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46. Hauber ME, Winnicki SK, Hoover JP, Hanley D, and Hays IR (2021) The limits of egg recognition: testing acceptance thresholds of American robins in response to decreasingly egg-shaped objects in the nest. Royal Society Open Science, 8: 201615. Media coverage: The New York Times.

45. Rutledge S*, Carr DE, Hauber ME, & Hanley D (2021) Best of a bad job or masters of illusion: Do nest light conditions make the eggs of brood parasitic brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) more similar to the eggs of their hosts? Ethology, 127: 117-124

44. Hauber ME, Hoover JP, Rhodes OR, Ducay RL, Hanley D (2021) The blunt pole is not a source of more salient recognition cues than the sharp pole for the rejection of model eggs by American robins (Turdus migratorius) Journal of Vertebrate Biology, 70, 20111.1-7

43. Wisocki PA*, Kennelly P, Rojas Rivera I*, Cassey P, Burkey ML, & Hanley D (2020) The global distribution of avian eggshell colours suggest a thermoregulatory benefit of darker pigmentation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4: 148-155 Media coverage: BBC Mundo, Axios, the Conversation, MSN, N+1, PhysOrg, Science News, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, the Guardian, Daily Mail

42. Hamchand R, Hanley D, Prum RO, & Christian Brückner (2020) Expanding the eggshell colour gamut: uroerythrin and bilirubin from tinamou (Tinamidae) eggshells. Scientific Reports, 10, 11264

41. Hauber ME, Kim CR, Goethe C, Hanley D (2020) Self-referent phenotype matching is a poor predictor of egg rejection by American Robins. Journal of Field Ornithology: 10.1111/jofo.12339440.

40. Manna TJ*, Hanley D, Honza M, Capek M, Rutila J, Samaš P, Abolins-Abols, Hauber ME (2020) Fitting different visual models to behavioral patterns of parasitic egg rejection along a natural egg color gradient in a cavity-nesting host species. Vision Research, 167: 54-59

39. Nyklová-Ondrová M*, Hanley D, & Grim T (2020) White stork nest altitude decreases as global temperatures increase. Biologia, 75: 273-278

38. Hauber ME, Dainson M*, Luro A*, Louder AA, & Hanley D (2019) When are egg rejection decisions made? A test using thermochromic eggs in an avian brood parasite host. Animal Cognition, 22:1141-1148

37. Abolins-Abols M, Hanley D, Moskat C, Grim T, & Hauber ME (2019) Anti-parasitic egg rejection by great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) tracks differences across an eggshell color gradient. Behavioural Processes, 166: 103902

36. Hanley D, Gern K*, Hauber ME, & Grim T (2019) Host responses to foreign eggs across the avian visual color space. American Naturalist, 194: 17-27

35. Hanley D, López AV, Fiorini V, Reboreda JC, Grim T, & Hauber ME (2019) Variation in multicomponent recognition cues alter egg rejection decisions: a test of the optimal acceptance threshold hypothesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374: 20180195 Media coverage: Mother Nature Network, Science

34. Dunning J*, Diamond AW, Christmas SE, Cole E-L, Holberton R., Jackson HJ, Kelly KG*, Brown D, Rojas Rivera I*, & Hanley D (2018) Photoluminescence in the bill of the Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica. Bird Study, 65: 570-573 Media coverage: Audubon Magazine

33. Canniff L*, Dainson M*, Hauber ME, López AV, & Hanley D (2018) Probing the limits of egg recognition using egg rejection experiments along phenotypic gradients. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 138: e57512

32. Dinets V, Sokolovskis K, Hanley D, & Hauber ME (2018) Striking difference in response to expanding brood parasites between birds of western and eastern Beringia. Journal of Field Ornithology, 89: 117-125

31. Dearborn DC, Page S, Dainson M*, Hauber ME, & Hanley D (2017) Eggshells as hosts of bacterial communities: an experimental test of the antimicrobial egg coloration hypothesis. Ecology and Evolution, 16: 9711-9719

30. Araos HL, Kroft KL*, Bogardus RM, Chang Y-M, Donohue KR, & Hanley D, Hatch KA, Wilson KW (2017) The Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) — Another species persisting with amphibian chytrid, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, infection. Herpetological Review, 48: 782-786

29. Hanley D, Grim T, Igic B, Samaš P, López AV, Shawkey MD, & Hauber ME (2017) Egg discrimination along a gradient of natural variation in eggshell coloration. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162592 Media coverage: PhysOrg, ScienceDaily, Scienmag

28. Dainson M*, Hauber ME, López AV, Grim T, & Hanley D (2017) Does contrast between eggshell ground and spot coloration affect egg rejection? The Science of Nature, 104: 54

27. Vasas V, Hanley D, Kevan P, & Chittka L (2017) Multispectral images of flowers reveal the adaptive significance of using green receptors for edge detection in bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 203: 301-311

26. Abrahamczyk S, Kessler M, Hanley D, Karger DN, Müller MPJ, Knauer AC, Keller F,  Schwerdtfeger M, & Humphreys AM (2017) Pollinator adaptation and the evolution of floral nectar sugar composition. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30, 112-127

25. Hanley D, ŠulcM*, Brennan PLR, Hauber ME, Grim T, & Honza M (2016) Dynamic egg colour mimicry. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 4192–4202

24. Nyklová-Ondrová M* & Hanley D (2016) The white stork in the Czech Republic: a long term survey In The White Stork: studies in biology, ecology and conservation (Tryjanowski P, Sparks TH, Jerzak L, Eds.) Bogucki Wydaw. Naukowe, Poznań

23. Hanley D, Grim T, Cassey P, & Hauber ME (2015) Not so colourful after all: eggshell pigments constrain avian eggshell colour space. Biology Letters, 11, 20150087 Media coverage: New Scientist, Český rozhla, Olomoucké novinky, Vesmír, Audubon Magazine, Science.

