RESEARCH ARTICLES

2018

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Rubenstein, DR. 2018. Animal society. In Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (Vonk, J and TK Schelford, eds.). Springer, New York. In press.

Pikus, AE, S Guindre-Parker and DR Rubenstein. 2018. Testosterone, social status and parental care in a cooperatively breeding bird. Hormones and Behavior 97:85-93.  PDF

 

2017

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Gaynor, KM, JW Solomon, JE Duffy, L Jessell, S Siller and DR Rubenstein. 2017. Development of genome- and transcriptome-derived microsatellites in related species of snapping shrimps with highly duplicated genomes. Molecular Ecology Resources In press.  PDF

Brooks, KC, R Maia, JE Duffy, KM Hultgren and DR Rubenstein. 2017. Ecological generalism facilitates the evolution of sociality in snapping shrimps. Ecology Letters 20:1516-1525.  PDF

Dantzer, B and DR Rubenstein. 2017. Introduction to symposium: the developmental and proximate mechanisms causing individual variation in cooperative behavior. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:560-565.  PDF

S-F Shen, ST Emlen, WD Koenig and DR Rubenstein. 2017. The ecology of cooperative breeding behaviour. Ecology Letters 20:708-720.  PDF

Chak STC, JE Duffy, KM Hultgren and DR Rubenstein. 2017. Evolutionary transitions towards eusociality in snapping shrimps. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:0096.  PDF

Cornwallis, CK, CA Botero, DR Rubenstein, PA Downing, SA West and AS Griffin. 2017. Cooperation facilitates the colonization of harsh environments. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:0057.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and P Abbot. 2017. The evolution of social evolution. In Comparative Social Evolution (Rubenstein DR and P Abbot, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-18.  PDF  

Hultgren KM, JE Duffy and DR Rubenstein. 2017. Sociality in snapping shrimps. In Comparative Social Evolution (Rubenstein DR and P Abbot, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 224-249.  PDF  

Rubenstein DR and P Abbot. 2017. Social synthesis: opportunities for comparative social evolution. In Comparative Social Evolution (Rubenstein DR and P Abbot, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 427-452.  PDF  

 

2016

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Hofmeister, NR and DR Rubenstein. 2016. Environmental variability and the evolution of the glucocorticoid receptor (Nr3c1) in African starlings. Ecology Letters 19:1219-1227.  PDF

Hofmann, HA, SCP Renn and DR Rubenstein. 2016. Introduction to symposium: new frontiers in the integrative study of animal behavior: nothing in neuroscience makes sense except in the light of behavior. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56:1192-1196.  PDF

Rubalcaba JG, V Polo, R Maia, DR Rubenstein and JP Veiga. 2016. Sexual and natural selection in the evolution of extended phenotypes: the use of green nesting material in starlings. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:1585-1592.  PDF  

Jeffrey NW, KM Hultgren, TCS Chak, TR Gregory and DR Rubenstein. 2016. Patterns of genome size variation in snapping shrimp. Genome 59:393-402.  PDF  

Maia R, DR Rubenstein and MD Shawkey. 2016. Selection, constraint and the evolution of coloration in African starlings. Evolution 70:1064-1079.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, CA Botero and EA Lacey. 2016. Discrete but variable structure of animal societies leads to the false perception of a social continuum. Royal Society Open Science 3:160147.  PDF

Keen SC, CD Meliza, JA Piloswky and DR Rubenstein. 2016. Song in a social and sexual context: vocalizations signal identity and rank in both sexes of a cooperative breeder. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:46.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, HE Skolnik, A Berrio, F Champagne, S Phelps and J Solomon. 2016. Sex-specific fitness effects of unpredictable early life conditions are associated with DNA methylation in the avian glucocorticoid receptor. Molecular Ecology 25:1714-1728.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2016. Superb starlings: cooperation and conflict in an unpredictable environment. In Cooperative Breeding in Verterbates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (Koenig WD and JL Dickinson, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-196.  PDF

 

2015

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Rubenstein DR and HA Hofmann. 2015. Proximate pathways underlying social behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6:154-159.  PDF

