Dr Nick Royle
Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology

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Key publications



Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1764). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Pike TW, Heeb P, Richner H, Kölliker M (2012). Offspring social network structure predicts fitness in families. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1749), 4914-4922. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Hall ME, Blount JD, Forbes S, Royle NJ (2010). Does oxidative stress mediate the trade-off between growth and self-maintenance in structured families?. Functional Ecology, 24(2), 365-373. Abstract. DOI.
Samanta, M. Lindström, J. Royle, N.J. (2008). Behavioural phenotype affects social interactions in an animal social network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 2515-2520. Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Royle NJ, Smiseth PT, Kölliker M (eds)(In Press). The Evolution of Parental Care., Oxford University Press. Abstract.

Journal articles

Orledge JM, Blount JD, Hoodless AN, Royle NJ (In Press). Antioxidant supplementation during early development reduces parasite load but does not affect sexual ornament expression in adult ring-necked pheasants Phasianus colchicus. Functional Ecology Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Mazué GPF, Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Do female Nicrophorus vespilloides reduce direct costs by choosing males that mate less frequently?. Biol Lett, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Lee VE, Head ML, Carter MJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Effects of age and experience on contest behavior in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Behav Ecol, 25(1), 172-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Hopwood P, Moore, AJ, Tregenza T, Royle N (In Press). Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle.
Hopwood PE, Head ML, Jordan EJ, Carter MJ, Davey E, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Selection on an antagonistic behavioral trait can drive rapid genital coevolution in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution, 70(6), 1180-1188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (In Press). The effect of size and sex ratio experiences on reproductive competition in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles in the wild. J Evol Biol, 29(3), 541-550. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hopwood PE (2017). Covetable Corpses and Plastic Beetles—The Socioecological Behavior of Burying Beetles. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 49, 101-146. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Griffith SC, Crino OL, Andrew SC, Nomano FY, Adkins-Regan E, Alonso-Alvarez C, Bailey IE, Bittner SS, Bolton PE, Boner W, et al (2017). Variation in Reproductive Success Across Captive Populations: Methodological Differences, Potential Biases and Opportunities. Ethology, 123(1), 1-29. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Alonzo SH, Moore AJ (2016). Co-evolution, conflict and complexity: what have we learned about the evolution of parental care behaviours?. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 12, 30-36. Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ (2016). Constraints and clutch size: a comment on Paquet and Smiseth. Behavioral Ecology, 27(3), 697-698. Full text. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2016). Erratum to Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high [J. Evol. Biol. 28: 1394-1402]. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(1). DOI.
Royle NJ (2016). Parental Care: When the Sex Has to Stop. Curr Biol, 26(11), R478-R480. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2015). Behavioral plasticity and G × E of reproductive tactics in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles. Evolution, 69(4), 969-978. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2015). Behavioral plasticity and G × E of reproductive tactics in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles. Evolution, 69(4), 969-978. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2015). Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high. J Evol Biol, 28(7), 1394-1402. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Archer CR, Hempenstall S, Royle NJ, Selman C, Willis S, Rapkin J, Blount JD, Hunt J (2015). Testing the Effects of DL-Alpha-Tocopherol Supplementation on Oxidative Damage, Total Antioxidant Protection and the Sex-Specific Responses of Reproductive Effort and Lifespan to Dietary Manipulation in Australian Field Crickets (Teleogryllus commodus). Antioxidants (Basel), 4(4), 768-792. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Head ML, Hinde CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Correlated evolution in parental care in females but not males in response to selection on paternity assurance behaviour. Ecology Letters, 17(7), 803-810. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Head ML, Hinde CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Correlated evolution in parental care in females but not males in response to selection on paternity assurance behaviour. Ecol Lett, 17(7), 803-810. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1785). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ (2014). Everybody has a social life. Can social network analysis help us understand why not just how? Comment on Pinter-Wollman et al. Behavioral Ecology, 25(2), 256-257. DOI.
