Stephen Pruett-Jones

Associate Professor
Websites
Research Summary
Research: Sexual selection, evolution of mating systems, communication, population biology of birds, introduced species, damselflies
Keywords
Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Fairy-wrens, Naturalized Parrots, Population Biology
Education
  • University of California, Davis, CA, B.S. Zoology 06/1976
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, M.S. Zoology 03/1981
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA, Ph.D. Zoology 05/1985
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
Publications
  1. Cain KE, Hall ML, Medina I, Leitao AV, Delhey K, Brouwer L, Peters A, Pruett-Jones S, Webster MS, Langmore NE, Mulder RA. Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds. Am Nat. 2019 03; 193(3):359-372. View in: PubMed

  2. Brouwer L, van de Pol M, Aranzamendi NH, Bain G, Baldassarre DT, Brooker LC, Brooker MG, Colombelli-Négrel D, Enbody E, Gielow K, Hall ML, Johnson AE, Karubian J, Kingma SA, Kleindorfer S, Louter M, Mulder RA, Peters A, Pruett-Jones S, Tarvin KA, Thrasher DJ, Varian-Ramos CW, Webster MS, Cockburn A. Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Mol Ecol. 2017 Dec; 26(23):6717-6729. View in: PubMed

  3. Webster MS, Pruett-Jones S, Westneat DF, Arnold SJ. MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF PAIRING SUCCESS, EXTRA-PAIR COPULATIONS AND MATE QUALITY ON THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL SELECTION. Evolution. 1995 Dec; 49(6):1147-1157. View in: PubMed

  4. Pruett-Jones SG, Pruett-Jones MA. SEXUAL SELECTION THROUGH FEMALE CHOICE IN LAWES' PAROTIA, A LEK-MATING BIRD OF PARADISE. Evolution. 1990 May; 44(3):486-501. View in: PubMed

  5. Johnson AE, Jordan Price J, Pruett-Jones S. Different modes of evolution in males and females generate dichromatism in fairy-wrens (Maluridae). Ecol Evol. 2013 Sep; 3(9):3030-46. View in: PubMed

  6. Greig EI, Taft BN, Pruett-Jones S. Sons learn songs from their social fathers in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Aug 22; 279(1741):3154-60. View in: PubMed

  7. Odeen A, Pruett-Jones S, Driskell AC, Armenta JK, Håstad O. Multiple shifts between violet and ultraviolet vision in a family of passerine birds with associated changes in plumage coloration. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 07; 279(1732):1269-76. View in: PubMed

  8. Driskell AC, Norman JA, Pruett-Jones S, Mangall E, Sonsthagen S, Christidis L. A multigene phylogeny examining evolutionary and ecological relationships in the Australo-papuan wrens of the subfamily Malurinae (Aves). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011 Sep; 60(3):480-5. View in: PubMed

  9. Rowe M, Pruett-Jones S. Sperm competition selects for sperm quantity and quality in the Australian Maluridae. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 25; 6(1):e15720. View in: PubMed

  10. Pruett-Jones S. Independent versus nonindependent mate choice: do females copy each other? Am Nat. 1992 Dec; 140(6):1000-9. View in: PubMed

  11. Swaddle JP, Pruett-Jones S. Starlings can categorize symmetry differences in dot displays. Am Nat. 2001 Sep; 158(3):300-7. View in: PubMed

  12. Coyne JA, Kay EH, Pruett-Jones S. The genetic basis of sexual dimorphism in birds. Evolution. 2008 Jan; 62(1):214-9. View in: PubMed

  13. Webster MS, Tarvin KA, Tuttle EM, Pruett-Jones S. Promiscuity drives sexual selection in a socially monogamous bird. Evolution. 2007 Sep; 61(9):2205-11. View in: PubMed

  14. Wade MJ, Pruett-Jones SG. Female copying increases the variance in male mating success. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1990 Aug; 87(15):5749-53. View in: PubMed