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  1. Rowe M, van Oort A, Brouwer L, Lifjeld JT, Webster MS, Welklin JF, Baldassarre DT. (2022) Sperm numbers as a paternity guard in a wild bird. Cells, 11, 231. cells11020231
  2. Odom, K. Cain, K.E., Hall, M.L., Langmore, N.E., Mulder, R., Kleindorfer, S., Karubian, J., Enbody, E.J., Jones, J., Dowling, J.L., Leitão, A.V., Greig, E.I., Evans, C., Brouwer, L., Johnson, A.E., Meyers, K.K-A., Araya-Salas, M., and Webster, M.S. (2021) Sex role similarity and sexual selection predict male and female song elaboration and dimorphism in fairy-wrens. Ecology & Evolution.
  3. van de Pol, M. & Brouwer, L. (2021) Cross-lags and the unbiased estimation of life-history and demographic parameters.  Journal of Animal Ecology
  4. Colombelli-Négrel,D., Hauber, M.E., Evans, C., Katsis, A.C., Brouwer, L., Adreani, N.M. & Kleindorfer, S. (2021) Too young to learn? Avian vocal learners and non-learners both learn to respond to sound in ovo. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
  5. Cockburn, A. Penalba, JG, Jaccoud, D., Killian, A., Brouwer, L., Double, MC, Margraf, N, Osmond, HL & Kruuk, LEB, van de Pol, M. (2021) HIPHOP: Improved paternity assignment among close relatives using a simple exclusion method for biallelic markers. Molecular Ecology Resources
  6. Brouwer, L. & Cockburn, A. (2020) Experimental vacancies do not induce dispersal despite habitat saturation in a cooperative breeder. Biology Letters, 20190757.
  7. de Villemereuil P, Charmantier A, Arlt D, Bize P, Brekke P, Brouwer L, et al. Fluctuating optimum and temporally variable selection on breeding date in birds and mammals. (2020) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  8. Brouwer, L., Cockburn, A. & van de Pol, M. (2020) Integrating fitness components reveals that survival costs outweigh other benefits and costs of group living in two closely related species. The American Naturalist, 195, 201-215.
  9. van de Pol, M., Brouwer, L. & Cockburn, A. (2020). R package hiphop: Parentage Assignment using Bi-Allelic Genetic Markers. Statistical software. CRAN – Package hiphop (
  10. Brouwer, L. & Griffith, S. C. (2019) Extra-pair paternity in birds. Molecular Ecology, 28: 4864-4882.
  11. Lichtenauer, W*. van de Pol, M, Cockburn, A. & Brouwer, L*. (2019). Indirect fitness benefits through extra-pair mating are large for an inbred small part of the population, but cannot explain widespread infidelity. Evolution, 73: 467-480. (*shared first authors).
  12. Cain, KE, ML Hall, I Medina, AV Leitao, K Delhey, Brouwer L, A Peters, S Pruett-Jones, MS Webster, NE Langmore, RA Mulder (2019). Conspicuous plumage does not increase predation risk: a continent-wide test using model songbirds. The American Naturalist, 193:3, 359-372.
  13. MacLeod, K.J. & Brouwer, L. (2018) Social context dependent provisioning rules in red-winged fairy-wrens do not vary with signals of increased chick need. Animal Behaviour, 43, 105-111.
  14. Gardner, J., Rowley, E., de Rebeira, P., de Rebeira, A. & Brouwer, L. (2018) Associations between changing climate and body condition over decades in two southern hemisphere passerine birds. Climate Change Responses, 5:2.
  15. Brouwer,L., van de Pol M., Aranzamendi N., Bain G., Baldassare D., Brooker,L.C, Brooker,M.G., Colombelli-Négrel D., Enbody E., Hall M.L., Karubian J., Kingma S.A., Kleindorfer,S., Mulder,R., Peters,A.,Pruett-Jones,S., Tarvin,K., Thrasher,D.J., Varian-Ramos,C., Webster,M.S.& Cockburn A. (2017) Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Molecular Ecology, 26 6717–6729.
