Peer-reviewed Articles  



  • Richardson J, and Zuk M. (2023). Rethinking same-sex sexual behaviour: male field crickets have broad mating filters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 
  • Richardson J, and Zuk M. (2023). The value of not trusting intuition: a response to comments on Richardson and Zuk. Behavioral Ecology


  • Richardson J, and Zuk M. (2022). Unlike a virgin: a meta-analytical review of female mating status in studies of female mate choice. Behavioral Ecology
  • Binning SA, Craft ME, Zuk M, and Shaw AK. (2022). How to study parasites and host migration: a roadmap for empiricists. Biological Reviews 97 (3), 1161-1178
  • Tanner JC, Johnson ER, and Zuk M. (2022). Is plasticity in field cricket mating behaviour mediated by experience of song quality? Animal Behaviour 187, 253-262


  • Heinen‐Kay JL, Kay AD, and Zuk M. (2021). How urbanization affects sexual communication. Ecology and Evolution 11 (24), 17625-17650
  • Kota MV, Heinen‐Kay JL, and Zuk M. (2021). Geographic variation in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in Pacific field crickets. Ecological Entomology 46 (5), 1118-1127
  • Zuk M. 2021. Sex differences, sexual selection, and gamete size: a comment on Shuker and Kvarnemo. Behavioral Ecology
  • Richardson J, Heinen-Kay JL, and Zuk M. (2021). Sex‐specific associations between life‐history traits and a novel reproductive polymorphism in the Pacific field cricket. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34 (3), 549-557
  • Balstad LJ, Binning SA, Craft ME, Zuk M, and Shaw AK. (2021). Parasite intensity and the evolution of migratory behavior. Ecology 102 (2), e03229
  • Heinen‐Kay JL, Rotenberry JT, Kay AD, and Zuk M. (2021). Lava crickets (Caconemobius spp.) on Hawai'i Island: first colonisers or persisters in extreme habitats?. Ecological Entomology 46 (3)


  • Sikkink KL, Bailey NW, Zuk M, and Balenger SL. (2020). Immunogenetic and tolerance strategies against a novel parasitoid of wild field crickets. Ecology and Evolution 10 (23), 13312-13326
  • Kota MV, Urquhart EM, and Zuk M. (2020). Spermatophore retention may accommodate sexual signal loss in Pacific field crickets. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 74, 1-8
  • Zuk M and Spencer HG. 2020. Killing the behavioral zombie: genes, evolution, and why behavior isn’t special. BioScience 70 (6), 515-520
  • Heinen‐Kay JL, Nichols RE, and Zuk M. (2020). Sexual signal loss, pleiotropy, and maintenance of a male reproductive polymorphism in crickets. Evolution 74 (5), 1002-1009
  • Zuk M. (2020). Shallow ponds prompt fitness-favorable species interbreeding. Science 367 (6484), 1304-1305
  • Balenger SL, Sikkink K, Zuk M, and Bailey NW. (2020). Fitness consequences and immunogenetic strategies against a novel parasitoid in a field cricket, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 60, E10-E10
  • Ghalichi NS, Heinen-Kay JL, and Zuk M. (2020). Acoustic experience interacts with perceived risk of predation in shaping female response in crickets. Journal of Insect Behavior 33, 38-47


  • Heinen-Kay JL, Strub DB, Balenger SL, and Zuk M. (2019). Direct and indirect effects of sexual signal loss on female reproduction in the Pacific field cricket (Teleogryllus oceanicus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 00:1-9.
  • Olzer R, Deak N, Tan X, Heinen-Kay JL, and Zuk M. (2019). Aggression and mating behavior in wild and captive populations of the house cricket, Acheta domesticus. Journal of Insect Behavior 10:89-98.
  • Heinen-Kay JL, and Zuk M. (2019). When does sexual signal exploitation lead to signal loss? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:00255.
  • Heinen-Kay JL, Urquhart EM, and Zuk M. (2019). Obligately silent males sire more offspring than singers in a rapidly evolving cricket population. Biology Letters 15: 20190198.


