General interest publications

Peer-reviewed publications


Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Wilkinson H, Shultz S, Balshine S, Fitzpatrick JL. 2019. Confounding social and mating systems predictably lead to biased results when examining the evolution of cooperative breeding in cichlids: A response to Tanaka et al. Ethology. 124:409-414. PDF


Hennin H, Dey CJ, Bêty J, Gilchrist HG, Legagneux P, Williams T & Love O. In Press. Higher rates of pre-breeding condition gain positively impacts clutch size: a mechanistic test of the condition-dependent individual optimization model. Functional Ecology. 32:2019-2028. PDF

Coristine L, Jacob A, Schuster R, Otto SP, Baron NE, Bennett NJ, Bittck SJ, Dey CJ, et al. 2018. Informing Canada’s commitment to biodiversity conservation: A science-based framework to help guide protected areas designation through Target 1 and beyond. FACETS. 3:532-562. PDF

Dey CJ, Semeniuk CAD, Iverson SA, Richardson E, McGeachy D & Gilchrist HG. 2018. Forecasting the outcome of multiple effects of climate change on northern common eiders. Biological Conservation 220:94-103. PDF


Dey CJ, Richardson E, McGeachy D, Iverson SA, Gilchrist HG & Semeniuk CAD. 2017. 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. PDF

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. PDF

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 159:725-733. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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 41:139-144. PDF


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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF


Dey CJ & Quinn JS. 2014. Individual attributes and self-organization processes affect dominance networks in the pukeko. Behavioral Ecology 25: 1402-1408. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Dey CJ, O’Connor CM, Balshine S & Quinn JS. 2014. Cooperative males reduce incubation in response to cues of female-female competition. Ibis 156: 446-451. PDF


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. PDF

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. PDF


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. PDF

Dey CJ, Jamieson IG & Quinn JS. 2012. Reproductive skew and female trait elaboration in a cooperative breeding rail. Ibis. 154: 452-460. PDF


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. PDF


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. PDF

Dey CJ & O’Connor CM. 2010. Evidence for a lack of egg recognition in the pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus: Rallidae). Notornis 57: 209-211. PDF