2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | pre-1999


Burnside R. J., Végvári, Z., Konyhás, S., James, R. and Székely, T. Human disturbance and conspecifics influence display site selection by Great Bustards Otis tarda. Bird Conservation International (in press)

Stoltzfus, A., O’Meara, B., Whitacre, J., Mounce, R., Gillespie, E., Kumar, S., Rosauer, D., and Vos, R. 2012. Sharing and re-use of phylogenetic trees (and associated data) to facilitate synthesis. BMC Research Notes 5:574+ Open Access

Burnside, R.J., Carter, I., Dawes, A., Waters, D., Lock, L., Goriup, P. and T. Székely 2012. The UK great bustard Otis tarda reintroduction trial: a 5 year progress report Oryx 46: 112-121

Küpper, C., J. Augustin, S. Edwards, T. Székely, A. Kosztolányi, T. Burke, D. E. Janes. 2012. Triploid plover female provides support for a role of the W chromosome in avian sex determination. Biology Letters (accepted).

Kosztolányi, A., C. Küpper, O. Chastel, C. Parenteauc, K. T. Ylmaz, Á. Miklósi, T. Székely, Á. Z. Lendvai. 2012. Prolactin stress response does not predict brood desertion in a polyandrous shorebird. Hormones and Behaviour (accepted).

van Dijk, R. E. J. Komdeur & T. Székely. 2012. Nest attendance does not predict offspring desertion by Eurasian penduline tit parents. Ethology (accepted)

Sutherland, W.J., J. A. Alves, T. Amano, C. H. Chang, N. C. Davidson, C. M. Finlayson, J. A. Gill, R. E. Gill, Jr., P. M. González, T. G. Gunnarsson, D. Kleijn, C. J. Spray, T. Székely, D.
B.A. Thompson. 2012. An horizon scanning assessment of current and potential future threats facing migratory shorebirds. Ibis (accepted).

AlRashidi, M., M. Shobrak & T. Székely. 2012. Integrating spatial data and nesting locations to predict the future impact of global warming on coastal habitats: A case study of shorebirds in Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences (accepted)


Mounce, R. C. P. & Wills, M. A. 2011. Phylogenetic position of Diania challenged. Nature 476(7359) link to publisher site (paywalled) link to self-archived PDF (free, full access)

AlRashidi, M., A. Kosztolányi, M. Shobrak, C. Küpper & T. Székely.  2011. Parental cooperation in an extreme hot environment: natural  behaviour and experimental evidence. Animal Behaviour 82(2): 235-243 link

O’Connor, A., Moncrieff, C. & Wills, M. A. 2011. Variation in stratigraphic congruence (GER) through the Phanerozoic and across higher taxa is partially determined by sources of bias. Journal of the Geological Society 358: 31-52 link

Gerber, S. & Hopkins, M. J. 2011. Mosaic heterochrony and evolutionary modularity: the trilobite genus Zacanthopsis as a case study. Evolution 65(11): 3241–3252 link

AlRashidi, M., A. Kosztolányi, M. Shobrak & T. Székely. 2011. Breeding ecology of the Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus in Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia (Aves: Charadriiformes). Zoology in the Middle East 53: 15-24 abstract

AlRashidi, M., P. R. Long, M. O’Connell, M. Shobrak & T. Székely. 2011. Use of remote sensing to identify suitable breeding habitat for the Kentish plover and estimate population size along the western coast of Saudi Arabia. Wader Study Group Bulletin

Végvári, Zs, Z. Barta, P. Mustakallio & T. Székely. 2011. Consistent avoidance of human disturbance over large geographic distances by a migratory bird. Biology Letters 7(6):814-817 link

Bot, S., D. Brinkhuizen, Á. Pogány, T. Székely & R. van Dijk. 2011. Penduline tits in Eurasia: distribution, identification and systematics. Dutch Birding 33: 177-187

Kosztolanyi, A., Z. Barta, C. Küpper & T. Székely. 2011. Persistence of an extreme male-biased adult sex ratio in a natural population of polyandrous bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24(8): 1842-1846 link

