Publications

— 2020 —

Sándor, K. & Miklósi, Á. 2020 How to report anecdotal observations? A new approach based on a lesson from “Puffin tool use”. Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.555487

Culina, A. (…) Liker, A. (…) Seress, G. (…) Visser, M.E. 2020. Connecting the data landscape of long‐term ecological studies: the SPI‐Birds data hub. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13388

Vági, B., Végvári, Z., Liker, A., Freckleton, R. P., Székely, T. 2020. Parental care forms are predicted by climatic and social environments in Anura. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.13113

Seress, G., Sándor, K., Evans, K.L., Liker, A., 2020. Food availability limits avian reproduction in the city: An experimental study on great tits Parus major. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13211

Czeglédi, I., Kern, B., Tóth, R., Seress, G., Erős, T. 2020. Impacts of urbanization on stream fish assemblages: the role of the species pool and the local environment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution DOI 10.3389/fevo.2020.00137

Cooney, C. R., Sheard, C., Clark, A. D., Healy, S. D., Laland, K. N., Liker, A., Street, S.E., Troisi, C., Thomas, G.H., Székely, T., Hemmings N. & Wright, A.E. 2020. Ecology, phylogeny, and the evolution of developmental duration in birds.
Nature Communications, 11: 2383, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16257-x

Áron, P*. & Seress, G.*, Sándor, K., Klucsik, K.P., Vincze, E., Liker, A. 2020. The effect of artificial light at night on the biomass of caterpillars feeding in urban tree canopies. Urban Ecosystems (*ÁP & GS are joint first authors of this study.) DOI: 10.1007/s11252-020-00999-z

Ágh, N., Pipoly, I., Szabó, K., Vincze, E., Bókony, V, Seress, G, Liker, A. 2020. Does offspring sex ratio differ between urban and forest populations of great tits (Parus major)? Biologia Futura 71, 99–108. DOI: 10.1007/s42977-020-00024-6

Lemaître, J., Ronget, V., Tidière, M., Allainé, D., Berger, V., Cohas, A., Colchero, F., Conde, D., Liker, A., Marais, G., Scheuerlein, A., Székely, T., Gaillard, J. 2020. Sex differences in adult lifespan and aging rates of mortality across wild mammals. PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1911999117

Liker, A. 2020. Biologia Futura: adaptative changes in urban populations. Biologia Futura, DOI: 10.1007/s42977-020-00005-9

Ancona,S., Liker, A., Carmona-Isunza, M.C., Székely,T. 2020. Sex differences in age-to-maturation relate to sexual selection and adult sex ratios in birds. Evolution Letters, 4: 44-53, DOI: 10.1002/evl3.156

Ágh, N. & Seress, G. 2020. Városi vagányok. Természetbúvár, 2020/3, 28-30 [in Hungarian]

— 2019 —

Vincze, E., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Németh, B., Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2019. Great tits take greater risk toward humans and sparrowhawks in urban habitats than in forests. Ethology 125(10): 686-701.

Pipoly, I., Szabó, K., Bókony,V., Hammer, T., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Vincze, E., Schroeder, J. & Liker, A. 2019. Higher frequency of extra-pair offspring in urban than forest broods of great tits (Parus major). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7: 229

Vági, B., Végvári, Zs., Liker, A., Freckleton, R. P., Székely, T. 2019. Parental care and the evolution of terrestriality in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2737

Bókony, V., Milne, G., Pipoly, I., Székely,T., Liker, A. 2019. Sex ratios and bimaturism differ between temperature-dependent and genetic sex-determination systems in reptiles BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19: 57, DOI: 10.1186/s12862-019-1386-3

Ágh, N., Piross, I. S., Majoros, G., Csörgő, T., Szöllősi, E. 2019. Malaria infection status of European Robins seems to associate with timing of autumn migration but not with actual condition. Parasitology 146: 814–820, DOI: 10.1017/S0031182018002184

— 2018 —

Pogány, Á., Vincze, E., Szurovecz, Z., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., Székely, T. & Riebel, K. 2018. Personality assortative female mating preferences in a songbird. Behaviour, DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003500.

Sinkovics, C., Seress, G., Fábián, V., Sándor, K., Liker, A. 2018. Obtaining accurate measurements of the size and volume of insects fed to nestlings from video recording. Journal of Field Ornithology, 89(2): 165-172.

