Publications of Mihai Valcu

Journal Article (62)

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Culina, A.; Adriaensen, F.; Bailey, L. D.; Burgess, M. D.; Charmantier, A.; Cole, E. F.; Eeva, T.; Matthysen, E.; Nater, C. R.; Sheldon, B. C. et al.; Sæther, B.; Vriend, S. J. G.; Zajkova, Z.; Adamík, P.; Aplin, L. M.; Angulo, E.; Artemyev, A.; Barba, E.; Barišić, S.; Belda, E.; Bilgin, C. C.; Bleu, J.; Both, C.; Bouwhuis, S.; Branston, C.; Broggi, J.; Burke, T.; Bushuev, A.; Camacho, C.; Campobello, D.; Canal, D.; Cantarero, A.; Caro, S. P.; Cauchoix, M.; Chaine, A.; Cichon, M.; Ćiković, D.; Cusimano, C. A.; Deimel, C.; Dhondt, A. A.; Dingemanse, N. J.; Doligez, B.; Dominoni, D. M.; Doutrelant, C.; Drobniak, S. M.; Dubiec, A.; Eens, M.; Erikstad, K. E.; Espín, S.; Farine, D. R.; Figuerola, J.; Gülbeyaz, P. K.; Grégoire, A.; Hartley, I. R.; Hau, M.; Hegyi, G.; Hille, S.; Hinde, C. A.; Holtmann, B.; Ilyina, T.; Isaksson, C.; Iserbyt, A.; Ivankina, E.; Kania, W.; Kempenaers, B.; Kerimov, A.; Komdeur, J.; Korsten, P.; Král, M.; Krist, M.; Lambrechts, M.; Lara, C. E.; Leivits, A.; Liker, A.; Lodjak, J.; Mägi, M.; Mainwaring, M. C.; Mänd, R.; Massa, B.; Massemin, S.; Martínez‐Padilla, J.; Mazgajski, T. D.; Mennerat, A.; Moreno, J.; Mouchet, A.; Nakagawa, S.; Nilsson, J.; Nilsson, J.; Norte, A. C.; van Oers, K.; Orell, M.; Potti, J.; Quinn, J. L.; Réale, D.; Reiertsen, T. K.; Rosivall, B.; Russel, A. F.; Rytkönen, S.; Sánchez‐Virosta, P.; Santos, E. S. A.; Schroeder, J.; Senar, J. C.; Seress, G.; Slagsvold, T.; Szulkin, M.; Teplitsky, C.; Tilgar, V.; Tolstoguzov, A.; Török, J.; Valcu, M.; Vatka, E.; Verhulst, S.; Watson, H.; Yuta, T.; Zamora‐Marín, J. M.; Visser, M. E.: Connecting the data landscape of long‐term ecological studies: The SPI‐Birds data hub. Journal of Animal Ecology 90 (9), pp. 2147 - 2160 (2021)
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Mikula, P.; Valcu, M.; Brumm, H.; Bulla, M.; Forstmeier, W.; Petrusková, T.; Kempenaers, B.; Albrecht, T.: A global analysis of song frequency in passerines provides no support for the acoustic adaptation hypothesis but suggests a role for sexual selection. Ecology Letters 24 (3), pp. 477 - 486 (2021)
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Valcu, C.-M.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: The macroecology of extra-pair paternity in birds. Molecular Ecology 30 (19), pp. 4884 - 4898 (2021)
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Beck, K. B.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Analysis of within-individual variation in extrapair paternity in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) shows low repeatability and little effect of changes in neighborhood. Behavioral Ecology 31 (6), pp. 1303 - 1315 (2020)
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Carballo, L.; Delhey, K.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Body size and climate as predictors of plumage colouration and sexual dichromatism in parrots. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33 (11), pp. 1543 - 1557 (2020)
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Delhey, K.; Dale, J.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Why climate change should generally lead to lighter coloured animals. Current Biology 30 (23), pp. R1406 - R1407 (2020)
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Delhey, K.; Guallar, S.; Rueda‐Hernández, R.; Valcu, M.; Wang, D.; Kempenaers, B.: Partial or complete? The evolution of post‐juvenile moult strategies in passerine birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 89 (12), pp. 2896 - 2908 (2020)
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Evens, R.; Kowalczyk, C.; Norevik, G.; Ulenaers, E.; Davaasuren, B.; Bayargur, S.; Artois, T.; Akesson, S.; Hedenstrom, A.; Liechti, F. et al.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Lunar synchronization of daily activity patterns in a crepuscular avian insectivore. Ecology and Evolution 10 (14), pp. 7106 - 7116 (2020)
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Gilsenan, C.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Timing of arrival in the breeding area is repeatable and affects reproductive success in a non‐migratory population of blue tits. Journal of Animal Ecology 89 (4), pp. 1017 - 1031 (2020)
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Kappers, E. F.; de Vries, C.; Alberda, A.; Kuhn, S.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.; Both, C.: Morph‐dependent fitness and directional change of morph frequencies over time in a Dutch population of Common buzzards Buteo buteo. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33 (9), pp. 1306 - 1315 (2020)
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Krietsch, J.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Wind conditions influence breeding season movements in a nomadic polygynous shorebird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287 (1920), 20192789 (2020)
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Santema, P.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Exposure to predator models during the fertile period leads to higher levels of extra‐pair paternity in blue tits. Journal of Animal Ecology 89 (2), pp. 647 - 657 (2020)
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Valcu, C.-M.; Valcu, M.; Teltscher, K. L.; Kempenaers, B.: Non‐analytical methods for the estimation of total yolk carotenoids in passerine eggs. Ibis 162 (3), pp. 1075 - 1081 (2020)
