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Jessop, TS, Ariefiandy, A, Purwandana, D, Ciofi, C, Imansyah, J, Jackson Benu, Y, Fordham, DA, Forsyth, DM, Mulder, RA, & Phillips, BL (2018). Exploring mechanisms and origins of reduced dispersal in island Komodo dragons. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285 (1891) 20181829. Full Text

Cain, KE, Hall, ML, Medina, I, Leitao, AV, Delhey, K, Brouwer, L, Peters, A, Pruett-Jones, S, Webster, MS, Langmore, NA & Mulder, RA (in press). Conspicuous plumage does not increase predation risk: A continent-wide test using 3D printed model songbirds. American Naturalist. Accepted 26 July 2018.

Medina, I, Newton, E, Kearney, MR, Mulder, RA, Porter, WP & Stuart-Fox, D (2018). Reflection of near-infrared light confers thermal protection in birds. Nature Communications.9:3610. Full Text

Stuart-Fox, D, Newton, E, Mulder, RA, D’Alba, L, Shawkey, MD & Igic, B (2018). The microstructure of white feathers predicts their visible and near-infrared reflectance properties. PLoS ONE. 13(7) e0199129. Full Text

Aulsebrook, AE, Jones, TM, Mulder, RA & Lesku, JA (2018). Impacts of artificial light at night on sleep: a review and prospectus. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Full Text

Leitão, AV, Hall, ML, Venables, B, & Mulder, RA (2018). Ecology and breeding biology of a tropical bird, the Lovely Fairy-Wren (Malurus amabilis). Emu – Austral Ornithology. Full Text

Hartnett, CM, Parrott, ML, Mulder, RA, Coulson, G & Magrath, MJL (2018). Opportunity for female mate choice improves reproductive outcomes in the conservation breeding program of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 199 67-74. Full Text

Montano, V, van Dongen, WFD, Weston, MA, Mulder, RA, Robinson, RW, Cowling, M & Guay, P-J (2018). Response to Rawlence et al: Native or not? Extinct and extant DNA of New Zealand black swans. Evolutionary Applications. 11(3) 378-379. Full Text

Montano, V, van Dongen, WFD, Weston, MA, Mulder, RA, Robinson, RW, Cowling, M & Guay, P-J (2018). A genetic assessment of the human-facilitated colonization history of black swans in Australia and New Zealand. Evolutionary Applications. 11(3) 364-375. Full Text

Brouwer, L, van De Pol, M, Aranzamendi, NH, Bain, G, Baldesarre, DT, Brooker, LC, Brooker, MG, Collombelli-Negrel, D, Enbody, E, Gielow, K, Hall, ML, Johnson, AE, Karubian, J, Kingma, S, Kleindorfer, S, Louter, M, Mulder, RA, Peters, A, Pruett-Jones, S, Tarvin, KA, Thrasher, DJ, Varian-Ramos, CW, Webster, MS & Cockburn, A(2017). Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family. Molecular Ecology. 26 6717-6729. Full Text

Medina, I, Delhey, K, Peters, A, Cain, KE, hall, ML, Mulder, RA & Langmore, NE (2017). Habitat structure is linked to the evolution of plumage colour in female, but not male, fairywrens. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17 35-43. Full Text

Joshi, K, Mulder, RA & Rowe, K (2017). Comparing manual and automated species recognition in the detection of four common south-east Australian forest birds from digital field recordings. Emu-Austral Ornithology. 117 233-246. Full Text

Balasubramaniam, S, Mulder, RA, Sunnucks, P, Pavlova, A & Melville, J (2017). MHC class II ß exon 2 variation in pardalotes (Pardalotidae) is shaped by selection, recombination and gene conversion. Immunogenetics. 69 101-111. Full Text

Jacques-Hamilton, R, Hall, ML, Buttemer, WA, Matson, KD, Goncalves Da Silva, A, Mulder, RA & Peters, A (2017). Personality and innate immune defences in a wild bird: evidence for the pace-of-life hypothesis. Hormones and Behaviour. 88 31-40. Full Text

