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Rebecca J Safran

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology
Phone303/735-1495
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4762-2638 Additional info

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    1. Scordato ESC, Wilkins MR, Semenov G, Rubtsov AS, Kane NC, Safran RJ. Genomic variation across two barn swallow hybrid zones reveals traits associated with divergence in sympatry and allopatry. Mol Ecol. 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28777875.
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    2. Riesch R, Muschick M, Lindtke D, Villoutreix R, Comeault AA, Farkas TE, Lucek K, Hellen E, Soria-Carrasco V, Dennis SR, de Carvalho CF, Safran RJ, Sandoval CP, Feder J, Gries R, Crespi BJ, Gries G, Gompert Z, Nosil P. Transitions between phases of genomic differentiation during stick-insect speciation. Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 Feb 17; 1(4):82. PMID: 28812654.
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    3. Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, Hubbard JK, Kaiser SA, Safran RJ. An experimental test of the effect of brood size on glucocorticoid responses, parental investment, and offspring phenotype. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017 Jun 01; 247:97-106. PMID: 28137535.
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    4. Scordato ES, Safran RJ. Evolutionary Genetics: Small Genomic Regions Make a Big Impact. Curr Biol. 2016 Nov 07; 26(21):R1155-R1157. PMID: 27825455.
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    5. Mendelson TC, Fitzpatrick CL, Hauber ME, Pence CH, Rodríguez RL, Safran RJ, Stern CA, Stevens JR. Cognitive Phenotypes and the Evolution of Animal Decisions. Trends Ecol Evol. 2016 Nov; 31(11):850-859. PMID: 27693087.
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    6. Wilkins MR, Karaardiç H, Vortman Y, Parchman TL, Albrecht T, Petrželková A, Özkan L, Pap PL, Hubbard JK, Hund AK, Safran RJ. Phenotypic differentiation is associated with divergent sexual selection among closely related barn swallow populations. J Evol Biol. 2016 Dec; 29(12):2410-2421. PMID: 27538265.
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    7. Safran RJ, Vortman Y, Jenkins BR, Hubbard JK, Wilkins MR, Bradley RJ, Lotem A. The maintenance of phenotypic divergence through sexual selection: An experimental study in barn swallows Hirundo rustica. Evolution. 2016 Sep; 70(9):2074-84. PMID: 27436630.
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    8. Wells SJ, Safran RJ, Dale J. Piecing together female extra-pair mate choice: females really do prefer more ornamented males. Mol Ecol. 2016 Aug; 25(15):3521-4. PMID: 27463236.
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    9. Safran RJ, Scordato ES, Wilkins MR, Hubbard JK, Jenkins BR, Albrecht T, Flaxman SM, Karaardiç H, Vortman Y, Lotem A, Nosil P, Pap P, Shen S, Chan SF, Parchman TL, Kane NC. Genome-wide differentiation in closely related populations: the roles of selection and geographic isolation. Mol Ecol. 2016 Aug; 25(16):3865-83. PMID: 27357267.
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    10. Levin II, Zonana DM, Fosdick BK, Song SJ, Knight R, Safran RJ. Stress response, gut microbial diversity and sexual signals correlate with social interactions. Biol Lett. 2016 Jun; 12(6). PMID: 27354713; PMCID: PMC4938059 [Available on 06/01/17].
    11. Wilkins MR, Shizuka D, Joseph MB, Hubbard JK, Safran RJ. Multimodal signalling in the North American barn swallow: a phenotype network approach. Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Oct 07; 282(1816):20151574. PMID: 26423842; PMCID: PMC4614773 [Available on 10/07/16].
    12. Levin II, Zonana DM, Burt JM, Safran RJ. Performance of Encounternet Tags: Field Tests of Miniaturized Proximity Loggers for Use on Small Birds. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137242. PMID: 26348329; PMCID: PMC4562698.
    13. Hubbard JK, Jenkins BR, Safran RJ. Quantitative genetics of plumage color: lifetime effects of early nest environment on a colorful sexual signal. Ecol Evol. 2015 Aug; 5(16):3436-49. PMID: 26380676; PMCID: PMC4569038.
