Articles in Refereed Publications

In press

99. Cogliati KM, C Danukarjanto, AC Pereira, MJ Lau, A Hassan, AF Mistakidis, BM Bolker, BD Neff, and S Balshine. Diet and cannibalism in plainfin midshipman Porichthys notatus. Journal of Fish Biology, in press.

98. Cogliati KM, AF Mistakidis, JR Marentette, A Lau, BM Bolker, BD Neff, and S Balshine. Comparing population level sexual selection in a species with alternative reproductive tactics. Behavioral Ecology, in press.

97. Colborne SF, TJA Hain, FJ Longstaffe, and BD Neff. The potential for less invasive inference of resource use: covariation in stable isotope composition between females and their eggs in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, in press.

96. He X, CC Wilson, KW Wellband, ALS Houde, BD Neff, and DD Heath. Transcriptional profiling of two Atlantic salmon strains: implications for reintroduction into Lake Ontario. Conservation Genetics, in press.

95. Houde ALS, CC Wilson, and BD Neff. Competitive interactions among multiple non-native salmonids and two populations of Atlantic salmon. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, in press.

2014

94. Neff BD and EI Svensson. 2014. The role of genes and environment in the phenotypic expression of alternative mating tactics: a reply to Buzatto et al. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B), 369:20140052. [PDF]

93. Breckels RD, SR Garner, and BD Neff. 2014. Rapid evolution in response to increased temperature maintains population viability despite genetic erosion in a tropical ectotherm. Evolutionary Ecology, 28:141-155. [PDF]

92. Breckels RD and BD Neff. 2014. Rapid evolution of a sperm trait in response to increased temperature in an ectothermic fish. Evolutionary Ecology, 28:521-533. [PDF]

91. Cogliati KM, BD Neff, and S Balshine. 2014. Competition and cuckoldry: estimating fitness of alternative reproductive tactics in plainfin midshipman. Behaviour, 151:1209-1227. [PDF]

90. Muñoz NJ, K Anttila, Z Chen, JW Heath, AP Farrell, and BD Neff. 2014. Indirect genetic effects underlie oxygen-limited thermal tolerance within a coastal population of chinook salmon. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), 281:20141082. [PDF]

2013

89. Neff BD and EI Svensson. 2013. Polyandry and alternative mating tactics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B), 368:20120045. [PDF]

88. Breckels RD and BD Neff. 2013. The effects of elevated temperature on the sexual traits, immunology and survivorship of a tropical ectotherm. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216:2658-2664. [PDF]

87. Cogliati KM, BD Neff, and S Balshine. 2013. High degree of paternity loss in a species with alternative reproductive tactics. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67:399-408. [PDF]

86. Colborne SF, PR Peres-Neto, FJ Longstaffe, and BD Neff. 2013. Effects of foraging and sexual selection on ecomorphology of a fish with alternative reproductive tactics. Behavioral Ecology, 24:1339-1347. [PDF]

85. Evans ML, BD Neff, and DD Heath. 2013. Behavioural and genetic analyses of mate choice and reproductive success in two Chinook salmon populations Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 70:263-270. [PDF]

84. Garner SR and BD Neff. 2013. Alternative male reproductive tactics drive asymmetrical hybridization between sunfishes (Lepomis spp.). Biology Letters, 9:20130658. [PDF]

83. Houde ALS, CC Wilson, and BD Neff. 2013. Genetic architecture of survival and fitness-related traits in two populations of Atlantic salmon. Heredity, 111:513-519. [PDF]

82. Rodgers CMC, BD Neff, and R Knapp. 2013. Androgen-mediated nurturing and aggressive behaviors during paternal care in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Hormones and Behavior, 63:454-461. [PDF]

2012

81. Muñoz NJ, RD Breckels, and BD Neff. 2012. The metabolic, locomotor, and sex-dependent effects of elevated temperature on Trinidadian guppies: limited capacity for acclimation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215:3436-3441. [PDF]

80. Rodgers CMC, BD Neff, and R Knapp. 2012. Effects of exogenous testosterone on parental care behaviours in male bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Ethology, 118:636-643.[PDF]