Seress, G., Hammer, T., Bókony, V., Vincze, E., Preiszner, B., Pipoly, I., Sinkovics, C., *Evans, K. L., *Liker, A. 2018. Impact of urbanization on abundance and phenology of caterpillars and consequences for breeding in an insectivorous bird. Ecological Applications,  DOI: 10.1002/eap.1730. (*KLE & AL are joint last authors of this study.)

Sánchez-Tójar, A., Nakagawa, S., Sánchez-Fortún, M., Martin, D., Ramani, S., Girndt, A., Bókony, V., Liker, A., Westneat, D.F., Burke, T., Schroeder, J. 2018. Meta-analysis challenges a textbook example of status signalling and demonstrates publication bias eLife, 7: e37385.

Végvári, Z., Katona, G., Vági, B., Freckleton, R., Gaillard, J., Székely, T., Liker, A. 2018. Sex-biased breeding dispersal is predicted by social environment in birds. Ecology and Evolution 13: 6483-6491.

— 2017 —

Hornok, S., Ágh, N., Takács, N., Kontschán, J., Hofmann-Lehmann, R. 2017. Haematospirillum and insect Wolbachia DNA in avian blood. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 1-5., DOI: 10.1007/s10482-017-0961-0.

Bókony V., Kövér Sz., Nemesházi E., Liker A., Székely T. 2017. Climate-driven shifts in adult sex ratios via sex reversals: the type of sex determination matters. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372: 20160325.

Seress, G., Vincze, E., Pipoly, I., Hammer, T., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Bókony, V., Liker, A. 2017. Effects of capture and video-recording on the behavior and breeding success of Great Tits in urban and forest habitats. Journal of Field Ornithology 88(3): 299-312.Download PDF

Vincze, E., Seress,G., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., Dingemanse N. J., Sprau, P. 2017. Does urbanization affect predation of bird nests? A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00029

Bókony, V., Pipoly, I., Szabó, K., Preiszner, B., Vincze, E., Papp, S., Seress, G., Hammer  H., Liker, A. 2017. Innovative females are more promiscuous in great tits (Parus major). Behavioral Ecology 28(2): 579–588.

Mónus, F., Liker, A., Pénzes, Z. & Barta, Z. 2017. Status signalling in male but not in female Eurasian Tree Sparrows Passer montanus. Ibis 159: 180-192.

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Vincze, E.,  Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2017. Download PDFProblem-solving performance and reproductive success of great tits in urban and forest habitats. Animal Cognition 20: 53-63.

— 2016 —

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Bókony, V., Liker, A. 2016. Habituation to human disturbance is faster in urban than rural house sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1304-1313.

— 2015 —

Remeš, V., Freckleton, R. P., Tökölyi, J., Liker, A., Székely, T. 2015. The evolution of parental cooperation in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 13603–13608.

Pipoly, I., Bókony, V., Kirkpatrick, M., Donald, P., Székely, T., Liker, A. 2015. The genetic sex-determination system predicts adult sex ratios in tetrapods. Nature 527: 91–94.

Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P., Remeš, V., Székely, T. 2015. Sex differences in parental care: Gametic investment, sexual selection, and social environment. Evolution 69: 2862-2875.

Rubolini, D., Liker, A., Garamszegi, L.Z., Møller, A.P., Saino, N. 2015. Using the BirdTree.org website to obtain robust phylogenies for avian comparative studies: A primer. Current Zoology 61: 959-965.

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Vincze, E., Bókony, V., Liker, A. 2015. Does innovation success influence social interactions? An experimental test in house sparrows. Ethology 121: 661-673.

Papp, S., Vincze, E., Preiszner, B., Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2015. A comparison of problem-solving success between urban and rural house sparrows. Behaviour Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 471-480.

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2015.
Does urbanization facilitate individual recognition of humans by house sparrows?
Animal Cognition 18: 291-298.

Seress, G., Liker, A. 2015. Habitat urbanization and its effects on birds. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61: 373-408.Download PDF

Crane, J.M.S., Pick, J.L., Tribe, A.J., Vincze, E., Hatchwell, B.J. & Russell, A.F. 2015. Chestnut-crowned babblers show affinity for calls of removed group members: a dual playback without expectancy violation. Animal Behaviour 104: 51-57.

Pogány, Á., Szurovecz, Z., Vincze, E., Barta, Z. & Székely, T., 2014. Mate preference does not influence reproductive motivation and parental cooperation in female zebra finches. Behaviour 151: 1885–1901

— 2014 —

Download PDFSeress, G., Lipovits, Á., Bókony, V. & Czúni L. 2014. Quantifying the urban gradient: A practical method for broad measurements. Landscape and Urban Planning 131: 42-50.

