Publications

 

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  1. Johnson T, Brown TJ, Richardson DS, Dugdale HL. In press. The importance of post-translocation monitoring of habitat-use and population growth: insights from a Seychelles warbler translocation. Journal of Ornithology
  2. Bebbington K, Kingma SA, Fairfield E, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J, Spurgin L, Richardson DS (2017) Kinship and familiarity mitigate costs of social conflict between Seychelles warbler neighbors. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1704350114
  3. Bebbington K, Fairfield E, Spurgin L, Kingma SA, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2017) Joint care can outweigh costs of non-kin competition in communal breeders. Behavioral Ecology doi:10.1093/beheco/arx137
  4. Spurgin L, Bebbington K, Fairfield E, Hammers M, Komdeur J, Burke T, Dugdale HL, Richardson DS (2017) Spatio-temporal variation in lifelong telomere dynamics in a long-term ecological study. Journal of Animal Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12741
  5. Edwards HA, Burke T, Dugdale HL (2017) Repeatable and heritable behavioural variation in a wild cooperative breeder. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 668-676.
  6. Hammers M, Brouwer L (2017) Rescue behaviour in a social bird: removal of sticky ‘bird-catcher tree’ seeds by group members. Behaviour, 154, 403–411
  7. van de Crommenacker J, Hammers M, van der Woude J, Louter M, Santema P, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2017) Oxidative status and fitness components in the Seychelles warbler. Functional Ecology, 31, 1210–1219.
  8. Bebbington K, Kingma SA, Fairfield EA, Spurgin LG, Komdeur J, Richardson, DS (2016). Consequences of sibling rivalry vary across life in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology, 28, 407–418.
  9.  Bebbington K, Spurgin LG, Fairfield EA, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2016) Telomere length reveals cumulative individual and transgenerational inbreeding effects in a passerine bird. Molecular Ecology, 25, 2949–2960.
  10. Edwards HA, Dugdale HL, Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T (2016) Exploration is dependent on reproductive state, not social state, in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 1889–1896.
  11. Gilroy D, Oosterhout C, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2016) Avian β-defensin variation in bottlenecked populations: the Seychelles warbler and other congeners. Conservation Genetics, 17, 1–14.
  12. Hammers M, Komdeur J, Kingma SA, Hutchings K, Fairfield E, Gilroy D, Richardson DS (2016) Age-specific haemosporidian infection dynamics and survival in Seychelles warblers. Scientific Reports, 6, 29720.
  13. Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Hammers M, Richardson DS (2016) The cost of prospecting for dispersal opportunities in a social bird. Biology Letters, 12, 20160316.
  14. Kingma SA, Bebbington K, Hammers M, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2016). Delayed dispersal and the cost and benefits of different routes to independent breeding in a cooperative breeding bird. Evolution, 70, 2595–2610.
  15. Wright DJ, Brouwer L, Mannarelli ME, Burke T (2016) Social pairing of Seychelles warblers under reduced constraints: MHC, neutral heterozygosity, and age. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 295–303.
  16. Edwards HA, Hajduk GK, Durieux G, Burke T, Dugdale HL (2015) No association between personality and candidate gene polymorphisms in a wild bird population. PLoS ONE, 10, e0138439.
  17. Hammers M, Kingma SA, Bebbington K, van de Crommenacker J, Spurgin LG, Richardson DS, Burke TA, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J (2015) Senescence in the wild: Insights from a long-term study on Seychelles warblers. Experimental Gerontology, 71, 69–79.
  18. Spurgin LG, Wright DJ, van der Velde M, Collar NJ, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2014) Museum DNA reveals the demographic history of the endangered Seychelles warbler. Evolutionary Applications, 7, 1134–1143.
  19. Wright DJ, Spurgin LG, Collar NJ, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2014) The impact of translocations on neutral and functional genetic diversity within and among populations of the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 23, 2165–2177.
  20. Barrett ELB, Burke TA, Hammers M, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2013) Telomere length and dynamics predict mortality in a wild longitudinal study. Molecular Ecology, 22, 249–259.
  21. Hammers M, Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J (2013) The impact of reproductive investment and early-life environmental conditions on senescence: support for the disposable soma hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26, 1999–2007.
  22. Barrett ELB, Boner W, Mulder E, Monaghan P, Verhulst S, Richardson DS (2012) Absolute standards as a useful addition to the avian quantitative PCR telomere assay. Journal of Avian Biology, 43, 571–576.
