The DuVal Lab - Publications


DuVal, E.H., C.L. Fitzpatrick, E.A.Hobson, M.R. Servedio. (accepted) Inferred Attractiveness: a generalized mechanism for sexual selection that can maintain variation in traits and preferences over time. PLoS Biology.

Norton, J.E.* and E.H. DuVal. (2023) Causes and consequences of nest-site fidelity in a tropical lekking bird: Win-stay-lose-shift tactics are unrelated to subsequent success, but site-faithful females nest earlier. Ornithology. 140(3). *undergraduate researcher

Dietz, S.L. E. H. DuVal, J. A. Cox. (2022) Factors influencing dispersal initiation and timing in a facultative cooperative breeder, Behavioral Ecology. arac033.

Shogren, E., Anciaes, M., Barske, J., Cestari, C., DuVal, E., Gaiotti, M., Johnson, E., Kimball, R., Marini, M., Ryder, T. B., Scholer, M., Ungvari, J., White, S., & Boyle, A. (2022). Dancing drives evolution of sexual size dimorphism in manakins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 289: 20212540.

Cusick, J. A., DuVal, E., & Cox, J. A. (2021). Breeder aggression does not predict current or future cooperation in a cooperatively breeding bird. Ethology. 127: 404-415. doi: 10.1111/eth.13141

Jones, B. C., Nguyen, L., & DuVal, E. H. (2021). Testing the developmental hypothesis of the HPA axis in a tropical passerine: corticosterone hyporesponsiveness and negative feedback sensitivity diminished with developmental age in lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 300: 113639. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2020.113639

Rivers, P.R. and E.H. DuVal (2020) Multiple paternity in a lek mating system: females mate multiply when they choose inexperienced sires. Journal of Animal Ecology. 89: 1142-1152. DATA JAE In Focus article highlighting these results.

DuVal, E.H. and B.C. Jones.  (2020)  I'll have what she's having: a comment on Davies et al. Behavioral Ecology, araa081,

Jones, B.C. and E.H. DuVal. (2019) Mechanisms of social influence: a meta-analysis of the effects of social information on female mate choice decisions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7 (390):  DATA

Jones, B.C. and E.H. DuVal. (2019) Direct and indirect effects of the El Nino Southern Oscillation on development and survival of young of a tropical passerine. Oecologia. 190 (2): 485-496.

Whittaker, D.J., M. Kuzel, M.J.E. Burrell, H.A. Soini, M. V. Novotny, E.H. DuVal. (2019) Chemical signals reflect heterozygosity and seasonality in a tropical lekking passerine bird. Animal Behavior. 151:67-75.

Jones, B.C. and E.H. DuVal. (2019) Artificial incubation does not affect the post-hatch development, health, or survival of a tropical passerine. Condor: Ornithological Applications. 121(2):

Cox, J.A., J.A. Cusick, and E.H. DuVal (2019) Experimentally manipulated adult sex ratios alter cooperative behavior in a cavity-nesting songbird. Behavioral Ecology. 30: 883-893
[editor’s choice in July-August issue; featured in Current Biology]

Cusick, J.A., M. deVilla, E.H. DuVal, and J. A. Cox. (2018) How do helpers help? Helper contributions throughout the nesting cycle in the cooperatively breeding brown- headed nuthatch. Behavioral Ecoloy and Sociobiology 72:43.

DuVal, E.H., C.C. Vanderbilt, and L. M'Gonigle. (2018) The spatial dynamics of female choice in an exploded lek generate benefits of aggregation for experienced males. Animal Behaviour. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.01.009

DuVal, E.H. and J.A. Kapoor. (2015) Causes and consequences of variation in female mate search investment in a lekking bird. Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv110

Vanderbilt, C.C., Kelley, J.P.,and E.H. DuVal. (2015) Variation in the performance of cross-contextual displays suggests selection on dual-male phenotypes in a lekking bird. Animal Behaviour. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.06.023

James, F. C. and E. H. DuVal. (in press) History of Ornithology at Florida State University. In: Contributions to the history of North American ornithology, volume 4. W. E. David Jr, ed. Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, MA.

