Dr Kristal E Cain

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Senior Lecturer

Teaching | Current

  • BIOSCI 206, Principles of Ecology
  • BIOSCI 207, Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOSCI 337, Animal Behaviour
  • BIOSCI 338, Biology of Terrestrial Animals
  • BIOSCI 735, Advanced Behavioural Ecology

Areas of expertise

  • Behaviour
  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Sex differences
  • Hormones
    • Birds
    • Reptiles
    • Mammals

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Iglesias-Carrasco, M., Duchêne DA, Head, M. L., Møller AP, & Cain, K. (2019). Sex in the city: sexual selection and urban colonization in passerines. Biology letters, 15 (9)10.1098/rsbl.2019.0257
  • Cain, K. E., Hall, M. L., Medina, I., Leitao, A. V., Delhey, K., Brouwer, L., ... Langmore, N. E. (2019). Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds. The American naturalist, 193 (3), 359-372. 10.1086/701632
  • Cain, K. E., & Pryke, S. R. (2017). Testosterone production in response to exogenous gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH challenge) depends on social environment and color polymorphism. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 244, 77-85. 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.12.029
  • Cain, K. E., & Pryke, S. R. (2017). Testosterone production ability predicts breeding success and tracks breeding stage in male finches. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30 (2), 430-436. 10.1111/jeb.13005
  • Cain, K. E., & Langmore, N. E. (2016). Female song and aggression show contrasting relationships to reproductive success when habitat quality differs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70 (11), 1867-1877. 10.1007/s00265-016-2192-1
  • Cain, K. E., Jawor, J. M., & McGlothlin, J. W. (2016). Individual variation and selection on hormone-mediated phenotypes in male and female dark-eyed juncos. In E. D. Ketterson, J. W. Atwell (Eds.) Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco (pp. 120-147). Chicago: University of Chicago. 10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0006
  • Cain, K. E., & Rosvall, K. A. (2014). Next steps for understanding the selective relevance of female-female competition. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2.10.3389/fevo.2014.00032
  • Cain, K. E., & Ketterson, E. D. (2013). Individual variation in testosterone and parental care in a female songbird; The dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). Hormones and Behavior, 64 (4), 685-692. 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.09.002


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 142
New Zealand

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