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Stephen Pruett-Jones, PhD

Research: Sexual selection, evolution of mating systems, communication, population biology of birds, introduced species, damselflies

University of California
Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. - Zoology
1985

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
M.S. - Zoology
1981

University of California
Davis, CA
B.S. - Zoology
1976

Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds.
Cain KE, Hall ML, Medina I, Leitao AV, Delhey K, Brouwer L, Peters A, Pruett-Jones S, Webster MS, Langmore NE, Mulder RA. Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds. Am Nat. 2019 03; 193(3):359-372.
PMID: 30794446

Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family.
Brouwer L, van de Pol M, Aranzamendi NH, Bain G, Baldassarre DT, Brooker LC, Brooker MG, Colombelli-Négrel D, Enbody E, Gielow K, Hall ML, Johnson AE, Karubian J, Kingma SA, Kleindorfer S, Louter M, Mulder RA, Peters A, Pruett-Jones S, Tarvin KA, Thrasher DJ, Varian-Ramos CW, Webster MS, Cockburn A. Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Mol Ecol. 2017 Dec; 26(23):6717-6729.
PMID: 29068511

Different modes of evolution in males and females generate dichromatism in fairy-wrens (Maluridae).
Johnson AE, Jordan Price J, Pruett-Jones S. Different modes of evolution in males and females generate dichromatism in fairy-wrens (Maluridae). Ecol Evol. 2013 Sep; 3(9):3030-46.
PMID: 24101992

Sons learn songs from their social fathers in a cooperatively breeding bird.
Greig EI, Taft BN, Pruett-Jones S. Sons learn songs from their social fathers in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Aug 22; 279(1741):3154-60.
PMID: 22593105

Multiple shifts between violet and ultraviolet vision in a family of passerine birds with associated changes in plumage coloration.
Odeen A, Pruett-Jones S, Driskell AC, Armenta JK, Håstad O. Multiple shifts between violet and ultraviolet vision in a family of passerine birds with associated changes in plumage coloration. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 07; 279(1732):1269-76.
PMID: 21976683

A multigene phylogeny examining evolutionary and ecological relationships in the Australo-papuan wrens of the subfamily Malurinae (Aves).
Driskell AC, Norman JA, Pruett-Jones S, Mangall E, Sonsthagen S, Christidis L. A multigene phylogeny examining evolutionary and ecological relationships in the Australo-papuan wrens of the subfamily Malurinae (Aves). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011 Sep; 60(3):480-5.
PMID: 21466855

Sperm competition selects for sperm quantity and quality in the Australian Maluridae.
Rowe M, Pruett-Jones S. Sperm competition selects for sperm quantity and quality in the Australian Maluridae. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 25; 6(1):e15720.
PMID: 21283577

The genetic basis of sexual dimorphism in birds.
Coyne JA, Kay EH, Pruett-Jones S. The genetic basis of sexual dimorphism in birds. Evolution. 2008 Jan; 62(1):214-9.
PMID: 18005159

Promiscuity drives sexual selection in a socially monogamous bird.
Webster MS, Tarvin KA, Tuttle EM, Pruett-Jones S. Promiscuity drives sexual selection in a socially monogamous bird. Evolution. 2007 Sep; 61(9):2205-11.
PMID: 17725624

Starlings can categorize symmetry differences in dot displays.
Swaddle JP, Pruett-Jones S. Starlings can categorize symmetry differences in dot displays. Am Nat. 2001 Sep; 158(3):300-7.
PMID: 18707326

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