  23. Brouwer L, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2012) Helpers at the nest improve late-life offspring performance: evidence from a long-term study and a cross-foster experiment. PLoS ONE, 7, e33167.
  24. van de Crommenacker J, Richardson DS, Koltz AM, Hutchings K, Komdeur J (2012) Parasitic infection and oxidative status are associated and vary with breeding activity in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 279, 1466–1476.
  25. Hammers M, Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J (2012) Age-dependent terminal declines in reproductive output in a wild bird. PLoS ONE, 7, e40413.
  26. van de Crommenacker J, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2011) Assessing the cost of helping: the roles of body condition and oxidative balance in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). PLoS ONE, 6, e26423.
  27. Brouwer L, Barr I, van de Pol M, Burke T, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2010) MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilizations. Molecular Ecology, 19, 3444–3455.
  28. van de Crommenacker J, Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2010) Spatio-temporal variation in territory quality and oxidative status: a natural experiment in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 668–680.
  29. Eikenaar C, Brouwer L, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2010) Sex biased natal dispersal is not a fixed trait in a stable population of Seychelles warblers. Behaviour, 147, 1577–1590.
  30. van Oers K, Richardson DS, Sæther SA, Komdeur J (2010) Reduced blood parasite prevalence with age in the Seychelles Warbler: selective mortality or suppression of infection? Journal of Ornithology, 151, 69–77.
  31. Brouwer L, Tinbergen JM, Both C, Bristol R, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2009) Experimental evidence for density-dependent reproduction in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ecology, 90, 729–741.
  32. Brouwer L, Groothuis TGG, Vedder O, Eikenaar C, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2009) Do primary males physiologically suppress subordinate males? An experiment in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ethology, 115, 576–587.
  33. Eikenaar C, Richardson DS, Brouwer L, Bristol R, Komdeur J (2009) Experimental evaluation of sex differences in territory acquisition in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 207–214.
  34. Eikenaar C, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2008) Natal dispersal patterns are not associated with inbreeding avoidance in the Seychelles warbler. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21, 1106.
  35. Eikenaar C, Richardson DS, Brouwer L, Komdeur J (2008) Sex biased natal dispersal in a closed, saturated population of Seychelles warblers Acrocephalus sechellensis. Journal of Avian Biology, 39, 73–80.
  36. Brouwer L, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2007) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in a bottlenecked island species: a case study on the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 16, 3134–3144.
  37. Eikenaar C, Richardson DS, Brouwer L, Komdeur J (2007) Parent presence, delayed dispersal, and territory acquisition in the Seychelles warbler. Behavioral Ecology, 18, 874–879.
  38. Komdeur J, Burke T, Richardson DS (2007) Explicit experimental evidence for the effectiveness of proximity as mate-guarding behaviour in reducing extra-pair fertilization in the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 16, 3679–3688.
  39. Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2007) Molecular ecology reveals the hidden complexities of the Seychelles warbler. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 37, 147–187.
  40. Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J (2007) Grandparent helpers: the adaptive significance of older, postdominant helpers in the Seychelles warbler. Evolution, 61, 2790–2800.
  41. Brouwer L, Richardson DS, Eikenaar C, Komdeur J (2006) The role of group size and environmental factors on survival in a cooperatively breeding tropical passerine. Journal of Animal Ecology, 75, 1321–1329.
  42. Hadfield JD, Richardson DS, Burke T (2006) Towards unbiased parentage assignment: combining genetic, behavioural and spatial data in a Bayesian framework. Molecular Ecology, 15, 3715–3730.
  43. Komdeur J, Richardson D, Burke T (2006) Fitness consequences of cooperative breeding in the Seychelles warbler. Acta Zoologica Sinica, 52, 257–261.
  44. Hansson B, Richardson DS (2005) Genetic variation in two endangered Acrocephalus species compared to a widespread congener: estimates based on functional and random loci. Animal Conservation, 8, 83–90.
  45. Komdeur J (2005) No evidence for adaptive suppression of joint laying by dominant female Seychelles warblers: an experimental study. Behaviour, 142, 1669–1684.
  46. Komdeur J, Daan S (2005) Breeding in the monsoon: semi-annual reproduction in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Journal of Ornithology, 146, 305–313.
  47. Komdeur J, Pels MD (2005) Rescue of the Seychelles warbler on Cousin Island, Seychelles: the role of habitat restoration. Biological Conservation, 124, 15–26.
  48. Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T, Schantz von T (2005) MHC-based patterns of social and extra-pair mate choice in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 272, 759–767.