  • Pascoal S, Liu X, Fang Y, Paterson S, Ritchie M, Rockliffe N, Zuk M, and Bailey NW. (2018). Increased socially-mediated plasticity in gene expression accompanies rapid adaptive evolution. Ecology Letters  21: 546-556
  • Zuk M, Bailey NW, Gray B, and Rotenberry JT. (2018). Sexual Signal Loss: The Link Between Behavior and Rapid Evolutionary Dynamics in a Field Cricket. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 623-633
  • Zuk M and Travisano M. (2018). Models on the runway: how do we make replicas of the world? American Naturalist 192:1-9.
  • Heinen-Kay JL, Strub DB, and Zuk M. (2018). Limited flexibility in female Pacific field cricket (Teleogryllus oceanicus) exploratory behaviors in response to perceived social environment. Ethology  124: 650-656.
  • Olzer RM and Zuk M. (2018). Obligate, but not facultative, satellite males prefer same male sexual signal characteristics as females. Animal Behaviour 144: 37-43
  • Olzer RM, Ehrlich RL, Heinen-Kay JL, Tanner J, and Zuk M. (2018). Insect Reproductive Behavior. Pp. 189-202 in: Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences, A. Córdoba-Aguilar, D. González-Tokman and I. González-Santoyo (eds.). Oxford University Press. [purchase here]


  • Balenger SL, Lara LM, Zuk M, and Hebets E. (2017). Relative Amplitude of Courtship Song Chirp and Trill Components Does Not Alter Female Teleogryllus oceanicus Mating Behavior. Ethology 123(2): 168-173.
  • Rotenberry JT and M. Zuk. (2017). Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Context: How Demography, Ecology, and Behavior Affect Male Mating Access. The American Naturalist 188(5): 582-588.
  • Zuk M, Tanner JC, Schmidtman E, Bee MA, and Balenger S. (2017). Calls of Recently Introduced Coquí Frogs Do Not Interfere with Cricket Phonotaxis in Hawaii. Journal of Insect Behavior 30(1): 60-69.


  • Spencer HG and Zuk M. (2016). For host's sake: the pluses of parasite preservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(5): 343-345. [pdf]
  • Zeng L, Rotenberry JT, Zuk M, Pratt TK, and Zhang Z. (2016). Social behavior and cooperative breeding in a precocial species: The Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) in Hawaii. The Auk 133(4): 747-760.
  • Zuk M. (2016). Mates with Benefits: When and How Sexual Cannibalism is Adaptive. Current Biology 26(23): R1230-1232.


  • Balenger SL and Zuk M. (2015). Roaming Romeos: male crickets evolving in silence show increased locomotor behaviors. Animal Behaviour 101: 213-219.
  • Zuk M and Heinen-Kay JL. (2015). Peeking at private parts, for science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(3) 130-131. [pdf]
  • Jacobs AC, Fair JM, and Zuk M. (2015).  Parasite infection, but not immune response, influences paternity in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 193-203.
  • Jacobs AC, Fair JM, and Zuk M. (2015). Coloration, paternity, and assortative mating in western bluebirds. Ethology 121(2): 176-186.
  • Rotenberry JT, Swanger E and Zuk M. (2015). Alternative Reproductive Tactics Arising from a Continuous Behavioral Trait: Callers versus Satellites in Field Crickets. American Naturalist 185(4): 469-490.
  • Swanger E and Zuk M. (2015). Cricket Responses to Sexual Signals are Influenced More by Adult than Juvenile Experiences. Journal of Insect Behavior 28(3): 328-337.
  • Zuk M. (2015). When sex makes you sick. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112(43): 13139-13140.
  • Bastiaans E and Swanger E. (2015). Plasticity as panacea? Nerves, hormones, and the currencies of trade-offs. Current Zoology 62(2): 251-264.
  • Balenger SL. (2015). Stridulated soft song in singing insects. Animal Behaviour (special issue – Whispered Communication) 105: 275-280.