Kelsh, R., T. Székely & S Stuart. 2011. Why should biomedical scientists care about biodiversity? Current Biology 21: 210-211 link

Remeš, V. & T. Székely. 2010. Domestic chickens defy Rensch’s rule: sexual size dimorphism in chicken breeds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(12), 2754-2759 link

Gerber, S. 2011. Comparing the differential filling of morphospace and allometric space through time: the morphological and developmental dynamics of early Jurassic ammonoids. Paleobiology 37: 369-382 link

Hrčkova, G., Miterpáková, M., O’Connor, A., Šnábel, V. & Olson, P. D. (2011) Molecular and morphological circumscription of Mesocestoides tapeworms from red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in central Europe. Parasitology 138(5): 638 – 647. link

Gerber, S., G. J. Eble & P. Neige. 2011. Developmental aspects of morphological disparity dynamics: a simple analytical exploration. Paleobiology 37: 237-251 link

St Clair, J.J.H., S. Poncet, D. K. Sheehan, T. Székely and G. M. Hilton (2011) Responses of an island endemic invertebrate to rodent invasion and eradication. Animal Conservation 14(1) 66-73 link

St Clair, J.J.H. (2011) The impacts of invasive rodents on island invertebrates. Biological Conservation 144(1) 68-81 link


Dos Remedios, N., P.L.M. Lee, T. Székely, D.A. Dawson & C. Küpper (2010) Molecular sex-typing in shorebirds: a review of an essential method for research in evolution, ecology and conservation. Wader Study Group Bulletin 117(2): 109-118

Burns, F., Székely, T. & Bolton, M. (2010) Leg flags versus colour rings: a comparison of marking methods using a small shorebird, the St Helena Wirebird. Wader Study Group Bulletin 117(2) 131-134

Küpper, C., A. Kosztolányi, J. Augustin, D. A. Dawson, T. Burke & T. Székely. 2010. Heterozygosity-fitness correlations of conserved microsatellite markers in Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular Ecology 19(23): 5172-5185 link

Webb, T.J., V. A. Olson, T. Székely & R. P. Freckleton. 2010. Who cares? Quantifying the evolution of division of parental effort. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 1: 221-230 link

Sol, D, N. Garcia, A Iwaniuk, K Davis, A Meade, A Boyle & T. Székely. 2010. Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds. PLoS One 5: e9617 link

Moskát, Cs., M Bán, T. Székely, J. Komdeur, R W. G. Lucassen, L A van Boheemen & M E. Hauber. 2010. Discordancy or template-based recognition? Dissecting the cognitive basis of the rejection of foreign eggs in hosts of avian brood parasites. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1976-1983 link

St Clair, J.J.H., Garcia-Pena, G., Woods, R.W. & Székely, T. (2010) Presence of mammalian predators decreases tolerance to human disturbance in a breeding shorebird. Behavioral Ecology, 21(6), 1285-1292 link

Amano, T.Székely, T., Koyama, K., Amano, H, Sutherland, W.J. (2010) A framework for monitoring the status of populations: an example from wader populations in the East Asian-Australasian flyway. Biological Conservation 143, 2238-2247

Székely, T., Sutherland, W. J. (2010) Hunting the cause of a population crash Nature 466, 448

Fessl, B., Young, H. G., Young, R.P., Rodriguez-Matamoros, J., Dvorak, M., Tebbich, S., Fa, J.E. (2010) How to save the rarest Darwin’s finch from extinction: the mangrove finch on Isabela Island. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 365, 1019-1030

Young, R.P., Jn Baptiste, T., Dornelly, A., Temple, H., Whitehead, H., Young, H.G. and Morton, M.N. (2010) Potential impacts of tourist developments in St Lucia on the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus. Bird Conservation International 20(4), 354-364 link

Guillera-Arroita G., Lahoz-Monfort J.J., Milner-Gulland E.J., Young R.P. and Nicholson E. (2010) Using occupancy as a state variable for monitoring the Critically Endangered Alaotran gentle lemur Hapalemur alaotrensis. Endangered Species Research 11:157-166.

van Dijk, R.E., Mészáros, L.A., van der Velde, M., Székely, T., Pogány, Á., Szabad, J. and Komdeur, J. 2010. Nest desertion is not predicted by cuckoldry in the Eurasian penduline tit. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64(9), 1425-1435 link

van Dijk, R.E., Pogány, Á., Komdeur, J., Lloyd, P. and Székely, T. 2010. Sexual conflict predicts morphology and behavior in two species of penduline tits. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 107.