  16. Gardner, J., Rowley, E., de Rebeira, P., de Rebeira, A. & Brouwer, L. (2017) Effects of extreme weather on two sympatric Australian passerine bird species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 20160148.
  17. Hammers, M. & Brouwer, L. (2017) Rescue behaviour in a social bird: removal of sticky ‘bird-catcher tree’ seeds by group members. Behaviour 154 (4) 403-411.
  18. Komdeur, J., Richardson, D.S., Hammers, M., Eikenaar, C., Brouwer, L. & Kingma, S.A. (2017) The evolution of cooperative breeding in vertebrates II. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Wiley, Chichester DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021218.pub2.
  19. van de Pol, M.,Bailey, L. McLean, N. Rijsdijk, L., Lawson, C. & Brouwer, L. (2016)Identifying the best climatic predictors in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 10 1246-1257. DOI 10.1111/2041-210X.12590.
  20. Lejeune, L., van de Pol, M., Cockburn, A., Louter, M., & Brouwer, L. (2016)Male and female helper effects on maternal investment and carers survival in the cooperatively breeding red-winged fairy-wren. Behavioral Ecology 27(6): 1841-1850. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw121.
  21. Cockburn, A., Brouwer, L., Margraf, N., Osmond, H.L & van de Pol, M. (2016) Making the worst of a good job: cooperative breeding in superb fairy-wrens. In Cooperative Breeding: Studies of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (ed. W.D. Koenig & J.L. Dickinson). Cambridge University Press.
  22. Wright, D.J., Brouwer, L., Mannarelli, M., Komdeur, J. Burke T. & Richardson D.S. (2016)Social pairing of Seychelles warblers under reduced constraints: the roles of MHC, age and neutral heterozygosity. Behavioral Ecology, 27, 295-303.
  23. Brouwer, L., van de Pol, M. & Cockburn, A. (2014) The role of social environment on parental care: offspring benefit more from the presence of female than male helpers. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 491-503.
  24. Brouwer, L., van de Pol, M. & Cockburn, A. (2014) Habitat geometry does not affect levels of extrapair paternity in an extremely unfaithful fairy-wren. Behavioral Ecology 25(3), 531-537.
  25. van de Pol, M., Brouwer, L., Brooker, L.C., Brooker, M.G., Colombelli-Negrel, D., Hall, M.L., Langmore, N.E., Peters, A., Pruett-Jones, S., Russell, E.M., Webster, M.S. & Cockburn, A. (2013) Problems with using large-scale oceanic climate indices to compare climatic sensitivities across populations and species. Ecography, 36, 249-255.
  26. Cockburn, A., Brouwer, L., Double, M.C., Margraf, N. & van de Pol, M. (2013) Evolutionary origins and persistence of infidelity in Malurus: the least faithful birds. Emu, 113, 208-217.
  27. Brouwer, L. Richardson, D.S. & Komdeur, J. (2012) Helpers at the nest improve late-life offspring performance: evidence from a long-term study and a cross-foster experiment. PLoS ONE 7: e33167.
  28. Schut, E., Magrath, M.J.L., Brouwer, L., van der Velde, M., Westerdahl, H. & Komdeur, J. (2012) Evidence for assortative social pairing according to MHC-I heterozygosity in the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). In: Fitting genes. University of Groningen. ISBN: 978-90-367-5391-3.
  29. Brouwer, L., van de Pol, M., Atema, E. & Cockburn, A. (2011) Strategic promiscuity helps avoid inbreeding at multiple levels in a cooperative breeder where both sexes are philopatric. Molecular Ecology 20, 4796-4807.
  30. Brouwer, L., Barr, I., van de Pol, M., Burke, T., Komdeur, J. & Richardson, D.S.(2010)MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilisations. Molecular Ecology 19, 3444-3455.