Verkade, H, Mulhern, TD, Lodge, J, Elliott, K, Croper, S, Rubinstein, B, Horton, A, Elliott, C, Espinosa, A, Dooley, L, Frankland, S, Mulder, RA & Livett, M (2017). Misconceptions as a trigger for enhancing student learning. The University of Melbourne Full Text

Hall, ML, Parson, T, Riebel, K & Mulder, RA (2017). Personality, plasticity, and resource defense. Behavioral Ecology. 28 138-144. Full Text

Balasubramaniam, S, Bray, RD, Mulder, RA, Sunnucks, P, Pavlova, A & Melville, J (2016). New data from basal Australian songbird lineages show that complex structure of MHC class II ß genes has early evolutionary origins within passerines. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16 112-122. Full Text

van Asten, T, Hall, ML & Mulder, RA (2016). Who cares? Effect of coping style and social context on brood care and defense in superb fairy-wrens. Behavioral Ecology. 27 1745-1755. Full Text

Cope, TM, Bertozzi, T, Mulder, RA & Donnellan, SC (2016). Isolation and characterisation of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the threatened mound-building malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata (Aves : Megapodiidae). Australian Journal of Zoology. 64 33-35. Full Text

Bakharia, A, Corrin, C, De Barba, P, Kennedy, G, Gašević, D, Mulder, RA, Williams, D, Dawson, S & Lockyer, L (2016). A conceptual framework linking learning design with learning analytics. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge. 329-338. Full Text

Hall, ML, van Asten, T, Katsis, AC, Dingemanse, NJ, Magrath, MJL & Mulder, RA (2015). Animal personality and pace-of-life syndromes: do fast-exploring fairy-wrens die young? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3(article 28): 1-14. Full Text

van Dongen, WFD, Robinson, RW, Weston, MA, Mulder, RA, & Guay, PJ (2015). Variation at the DRD4 locus is associated with wariness and local site selection in urban black swans. BMC evolutionary biology.

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van Dongen, WFD, McLeod, EM, Mulder, RA, Weston, MA & Guay, PJ (2015). The height of approaching humans does not affect flight-initiation distance. Bird Study. 62(2): 285-288. Full Text

Bain, GC, Hall, ML & Mulder, RA (2014). Territory configuration moderates the frequency of extra-group mating in superb fairy-wrens. Molecular Ecology 23(22): 5619-5627. Full Text

Potvin, DA, Mulder, RA & Parris, KM (2014). Silvereyes decrease acoustic frequency but increase efficacy of alarm calls in urban noise. Animal Behaviour 98: 27-33. Full Text

Larcombe, W, Finch, S, Sore, R, Marray, CM, Kentish, S, Mulder, MA, Lee-Stecum, P, Baik, C, Tokatlidis, O & Williams, DA (2014).Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of psychological distress among students at an Australian university. Studies in Higher Education 1-18. Full Text

Mulder, RA, Baik, C, Naylor, R & Pearce (2014). How does student peer review influence perceptions, engagement and academic outcomes? A case study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 39(6): 657-677. Full Text

Mulder, RA, Pearce, JM & Baik, C (2014). Peer review in higher education: Student perceptions before and after participation. Active Learning in Higher Education 1-15. Full Text

Feeney, WE, Medina, I, Somveille, M, Heinsohn, R, Hall, ML, Mulder, RA, Stein, JA, Kilner, RM & Langmore, NE (2013). Brood parasitism and the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds. Science 342: 1506-1508. Full text

Potvin, DA, & Mulder, RA (2013). Immediate, independent adjustment of call pitch and amplitude in response to varying background noise by silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Behavioral Ecology 24 (6): 1363-1368. Full text

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Guay, P-J, McLeod, EM, Cross, R, Formby, A, Maldonado, SP , Stafford-Bell, RE, St-James-Turner, ZN, Robinson, RW, Mulder, RA, & Weston, MA (2013). Observer effects occur when estimating alert but not flight initiation distances. Wildlife Research 40(4) 289-293. Full text

