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  • Katherine L Buchanan, Karen A Spencer, Arthur R. Goldsmith, Clive K. Catchpole
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 2003 (First Published: 7 June 2003)
  • Bird song is a sexually selected male trait where females select males on the basis of song quality. It has recently been suggested that the quality of the adult male song may be determined byContinue Reading
  • Katherine L Buchanan, Stefan Leitner, Karen A Spencer, Arthur R. Goldsmith, Clive K. Catchpole
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 2004 (First Published: 22 November 2004)
  • Songbirds sing complex songs as a result of evolution through sexual selection. The evolution of such sexually selected traits requires genetic control, as well as selection on their expression. SongContinue Reading
  • Matthew R. Evans, Mark L. Roberts, Katherine L Buchanan, Arthur R. Goldsmith
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of evolutionary biology
  • 2006 (First Published: 1 March 2006)
  • Vertebrates respond to environmental stressors through the neuro-endocrine stress response, which involves the production of glucocorticoids. We have selected independent, duplicate divergent linesContinue Reading
  • Katherine L Buchanan, Matthew R. Evans, Arthur R. Goldsmith, David M. Bryant, Louise V. Rowe
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 2001 (First Published: 7 July 2001)
  • Sexually selected signals of individual dominance have profound effects on access to resources, mate choice and gene flow. However, why such signals should honestly reflect individual quality isContinue Reading
  • Kristie A. Spencer, Joanna H. Wimpenny, Katherine L Buchanan, P. George Lovell, Arthur R. Goldsmith, Clive K. Catchpole
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 2005 (First Published: 1 August 2005)
  • Developmental stress has recently been shown to have adverse effects upon adult male song structure in birds, which may well act as an honest signal of male quality to discriminating females.Continue Reading
  • Karen A Spencer, Katherine L Buchanan, Stefan Leitner, Arthur R. Goldsmith, Clive K. Catchpole
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 2005 (First Published: 7 October 2005)
  • There is now considerable evidence that female choice drives the evolution of song complexity in many songbird species. However, the underlying basis for such choice remains controversial. TheContinue Reading