22. Hanley D, Samaš P, Heryán J*, Hauber ME, & Grim T (2015) Now you see it, now you don’t: flushing hosts prior to experimentation can predict their responses to brood parasitism. Scientific Reports, 5, 9060 Media coverage: Česká televise, and 13 other national outlets

21. Hanley D, Samaš P, Hauber ME, & Grim T (2015) Who moved my eggs? An experimental test of the egg arrangement hypothesis for the rejection of brood parasitic eggs. Animal Cognition, 18, 299-305

20. Igic B, Fecheyr-Lippens D, Xiao M, Chan A, Hanley D, Brennan PLR, Grim T, Waterhouse GIN, Hauber ME, Shawkey MD (2015) A nanostructural basis for gloss in avian eggshells. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12, 20141210 Media coverage: National Geographic, The Discovery Channel News, PhysOrg, Science World Report, The Week, IFL Science, Alaska Native News, the New York Times.

19. Thomas DB, Hauber ME, Hanley D, Waterhouse GIN, Fraser S, & Gordon KC (2015) Analysing avian eggshell pigments with Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 2670-2674

18. Fecheyr-Lippens DC, Igic B, D’Alba L, Hanley D, Waterhouse GIN, Grim T, Hauber ME, & Shawkey MD (2015) The cuticle modulates ultraviolet reflectance of avian eggshells. Biology Open, 4, 753–759

17. Verdes A, Cho C, Hossain M, Brennan PLR, Hanley D, Grim T, Hauber M, & Holford M (2015) Nature’s palette: characterization of shared pigments from colourful avian and mollusk shells. PLoS One, 10, e0143545

16. Martin RR, Naftel SJ, Doucet SM, Hanley D, & Weisener CG (2013) Synchrotron radiation analysis in the study of pollution in the ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis): a novel application of the technique. X-ray Spectroscopy, 42, 437-441

15. Hanley D, Miller N, Flockhart DTT, & Norris DR (2013) Forewing pigmentation predicts migration distance in wild-caught migratory monarch butterflies. Behavioral Ecology, 24, 1108-1113 Media coverage: BBC Radio – Dr. Karl and the Naked Scientist, Audubon Magazine.

14. Hanley D (2013) Eggshell conspicuousness is related to paternal brood patch vascularisation in the American thrashers. Avian Biology Research, 6, 163-177

13. Hanley D, Stoddard MC, Cassey P, & Brennan PLR (2013) Eggshell conspicuousness in ground nesting birds: do conspicuous eggshells signal nest location to conspecifics? Avian Biology Research, 6, 147-156

12. Hanley D, Cassey P, & Doucet SM (2013) Parents, predators, parasites, and the evolution of eggshell colour in open nesting birds. Evolutionary Ecology, 27, 593-617

11. Hanley D & Doucet SM (2012) Does environmental contamination influence egg coloration? A long-term study in herring gulls. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 1055-1063 Media coverage: Toronto Star, Guelph Mercury, Guelph Review, University of Windsor Daily news, featured on the University of Guelph homepage, CMU Public Radio in Mt Pleasant, Michigan, Great Lakes Echo.

10. Dearborn DC, Hanley D, Ballantine K*, Cullum J*, & Reeder D (2012) Eggshell colour is more strongly affected by maternal identity than by dietary antioxidants in a captive poultry system. Functional Ecology, 26, 912-920

9. Low C & Hanley D (2012) A perspective on the importance of within-tree variation in mortality risk for a leaf-mining insect. Web Ecology, 12, 27-32

8. Cassey P, Golo M, Lovell PG, & Hanley D (2011) Conspicuous eggs and colourful hypotheses: testing the role of multiple influences on avian eggshell appearance. Avian Biology Research, 4, 185-195

7. Hanley D, Doucet SM, & Dearborn DC (2010) A blackmail hypothesis for the evolution of conspicuous egg coloration in birds. Auk, 127, 453-459 

6. Pitcher TE, Doucet SM, Beausoleil J, & Hanley D (2009) Secondary sexual characters and sperm traits in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Journal of Fish Biology, 74, 1450-1461

5. Hanley D & Doucet SM (2009) Egg coloration in ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis): a test of the sexual signaling hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63, 719-729

4. Hanley D, Heiber G*, & Dearborn DC (2008) Testing an assumption of the sexual signaling hypothesis: does blue-green egg color reflect maternal antioxidant capacity. Condor, 110, 767- 771

3. Hanley D, Minehart W*, & Dearborn DC (2007) Documentation of a polygynous Gray Catbird. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 119, 499-502

2. Hawley DM, Hanley D, Dhondt AA, & Lovette IJ (2006) Molecular evidence for a founder effect in invasive house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations experiencing an emergent disease epidemic. Molecular Ecology, 15, 263-275

1. Haussmann MF, Winkler DW, Huntington CE, Vleck D, Sanneman CE, Hanley D, & Vleck CM (2005) Cell-mediated immunosenescence in birds. Oecologia, 145, 270-275

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