Ecology, evolution and conservation
ecology, evolution, behaviour, conservation, environmental change fish, birds, mammals
My research focuses on understanding the complex relationships between environmental change, animal behaviour and evolutionary processes. Specifically, I am interested in the impact of environmental change on interspecific interactions, and the influence of social and sexual selection on trait evolution. To explore these issues I study a variety of vertebrate taxa (birds, fish, mammals), using laboratory, field and computer simulation-based techniques. My background is in behavioural ecology, and I also use tools from conservation biology, phylogenetics and ecological modelling.
- January 30, 2017
- October 6, 2016
- October 22, 2015
- April 19, 2015
- April 19, 2015
- April 19, 2015
Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Wilkinson H, Shultz S, Balshine S & Fitzpatrick JL. 2017. Direct benefits and evolutionary transitions to complex societies. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 0137.
Healey, MR, Hing JS, Dey CJ & Quinn JS. 2017. A novel PCR-based genetic marker shows that sex of offspring does not account for hatch-order effects on growth, survival and dominance in Pukeko Porphyrio mleanotus melanotus. Ibis 0:0-0
Sorenson GH, Dey CJ, Madliger CL & Love OP. 2017. Effectiveness of baseline corticosterone as a monitoring tool for fitness: a meta-analysis in seabirds. Oecologia 183:353-365
Dey CJ, Quinn JS, King A, Hiscox J & Dale J. 2017. A bare-part ornament is a stronger predictor of dominance than plumage ornamentation in the cooperatively breeding pukeko. Auk 134: 317-329
Hing JS, Healey MR, Dey CJ & Quinn JS. 2017. Investigating the influence of social dominance on survival during a pukeko cull. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 41:0-0
Dey CJ, Richardson E, McGeachy D, Gilchrist HG & Semeniuk CAD. 2016. Increasing nest predation will be insufficient to maintain polar bear body condition in the face of sea ice loss. Global Change Biology 23:1821-1831
Dale J, Dey CJ, Delhey K, Kempenaers B & Valcu M. 2015. The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage coloration. Nature 527: 367-370
Dey CJ, Tan QYJ, O’Connor CM, Reddon AR, Caldwell JR & Balshine S. 2015. Dominance network structure across reproductive contexts in the cooperatively breeding cichlid fish, Neolamprologus pulcher. Current Zoology 61: 45-54
Dey CJ, Valcu M, Kempenaers B & Dale J. 2015. Carotenoid-based bill coloration functions as a social, not sexual, signal in songbirds (Aves: Passeriformes). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 250-258
Dey CJ & Quinn JS. 2014. Individuals attributes and structural dependence between ties influence dominance networks in the pukeko. Behavioral Ecology 25: 1402-1408
Dey CJ, O’Connor CM & Quinn JS. 2014. Hatching order affects offspring growth, survival and adult dominance in the joint-laying Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus melanotus. Ibis. 156: 658-667.
Dey CJ, Dale J & Quinn JS. 2014. Manipulating the appearance of a badge of status causes changes in true badge expression. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science. 20132680.
Rickett J, Dey CJ, Stothart J, O’Connor CM, Quinn JS & Ji W. 2013. The influence of supplemental feeding on survival, dispersal and competition in translocated pateke (brown teal; Anas chlorotis). Emu-Austral Ornithology 113: 62-68.
Dey CJ*, Reddon AR*, O’Connor CM* & Balshine S. 2013. Network structure is related to social conflict in a cooperatively breeding fish. Animal Behavior 85: 395-402
*these authors contributed equally
Quinn JS, Haselmayer J, Dey CJ & Jamieson IG. 2012. Tolerance of female co-breeders in joint-laying pukeko. The role of egg recognition and peace incentives Animal Behavior. 83: 1035-1041
Dey CJ, Jamieson IG & Quinn JS. 2012. Reproductive skew and female trait elaboration in a cooperative breeding rail. Ibis. 154: 452-460
Gilmour KM, Collier CJ, Dey CJ & Perry SF. 2011. Roles of cortisol and carbonic anhydrase in acid-base compensation in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 181: 501-515
Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Gilmour KM, Van Der Kraak G & Cooke SJ. 2010. Behavioral and physiological responses of a wild teleost fish to cortisol and androgen manipulations during parental care. Hormones and Behavior. 58: 599-605
Dey CJ & O’Connor CM. 2010. Evidence for a lack of egg recognition in the pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus: Rallidae). Notornis. 57: 209-211
Last updated on May 2, 2017
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