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  1. Gardner,J., Rowley,E., de Rebeira,P., de Rebeira,A. & Brouwer,L  (2018). Associations between changing climate and body condition over decades in two southern hemisphere passerine birds. Climate Change Responses in press.

  2. Brouwer,L., van de Pol M., Aranzamendi N., Bain G., Baldassare D., Brooker,L.C, Brooker,M.G., Colombelli-Négrel D., Enbody E., Hall M.L., Karubian J., Kingma S.A., Kleindorfer,S., Mulder,R., Peters,A., Pruett-JonesS., Tarvin,K., Thrasher,D.J., Varian-Ramos,C., Webster,M.S. & Cockburn A. Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Molecular Ecology 26: 6717-6729.

  3. Hammers,M. & Brouwer,L. (2017) Rescue behaviour in a social bird: removal of sticky 'bird-catcher tree' seeds by group members. Behaviour, 154 (4), 403-411. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003428

  4. Gardner,J., Rowley,E., de Rebeira,P., de Rebeira,A. & Brouwer,L. (2017) Effects of extreme weather on two sympatric Australian passerine bird species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160148.

  5. Komdeur,J., Richardson,D.S. Hammers,M., Eikenaar,C., Brouwer,L. & Kingma, S.A. (2017) The Evolution and Ecology of Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates II. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021218.pub2

  6. Lejeune,L., van de Pol,M., Cockburn,A., Louter,M., & Brouwer,L. (2016) Male and female helper effects on maternal investment and carers survival in the cooperatively breeding red-winged fairy-wren. Behavioral Ecology 27(6): 1841-1850. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw121

  7. van de Pol,M., Bailey,L. McLean,N. Rijsdijk,L., Lawson,C. & Brouwer,L. (2016) Identifying the best climatic predictors in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 10: 1246-1257. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12590

  8. Wright,D. Brouwer,L. Mannarelli,M.; Burke,T. Komdeur, J. & Richardson,D.S. (2016) Social pairing of Seychelles warblers under reduced constraints: MHC, neutral heterozygosity and age. Behavioral Ecology 27, 295-303. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv150

  9. Cockburn,A. Brouwer,L., Margraf, N., Osmond, H.L & van de Pol, M. (2016) Making the worst of a good job: cooperative breeding in superb fairy-wrens. In Cooperative Breeding: Studies of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (ed. W.D.Koenig & J.L.Dickinson). Cambridge University Press.

  10. Brouwer,L., van de Pol,M. & Cockburn,A. (2014) Habitat geometry does not affect levels of extrapair paternity in an extremely unfaithful fairy-wren. Behavioral Ecology, 25(3), 531-537.

  11. Brouwer,L., van de Pol,M. & Cockburn,A. (2014)  The role of social environment on parental care: offspring benefit more from the presence of female than male helpers. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 491-503.

  12. van de Pol,M., Brouwer,L., Brooker,L.C., Brooker,M.G., Colombelli-Negrel,D., Hall,M.L., Langmore,N.E., Peters,A., Pruett-Jones,S., Russell,E.M., Webster,M.S. & Cockburn, A.  (2013) Problems with using large-scale oceanic climate indices to compare climatic sensitivities across populations and species. Ecography, 36, 249-255.

  13. Cockburn,A., Brouwer,L., Double,M.C., Margraf,N. & van de Pol, M. (2013) Evolutionary origins and persistence of infidelity in Malurus: the least faithful birds. Emu, 113, 208-217.

  14. Brouwer,L., Richardson,D.S. & Komdeur,J. (2012) Helpers at the nest improve late-life offspring performance:  evidence from a long-term study and a cross-foster experiment. PLoS ONE, 7(4): e33167.

  15. Schut, E., Magrath, M.J.L., Brouwer, L., van der Velde, M., Westerdahl, H. & Komdeur, J. (2012) Evidence for assortative social pairing according to MHC-I heterozygosity in the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). In:  Fitting genes. University of Groningen. ISBN: 978-90-367-5391-3.

  16. Brouwer,L., van de Pol,M., Atema,E. & Cockburn,A. (2011) Strategic promiscuity helps avoid inbreeding at multiple levels in a cooperative breeder where both sexes are philopatric. Molecular Ecology, 20, 4796-4807.

  17. Brouwer,L., Barr,I., van de Pol,M., Burke,T., Komdeur,J. & Richardson,D.S. (2010) MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilisations. Molecular Ecology, 19, 3444-3455.

