Zebra Finch publications by CWE Researchers

Salvante, K.G. and T.D. Williams. In press. Effects of corticosterone on breeding propensity, reproductive output and yolk precursor levels. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.

Williams, T.D. and J.C. Christians. In press. Experimental dissociation of the effects of diet, age and breeding experience on primary reproductive effort in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata. J. Avian Biol.

Christians, J.K. and T.D. Williams. 2002. Effects of porcine follicle-stimulating hormone on the reproductive performance of female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 125:121-131.

Salvante, K.G. and T.D. Williams. 2002. Vitellogenin dynamics during egg-laying: Daily variation, repeatability and relationship with egg size. J. Avian Biol. 33:391-398.

Christians, J.K. and T.D. Williams. 2001. Interindividual variation in yolk mass and the rate of growth of ovarian follicles in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). J. Comp. Physiol. 171:255-261.

Williams, T.D. 2001. Experimental manipulation of female reproduction reveals an intraspecific egg-size:clutch size trade off. Proc. Royal Soc. (London) 268:1-6.

Vezina, F., K.G. Salvante and T.D. Williams. 2000. The metabolic cost of yolk precursor production. Amer. Zool. 40:1245.

Williams, T.D. 2000. Experimental (tamoxifen-induced) manipulation of female reproduction in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 73:566-573.

Williams, T.D. and C.J. Martyniuk. 2000. Tissue mass dynamics during egg-production in female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): dietary and hormonal manipulations. J. Avian Biol. 31:87-95.

Williams, T.D. 1999. Parental and first generation effects of exogenous 17 -estradiol on reproductive performance of female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Hormones and Behavior 35:135-143.

Williams, T.D. and S.P. Ternan. 1999. Food intake, locomotion and egg-laying in zebra finches: contributions to reproductive energy demand? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 72:19-27.

Balzer, A.L. and T.D. Williams. 1998. Do female finches vary primary reproductive effort in relation to mate attractiveness? Behaviour 135:297-309.

Williams, T.D. 1996. Intra- and inter-individual variation in reproductive effort in captive-breeding zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata. Can. J. Zool. 74:85-91.

Williams, T.D. 1996. Variation in reproductive effort in female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in relation to nutrient-specific dietary supplements during egg-laying. Physiol. Zool. 65:1255-1275.

Salvante, K.G. 2000. Variation and regulation of plasma levels of the egg yolk precursors: vitellogenin and very-low density lipoprotein. MSc, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. 117 pp.

Updated 29/05/2003