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Behavioural Ecology - BE



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Articles in SCI journals




Cardoso GC (2017) Advancing the inference of performance in birdsong. Animal Behaviour, 125: E29-E32.
Lobato E, Doutrelant C, Melo M, Reis S, Covas R (2017) Insularity effects on bird immune parameters: A comparison between island and mainland populations in West Africa. Ecology and Evolution, 7(11): 3645-3656.
Lobato E, Geraldes M, Melo M, Doutrelant C, Covas R (2017) Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species. Symbiosis, 71(2): 155-164.
Monteiro N, Cunha M, Ferreira L, Vieira N, Antunes A, Lyons D, Jones AG (2017) Parabolic variation in sexual selection intensity across the range of a cold-water pipefish: Implications for susceptibility to climate change. Global Change Biology.
Pereira PF, Godinho C, Vila-Vicosa MJ, Mota PG, Lourenco R (2017) Competitive advantages of the red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) invading a passerine community in Europe. Biological Invasions, 19(5): 1421-1430.
Perez-Gonzalez J, Costa V, Santos P, Carranza J, Zsolnai A, Fernandez-Llario P, Monteiro NM, Anton I, Beja-Pereira A (2017) Heterozygosity decrease in wild boar mating system - a case of outbreeding avoidance? Journal of Zoology, 302(1): 40-48.
Reis S, Cornel AJ, Melo M, Pereira H, Loiseau C (2017) First record of Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894) on São Tomé Island. Acta Tropica.
Soares MC, Cardoso SC, Mazzei R, Andre GI, Morais M, Gozdowska M, Kalamarz-Kubiak H, Kulczykowska E (2018) Region specific changes in nonapeptide levels during client fish interactions with allopatric and sympatric cleaner fish. PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0180290.
Soares MC, Santos TP, Messias JPM (2017) Dopamine disruption increases cleanerfish cooperative investment in novel client partners. Royal Society Open science, 4(5): 160609.
Toomey MB, Lopes RJ, Araujo PM, Johnson JD, Gazda MA, Afonso S, Mota PG, Koch RE, Hill GE, Corbo JC, Carneiro M (2017) High-density lipoprotein receptor SCARB1 is required for carotenoid coloration in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(20): 5219-5224.
Valencia J, Mateos C, de la Cruz C, Carranza J (2017) Maternal allocation in eggs when counting on helpers in a cooperatively breeding bird. Journalo of Avian Biology, 48(4): 536-543.

Cardoso GC, Atwell JW (2016) Shared songs are of lower performance in the dark-eyed junco. Royal Society Open Science,3:160341.
Cunha M, Berglund A, Alves T, Monteiro NM (2016) Reduced cannibalism during male pregnancy. Behaviour, 153(1): 91-106.
Doutrelant C, Paquet M, Renoult JP, Gregoire A, Crochet PA, Covas R (2016) Worldwide patterns of bird colouration on islands. Ecology Letters.
Ferreira AC, Atwell JW, Whittaker DJ, Ketterson ED, Cardoso GC (2016) Communication Value of Mistakes in Dark-Eyed Junco Song. The American Naturalist.
Gomes ACR, Sorenson MD, Cardoso GC (2016) Speciation is associated with changing ornamentation rather than stronger sexual selection. Evolution, 70:2823-2838
Khimoun A, Arnoux E, Martel G, Pot A, Eraud C, Conde B, Loubon M, Theron F, Covas R, Faivre B, Garnier S (2016) Contrasted patterns of genetic differentiation across eight bird species in the Lesser Antilles. Genetica, 144(1): 125-138.
Marques CIJ, Batalha HR, Cardoso GC (2016) Signalling with a cryptic trait: the regularity of barred plumage in common waxbills. Royal Society open science, 3:160195.
Messias J, Paula J, Grutter A, Bsharry R, Soares M (2016) Dopamine disruption increases negotiation for cooperative interactions in a fish. Scientific Reports, 6:20817.
Messias J, Santos T, Pinto M, Soares M (2016) Correction to: Stimulation of dopamine D1 receptor improves learning capacity in cooperating cleaner fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 283(1823).
Messias J, Santos T, Pinto M, Soares M (2016) Stimulation of dopamine D1 receptor improves learning capacity in cooperating cleaner fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1823): 52272-52272.
Monteiro NM, Carneiro D, Antunes A, Queiroz N, Vieira MN, Jones AG (2016) The lek mating system of the worm pipefish (Nerophis lumbriciformis): a molecular maternity analysis and test of the phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis. Molecular Ecology.
