Peer-reviewed Articles  


  • Heinen-Kay J.L., Strub, D.B., Balenger, S.L., 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. [pdf]
  • Olzer, R., Deak, N., Tan, X., Heinen-Kay, J.L., 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. [pdf]
  • Heinen-Kay J.L., and Zuk, M. 2019. When does sexual signal exploitation lead to signal loss? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:00255. [pdf]
  • Heinen-Kay, J.L., Urquhart, E.M., and Zuk, M. 2019. Obligately silent males sire more offspring than singers in a rapidly evolving cricket population. Biology Letters 15: 20190198. [pdf]


  • Pascoal, S., Liu, X., Fang, Y., Paterson, S., Ritchie, M., Rockliffe, N., Zuk, M., and Bailey, N.W. 2018. Increased socially-mediated plasticity in gene expression accompanies rapid adaptive evolution. Ecology Letters  21: 546-556 [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Bailey, N.W., Gray, B. and Rotenberry, J.T. 2018. Sexual Signal Loss: The Link Between Behavior and Rapid Evolutionary Dynamics in a Field Cricket. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 623-633 [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. and Travisano, M. 2018. Models on the runway: how do we make replicas of the world? American Naturalist 192:1-9. [pdf]
  • Heinen-Kay, J.L., Strub, D.B., 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. [pdf
  • Olzer, R.M. and Zuk, M. 2018. Obligate, but not facultative, satellite males prefer same male sexual signal characteristics as females. Animal Behaviour 144: 37-43 [pdf]
  • Olzer, R.M., Ehrlich, R.L., Heinen-Kay, J.L., 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, S.L., L.M. Lara, M. Zuk, and E. Hebets. Relative Amplitude of Courtship Song Chirp and Trill Components Does Not Alter Female Teleogryllus oceanicus Mating Behavior. Ethology 123(2): 168-173. [pdf]
  • Rotenberry, J.T. and M. Zuk. Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Context: How Demography, Ecology, and Behavior Affect Male Mating Access. The American Naturalist 188(5): 582-588. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., J.C. Tanner, E. Schmidtman, M.A. Bee, and S. Balenger. Calls of Recently Introduced Coquí Frogs Do Not Interfere with Cricket Phonotaxis in Hawaii. Journal of Insect Behavior 30(1): 60-69. [pdf]


  • Spencer, H.G. and Zuk, M. For host's sake: the pluses of parasite preservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(5): 343-345. [pdf]
  • Zeng, L., Rotenberry, J.T., Zuk, M., Pratt, T.K., and Zhang, Z. Social behavior and cooperative breeding in a precocial species: The Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) in Hawaii. The Auk 133(4): 747-760. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. Mates with Benefits: When and How Sexual Cannibalism is Adaptive. Current Biology 26(23): R1230-1232. [pdf]


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


  • Balenger, S.L., and Zuk, M. Roaming Romeos: male crickets evolving in silence exhibit increased locomotor behaviors. Animal Behaviour. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. and Balenger, S.L. (2014) Behavioral ecology and genomics: new directions, or just a more detailed map? Behavioral Ecology 25: 1277-1282. [pdf]
  • Orr, T. and Zuk, M. in press. Reproductive delays in mammals: an unexplored avenue for post-copulatory sexual selection. Biological Reviews. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Garcia-Gonzalez, F., Herberstein, M.E. and Simmons, L.W. 2014. Model Systems, Taxonomic Bias, and Sexual Selection: Beyond Drosophila. Annual Review of Entomology 59: 321–338. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Bastiaans, E., Langkilde, T., and Swanger, E. 2014. The role of behaviour in the establishment of novel traits. Animal Behaviour. Online early. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.02.032. [pdf]
  • Orr, T. and Zuk, M. 2013. Do reproductive delays facilitate sperm competition in bats? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67: 1903-1913. [pdf]
  • Simmons, L.W., Thomas, M., Simmons, F. and Zuk, M. 2013. Female preferences for acoustic and olfactory signals during courtship. Behavioral Ecology.24: 1099-1107. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. and Borrello, M.E. 2013.  Parasites and altruism: converging roads. Biology Letters 9: 20130367. [pdf]
  • Tinghitella R.M., Zuk M., Beveridge M., Simmons L.W. (2011). Island hopping introduces Polynesian field crickets to novel environments, genetic bottlenecks and rapid evolution. J. Evol. Biol. 24: 1199-1211. [pdf]
  • Rebar D., Zuk M., Bailey N.W. (2011). Mating experience in field crickets modifies pre- and post-copulatory female choice in parallel. Behavioral Ecology 22: 303-309. [pdf]
