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  Mouton, JC and Duckworth, RA. 2021. Maternally-derived hormones, neurosteroids and the development of behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 288: 20202467

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  Chenard, KC & Duckworth, RA. 2021. The special case of behavioral plasticity? In press. In: DW Pfennig, ed. Phenotypic plasticity and evolution: causes, consequences, controversies. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2020. Catastrophes and calms. Aeon August 13 issue.

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  Potticary, AL and Duckworth, RA. In revision. A neuroendocrine perspective on the origin and evolution of cooperative breeding. Ornithology

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  Potticary, AL and Duckworth, RA. 2020. Multiple environmental stressors induce an adaptive maternal effect. American Naturalist 196: 487-500

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  Wang, D, Forstmeier, W, Valcu, M, Dingemanse, N, Bulla, M, Both, C, Duckworth, RA, Kiere, LM, Karell, P, Albrecht, T, and Kempenaers, B. 2019. Scrutinizing assortative mating in birds PLoS Biology 17:(2): e3000156.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2019. Biological dynamics and evolutionary causation. In T. Uller & K. Laland (Eds.), Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections MIT Press. Pg. 153 Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA, Potticary, AL and Badyaev, AV. 2018. On the origins of adaptive behavioral complexity: Developmental channeling of structural trade-offs. Advances in the Study of Behavior. 50: 1-36 https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.asb.2017.10.001.

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  Potticary, AL & Duckworth, RA. 2018. Environmental mismatch results in emergence of cooperative behavior in a passerine bird. Evolutionary Ecology. 32: 215-229. Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA. 2018. Reconciling the tension between behavioral change and stability. In D. S. Wilson & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Evolution and Contextural Behavioral Sciences: A Reunification (chapter 17). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA, Hallinger KK, Hall N and Potticary AL. 2017. Switch to a novel breeding resource influences coexistence of two passerine birds. Front. Ecol. Evol. 5:72.

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  Duckworth, RA, & Semenov, G. 2017. Hybridization associated with cycles of ecological succession in a passerine bird. American Naturalist. 190: E94-E105.

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Duckworth, RA, Belloni, V and Anderson, SR. 2015. Cycles of species replacement emerge from locally induced maternal effects in a passerine bird. Science 374: 875-877.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2015. Neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying behavioral stability: implications for the evolutionary origin of personality. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1360: 54-74. Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA, & Aguillon, SM. 2015. Eco-evolutionary dynamics: Investigating multiple causal pathways linking changes in behavior, population density and natural selection. Journal of Ornithology. 156: 115-124. Download PDF
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  Aguillon, SM & Duckworth, RA. 2015. Kin aggression and resource availability influence phenotype-dependent dispersal in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology. 69: 625-633. Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA & Badyaev, AV. 2014. Turf War Twist. Pp. 31-36 in Montana Outdoors, March-April issue. (reprinted in The Bluebird, magazine of the North American Bluebird Society)

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  Duckworth, RA. 2014. Ecological and evolutionary feedbacks in evolution of aggression. In: Yasakawa, K (ed) Function and Evolution of Animal Behavior. ABC-CLIO, Praeger. Santa Barbara, CA. Pp. 295-326.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2013. Human-induced changes in the dynamics of species coexistence: An example with two sister species. Pp. 181-191 In: Gil, D & Brumm, H (eds) Avian Urban Ecology: Physiological and Behavioural Adaptations to the Urban Habitat. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2012. Epigenetic inheritance systems act as a bridge between ecological and evolutionary processes. Behavioral Ecology 24: 327-328

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  Duckworth, RA & Sockman, KW. 2012. Proximate mechanisms of behavioral inflexibility: implications for the evolution of personality traits. Functional Ecology 26: 559-566.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2012. Evolution of genetically integrated dispersal strategies.. Pp 83-94. In: Clobert J, et al (eds) Informed Dispersal and Spatial Evolutionary Ecology. Oxford University Press. Download PDF
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  Duckworth, RA. 2011. Toward an integrated concept of the phenotype. Review of The Flexible Phenotype by Theunis Piersma and Jan A. van Gils in Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26: 381-2.