Paquet M, Doutrelant C, Loubon M, Theron F, Rat M, Covas R (2016) Communal roosting, thermoregulatory benefits and breeding group size predictability in cooperatively breeding sociable weavers. Journal of Avian Biology.
Soares MC, Paula JR, Bshary R (2016) Serotonin blockade delays learning performance in a cooperative fish. Animal Cognition, 19(5): 1027-1030.
Trigo S, Mota PG (2016) Carotenoid-based plumage colouration is predicted by age and parasites in the male European serin. Journal of Avian Biology, 47(3): 409-416.
Yusefi GH, Kiabi BH, Khalatbari L, Faizolahi K, Monteiro NM (2016) Morphological analysis of Brandt’s hedgehog (Paraechinus hypomelas) reflects the isolation history of Persian Gulf islands and has implications for taxonomy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Cardoso GC, Gomes ACR (2015) Erratum to: using reflectance ratios to study animal coloration. Evolutionary Biology,
Cardoso SC, Bshary R, Mazzei R, Paitio J, Oliveira R, Soares MC (2015) Arginine vasotocin modulates associative learning in a mutualistic cleaner fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(7): 1173-1181.
Cardoso SC, Grutter AS, Paula JR, André GI, Messias JP, Gozdowska M, Kulczykowska E, Soares MC (2015) Forebrain neuropeptide regulation of pair association and behavior in cooperating cleaner fish. Physiology & Behavior, 145:1-7.
Cardoso SC, Paitio JR, Oliveira RF, Bshary R , Soares MC (2015) Arginine vasotocin reduces levels of cooperative behaviour in a cleaner fish. Physiology & Behavior, 139: 314–320.
Cunha M, Berglund A, Monteiro N (2015) The intrinsically dynamic nature of mating patterns and sexual selection. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98(4): 1047-1058.
Funghi C, Cardoso GC (2015) Six playback experimental designs fail to demonstrate acoustic preferences in common waxbills (Estrildidae: Estrilda astrild). Behavioural Processes 115:74-80.
Funghi C, Cardoso GC, Mota PG (2015) Increased syllable rate during aggressive singing in a bird with complex and fast song. Journal of Avian Biology, 46:283-288.
Funghi C, Leitão AV, Ferreira AC, Mota PG, Cardoso GC (2015) Social dominance in a gregarious bird is related to body size but not to standard personality assays. Ethology, 121:84-93.
Kulczykowska E, Cardoso SC, Gozdowska M, André GI, Paula JR, Slebioda M, Oliveira RF, Soares MC (2015) Brain Levels of nonapeptides in four labrid fish with different levels of mutualistic behaviour. General and Comparative Endocrinology
Leitãoa AV , Ferreira AC, Funghi C, Trigo S, Mota PG (2015) Evidence for multiple functions in a sexually selected ornament. Animal Behaviour, 110: 155-161.
Leitão AV, Mota PG (2015) Colourful male European Serins Serinus serinusare more careful with their plumage. Ibis, 157(3): 637-641.
Messias JM, Soares MC (2015) When good advertisement backfires: cleaners get eaten too. Coral Reefs.
Narvaez P, Furtado M, Neto AI, Moniz I, Azevedo JMN, Soares M (2015) Temperate facultative cleaner wrasses selectively remove ectoparasites from their client-fish in the Azores. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 540: 217–226.
Paquet M, Covas R, Doutrelant C (2015) A cross-fostering experiment reveals that prenatal environment affects begging behaviour in a cooperative breeder. Animal Behaviour, 102: 251-258.
Paquet M, Doutrelant C, Hatchwell BJ, Spottiswoode CN, Covas R (2015) Antagonistic effect of helpers on breeding male and female survival a cooperatively breeding bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 84(5): 1354–1362.
Paula JR, Messias JP, Grutter AS, Bshary R, Soares MC (2015) The role of serotonin in the modulation of cooperative behavior. Behavioral Ecology
Ponchon A, Chambert T, Lobato E, Tveraa T, Gremillet D, Boulinier T (2015) Breeding failure induces large scale prospecting movements in the black-legged kittiwake. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 473: 138-145.
Rat M, van Dijk RE, Covas R, Doutrelant C (2015) Dominance hierarchies and associated signalling in a cooperative passerine. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(3): 437-448.
Soares MC, André GI, Paula JR (2015) Preliminary notes on brain weight variation across labrid fish species with different levels of cooperative behaviour. Current Zoology, 61(2): 274–280.
