Publications of Mihai Valcu

Journal Article (66)

2019
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Delhey, K.; Dale, J.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Reconciling ecogeographical rules: Rainfall and temperature predict global colour variation in the largest bird radiation. Ecology Letters 22 (4), pp. 726 - 736 (2019)
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McQueen, A.; Kempenaers, B.; Dale, J.; Valcu, M.; Emery, Z. T.; Dey, C. J.; Peters, A.; Delhey, K.: Evolutionary drivers of seasonal plumage colours: Colour change by moult correlates with sexual selection, predation risk and seasonality across passerines. Ecology Letters 22 (11), pp. 1838 - 1849 (2019)
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Santema, P.; Valcu, M.; Clinchy, M.; Zanette, L. Y.; Kempenaers, B.: Effects of predator call playbacks on reproductive success and extrapair paternity in blue tits. Animal Behaviour 155, pp. 97 - 109 (2019)
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Santema, P.; Valcu, M.; Clinchy, M.; Zanette, L. Y.; Kempenaers, B.: Playback of predator calls inhibits and delays dawn singing in a songbird community. Behavioral Ecology 30 (5), pp. 1283 - 1288 (2019)
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Valcu, C.-M.; Scheltema, R. A.; Schweiggert, R. M.; Valcu, M.; Teltscher, K. L.; Walther, D. M.; Carle, R.; Kempenaers, B.: Life history shapes variation in egg composition in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus. Communications Biology 2, 6 (2019)
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Wang, D.; Forstmeier, W.; Valcu, M.; Dingemanse, N. J.; Bulla, M.; Both, C.; Duckworth, R. A.; Kiere, L. M.; Karell, P.; Albrecht, T. et al.; Kempenaers, B.: Scrutinizing assortative mating in birds. PLoS Biology 17 (2), e3000156 (2019)
2018
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Pei, Y.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Interference competition pressure predicts the number of avian predators that shifted their timing of activity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285 (1880), 20180744 (2018)
2017
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Gilsenan, C.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Difference in arrival date at the breeding site between former pair members predicts divorce in blue tits. Animal Behaviour 133, pp. 57 - 72 (2017)
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Kappers, E. F.; Chakarov, N.; Krüger, O.; Mueller, A. K.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.; Both, C.: Classification and temporal stability of plumage variation in Common Buzzards. Ardea 105 (2), pp. 125 - 136 (2017)
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Kempenaers, B.; Valcu, M.: Breeding site sampling across the Arctic by individual males of a polygynous shorebird. Nature 541 (7638), pp. 528 - 531 (2017)
2016
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Bulla, M.; Valcu, M.; Dokter, A. M.; Dondua, A. G.; Kosztolányi, A.; Rutten, A. L.; Helm, B.; Sandercock, B. K.; Casler, B.; Ens, B. J. et al.; Spiegel, C. S.; Hassell, C. J.; Küpper, C.; Minton, C.; Burgas, D.; Lank, D. B.; Payer, D. C.; Loktionov, E. Y.; Nol, E.; Kwon, E.; Smith, F.; Gates, H. R.; Vitnerova, H.; Prüter, H.; Johnson, J. A.; Clair, J. J. H. S.; Lamarre, J.-F.; Rausch, J.; Reneerkens, J.; Conklin, J. R.; Burger, J.; Liebezeit, J.; Bêty, J.; Coleman, J. T.; Figuerola, J.; Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W.; Alves, J. A.; Smith, J. A. M.; Weidinger, K.; Koivula, K.; Gosbell, K.; Exo, K.-M.; Niles, L.; Koloski, L.; McKinnon, L.; Praus, L.; Klaassen, M.; Giroux, M.-A.; Sládeček, M.; Boldenow, M. L.; Goldstein, M. I.; Šálek, M.; Senner, N. R.; Rönkä, N.; Lecomte, N.; Gilg, O.; Vincze, O.; Johnson, O. W.; Smith, P. A.; Woodard, P. F.; Tomkovich, P. S.; Battley, P. F.; Bentzen, R.; Lanctot, R. B.; Porter, R.; Saalfeld, S. T.; Freeman, S.; Brown, S. C.; Yezerinac, S.; Székely, T.; Montalvo, T.; Piersma, T.; Loverti, V.; Pakanen, V.-M.; Tijsen, W.; Kempenaers, B.: Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature 540 (7631), pp. 109 - 113 (2016)
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Da Silva, A.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Behavioural plasticity in the onset of dawn song under intermittent experimental night lighting. Animal Behaviour 117, pp. 155 - 165 (2016)
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Webb, W. H.; Brunton, D. H.; Aguirre, J. D.; Thomas, D. B.; Valcu, M.; Dale, J.: Female song occurs in songbirds with more elaborate female coloration and reduced sexual dichromatism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4, 22 (2016)
2015
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Bulla, M.; Cresswell, W.; Rutten, A. L.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Biparental incubation-scheduling: No experimental evidence for major energetic constraints. Behavioral Ecology 26 (1), pp. 30 - 37 (2015)
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Bulla, M.; Stich, E.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Off-nest behaviour in a biparentally incubating shorebird varies with sex, time of day and weather. Ibis 157 (3), pp. 575 - 589 (2015)
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Da Silva, A.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Light pollution alters the phenology of dawn and dusk singing in common European songbirds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 370 (1667), 20140126 (2015)
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Dale, J.; Dey, C. J.; Delhey, K.; Kempenaers, B.; Valcu, M.: The effects of life-history and sexual selection on male and female plumage coloration. Nature 527 (7578), pp. 367 - 370 (2015)
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Dey, C. J.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.; Dale, J.: Carotenoid-based bill coloration functions as a social, not sexual, signal in songbirds (Aves: Passeriformes). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28 (1), pp. 250 - 258 (2015)
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Schlicht, L.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Spatial patterns of extra-pair paternity: Beyond paternity gains and losses. Journal of Animal Ecology 84 (2), pp. 518 - 531 (2015)
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Schlicht, L.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Male extraterritorial behavior predicts extrapair paternity pattern in blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus. Behavioral Ecology 26 (5), pp. 1404 - 1413 (2015)
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