EK Jackson and R Dakin. In review. Migration and the excess exposure of birds to human density in North America. [biorXiv preprint]
I Berberi, PS Segre, DL Altshuler, R Dakin. In revision. Unpredictable hummingbirds: Flight path entropy is constrained by speed and wing loading. [biorXiv preprint]
EK Jackson, JA Elmore, SR Loss, BM Winger, R Dakin. In revision. Flight morphology and visual obstruction predict collision risk in birds. [biorXiv preprint]
R Dakin, P Clunis, TB Ryder. In revision. Reciprocal social ties drive stable cooperation within a network. [biorXiv preprint]
R Dakin, TB Ryder. In revision. Gender bias in research teams and the under-representation of women in science. [bioRxiv preprint]
PE Bolton, TB Ryder, R Dakin, JL Houtz, IT Moore, CN Balakrishnan, BN Horton. Neurogenomic landscape of social status-dependent cooperative display behavior. In review. [bioRxiv preprint]
KM Scott, A Berberi, G Bulte, R Dakin, SJ Cooke. In review. Freshwater turtle climbing abilities: implications for the design and use of shoreline erosion control structures.
VB Baliga, R Dakin, DR Wylie, DL Altshuler. In review. Hummingbirds use distinct visual guidance algorithms to control forward and hovering flight.
KM Scott, A Danko, P Plant, and R Dakin (2023) What causes bird-building collision risk? Seasonal dynamics and weather drivers. Ecology and Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9974
I Berberi, ET Miller, R Dakin (2023) The effect of sociality on competitive interactions among birds. Proceedings B. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1894 [biorXiv preprint]
M Fuxjager and 23 co-authors including R Dakin (2023) Systems biology as a framework to understand the physiological and endocrine bases of behavior and its evolution—from concepts to a case study in birds. Hormones and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2023.105340
GS Betini, E Malaj, C Donkersteeg, AC Smith, S Wilson, GW Mitchell, RG Clark, CA Bishop, LE Burns, R Dakin, C Morissey, N Mahony (2023) Spatial variation in the association between agricultural activities and bird communities in Canada. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.163413
DG Roche, I Berberi, F Dhane, F Lauzon, S Soeharjono, R Dakin, SA Binning (2022) The quality of open datasets shared by researchers in ecology and evolution is moderately repeatable and slow to change. Proceedings B. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.2780
M Campbell, R Dakin, S Stowe, K Burton, B Raven, M Mapani, JW Dawson, A Adler (2021) Thoracic weighting of restrained subjects during exhaustion recovery causes loss of lung reserve volume in a model of police arrest. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94157-w
SM Bertram, R Dakin, SJ Harrison, DT Tremblay, ML Reifer, GR Kolluru (2021) Acoustic sigaling performance: variation in vigour at multiple scales. Animal Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.08.001
BJ Vernasco, R Dakin, AD Majer, MF Haussmann, TB Ryder, IT Moore (2021) Longitudinal dynamics and behavioral correlates of telomeres in male wire-tailed manakins. Functional Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13715
R Dakin, IT Moore, BM Horton, BJ Vernasco, TB Ryder (2021) Testosterone-mediated behavior shapes the emergent properties of social networks. Journal of Animal Ecology. [bioRxiv preprint] https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13305
R Dakin, PS Segre, DL Altshuler (2020) Individual variation and the biomechanics of maneuvering flight in hummingbirds. Journal of Experimental Biology. 223: jeb161828. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.161828
R Dakin, TB Ryder (2020) Reciprocity and behavioral heterogeneity govern the stability of social networks. PNAS. 117: 2993-2999. [bioRxiv preprint] https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1913284117
TB Ryder*, R Dakin*, BJ Vernasco, BS Evans, BM Horton, IT Moore (2020) Testosterone modulates status-specific patterns of cooperation in a social network. The American Naturalist. 195: 82-94. [bioRxiv preprint] https://doi.org/10.1086/706236 *co-first authors
B Goller, TK Fellows, R Dakin, LP Tyrell, E Fernandez-Juricic, DL Altshuler (2019) Spatial and temporal resolution of the visual system of the Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna) relative to other birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 92: 482-495. In Press. https://doi.org/10.1086/705124
SA Kane, Y Wang, R Fang, Y Lu, R Dakin (2019) How conspicuous are peacock eyespots and other colorful feathers in the eyes of mammalian predators? PLOS One. 14: e0210924. [bioRxiv preprint] https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210924
R Dakin, TB Ryder (2018) Dynamic network partnerships and social contagion drive cooperation. Proceedings B. 285: 20181973. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.1973 [bioRxiv preprint]
R Dakin*, PS Segre*, AD Straw, DL Altshuler (2018) Morphology, muscle capacity, skill, and maneuvering ability in hummingbirds. Science. 359: 653-657. [Cover article] https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao7104 *co-first authors
SA Kane, D van Beveren, R Dakin (2018) Biomechanics of the peafowl’s crest reveals frequencies tuned to social displays. PLOS One. 13: e0207247. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207247 [bioRxiv preprint]
2017 – maternity leave
PS Segre*, R Dakin*, TG Read, AD Straw, DL Altshuler (2016) Mechanical constraints on flight at high elevation decrease maneuvering performance of hummingbirds. Current Biology. 26: 3368-3374. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.028 *co-first authors
EE LeDue, K Mann, E Koch, B Chu, R Dakin, MD Gordon (2016) Starvation-induced depotentiation of bitter taste in Drosophila. Current Biology. 26: 2854-2861. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.028