Balasubramaniam, S, Mulder, RA, Sunnucks, P, Pavlova, A, Amos, JN & Melville, J (2013). Prevalence and diversity of avian haematozoa in three species of Australian passerine. Emu 113(4) 353-358. Full text

Mulder, RA (2013). Madagascar paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone mutata. In Birds of the Malagasy Region (Ed. by R. Safford & AFA Hawkins). A&C Black, London.

swan-familyPotvin, DA, Parris, KM & Mulder, RA (2013). Limited genetic differentiation between acoustically divergent populations of urban and rural silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Evolutionary Ecology 27: 381-391. Full text

Payne, CJ, Jessop, TJ, Guay, P-J, Johnstone, M, Feore, M & Mulder, RA (2012). Population, behavioural and physiological responses of an urban population of black swans to an intense noise event. PLoS ONE 7: e45014. Full text

Søndergaard, H & Mulder, RA (2012). Collaborative learning through formative peer review: pedagogy, programs and potential. Computer Science Education 22: 343-367. Full text

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Potvin, DA, Parris, KM & Mulder, RA (2011). Geographically pervasive effects of urban noise on frequency and syllable rate of songs and calls in silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 2464-2469.Full text

Mulder, RA, Guay, P-J, Wilson, M & Coulson, G (2010). Citizen science: recruiting residents for studies of tagged urban wildlife. Wildlife Research 37: 440-446. Full text

Guay, P-J, Chessor, RT, Mulder, RA, Afton, AD, Paton, DC & McCracken, KG (2010). East-west genetic differentiation in Musk Ducks (Biziura lobata) of Australia suggests late Pleistocene divergence at the Nullarbor Plain. Conservation Genetics 11: 2105-2120. Full text

Patel, R, Mulder, RA & Cardoso, G (2010). What makes vocalization frequency an unreliable signal of body size in birds? A study on black swans. Ethology 116: 554-563. Full text

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Campbell, S, Guay, P-J, Mitrovski, JP & Mulder, RA (2009). Genetic differentiation among populations of a specialist fishing bat suggests lack of suitable habitat connectivity. Biological Conservation 142: 2657-2664. Full text

Guay, P-J & Mulder, RA (2009). Do neck collars affect the behaviour and condition of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus)? Emu 109: 248-251. Full text

van Dongen, WFD & Mulder, RA (2009). Multiple ornamentation, female breeding synchrony and extra-pair mating success of golden whistlers (Pachycephala pectoralis). Journal of Ornithology 150: 607-620. Full text

Cockburn, A, Sims, RA, Osmond, HL, Green, DJ, Double, MC & Mulder, RA (2008). Can we measure the benefits of help in cooperatively breeding birds? The case of superb fairy-wrens Malurus cyaneus. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 430-438. Full text

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Cockburn, A, Osmond, H, Mulder, RA, Double, MC & Green, DJ (2008). Demography of male reproductive queues in cooperatively breeding superb fairy-wrens Malurus cyaneus. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 297-304.
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Woxvold, IA & Mulder, RA (2008). Mixed mating strategies in cooperatively breeding apostlebirds. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 50-56. Full text

Maguire, GS & Mulder, RA (2008). Low levels of extra-pair paternity in southern emu-wrens (Aves: Maluridae). Australian Journal of Zoology 56: 79-84. Full text

van Dongen, WFD & Mulder, RA (2008). Male and female golden whistlers respond differently to static and dynamic signals of male intruders. Behavioral Ecology 19: 1025-1033. Full text

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Rogers, AC, Langmore, NE & Mulder, RA (2007). Function of pair duets in the eastern whipbird: cooperative defence or sexual conflict? Behavioral Ecology 18:182-188. Full text

van Dongen, WF & Mulder, RA (2007). Relative importance of multiple plumage ornaments as status signals in golden whistlers (Pachycephela pectoralis). Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 62: 77-86. Full text

Kraaijeveld, K, Ming, M, Komdeur, J & Mulder, RA (2007). Offspring sex ratios in relation to mutual ornamentation and extra-pair paternity in the black swan Cygnus atratus. Ibis 149: 79-85. Full text