Barta, Z., Székely, T., Liker, A. & Harrison, F. 2014. Social role specialization promotes cooperation between parents. American Naturalist 6: 747-761.

Székely, T., Liker, A., Freckleton, R., Fichtel, C. & Kappeler, P. 2014. Sex-biased survival predicts adult sex ratio variation in wild birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 1788

Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P. & Székely T. 2014. Divorce and Infidelity Are Associated with Skewed Adult Sex Ratios in Birds. Current Biology 24: 880–884.

Westneat, D. F., Bókony, V., Burke, T., Chastel, O., Jensen, H., Kvalnes, T., Lendvai, Á.Z., Liker, A., Mock, D., Schroeder, J., Schwagmeyer, P.L., Sorci, G. & Stewart, I.R.K. 2014. Multiple aspects of plasticity in clutch size vary among populations of a globally-distributed songbird. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 876–887.

Download PDFBókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Vágási, I.Cs., Pătraş, L., Pap, P.L., Németh, J., Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G. & Liker, A. 2014. Necessity or capacity? Physiological state predicts problem-solving performance in house sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 25: 124-135.

Seress, G. Individual and population level effects of urbanization on house sparrows (Passer domesticus) in Hungary 2014. PhD Thesis Download PDF

— 2013 —

Download PDFPipoly, I., Bókony, V., Seress, G., Szabó, K. & Liker, A. 2013. Effects of Extreme Weather on Reproductive Success in a Temperate-Breeding Songbird. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080033

Download PDFLendvai, Á.Z., Bókony, V., Angelier, F., Chastel, O. & Sol, D. 2013. Do smart birds stress less? An interspecific relationship between brain size and corticosterone levels. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 280: 20131734.

Pap, K., Nagy, L., Balogh, C., G-Tóth, L. & Liker, A. 2013. Environmental factors shaping the distribution of common wintering waterbirds in a lake ecosystem with developed shoreline. Hydrobiologia 716: 163-176.

J. Schroeder, H. L. Dugdale, R. Radersma, M. Hinsch, D. M. Buehler, J. Saul, L. Porter, A. Liker et al. 2013. Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 2063–2069.

Székely, T., Remeš, V., Freckleton, R.P. & Liker, A. 2013. Why care? Inferring the evolution of complex social behaviour. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 1381–1391.

Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P. & Székely, T. 2013. The evolution of sex roles in birds is related to adult sex ratio. Nature Communications 4: Article number 1587.

— 2012 —

Download PDFSeress, G., Bókony, V., Pipoly, I., Szép, T., Nagy, K. & Liker, A. 2012. Urbanization, nestling growth and reproductive success in a moderately declining house sparrow population. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 1-12.

Download PDFBókony, V., Kulcsár, A., Tóth, Z. & Liker, A. 2012. Personality Traits and Behavioral Syndromes in Differently Urbanized Populations of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). PLoS ONE 7(5): e36639.

Download PDFBókony, V., Seress, G., Nagy, S., Lendvai, Á.Z. & Liker, A. 2012. Multiple indices of body condition reveal no negative effect of urbanization in adult house sparrows. Landscape and Urban Planning 104: 75-84.

— 2011 —

Download PDFSeress, G., Bókony, V., Heszberger, J. & Liker, A. 2011. Response to predation risk in urban and rural house sparrows. Ethology 117: 896-907.

Download PDFLendvai, Á.Z., Bókony, V. & Chastel, O. 2011. Coping with novelty and stress in free-living house sparrows. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 821-828.

— 2010 —

Download PDFVégvári, Zs., Bókony, V., Barta, Z. & Kovács, G. 2010. Life history predicts advancement of avian spring migration in response to climate change. Global Change Biology 16: 1-11.

Download PDFBókony, V., Kulcsár, A.& Liker, A. 2010. Does urbanization select for weak competitors in house sparrows? Oikos 119: 437-444.

— 2009 —

Download PDFLiker, A., Bókony, V., Kulcsár, A.,Tóth, Z., Szabó, K., Kaholek, B. & Pénzes, Z. 2009. Genetic relatedness in wintering groups of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Molecular Ecology 18: 4696–4706.

Download PDFTóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A.2009. Whom do the sparrows follow? The effect of kinship on social preference in house sparrowflocks. Behavioural Processes 82: 173-177.

Download PDFTóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A. 2009. Kinship and aggression: do house sparrows spare their relatives? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1189-1196.