Royle NJ, Russell AF, Wilson AJ (2014). The evolution of flexible parenting. Science, 345(6198), 776-781. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Harold S, Wong Y, Baguette M, Bonsall MB, Clobert J, Royle NJ, Settele J (2013). BMC Ecology image competition: the winning images. BMC Ecol, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hopwood PE, Head ML (2013). Burying beetles. Curr Biol, 23(20), R907-R909. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Schuett W, Dall SRX, Wilson AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Environmental transmission of a personality trait: Foster parent exploration behaviour predicts offspring exploration behaviour in zebra finches. Biology Letters, 9(4). Abstract. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1764). Abstract. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1764). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1767). Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology, 27(6), 1350-1357. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology
Archer CR, Sakaluk SK, Selman C, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2013). Oxidative stress and the evolution of sex differences in life span and ageing in the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution, 67(3), 620-634. Abstract. DOI.
Orledge JM, Blount JD, Hoodless AN, Royle NJ (2012). Antioxidant supplementation during early development reduces parasite load but does not affect sexual ornament expression in adult ring-necked pheasants. Functional Ecology, 26(3), 688-700. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Pike TW, Heeb P, Richner H, Kölliker M (2012). Offspring social network structure predicts fitness in families. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1749), 4914-4922. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Archer CR, Sakaluk SK, Selman C, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Oxidative stress and the evolution of sex differences in life span and ageing in the decorated cricket, gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution
Head ML, Berry LK, Royle NJ, Moore AJ (2012). Paternal Care: Direct and Indirect Genetic Effects of Fathers on Offspring Performance. Evolution, 66(11), 3570-3581. Abstract. DOI.
Head ML, Berry LK, Royle NJ, Moore AJ, Moore AJ (2012). Paternal care: Direct and indirect genetic effects of fathers on offspring performance. Evolution Abstract. DOI.
Archer CR, Zajitschek F, Sakaluk SK, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution, 66(10), 3088-3100. Abstract. DOI.
Archer CR, Zajitschek F, Sakaluk SK, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution
Orledge JM, ROYLE NJ, BLOUNT JD, PIKE TW, HOODLESS AN (2012). Synergistic effects of supplementation of dietary antioxidants during growth on adult phenotype in ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus.
Royle N, Pike T (2011). Do you think you're sexy?. Planet Earth(SUMMER), 6-7. Abstract.
Teuber K, Schiller J, Jakop U, Lüpold S, Orledge JM, Blount JD, Royle NJ, Hoodless A, Müller K (2011). MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a simple tool to determine the phospholipid/glycolipid composition of sperm: pheasant spermatozoa as one selected example. Anim Reprod Sci, 123(3-4), 270-278. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Schuett W, Dall SRX, Royle NJ (2011). Pairs of zebra finches with similar “personalities” make better parents. ANIM BEHAV, 81, 609-618. Abstract.
Royle NJ, Hall ME, Blount JD, Forbes S (2011). Patterns of egg yolk antioxidant co-variation in an avian brood parasite-host system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 313-323. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Schuett W, Dall SRX (2010). Behavioural consistency and the resolution of sexual conflict over parental care. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 21, 1125-1130.
Walling CA, Royle NJ, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB (2010). Do female association preferences predict the likelihood of reproduction?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(4), 541-548. Abstract. DOI.
Hall ME, Blount JD, Forbes S, Royle NJ (2010). Does oxidative stress mediate the trade-off between growth and self-maintenance in structured families?. Functional Ecology, 24(2), 365-373. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Pike TW (2010). Social feedback and attractiveness in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(12), 2015-2020. Abstract. DOI.