  • Zuk M, and Balenger SL. (2014) Behavioral ecology and genomics: new directions, or just a more detailed map? Behavioral Ecology 25: 1277-1282.
  • Orr T, and Zuk M. (2014). Reproductive delays in mammals: an unexplored avenue for post-copulatory sexual selection. Biological Reviews.
  • Zuk M, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Herberstein ME, and Simmons LW. (2014). Model Systems, Taxonomic Bias, and Sexual Selection: Beyond Drosophila. Annual Review of Entomology 59: 321–338.
  • Zuk M, Bastiaans E, Langkilde T, and Swanger E. (2014). The role of behaviour in the establishment of novel traits. Animal Behaviour.
  • Orr T, and Zuk M. (2013). Do reproductive delays facilitate sperm competition in bats? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67: 1903-1913.
  • Simmons LW, Thomas M, Simmons F, and Zuk M. (2013). Female preferences for acoustic and olfactory signals during courtship. Behavioral Ecology.24: 1099-1107.
  • Zuk M, and Borrello ME. (2013).  Parasites and altruism: converging roads. Biology Letters 9: 20130367.
  • Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2012). Socially flexible female choice differs among populations of the Pacific field cricket: geographical variation in the interaction coefficient psi (Ψ). Proc. R. Soc. B. 279: 3589-3596.
  • Gray B, Jacobs AC, Mora AB, and Zuk M. (2012). Antiparasite behavior (Quick Guide). Current Biology 22: R255-R257. 
  • Jacobs AC, and Zuk M. (2012). Sexual selection and parasites: Do mechanisms matter? In: Ecoimmunology, G. Demas and R. Nelson, Eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Orr TJ, and Zuk M. (2012). Sperm storage (Quick Guide). Current Biology 22: R8-R10.
  • Zuk M, Blumer LS, and Gray B. (2012). Runaway Sexual Selection Simulation Game. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education Vol. 33, 340–347.
  • Tinghitella RM, Zuk M, Beveridge M, and Simmons LW. (2011). Island hopping introduces Polynesian field crickets to novel environments, genetic bottlenecks and rapid evolution. Journal Evolutionary Biology. 24: 1199-1211.
  • Rebar D, Zuk M, and Bailey NW. (2011). Mating experience in field crickets modifies pre- and post-copulatory female choice in parallel. Behavioral Ecology 22: 303-309.
  • Bailey NW, Gray B, and Zuk M. (2011). Exposure to sexual signals during rearing increases immune defense in adult field crickets. Biology Letters 7:217-220.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Animal behaviour: stay close for comfort. Current Biology 21: R885-R886.
  • Bailey NW, Gray B, and Zuk M. (2010). Acoustic experience shapes alternative mating tactics and reproductive investment in field crickets. Current Biology 20:845-849.
  • Bailey NW, Gray B, and Zuk M. (2010). Exposure to sexual signals during rearing increases immune defence in adult field crickets. Biology Letters 7: 217-220.
  • Logue DM, Abiola IO, Rains D, Bailey NW, Zuk M, and Cade WH. (2010). Does signaling mitigate the costs of agonistic interactions? A test in a cricket that has lost its song.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B  277:2571-2572.
  • Simmons LW, Tinghitella RM, and Zuk M. (2010). Quantitative genetic variation in courtship song and its covariation with immune function and sperm quality in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus.  Behavioral Ecology 21: 1330-1336.
  • Zuk M. (2010). Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening? Science 328: 1237-1238.
  • Fullard JH, ter Hofstede HM, Ratcliffe JM, Pollack GS, Brigidi GS, Tinghitella RM, and Zuk M. (2010). Release from bats: genetic distance and sensoribehavioural regression in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Naturwissenschaften 97: 53-61. 
  • Zuk M, and Stoehr AM. (2010). Sex Differences in Susceptibility to Infection: An Evolutionary Perspective. Sex Hormones and Immunity to Infection. 1-17.
