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Jason Keagy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Zoology
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824


Borgia, G. and Keagy, J. in press - anticipated publication date February 2015. Sexual selection and cognitive ability: what bowerbirds can teach us. In Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach. D. Irschick, M. Briffa, J. Podos, Eds. John Wiley and Sons.

Borgia, G., Coyle, B. and Keagy, J. 2012. Comment on "Illusions Promote Mating Success in Great Bowerbirds". Science. 337: 292-292. [pdf]

Keagy, J., Savard, J-F, and Borgia. G. 2012. Cognitive ability and the evolution of multiple behavioral display traits. Behavioral Ecology. 23: 448-456. [free-access pdf]

Chappell, M.A., Savard, J-F, Siani, J., Coleman, S.W., Keagy, J., and Borgia, G. 2011. Aerobic capacity in wild satin bowerbirds: repeatability and effects of age, sex and condition. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 3186-3196. [pdf]featured on cover [pdf]

Keagy, J., Savard, J-F, and Borgia, G. 2011. Complex relationship between multiple measures of cognitive ability and male mating success in satin bowerbirds, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus. Animal Behaviour. 81:1063-1070. [pdf]

Savard, J-F, Keagy, J., and Borgia, G. 2011. Blue, not UV, plumage color is important in satin bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus display. Journal of Avian Biology. 42: 80-84. [pdf]

Keagy, J., Savard, J-F, and Borgia, G. 2009. Male satin bowerbird problem-solving ability predicts mating success. Animal Behaviour. 78: 809-817. [pdf]featured in that issue's In Focus section [pdf]

Desrochers, D.W., Keagy, J.C., and Cristol, D.A. 2008. Created versus natural wetlands: Avian communities in Virginia salt marshes. Ecoscience. 15: 36-43. [pdf]

Borgia, G. and Keagy, J. 2006. An inverse relationship between decoration and food colour preferences in satin bowerbirds does not support the sensory drive hypothesis.Animal Behaviour. 72: 1125-1133. [pdf]

Keagy, J.C., Schreiber, S.J., and Cristol, D.A. 2005. Replacing sources with sinks: When do populations begin to go down the drain? Restoration Ecology. 13: 529-553. [pdf]

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