Archer CR, Royle N, South S, Selman C, Hunt J (2009). Nutritional geometry provides food for thought. J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci, 64(9), 956-959. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Samanta, M. Lindström, J. Royle, N.J. (2008). Behavioural phenotype affects social interactions in an animal social network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 2515-2520. Full text.
Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2008). Context-dependent mate choice in relation to social composition in green swordtails <em>Xiphophorus helleri</em>. Behavioral Ecology, 19, 998-1005.
Royle, N.J. Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2008). Experience-induced preference for short-sworded males in the green swordtail <em>Xiphophorus helleri</em>. Animal Behaviour, 76, 271-276.
Harris, W.E. Royle, N.J. (2008). The capture of heritable variation for genetic quality through social competition. Genetica, 134, 89-97.
Royle, N.J. Metcalfe, N.B. Lindström, J. (2007). Early nutritional conditions, growth trajectories and mate choice: does compensatory growth lead to a reduction in adult attractiveness?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61, 1007-1014.
Royle, N.J. Metcalfe, N.B. Lindström, J. (2007). Green swordtails alter their age at maturation in response to the population level of male ornamentation. Biology Letters, 3, 144-146.
Hartley, I.R. Parker, G.A. (2006). Consequences of biparental care for begging and growth in zebra finches <em>Taeniopygia guttata</em>. Animal Behaviour, 72, 123-130
Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2006). Effect of growth compensation on subsequent physical fitness in green swordtails <em>Xiphophrus helleri</em>. Biology Letters, 2(1), 39-42.
NJRoyle, Lindstrom J, Metcalfe NB (2006). Sexual selection, growth compensation and fast-start swimming performance in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri. Functional Ecology, 20(4), 662-669. DOI.
NJRoyle, Lindstrom J, Metcalfe NB (2005). A poor start in life negatively affects dominance status in adulthood independent of body size in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 272(1575), 1917-1922. DOI.
Metcalfe, N.B. Royle, N.J. (2005). How are animals with ornaments predicted to compensate for a bad start in life? a dynamic optimization approach. Functional Ecology, 19, 421-428.
Hartley, I.R. Parker, G.A. (2004). Parental investment and family dynamics: Interactions between theory and empirical tests. Population Ecology, 46, 231-241
Surai, P.F. Hartley, I.R. (2003). The effect of variation in dietary intake on maternal deposition of antioxidants in zebra finch eggs. Functional Ecology, 17(4), 472-481.
Parker, G.A. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Begging for control: when are offspring solicitation behaviours honest?. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 17(9), 434-440.
Royle, N.J. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Begging scrambles with unequal chicks: interactions between need and competitive ability. Ecology Letters, 5, 206-215.
Royle, N.J. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Intra-familial conflict and parental investment: a synthesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 357, 295-307.
NJRoyle, Hartley IR, Parker GA (2002). Sexual conflict reduces offspring fitness in zebra finches. Nature, 416(6882), 733-736. DOI.
NJRoyle, Hartley IR, Surai PF (2001). Maternally derived androgens and antioxidants in bird eggs: complementary but opposing effects? . Behavioral Ecology, 12(4), 381-385. DOI.
Surai PF, Royle NJ, Sparks NH (2000). Fatty acid, carotenoid and vitamin a composition of tissues of free living gulls. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 126(3), 387-396. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hartley IR, Royle NJ, Shepherd M (2000). Growth rates of nestling Corn Buntings Miliaria calandra in relation to their sex. Ibis, 142(4), 668-671.
Royle N (2000). Overproduction in the lesser black-backed gull - can marginal chicks overcome the initial handicap of hatching asynchrony?. Journal of Avian Biology, 31(3), 335-344. Abstract.
Royle NJ, Surai PF, McCartney RJ, Speake BK (1999). Parental investment and egg yolk lipid composition in gulls. Functional Ecology, 13(3), 298-306. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hartley IR, Owens IPF, Parker GA (1999). Sibling competition and the evolution of growth rates in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 266(1422), 923-932. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hamer KC (1998). Hatching asynchrony and sibling size hierarchies in gulls: Effects on parental investment decisions, brood reduction and reproductive success. Journal of Avian Biology, 29(3), 266-272. Abstract.

