Publications

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  1. Brouwer, L. & Griffith,S.C. Extra-pair paternity in birds. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.15259.
  2. Brouwer, L., Cockburn, A. & van de Pol, M, Integrating fitness components reveals that survival costs outweigh other benefits and costs of group living in two closely related species. The American Naturalist, doi.org/10.1086/706475 .
  3. 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, doi.org/10.1111/evo.13684. (*joint first authors)
  4. 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, doi.org/10.1086/701632.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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-JonesS., 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Brouwer, L., Heg, D. & Taborsky, M. (2005) Experimental evidence for helper effects in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behavioral Ecology 16, 667-673.
  37. 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.
  38. Brouwer, L. & Komdeur, J. (2004) Green nesting material has a function in mate attraction in the European starling. Animal Behaviour 67, 539-548.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.