Publications:

 

2014

Cain, K.E.; Rosvall, K.A. In Press. Next steps for understanding the selective relevance of female-female competition. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 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

2013

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

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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

2008

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. Unpacking the mechanistic black box of hormonal phenotypes: individual and sex differences in testosterone production, sensitivity and genomic responses. No Bird like the Snowbird: the Juncoʼs Role in Synthesizing Integrative and Evolutionary Biology, Eds. ED Ketterson & JW Atwell. Under revision.

Bergeon Burns, C.M.; Rosvall, K.A. A physiological view of population divergence: comparing hormone production and response mechanisms. No Bird like the Snowbird: the Juncoʼs Role in Synthesizing Integrative and Evolutionary Biology, Eds. ED Ketterson & JW Atwell. Under revision.