  • Bailey N.W., Gray B., Zuk M. (2011). Exposure to sexual signals during rearing increases immune defense in adult field crickets. Biology Letters 7:217-220. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. 2011. Animal behaviour: stay close for comfort. Current Biology 21: R885-R886.[pdf]
  • Bailey N.W., Gray B., Zuk M. (2010). Acoustic experience shapes alternative mating tactics and reproductive investment in field crickets. Current Biology 20:845-849. [pdf]
  • Bailey N.W., Gray B., Zuk M. (2010). Exposure to sexual signals during rearing increases immune defence in adult field crickets. Biology Letters 7: 217-220. [pdf]
  • Logue D.M., Abiola I.O., Rains D., Bailey N.W., Zuk M., Cade W.H. (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. [pdf]
  • Simmons, L.W., Tinghitella R.M., 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. [pdf]
  • Fullard J.H., ter Hofstede H.M., Ratcliffe J.M., Pollack G.S., Brigidi G.S., Tinghitella R.M., Zuk M. (2010). Release from bats: genetic distance and sensoribehavioural regression in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Naturwissenschaften 97: 53-61. [pdf]
  • Zuk M., Stoehr A.M. (2010). Sex Differences in Susceptibility to Infection: An Evolutionary Perspective. Sex hormones and immunity to infection. (Book chapter). 1-17. [pdf]
  • Tinghitella R.M., Zuk M. (2009). Asymmetric mating preferences accommodated the rapid evolutionary loss of a sexual signal.  Evolution 63: 2087-2098. [pdf]
  • Tinghitella R.M., Wang J.M., 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. [pdf]
  • Rebar D, Bailey N.W., Zuk M. (2009). Courtship song's role during female mate choice in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Behavioral Ecology 20:1307-1314. [pdf]
  • Zuk M. (2009).  The sicker sex. PLoS Pathogens 5: e1000267. [pdf]
  • Bailey N.W., Zuk M. (2009). Same-sex sexual behavior and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:439-446. [pdf]
  • Bailey N.W., Zuk M. (2009). Field crickets change mating preferences using remembered social information. Biology Letters 5:449-451. [pdf]
  • Chappell M.A., Bailey N.W., Redak R.A., Antolin M., 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. [pdf]
  • Zuk M., Bailey N.W. (2008).  Birds gone wild: same-sex parenting in albatross.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 439-446. [pdf]
  • Bailey, N.W. and Zuk, M. (2008). Acoustic experience shapes female mate choice in field crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 275: 2645-2650. [pdf]
  • Bailey, N.W., Gray, B. and Zuk, M. (2008). Does immunity vary with population density in wild populations of Mormon crickets? Evolutionary Ecology Research10:599-610. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Rebar, D. and Scott, S..P (2008). Courtship song is more variable than calling song in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Animal Behaviour 76: 1065-1071. [pdf]
  • Tinghitella, R.M. (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. [pdf]
  • Bailey, N.W., McNabb, J.R. 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. [pdf]
  • Bailey, N.W. and Zuk, M. (2008). Changes in immune effort of male field crickets infested with mobile parasitoid larvae. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 96-104. [pdf]
  • Gray, D.A., Banuelos, C.M., Walker, S.E., Cade, W.H., 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. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Rotenberry, J.T., 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. [pdf]
  • Tregenza, T., Simmons, L.W., 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. [pdf]
  • Pizzari, T., Birkhead, T.R., Blows, M.W., Brooks, R., Buchanan, K.L., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Harvey, P.H., Hosken, D.J., Jennions, M.D., Kokko, H., Kotiaho, J.S., Lessells, C.M., Macias-Garcia, C., Moore, A.J., Parker, G.A., Partridge, L., Pitnick, S., Radwan, J., Ritchie, M., Sheldon, B.C., Simmons, L.W., Snook, R.R., Stockley, P. and Zuk M. (2006). Debating sexual selection and mating strategies. Science 312: 690. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2006). The case of the female orgasm. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49: 294-98. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2006). Family values in black and white. Nature 439: 917. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2005). Evaluation bias hits women who aren't twice as good. (correspondence). Nature 438: 559. [pdf]
  • Fedorka, K.M., Zuk, M., and Mousseau, T.A. (2005). Natural selection drives the link between male immune function and reproductive potential. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1012-1014. [pdf]
  • Fedorka, K.M., and Zuk, M. (2005). Sexual conflict and female immune suppression in the cricket, Allonemobius socius. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1515-1522. [pdf]
