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T.M. HouslayR.L. EarleyS.J. WhiteW. LammersA.J. GrimmerL.M. TraversE.L. JohnsonA.J. YoungA.J. Wilson (2022). Genetic integration of behavioural and endocrine components of the stress responseeLife, 11:e67126. doi: 10.7554/eLife.67126

P.M. Prentice, C. Mnatzaganian, T.M. Houslay, A. Thornton, A.J. Wilson (2022). Individual differences in spatial learning are correlated across tasks but not with stress response behaviour in guppiesAnimal Behaviour, 188: 133-146. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.04.009

D.D.U. Heinrich, C. Huveneers, T.M. Houslay, F. Dhellemmes, C. Brown (2022). Shark habituation to a food-related olfactory cue. Animal Behaviour, 187: 147-165. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.03.003

T. Bonnet, M.B. Morrissey, …, T.M. Houslay, …, L.E.B. Kruuk (2022). Genetic variance in fitness indicates rapid contemporary adaptive evolution in wild animals. Science, 376(6596): 1012-1016. doi: 10.1126/science.abk0853


T.M. Houslay, J.F. Nielsen, T.H. Clutton-Brock (2021). Contributions of genetic and non-genetic sources to variation in cooperative behaviour in a cooperative mammal. Evolution, 75(12): 3071-3086. doi: 10.1111/evo.14383

D.J. Mitchell, T.M. Houslay (2021). Context-dependent trait covariances: how plasticity shapes behavioural syndromes. Behavioural Ecology, 32(1): 25-29. doi: 10.1093/araa115.

C. Beirne, T.M. Houslay, P. Morkel, C.J. Clark, M. Fay, J. Okouyi, L.J.T. White, J.R. Poulsen (2021). African forest movements depend on time scale and individual behavior. Scientific Reports, 11(1): 1-11. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-91627-z

A.G. Cones, A.L. Liebl, T.M. Houslay, A.F. Russell (2021). Temperature-mediated plasticity in incubation schedules is unlikely to evolve to buffer embryos from climatic challenges in a seasonal songbird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34(3): 465-476. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13743


T.M. Houslay, P. Vullioud, M. Zöttl, T.H. Clutton-Brock (2020). Benefits of cooperation in captive Damaraland mole-ratsBehavioural Ecology, 31(3): 711-718. doi: 10.1093/beheco/araa015. Data and R code for analysis.

T.M. Houslay*, P.A. Kitchener*, N.J. Royle (2020). Are older parents less flexible? Testing age-dependent plasticity in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetlesAnimal Behaviour, 162: 79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.01.012  [* joint first authors]

C. Santori, L.F. Bussière, T.M. Houslay (2020). Heightened perception of competition hastens courtshipBehavioural Ecology, 31(1): 239-246. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arz183. Data.

K.R. Duffield, K.J. Hampton, T.M. Houslay, J. Rapkin, J. Hunt, B.M. Sadd, S.K. Sakaluk (2020). Macronutrient intake and simulated infection threat independently affect life history traits of male decorated crickets. Ecology and Evolution (in press). doi: 10.1002/ece3.6813

P.M. Prentice, T.M. Houslay, J.G.A. Martin, A.J. Wilson (2020). Genetic variance for behavioural ‘predictability’ of stress responseJournal of Evolutionary Biology, 33: 642-652. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13601

S.C. McCain, S. Kopelic, T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson, H. Lu, R.L. Earley (2020). Choice consequences: Salinity preferences and hatchling survival in the mangrove rivulus fish (Kryptolebias marmoratus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 223. doi: 10.1242/jeb.219196


T.M. Houslay, R.L. Earley, A.J. Young, A.J. Wilson (2019). Habituation and individual variation in the endocrine stress response in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata)General and Comparative Endocrinology, 270: 113-122. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.10.013. Data and R code for analysis.

