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Journal Article

** Cunha-Saraiva, F; Balshine, S; Gozdowska, M; Kulczykowska, E; H Wagner, R; C Schaedelin, F (2019): Parental care and neuropeptide dynamics in a cichlid fish Neolamprologus caudopunctatus. Horm Behav. 2019; 116:104576
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** Pineaux, M; Blanchard, P; Danchin, E; Hatch, SA; Helfenstein, F; Mulard, H; White, J; Leclaire, S; Wagner, RH (2019): Behavioural avoidance of sperm ageing depends on genetic similarity of mates in a monogamous seabird. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2019; 128: 170-180

** Van Dongen, WFD; White, J; Brandl, HB; Leclaire, S; Hatch, SA; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2019): Experimental evidence of a sexually transmitted infection in a wild vertebrate, the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla). Biol J Linn Soc. 2019; 127(2): 292-298.


** Cunha-Saraiva, F; Balshine, S; Wagner, RH; Schaedelin, FC (2018): From cannibal to caregiver: tracking the transition in a cichlid fish. Animal Behaviour 2018; 139: 9-17
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Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Schaedelin, FC; Cunha-Saraiva, F; Balshine, S; Wagner, RH (2018): The case of Neolamprologus caudopunctatus: why the greatest house doesn’t make you a cooperative fellow. 61-61.-European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) 2018; AUG 9-12, 2018; Liverpool, United Kingdom.


Journal Article

** Smith, S; Wagner, RH; Szép, T; Hoelzl, F; Molnár, M (2016): A Simple and Reliable Medium-Throughput Method to Measure Relative Telomere Length in Sand Martins Riparia riparia. Acta Ornithologica 2016; 51(1): 131-136


** Grønstøl, G; Blomqvist, D; Pauliny, A; Wagner, RH (2015): Kin selection and polygyny: can relatedness lower the polygyny threshold? R Soc Open Sci. 2015; 2(6):140409
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** Schaedelin, FC; van Dongen, WF; Wagner, RH (2015): Mate choice and genetic monogamy in a biparental, colonial fish. Behav Ecol. 2015; 26(3):782-788
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** Danchin, E; Wajnberg, E; Wagner, RH (2014): Avoiding pitfalls in estimating heritability with the common options approach. Sci Rep. 2014; 4:3974
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** Leclaire, S; van Dongen, WF; Voccia, S; Merkling, T; Ducamp, C; Hatch, SA; Blanchard, P; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2014): Preen secretions encode information on MHC similarity in certain sex-dyads in a monogamous seabird. Sci Rep. 2014; 4:6920
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** van Dongen, WF; Wagner, RH; Moodley, Y; Schaedelin, FC (2014): Sex biases in kin shoaling and dispersal in a cichlid fish. Oecologia. 2014; 176(4):965-974


** Danchin, E; Pujol, B; Wagner, RH (2013): The double pedigree: a method for studying culturally and genetically inherited behavior in tandem. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e61254
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** Schaedelin, FC; van Dongen, WF; Wagner, RH (2013): Non-random brood mixing suggests adoption in a colonial cichlid. Behav Ecol. 2013; 24(2):
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** van Dongen, WF; White, J; Brandl, HB; Moodley, Y; Merkling, T; Leclaire, S; Blanchard, P; Danchin, E; Hatch, SA; Wagner, RH (2013): Age-related differences in the cloacal microbiota of a wild bird species. BMC Ecol. 2013; 13:11
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** Hettyey, A; Vági, B; Penn, DJ; Hoi, H; Wagner, RH (2012): Post-meiotic intra-testicular sperm senescence in a wild vertebrate. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e50820
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** Martins, CIM; Schaedelin, FC; Mann, M; Blum, C; Mandl, I; Urban, D; Grill, J; Schößwender, J; Wagner, RH (2012): Exploring novelty: a component trait of behavioural syndromes in a colonial fish. Behaviour. 2012; 149(2):215-231

** Merkling, T; Leclaire, S; Danchin, E; Lhuillier, E; Wagner, RH; White, J; Hatch, SA; Blanchard, P (2012): Food availability and offspring sex in a monogamous seabird: insights from an experimental approach. Behav Ecol (23), 4 751-758.