Jones, M.A., E.H. DuVal, and A. Boyle. (2014) Individual and temporal variability in the courtship behavior of White-ruffed Manakins. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 131:727-742. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-14-96.1 PDF

Sardell, R.J. and E.H. DuVal. (2014) Small and variable sperm sizes suggest low sperm competition despite multiple paternity in a lekking suboscine bird. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 131: 660-671. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-14-38.1 PDF

Sardell R.J., B. Kempenaers, and E.H. DuVal. (2014) Female mating preferences and offspring survival: testing hypotheses on the genetic basis of mate choice in a wild lekking bird.  Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12652. [email to request a PDF]

Sardell R.J. and E.H. DuVal. (2014) Differential allocation in a lekking bird: females lay larger eggs and are more likely to have male chicks when they mate with less related males.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 281: 20132386. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2386 [email to request a PDF]

Diaz-Munoz, S.L., E.H. DuVal, A.H. Krakauer, E.A. Lacey. (2014) Cooperating to compete: altruism, sexual selection and causes of male reproductive ooperation. Animal Behaviour 88: 67-78. PDF (Open Access)

DuVal, E. H. (2013) Does cooperation increase helpers' later success as breeders? A test of the skills hypothesis in the cooperatively displaying lance-tailed manakin. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 884-893. [email to request a PDF; reseach featured in French popular science magazine Le Monde de l'intelligence, Nov-Dec 2013, article by Claire Lecoeuvre]

DuVal, E. H. (2013) Female mate fidelity in a lek mating system and its implications for the evolution of cooperative lekking behavior. American Naturalist, 181, 213-222. PDF

DuVal, E.H. (2012) Variation in annual and lifetime reproductive success of lance-tailed manakins: experience as an alpha offsets senescence in siring success. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 279: 1551-1559. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1840 PDF, data supplement

Krakauer, A.H., M.S. Webster, E.H. DuVal, A.G. Jones, S.M. Shuster. (2011) The opportunity for sexual selection: not mismeasured, just misunderstood. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02317.x PDF

DuVal, E.H. and W. Goymann (2011). Hormonal correlates of social status and courtship display in a cooperatively lekking passerine. Hormones and Behavior 59: 44-50. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.10.004) PDF

Krakauer, A.H. and E.H. DuVal (2011). Kin selection and cooperative courtship in birds. In C. A. Salmon and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

DuVal, E. H. and B. Kempenaers. (2008) Sexual selection in a lekking bird: the relative opportunity for selection by female choice and male competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 275: 1995-2003. (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.0151) PDF

Laucht, S., E. H. DuVal, B. Kempenaers (2008) Maternal correlates of brood sex ratio variation in the lekking lance-tailed manakin. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 198-205.PDF

DuVal E.H. (2007) Cooperative display and lekking behavior of the lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata). The Auk 124 (4): 1168-1185. PDF

DuVal, E. H., K. L. Carter, and B. Kempenaers (2007) Isolation and characterization of novel microsatellite loci for parentage assessment in the lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1111-1113. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01795.x) PDF

DuVal, E. H. (2007) Adaptive advantages of cooperative courtship for subordinate male lance-tailed manakins. American Naturalist. 169 (4): 423-432. PDF; this research was featured by ScienceNOW,, CBC's Quirks and Quarks Radio Program, ScienceNews, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek Poland, Jornal do Brasil, California Magazine, and various scientific blogs.

DuVal, E. H. (2007) Social organization and variation in cooperative alliances among male lance-tailed manakins. Animal Behaviour 73: 391-401. PDF

DuVal, E.H., H. W. Greene, and K. L. Manno (2006) Laughing falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) predation on Coral Snakes (Micrurus nigrocinctus). Biotropica 38(4): 566-568. PDF

DuVal, E. H. (2005) Age-based plumage changes in the lance-tailed manakin: a two-year delay in plumage maturation. The Condor 107: 915-920. PDF

DuVal, E. H. and K. J. Nutt (2005) Isolation and characterization of polymoprphic microsatellite loci in the lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 112-114. PDF

Johnson, K., DuVal, E., Kielt, M., Hughes, C. (2000) Male mating strategies and the mating system of great-tailed grackles. Behavioral Ecology 11: 132-141.