updated 10/2016

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Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Cruz, D., & Rodríguez, R.L. 2016. Local population density and group composition influence signal-preference relationships in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. In press. pdf



Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2016. The causes of variation in the presence of genetic covariance between sexual traits and preferences. Biological Reviews. 91(2): 498-510. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12182 pdf




Fowler-Finn, K.D., Sullivan-Beckers, L., Runck, A. & Hebets, E.A. 2015. The complexities of female mate choice and male polymorphisms - elucidating the role of genetics, age and mate-choice copying. Special Issue of Current Zoology: Learning and sexual selection. 61(6): 1015-1035. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Kilmer, J.T., **Hallet, A.C. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2015. Variation in signal-preference genetic correlations in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Ecology & Evolution. 5(14): 2774-2786. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1567 pdf




Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Triana, E. & **Miller, O.G. 2014. Mating in the harvestman Lieobunum vittatum (Arachnida: Opiliones): from premating struggles to solicitous tactile engagement. Behaviour. 151(12-13): 1663-1686. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Al-Wathiqui, N., **Cruz, D., **Al-Wathiqui, M. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2014. Male Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae) vary mate-searching behaviour but not signaling behaviour in response to spider silk. Naturwissenschaften. 101: 211-220. pdf




Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Rosenthal, M. & Hebets, E.A. 2013. Locomotor performance varies with adult phenotype in ornamented/non-ornamented wolf spiders. Ethology. 119(7). pdf


**Pesek, M., Hebets, E.A., Sullivan-Beckers, L., & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. Foreleg ornaments do not hinder foraging efficiency. Journal of Insect Biology. 26(6): 837-849. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2013. Repeatability of mate preference functions in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Animal Behaviour. 85: 493-499. pdf


Rodriguez, R.L., *Rebar, D. & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. The evolution and evolutionary consequences of social plasticity in mate preferences. Animal Behaviour. 85(5): 1041-1047. pdf


Rodriguez, R.L., **Hallet, A.C., *Kilmer, J.T., Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. Curves as traits: genetic and environmental variation in mate preference functions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26: 434-442. pdf


Bailey, N.W., Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Rebar, D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2013. Green Symphonies or wind in the willows? Testing acoustic communication in plants. Behavioral Ecology (Editorial). 24(4): 797-798. pdf




Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2012. The evolution of experience-mediated plasticity in mate preferences. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 1855-1863. pdf


Rodriguez, R.L., **Haen, C., Cocroft, R.B. & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2012. Males adjust signaling effort based on cues arising from expression of female mate preferences. Behavioral Ecology. 23(6); 1218-1225. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2012. Experience-mediated plasticity in mate preference functions: mating assurance in a variable environment. Evolution. 66: 459-468. pdf




Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. 2011. More ornamented males exhibit increased predation risk and antipredatory escapes, but not greater mortality. Ethology. 117(2): 102-114. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. 2011. The degree of response to increased predation risk corresponds to male secondary sexual traits. Behavioral Ecology. 22(2): 268-275. pdf

(covered in IFLScience! 18-Sept-2015




Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, EA. 2006. An Examination of Agonistic Interactions in the Whip Spider Phrynus marginemaculatus (Arachnida; Amblypygi). Journal of Arachnology 34(1): 62-76. pdf

(Selected as a BioOne feature article)


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