Chapters

Royle NJ, Orledge JM, Blount JD (In Press). Early life-history effects, oxidative stress and the evolution and expression of animal signals. In Irschick D, Podos J, Briffa M (Eds.) Animal Signaling: Functional and Evolutionary Perspectives (Eds. Irschick, D. Podos, J. and Briffa, M.) (In press).
Wolf JB, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2014). Genotype-by-Environment Interactions when the Social Environment Contains Genes. In  (Ed) Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selection, 63-97.  Abstract. DOI.
Royle, N.J. (2007). Sexual conflict and its implications for fitness. In Jamieson BGM (Ed) Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Aves (birds).

Publications by year



In Press

Orledge JM, Blount JD, Hoodless AN, Royle NJ (In Press). Antioxidant supplementation during early development reduces parasite load but does not affect sexual ornament expression in adult ring-necked pheasants Phasianus colchicus. Functional Ecology Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hopwood PE, Mazué GPF, Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Do female Nicrophorus vespilloides reduce direct costs by choosing males that mate less frequently?. Biol Lett, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Orledge JM, Blount JD (In Press). Early life-history effects, oxidative stress and the evolution and expression of animal signals. In Irschick D, Podos J, Briffa M (Eds.) Animal Signaling: Functional and Evolutionary Perspectives (Eds. Irschick, D. Podos, J. and Briffa, M.) (In press).
Lee VE, Head ML, Carter MJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Effects of age and experience on contest behavior in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Behav Ecol, 25(1), 172-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Hopwood P, Moore, AJ, Tregenza T, Royle N (In Press). Niche variation and the maintenance of variation in body size in a burying beetle.
Hopwood PE, Head ML, Jordan EJ, Carter MJ, Davey E, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (In Press). Selection on an antagonistic behavioral trait can drive rapid genital coevolution in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Evolution, 70(6), 1180-1188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Smiseth PT, Kölliker M (eds)(In Press). The Evolution of Parental Care., Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (In Press). The effect of size and sex ratio experiences on reproductive competition in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles in the wild. J Evol Biol, 29(3), 541-550. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2017

Royle NJ, Hopwood PE (2017). Covetable Corpses and Plastic Beetles—The Socioecological Behavior of Burying Beetles. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 49, 101-146. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Griffith SC, Crino OL, Andrew SC, Nomano FY, Adkins-Regan E, Alonso-Alvarez C, Bailey IE, Bittner SS, Bolton PE, Boner W, et al (2017). Variation in Reproductive Success Across Captive Populations: Methodological Differences, Potential Biases and Opportunities. Ethology, 123(1), 1-29. Abstract. DOI.

2016

Royle NJ, Alonzo SH, Moore AJ (2016). Co-evolution, conflict and complexity: what have we learned about the evolution of parental care behaviours?. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 12, 30-36. Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ (2016). Constraints and clutch size: a comment on Paquet and Smiseth. Behavioral Ecology, 27(3), 697-698. Full text. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2016). Erratum to Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high [J. Evol. Biol. 28: 1394-1402]. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(1). DOI.
Royle NJ (2016). Parental Care: When the Sex Has to Stop. Curr Biol, 26(11), R478-R480. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2015). Behavioral plasticity and G × E of reproductive tactics in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles. Evolution, 69(4), 969-978. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Carter MJ, Head ML, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2015). Behavioral plasticity and G × E of reproductive tactics in Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetles. Evolution, 69(4), 969-978. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Tregenza T, Royle NJ (2015). Male burying beetles extend, not reduce, parental care duration when reproductive competition is high. J Evol Biol, 28(7), 1394-1402. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Archer CR, Hempenstall S, Royle NJ, Selman C, Willis S, Rapkin J, Blount JD, Hunt J (2015). Testing the Effects of DL-Alpha-Tocopherol Supplementation on Oxidative Damage, Total Antioxidant Protection and the Sex-Specific Responses of Reproductive Effort and Lifespan to Dietary Manipulation in Australian Field Crickets (Teleogryllus commodus). Antioxidants (Basel), 4(4), 768-792. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

2014

Head ML, Hinde CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Correlated evolution in parental care in females but not males in response to selection on paternity assurance behaviour. Ecology Letters, 17(7), 803-810. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Head ML, Hinde CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Correlated evolution in parental care in females but not males in response to selection on paternity assurance behaviour. Ecol Lett, 17(7), 803-810. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proceedings. Biological sciences / the Royal Society, 281(1785). Abstract. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2014). Effects of resource variation during early life and adult social environment on contest outcomes in burying beetles: a context-dependent silver spoon strategy?. Proc Biol Sci, 281(1785). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ (2014). Everybody has a social life. Can social network analysis help us understand why not just how? Comment on Pinter-Wollman et al. Behavioral Ecology, 25(2), 256-257. DOI.
Wolf JB, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2014). Genotype-by-Environment Interactions when the Social Environment Contains Genes. In  (Ed) Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selection, 63-97.  Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Russell AF, Wilson AJ (2014). The evolution of flexible parenting. Science, 345(6198), 776-781. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2013