R Dakin, TK Fellows, DL Altshuler (2016) Visual guidance of forward flight in hummingbirds reveals control based on image features instead of pattern velocity. PNAS. 113: 8849-8854. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1603221113 (videos)
R Dakin, JQ Ouyang, ÁZ Lendvai, MF Haussmann, IT Moore, F Bonier (2016) Weather matters: begging calls are temperature- and size-dependent signals of offspring state. Behaviour. 153: 871-896. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568539X-00003370
R Dakin, O McCrossan, JF Hare, R Montgomerie, SA Kane (2016) Biomechanics of the peacock’s display: how feather structure and resonance influence multimodal signaling. PLOS One. 11: e0152759. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152759 (supplemental videos)
R Dakin, ÁZ Lendvai, JQ Ouyang, IT Moore, and F Bonier (2016) Plumage colour is associated with partner parental care in mutually ornamented tree swallows. Animal Behaviour. 111: 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.10.006
PS Segre, R Dakin, VB Zordan, MH Dickinson, AD Straw, DL Altshuler (2015) Burst muscle performance predicts the speed, acceleration, and turning performance of Anna’s hummingbirds. eLife. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.11159
DL Altshuler, JW Bahlman, R Dakin, AH Gaede, B Goller, D Lentink, PS Segre, and DA Skandalis (2015) The biophysics of bird flight: functional relationships integrate aerodynamics, morphology, kinematics, muscles and sensors. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 93: 961-975. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2015-0103
ÁZ Lendvai, Ç Akçay, JQ Ouyang, R Dakin, A Domalik, PS St John, M Stanback, IT Moore, and F Bonier (2015) Analysis of the optimal duration of behavioral observations based on an automated continuous monitoring system in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): is one hour good enough? PLoS One. 10: e0141194. Preprint available on PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141194
JQ Ouyang, ÁZ Lendvai, R Dakin, A Domalik, V Fasanello, B Vassallo, MF Haussmann, IT Moore, and F Bonier (2015) Weathering the storm: parental effort and experimental manipulation of stress hormones predict brood survival. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15: 219. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0497-8
R Dakin and R Montgomerie (2014) Condition-dependent mate assessment and choice by peahens: implications for sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology. 25: 1097-1104. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru087
R Dakin and R Montgomerie (2014) Deceptive copulation calls attract female visitors to peacock leks. American Naturalist. 183: 558-564. https://doi.org/10.1086/675393
2013 and earlier
R Dakin and R Montgomerie (2013) Eye for an eyespot: how iridescent plumage ocelli influence peacock mating success. Behavioral Ecology. 24: 1048-1057 https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/art045
R Dakin (2011) The crest of the peafowl: a sexually dimorphic plumage ornament signals condition in both males and females. Journal of Avian Biology. 42: 405-414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05444.x
R Dakin and R Montgomerie (2011) Peahens prefer peacocks displaying more eyespots, but rarely. Animal Behaviour. 82: 21-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.03.016
R Dakin and R Montgomerie (2009) Peacocks orient their courtship displays towards the sun. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63: 825-834. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-009-0717-6 (supplementary video)
Data and analyses
figshare (2023) Repository for: The effect of sociality on competitive interactions among birds. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19470026.v1
figshare (2020) Supplementary Materials for: Testosterone-mediated behavior shapes the emergent properties of social networks. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.8321036.v1
Dryad (2019) Data from: Testosterone modulates status-specific patterns of cooperation in a social network. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.fm129s7
Dspace (2018) Dataset for: Dynamic network partnerships and social contagion drive cooperation. https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/35448
figshare (2018) Statistical supplement to: Biomechanics of the peafowl’s crest reveals frequencies tuned to social displays. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5451379.v5
figshare (2017) Statistical supplement to: Evolution reveals the biomechanical organization of maneuvering flight in hummingbirds. doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5307136.v3
figshare (2016) Statistical supplement to: Visual guidance of forward flight in hummingbirds reveals control based on image features instead of pattern velocity. doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3382759.v4
figshare (2016) Statistical supplement to: Mechanical constraints on flight at high elevation decrease maneuvering performance of hummingbirds. doi: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3466361.v4
Dryad (2015) Data from: Burst muscle performance predicts the speed, acceleration, and turning performance of Anna’s hummingbirds. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.14762
Dryad (2013) Data from: Deceptive copulation calls attract female visitors to peacock leks. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.vt562
Other published work
The molecular drivers of social network dynamics. Invited contribution to Animal Ecology in Focus, written with Ben Vernasco. January 2021.
Grades, the currency on campus. University Affairs. December 2012.
Accreditation of environmental degree programs raises concerns. University Affairs. November 2012.
Innovative, naturally. The Kingston Whig Standard and Innovation.ca. November 2011.
Dakin, PhD Thesis (2013) Linking courtship behaviour, colour perception and mate choice decisions in peafowl.
Dakin, MSc Thesis (2008) The role of the visual train ornament in the courtship of peafowl, Pavo cristatus.