  49. van de Crommenacker J, Richardson DS, Groothuis TGG, Eising CM, Dekker AL, Komdeur J (2004) Testosterone, cuckoldry risk and extra-pair opportunities in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 271, 1023–1031.
  50. Komdeur J, Richardson DS, Burke T (2004) Experimental evidence that kin discrimination in the Seychelles warbler is based on association and not on genetic relatedness. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 271, 963–969.
  51. Komdeur J, Piersma T, Kraaijeveld K, Kraaijeveld-Smit F, Richardson DS (2004) Why Seychelles warblers fail to recolonize nearby islands: unwilling or unable to fly there? Ibis, 146, 298–302.
  52. Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T (2004) Inbreeding in the Seychelles warbler: environment-dependent maternal effects. Evolution, 58, 2037–2048.
  53. Ridley J, Komdeur J, Sutherland WJ (2004) Incorporating territory compression into population models. Oikos, 105, 101–108.
  54. Komdeur J (2003a) Daughters on request: about helpers and egg sexes in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270, 3–11.
  55. Komdeur J (2003b) Adaptations and maladaptations to island living in the Seychelles Warbler. Ornithological Science, 2, 79–88.
  56. Richardson DS, Westerdahl H (2003) MHC diversity in two Acrocephalus species: the outbred Great reed warbler and the inbred Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 12, 3523–3529.
  57. Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J (2003) Sex-specific associative learning cues and inclusive fitness benefits in the Seychelles warbler. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16, 854–861.
  58. Richardson DS, Komdeur J, Burke T (2003) Altruism and infidelity among warblers. Nature, 422, 580–580.
  59. Ridley J, Komdeur J, Sutherland WJ (2003) Population regulation in group-living birds: predictive models of the Seychelles warbler. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72, 588–598.
  60. Komdeur J, Magrath MJL, Krackow S (2002) Pre-ovulation control of hatchling sex ratio in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 269, 1067–1072.
  61. Richardson DS, Burke T, Komdeur J (2002) Direct benefits and the evolution of female-biased cooperative breeding in Seychelles warblers. Evolution, 56, 2313–2321.
  62. Dowling DK, Richardson DS, Blaakmeer K (2001) Feather mite loads influenced by salt exposure, age and reproductive stage in the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis. Journal of Avian Biology, 32, 364–369.
  63. Dowling DK, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2001) No effects of a feather mite on body condition, survivorship, or grooming behavior in the Seychelles warbler, Acrocephalus sechellensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50, 257–262.
  64. Komdeur J (2001) Mate guarding in the Seychelles warbler is energetically costly and adjusted to paternity risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 268, 2103–2111.
  65. Komdeur J, Edelaar P (2001a) Evidence that helping at the nest does not result in territory inheritance in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 268, 2007–2012.
  66. Komdeur J, Edelaar P (2001b) Male Seychelles warblers use territory budding to maximize lifetime fitness in a saturated environment. Behavioral Ecology, 12, 706–715.
  67. Richardson DS, Jury FL, Blaakmeer K, Komdeur J, Burke T (2001) Parentage assignment and extra-group paternity in a cooperative breeder: the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Molecular Ecology, 10, 2263–2273.
  68. Eising CM, Blaakmeer KB, Komdeur J (2000) The importance of genetic variation for the viability of small avian populations the Seychelles warbler and the African marsh warbler. Ostrich, 71, 304–306.
  69. Richardson DS, Jury FL, Dawson DA, Salgueiro P, Komdeur J, Burke T (2000) Fifty Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis) microsatellite loci polymorphic in Sylviidae species and their cross-species amplification in other passerine birds. Molecular Ecology, 9, 2226–2231.
  70. Veen T, Richardson DS, Blaakmeer K, Komdeur J (2000) Experimental evidence for innate predator recognition in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 267, 2253–2258.
  71. Komdeur J, Kats RKH (1999) Predation risk affects trade-off between nest guarding and foraging in Seychelles warblers. Behavioral Ecology, 10, 648–658.
  72. Komdeur J, Kraaijeveld-Smit F, Kraaijeveld K, Edelaar P (1999) Explicit experimental evidence for the role of mate guarding in minimizing loss of paternity in the Seychelles warbler. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 266, 2075–2081.
  73. Komdeur J (1998) Long-term fitness benefits of egg sex modification by the Seychelles warbler. Ecology Letters, 1, 56–62.