St Clair, J.J.H., Herrmann, P., Woods, R.W. & Székely, T. (2010) Female-biased incubation and strong diel sex-roles in the Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus. Journal of Ornithology 151(4), 811-816 link

AlRashidi, M. Kosztolányi, A. Küpper, C. Cuthill, I.C. Javed, S and Székely, T. (2010) The influence of a hot environment on parental cooperation of a ground-nesting shorebird, the Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus. Frontiers in Zoology 7: 1 link

St Clair, J.J.H., Küpper, C., Herrmann, P., Woods, R.W. & Székely, T. (2010) Unusual incubation sex-roles in the Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus. Ibis 152(2) 402-404

van Dijk, R.E., Brinkhuizen, D.M., Székely, T., and Komdeur, J. Parental care strategies of the sequentially polygamous Eurasian penduline tit are independent of breeding density. Behaviour 147(12), 1551-1565 link

Brede EG, Long PR, Zefania S, Rabenandrasana M, Szekely T, Bruford MW. PCR primers for microsatellite loci in a Madagascan waterbird, the Sakalava rail (Amaurornis olivieri). Molecular Ecology Resources 2(S1), 273-277 link

Zefania S, Razafimahatatra M, Faria P, Bruford MW, Long PR, Szekely T. Sexual size dimorphism in breeding plovers Charadrius spp. of Madagascar. Ostrich 81, 173-178 link


Tjørve, K.C., García-Peña, G.E., and Székely, T. 2009. Chick growth rates in Charadriides: comparative analyses of breeding climate, development mode and parental care. Journal of Avian Biology, in press

García-Peña, G.E., Thomas, G. H., Reynolds, J. D., and Székely, T. 2009. Breeding systems, climate and the evolution of migration in shorebirds. Behavioral Ecology, in press.

Young, R.P., Jn Baptiste, T., Dornelly, A., Temple, H., Whitehead, H., Young, H.G. & Morton, M.N. (In press) Potential impacts of tourist developments in St Lucia on the Endangered White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus. Bird Conservation International.

Dawson DA, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Stewart IRK, Ball AD, Durrant KL, Hansson B, Bacon I, Bird S, Klein A, Krupa AP, Lee JW, Martín-Gálvez D, Simeoni M, Smith G, Spurgin LG, Burke T. New methods to identify conserved microsatellite loci and develop primer sets of high crossspecies utility – as demonstrated for birds. Molecular Ecology Resources (in press)

Küpper C, Augustin J, Kosztolányi A, Burke T, Figuerola J, Székely T. (2009) Kentish versus snowy plover: Phenotypic and genetic analyses of /Charadrius alexandrinus/ reveal divergence of Eurasian and American subspecies. AUK 126:839-852

Klein A, Horsburgh GJ, Küpper C, Major A, Lee PLM, Hoffmann G, Mátics R, Dawson DA (2009) Microsatellite markers characterized in the barn owl (Tyto alba) are of high-utility in other owls (Strigiformes: AVES). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1512-1519

Kosztolányi A, Javed S, Küpper C, Cuthill IC, Al Shamsi A, Székely T (2009) Breeding ecology of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus in an extremely hot environment. Bird Study 56:244-253

Jenner RA, Ni Dhubhghaill C, Ferla MP, Wills MA. (2009) Eumalacostracan phylogeny and total evidence: limitations of the usual suspects. BMC Evolutionary Biology DOI:10.1186/1471-2148-9-21

Harrison, F & Buckling, A (2009) Siderophore cooperation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Frontiers in Bioscience S1:250-263 (Invited review)