Pierce, AJ, Stevens, DK, Mulder, RA & Salewski, V (2007). Plastic colour rings and the incidence of leg injury in flycatchers (Muscicapidae, Monarchidae). Ringing & Migration 23: 205-210. Full text

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Magrath, MJL, Janson, J, Komdeur, J, Elgar, M & Mulder, RA (2007). Provisioning adjustments by male and female fairy-martins to short-term manipulations of brood size. Behaviour 144: 1119-1132. Full text

Billing, TM, Guay, P-J, Peuker, AJ & Mulder, RA (2007). Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the study of paternity and population genetics in the little penguin Eudyptula minor. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 425-427. Full text

Guay, P-J & Mulder, RA (2007). Skewed paternity distribution in the extremely size dimorphic musk duck (Biziura lobata). Emu 107: 190-195. Full text

van Dongen, WFD & Mulder, RA (2006). Habitat density, song structure and dialects in the Madagascar paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata). Journal of Avian Biology 37: 349-356. Full text

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Dowling, DK & Mulder, RA (2006). Combined influence of maternal and paternal quality on sex allocation in red-capped robins. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 440-449. Full text

Rogers, AC, Mulder, RA & Langmore, NE (2006). Duet duels: sex differences in song matching in duetting eastern whipbirds. Animal Behaviour 72: 53-61. Full text

Woxvold, IA, Mulder, RA & Magrath, MJL (2006). Contributions to care vary with age, sex, breeding status and group size in the cooperatively breeding apostlebird. Animal Behaviour 72: 63-73. Full text

Maguire, SG, Guay, P-J & Mulder, RA (2006). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the southern emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 422-424. Full text

Dowling, DK & Mulder, RA (2006). Red plumage and its association with reproductive success in red-capped robins. Annales Zoologici Fennici 43: 311-321. Full text

Woxvold, IA, Adcock, GJ & Mulder, RA (2006). Fine-scale genetic structure and dispersal in cooperatively breeding apostlebirds. Molecular Ecology 15: 3139-3146. Full text

van Wilgenburg, E, Mulder, RA & Elgar, MA (2006). Intracolony relatedness and polydomy in the Australian meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus. Australian Journal of Zoology 54: 117-122. Full text

Adcock, GJ, Langmore, NE, Mulder, RA & Kilner, RM (2005). Microsatellite loci for population and behavioural studies of Horsfield’s bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 619-621 Full text

Guay, P-J & Mulder, RA (2005). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers in musk duck (Biziura lobata: Aves), and their application to other waterfowl species. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 249-252. Full text

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Seddon, N Amos, W, Adcock, G, Johnson, P, Kraaijeveld, K, Kraaijeveld-Smit, FJL, Lee, W, Senapathi, GD, Mulder, RA, & Tobias, JA (2005). Mating system, philopatry and patterns of kinship in the cooperatively breeding subdesert mesite Monias benschi. Molecular Ecology 14: 3573-3583. Full text

van Dongen, WF & Mulder, RA (2005). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers for paternity assessment in the golden whistler (Pachycephela pectoralis: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 4-6. Full text

Mulder, RA, Elgar, MA & Brady, D (2005). APRES: electronically managed student feedback via peer review. Proceedings of the Blended Learning in Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, 30 Sep 2005. pp 2-6. Pearson Science Teaching Award Invited Paper [peer reviewed]. Full text

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Seddon, N, Amos, W, Mulder, RA & Tobias, JA (2004). Male heterozygosity predicts territory size, song structure and reproductive success in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271: 1823-1829.
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Rogers, A & Mulder, RA (2004). Breeding ecology and social behaviour of an antiphonal duetter, the Eastern Whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus). Australian Journal of Zoology 52: 417-435. Full text

Kraaijeveld, K, Carew, PJ, Billing, TM, Adcock, GJ & Mulder, RA (2004). Extra-pair paternity does not result in differential sexual selection in the mutually ornamented black swan (Cygnus atratus). Molecular Ecology 13: 1625-1633. Full text

Kraaijeveld, K, Gregurke, J, Hall, C, Komdeur, J & Mulder, RA (2004). Mutual ornamentation, sexual selection and social dominance in the Black Swan. Behavioral Ecology 15: 380-389. Full text