  31. van de Pol, M., Brouwer, L., Ens, B.J., Oosterbeek, K. & Tinbergen, J.M. (2010) Fluctuating selection and the maintenance of individual and sex-specific diet specialization in free-living oystercatchers. Evolution 64, 836-851.
  32. Eikenaar, C., Brouwer, L., Komdeur, J. & Richardson, D.S. (2010) Sex biased natal dispersal is not a fixed trait in a stable population of Seychelles warblers. Behaviour 147, 1577-1590.
  33. van de Pol, M., Ens, B.J., Heg, D.H., Brouwer, L., Krol, J., Maier, M., Exo, K-M., Oosterbeek, K., Lok, T., Eising, C. & Koffijberg, K. (2010) Do changes in the frequency, magnitude and timing of extreme climatic events threaten the population viability of shorebirds? Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 720-730.
  34. Brouwer, L., Tinbergen, J.M., Both, C., Bristol, R., Richardson, D.S. & Komdeur, J. (2009) Experimental evidence for density dependent reproduction in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ecology 90, 729-741.
  35. Eikenaar, C., Richardson, D.S., Brouwer, L., Bristol, R. & Komdeur, J. (2009) Experimental evaluation of sex differences in territory acquisition in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology 20, 207-214.
  36. Brouwer, L., Groothuis, T.G.G., Vedder, O., Eikenaar, C., Richardson, D.S. & Komdeur, J. (2009) Do primary males physiologically suppress subordinate males? An experiment in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ethology 115, 576-587.
  37. van de Pol, M., Ens, B.J., Oosterbeek, K., Brouwer, L., Verhulst, S., Tinbergen, J.M., Rutten, A.L. & de Jong, M. (2009) Oystercatchers’ bill shapes as a proxy for diet specialization: more differentiation than meets the eye. Ardea 97, 335-347.
  38. Heg, D., Heg-Bachar, Z., Brouwer, L. & Taborsky, M. (2008) Experimentally induced helper dispersal in colonially breeding cooperative cichlids. Environmental Biology of Fishes 83, 191-206.
  39. Eikenaar, C., Richardson, D.S., Brouwer, L. & Komdeur, J. (2008) Sex biased natal dispersal in a closed, saturated population of Seychelles warblers. Journal of Avian Biology 39, 73-80.
  40. Brouwer, L. Komdeur, J. &Richardson, D.S. (2007) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in a bottlenecked island species; a case study on the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology 16, 3134-3144.
  41. Eikenaar, C., Richardson, D.S., Brouwer, L. & Komdeur, J. (2007) Parent presence, delayed dispersal, and territory acquisition in the Seychelles warbler. Behavioral Ecology 18, 874-879.
  42. Brouwer, L., Richardson, D.S., Eikenaar, C. & Komdeur, J. (2006) The role of group size and environmental factors on survival in a cooperatively breeding tropical passerine. Journal of Animal Ecology 12, 1125-1137.
  43. Heg, D., Brouwer, L., Bachar, Z. & Taborsky, M. (2005) Large group size yields group stability in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behaviour 142, 1615-1641.
  44. Brouwer, L., Heg, D. & Taborsky, M. (2005) Experimental evidence for helper effects in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behavioral Ecology 16, 667-673.
  45. Heg, D., Bachar, Z., Brouwer, L. & Taborsky, M. (2004) Predation risk is an ecological constraint for helper dispersal in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 271, 2367-2374.
  46. Brouwer, L. & Komdeur, J. (2004) Green nesting material has a function in mate attraction in the European starling. Animal Behaviour 67, 539-548.
  47. Magrath, M.J.L., Brouwer, L. & Komdeur, J. (2003) Egg size and laying order in relation to offspring sex in the extreme sexually size dimorphic brown songlark, Cinclorhamphus cruralis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54, 240-248.
  48. Magrath, M.J.L., Brouwer, L., van Petersen, A., Berg, M.L. & Komdeur, J. (2003) Breeding behaviour and ecology of the sexually size-dimorphic brown songlark, Cinclorhamphus cruralis. Australian Journal of Zoology 51, 429-441.
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