** Schädelin, FC; Fischer, S; Wagner, RH (2012): Reduction in predator defense in the presence of neighbors in a colonial fish. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e35833
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** Anmarkrud, JA; Kleven, O; Augustin, J; Bentz, KH; Blomqvist, D; Fernie, KJ; Magrath, MJ; Pärn, H; Quinn, JS; Robertson, RJ; Szép, T; Tarof, S; Wagner, RH; Lifjeld, JT (2011): Factors affecting germline mutations in a hypervariable microsatellite: a comparative analysis of six species of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae). Mutat Res. 2011; 708(1-2):37-43

** Leclaire, S; Bourret, V; Wagner, RH; Hatch, SA; Helfenstein, F; Chastel, O; Danchin, E (2011): Behavioral and physiological responses to male handicap in chick-rearing black-legged kittiwakes. Behav Ecol (22), 6 1156-1165.

** Stanley, AA; Graham, AM; Wagner, RH; Morton, ES; Schug, MD (2011): Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the purple martin, Progne subis. Conserv Genet Resour (3), 3 577-579.


** Danchin, E; Blanchet, S; Mery, F; Wagner, RH (2010): Do invertebrates have culture? Commun Integr Biol. 2010; 3(4):303-305 Open Access Logo

** Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2010): Inclusive heritability: combining genetic and non-genetic information to study animal behavior and culture. Oikos (119), 2 210-218.

** Leclaire, S; Helfenstein, F; Degeorges, A; Wagner, RH; Danchin, E (2010): Family size and sex-specific parental effort in black-legged kittiwakes. Behaviour (147), 13-14 1841-1862.

** van Dongen, WFD; Munimanda, GK; Augustin, J; Blomqvist, D; Szep, T; Wagner, RH (2010): Identification of novel microsatellite loci in the sand martin, Riparia riparia, and cross-amplification of loci from other bird species. J Ornithol (151), 3 761-764.

** Wagner, RH; Danchin, E (2010): A taxonomy of biological information. Oikos (119), 2 203-209.

** White, J; Mirleau, P; Danchin, E; Mulard, H; Hatch, SA; Heeb, P; Wagner, RH (2010): Sexually transmitted bacteria affect female cloacal assemblages in a wild bird. Ecol Lett. 2010; 13(12):1515-1524
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** Leclaire, S; Mulard, H; Wagner, RH; Hatch, SA; Danchin, E (2009): Can Kittiwakes smell Experimental evidence in a Larid species. Ibis (151), 3 584-587.

** Mery, F; Varela, SA; Danchin, E; Blanchet, S; Parejo, D; Coolen, I; Wagner, RH (2009): Public versus personal information for mate copying in an invertebrate. Curr Biol. 2009; 19(9):730-734
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** Mulard, H; Aubin, T; White, JF; Wagner, RH; Danchin, E (2009): Voice variance may signify ongoing divergence among black-legged kittiwake populations. Biol J Linn Soc (97), 2 289-297.

** Mulard, H; Danchin, E; Talbot, SL; Ramey, AM; Hatch, SA; White, JF; Helfenstein, F; Wagner, RH (2009): Evidence that pairing with genetically similar mates is maladaptive in a monogamous bird. BMC Evol Biol. 2009; 9:147
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** Helfenstein, F; Szep, T; Nagy, Z; Kempenaers, B; Wagner, RH (2008): Between-male variation in sperm size, velocity and longevity in sand martins Riparia riparia. J Avian Biol (39), 6 647-652.

** White, J; Wagner, RH; Helfenstein, F; Hatch, SA; Mulard, H; Naves, LC; Danchin, E (2008): Multiple deleterious effects of experimentally aged sperm in a monogamous bird. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008; 105(37):13947-13952
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Original Article in Series

Danchin, E; Giraldeau, L-A; Wagner, RH (2008): An information drive approach to behaviour. IN: Danchin, E [Hrsg.]: Behavioural Ecology. Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 97-130. ISBN: 978-0-19-920629-2.

Danchin, E; Giraldeau, L-A; Wagner, RH (2008): Animal aggregations: Hypothesis and Controversies. IN: Danchin, E [Hrsg.]: Behavioural Ecology. Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 503-545. ISBN: 978-0-19-920629-2.

Danchin, E; Wagner RH (2008): Cultural Evolution. IN: Danchin, E [Hrsg.]: Behavioural Ecology. Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 693-726. ISBN: 978-0-19-920629-2.


