Other publications

Peer-reviewed publications


McQueen A, Kempenaers B, Dale J, Valcu M, Emery Z, Dey C, Peters A, Delhey K. Accepted. Evolutionary drivers of seasonal plumage colours: colour change by biannual molt correlates with sexual selection, predation risk and seasonality across passerines. Ecology Letters

Reddon AR, Dey CJ & Balshine. Accepted. Submissive behaviour is mediated by sex, social status, relative body size, and shelter availability in a social fish. Animal Behaviour

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


Dey CJ, Yurkowski DJ, Schuster R, Shiffman DS, Bittick SJ. 2018. Patterns of uncertainty in life-history and extinction risk for Arctic vertebrates. Arctic Science. 4:710-721. PDF

Hennin H, Dey CJ, Bêty J, Gilchrist HG, Legagneux P, Williams T & Love O. 2018. 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