Young, R.P., Toto Volahy, A., Bourou, R., Lewis, R., Durbin, J. & Fa, J.E. (2008). Estimating the population of the Endangered flat-tailed tortoise Pyxis planicauda in the deciduous, dry forest of western Madagascar: a monitoring baseline. Oryx, 42: 252-258. doi:10.1017/S0030605308006844

Trewby, I., Wilson, G.J., Delahay, R., Walker, N., Young, R., Davison, J., Cheeseman, C., Robertson, P., Gorman, M. & McDonald, R.A. (2008). Experimental evidence of competitive release in sympatric carnivores. Biology Letters, 4: 170-172. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0516

Wills MA, Barrett PM, Heathcote JF. (2008) The modified gap excess ratio (GER*) and the stratigraphic congruence of dinosaur phylogenies. Systematic Biology 57: 891-904.

Küpper C, Burke T, Székely T, Dawson DA. (2008) Enhanced cross-species utility of conserved microsatellite markers in shorebirds and allies. BMC Genomics 9:502

Young RP, Toto Volahy A, Bourou R, Lewis R, Durbin J, Wright TJ, Hounsome TD, Fa JE (2008). A baseline estimate of population size for monitoring the endangered Madagascar giant jumping rat Hypogeomys antimena. Oryx 42:, 584-591.

van Dijk, R.E., Székely, T. (2008) Post-fertilization reproductive strategies. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester

Benton, T.G., St Clair, J.J.H. and Plaistow, S.J. (2008) Maternal effects mediated by maternal age: from life-histories to population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology (in press). doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01434.x

Jenner, R. A. (2008). Evo-devo’s identity: from model organisms to developmental types. In, Evolving pathways: key themes in evolutionary developmental biology, A. Minelli and G. Fusco (eds.), pp. 100-119. Cambridge University Press

Jenner, R. A. and Littlewood, D. T. J. (2008). Problematica old and new. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 1503-1512.

van Dijk, R.E., Komdeur, J., van der Velde, M., Szentirmai, I., Yang, X., ffrench-Constant, R., Székely, T. (2008) Offspring sex ratio in the sequentially polygamous penduline tit Remiz pendulinus. Journal of Ornithology 149: 521-527

Zefania S, ffrench-Constant R, Long PR, Székely T. (2008) Breeding distribution and ecology of the threatened Madagascar Plover Charadrius thoracicus. Ostrich (in press).

Kingma, S.,Szentirmai, I., Székely, T., Bokony, V., Bleeker, M., Liker, A., Komdeur, J. (2008) Sexual selection and the function of a melanin-based plumage ornament in promiscuous penduline tits Remiz pendulinus. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 1277-1288

Olson, V.A, Liker A, Freckleton RP, Székely, T. (2008) Parental conflict in birds: comparative analyses of offspring development, ecology and mating opportunities. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (in press).

Adamowicz SJ, Purvis A, Wills MA. (2008) Increasing morphological complexity as a major evolutionary trend in the Crustacea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 4786-4791

Long, P.R., Zefania, S., ffrench-Constant, R., Szekely, T. Estimating population size of an endangered shorebird, the Madagascar plover, using a habitat suitability model. Animal Conservation 11: 118-127

van Dijk, R.E., Pilon, A.E., Szentirmai, I., Székely, T., and Komdeur, J. The influence
of habitat structure on sexual conflict over care in Penduline Tits. Ardea 96: 3-11

Jensen, R.A., Madsen, J. O’Connell, M.J. & Wisz, M.S. & Mehlum, F. (2008). Prediction of the distribution of Arctic-nesting pink-footed geese under a warmer climate scenario. Global Change Biology 14: 1-10


Székely T, Kosztolányi A , Küpper C, Thomas G (2007) Sexual conflict over parental care: a case study of shorebirds Journal of Ornithology 148:211

Dale, J, Dunn, P.O., Figuerola, J., Lislevand, T., Székely, T., Whittingham, L.A. (2007) Sexual selection explains Rensch’s rule of allometry for sexual size dimorphism. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274, 2971-2979.

