(1):35-46

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Postfach1564, 82305, Starnberg (Seewiesen), Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02820845DOI Listing
March 2007

Quantitative genetics and behavioural correlates of digit ratio in the zebra finch.

Proc Biol Sci 2005 Dec;272(1581):2641-9

University of Sheffield and Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Postfach 1564, 82305 Starnberg (Seewiesen), Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2005.3264DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1559980PMC
December 2005

Maternal effects influence the sexual behavior of sons and daughters in the zebra finch.

Evolution 2004 Nov;58(11):2574-83

University of Sheffield, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom.

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November 2004

A novel song parameter correlates with extra-pair paternity and reflects male longevity.

Proc Biol Sci 2002 Jul;269(1499):1479-85

Max Planck Research Centre for Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schloss Moeggingen, Schlossallee 2, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2002.2039DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691048PMC
July 2002

Habitat choice in Phylloscopus warblers: the role of morphology, phylogeny and competition.

Oecologia 2001 Aug 1;128(4):566-576. Epub 2001 Aug 1.

Research Centre for Ornithology of the Max Planck Society, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schloss Moeggingen, Schlossallee 2, 78315, Radolfzell, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004420100678DOI Listing
August 2001