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Dowling, DK, Adcock, GJ & Mulder, RA (2003). Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers for paternity analysis in the red-capped robin (Petroica goodenovii: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 517-519. Full text

Cockburn, A, Osmond, HL, Mulder, RA, Green, DJ & Double, MC (2003). Divorce, dispersal and incest avoidance in the cooperatively breeding superb fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 189-202. Full text

Mulder, RA, Bishop, H, Cooper, M, Dennis, S, Koetsveld, M, Marshall, J, Saunders, BL & Langmore, NE (2003). Alternate functions for duet and solo songs in magpie-larks Grallina cyanoleuca. Australian Journal of Zoology 51: 25-30. Full text

Carew, PJ, Adcock, GJ & Mulder RA (2003). Microsatellite loci for paternity assessment in the black swan (Cygnus atratus: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 3:1-3. Full text


Kraaijeveld, K & Mulder, RA (2003). Musk Duck brood parasitism on Black Swans. Wildfowl 53: 127-135.

Mulder, RA & Ramiarison, R (2003). Madagascar paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata). In The Natural History of Madagascar (Goodman, SM & Benstead JP, eds). pp 1134-1138. Chicago University Press.

Billing, TM & Mulder, RA (2003). Madagascar Coucal (Centropus toulou). In The Natural History of Madagascar (Goodman, SM & Benstead JP, eds). pp 1108-1110. Chicago University Press.

Mulder, RA, Ramiarison, R & Emahalala, RE (2002). Ontogeny of male plumage dichromatism in Madagascar paradise flycatchers Terpsiphone mutata. Journal of Avian Biology 33: 342-348.Full text

Adcock, G & Mulder, RA (2002). Polymorphic microsatellite loci for paternity analysis in the Madagascar paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata: Aves). Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 287-289. Full text

Mulder, RA, Jones, TM & Downes, SJ (2002). Frontiers in sexual selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17: 107-108. Full text

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Kraaijeveld, K & Mulder, RA (2002). The function of triumph ceremonies in the black swan. Behaviour 139: 45-54. Full text

Mulder, RA (1999). Fairy-wrens and Grasswrens: Maluridae by Ian Rowley and Eleanor Russell. Emu 99: 298-299.

Mulder, RA (1997). Extra-group courtship displays and other reproductive tactics of superb fairy-wrens. Australian Journal of Zoology 45: 131-143. Full text

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Mulder, RA (1995). Natal and breeding dispersal in a co-operative, extra-group-mating bird. Journal of Avian Biology 26: 234-240. Full text

Dunn, PO, Cockburn, A & Mulder, RA (1995). Fairy-wren helpers often care for young to which they are unrelated. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences 259: 339-343. Full text

Mulder, RA & Magrath, MJ (1994). Timing of prenuptial molt as a sexually selected indicator of male quality in superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus). Behavioral Ecology 5: 393-400. Full text

Mulder, RA, Dunn, PO, Cockburn, A, Lazenby-Cohen, KA & Howell, MJ (1994). Helpers liberate female fairy-wrens from constraints on extra-pair mate choice. Proceedings: Biological Sciences 255: 223-229. Full text

Mulder, RA & Cockburn, A (1993). Sperm competition and the reproductive anatomy of male superb fairy-wrens. The Auk 110: 588-593. Full text

Mulder, RA & Langmore, NE (1993). Dominant males punish helpers for temporary defection in superb fairy-wrens. Animal Behaviour 45: 830-833. Full text

Langmore, NE & Mulder, RA (1992). A novel context for bird song: predator calls prompt male singing in the kleptogamous superb fairy‐wren, Malurus cyaneus. Ethology 90: 143-153. Full text

Mulder, RA (1992). Evolutionary ecology of the mating system of superb fairy-wrens. PhD Thesis, Australian National University.

Heinsohn, RG, Cockburn, A & Mulder, RA (1990). Avian cooperative breeding: old hypotheses and new directions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 5: 403-407. Full text

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