Székely, T. & A. Gaillard. 2007. Conserving biodiversity using patent law. Nature Biotechnology 25: 1087 – 1088.

Jenner R & Wills MA. (2007) The choice of model organisms in evo-devo. Nature Reviews Genetics 8, 311-319.

Wills MA. (2007) Fossil ghost ranges are most common in some of the oldest and some of the youngest strata. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 74, 2421-7.

Cobbett A, Wilkinson M & Wills MA. (2007) Fossils impact as hard as living taxa in parsimony analyses of morphology. Systematic Biology 56, 753-66.

van Dijk, R.E., Szentirmai, Komdeur, J., and Székely, T. (2007). Sexual conflict over parental care in Penduline Tits Remiz pendulinus: the process of clutch desertion. Ibis 149: 530-534.

Bouwman, K.M., van Dijk, R.E., Wijmenga, J.J., Komdeur, J. (2007). Older male reed buntings are more successful at gaining extrapair fertilizations. Animal Behaviour 73: 15-27

Küpper C, Horsburgh GJ, Dawson DA, ffrench-Constant R, Székely T, Burke T. (2007) Characterisation of 36 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) including two sex-linked loci and their amplification in four other Charadrius species. Mol Ecol Notes 7: 35-39

Sol D, Székely, T., Liker, A., Lefebre, L. (2007) Big-brained birds survive better in nature. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 274: 755-761.

Long P.R., Székely, T., Kerhaw, M. & O’Connell, M. (2007) Ecological factors and human threats both drive wildfowl population declines. Animal Conservation 10: 183-191


Thomas, G. H., Lanctot, R. B. & T. Székely. (2006) Can intrinsic factors explain population declines in North American shorebirds? A comparative analysis. Animal Conservation 9(3): 252-258

Thomas, G. H., Freckleton, R. P. & T. Székely. 2006. Comparative analyses of the influence of developmental mode on phenotypic diversification rates in shorebirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 273: 1619-1624

Thomas, R. J., T. Székely, R. F. Powell and I. C. Cuthill. 2006. Eye size, foraging methods and the timing of foraging in shorebirds. Functional Ecology 20(1): 157-165

Raihani, G, T. Székely, M A Serrano-Meneses, C Pitra & P Goriup. 2006. The influence of sexual selection and male agility on sexual size dimorphism in bustards (Otididae). Animal Behaviour 71(4): 833-838


Kosztolanyi,A., T. Székely, I C Cuthill, K T Yilmaz & S Berberoglu. 2006. Ecological constraints on breeding system evolution: the influence of habitat on brood desertion in Kentish plover. Journal of Animal Ecology 75(1): 257-265

Bleeker M, Kingma SA, Szentirami I, Székely T, Komdeur J. 2005.Body condition and parental behaviour in penduline tits. Behaviour 142(11): 1465-1478

Liker A & Székely T. 2005. Mortality costs of sexual selection and parental care in natural populations of birds. Evolution 59(4): 890-897

Pollitt JR, Fortey RA & Wills MA. 2005. The systematics of the trilobite families Lichidae Hawle & Corda, 1847 and Lichakephalidae Tripp, 1957: a parsimony and bayesian approach. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 3: 225-241

Houston AI, Székely T & McNamara JM. 2005. Conflict over parental care. Trends in Ecol Evol 20: 33-38.


Küpper C, Kis J, Kosztolányi A, Székely T, Cuthill IC, Blomqvist D. 2004. Genetic mating system and timing of extra-pair fertilizations in the Kentish plover. Behav Ecol Socbiol 57: 32-39.

Lendvai AZ, Kis J, Székely T & Cuthill IC. 2004. An investigation of mate choice based on manipulation of multiple ornaments in the Kentish plover. Animal Behaviour, 67: 703-709.

Osorno JL & Székely T. 2004. Sexual conflict and parental care in magnificent frigatebirds: full compensation by deserted females. Animal Behaviour 68: 337-342.

