Publications

Pryke S. R., Rollins L. A., Griffith S. C. & Buttemer W. A. 2014. Experimental evidence that maternal corticosterone controls adaptive offspring sex ratios. Functional Ecology. Online Early.

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Pryke, S. R. 2013. Bird contests: from hatching to fertilisation. In: Animal Contests. Editors: I.C.W. Hardy & M. Briffa. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Pp. 287-303.

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Brazill-Boast J., Griffith S. C. & Pryke S. R. 2013. Morph-dependent resource acquisition and fitness in a polymorphic bird. Evolutionary Ecology. 27: 1189-1198.

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Hamilton, D., Whiting, M. J. & Pryke, S. R. 2013. Fiery frills: carotenoid-based coloration predicts contest success in frillneck lizards. Behavioral Ecology 24: 1138-1149.

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Brazill-Boast J., Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2013. Provisioning habitat with custom-designed nest-boxes increases reproductive success in an endangered finch. Austral Ecology. 38: 405–412.

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Templeton J. J., Mountjoy D. J, Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2012. In the eye of the beholder: visual mate choice lateralization in a polymorphic songbird. Biology Letters. 8: 924–927.

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Pryke S. R. & Rollins L. A. 2012. Mothers adjust offspring sex to match the quality of the rearing environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279: 4051–4057. reprint
Pryke S. R., Astheimer L. B., Griffith S. C. & Buttemer W. A. 2012. Covariation in life-history traits: Differential effects of diet on condition, hormones, behavior, and reproduction in genetic finch morphs. American Naturalist. 179: 375-390. reprint
Rollins L.A., Svedin N., Pryke, S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2012.The role of the Ord Arid Intrusion in the historical and  contemporary genetic division of long-tailed finch subspecies in northern Australia. Ecology and Evolution. 2: 1208–1219
Pryke S. R., Rollins L. A. & Griffith S. C. 2011. Context-dependent sex allocation: constraints on the expression and evolution of maternal allocation. Evolution. 65: 2792-2799.
Griffith S. C., Pryke S. R. & Buttemer W. A. 2011. Constrained mate choice in social monogamy and the stress of having an unattractive partner. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 278: 2798-2805.
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Pryke S. R., Griffith S. C. & Buttemer W. A. 2011. Maternal stress to partner quality is linked to adaptive offspring sex ratio adjustment. Behavioral Ecology. 22: 717-722.
Pearce D., Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2011. Interspecific aggression for nest sites: model experiments with long-tailed and endangered Gouldian finches. Auk. 128: 497-505.
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Brazill-Boast J., van Rooij E., Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2011. Interference from long-tailed finches constrains reproduction in the endangered Gouldian finch. Journal of Animal Ecology. 80: 39-48.
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Pryke S. R., Rollins L. A & Griffith S. C. 2010. Females use multiple mating and genetically loaded sperm competition to target compatible genes. Science. 329: 964-967.
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Brazill-Boast, J., Dessman, J. K., Davies, G. T. O., Pryke, S. R. & Griffith, S. C. 2011. Selection of breeding habitat by the endangered Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) at two spatial scales. Emu. 111: 304-311.
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Pryke S. R.  2010. Sex chromosome linkage of mate preferences and color signal maintains assortative mating between interbreeding finch morphs. Evolution. 65: 1301-1310.
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Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2010. Maternal adjustment of parental effort in relation to mate compatibility affects offspring development. Behavioral Ecology. 21: 226-232.
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Brazill-Boast J., Pryke S. R., & Griffith S. C. 2010. Nest-site utilisation and niche overlap in two sympatric, cavity-nesting finches. Emu. 110: 170-177.
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Immler S., Pryke S. R., Birkhead T. R. & Griffith S. C. 2010. Pronounced within-individual plasticity in sperm morphometry across social environments. Evolution. 64: 1634-1643.
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Griffith S. C., Holleley C. E., Mariette M. M., Pryke S. R. & Svedin N. 2010. Low level of extrapair parentage in wild zebra finches. Animal Behaviour. 79: 261-264.
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Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2009. Genetic incompatibility drives sex allocation and maternal investment in a polymorphic finch. Science. 323: 1605-1607.
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Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2009.  Socially mediated trade-offs between aggression and parental effort in competing color morphs. American Naturalist. 174: 455-464.