Harold S, Wong Y, Baguette M, Bonsall MB, Clobert J, Royle NJ, Settele J (2013). BMC Ecology image competition: the winning images. BMC Ecol, 13 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hopwood PE, Head ML (2013). Burying beetles. Curr Biol, 23(20), R907-R909. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Schuett W, Dall SRX, Wilson AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Environmental transmission of a personality trait: Foster parent exploration behaviour predicts offspring exploration behaviour in zebra finches. Biology Letters, 9(4). Abstract. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1764). Abstract. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1764). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Benowitz KM, Head ML, Williams CA, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Male age mediates reproductive investment and response to paternity assurance. Proc Biol Sci, 280(1767). Author URL. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology, 27(6), 1350-1357. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hopwood PE, Moore AJ, Royle NJ (2013). Nutrition during sexual maturation affects competitive ability but not reproductive productivity in burying beetles. Functional Ecology
Archer CR, Sakaluk SK, Selman C, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2013). Oxidative stress and the evolution of sex differences in life span and ageing in the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution, 67(3), 620-634. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Orledge JM, Blount JD, Hoodless AN, Royle NJ (2012). Antioxidant supplementation during early development reduces parasite load but does not affect sexual ornament expression in adult ring-necked pheasants. Functional Ecology, 26(3), 688-700. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Pike TW, Heeb P, Richner H, Kölliker M (2012). Offspring social network structure predicts fitness in families. Proc Biol Sci, 279(1749), 4914-4922. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Archer CR, Sakaluk SK, Selman C, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Oxidative stress and the evolution of sex differences in life span and ageing in the decorated cricket, gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution
Head ML, Berry LK, Royle NJ, Moore AJ (2012). Paternal Care: Direct and Indirect Genetic Effects of Fathers on Offspring Performance. Evolution, 66(11), 3570-3581. Abstract. DOI.
Head ML, Berry LK, Royle NJ, Moore AJ, Moore AJ (2012). Paternal care: Direct and indirect genetic effects of fathers on offspring performance. Evolution Abstract. DOI.
Archer CR, Zajitschek F, Sakaluk SK, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution, 66(10), 3088-3100. Abstract. DOI.
Archer CR, Zajitschek F, Sakaluk SK, Royle NJ, Hunt J (2012). Sexual selection affects the evolution of lifespan and ageing in the decorated cricket gryllodes sigillatus. Evolution
Orledge JM, ROYLE NJ, BLOUNT JD, PIKE TW, HOODLESS AN (2012). Synergistic effects of supplementation of dietary antioxidants during growth on adult phenotype in ring-necked pheasants, Phasianus colchicus.

2011

Royle N, Pike T (2011). Do you think you're sexy?. Planet Earth(SUMMER), 6-7. Abstract.
Teuber K, Schiller J, Jakop U, Lüpold S, Orledge JM, Blount JD, Royle NJ, Hoodless A, Müller K (2011). MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as a simple tool to determine the phospholipid/glycolipid composition of sperm: pheasant spermatozoa as one selected example. Anim Reprod Sci, 123(3-4), 270-278. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Schuett W, Dall SRX, Royle NJ (2011). Pairs of zebra finches with similar “personalities” make better parents. ANIM BEHAV, 81, 609-618. Abstract.
Royle NJ, Hall ME, Blount JD, Forbes S (2011). Patterns of egg yolk antioxidant co-variation in an avian brood parasite-host system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(2), 313-323. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Royle NJ, Schuett W, Dall SRX (2010). Behavioural consistency and the resolution of sexual conflict over parental care. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 21, 1125-1130.
Walling CA, Royle NJ, Lindström J, Metcalfe NB (2010). Do female association preferences predict the likelihood of reproduction?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(4), 541-548. Abstract. DOI.
Hall ME, Blount JD, Forbes S, Royle NJ (2010). Does oxidative stress mediate the trade-off between growth and self-maintenance in structured families?. Functional Ecology, 24(2), 365-373. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Pike TW (2010). Social feedback and attractiveness in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(12), 2015-2020. Abstract. DOI.

2009

Archer CR, Royle N, South S, Selman C, Hunt J (2009). Nutritional geometry provides food for thought. J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci, 64(9), 956-959. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

2008

Samanta, M. Lindström, J. Royle, N.J. (2008). Behavioural phenotype affects social interactions in an animal social network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 2515-2520. Full text.
Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2008). Context-dependent mate choice in relation to social composition in green swordtails <em>Xiphophorus helleri</em>. Behavioral Ecology, 19, 998-1005.
Royle, N.J. Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2008). Experience-induced preference for short-sworded males in the green swordtail <em>Xiphophorus helleri</em>. Animal Behaviour, 76, 271-276.
Harris, W.E. Royle, N.J. (2008). The capture of heritable variation for genetic quality through social competition. Genetica, 134, 89-97.