  18. van de Pol,M., Ens,B.J., Heg,D.H., Brouwer,L., Krol,J., Maier,M., Exo,K-M., Oosterbeek, K., Lok,T., Eising,C. & Koffijberg,K. (2010) Do changes in the frequency, magnitude and timing of extreme climatic events threaten the population viability of shorebirds? Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 720-730.

  19. Eikenaar,C., Brouwer,L., Komdeur,J. & Richardson,D.S. (2010) Sex biased natal dispersal is not a fixed trait in a stable population of Seychelles warblers. Behaviour, 147, 1577-1590.

  20. van de Pol,M.,  Brouwer,L., Ens,B.J., Oosterbeek,K. & Tinbergen,J.M. (2010) Fluctuating selection and the maintenance of individual and sex-specific diet specialization in free-living oystercatchers. Evolution, 64(3), 836-851.

  21. Brouwer,L., Tinbergen,J.M., Both,C., Bristol,R., Richardson,D.S., & Komdeur,J. (2009) Experimental evidence for density-dependent reproduction in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ecology, 90 (3), 729-741.

  22. van de Pol,M., Ens,B.J., Oosterbeek,K., Brouwer,L., Verhulst,S., Tinbergen,J.M., Rutten,A.L. & de Jong,M. (2009) Oystercatchers' bill shapes as a proxy for diet specialization: more differentiation than meets the eye. Ardea, 97(3), 335-347.

  23. Brouwer,L., Groothuis,T.G.G., Vedder,O., Eikenaar,C., Richardson,D.S. & Komdeur,J. (2009) Do primary males physiologically suppress subordinate males? An experiment in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ethology, 115, 576-587.

  24. Eikenaar,C., Richardson,D.S., Brouwer,L. Bristol,R. &  Komdeur,J. (2009) Experimental evaluation of sex differences in territory acquisition in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioural Ecology, 20, 207-214.

  25. Heg,D., Heg-Bachar,Z., Brouwer,L. & Taborsky,M. (2008) Experimentally induced helper dispersal in colonially breeding cooperative cichlids. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 83, 191-206.

  26. Eikenaar,C., Richardson,D.S., Brouwer,L. &  Komdeur,J. (2008) Sex biased natal dispersal in a closed, saturated population of Seychelles warblers. Journal of Avian Biology, 39, 73-80.

  27. Brouwer,L., Komdeur,J. & Richardson,D.S. (2007) Heterozygosity-fitness correlations in a bottlenecked island species: a case study on the Seychelles warbler. Molecular Ecology, 16, 3134-3144.

  28. Eikenaar,C., Richardson,D.S., Brouwer,L. & Komdeur,J. (2007) Parent presence, delayed dispersal, and territory acquisition in the Seychelles warbler. Behavioral Ecology, 18, 874-879. 

  29. Brouwer,L., Richardson,D.S., Eikenaar,C. & Komdeur,J. (2006) The role of group size and environmental factors on survival in a cooperatively breeding tropical passerine. Journal of Animal Ecology, 12, 1125-1137.

  30. Brouwer,L., Heg,D., & Taborsky,M. (2005) Experimental evidence for helper effects in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Behavioral Ecology, 16, 667-673.

  31. Heg,D., Brouwer,L., Bachar,Z. & Taborsky,M. (2005) Large group size yields group stability in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. Behaviour, 142, 1615-1641.

  32. Brouwer,L. & Komdeur,J. (2004) Green nesting material has a function in mate attraction in the European starling. Animal Behaviour, 67, 539-548.

  33. Heg,D., Bachar,Z., Brouwer,L. & Taborsky,M. (2004) Predation risk is an ecological constraint for helper dispersal in a cooperatively breeding cichlid. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 271, 2367-2374.

  34. Magrath,M.J.L., Brouwer,L. & Komdeur,J. (2003) Egg size and laying order in relation to offspring sex in the extreme sexually size dimorphic brown songlark, Cinclorhamphus cruralis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54, 240-248.

  35. Magrath,M.J.L., Brouwer,L., van Petersen,A., Berg,M.L. & Komdeur,J. (2003) Breeding behaviour and ecology of the sexually size-dimorphic brown songlark, Cinclorhamphus cruralis. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51, 429-441.


  • PhD thesis: Brouwer,L. (2007) Cooperative breeding and density regulation in small island populations of the Seychelles warbler. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-367-3166-9

  • Review of my PhD thesis in ornithological journal Ardea, 97 (1), 132-134.



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