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Farine, D. R., Spencer, K. A. & Boogert, N. J. (2015).  Early-life stress triggers juveniles to switch social learning strategies. Current Biology. 25, 16, p. 2184-2188

Brown, G. R., Kulbarsh, K. D., Spencer, K. A. & Duval, C. (2015). Peri-pubertal exposure to testicular hormones organizes response to novel environments and social behavior in adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior. 73, p. 135–141

Zimmer, C. & Spencer, K. A. May 2015 Reduced resistance to oxidative stress during reproduction as a cost of early-life stress. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 183, p. 9-13

Zimmer, C. & Spencer, K. A. (2014).  Modifications of glucocorticoid receptors mRNA expression in the HPA axis in response to early life stress in female Japanese quail. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 26, 12, p. 853-860

Boogert, N. J., Farine, D. & Spencer, K. A. (2014).  Developmental stress predicts social network position. Biology Letters. 10, 10, 20140561

D’Alba, L., Van Hemert, C., Spencer, K. A., Heidinger, B. J., Gill, L., Evans, N. P., Monaghan, P., Handel, C. M. & Shawkey, M. D.Oct 2014 In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54, 4, p. 633-644

Monaghan, P. & Spencer, K. A. (2014). Stress and life history. Current Biology. 24, 10, p. R408–R412

Duval, C., Zimmer, C., Mikšík, I., Cassey, P. & Spencer, K. A. (2014) Early life stress shapes female reproductive strategy through eggshell pigmentation in Japanese quail. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 208, p. 146-153

D’Alba, L., Spencer, K. A., Van Hemert, C., Heidinger, B. J., Gill, L., Evans, N. P., Monaghan, P., Handel, C. M. & Shawkey, M. D. (2014) The mechanisms of condition-dependent variation in melanin-based plumage color. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54, p. E56-E56

Duval, C., Cassey, P., Lovell, P. G., Miksik, I., Reynolds, S. J. & Spencer, K. A. (2013).  Eggshell appearance does not signal maternal corticosterone exposure in japanese quail: an experimental study with brown-spotted eggs. PLoS One. 8, 12, e80485

Marasco, V., Spencer, K. A., Robinson, J., Herzyk, P. & Costantini, D. (2013). Developmental post-natal stress can alter the effects of pre-natal stress on the adult redox balance. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 191, p. 239-246

Zimmer, C. G. G., Boogert, N. J. & Spencer, K. A. (2013) Developmental programming: Cumulative effects of increased pre-hatching corticosterone levels and post-hatching unpredictable food availability on physiology and behaviour in adulthood. Hormones and Behavior. 64, 3, p. 494-500

Brown, G. R. & Spencer, K. A. (2013) Steroid hormones, stress and the adolescent brain: a comparative perspective. Neuroscience. 249, p. 115-128

Lovell, P. G., Ruxton, G. D., Langridge, K. V. & Spencer, K. A. (2013). Individual quail select egg-laying substrate to provide optimal camouflage for their egg phenotype. Current Biology 23(3), 260-264.

Boogert, N. J., Zimmer, C. G. G. & Spencer, K. A. (2013). Pre- and post-natal stress have opposing effects on social information use. Biology Letters 9(2) article 20121088.

Duval, C., Cassey, P., Miksik, I., Reynolds, S. & Spencer, K. A. (2013). Condition-dependent strategies of eggshell pigmentation: an experimental study of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Journal of Experimental Biology. 216, p. 700-708

MacDougall-Shackleton, S. & Spencer, K. A. 2012. Developmental stress and birdsong: current evidence and future directions. Journal of Ornithology 153(1) suppl, 105-117.

Duval, C., Cassey, P., Reynolds, S. J. & Spencer, K. A. 2012. On the use of commercial quails as study organisms: lessons about food intake from individual variation in body mass. Avian Biology Research 5(3), 137-141.

Marasco, V., Robinson, J. E., Herzyk, P. & Spencer, K. A. 2012. Pre- and post-natal stress in context: effects on stress physiology in a precocial bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 215(22) 3955-3964.

