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Recent Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Zou, A., D. L. Lambert, H. Yeh, K. Yasukawa, F. Behbod, F. Fan and N. Cheng.  2014. Elevated CXCL1 expression in breast cancer stroma predicts poor prognosis and is inversly associated with expression of TGF-beta signaling protins.  BMC Cancer 14, 781.  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-781

Yasukawa, K.  2013.  Effects of age and experience on the responses of territorial and loater male red-winged blackbirds to model of receptive females.  Journal of Field Ornitholog 84, 377–388.

Krauss, N. and K. Yasukawa.  2013.  How do female red-winged blackbirds allocate food within broods?  Condor 115, 198–208.

Bernath- Plaisted, J. and K. Yasukawa.  2011.  The effects of male alarm calling on nestling begging and female provisioning in Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus).  Journal of Field Ornithology 82, 394–404.

Yasukawa, K.  2010.  Yellow-billed cuckoo hatched and fed by a red-winged blackbird.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122, 402–405.

Yasukawa, K.; D. A. Enstrom; P. G. Parker; T. C. Jones.  2010.  Male red‑winged blackbirds with experimentally dulled epaulets experience no disadvantage in sexual selection.  Journal of Field Ornithology 81, 31–41.

Yasukawa, K., D. A. Enstrom, P. G. Parker and T. C. Jones.  2009.  Epaulet color and sexual selection in the red‑winged blackbird: a field experiment.  Condor 111, 740–751.

Yasukawa, K., L. K. Butler and D. A. Enstrom.  2009.  Intersexual and intrasexual consequences of epaulet colour in male red-winged blackbirds: an experimental approach.  Animal Behaviour 77, 531–540.

Yasukawa, K. and A. Cockburn.  2009.  Helpers and anti-predator vigilance in cooperatively breeding superb fairy‑wrens (Malurus cyaneus). Auk 126, 147–154.

Yasukawa, K., J. Urish, A. Her and E. Light.  2008.  Similarity in the begging calls of nestling red-winged blackbirds.  Journal of Field Ornithology 79, 254–262.

Yasukawa, K. and W. Werner.  2007.  Nest abandonment as a potential anti-parasite adaptation in the red‑winged blackbird.  Passenger Pigeon 69, 481­489.

Hoover J., K. Yasukawa and M. E. Hauber.  2006.  Spatial and temporal structure of avian brood parasitism affects the fitness benefits of egg ejection and nest abandonment.  Animal Behaviour 72, 881–890.

McGraw, K. J., K. Wakamatsu, A. Clark and K. Yasukawa.  2004.  Red-winged blackbirds Agelaius phoeniceus use carotenoid and melanin pigments to color their epaulets.  Journal of Avian Biology 35, 543–550.

Burton, N. and K. Yasukawa.  2001.  The “predator early warning system” of red-winged blackbirds.  Journal of Field Ornithology 72, 106–112.


Birds of North America Species Account

Yasukawa, K. and W. A. Searcy.  1995.  Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).  In The Birds of North America, No. 184 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.).  The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.



Yasukawa, K. (Editor).  2014.  Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do, 3 Volumes.  New York: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Searcy, W. A. and K. Yasukawa.  1995.  Polygyny and Sexual Selection in the Red-winged Blackbird.  Monograph in Behavior and Ecology.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Ploger, B. J. and K. Yasukawa.  2003.  Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Ploger, B. J. and K. Yasukawa.  2003.  Teaching Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press.