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Bulla, M.; Reneerkens, J.; Weiser, E. L.; Sokolov, A.; Taylor, A. R.; Sittler, B.; McCaffery, B. J.; Ruthrauff, D. R.; Catlin, D. H.; Payer, D. C. et al.; Ward, D. H.; Solovyeva, D. V.; Santos, E. S. A.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Nol, E.; Kwon, E.; Brown, G. S.; Hevia, G. D.; Gates, H. R.; Johnson, J. A.; van Gils, J. A.; Hansen, J.; Lamarre, J.-F.; Rausch, J.; Conklin, J. R.; Liebezeit, J.; Bêty, J.; Lang, J.; Alves, J. A.; Fernández-Elipe, J.; Exo, K.-M.; Bollache, L.; Bertellotti, M.; Giroux, M.-A.; van de Pol, M.; Johnson, M.; Boldenow, M. L.; Valcu, M.; Soloviev, M.; Sokolova, N.; Senner, N. R.; Lecomte, N.; Meyer, N.; Schmidt, N. M.; Gilg, O.; Smith, P. A.; Machín, P.; McGuire, R. L.; Cerboncini, R. A. S.; Ottvall, R.; van Bemmelen, R. S. A.; Swift, R. J.; Saalfeld, S. T.; Jamieson, S. E.; Brown, S. C.; Piersma, T.; Albrecht, T.; D’Amico, V.; Lanctot, R. B.; Kempenaers, B.: Comment on “Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds”. Science 364 (6445), eaaw8529 (2019)
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Bulla, M.; Valcu, M.; Rutten, A. L.; Kempenaers, B.: Temporary mate removal during incubation leads to variable compensation in a biparental shorebird. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 93 (2019)
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Carballo, L.; Battistotti, A.; Teltscher, K. L.; Lierz, M.; Bublat, A.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Sperm morphology and evidence for sperm competition among parrots. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32 (8), pp. 856 - 867 (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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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Bulla, M.; Valcu, M.; Rutten, A. L.; Kempenaers, B.: Biparental incubation patterns in a high-Arctic breeding shorebird: How do pairs divide their duties? Behavioral Ecology 25 (1), pp. 152 - 164 (2014)
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Da Silva, A.; Samplonius, J. M.; Schlicht, E.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Artificial night lighting rather than traffic noise affects the daily timing of dawn and dusk singing in common European songbirds. Behavioral Ecology 25 (5), pp. 1037 - 1047 (2014)
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Schlicht, L.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Thiessen polygons as a model for animal territory estimation. Ibis 156 (1), pp. 215 - 219 (2014)
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Schlicht, L.; Valcu, M.; Loes, P.; Girg, A.; Kempenaers, B.: No relationship between female emergence time from the roosting place and extrapair paternity. Behavioral Ecology 25 (3), pp. 650 - 659 (2014)
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Valcu, M.; Dale, J.; Griesser, M.; Nakagawa, S.; Kempenaers, B.: Global gradients of avian longevity support the classic evolutionary theory of ageing. Ecography 37 (10), pp. 930 - 938 (2014)
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Steiger, S. S.; Valcu, M.; Spoelstra, K.; Helm, B.; Wikelski, M.; Kempenaers, B.: When the sun never sets: Diverse activity rhythms under continuous daylight in free-living arctic-breeding birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1764), 20131016 (2013)
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Lesku, J. A.; Rattenborg, N. C.; Valcu, M.; Vyssotski, A. L.; Kuhn, S.; Kuemmeth, F.; Heidrich, W.; Kempenaers, B.: Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers. Science 337 (6102), pp. 1654 - 1658 (2012)
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Schlicht, L.; Girg, A.; Loes, P.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Male extrapair nestlings fledge first. Animal Behaviour 83 (6), pp. 1335 - 1343 (2012)
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Valcu, M.; Dale, J.; Kempenaers, B.: rangeMapper: A platform for the study of macroecology of life-history traits. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (9), pp. 945 - 951 (2012)
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Yohannes, E.; Lee, R. W.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Feather deuterium as an indicator of age-class in the Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos. Ibis 154 (4), pp. 868 - 873 (2012)
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Valcu, M.; Valcu, C.-M.: Data transformation practices in biomedical sciences. Nature methods 8 (2), pp. 104 - 105 (2011)
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Jacot, A.; Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Within-season divorce in Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Journal of Ornithology 151 (2), pp. 477 - 482 (2010)
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Kempenaers, B.; Borgstroem, P.; Loes, P.; Schlicht, E.; Valcu, M.: Artificial night lighting affects dawn song, extra-pair siring success, and lay date in songbirds. Current Biology 20 (19), pp. 1735 - 1739 (2010)
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Valcu, M.; Kempenaers, B.: Spatial autocorrelation: An overlooked concept in behavioral ecology. Behavioral Ecology 21 (5), pp. 902 - 905 (2010)
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