  74. Komdeur J, Kappe A, van de Zande L (1998) Influence of population isolation on genetic variation and demography in Seychelles warblers: a field experiment. Animal Conservation, 1, 203–212.
  75. Komdeur J (1997) Inter-island transfers and population dynamics of Seychelles Warblers Acrocephalus sechellensis. Bird Conservation International, 7, 7–26.
  76. Komdeur J, Daan S, Tinbergen J, Mateman C (1997) Extreme adaptive modification in sex ratio of the Seychelles warbler’s eggs. Nature, 385, 522–525.
  77. Komdeur J (1996a) Influence of age on reproductive performance in the Seychelles warbler. Behavioral Ecology, 7, 417–425.
  78. Komdeur J (1996b) Facultative sex ratio bias in the offspring of Seychelles warblers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 263, 661–666.
  79. Komdeur J (1996c) Seasonal timing of reproduction in a tropical bird, the Seychelles warbler: a field experiment using translocation. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 11, 333–346.
  80. Komdeur J (1996d) Influence of helping and breeding experience on reproductive performance in the Seychelles warbler: a translocation experiment. Behavioral Ecology, 7, 326–333.
  81. Komdeur J, Huffstadt A, Prast W, Castle G, Mileto R, Wattel J (1995) Transfer experiments of Seychelles warblers to new islands – changes in dispersal and helping-behavior. Animal Behaviour, 49, 695–708.
  82. Komdeur J (1994a) Conserving the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis by translocation from Cousin Island to the islands of Aride and Cousine. Biological Conservation, 67, 143–152.
  83. Komdeur J (1994b) Experimental-evidence for helping and hindering by previous offspring in the cooperative-breeding Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 34, 175–186.
  84. Komdeur J (1994c) The effect of kinship on helping in the cooperative breeding Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 256, 47–52.
  85. Catchpole CK, Komdeur J (1993) The song of the Seychelles Warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis, an island endemic. Ibis, 135, 190–195.
  86. Komdeur J (1993) Fitness-related dispersal. Nature, 366, 23–24.
  87. Komdeur J (1992) Importance of habitat saturation and territory quality for evolution of cooperative breeding in the Seychelles warbler. Nature, 358, 493–495.
COMPILED VOLUMES AND REPORTS
  1. Wright DJ, Shah NJ, Richardson DS (2014) Translocation of the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis to establish a new population on Frégate Island, Seychelles. Conservation Evidence, 11, 20–24.
  2. Groombridge JJ, Raisin C, Bristol RM and Richardson DS (2011) Genetic consequences of reintroductions and insights from population history. In: Reintroduction biology: integrating science and management. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 395-440
  3. Richardson DS, Bristol R, Shah NJ (2006) Translocation of Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis to establish a new population on Denis Island, Seychelles. Conservation Evidence, 3, 54–57.
  4. Richardson DS (2001). Species conservation assessment and action plan: The Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis). N.J. Shah & J. Nevill (eds) Birdlife Seychelles, Department of Environment Seychelles, Mahe: 1-7.
  5. Komdeur J (1999) Reproductive control in cooperatively- and polygynously-breeding Acrocephalus species. In: pp. 2910–2921. Birdlife South Africa, Durban.
  6. Komdeur J, Blaakmeer K, Richardson DS (1997) Monitoring and studying the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis. Rare and threatened species, sites and habitats monitoring programme in Seychelles. G. Rocamora, (ed). Department of the Environment, Mahe.
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. Komdeur J, Burke T, Dugdale HL, Richardson DS (2016) Seychelles warblers: the complexities of the helping paradox. In: Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (eds Koenig WD, Dickinson JL), pp. 197–216. Cambridge University Press.
  2. Székely, T, Moore, AJ, and Komdeur, J. (2010) Social Behaviour: Genes, Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  3. Komdeur J, Richardson DS, Hatchwell B. (2008) Kin recognition mechanisms in cooperative breeding systems: ecological causes and behavioural consequences of variation. In: The ecology of social life. ed Korb J, & Heinze J. Springer publishing
  4. Komdeur J. (2005) Daughters to order: Visiting the maternity ward of the Seychelles warbler. In: Drent R., Bakker J.P., Piersma T. & Tinbergen J.M. (eds.): Seeking Nature’s Limits: Ecologists in the field , pp. 182-188. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht, NL
  5. Komdeur J. (2004): Sex-ratio manipulation. In: Koenig W.D. & Dickinson J.L. (eds.): Ecology and evolution of cooperative breeding in birds, pp. 102-116. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

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