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  Duckworth, RA. 2010. Evolution of personality: developmental constraints on behavioral plasticity. Invited Perspective in the Auk 127: 752-758.

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Duckworth, RA and LEB Kruuk. 2009. Evolution of genetic integration between dispersal and colonization ability in a bird. Evolution 63: 968-977.

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Duckworth, RA. 2009. Maternal effects and range expansion: A key factor in a dynamic process? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 1075-1086.

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Duckworth, RA. 2008. Adaptive dispersal strategies and the dynamics of a range expansion. American Naturalist 172: S4-S17.

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Badyaev, AV, RL Young, GE Hill, RA Duckworth. 2008. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: IV. Intra-ovarian growth dynamics can link sex-determination and sex-specific acquisition of resources. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 449-460.

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Duckworth, RA. 2009. The role of behavior in evolution: a search for mechanism. Evolutionary Ecology 23: 513-531.

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Duckworth, RA. and AV Badyaev. 2007. Coupling of dispersal and aggression facilitates the rapid range expansion of a passerine bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104: 15017-15022.

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Duckworth, RA. 2006. Aggressive behavior affects selection on morphology by determining the environment of breeding in a passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273: 1789-1795.

 


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Duckworth, RA. 2006. Behavioral correlations across breeding contexts provide a mechanism for a cost of aggression. Behavioral Ecology 17: 1011-1019.

 

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Badyaev, AV, H Schwabl, RL Young, RA Duckworth, K Navara, AF Parlow. 2005. Adaptive sex differences in growth of pre-ovulation oocytes in a passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272: 2165-2172. (cover article)

 

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Badyaev, AV and RA Duckworth. 2005. Evolution of plasticity in hormonally-integrated parental tactics. Pp. 375-386 In Functional Avian Endocrinology (eds. A. Dawson & P.J. Sharp). Narosa Publishing House.

 

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Duckworth, RA, MT Mendonça, and GE Hill. 2004. Condition dependent sexual traits and social dominance in the house finch. Behavioral Ecology 15: 779-784.

 

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Duckworth, RA, AV Badyaev, and AF Parlow. 2003. Elaborately ornamented males avoid costly parental care in the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus): a proximate perspective. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 176-183.

 

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Badyaev, AV and RA Duckworth. 2003. Context-dependent sexual advertisement: plasticity in development of sexual ornamentation throughout the lifetime of a passerine bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 1065-1076.

 

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Duckworth, RA, AV Badyaev, KL Farmer, GE Hill, and SR Roberts. 2003. First case of mycoplasmosis in the native range of the House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Auk 120: 528-530.

 

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Badyaev, AV, GE Hill, ML Beck, AA Dervan, RA Duckworth, et al. 2002. Sex-biased hatching order and adaptive population divergence in a passerine bird. Science 295: 316-318.

 

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Duckworth, RA, MT Mendonça, and GE Hill. 2001. A condition dependent link between testosterone and disease resistance in the house finch. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 2467-2472.

 

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Nolan, P. M., R. A. Duckworth, G. E. Hill, and S. R. Roberts 2000. Maintenance of a captive flock of house finches free of infection by Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Avian Diseases 44: 948-952.

 

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University Seminars:
 
  Ecology and Evolution Seminar, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 2019  
  Animal Behavior Seminar, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 2019  
  Symposium: Frontiers in Behavioral Research, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany 2019  
  Biology Department, Florida State University, Talahassee, FL 2016  
  Ecology & Evolution Seminar, Florida State University, Talahassee, FL 2016  
  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 2016  
  Theodosia Hadley Seminar, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 2016  
  Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015  
  School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2015  
  Department of Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2015  
  Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 2014  
  Department of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2014  
  Centre on Genomes and Phenotypes, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2013  
  Biodiversity Seminar Series, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2013  
  Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2012  
  Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2012  
  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Colorado State University, Boulder, CO, 2012  
  Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011  
  Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011  
  Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2010.  
  Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Davis, CA, 2010.  
  Program in Evolutionary Modelling, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2010.  
  Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009.  
  Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009.  
  Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana , Missoula, MT, 2008.  
  Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology , University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2008.  
  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Young Investigator Seminar Princeton University, NJ, 2008.  
  Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2008.  
  School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, 2008.  
  NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London , Silwood Park, Ascot, UK, 2008.  
 

Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2007.

 
 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2007.

 
  Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK 2007.  
  EvoLunch Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005.  

 

Plenary and Symposia Presentations:

 
  Behavioral flexibility scales up to drive feedback control of ecological dynamics. Symposium: Merging behavioural ecology with eco-evolutionary dynamics: lessons from the past to move current research forward. American Naturalist 2020. Asiloar, CA 2020.
  Dynamic stability and robustness of ecological systems: a missing link to evolutionary mechanisms? Plenary lecture at the Evolution Evolving Conference. Cambridge University, UK 2019.
  Insights into adaptation and population change from long-term studies of cavity nesting birds. Symposium: Long-term Studies of Cavity-nesting Birds: Windows into Environmental Change 2019 Meeting of the American Ornithologial Society. Anchorage, AK 2019.
  Organismal behavior as a mechanism for dynamic stability in ecological systems. Invited Speaker for Unifying Ecology Across Scales Gordon Research Conference. University of New England, Biddeford, ME 2018.
  Individual variation, ecological dynamics and evolutionary feedbacks. Plenary lecture at the 2017 Meeting of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology. Groningen, The Netherlands 2017.
  Integrating across multiple scales to understand evolutionary processes. Invited speaker: Cause and Process in Evolution. KLI Workshop. Vienna, Austria 2017.
  Interspecific aggression, speciation and the dynamics of colonization. Symposium: Personality of speciation. American Society of Naturalists. Asilomar, CA, 2016.
  Eco-evolutionary dynamics and the mechanisms of species coexistence. Symposium: Individual variation and spatial population processes. 26th International Ornithological Congress. Tokyo, Japan, 2014.
  Developmental perspective on the evolution of personality. Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on Animal Individuality. University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2013.
  Adaptive variation in behavior: evolutionary insights from developmental mechanisms. Symposium: Integrating avian physiology and ecology: phenotypic variation and fitness. 5th North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2012.
  Evolution of colonization strategies: historical origin and ecological consequences. American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator Prize Symposium, Portland, OR, 2010.
  An evolutionary perspective on avian range expansion. Plenary lecture at the Joint Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists and American Ornithologist's Union, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  Historical origin and ecological consequences of integrated behavioral phenotypes in a bird. Symposium: Pathways to Novelty and Diversity: The Causes and Consequences of Polyphenism. 45th Annual Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT, 2008.
  Evolution of behavior at the edge of a range expansion. Symposium: Population consequences of adaptive processes. XI Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Uppsala, Sweden, 2007.
  Evolution of behavioral integration and colonization of a novel environment. Invited speaker. ASN Vice Presidential Symposium. Evolution & ASN Meetings. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2007.
  Rapid evolution of aggression across the recent range overlap of two passerine species. Invited speaker. Young Scientists' Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007.
  Sexual selection and the evolution of avian personalities. Invited symposium: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives of Sexual Selection. North American Ornithological Conference. Veracruz, Mexico, 2006.
  When fair housing policies fail: the subtler side of competition over nest cavities. Invited keynote speaker for the North American Bluebird Society Conference, 2004.
  Proximate regulation of the male mating phenotype in the house finch: A role for condition-dependent hormone interactions? Invited Symposium: New perspectives in the evolution of sexual traits. American Ornithologists’ Union 119th Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2001.
 

Testosterone, condition and disease in the house finch: implications for sexual selection. Adaptation and Immunity Symposium. VIII Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Aarhus, Denmark, 2001.