  • Tinghitella RM, and Zuk M. (2009). Asymmetric mating preferences accommodated the rapid evolutionary loss of a sexual signal.  Evolution 63: 2087-2098.
  • Tinghitella RM, Wang JM, and Zuk M. (2009). Preexisting behavior renders a mutation adaptive: flexibility in male phonotaxis behavior and the loss of singing ability in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus.  Behavioral Ecology 20:722-728.
  • Rebar D, Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2009). Courtship song's role during female mate choice in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Behavioral Ecology 20:1307-1314.
  • Zuk M. (2009).  The sicker sex. PLoS Pathogens 5: e1000267.
  • Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2009). Same-sex sexual behavior and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:439-446.
  • Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2009). Field crickets change mating preferences using remembered social information. Biology Letters 5:449-451.
  • Chappell MA, Bailey NW, Redak RA, Antolin M, and Zuk M. (2009). Metabolic similarity despite striking behavioral divergence: Aerobic performance in low- and high-density forms of the Mormon cricket. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82:405-418.
  • Zuk M, and Bailey NW. (2008).  Birds gone wild: same-sex parenting in albatross.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 439-446.
  • Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2008). Acoustic experience shapes female mate choice in field crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 275: 2645-2650.
  • Bailey NW, Gray B, and Zuk M. (2008). Does immunity vary with population density in wild populations of Mormon crickets? Evolutionary Ecology Research10:599-610.
  • Zuk M, Rebar D, and Scott SP. (2008). Courtship song is more variable than calling song in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Animal Behaviour 76: 1065-1071.
  • Tinghitella RM. (2008). Rapid evolutionary change in a sexual signal: genetic control of the mutation 'flatwing' that renders male field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) mute. Heredity 100: 261-267.
  • Bailey NW, McNabb JR, and Zuk M. (2008).  Pre-existing behavior facilitated the loss of a sexual signal in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Behavioral Ecology 19: 202-207.
  • Bailey NW, and Zuk M. (2008). Changes in immune effort of male field crickets infested with mobile parasitoid larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 96-104.
  • Gray DA, Banuelos CM, Walker SE, Cade WH, and Zuk M. (2007). Behavioural specialisation among populations of the acoustically-orienting parasitoid flyOrmia ochracea utilising different cricket species as hosts. Animal Behaviour 73: 99-104.
  • Zuk M, Rotenberry JT, and Tinghitella R.M. (2006). Silent night: Adaptive disappearance of a sexual signal in a parasitized population of field crickets. Biology Letters 2: 521-524.
  • Tregenza T, Simmons LW, Wedell N, and Zuk M. (2006). Female preference for male courtship song and its role as a signal of immune function and condition. Animal Behaviour 72: 809-818.
  • Pizzari T, Birkhead TR, Blows MW, Brooks R, Buchanan KL, Clutton-Brock TH, Harvey PH, Hosken DJ, Jennions MD, Kokko H, Kotiaho JS, Lessells CM, Macias-Garcia C, Moore AJ, Parker GA, Partridge L, Pitnick S, Radwan J, Ritchie M, Sheldon BC, Simmons LW, Snook RR, Stockley P, and Zuk M. (2006). Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science 312: 690.
  • Zuk M. (2006). The case of the female orgasm. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49: 294-98.
  • Zuk M. (2006). Family values in black and white. Nature 439: 917.
  • Zuk M. (2005). Evaluation bias hits women who aren't twice as good. (correspondence). Nature 438: 559.
  • Fedorka KM, Zuk M, and Mousseau TA. (2005). Natural selection drives the link between male immune function and reproductive potential. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1012-1014.
  • Fedorka KM, and Zuk M. (2005). Sexual conflict and female immune suppression in the cricket, Allonemobius socius. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1515-1522.
  • Simmons LW, Zuk M, and Rotenberry JT. (2005). Immune function reflected in calling song characteristics in a natural population of the cricket Teleogryllus commodus. Animal Behaviour 69:1235-1241.