79. Suk HY, BD Neff, K Quach, and YE Morbey. 2012. Evolution of introduced Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in Lake Huron: emergence of populations genetic structure in less than 10 generations. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes, 21:235-244. [PDF]

78. Van Zwol JA, BD Neff, and CC Wilson. 2012. The influence of non-native salmonids on circulating hormone concentrations in juvenile Atlantic salmon. Animal Behaviour, 83:119-129. [PDF]

77. Van Zwol JA, BD Neff, and CC Wilson. 2012. Effects of non-native salmonids on social dominance and growth of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 141:907-918. [PDF]

76. Van Zwol JA, BD Neff, and CC Wilson. 2012. The effect of competition among three salmonids on dominance and growth during the juvenile life stage. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes, 21:533-540. [PDF]

2011

75. Neff BD, SR Garner, and TE Pitcher. 2011. Conservation and enhancement of wild fish populations: preserving genetic fitness versus genetic diversity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:1139–1154. [PDF]

74. Colborne SF, MC Bellemare, PR Peres-Neto, and BD Neff. 2011. The influence of reproductive tactic on morphological variation and swimming performance in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:1802-1810. [PDF]

73. MacDougall-Shackleton EA, Clinchy M, Zanette L, and Neff BD. 2011. Songbird genetic diversity is lower in anthropogenically versus naturally fragmented landscapes. Conservation Genetics, 12:1195-1203. [PDF]

72. Henkel, AJ, SR Garner, and BD Neff. 2011. Effects of paternal reproductive tactic on juvenile behaviour and kin recognition in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Ethology, 117:451-458. [PDF]

71. Garner SR, BN Madison, NJ Bernier, BD Neff. 2011. Behavioural interactions and hormones in naturally and hatchery spawned Chinook salmon. Ethology 117:37–48. [PDF]

2010

70. Neff BD and JD Olden. 2010. Not so fast: Inflation in impact factors contributes to apparent improvements in journal quality. BioScience 60:455-459. [PDF]

69. Neff BD and BA Fraser. 2010. A program to compare genetic differentiation statistics across loci using resampling of individuals and loci. Molecular Ecology Resources 10:546–550. [PDF] [Download genetic differentiation software]

68. Breckels RD and BD Neff. 2010. Pollution-induced behavioural effects in the brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus). Ecotoxiciology 19:1337–1346. [PDF]

67. Garner SR, R Bortoluzzi, DD Heath, and BD Neff. 2010. Sexual conflict inhibits female mate choice for MHC dissimiliarity in Chinook salmon. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 277:885-894. [PDF]

66. Garner SR, JW Heath, and BD Neff. 2010. The importance of freshwater feeding in mature Pacific salmon: a response to Armstrong. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:2055–2057. [PDF]

65. Garner SR, BD Neff, MA Bernards. 2010. Dietary carotenoid levels affect carotenoid and retinoid allocation in female Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum). Journal of Fish Biology 76:1474–1490. [PDF]

64. Evans ML, BD Neff, and DD Heath. 2010. MHC-mediated local adaptation in reciprocally translocated Chinook salmon. Conservation Genetics 11:2333–2342. [PDF]

63. Evans ML, BD Neff, and DD Heath. 2010. Quantitative genetic and translocation experiments reveal genotype-by-environment effects on juvenile life-history traits in two populations of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:687-698. [PDF]

62. Evans ML, BD Neff, and DD Heath. 2010. MHC genetic structure and divergence across populations of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Heredity 104:449–459. [PDF]

61. Fraser BA, IW Ramnarine, and BD Neff. 2010. Temporal variation at the MHC class IIB in wild populations of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution, 64:2086-2096. [PDF]

60. Fraser BA and BD Neff. 2010. Parasite mediated homogenizing selection at the MHC in guppies. Genetica 138:273-278. [PDF]

59. Fraser BA, IW Ramnarine, and BD Neff. 2010. Selection at the MHC class IIB locus across guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations. Heredity 104:155-167. [PDF]

