Publications

Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF, Bowers EK. in press. Experimental manipulation of incubation period reveals no apparent costs of incubation in house wrens. Animal Behaviour.

Bowers EK, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2017. Interactive effects of parental age on offspring fitness and age-assortative mating in a wild bird. Journal of Experimental Zoology 327:302−310. Link to paper. Special Issue — Ecoimmunology: An Integrative Approach.

Will DS, Dorset EE, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK, Bowers EK. 2017. Size of nest-cavity entrance influences male attractiveness and paternal provisioning in house wrens. Journal of Zoology 302:1−7. Link to paper. Issue cover at right.

Bowers EK, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2017. Maternal natal environment and breeding territory predict the condition and sex ratio of offspring. Evolutionary Biology 44:11−20. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Grindstaff JL, Soukup SS, Drilling NE, Eckerle KP, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2016. Spring temperatures influence selection on breeding date and the potential for phenological mismatch in a migratory bird. Ecology 97:2880−2891. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Bowden RM, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2016. Elevated corticosterone during egg production elicits increased maternal investment and promotes nestling growth in a wild songbird. Hormones and Behavior 83:6−13. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2016. No effect of blood sampling or phytohaemagglutinin injection on post-fledging survival in a wild songbird. Ecology and Evolution 6:3107−3114. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2016. Within-female plasticity in sex allocation is associated with a behavioral polyphenism in house wrens. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:602−616. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Forsman AM, Masters BS, Johnson BGP, Johnson LS, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2015. Increased extra-pair paternity in broods of aging males and enhanced recruitment of extra-pair young in a migratory bird. Evolution 69:2533−2541. Link to paper.

Hodges CJ, Bowers EK, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2015. Cascading costs of reproduction in female house wrens induced to lay larger clutches. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1383−1393. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Bowden RM, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2015. Immune activation generates corticosterone-mediated terminal reproductive investment in a wild bird. American Naturalist 185:769−783. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, White A, Lang A, Podgorski L, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK, Jaeckle WB, Harper RG. 2015. Eggshell porosity covaries with egg size among female House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) but is unrelated to incubation onset and egg-laying order within clutches. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:421−425. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2015. Persistent sex-by-environment effects on offspring fitness and sex-ratio adjustment in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:473-486. Link to paper.

Sakaluk SK, Wilson A, Bowers EK, Johnson LS, Masters BS, Johnson BGP, Vogel LA, Forsman AM, Thompson CF. 2014. Genetic and environmental variation in condition, cutaneous immunity, and haematocrit in house wrens. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:242. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Hodges CJ, Forsman AM, Vogel LA, Masters BS, Johnson BGP, Johnson LS, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2014. Neonatal body condition, immune responsiveness, and hematocrit predict longevity in a wild bird population. Ecology 95:3027−3034. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Nietz D, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2014. Parental provisioning in house wrens: effects of varying brood size and consequences for offspring. Behavioral Ecology 25:1485−1493. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2014. Offspring sex ratio varies with clutch size for female house wrens induced to lay supernumerary eggs. Behavioral Ecology 25:165−171. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2013. Sibling cooperation influences the age of nest-leaving in an altricial bird. American Naturalist 181:775−786. Link to paper. Media coverage: dugdug.com

Bowers EK, Munclinger P, Bureš S, Nádvorník P, Uvírová L, Krist M. 2013. Cross-fostering eggs reveals that female collared flycatchers adjust clutch sex ratios according to parental ability to invest in offspring. Molecular Ecology 22:215−228. Link to paper.

Bowers EK. 2012. Journals: Increase revisions, not rejections. Science 338:1029. [Letter] Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Smith RA, Hodges CJ, Zimmerman LM, Thompson CF, Sakaluk SK. 2012. Sex-biased terminal investment in offspring induced by maternal immune challenge in the house wren (Troglodytes aedon). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:2891−2898. Link to paper. Media coverage: The Scientist, Phys.Org

Bowers EK, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2012. Experimentally increased egg production constrains future reproduction of female house wrens. Animal Behaviour 83:495−500. Link to paper.

Bowers EK, Sakaluk SK, Thompson CF. 2011. Adaptive sex allocation in relation to hatching synchrony and offspring quality in house wrens. American Naturalist 177:617−629. Link to paper.