Journal Article

** Augustin, J; Blomqvist, D; Szep, T; Szabo, ZD; Wagner, RH (2007): No evidence of genetic benefits from extra-pair fertilisations in female sand martins (Riparia riparia). J Ornithol (148), 2 189-198.

** Varela, SA; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2007): Does predation select for or against avian coloniality? A comparative analysis. J Evol Biol. 2007; 20(4):1490-1503


** Gronstol, G; Blomqvist, D; Wagner, RH (2006): The importance of genetic evidence for identifying intra-specific brood parasitism. J Avian Biol (37), 2 197-199.

** Pauliny, A; Wagner, RH; Augustin, J; Szép, T; Blomqvist, D (2006): Age-independent telomere length predicts fitness in two bird species. Mol Ecol. 2006; 15(6):1681-1687


** Danchin, E; Giraldeau, LA; Valone, TJ; Wagner, RH (2005): Defining the concept of public information - Response. Science (308), 5720 355-356.

** Valera, F; Wagner, RH; Romero-Pujante, M; Gutierrez, JE; Rey, PJ (2005): Dietary specialization on high protein seeds by adult and nestling serins. Condor (107), 1 29-40.


** Danchin, E; Giraldeau, LA; Valone, TJ; Wagner, RH (2004): Public information: from nosy neighbors to cultural evolution. Science. 2004; 305(5683):487-491

** Helfenstein, F; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2004): Is male unpredictability a paternity assurance strategy. Behaviour (141) 675-690.

** Helfenstein, F; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2004): Assortative mating and sexual size dimorphism in Black-legged Kittiwakes. Waterbirds (27), 3 350-354.

** Helfenstein, F; Tirard, C; Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2004): Low frequency of extra-pair paternity and high frequency of adoption in Black-legged Kittiwakes. Condor (106), 1 149-155.

** Wagner, RH; Helfenstein, F; Danchin, E (2004): Female choice of young sperm in a genetically monogamous bird. Proc Biol Sci. 2004; 271 Suppl 4:S134-S137
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** Helfenstein, F; Wagner, RH; Danchin, E (2003): Sexual conflict over sperm ejection in monogamous pairs of kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (54), 4 370-376.

** Helfenstein, F; Wagner, RH; Danchin, E; Rossi, JM (2003): Functions of courtship feeding in black-legged kittiwakes: natural and sexual selection. Anim Behav (65) 1027-1033.

** Wagner, RH; Danchin, E (2003): Conspecific copying: a general mechanism of social aggregation. Anim Behav (65) 405-408.

Original Article in Series

Wagner, RH (2003): Social uses of copulation in socially monogamous razorbills. IN: Reichard, U [Hrsg.]: Monogamy: mating strategies and partnerships in birds, humans and other mammals.. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 95-108. ISBN: 0-5215-2577-2.

Wagner, RH (2003): Social uses of copulation in socially monogamous razorbills. IN: Reichard, U [Hrsg.]: Monogamy: mating strategies and partnerships in birds, humans and other mammals:. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 95-108. ISBN: 978-0-5218-1973-2.


Journal Article

** Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (2000): Benefits of membership. Science. 2000; 287(5454):804-805

** Fenton, MB; Vonhof, MJ; Bouchard, S; Gill, SA; Johnston, DS; Reid, FA; Riskin, DK; Standing, KL; Taylor, JR; Wagner, R (2000): Roosts used by Sturnira lilium (Chiroptera : Phyllostomidae) in Belize. Biotropica (32), 4 729-733.

** Wagner, RH; Danchin, E; Boulinier, T; Helfenstein, F (2000): Colonies as byproducts of commodity selection. Behav Ecol (11), 5 572-573.


** Lotem, A; Wagner, RH; Balshine-Earn, S (1999): The overlooked signaling component of nonsignaling behavior. Behav Ecol (10), 2 209-212.

** Wagner, RH (1999): Sexual size dimorphism and assortative mating in razorbills (Alca torda). Auk (116), 2 542-544.

Published (citable) presentations at scientific conferences (A2)

Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (1999): Commodity selection and coloniality: exaggerated traits are produced by processes of choice. -22nd International Ornithological Congress; AUG 16-22, 1998; Durban, SOUTH AFRICA.

Wagner, RH (1999): Sexual selection and colony formation. -22nd International Ornithological Congress; AUG 16-22, 1998; Durban, SOUTH AFRICA.


