Ecology, evolution and conservation biology
ecology, evolution, behaviour, communication, social networks, sexual selection, conservation
My research focuses on understanding the complex relationships between environments, animal behaviour and evolutionary processes. Specifically, I am interested in (i) animal social behaviour, (ii) the influence of social and sexual selection on trait evolution, and (iii) foraging ecology and other interspecific interactions. To answer these questions I study a variety of vertebrate taxa (birds, fish, mammals), using laboratory, field and computer simulation-based techniques. My background is in behavioural ecology, but I also use tools from phylogenetics, conservation biology and ecological modelling.
- October 22, 2015
- April 19, 2015
- April 19, 2015
- April 19, 2015
Hing JS, Healey MR, Dey CJ & Quinn JS. In press. Investigating the influence of social dominance on survival during a pukeko cull. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 00:000-000
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. Nature527: 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
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