S.P. Lailvaux, A.M. Cespedes, T.M. Houslay (2019).Conflict, compensation and plasticity: Sex-specific, individual-level trade-offs in green anole (Anolis carolinensis) performanceJournal of Experimental Zoology Part A, 331: 280-289. doi: 10.1002/jez.2263

M. Dyble, T.M. Houslay, M. Manser, T.H. Clutton-Brock. Intergroup aggression in meerkatsProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1993

J. Styga, T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson, R.L. Earley (2019). Development of G: A test in an amphibious fish. Heredity, 122: 696-708. doi: 10.1038/s41437-018-0152-4

S.J. White, T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson (2019). Evolutionary genetics of personality in the Trinidadian guppy II: Sexual dimorphism and genotype-by-sex interactionsHeredity, 122: 15-28. doi: 10.1038/s41437-018-0083-0

K.R. Duffield, K.J. Hampton, T.M. Houslay, J. Hunt, B.M. Sadd, S.K. Sakaluk (2019). Inbreeding alters context-dependent reproductive effort and immunity in male cricketsJournal of Evolutionary Biology, 32, 731-741. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13478


T.M. Houslay, M. Vierbuchen, A.J. Grimmer, A.J. Young, A.J. Wilson (2018). Testing the stability of behavioural coping style across stress contexts in the Trinidadian guppyFunctional Ecology, 32(2), 424-438. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12981

D.K. Maskrey, A.J. Wilson, S.J. White, T.M. Houslay (2018). Who dares doesn’t always win: risk-averse rockpool prawns are better at controlling a limited resourceAnimal Behaviour, 140, 187-197. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.04.023

J.M. Styga, T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson, R.L. Earley (2018). Ontogeny of the morphology-performance axis in an amphibious fish (Kryptolebias marmoratus)Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A, 327, 620-634. doi: 10.1002/jez.2150

B. Longdon, J.P. Day, J.M. Alves, S.C.L. Smith, T.M. Houslay, J.E. McGonigle, F.M. Jiggins (2018). Parallel genetic changes in viruses adapting to closely related hosts following a host shift. PLoS Pathogens, 14(4), e1006951. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006951

K.R. Duffield, K.J. Hampton, T.M. Houslay, J. Hunt, J. Rapkin, S.K. Sakaluk, B.M. Sadd (2018). Age-dependent variation in the terminal investment threshold in male cricketsEvolution72(3), 578-589. doi: 10.1111/evo.13443


T.M. Houslay, A.J. Wilson (2017). Avoiding the misuse of BLUP in behavioural ecology. Behavioural Ecology, 28(4), 948-952. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arx023. See associated tutorials.

A. Duarte, S.C. Cotter, O. De Gasperin, T.M. Houslay, G. Boncoraglio, M. Welch, R.M. Kilner (2017). No evidence of a cleaning mutualism between burying beetles and their phoretic mitesScientific Reports, 7. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14201-6

B.J.M. Jarrett, M. Schrader, D. Rebar, T.M. Houslay, R.M. Kilner (2017). Cooperative interactions within the family enhance the capacity for evolutionary change in body size. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1(7). doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0178

B. Longdon, J.P. Day,…, T.M. Houslay,…, F.M. Jiggins (2017). Vertically transmitted rhabdoviruses are found across three insect families and have dynamic interactions with their hosts. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B, 284doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2381

2016 and earlier

T.M. Houslay, K.F. Houslay, J. Rapkin, J. Hunt, L.F. Bussière (2016). Mating opportunities and energetic constraints drive variation in age-dependent sexual signalling. Functional Ecology, 31(3), 728-741. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12766

T.M. Houslay, J. Hunt, M.C. Tinsley, L.F. Bussière (2015). Sex differences in the effects of adult and juvenile diet on age-dependent reproductive effort. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(5), 1067-1079. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12630

T.M. Houslay, L.F. Bussière (2012). Sexual Selection and Life History Allocation. In ‘Encylopedia of Life Sciences‘, Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0023667


Evolution // Behaviour // Life History

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