  • Zuk M. (2005). Animal Models and Gender. Pp. 7-16 in Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 4th ed. C.B. Brettell and C.F. Sargent, eds. Prentice Hall, New York.
  • Patten MA, Rotenberry JT, and Zuk M. (2004). Habitat selection, acoustic adaptation, and the evolution of reproductive isolation.  Evolution 58: 2144-2155.
  • Kolluru GR, Chappell MA, and Zuk M. (2004). Sex differences in insect metabolic rates: field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) and their dipteran parasitoids (Ormia ochracea). Journal of Comparative Physiology Part B 174: 641-648.
  • Fedorka KM, Zuk M, and Mousseau TA. (2004). Immune suppression and the cost of reproduction in the ground cricket, Allonemobius socius. Evolution 58: 2478-2485.
  • Zuk M, Simmons LW, Rotenberry JT, and Stoehr AM. (2004) Sex differences in immunity in two species of field crickets. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 82: 627-634.
  • Lewkiewicz DA, and Zuk M. (2004). Latency to resume calling after disturbance in the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus, corresponds to population-level differences in parasitism risk.  Behavioral Ecololgy Sociobiology. 55: 569-573.
  • Zuk M. (2004). Make way for genes and ducklings. Chronicle of Higher Education. January 9, 2004: B13-B14.
  • Zuk M. (2003). Why not save jellyfish as well as whales?  Chronicle of Higher Education. March 21, 2003: B13-B14.
  • Zuk M. (2002) A straw man on a dead horse: Studying adaptation then and now. Commentary on Andrews et al.: Adaptationism: How To Carry Out an Exaptationist Program. (invited contribution) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25: 533-534.
  • Zuk M. (2002) Can nature be declawed? Natural History. October: 38-41.
  • Zuk M, and Stoehr AM. (2002) Immune defense and life history.  The American Naturalist 160: s9-s22.
  • Zuk M. (2002) Assortative Mating: pp 83-86; Mate Choice: An Overview: pp. 668-673; and Sexual Selection: An Overview, pp. 1047-1051. Encyclopedia of Evolution, Oxford University Press.
  • Kolluru GR, Zuk M, and Chappell M.A. (2002) Reduced reproductive effort in male field crickets infested with parasitoid fly larvae. Behavioral Ecology 13:607-614.
  • Zuk M, Rotenberry JT, and Simmons LW. (2001). Geographical variation in calling song of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: the importance of spatial scale. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 14: 731-741.
  • Panhuis TM, Butlin R, Zuk M, and Tregenza T. (2001). Sexual selection and speciation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 16: 364-371.
  • Simmons LW, Zuk M, and Rotenberry JT. (2001). Geographic variation in female preference functions and male songs of the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Evolution 55: 1386-1394.
  • Kolluru GR, and Zuk M. (2001). Parasitism patterns and the size-fecundity relationship in the acoustically-orienting dipteran parasitoid, Ormia ochracea. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 973-979.
  • Johnsen TS, Zuk M, and Fessler EA. (2001) Social dominance, male behaviour and mating in mixed-sex flocks of red jungle fowl. Behaviour 138: 1-18.
  • Zuk M. (2000). A career of many colors. Parasitology Today 16: 457-458.
  • Zuk M. (2000). Noted biologist Bill Hamilton dies. Evolution 54: 1075-1076.
  • Zuk M. (2000). Role models and model systems: the use of males and females in evolution. In: Haukanes, Haldis (Ed.). Feminism 2000: Biology, Technology and Politics. Conference Report. Centre for Women's and Gender Research, University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Kim T, and Zuk M. (2000). The effects of age and previous experience on social rank in female red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus). Animal Behaviour 60:239-244.
  • Luong LT, Platzer EG, Zuk M, and Giblin-Davis RM. (2000) Venereal worms: sexually-transmitted nematodes. Journal of Parasitology 86: 471-477.
  • Zuk M, and Johnsen TS. (2000). Social environment and immunity in male red jungle fowl. Behavioral Ecology. 11: 146-153.
