Rosvall, K.A.; Bergeon Burns, C.M.; Jayaratna, S.P.; Ketterson E.D. 2016. Divergence along the gonadal steroidogenic pathway: implications for hormone-mediated phenotypic evolution. Hormones and Behavior. 8: 1-8. article

Rosvall, K.A.; Bergeon Burns, CM; Jayaratna, SP; Dossey, EK; Ketterson ED. 2016. Gonads and the evolution of hormonal phenotypes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. article


Rosvall, K.A. Peterson, M.P. 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. (Theme Issue: Ecological and Evolutionary Connections between Morphology, Behavior and Physiology) article

Cain, K.E.; Rosvall, K.A. 2014. Next steps for understanding the selective relevance of female-female competition. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2:32. article

Rosvall, K.A.; Peterson, M.P.; Reichard, D.G.; Ketterson, E.D. 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. article

Bergeon Burns, C.M.; Rosvall, K.A.; Hahn, T.P.; Demas, G.E.; Ketterson, E.D. 2014. Examining sources of variation in HPG axis function among individuals and populations of the dark-eyed junco. Hormones & Behavior. 65(2): 179-87. article, Press: F1000, Featured commentary by Greg Ball

Peterson, M.P.; Rosvall, K.A.; Taylor, C.A.; Choi, J.H.; Ziegenfus, C.; Tang, H.; Colbourne, J.K.; Ketterson, E.D. 2014. Potential for sexual conflict assessed via testosterone-mediated transcriptional changes in liver and muscle of a songbird. J. Experimental Biology. 217:507-517. article


Rosvall K.A.; Bergeon Burns, C.M.; Hahn, T.P.; Ketterson, E.D. 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. article

Rosvall, K.A. 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. article

Peterson, M. P.; K. A. Rosvall; J. Choi; C. Ziegenfus; H. Tang; J. K. Colbourne; E. D. Ketterson. 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. article

Rosvall, K. A. 2013. Life history trade-offs and the evolution of behavioral sensitivity to testosterone: an experimental test when female aggression and maternal care co-occur. PLoS ONE. 8(1): e54120. article

Bergeon Burns, C.M.*; Rosvall, K.A.*; Ketterson E.D. 2013. Neural steroid sensitivity and aggression: comparing individuals of two songbird subspecies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26(4):820-31. *equal author contribution. article


Rosvall, K. A.*, Reichard, D. G.*, Ferguson, S.M., Whittaker, D.J., Ketterson, E. D. 2012. Robust behavioral effects of song playback in the absence of testosterone or corticosterone release. Horm. Behav. 62: 418-425. *equal author contribution. article.

Rosvall, K. A., Bergeon Burns, C.M., Barske, J., Goodson, J.L., Schlinger, B.A., Sengelaub, D.R., Ketterson, E.D. 2012. Neural sensitivity to sex steroids predicts individual differences aggression: implications for behavioral evolution. Proc. R. Soc. B. 279: 3547-3555. article. press coverage.


Rosvall, K. A. 2011. Maintenance of variation in sexually selected traits in females: a case study using intrasexual aggression in tree swallows Tachycineta bicolor. J. Avian Biol. 42: 454-462.

Rosvall, K. A. 2011. Intrasexual competition among females: evidence for sexual selection? Behav. Ecol. 22: 1131-1140. (Invited Review)

Rosvall, K. A. 2011. By any name, female-female competition yields differential mating success. Behav. Ecol. 22: 1144-1146. (Invited Commentary)

Rosvall, K. A. 2011. Cost of female intrasexual aggression in terms of offspring quality: a cross-fostering study. Ethology. 117: 1-13.


Rosvall, K. A. 2010. Do males offset the cost of female aggression? An experimental test in a biparental songbird. Behav. Ecol. 21: 161-168.


Rosvall, K. A. 2008. Sexual selection on aggressiveness in females: evidence from an experimental test with tree swallows. Anim. Behav. 75: 1603-1610.


Book chapters :

Rosvall, KA; Bergeon Burns, CM; Peterson, MP. 2016. Diving deeper into mechanism: individual and sex differences in testosterone production, sensitivity, and genomic responses. Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco, Eds. ED Ketterson & JW Atwell, University of Chicago Press.

Bergeon Burns, C.M.; Rosvall, K.A. 2016. A physiological view of population divergence: comparing hormone production and response mechanisms. Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco, Eds. ED Ketterson & JW Atwell, University of Chicago Press.