Chak TCS, DR Rubenstein and JE Duffy. 2015. Social control of reproduction and breeding monopolization in the eusocial snapping shrimp Synalpheus elizabethae. The American Naturalist 186:660-668.  PDF

Pollack LJ and DR Rubenstein. 2015. The fitness consequences of kin-biased dispersal in a cooperatively breeding bird. Biology Letters 11:20150336.  PDF

Chak TCS, JE Duffy and DR Rubenstein. 2015. Reproductive skew drives patterns of sexual dimorphism in sponge-dwelling snapping shrimps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282:20150342.  PDF

Apakupakul K and DR Rubenstein. 2015. Bateman’s principle is reversed in a cooperatively breeding bird. Biology Letters 11:20150034.  PDF

Taborsky M, HA Hofmann, AK Beery, DT Blumstein, LD Hayes, EA Lacey, EP Martins, SM Phelps, NG Solomon and DR Rubenstein. 2015. Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends in Neuroscience 38:189-191.  PDF

Weinman LR, J Solomon and DR Rubenstein. 2015. A comparison of single nucleotide polymorphism and microsatellite markers for analysis of parentage and kinship in a cooperatively breeding bird. Molecular Ecology Resources 15:502-511.  PDF

Botero CA, FJ Weissing, J Wright and D. Rubenstein. 2015. Evolutionary tipping points in the capacity to adapt to environmental change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:184-189.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and HA Hofmann. 2015. The integrative study of animal behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6:v-viii.  PDF

 

2014

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Hofmann HA, AK Beery, DT Blumstein, ID Couzin, RL Earley, LD Hayes, PL Hurd, EA Lacey, SM Phelps, NG Solomon, M Taborsky, LJ Young and DR Rubenstein. 2014. An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29:581-589.  PDF

Sun S-J, DR Rubenstein, J-N Liu, M Liu, B-F Chen, S-F Chan, W Hwang, P-S Yang and S-F Shen. 2014. Climate-mediated cooperation promotes niche expansion in burying beetles. eLife 3:e02440.  PDF

Shen S-F, E Akçay and DR Rubenstein. 2014. Group size and social conflict in complex societies. The American Naturalist 183:301-310.  PDF

 

2013

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Keen SC, CD Meliza and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Flight calls signal group and individual identity but not kinship in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology 24:1279-1285.  PDF

Meliza CD, SC Keen and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Pitch- and spectral-based dynamic time warping methods for comparing field recordings of harmonic avian vocalizations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134:1407-1415.  PDF

Seddon N, CA Botero, JA Tobias, PO Dunn, H MacGregor, DR Rubenstein, A Uy,  JT Weir, LA Whittingham and RJ Safran. 2013. Sexual selection accelerates signal evolution during speciation in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280:20131065.  PDF

Maia R, DR Rubenstein and MD Shawkey. 2013. Key ornamental innovations facilitate diversification in an avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:10687-10692.  PDF

Mark MM and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Physiological costs and carry-over effects of avian interspecific brood parasitism influence reproductive tradeoffs. Hormones and Behavior 63:717-722.  PDF

Pilowsky JA and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Social context and the lack of sexual dimorphism in song in an avian cooperative breeder. Animal Behaviour 85:709-714.  PDF

Rubenstein DI and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Social behavior. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition (Levin, SA, ed.). Elsevier, Volume 6, pp. 571-579.  PDF

Duffy JE, KS Macdonald, KM Hultgren, TCS Chak and DR Rubenstein. 2013. Decline and extinction of Caribbean eusocial shrimp. PLOS ONE 8:e54637.  PDF

Creel S, B Danzter, W Goymann and DR Rubenstein. 2013. The ecology of stress: effects of the social environment. Functional Ecology 27:66-80.  PDF

 

2012

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Rubenstein DR. 2012. Family feuds: social competition and sexual conflict in complex societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:2304-2313.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2012. Sexual and social competition: broadening perspectives by defining females roles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:2248-2252.  PDF

Lovette IJ, BS Arbogast, RL Curry, RM Zink, CA Botero, JP Sullivan, AL Talaba, RB Harris, DR Rubenstein, RE Ricklefs and E Bermingham. 2012. Phylogenetic relationships of the mockingbirds and thrashers (Aves: Mimidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:219-229.  PDF