Székely T. 2004. Shorebirds are declining globally. Conference Proceedings of International Symposium on Migratory Birds, Gunsan, Korea, pp 53-58.

Székely T, Cuthill IC, Yezerinac S, Griffiths R & Kis J. 2004. Brood sex ratio in the Kentish plover. Behavioral Ecology 15: 58-62.

Székely T, Freckleton RP, & Reynolds JD. 2004. Sexual selection explains Rensch’s rule of size dimorphism in shorebirds. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences US, 101: 12224 – 12227.

Székely T, Kis J & Kosztolányi A. 2004. Using a mobile hide in wader research. Wader Study Group Bulletin 103: 40-41.

Szentirmai I & Székely T. 2004. Diurnal variation in nest material use by the Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus. Ibis 146: 535-537.

Thomas GH, Wills MA & Székely T. 2004. Phylogeny of shorebirds, gulls, and alcids (Aves: Charadrii) from the cytochrome-b gene: parsimony, Bayesian inference, minimum evolution and quartet puzzling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30: 516-256.

Thomas GH, Wills MA & Székely T. 2004. A supertree approach to shorebird phylogeny. BMC Evolutionary Biology 4: 28.


Blomqvist D, Andersson M, Küpper C, Cuthill IC, Kis J, Lanctot RB, Sandercock BK, Székely T, Wallander J & Kempenaers B. 2003. Why birds engage in extrapair copulations: a reply to Griffith & Montgomerie. Nature 422: 833-834.

Bokony V, Liker A, Székely T & Kis J. 2003. Melanin-based plumage colouration and flight displays in plovers and allies. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 270: 2491-2497.

Buckling A, Wills MA & Colegrave N. 2003. Adaptation limits diversification of experimental bacterial populations. Science (Washington DC) 302: 2107-2109.

Kis J. & Székely T. 2003. Sexually dimorphic breast-feathers in the Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus. Acta Zoologica Hungarica 49: 103-110.

Kosztolányi A, Székely T & Cuthill IC. 2003. Why do both parents incubate in the Kentish plover? Ethology 109: 645-658.

Moskát C, Székely T, Kisbenedek T, Karcza Z & Bártol I. 2003.The importance of nest cleaning in egg rejection behaviour of great reed warblers Acrocephalus arundinaceus. Journal of Avian Biology 34: 16-19.

Lindenfors P, Székely T & Reynolds JD. 2003. Directional changes in sexual size dimorphism in shorebirds, gulls and alcids. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 1-9.

Sharpe F & Rosell F. 2003. Time budget and sex differences in the Eurasian beaver. Animal Behaviour 66: 1059-1067.

Thomas GH, Székely T & Sutherland WJ. 2003. Publication bias in waders. Wader Study Group Bulletin 100: 216-223.


Balshine-Earn S, Kempenaers B & Székely T. 2002. Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 357: 237-240.

Barta Z, Houston AI, McNamara JM & Székely T. 2002. Sexual conflict about parental care: the role of reserves. American Naturalist 159: 687-705.

Blomqvist D, Andersson M, Küpper C, Cuthill IC, Kis J, Lanctot RB, Sandercock BK, Székely T, Wallander J & Kempenaers B. 2002. Genetic similarity between mates explains extra-pair parentage in three species of waders. Nature 419: 613-615.

Kosztolányi A & Székely T. 2002. Using a transponder system to monitor incubation routines of Snowy Plovers. Journal of Field Ornithology 73: 199-205.

McNamara JM, Houston AI, Székely T, & Webb JN. 2002. Do parents make independent decisions about desertion? Animal Behaviour 64: 147-149.

Szentirmai I. & Székely T. 2002. Do Kentish plovers regulate the amount of their nest material? An experimental test. Behaviour 139: 847-859.

Thomas RJ, Székely T, Cuthill IC, Harper DGC, Newson SE, Frayling TD & Wallis PD. 2002. Eye size in birds and the timing of song at dawn. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269: 831-837.