2007

Royle, N.J. Metcalfe, N.B. Lindström, J. (2007). Early nutritional conditions, growth trajectories and mate choice: does compensatory growth lead to a reduction in adult attractiveness?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61, 1007-1014.
Royle, N.J. Metcalfe, N.B. Lindström, J. (2007). Green swordtails alter their age at maturation in response to the population level of male ornamentation. Biology Letters, 3, 144-146.
Royle, N.J. (2007). Sexual conflict and its implications for fitness. In Jamieson BGM (Ed) Reproductive biology and phylogeny of Aves (birds).

2006

Hartley, I.R. Parker, G.A. (2006). Consequences of biparental care for begging and growth in zebra finches <em>Taeniopygia guttata</em>. Animal Behaviour, 72, 123-130
Lindström, J. Metcalfe, N.B. (2006). Effect of growth compensation on subsequent physical fitness in green swordtails <em>Xiphophrus helleri</em>. Biology Letters, 2(1), 39-42.
NJRoyle, Lindstrom J, Metcalfe NB (2006). Sexual selection, growth compensation and fast-start swimming performance in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri. Functional Ecology, 20(4), 662-669. DOI.

2005

NJRoyle, Lindstrom J, Metcalfe NB (2005). A poor start in life negatively affects dominance status in adulthood independent of body size in green swordtails Xiphophorus helleri. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 272(1575), 1917-1922. DOI.
Metcalfe, N.B. Royle, N.J. (2005). How are animals with ornaments predicted to compensate for a bad start in life? a dynamic optimization approach. Functional Ecology, 19, 421-428.

2004

Hartley, I.R. Parker, G.A. (2004). Parental investment and family dynamics: Interactions between theory and empirical tests. Population Ecology, 46, 231-241

2003

Surai, P.F. Hartley, I.R. (2003). The effect of variation in dietary intake on maternal deposition of antioxidants in zebra finch eggs. Functional Ecology, 17(4), 472-481.

2002

Parker, G.A. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Begging for control: when are offspring solicitation behaviours honest?. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 17(9), 434-440.
Royle, N.J. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Begging scrambles with unequal chicks: interactions between need and competitive ability. Ecology Letters, 5, 206-215.
Royle, N.J. Hartley, I.R. (2002). Intra-familial conflict and parental investment: a synthesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 357, 295-307.
NJRoyle, Hartley IR, Parker GA (2002). Sexual conflict reduces offspring fitness in zebra finches. Nature, 416(6882), 733-736. DOI.

2001

NJRoyle, Hartley IR, Surai PF (2001). Maternally derived androgens and antioxidants in bird eggs: complementary but opposing effects? . Behavioral Ecology, 12(4), 381-385. DOI.

2000

Surai PF, Royle NJ, Sparks NH (2000). Fatty acid, carotenoid and vitamin a composition of tissues of free living gulls. Comp Biochem Physiol a Mol Integr Physiol, 126(3), 387-396. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hartley IR, Royle NJ, Shepherd M (2000). Growth rates of nestling Corn Buntings Miliaria calandra in relation to their sex. Ibis, 142(4), 668-671.
Royle N (2000). Overproduction in the lesser black-backed gull - can marginal chicks overcome the initial handicap of hatching asynchrony?. Journal of Avian Biology, 31(3), 335-344. Abstract.

1999

Royle NJ, Surai PF, McCartney RJ, Speake BK (1999). Parental investment and egg yolk lipid composition in gulls. Functional Ecology, 13(3), 298-306. Abstract. DOI.
Royle NJ, Hartley IR, Owens IPF, Parker GA (1999). Sibling competition and the evolution of growth rates in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 266(1422), 923-932. Abstract. DOI.

1998

Royle NJ, Hamer KC (1998). Hatching asynchrony and sibling size hierarchies in gulls: Effects on parental investment decisions, brood reduction and reproductive success. Journal of Avian Biology, 29(3), 266-272. Abstract.