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Kimberly Rosvall

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Contact Information
By telephone: 856-2375/855-4555(lab)
Ofc: JH A318A, Lab: JH A318

Rosvall Lab website
Mechanisms of Behavior

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Research Areas
  • Behavior
  • Ecology
  • Evolution

Ph.D. Duke University, 2009

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Rosvall, KA; Bergeon Burns, CM; Jayaratna, SP; Dossey, EK; Ketterson ED. 2016. Gonads and the evolution of hormonal phenotypes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icw050
Rosvall, KA; Bergeon Burns, CM; Jayaratna, SP; Ketterson ED. 2016. Divergence along the gonadal steroidogenic pathway: implications for hormone-mediated phenotypic evolution. Hormones and Behavior. 8: 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.05.015
Rosvall, KA; Peterson, MP; Reichard, DG; Ketterson, ED. 2014. Highly context-specific activation of the HPG axis in the dark-eyed junco and implications for the Challenge Hypothesis. General & Comparative Endocrinology. 201: 65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.03.026
Cain, KE; Rosvall, KA. 2014. Next steps for understanding the selective relevance of female-female competition. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2:32 doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00032
Rosvall, KA; Peterson, MP. 2014. Behavioral effects of social challenges and genomic mechanisms of social priming: What’s testosterone got to do with it? Current Zoology. 60 (6): 791-803. Part of a theme issue on: Ecological and Evolutionary Connections between Morphology, Behavior and Physiology. doi: 10.1093/czoolo/60.6.791
Bergeon Burns, CM; Rosvall, KA; Hahn, TP; Demas, GE; Ketterson, ED. 2014. Examining sources of variation in HPG axis function among individuals and populations of the dark-eyed junco. Hormones & Behavior. 65(2): 179-87. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.10.006
Peterson, MP; Rosvall, KA; Taylor, CA; Choi, JH; Ziegenfus, C; Tang, H; Colbourne, JK; Ketterson, ED. 2014. Potential for sexual conflict assessed via testosterone-mediated transcriptional changes in liver and muscle of a songbird J. Experimental Biology. 217:507-517. doi:10.1242/jeb.089813
Rosvall, KA. 2013. Proximate perspectives on the evolution of female aggression: Good for the gander, good for the goose? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. 368: 20130083. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0083
Bergeon Burns, CM*; Rosvall, KA*; Ketterson ED. 2013. Neural steroid sensitivity and aggression: comparing individuals of two songbird subspecies. J. Evolutionary Biology. 26(4):820-31. (*co-first author publication) doi:10.1111/jeb.12094.
Rosvall, KA; Bergeon Burns, CM; Hahn, TP; Ketterson, ED. 2013. Sources of variation in HPG axis reactivity and individually consistent elevation of sex steroids in a female songbird. General & Comparative Endocrinology. 194: 230-239. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.09.015
Peterson, MP; Rosvall, KA; Choi, J; Ziegenfus, C; Tang, H; Colbourne, JK; Ketterson, ED. 2013. Testosterone affects neural gene expression differently in male and female juncos: a role for hormones in mediating sexual dimorphism and conflict. PLoS ONE. 8(4): e61784. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061784
Rosvall, KA. 2013. Life history trade-offs and behavioral sensitivity to testosterone: an experimental test when female aggression and maternal care co-occur. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54120. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054120
Rosvall, KA*; Reichard, DG*; Ferguson, SM; Whittaker, DJ; Ketterson, ED. 2012b. Robust behavioral effects of song playback in the absence of testosterone or corticosterone release. Hormones & Behavior. 62: 418-425 (*co-first author publication) doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.07.009
Rosvall, KA; Bergeon Burns; CM, Barske; J, Goodson, JL; Schlinger, BA; Sengelaub, DR; Ketterson, ED. 2012a. Neural sensitivity to sex steroids predicts individual differences in aggression: implications for behavioral evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 279: 3547-3555 doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0442
Rosvall, KA. 2011d. Maintenance of variation in sexually selected traits in females: a case study using intrasexual aggression in tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology, 42: 454-462. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05322.x
Rosvall, KA. 2011c. Intrasexual competition among females: evidence for sexual selection? Behavioral Ecology, 22: 1131-1140. doi:10.1093/beheco/arr106
Rosvall, KA. 2011b. By any name, female-female competition yields differential mating success. Behavioral Ecology, 22: 1144-1146. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arr111
Rosvall, KA. 2011a. Cost of female intrasexual aggression in terms of offspring quality: a cross-fostering study. Ethology, 117: 1-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01881.x
Rosvall, KA. 2010. Do males offset the cost of female aggression? An experimental test in a biparental songbird. Behavioral Ecology, 21: 161-168. doi:10.1093/beheco/arp167

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