Webb JN, Székely T, Houston AI & McNamara JM. 2002. A theoretical analysis of the energetic costs and consequences of parental care decisions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 357: 331-340.

Wills MA. 2002. The tree of life and the rock of ages: Are we getting better at estimating phylogeny? BioEssays 24: 203-207.


Liker A, Reynolds JD & Székely T. 2001. The evolution of egg size in socially polyandrous shorebirds. Oikos 95: 3-14.

Szentirmai I, Kosztolányi A & Székely T. 2001. Daily changes in body mass of incubating Kentish plovers. Ornis Hungarica 11: 27-32.

Wills MA. 2001. How good is the fossil record of arthropods? An assessment using the stratigraphic congruence of cladograms. Geological Journal 36: 187-210.


Airey DC, Buchanan KL, Székely T, Catchpole CK, & DeVoogd TJ. 2000. Song, sexual selection and a song control nucleus (HVc) in the brains of European sedge warblers. Journal of Neurobiology 44: 1-6.

Benton MJ, Wills MA & Hitchin R. 2000. Quality of the fossil record through time. Nature (London) 403: 534-537.

Kis J, Liker A & Székely T. 2000. Nest defence by parent lapwings: observations on natural behaviour and an experiment. Ardea 88: 155-163.

McNamara JM, Székely T, Webb JN & Houston AI. 2000. A dynamic game-theoretic model of parental care. Journal of Theoretical Biology 205: 605-623.

Székely T, Cuthill IC. 2000. Trade-off between mating opportunities and parental care: brood desertion by female Kentish plovers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267: 2087-2092.

Székely T, Reynolds JD & Figuerola J. 2000. Sexual size dimorphism in shorebirds, gulls and alcids: the influence of sexual and natural selection. Evolution 54: 1404-1413.

Wills MA & Fortey RA. 2000. The shape of life: How much is written in stone? Bioessays 22: 1142-1152.


Benton MJ, Hitchin R & Wills MA. 1999. Assessing congruence between cladistic and stratigraphic data. Systematic Biology 48: 581-596.

Liker A & Székely T. 1999. Parental behaviour in the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus. Ibis 141: 608-614.

Liker A & Székely T. 1999. Mating pattern and mate choice in the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus. Ornis Hungarica 8-9:13-25.

Székely T & Cuthill IC. 1999. Brood desertion in Kentish Plover: the value of parental care. Behavioral Ecology 10: 185-190.

Székely T, Cuthill IC & Kis J. 1999. Brood desertion in Kentish Plover: sex differences in remating opportunities. Behavioral Ecology 10: 191-197.

Webb, JN, Houston AI, McNamara JM & Székely T. 1999. A game-theoretic framework for variable patterns of parental care. Animal Behaviour 58: 983-993. Wills MA. 1999. Congruence between phylogeny and stratigraphy: Randomization tests and the gap excess ratio. Systematic Biology 48: 559-580.

Selected pre-1999 publications

Székely, T. & I.C. Cuthill. 1999. Brood desertion in Kentish Plover: the value of parental care. Behavioral Ecology 10: 185-190.

Székely, T., I.C. Cuthill & J. Kis. 1999. Brood desertion in Kentish Plover: sex differences in remating opportunities. Behavioral Ecology 10: 191-197.

DeVoogd, T.J. & T. Székely. 1998. Causes of avian song: Using neurobiology to integrate proximate and ultimate levels of analysis. IN ‘A synthetic approach to studying animal cognition’, I. Pepperberg, A. Kamil & R. Balda (eds), Academic Press, New York, 337-380.

Barta, Z. & T. Székely. 1997. The optimal shape of avian eggs. Functional Ecology 11: 656-662.

Székely, T., C.K. Catchpole, A. DeVoogd, Zs. Marchl & T.J. DeVoogd. 1996. Evolutionary changes in a song control area of the brain (HVC) are associated with evolutionary changes in song repertoire among European warblers (Sylviidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 263: 607-610.

Székely, T. & J.D. Reynolds. 1995. Evolutionary transitions in parental care in shorebirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 262: 57-64.

Comments are closed.