  • Simmons, L.W., Zuk, M., and Rotenberry, J.T. (2005). Immune function reflected in calling song characteristics in a natural population of the cricket Teleogryllus commodus. Animal Behaviour 69:1235-1241. [pdf]
  • 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, M.A., Rotenberry, J.T., and Zuk, M. (2004). Habitat selection, acoustic adaptation, and the evolution of reproductive isolation.  Evolution 58: 2144-2155. [pdf]
  • Kolluru, G.R., Chappell, M.A., 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. [pdf]
  • Fedorka, K.M, Zuk, M., and Mousseau, T.A. (2004). Immune suppression and the cost of reproduction in the ground cricket, Allonemobius socius. Evolution 58: 2478-2485. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Simmons, L.W., Rotenberry, J.T., and Stoehr, A.M. (2004) Sex differences in immunity in two species of field crickets. Can. J. Zool. 82: 627-634. [pdf]
  • Lewkiewicz, D.A. and Zuk,  M. (2004). Latency to resume calling after disturbance in the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus, corresponds to population-level differences in parasitism risk.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 55: 569-573. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2004). Make way for genes and ducklings. Chronicle of Higher Education. January 9, 2004: B13-B14. [link]
  • Zuk, M. (2003). Why not save jellyfish as well as whales?  Chronicle of Higher Education. March 21, 2003: B13-B14. [link]
  • 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. [pdf- see page 533]
  • Zuk, M. (2002) Can nature be declawed? Natural History. October: 38-41.
  • Zuk, M. and Stoehr, A.M. (2002) Immune defense and life history.  The American Naturalist 160: s9-s22. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2002) Assortative Mating: pp 83-86; Mate Choice: An Overview: pp. 668-673; and Sexual Selection: An Overview, pp. 1047-1051. Three sections in Encyclopedia of Evolution, Oxford University Press.
  • Kolluru, G.R., Zuk, M., and Chappell, M.A. (2002) Reduced reproductive effort in male field crickets infested with parasitoid fly larvae. Behavioral Ecology 13:607-614. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M., Rotenberry, J.T., and Simmons, L.W. (2001). Geographical variation in calling song of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: the importance of spatial scale. J. Evol. Biol. 14: 731-741. [pdf]
  • Panhuis, T.M., Butlin, R., Zuk, M. and Tregenza, T. (2001). Sexual selection and speciation. Trends Ecol. Evol. 16: 364-371. [pdf]
  • Simmons, L.W., Zuk, M., and Rotenberry, J.T. (2001). Geographic variation in female preference functions and male songs of the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Evolution 55: 1386-1394. [pdf]
  • Kolluru, G.R. 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. [pdf]
  • Johnsen, T.S., Zuk, M., and Fessler, E.A. (2001) Social dominance, male behaviour and mating in mixed-sex flocks of red jungle fowl. Behaviour 138: 1-18. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2000). A career of many colors. Parasitology Today 16: 457-458. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. (2000). Noted biologist Bill Hamilton dies. Evolution 54: 1075-1076. [pdf]
  • 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 M. Zuk. (2000). The effects of age and previous experience on social rank in female red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus s padiceus). Animal Behaviour 60:239-244. [pdf]
  • Luong, L.T., Platzer, E.G., Zuk, M. and Giblin-Davis, R.M. (2000) Venereal worms: sexually-transmitted nematodes. J. Parasitology 86: 471-477. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. and Johnsen, T.S. (2000). Social environment and immunity in male red jungle fowl. Behavioral Ecology. 11: 146-153. [pdf]
  • Sheridan, L.A.D., Poulin, R., Ward, D.F. and Zuk, M. (2000) Sex differences in parasitic infections among arthropod hosts: is there a male-bias? Oikos 88: 327-334. [pdf]
  • Zuk, M. and McKean, K.A. (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, M.A., Zuk, M., and Johnsen, T.S. (1999). Aerobic performance does not affect social rank in female Red Jungle Fowl. Func. Ecol. 13:163-168.
  • Johnsen, T.S. and M. Zuk. (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. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B.265:1631-1635.
  • Johnsen, T.S. and M. Zuk. (1998). Parasites, morphology and blood characters in male red jungle fowl during development. Condor 100:749-752.
  • Zuk, M. and Kolluru, G. R. (1998). Exploitation of sexual signals by predators and parasitoids. Quart. Rev. Biol. 73: 415-438.
  • Zuk, M., Kim, T., Robinson, S., and T.S. Johnsen. (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, J.T., and L.W. Simmons. (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 L.L. Luong. (1997). Sex, pain and parasites. Parasitol. Today 13:332-333.