2009

58. Neff BD and R Knapp. 2009. Paternity, parental behaviour and circulating steroid hormone concentrations in nest-tending male bluegill. Hormones and Behavior 56:239-245. [PDF]

57. Neff BD and TE Pitcher. 2009. Mate choice for non-additive genetic benefits and the maintenance of genetic diversity in song sparrows. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:424-429. [PDF]

56. Evans ML and BD Neff. 2009. MHC heterozygote advantage and widespread bacterial infections in populations of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Molecular Ecology 18:4716-4729. [PDF]

55. Evans ML and BD Neff. 2009. Non-additive genetic effects contribute to larval spinal deformity in two populations
of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Aquaculture 296:169–173. [PDF]

54. Fraser BA and BD Neff. 2009. MHC class IIB additive and non-additive effects on fitness measures in the guppy. Journal of Fish Biology 75:2299–2312. [PDF]

53. Hain TJA and BD Neff. 2009. Kinship affects innate responses to a predator in bluegill Lepomis macrochirus larvae. Journal of Fish Biology 75:728–737. [PDF]

52. Garner SR, JW Heath, and BD Neff. 2009. Egg consumption in mature Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:1546-1553. [PDF]

51. Suk HY, BD Neff, JL Fitzpatrick, and S Balshine. 2009. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in plainfin midshipman fish. Hereditas 146:204–207. [PDF]

50. Suk HY and BD Neff. 2009. Microsatellite genetic differentiation among populations of the Trinidadian guppy. Heredity 102:425-434. [PDF]

2008

49. Neff BD and TE Pitcher. 2008. Mate choice for non-additive genetic benefits: a resolution to the lek paradox. Journal of Theoretical Biology 254:147–155. [PDF]

48. Neff BD, SR Garner, JW Heath, and DD Heath. 2008. The MHC and non-random mating in a captive population of Chinook salmon. Heredity 101:175–185. [PDF]

47. Neff BD, TE Pitcher, and IW Ramnarine. 2008. Inter-population variation in multiple paternity and reproductive skew in the guppy. Molecular Ecology 17:2975-2984. [PDF]

46. Neff BD and EL Clare. 2008. Temporal variation in cuckoldry and paternity in two sunfish species (Lepomis spp.) with alternative reproductive tactics. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:92-98. [PDF]

45. Garner S, BN Madison, NJ Bernier, and BD Neff. 2008. Juvenile growth and aggression in diploid and triploid Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Journal of Fish Biology 73:169–185. [PDF]

44. Stiver KA, JK Desjardins, J Fitzpatrick, BD Neff, JS Quinn, and S Balshine. 2008. The role of genetic relatedness among social mates in a cooperative breeder. Behavioral Ecology 19:816–823. [PDF]

2007

43. Neff BD and JS Lister. 2007. Genetic life history effects on juvenile survival in bluegill. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:517-525. [PDF]

42. Knapp R and BD Neff. 2007. Steroid hormones in bluegill, a species with male alternative reproductive tactics including female mimicry. Biology Letters 3:628-631. [PDF]

41. Hain TJA and BD Neff. 2007. Multiple paternity and kin recognition mechanisms in a guppy population. Molecular Ecology 16:3938-3946. [PDF]

40. Pitcher TE and BD Neff. 2007. Genetic quality and offspring performance in Chinook salmon: implications for supportive breeding. Conservation Genetics 8:607–616. [PDF]

39. Stiver KA, JK Desjardins, J Fitzpatrick, B Neff, JS Quinn, and S Balshine. 2007. Evidence for size and sex-specific dispersal in a cooperatively breeding cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology 16:2974-2984. [PDF]

38. Weber DM, JS Millar, and BD Neff. 2007. Male reproductive success and female preference in bushy-tailed woodrats (Neotoma cinerea): Do females prefer males in good physical condition? Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:169-176. [PDF]

2006

37. Neff BD and JA Stoltz (equal contributors) 2006. Sperm competition in a fish with external fertilization: the contribution of sperm number, speed, and length. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:1873-1881. [PDF]