Journal Article

** Danchin, E; Wagner, R; Boulinier, T (1998): The evolution of coloniality: does commodity selection explain it all? Reply to Tella, Hiraldo and Donázar. Trends Ecol Evol (13), 2 76-76.

** Wagner, RH; Schug, MDD; Morton, ES (1998): Studying paternity and paternal care: the value of negative results. Anim Behav (55), 1 239-240.

Original Article in Series

Wagner, RH (1998): Hidden leks: sexual selection and the clustering of avian territories. IN: Parker, P.G.; Burley, N.; [Hrsg.]: Ornithological Monograph, Vol 49.: Avian reproductive tactics: female and male perspectives.. Washington, D.C., American Ornithologists' Union, pp. 123-145.


Journal Article

** Danchin, E; Wagner, RH (1997): The evolution of coloniality: the emergence of new perspectives. Trends Ecol Evol (12), 9 342-347.

** Wagner, RH; Davidar, P; Schug, MD; Morton, ES (1997): Do blood parasites affect paternity, provisioning and mate-guarding in purple martins. Condor (99), 2 520-523.

** Wagner, RH; Morton, ES (1997): Sexual selection for delayed size maturation in a bird exhibiting delayed plumage maturation. J Avian Biol (28), 2 143-149.

Original Article in Series

Wagner, RH (1997): Hidden Leks: Sexual Selection and the Clustering of Avian Territories. IN: Parker, P; Burley, N; [Hrsg.]: Ornithological Monographs. Washington, DC, American Ornithologists Union, pp. 123-145.


Journal Article

** Wagner, RH (1996): Why do female birds reject copulations from their mates. Ethology (102), 6 465-480.

** Wagner, RH (1996): Male-male mountings by a sexually monomorphic bird: Mistaken identity or fighting tactic. J Avian Biol (27), 3 209-214.

** Wagner, RH; Schug, MD; Morton, ES (1996): Confidence of paternity, actual paternity and parental effort by purple martins. Anim Behav (52) 123-132.

** Wagner, RH; Schug, MD; Morton, ES (1996): Condition dependent control of paternity by female purple martins: Implications for coloniality. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (38), 6 379-389.


** Wagner, RH (1994): Mixed Mating Strategies By Females Weaken The Sexy Son Hypothesis. Anim Behav. 1994; 47(5): 1207-1209.


** Wagner, RH (1993): The pursuit of extra-pair copulations by female birds - a new hypothesis of colony formation. J Theor Biol (163), 3 333-346.


** Wagner, RH (1992): Confidence of paternity and parental effort in razorbills. Auk (109), 3 556-562.

** Wagner, RH (1992): Behavioral And Breeding-Habitat Related Aspects Of Sperm Competition In Razorbills. Behaviour (123) 1-26.

** Wagner, RH (1992): Extra-Pair Copulations In A Lek - The Secondary Mating System Of Monogamous Razorbills. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (31), 1 63-71.

** Wagner, RH (1992): The Pursuit Of Extra-Pair Copulations By Monogamous Female Razorbills - How Do Females Benefit. Behav Ecol Sociobiol (29), 6 455-464.

** Wagner, RH (1992): Mate Guarding by Monogamous Female Razorbills. Anim Behav (44), 3 533-538.


** Wagner, RH (1991): Pairbond formation in the razorbill. Wilson Bull (103), 4 682-685.

** Wagner, RH (1991): Evidence That Female Razorbills Control Extra-Pair Copulations. Behaviour (118) 157-169.

** Wagner, RH (1991): The Use Of Extrapair Copulations For Mate Appraisal By Razorbills, Alca-Torda. Behav Ecol (2), 3 198-203.


** Safina, C; Wagner, RH; Witting, DA; Smith, KJ (1990): Prey Delivered To Roseate And Common Tern Chicks - Composition And Temporal Variability. J Field Ornithol (61), 3 331-338.


** Wagner, RH; Safina, C (1989): Relative Contribution Of The Sexes To Chick Feeding In Roseate And Common Terns. Wilson Bull. 1989; 101(3): 497-500.


** Safina, C; Burger, J; Gochfeld, M; Wagner, RH (1988): Evidence for prey limitation of common and roseate tern reproduction. Condor (90), 4 852-859.

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