  • Fausto-Sterling, A., Gowaty, P.A., and M. Zuk. (1997). Evolutionary psychology and Darwinian feminism. Feminist Studies 23:403-417.
  • Chappell, M.A., Zuk, M., Johnsen, T.S., and T.H. Kwan. (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 L.W. Simmons. (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, M.A., Zuk, M., and T.S. Johnsen. (1997). Repeatability of aerobic performance in red junglefowl: effects of ontogeny and nematode infection. Func. Ecol.10:578-585.
  • Zuk, M. (1996). Sexual selection, endocrine-immune interactions and disease. Ecology 77:1037-1042.
  • Zuk, M. Bryant, M.J., Kolluru, G.R., and V. Mirmovitch. (1996) Trade-offs in parasitology, evolution and behaviour. Parasitol. Today 12:46-47.
  • McKean, K.A., Nunney, L., and M. Zuk. (1996). Immunology taught by Darwin. Science 272:634-635.
  • Rotenberry, J.T., Zuk, M., Simmons, L.W. and C. Hayes. (1996). Phonotactic parasitoids and cricket song structure: an evaluation of alternative hypotheses. Evol. Ecol. 10: 233-243.
  • Johnsen, T.S. and M. Zuk. (1996). Repeatability of mate choice in female red jungle fowl. Behavioral Ecology 7: 243-246.
  • Zuk,  M., Popma, S.L., and T.S. Johnsen. (1995). Male courtship displays, ornaments, and female mate choice in captive red jungle fowl. Behaviour 132: 821-836.
  • Johnsen, T.S. and M. Zuk. (1995). Testosterone and aggression in male red jungle fowl. Hormones and Behavior 29: 593-598.
  • Zuk, M., Simmons, L.W., and J.T. Rotenberry. (1995). Acoustically-orienting parasitoids in calling and silent males of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus.Ecological Entomology 20: 380-383.
  • McKean, K. and M. Zuk. (1995). The evolution of signaling in immunology and behavior.  Naturwissenschaften 82: 509-516.
  • Zuk, M., Johnsen, T.S., and MacLarty, T. (1995). Endocrine-immune interactions, ornaments and mate choice in red jungle fowl. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 260: 205-210.
  • Chappell, M.A., Zuk, M., Kwan, T.H. and T.S. Johnsen. (1995). Energy cost of an avian vocal display: crowing in red junglefowl. Anim. Behav. 49: 255-257.
  • Zuk, M. (1994). Singing under pressure: phonotactic parasitoid flies in Hawaiian cricket hosts. Research & Exploration 10: 477-484.
  • Simmons, L.W. and M. Zuk. (1994). Age structure of parasitized and unparasitized populations of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Ethology 98: 333-340.
  • Zuk, M. and J. G. Decruyenaere. (1994). Measuring individual variation in colour: a comparison of two techniques. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 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, L.W., and Cupp, L. (1993). Calling characteristics of parasitized and unparasitized populations of the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Behav. Ecol. and Sociobiol. 33: 339-343.
  • Johnson, K., Thornhill, R., Ligon, J.D., 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, J.D., 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, L.W. and M. Zuk. (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 Ecol. Evol. 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 J.D. Ligon. (1990). Parasites and male ornaments in free-ranging and captive red jungle fowl. Behaviour 114: 232-248.
  • Zuk, M., Thornhill, R., Ligon, J.D., Johnson, K., S. Austad, S. Ligon, N. Thornhill, and C. Costin. (1990). The role of male ornaments and courtship behavior in female choice of red jungle fowl. Amer. Nat. 136: 459-473.
  • Zuk, M. (1990). Reproductive strategies and sex differences in disease susceptibility: an evolutionary viewpoint. Parasitology Today 6: 231-233.
  • Ligon, J.D., Thornhill, R., Zuk, M., and K. Johnson. (1990). Male-male competition in red jungle fowl and the multiple roles of testosterone in sexual selection. Anim. Behav. 40: 367-373.
  • Zuk, M., Thornhill, R., Johnson, K., and J.D. Ligon. (1990). Parasites and mate choice in red jungle fowl. American Zoologist 30: 235-244.
  • Zuk, M., Johnson, K., Thornhill, R. and J.D. Ligon. (1990). Mechanisms of mate choice in red jungle fowl. Evolution 44: 477-485.
  • Hamilton, W.D. 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, W.D. and M. Zuk. (1982). Heritable true fitness and bright birds: a role for parasites? Science 213: 384-387.
Popular Press Articles
  • 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.
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