36. Neff BD and JD Olden. 2006. Is peer review a game of chance?. BioScience 56:333-340. [PDF]

35. Hain TJA and BD Neff 2006. Promiscuity drives self-referent kin recognition. Current Biology 16:1807-1811. [PDF]

34. Pitcher TE and BD Neff. 2006. MHC class IIB alleles contribute to both additive and non-additive genetic effects on survival in Chinook salmon. Molecular Ecology 15:2357-2365. [PDF] [Download genetic effects software]

33. Lister JS and BD Neff. 2006. Paternal genetic effects on foraging decision-making under the risk of predation. Ethology 112:963-970. [PDF]

32. Magee SE and BD Neff. 2006. Temporal variation in decisions about parental care in bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus. Ethology 112:1000-1007. [PDF]

31. Magee SE, BD Neff, and R Knapp. 2006. Circulating concentrations of androgens and cortisol in relation to breeding behavior in parental male bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. Hormones and Behavior 49:598-609. [PDF]

30. Cargnelli LM and BD Neff. 2006. Condition-dependent nesting in bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Journal of Animal Ecology 75:627-633. [PDF][Appendix]

29. Stoltz JA and BD Neff. 2006. Male size and mating tactic influence proximity to females during sperm competition in bluegill sunfish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59:811-818. [PDF]

2005

28. Neff BD and TE Pitcher. 2005. Genetic quality and sexual selection: an integrated framework for good genes and compatible genes. Molecular Ecology 14:19-38. [PDF]

27. Neff BD and PW Sherman. 2005. In vitro fertilization reveals offspring recognition via self-referencing in a fish with paternal care and cuckoldry. Ethology 111:425-438. [PDF]

26. Stoltz JA, BD Neff, and JD Olden. 2005. Allometric growth and sperm competition in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 67:470-480. [PDF]

2004

25. Neff BD and LM Cargnelli. 2004. Relationships between condition factors, parasite load and paternity in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 71:297-304. [PDF]

24. Neff BD and LM Wahl. 2004. Mechanisms of sperm competition: testing the fair raffle. Evolution 58:1846-1851. [PDF][Download Raffle software]

23. Neff BD, LM Cargnelli, and IM Côté. 2004. Solitary nesting as an alternative breeding tactic in colonial nesting bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56:381-387. [PDF]

22. Neff BD. 2004. Mean d2 and divergence time: transformations and standardizations. Journal of Heredity 21:165-171. [PDF]

21. Neff BD. 2004. Increased performance of offspring sired by parasitic males in bluegill sunfish. Behavioral Ecology 15:327-331. [PDF]

20. Neff BD. 2004. Stabilizing selection on genomic divergence in a wild fish population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101:2381-2385. [PDF]

2003

19. Neff BD. 2003. Paternity and condition affect cannibalistic behavior in nest-tending bluegill sunfish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54:377–384. [PDF]

18. Neff BD, P Fu, and MR Gross. 2003. Sperm investment and alternative mating tactics in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Behavioral Ecology 14:634–641. [PDF]

17. Pitcher TE, BD Neff, FH Rodd, and L Rowe. 2003. Multiple mating and sequential mate choice in guppies: females trade up. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 260:1623-1629. [PDF]

16. Neff BD and PW Sherman. 2003. Nestling recognition via direct cues by parental male bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Animal Cognition 6:87-92. [PDF]

15. Neff BD. 2003. Decisions about parental care in response to perceived paternity. Nature 422:716-719. [PDF]

2002

14. Neff BD, TE Pitcher, and J Repka. 2002. A Bayesian model for assessing the frequency of multiple mating in nature. Journal of Heredity 93:406-414. [PDF][Download FMM software]

13. Neff BD and TE Pitcher. 2002. Assessing the statistical power of genetic analyses to detect multiple mating in fish. Journal of Fish Biology 61:739-750. [PDF][Download PrDM software]

12. Neff BD and PW Sherman. 2002. Decision making and recognition mechanisms. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 269:1435-1441. [PDF]

2001

11. Neff BD and MR Gross. 2001. Microsatellite evolution in vertebrates: inference from AC dinucleotide repeats. Evolution 55:1717-1733. [PDF]