Trigo S, Mota PG (2015) What is the value of a yellow patch? Assessing the signalling role of yellow colouration in the European serin. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
van Dijk RE, Covas R, Doutrelant C, Spottiswoode CN, Hatchwell BJ (2015) Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius), 24(16): 4296–4311
Altwegg R, Doutrelant C, Anderson MD, Spottiswoode CN, Covas R (2014) Climate, social factors and research disturbance influence population dynamics in a declining sociable weaver metapopulation. Oecologia, 174(2): 413-425.
Atwell JW, Cardoso GC, Whittaker DJ, Price TD, Ketterson ED (2014) Hormonal, behavioral, and life-history traits exhibit correlated shifts in relation to population establishment in a novel environment. American Naturalist, 184(6): E147-E160.
Cardoso GC (2014) Nesting and acoustic ecology, but not phylogeny, influence passerine urban tolerance. Global Change Biology , 20(3): 803-810.
Cardoso GC (2014) Studying the silent side of birdsong. Bmc Biology, 12: 62.
Cardoso GC, Batalha HR, Reis S, Lopes RJ (2014) Increasing sexual ornamentation during a biological invasion. Behavioral Ecology, 25:916-923.
Cardoso GC, Leitão AV, Funghi C, Batalha HR, Lopes RJ, Mota PG (2014) Similar preferences for ornamentation in opposite- and same- sex choice experiments. Journal of Evolutionary
Dietrich M, Lobato E, Boulinier T, McCoy KD (2014) An experimental test of host specialization in a ubiquitous polar ectoparasite: a role for adaptation? Journal of Animal Ecology, 83: 576-587.
Leitao AV, Monteiro AH, Mota PG (2014) Ultraviolet reflectance influences female preference for colourful males in the European serin. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(1): 63-72.
Mares R, Bateman A, English S, Clutton-Brock T, Young A (2014) Timing of predispersal prospecting is influenced by environmental, social and state-dependent factors in meerkats. Animal Behaviour, 88: 185-193.
Martinez-Padilla J, Perez-Rodriguez L, Mougeot F, Ludwig S, Redpath S (2014) Experimentally elevated levels of testosterone at independence reduce fitness in a territorial bird. Ecology, 95: 1033-1044.
Monteiro N, Silva R, Cunha M, Antunes A, Jones A, Vieira M (2014) Validating the use of colouration patterns for individual recognition in the worm pipefish using a novel set of microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14(1): 150-156.
Soares MC, Cardoso SC, Grutter AS, Oliveira RF, Bshary R (2014) Cortisol mediates cleaner wrasse switch from cooperation to cheating and tactical deception. Hormones and Behavior, 66: 346-350.
Trigo S, Mota PG (2014) A test of the effect of testosterone on a sexually selected carotenoid trait in a cardueline finch. Ecological Research.
Batalha HR, Ramos JA, Cardoso GC (2013) A successful avian invasion occupies a marginal ecological niche. Acta Oecologica, 49:92-98.
Cardoso GC (2013) Sexual signals as advertisers of resistance to mistakes. Ethology 119:1035-1043. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12165
Cardoso GC (2013) Using frequency ratios to study vocal communication. Animal Behaviour, 85(6):1529-1532.
Carvalho CF, Leitão AV, Funghi C, Batalha HR, Reis S, Mota PG, Lopes RJ, Cardoso GC (2013) Personality traits are related to ecology across a biological invasion. Behavioral Ecology, 24(5): 1081-1091.
Ferreira F, Monteiro NM, Vieira M, Reis-Henriques M, Castro L, Santos M (2013) A Real-time PCR assay for differential expression of Vitellogenin I and II genes in the liver of the sentinel fish species Lipophrys pholis. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, 23(8): 591-597.
Monteiro N, Vieira M, Lyons D (2013) Operational sex ratio, reproductive costs, and the potential for intrasexual competition. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110(2): 477-484.
Morinay J, Cardoso GC, Doutrelant C, Covas R (2013) The evolution of birdsong on islands. Ecology and Evolution, 3:5127-5140
Paquet M, Covas R, Chastel O, Parenteau C, Doutrelant C (2013) Maternal effects in relation to helper presence in the cooperatively breeding sociable weaver. PLOS ONE, 8(3): e59336.
Sárria MP, Santos MM, Castro LFC, Vieira MN, Monteiro NM (2013) Estrogenic chemical effects are independent from the degree of sex role reversal in pipefish. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 263: 746-753
van Dijk RE, Kaden JC, Argüelles-Ticó A, Beltran LM, Paquet M, Covas R, Doutrelant C, Hatchwell BJ (2013) The thermoregulatory benefits of the communal nest of sociable weavers Philetairus socius are spatially structured within nests. Journal of Avian Biology, 44(2): 102–110.
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