Botero CA and DR Rubenstein. 2012. Fluctuating environments, sexual selection and the evolution of flexible mate choice in birds. PLOS ONE 7:e32311.  PDF

 

2011

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Rubenstein DR. 2011. Spatiotemporal environmental variation, risk aversion and the evolution of cooperative breeding as a bet-hedging strategy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:10816-10822.  PDF

Jetz W* and D.R. Rubenstein*. 2011. Environmental uncertainty and the global biogeography of cooperative breeding in birds. Current Biology 21:72-78.  *contributed equally  PDF

 

2010

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Rubenstein DR and JA Kealey. 2010. Cooperation, conflict, and the evolution of complex animal societies. Nature Education Knowledge 1:47.  WEB

Blumstein DT, LA Ebensperger, LD Hayes, RA Vásquez, TH Ahern, JR Burger, AG Dolezal, A Dosmann, G González-Mariscal, BN Harris, EA Herrera, EA Lacey, J Mateo, L McGraw, D Olazabal, M Ramenofsky, DR Rubenstein, SA Sakhai, W Saltzman, C Sainz-Borgo, M Soto-Gamboa, ML Stewart, TW Wey, JC Wingfield and LJ Young. 2010. Towards an integrative understanding of social behavior: new models and new opportunities. Frontiers in Neuroscience 4:1-9.  PDF  

 

2009

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Rubenstein DR and IJ Lovette. 2009. Reproductive skew and selection on female ornamentation in social species. Nature 462: 786-789.  PDF   

Rubenstein DR and S-F Shen. 2009. Reproductive conflict and the costs of social status in cooperatively breeding vertebrates. The American Naturalist 173:650-661.  PDF   

 

2008

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Rubenstein DR and ME Hauber. 2008. Dynamic feedback between phenotype and physiology in sexually selected traits. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23:655-658.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, AF Parlow, CR Hutch and LB Martin. 2008. Environmental and hormonal correlates of immune activity in a cooperatively breeding tropical bird. General and Comparative Endocrinology 159:10-15.  PDF

Vitousek MN, K Nelson, DR Rubenstein and M Wikelski. 2008. Are hotshots always hot? A longitudinal study of hormones, behavior, and reproductive success in male marine iguanas. General and Comparative Endocrinology 157:227-232.   PDF

Lovette IJ, BV McCleery, AL Talba and DR Rubenstein. 2008. A complete species-level molecular phylogeny for the “Eurasian” starlings (Sturnidae: Sturnus, Acridotheres, and allies): recent diversification in a highly social and dispersive avian group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47:251-260.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, BV McCleery and JE Duffy. 2008. Microsatellite development suggests evidence of polyploidy in the social sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp Zuzalpheus brooksi. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:890-894.  PDF

Martin LB and DR Rubenstein. 2008. Stress hormones in tropical birds: patterns and future directions. Ornitologia Neotropical 19 (Suppl.):207-218.  PDF  

 

2007

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Rubenstein DR and IJ Lovette. 2007. Temporal environmental variability drives the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds. Current Biology 17:1414-1419.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2007. Territory quality drives intraspecific patterns in extrapair paternity. Behavioral Ecology 18:1058-1064.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2007. Female extrapair mate choice in a cooperative breeder: trading sex for help and increasing offspring heterozygosity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:1895-1903.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2007. Temporal but not spatial environmental variation drives adaptive offspring sex allocation in a plural cooperative breeder. The American Naturalist 170:155-165.  PDF

Lovette IJ and DR Rubenstein. 2007. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the starlings (Aves: Sturnidae) and mockingbirds (Aves: Mimidae): congruent mtDNA and nuclear trees for a cosmopolitan avian radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44:1031-1056.  PDF

Sachs JL and DR Rubenstein. 2007. The evolution of cooperative breeding; is there cheating? Behavioural Processes 76:13-137.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2007. Stress hormones and sociality: integrating social and environmental stressors. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:967-975.  PDF

Vitousek MN, DR Rubenstein and M Wikelski. 2007. The evolution of foraging behavior in the Galápagos marine iguana: natural and sexual selection on body size drives ecological, morphological, and behavioral specialization. In Foraging Behavior in Lizards (Reilly SM, DB Miles and LD McBrayer, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 491-507.  PDF

