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Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences Phone: (949) 824-8130, 6693
Fax: (949) 824-2181
Email: ntburley@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
469 SH
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
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Publications
Papers cited and representative publications:

Abbassi, P. & N.T. Burley. 2012. Nice guys finish last: same-sex sexual behavior and pairing success in budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus. Behavioral Ecology (in press).

Bonaparte, K., C. Riffley-Yokoi, & N.T.Burley. 2011. Getting a head start: diet, sub-adult development, and associative learning in a seed-eating passerine. PLoS ONE 6: e23775.

Moravec, M. L., G.F, Striedter, & N.T. Burley. 2010. 'Virtual parrots' confirm mating preferences of female budgerigars. Ethology 116: 961-971.

Burley, N.T. 2010. Differential allocation. Pp. 520 – 525 in Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, M.D. Breed and J. Moore (eds). Academic Press, Oxford, U.K.

Foster, V.S. & N.T. Burley. 2007. Sex allocation in response to maternal condition: different tactics of care-giving in male and female zebra finches. Ethology 116: 961 -971.

Burley, N.T. & V.S. Foster. 2006. Variation in female choice of mates: condition influences selectivity. Animal Behaviour 72: 713 – 719.

Burley, N.T. 2006. An eye for detail: selective sexual imprinting in zebra finches. Evolution 60: 1076 – 1085.

Moravec, M.L., G.F. Striedter, & N.T. Burley. 2006. Assortative pairing based on call contact similarity in budgerigars, Melospsittacus undulatus. Ethology 112: 1108 – 1116.

Hile, A.G., N.T. Burley, C.B. Coopersmith, V.S. Foster, & G.F. Striedter. 2005. Effects of male vocal learning on female behavior in the budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus. Ethology 111: 901 – 923.

Burley, N.T. & V.S. Foster. 2004. Digit ratio varies with sex, egg order, and strength of mate preference in zebra finches. Proc. R. Soc. London B 271: 239 – 244.

Calkins, J.D. & N.T. Burley. 2003. Mate choice for multiple ornaments in the California quail, Callipepla californica. Animal Behaviour 65: 69 – 81.

Burley, N.T. & K. Johnson. 2002. Evolution of avian parental care. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 357: 241 – 250.

Burley, N. 2002. Zebra finches. Pp. 152 – 154 in Encyclopedia of Evolution, Marc Pagel, ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K .

Burley, N.T. & J.D. Calkins. 1999. Sex ratios and sexual selection in socially monogamous zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology 10: 626 - 635.

Burley, N.T. & R. Symanski. 1998. "A taste for the beautiful": latent aesthetic mate preferences for white crests in two species of Australian grassfinches. The American Naturalist 152: 792 - 802.

Burley, N.T., P.O. Parker & K.J. Lundy. 1996. Sexual selection and extra-pair fertilization in socially monogamous passerine, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Behavioral Ecology 7:218-226.

Zann, R.A., S.R. Morton, K.R. Jones, & N.T. Burley. 1995. The timing and breeding of zebra finches in relation to rainfall in central Australia. Emu 95: 208-222.

Price, D.K. & N.T. Burley. 1994. Constraints on the evolution of attractive traits: selection in male and female zebra finches. The American Naturalist 144: 908 - 934.

Johnson, K., R. Dalton & N.T. Burley. 1993. Preferences of female American goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) for natural and artificial male traits. Behavioral Ecology 4:138-143.

Burley, N., R.A. Zann, S.C. Tidemann & E.B. Male. 1989. Sex ratios of zebra finches. Emu 89: 83 - 92.

Burley, N. 1988a. The differential allocation hypothesis: an experimental test. The American Naturalist 132: 611 - 628.

Burley, N. 1988b. Wild zebra finches have band-colour preferences. Animal Behaviour 36: 1235-1237.

Burley, N. & C.B. Coopersmith. 1987. Bill color preferences of zebra finches. Ethology 16: 133-151.

Burley, N. 1986a. Sexual selection for aesthetic traits in species with biparental care. The American Naturalist 127: 415 - 445.

Burley, N. 1986b. Sex-ratio manipulation in color-banded populations of zebra finches. Evolution 40: 1191 - 1206.

Burley, N. 1985. The organization of behavior and the evolution of sexually selected traits. Pp. 22 - 44 In Avian Monogamy, P.A. Gowaty and D.W. Mock, eds. Ornithological Monographs # 37, American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
Last updated
08/23/2012