  • Sheridan LAD, Poulin R, Ward DF, and Zuk M. (2000) Sex differences in parasitic infections among arthropod hosts: is there a male-bias? Oikos 88: 327-334.
  • Zuk M, and McKean KA. (2000). Signals, parasites and the immune system. Pp. 407-419 in: Espmark, Y., Amundsen, T., and Rosenqvist, G. (Eds.) Animal Signals: Signaling and Signal Design in Animal Communication. Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Zuk M. (1999). Immune function and sexual selection. Pp. 2173-2181 In: Adams, N. & Slowtow, R. (Eds), Proc. 22nd Int. Ornithol. Cong., Durban, University of Natal.
  • Chappell MA, Zuk M, and Johnsen TS. (1999). Aerobic performance does not affect social rank in female Red Jungle Fowl. Functional Ecology. 13:163-168.
  • Johnsen TS, and Zuk M. (1999). Parasites and tradeoffs in the immune response of female red jungle fowl. Oikos 86:487-492.
  • Zuk M, and Johnsen T.S. (1998). Seasonal changes in the relationship between ornamentation and immune response in red jungle fowl. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 265:1631-1635.
  • Johnsen TS, and Zuk M. (1998). Parasites, morphology and blood characters in male red jungle fowl during development. Condor 100:749-752.
  • Zuk M, and Kolluru GR. (1998). Exploitation of sexual signals by predators and parasitoids. Quarterly Review of Biology. 73: 415-438.
  • Zuk M, Kim T, Robinson S, and Johnsen TS. (1998). Parasites influence social rank and morphology, but not mate choice, in female red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus). Animal Behaviour 56:493-499.
  • Zuk M, Rotenberry JT, and Simmons LW. (1998). Calling songs of field crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) with and without phonotactic parasitoid infection. Evolution 52:166-171.
  • Zuk M, Kim T, Kristan D, and Luong LL. (1997). Sex, pain and parasites. Parasitology Today 13:332-333.
  • Fausto-Sterling A, Gowaty PA, and Zuk M. (1997). Evolutionary psychology and Darwinian feminism. Feminist Studies 23:403-417.
  • Chappell MA, Zuk M, Johnsen TS, and Kwan TH. (1997). Mate choice and aerobic capacity in red junglefowl. Behaviour 134:511-530.
  • Zuk M. (1997). Darwinian medicine dawning in a feminist light. Pp. 417-430 in: Feminism and evolutionary biology: boundaries, intersections, and frontiers (P.A. Gowaty, ed.). Chapman and Hall, New York.
  • Zuk M, and Simmons LW. (1997). Reproductive strategies of the crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). In: The Evolution of Mating Systems in Insects and Arachnids. Cambridge University Press. J.C. Choe and B.J. Crespi, eds.
  • Chappell MA, Zuk M, and Johnsen TS. (1997). Repeatability of aerobic performance in red junglefowl: effects of ontogeny and nematode infection. Functional Ecology.10:578-585.
  • Zuk M. (1996). Sexual selection, endocrine-immune interactions and disease. Ecology 77:1037-1042.
  • Zuk M, Bryant MJ, Kolluru GR, and Mirmovitch V. (1996) Trade-offs in parasitology, evolution and behaviour. Parasitology Today 12:46-47.
  • McKean KA, Nunney L, and Zuk M. (1996). Immunology taught by Darwin. Science 272:634-635.
  • Rotenberry JT, Zuk, M, Simmons LW, and Hayes C. (1996). Phonotactic parasitoids and cricket song structure: an evaluation of alternative hypotheses. Evolutionary Ecology. 10: 233-243.
  • Johnsen TS, and Zuk M. (1996). Repeatability of mate choice in female red jungle fowl. Behavioral Ecology 7: 243-246.
  • Zuk M, Popma SL, and Johnsen TS. (1995). Male courtship displays, ornaments, and female mate choice in captive red jungle fowl. Behaviour 132: 821-836.
  • Johnsen TS, and Zuk M. (1995). Testosterone and aggression in male red jungle fowl. Hormones and Behavior 29: 593-598.