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Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2009. Postzygotic genetic incompatibility between sympatric color morphs. Evolution. 63: 793-798.
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Pryke S. R.  2009. Is red an innate or learned signal of aggression and intimidation? Animal Behaviour. 78: 393-398.
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Gilby A. J., Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2009. The historical frequency of head-colour morphs in the Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae). Emu. 109: 222-229.
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Griffith S. C., Pryke S. R & Mariette M. 2008. Nest box use by the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata: implications for reproductive success and research. Emu. 108: 311-319.
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Pryke S. R. & Andersson S. 2008. Female preferences for long tails constrained by species recognition in short-tailed red bishops. Behavioral Ecology. 19: 1116-1121.
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Pryke S. R. 2007. Sexual selection of ultraviolet and structural color signals. In: Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Aves. Editor: B. M. Jamieson. Science Publishers Inc., Enfield, USA. Pp. 1-40.  
Pryke S. R., Astheimer L. B., Buttemer, W. A. & Griffith S. C. 2007. Frequency-dependent physiological tradeoffs between competing colour morphs. Biology Letters. 3: 494-497.
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Pryke S. R. 2007. Fiery red heads: female dominance among head color morphs in the Gouldian finch. Behavioral Ecology. 18: 621-627.
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Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2007. The relative role of male vs. female mate choice in maintaining assortative pairing among discrete colour morphs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20: 1512-1521.
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Griffith S. C. & Pryke S. R. 2006. Chapter 18: Benefits to females of assessing color displays. In: Bird coloration: mechanisms, function and evolution. Editors: G.E. Hill & K. J. McGraw. Harvard University Press, Harvard. Pp. 233-279.
Pryke S. R. & Griffith S. C. 2006. Red dominates black: Agonistic signalling among head morphs in the colour polymorphic Gouldian finch. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 273: 949-957.
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Pryke S. R. & Andersson S. 2005. Experimental evidence for female choice and energetic costs of male tail elongation in red-collared widowbirds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 86: 35-43.
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Pryke S. R. & Lawes M. J. 2004. Female nest dispersion and costs of polygyny in the red-collared widowbird. Auk. 121: 1226-1237.
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Pryke S. R. & Andersson S. 2003. Carotenoid-based epaulettes reveal male competitive ability: experiments with resident and floater red-shouldered widowbirds. Animal Behaviour. 66: 217-224.
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Pryke S. R. & Andersson S. 2003. Carotenoid-based status signalling in red-shouldered widowbirds (Euplectes axillaris): epaulet size and redness affect captive and territorial competition. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 53: 393-401.
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Pryke S. R. & Samways M. 2003. Quality of remnant indigenous grassland linkages for adult butterflies (Lepidoptera) in an afforested African landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation. 12: 1985-2004.
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Pryke S. R. & Andersson S. 2002. A generalized female bias for long tails in a short-tailed widowbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 269: 2141-2146.
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Andersson S., Pryke S. R., Lawes M. J. & Andersson M. 2002. Multiple receivers, multiple ornaments and a trade-off between agonistic and epigamic signaling in a widowbird. American Naturalist. 160: 683-691.
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Pryke S. R., Andersson S., Lawes M. J. & Piper S. E. 2002. Carotenoid status signaling in captive and wild red-collared widowbirds: independent effects of badge size and color. Behavioral Ecology. 13: 662-673.
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Pryke S. R., Lawes M. J. & Andersson S. 2001. Agonistic carotenoid signalling in male red-collared widowbirds: aggression related to the colour signal of both the territory owner and model intruder. Animal Behaviour. 62: 695-704.
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Pryke S. R., Andersson S. & Lawes M. J. 2001. Sexual selection of multiple handicaps in the red-collared widowbird: Female choice of tail length but not carotenoid display. Evolution. 55: 1452-1463.
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Pryke S. R. & Samways M. 2001. Width of grassland linkages for the conservation of butterflies in South African afforested areas. Biological Conservation. 101: 85-96.
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