Dr. Brown's Publications

Refereed Publications


Brown, W. D., Muntz, G. & Ladowski, A. 2012. Low mate encounter rate increases male risk taking in a sexual cannibal. PLoS One 7: e35377 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0035377). Covered in Huffington Post April 26, 2012, LiveScience April 25, 2012).

Brown, W. D. 2011. Allocation of nuptial gifts in tree crickets changes with both male and female diet. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1007-1014 (DOI: 10.1007/s00265-010-1105-y).

Tuzzolino, K. E. & Brown, W. D. 2010. Effects of nest size and dispersion on brood production in a North American population of wood ant, Formica fusca (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomological Science 13 162-165.

Anderson, A. L. & Brown, W. D. 2009. Plasticity of hatching in green frogs (Rana clamitans) to both egg and tadpole predators. Herpetologica 65: 207-213.

Lelito, J. P. & Brown, W. D. 2008. Mate attraction by females in a sexually cannibalistic praying mantis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 313-320.

Brown, W. D. 2008. Size-biased mating in both sexes of the black-horned tree cricket, Oecanthus nigricornis Walker (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Oecanthinae). Journal of Insect Behavior 21: 130-142.

Brown, W. D., Chimenti, A. J. & Siebert J. R. 2007. The payoff of fighting in house crickets: motivational asymmetry increases male aggression and mating success. Ethology 113: 457-465.

Lelito, J. P. & Brown, W. D. 2006. Complicity or conflict over sexual cannibalism? Male risk-taking in the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia sinensis. The American Naturalist 168: 263-269 (feature article).

Brown, W. D. & Keller, L. 2006. Resource supplements cause a change in colony sex-ratio specialization in the mound-building ant, Formica exsecta. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60: 612-618.

Brown, W. D., Smith, A. T., Moskalik, B., & Gabriel, J. 2006. Aggressive contests in house crickets: size, motivation and the information content of aggressive songs. Animal Behaviour 72: 225-233.

Brown, W. D., Bjork, A., Schneider, K. & Pitnick, S. 2004. No evidence that polyandry benefits females in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 58: 1242-1250.

Liautard, C., Brown, W. D., Helms, K. & Keller, L. 2003. Temporal and spatial variation in female production in the ant Formica exsecta. Oecologia 136: 558-564.

Brown, W. D., Liautard, C. & Keller, L. 2003. Sex-ratio dependent execution of queens in the ant, Formica exsecta. Oecologia 134: 12-17.

Brown, W. D., Keller, L. & Sundström, L. 2002. Sex allocation in mound-building ants: the roles of resources and queen replenishment. Ecology 83: 1945–1952.

Brown, W. D. & Keller, L. 2002. Queen recruitment and split sex ratios in the wood ant Formica exsecta. Ecology Letters 5: 102-109.

Keller, L., Liautard, C., Reuter, M., Brown, W. D., Chapuisat, M. & Sundström, L. 2001. Sex ratio and Wolbachia infection in the ant Formica exsecta. Heredity 87: 227-233.

Pitnick, S., Brown, W. D. & Miller, G. 2001. Evolution of female remating behaviour after experimental removal of sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 557-563.

Brown, W. D. & Keller, L. 2000. Colony sex ratios vary with queen number but not relatedness asymmetry in the ant Formica exsecta. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267:1751-1757.

Pitnick, S. & Brown, W. D. 2000. Criteria for demonstrating female sperm choice. Evolution 54: 1052-1056.

Brown, W. D. & Kuns, M. M. 2000. Female choice and the consistency of courtship feeding in black-horned tree crickets. Ethology 106: 543-558.

Brown, W. D. 1999. Mate choice in tree crickets and their kin. Annual Review of Entomology 44: 371-396.

Brown, W. D. 1997. Courtship feeding in the tree crickets increases insemination and female reproductive life span. Animal Behaviour 54: 1369-1382.

Brown, W. D. 1997. Female remating and the intensity of female choice in black-horned tree crickets, Oecanthus nigricornis. Behavioral Ecology 8: 66-74.

Brown, W. D., Wideman, J., Andrade, M. C. B., Mason, A. C., & Gwynne, D. T. 1996. Female choice for an indicator of male size in the song of the black-horned tree cricket Oecanthus nigricornis (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Oecanthinae). Evolution 50: 2400-2411.

Polak, M. & Brown, W. D. 1995. Courtship and size-related mating patterns in Cleogonus rubetra (Fabricus). Journal of Insect Behavior 8: 453-463.

Gwynne, D. T. & Brown, W. D. 1994. Mate feeding, offspring investment, and sexual differences in katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). Behavioral Ecology 5: 267-272.

Brown, W. D. 1993. The cause of size-assortative mating in the leaf beetle Trirhabda canadensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 33: 151-157.

Brown, W. D. & Stanford, R. 1992. Male mating tactics vary with female quality in a blister beetle (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 70: 1652-1655.

Brown, W. D. 1990. Size-assortative mating in the blister beetle Lytta magister (Coleoptera: Meloidae) is due to male and female preference for larger mates. Animal Behaviour 40: 901-909.

Brown, W. D. 1990. Constraints on size-assortative mating in the blister beetle Tegrodera aloga (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Ethology 86: 146-160.

Brown, W. D. & Alcock, J. 1990(91). Hilltopping by the red admiral butterfly: mate searching alongside congeners. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 29: 1-10.


Book Chapters

Brown, W. D., Crespi, B. J. & Choe, J. 1997. Sexual conflict and the evolution of mating systems. pp. 352-377. In The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. eds. J. C. Choe and B. J. Crespi. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Brown, W. D. & Gwynne, D. T. 1997. Mating in crickets, katydids, and wetas. In The Bionomics of Grasshoppers, Katydids, and their Kin. pp. 281-314. ed. S. K. Gangwere and M. C. Muralirangan. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.


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