  • Zuk M, Simmons LW, and Rotenberry JT. (1995). Acoustically-orienting parasitoids in calling and silent males of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Ecological Entomology 20: 380-383.
  • McKean K, and Zuk M. (1995). The evolution of signaling in immunology and behavior.  Naturwissenschaften 82: 509-516.
  • Zuk M, Johnsen TS, and MacLarty T. (1995). Endocrine-immune interactions, ornaments and mate choice in red jungle fowl. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 260: 205-210.
  • Chappell MA, Zuk M, Kwan TH, and Johnsen TS. (1995). Energy cost of an avian vocal display: crowing in red junglefowl. Animal Behavior. 49: 255-257.
  • Zuk M. (1994). Singing under pressure: phonotactic parasitoid flies in Hawaiian cricket hosts. Research & Exploration 10: 477-484.
  • Simmons LW, and Zuk M. (1994). Age structure of parasitized and unparasitized populations of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Ethology 98: 333-340.
  • Zuk M, and Decruyenaere JG. (1994). Measuring individual variation in colour: a comparison of two techniques. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 53: 165-173.
  • Zuk M. (1994). Immunology and the evolution of behavior. Pp. 354-368 In: Behavioral Mechanisms in Ecology, L. Real (ed.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL.
  • Zuk M. (1993). Feminism and the study of animal behavior. BioScience 43: 774-778.
  • Zuk M, Simmons LW, and Cupp L. (1993). Calling characteristics of parasitized and unparasitized populations of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 33: 339-343.
  • Johnson K, Thornhill R, Ligon JD, and Zuk M. (1993). The direction of mothers' and daughters' preferences and the heritability of male ornaments in red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus). Behavioral Ecology 4: 254-259.
  • Zuk M, Ligon JD, and Thornhill R. (1993). Effects of experimental manipulation of male secondary sex characters on female mate preference in red jungle fowl. Animal Behaviour 44: 999-1006.
  • Simmons LW, and Zuk M. (1993). Variability in call structure and pairing success of male field crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus: the effects of age, size, and parasite load. Animal Behaviour 44: 1145-1152.
  • Zuk M. (1992). Sexual preference and genetic correlations: a reply. Trends Ecol. Evol. 7: 30.
  • Zuk M. (1992). The role of parasites in sexual selection: current evidence and future directions. Advances in the Study of Behavior 21: 39-68.
  • Zuk M. (1991). Sexual ornaments as animal signals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 6: 228-231.
  • Zuk M. (1991). Parasites and bright birds: new data and a new prediction. Pages 317-327 in (J. Loye and M. Zuk, eds.) Bird-parasite Interactions: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Oxford University Press.
  • Zuk M, Johnson K, Thornhill R, and Ligon JD. (1990). Parasites and male ornaments in free-ranging and captive red jungle fowl. Behaviour 114: 232-248.
  • Zuk M, Thornhill R, Ligon JD, Johnson K, Austad S, Ligon S, Thornhill N, and Costin C. (1990). The role of male ornaments and courtship behavior in female choice of red jungle fowl. American Naturalist. 136: 459-473.
  • Zuk M. (1990). Reproductive strategies and sex differences in disease susceptibility: an evolutionary viewpoint. Parasitology Today 6: 231-233.
  • Ligon JD, Thornhill R, Zuk M, and Johnson K. (1990). Male-male competition in red jungle fowl and the multiple roles of testosterone in sexual selection. Animal Behavior. 40: 367-373.
  • Zuk M, Thornhill R, Johnson K, and Ligon JD. (1990). Parasites and mate choice in red jungle fowl. American Zoologist 30: 235-244.
  • Zuk M, Johnson K, Thornhill R, and Ligon JD. (1990). Mechanisms of mate choice in red jungle fowl. Evolution 44: 477-485.
  • Hamilton WD, and Zuk M. (1989). Parasites and sexual selection. Nature 341: 289-290.
  • Zuk M. (1989). Validity of sexual selection in birds. Nature 340: 104.