Monaghan, P., Heidinger, B. J. , D’Alba, L. , Evans, N. P. & Spencer, K. A. 2012. For better or worse: reduced adult lifespan following early-life stress is transmitted to breeding partners.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 279, 1729, p. 709-714. (IF = 5.4)

D’Alba, L. B., Spencer, K. A., Nager, R. & Monaghan, P. (2011) Baseline cortiscosterone and nest shelter interact to influence reproductive success in the common eider. General and Comparative Endocrinology. (IF = 3.3)

Spencer, K. A. & MacDougall-Shackleton, S (2011). Indicators of Development as Sexually Selected Traits: the Developmental Stress Hypothesis in Context. Behavioural Ecology 22(1), 1-9.(IF = 3.1)

Spencer, K. A. & MacDougall-Shackelton, S. (2011). Singing to impress: the importance of developmental stress. Behavioural Ecology 22(1), 14-15. (IF = 3.1)

Fenton, A., Maggolaagn, L., Kennedy, Z. & Spencer, K.A. (2011). Parasite induced warning colouration: a novel form of host manipulation? Animal Behaviour, 81 (2), 417- 422. (IF = 3.5)

Spencer, K. A., Heidinger, B. J., D’Alba, L. B., Evans, N. P. & Monaghan, P. (2010) Then versus now: effect of developmental and current environmental conditions on incubation effort in birds. Behavioral Ecology 21, p. 999-1004. (IF = 3.1)

Spencer, K.A., Evans, N.P, Monaghan, P. (2009) Postnatal Stress: A novel model of glucocorticoid programming of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Endocrinology, 150(4):1931–1934. (IF = 4.5)

Spencer, K.A., Verhulst, S. (2008) Post-natal exposure to corticosterone affects standard metabolic rate in the zebra finch. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 159 (2-3), 250-256.

Spencer, K. A. and Verhulst, S. (2007) Delayed behavioral effects of developmental stress in birds. Hormones and Behavior 51(2), p 273-280.

Spencer, K. A., Harris, S., Baker, P. and Cuthill, I. C. (2007) Song development in birds: the effects of early conditions and implications for rehabilitation protocols. Animal Welfare 16(1), p 1-22.

Catchpole, C. K., Spencer, K. A., Buchanan, K. L., Leitner, S. & Goldsmith, A. R. (2006) The developmental stress hypothesis, song, neural development and mate choice in birds. Journal of Ornithology 147: 13.

Spencer, K. A., Buchanan, K. L., Goldsmith, A. R. & Catchpole, C. K. (2005) Parasites affect song complexity in a songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 272: 2037-2043.

Spencer, K. A. (2005) The effect of body state on nest sanitation and nest provisioning in breeding barn swallows. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 83: 1360-1364.

Spencer, K.A. (2005) Behavioural and energetic responses to body state in male and female barn swallows (Hirundo rustica). Zoological Science 22(4), 437-443.

Spencer, K. A., Wimpenny, J. H., Buchanan, K. L., Lovell, P. G., Goldsmith, A. R. & Catchpole, C. K. (2005) Developmental stress affects male song attractiveness and female choice in the zebra finch. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 58(4), 423-428.

Spencer, K. A. Harris, S., Baker, P. and Cuthill, I. C. (2005) Song development in birds: the effects of early conditions and implications for rehabilitation protocols. Report for RSPCA wildlife hospital professionals and managers.

Spencer, K. A., Buchanan, K. L., Goldsmith, A. R. & Catchpole, C. K. (2004). Developmental stress, dominance and song complexity in the European Starling. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biology Letters. S3, S121-123.

Nudds, R. L. and Spencer K. A. (2004) Daily energy expenditure of male barn swallows correlates with tail-streamer length: handicap-mediated foraging strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biology Letters. S4, s160-s163.

Buchanan, K. L., Leitner, S., Spencer, K. A., Goldsmith, A. R. and Catchpole (2004) Developmental stress selectively affects brain nuclei HVC in the zebra finch. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271, 2381-2386.

Buchanan, K. L., Leitner, S., Spencer, K. A., Goldsmith, A. R. and Catchpole (2004) Does song quality indicate developmental stress? Hormones and Behavior 46(1), 128-128.

Buchanan, K. L., Spencer, K. A., Goldsmith, A. R. & Catchpole, C. K. (2003) Song as an honest signal of developmental stress in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 270, 1149-1156.

Spencer, K. A., Buchanan, K. L., Goldsmith, A. R. & Catchpole, C. K. (2003). Song as an honest signal of developmental stress in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Hormones and Behavior 44, 132-139.

Spencer, K. A. & Bryant, D. M. (2002). State-dependent behaviour in breeding barn swallows (Hirundo rustica): consequences for reproductive effort. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 269 (1489), 403-410.

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