Download PDFLiker, A. & Bókony, V. 2009. Larger groups are more successful in innovative problem solving in house sparrows. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 7893-7898.

Liker, A. & Nagy, L. 2009. Migration of mallards in Hungary: migrationphenology, the origin of migrants, and long-term changes. Ringing & Migration 24: 259-265.

Download PDFBókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Liker, A., Angelier, F., Wingfield, J.C. & Chastel, O. 2009. Stress response and the value of reproduction: are birds prudent parents? American Naturalist 173: 589-598.

Download PDFTóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker A.2009. Effects of relatedness on social foraging tactic use in house sparrows. Animal Behaviour 77: 337–342.

— 2008 —

Download PDFGaramszegi, L.Z., Hirschenhauser, K., Bókony, V., Eens, M., Hurtrez-Boussès, S., Møller, A.P., Oliveira, R.F. & Wingfield, J.C. 2008. Latitudinal distribution, migration and testosterone levels in birds. American Naturalist 172: 533-546.

Download PDFTökölyi, J., Bókony, V. & Barta, Z. 2008. Seasonal color change by molt or by the abrasion of feather tips: a comparative study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 711-721.

Download PDFLiker, A., Papp, Z., Bókony, V. & Lendvai, Á.Z. 2008. Lean birds in the city: body size and condition of house sparrows along the urbanization gradient. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 789-795.

Szabó, K., Szalmás, A., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2008. Adaptive host-abandonment of ectoparasites before fledging? Within-brood distribution of nest mites in house sparrow broods. Journal of Parasitology 94: 1038-1043.

Download PDFKingma, S.A., Szentirmai, I., Székely ,T., Bókony, V., Bleeker, M., Liker, A. & Komdeur, J. 2008. Sexual selection and the function of a melanin-based plumage ornament in polygamous penduline tits Remizpendulinus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 1277-1288.

Download PDFBókony, V., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hirschenhauser, K. & Liker, A. 2008. Testosterone and melanin-based black plumage coloration in birds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 1229–1238.

Download PDFBókony, V., Liker, A., Lendvai, Á.Z. & Kulcsár, A. 2008. Risk-taking and survival in the House Sparrow Passer domesticus: are plumage ornaments costly? Ibis 150: 139-151.

Olson, V.A., Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P. & Székely, T. 2008. The strength of parental conflict in birds: testing the roles of offspring development, ecology, and mating opportunities. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 275: 301-307.

— 2007 —

Seress, G.,Szabó, K., Nagy,D., Liker, A. & Pénzes, Z. 2007. Extra-pair paternity of Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) in a semi-urban population. Tiscia 36: 17-21.

Sol, D., Székely, T., Liker, A. & Lefebvre, L. 2007. Big-brained birds survive better in nature. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 274: 763-769.

— 2006 —

Lendvai, Á.Z., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2006.The effects of energy reserves and dominance on the use of social foraging strategies in the house sparrow. Animal Behaviour 72: 747-964.

Download PDFBókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z. & Liker, A. 2006. Multiple cues in status signalling: the role of wingbars in aggressive interactions of male house sparrows. Ethology 112: 947-954.

— 2005 —

Download PDFBókony, V. & Liker, A. 2005. Melanin-based black plumage coloration is related to reproductive investment in cardueline finches. Condor 107: 775-787.

Liker, A. & Székely, T. 2005. Mortality costs of sexual selection and parental care in natural populations of birds. Evolution 59: 890­897.

Szentirmai, I., Székely, T. & Liker, A. 2005. The influence of nest quality on heat loss of Penduline Tit eggs. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51: 59-66.

— 2004 —

Download PDFLendvai, Á.Z., Barta, Z., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2004. The effect of energy reserves on social foraging: hungry sparrows scrounge more. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 271: 2467-2472.

Barta, Z., Liker, A. & Mónus, F. 2004. The effects of predation hazard on the use of social foraging tactics. Animal Behaviour 67: 301-308.

Torda, G., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2004. Dominance hierarchy and status signalling in captive tree sparrow (Passer montanus) flocks. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50: 35-44.

Lendvai, Á.Z., Liker, A. & Kis, J. 2004. Male badge size is related to clutch volume in the Kentish Plover. OrnisHungarica 14: 15-21.

— 2003 —

Download PDFBókony, V., Liker, A., Székely, T. & Kis, J. 2003. Melanin-based plumage colouration and flight displays in plovers and allies. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B 270: 2491-2497.

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