  • Zuk M. (1988). Parasite load, body size, and age of wild-caught male field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae): Effects on sexual selection. Evolution 42: 969-976.
  • Zuk M. (1987). Age determination of adult field crickets: methodology and field applications. Can. J. Zool. 65: 1564-1566.
  • Zuk M. (1987). Seasonal and individual variation in gregarine parasite levels in the field crickets Gryllus veletis and G. pennsylvanicus. Ecol. Entomol. 12: 341-348.
  • Zuk M. (1987). The effects of gregarine parasites, body size, and time of day on spermatophore production and sexual selection in field crickets. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 21: 65-72.
  • Zuk M. (1984). A charming resistance to parasites. Natural History 93: 28-34.
  • Hamilton WD, and Zuk M. (1982). Heritable true fitness and bright birds: a role for parasites? Science 213: 384-387.
Popular Press Articles
  • Zuk M. (2023). Why we shouldn't attribute human motivations to animals like bees. New Scientists. January 11, 2023. 
  • Zuk M. (2018). There's nothing inherent about the fact that men outnumber women in the sciences. Los Angeles Times. March 11, 2018.
  • Zuk M. (2017). Fox and Friends. (review of How to Tame a Fox, by Lee Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut). New York Times, May 7, BR26.
  • Zuk M. (2017). Squishy Sentience (review of Other Minds, by Peter Godfrey-Smith). Los Angeles Review of Books, August 1.
  • Zuk M. (2017). Beautiful, Brainless and Dangerous (review of Spineless, by Juli Berwald). Wall Street Journal, December 2, C7.
  • Zuk M. (2011). The zombies with six legs. Los Angeles Times. October 31, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Honey and the long haul. Los Angeles Review of Books. October 5, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Overstating the wonders of ants? Myrmecos blog ( August 8, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Insect facts: what they tell us about ourselves. The Huffington Post. August 4, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Can bugs improve your sex life? The Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2011.
  • Zuk M, and Houtman A. (2011). Wholphins and other wonders of bio for biz majors. The Chronicle of Higher Education. July 10, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2011). Animal webcams: days of their lives. Los Angeles Times. June 12, 2011.
  • Zuk M. (2010). The truth about misassigned paternity. Los Angeles Times. June 20, 2010.
  • Zuk M. (2009). What's a flu like you doing in a host like this?  The Financial Times. May 13, 2009.
  • Zuk M. (2009). A Mother's Day for the Bugs. May 7, 2009.
  • Zuk M. (2009). The evolutionary search for our perfect past.  New York Times. January 19, 2009.
  • Zuk M. (2008). Nice females also hunt. New York Times. December 4, 2008.
  • Zuk M. (2008). A Great Pox's Greatest Feat: Staying Alive. New York Times. April 29, 2008.
  • Zuk M. (2008). Why cloning will never replace sex. Mental Floss magazine. March-April edition.
  • Zuk M. (2007). So a fruit fly goes in a bar. Los Angeles Times. December 19, 2007.
  • Zuk M. (2007). Drug resistance, explained.  Well Blog. New York Times. March 27, 2007.
  • Zuk M. (2007). Our friend the bacterium. Los Angeles Times. February 10, 2007.
  • Zuk M. (2005). Right, wrong . . . what's the diff? Los Angeles Times. May 24, 2005.
  • Zuk M. (2004). We need professors in the labs as well as in classes. Los Angeles Times. December 13, 2004.
  • Zuk M. (2004). Birds do it, bonobos do it.  Los Angeles Times. March 7, 2004
  • Zuk M. (2004). Make way for genes and ducklings. The Chronicle of higher Education. January 9, 2004.
  • Zuk M. (2002). Birds do it. Los Angeles Times. June 2, 2002.
  • Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters. W.W. Norton and Company. 2022.
  • Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. 2018
  • Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2013.
  • Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2011. 
  • Riddled With Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites that Make Us Who We Are. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2007.
  • Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex from Animals.  University of California Press. 2003.