10. Neff BD, J Repka, and MR Gross. 2001. A Bayesian framework for parentage analysis: the value of genetic and other biological data. Theoretical Population Biology 59:315-331. [PDF]

9. Neff BD and MR Gross. 2001. Dynamic adjustment of parental care in response to perceived paternity, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 268:1559-1565. [PDF]

8. Neff BD. 2001. Genetic paternity analysis and breeding success in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Journal of Heredity 92:111-119. [PDF]

7. Fu P, BD Neff, and MR Gross. 2001. Tactic-specific success in sperm competition, Proceedings of the Royal Society of ondon (B) 268:1105-1112. [PDF]

6. Olden JD and BD Neff. 2001. Cross correlation bias in lag analysis of aquatic time series. Marine Biology 138:1063-1070. [PDF]

2000

5. Neff BD, J Repka, and MR Gross. 2000. Parentage analysis with incomplete sampling of candidate parents and offspring. Molecular Ecology 9:515-528. [PDF][Download Two-Sex Paternity software]

4. Neff BD, J Repka, and MR Gross. 2000. Statistical confidence in models of parentage analysis with incomplete sampling: how many loci and offspring are needed? Molecular Ecology 9:529-539. [PDF]

3. Neff BD, P Fu, and MR Gross. 2000. Microsatellite multiplexing in fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:590-599. [PDF]

1999

2. Neff BD, P Fu, and MR Gross. 1999. Microsatellite evolution in sunfish (Centrarchidae). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:1198-1205. [PDF]

1996

1. Colbourne JK, BD Neff, JM Wright, and MR Gross. 1996. DNA fingerprinting of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) using (GT)n microsatellites and its potential for assessment of mating success. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53:342-349. [PDF]

 

Commentaries

9. Neff BD. 2014. An evolutionary primer on pregnancy. BioScience 64:361-362. [PDF]

8. Neff BD. 2006. Ways of getting ahead: excerpts from natural history. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21:430. [PDF]

7. Neff BD and PW Sherman. 2004. Behavioral syndromes versus darwinian algorithms. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19:621-622. [PDF]

6. Sherman PW and BD Neff. 2003. Father knows best. Nature, 425:136-137. [PDF]

5. Neff BD. 2002. Can good genes explain the peacock's tail? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17:206. [PDF]

4. Neff BD. 2001. Alternative reproductive tactics and sexual selection. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 16:669. [PDF]

3. Neff BD. 2001. Infidelity as a transaction between social mates. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 16:175. [PDF]

2. Neff BD. 2000. Finding Mr. Right: good genes and multiple mating by females. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15:489. [PDF]

1. Neff BD. 2000. Females aren't perfect: maintaining genetic diversity and the lek paradox. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 15:395. [PDF]

 

Book Chapters and Magazine Articles

4. Neff BD and R Knapp. 2009. Alternative reproductive tactics in the Centrarchidae. In: The Biology and Conservation of Centrarchidae, pp. 90-104. Eds. Cooke SJ and D Philipps. Wiley-Blackwell.

3. Neff BD. 2008. Alternative mating tactics and mate choice for good genes or good care. In: Alternative Reproductive Tactics, pp 421-434. Eds. Oliveira RF, M Taborsky, and J Brockmann. Cambridge University Press.

2. Knapp R and BD Neff. 2008. Alternative reproductive tactics in fishes. In: Fish Behaviour, pp. 411-433. Eds. Magnhagen C, VA Braithwaite, E Fosgren, and BG Kapoor. Science Publishers.

1. Neff BD. 2004. Something fishy in the next. Natural History 2:47-50.

 

Software

Genetic Effects Software - Algorithm to estimate additive and non-additive genetic effects of candidate loci [Download]

Raffle Software - Mechanisms of sperm competition: testing the fair raffle [Download]

PrDM Software - Assessing the statistical power of genetic analyses to detect multiple mating in fish [Download]

FMM Software - A Bayesian model for assessing the frequency of multiple mating in nature [Download]

Two-Sex Paternity Software - Parentage analysis with incomplete sampling of candidate parents and offspring [Download]