 

prior to 2007

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Rubenstein DR, DI Rubenstein, PW Sherman and TA Gavin. 2006. Pleistocene Park: does re-wilding North America represent sound conservation for the 21st century? Biological Conservation 132:232-238.  PDF

Lovette IJ, DR Rubenstein and WN Watetu. 2006. Provisioning of fledgling conspecifics by males of the brood-parasitic cuckoos Chrysococcyx klaas and C. caprius. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:99-101.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2005. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the plural cooperatively breeding superb starling, Lamprotornis superbus. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:739-744.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and M Wikelski. 2005. Steroid hormones and aggression in female Galápagos marine iguanas. Hormones and Behavior 48:329-341.  PDF

McRae SB, ST Emlen, DR Rubenstein and SM Bogdanowicz. 2005. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in a plural breeder, the grey-capped social weaver (Pseudonigrita arnaudi), isolated with an improved enrichment protocol using fragment size-selection. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:16-20.  PDF

Royle JA and DR Rubenstein. 2004. The role of species abundance in determining breeding origins of migratory birds with stable isotopes. Ecological Applications 14:1780-1788.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and KA Hobson. 2004. From birds to butterflies: animal movement patterns and stable isotopes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:256-263.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and M Wikelski. 2003. Seasonal changes in food quality: a proximate cue for reproductive timing in marine iguanas. Ecology 84:3013-3023.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, CP Chamberlain, RT Holmes, MP Ayres, JR Waldbauer, GR Graves and NC Tuross. 2002. Linking breeding and wintering ranges of a migratory songbird using stable isotopes. Science 295:1062-1065.  PDF

Rittschof D, J Sarrica and DR Rubenstein. 1995. Shell dynamics and microhabitat selection by striped legged hermit crabs, Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 192:157-172.  PDF

OTHER ARTICLES

Rubenstein DR and DI Rubenstein. 2016. From Pleistocene to trophic rewilding: a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113:E1.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, H Hofmann, E Akçay, S Alonzo, E Archie, A Beery, R Calisi-Rodríguez, K Carleton, B Chow, J Dubnau, C Grozinger, E Ketterson, A Leifer, T Linksvayer, M MacManes, L Martin, K McGraw, L McGraw, T Mendelson, L O'Connell, A Ophir, L Remage-Healey, S Renn, T Roth, J Tung and S Woolley. 2014. New frontiers for the integrative study of animal behavior. National Science Foundation White Paper.  WEB

Rubenstein DR 2012. The Flexible Phenotype: A Body-Centered Integration of Ecology, Physiology, and Behaviour (Book Review). The Quarterly Review of Biology 87:264.  PDF

Rubenstein DR and JE Duffy. 2012. Scientists at work: notes from the field in Belize. The New York Times July 18-27, 2012.  WEB

Rubenstein DR. 2011. From the big city to the bush. Mpala Memos July:7.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2010. Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology (Book Review). The Quarterly Review of Biology 85:504.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2010. Scientists at work: notes from the field in Kenya. The New York Times July 12-28, 2010.  WEB

Rubenstein DR. 2009. The secret lives of starlings. Natural History 118:28-33.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2009. Why I do science: the freedom to explore. SEED 21:34.  PDF

Rubenstein DR, PW Sherman, DI Rubenstein and TM Caro. 2007. Rewilding rebuttal. Scientific American October:12.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2006. Searching for starlings. Travel News April:58.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2006. Chasing starlings, chased by a lion. Living Bird 26:26-32.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2005. The uncommon lifestyle of the superb starling. BirdScope 19:20.  PDF

Rubenstein DR. 2001. The places you can go. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine May/June:24-25.  PDF

BOOKS

Rubenstein DR and J Alcock. Target Spring 2018. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, 11th Edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland.

EDITED VOLUMES

Rubenstein DR and P Abbot. 2017. Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Rubenstein DR and HA Hofmann. 2015. New frontiers for the integrative study of animal behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6:1-182.

Rubenstein DR, RO Prum and M Levandowsky. 2012. Sexual selection, social conflict and the female perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:2248-2375.

 

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