    14. Vortman Y, Safran RJ, Reiner Brodetzki T, Dor R, Lotem A. Expression of multiple sexual signals by fathers and sons in the East-Mediterranean barn swallow: are advertising strategies heritable? PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0118054. PMID: 25679206; PMCID: PMC4332686.
    15. Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, Safran RJ. Stress and success: individual differences in the glucocorticoid stress response predict behavior and reproductive success under high predation risk. Horm Behav. 2014 Nov; 66(5):812-9. PMID: 25461975.
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    16. Jenkins BR, Vitousek MN, Hubbard JK, Safran RJ. An experimental analysis of the heritability of variation in glucocorticoid concentrations in a wild avian population. Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 07; 281(1790). PMID: 25056627; PMCID: PMC4123711.
    17. Scordato ES, Symes LB, Mendelson TC, Safran RJ. The role of ecology in speciation by sexual selection: a systematic empirical review. J Hered. 2014; 105 Suppl 1:782-94. PMID: 25149254.
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    18. Botero CA, Dor R, McCain CM, Safran RJ. Environmental harshness is positively correlated with intraspecific divergence in mammals and birds. Mol Ecol. 2014 Feb; 23(2):259-68. PMID: 24283535.
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    19. Safran RJ, Scordato ES, Symes LB, Rodríguez RL, Mendelson TC. Contributions of natural and sexual selection to the evolution of premating reproductive isolation: a research agenda. Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Nov; 28(11):643-50. PMID: 24054911.
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    20. Jenkins BR, Vitousek MN, Safran RJ. Signaling stress? An analysis of phaeomelanin-based plumage color and individual corticosterone levels at two temporal scales in North American barn swallows, Hirundo rustica erythrogaster. Horm Behav. 2013 Sep; 64(4):665-72. PMID: 24013040.
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    21. Vitousek MN, Stewart RA, Safran RJ. Female plumage colour influences seasonal oxidative damage and testosterone profiles in a songbird. Biol Lett. 2013 Oct 23; 9(5):20130539. PMID: 23966597; PMCID: PMC3971695.
    22. Vortman Y, Lotem A, Dor R, Lovette I, Safran RJ. Multiple sexual signals and behavioral reproductive isolation in a diverging population. Am Nat. 2013 Oct; 182(4):514-23. PMID: 24021403.
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    23. Seddon N, Botero CA, Tobias JA, Dunn PO, Macgregor HE, Rubenstein DR, Uy JA, Weir JT, Whittingham LA, Safran RJ. Sexual selection accelerates signal evolution during speciation in birds. Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Sep 07; 280(1766):20131065. PMID: 23864596; PMCID: PMC3730587.
    24. Wilkins MR, Seddon N, Safran RJ. Evolutionary divergence in acoustic signals: causes and consequences. Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Mar; 28(3):156-66. PMID: 23141110.
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    25. Vitousek MN, Dor R, Safran RJ. Sexual signaling: climatic carry-over. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 24; 22(2):R61-3. PMID: 22280911.
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    26. Dor R, Lovette IJ, Safran RJ, Billerman SM, Huber GH, Vortman Y, Lotem A, McGowan A, Evans MR, Cooper CB, Winkler DW. Low variation in the polymorphic Clock gene poly-Q region despite population genetic structure across barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) populations. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28843. PMID: 22216124; PMCID: PMC3244424.
    27. Dor R, Safran RJ, Vortman Y, Lotem A, McGowan A, Evans MR, Lovette IJ. Population genetics and morphological comparisons of migratory European (Hirundo rustica rustica) and sedentary East-Mediterranean (Hirundo rustica transitiva) barn swallows. J Hered. 2012 Jan-Feb; 103(1):55-63. PMID: 22071313.
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    28. Lifjeld JT, Kleven O, Jacobsen F, McGraw KJ, Safran RJ, Robertson RJ. Age before beauty? Relationships between fertilization success and age-dependent ornaments in barn swallows. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2011 Sep; 65(9):1687-1697. PMID: 21949464.
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    29. Weiss SL, Kennedy EA, Safran RJ, McGraw KJ. Pterin-based ornamental coloration predicts yolk antioxidant levels in female striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus). J Anim Ecol. 2011 May; 80(3):519-27. PMID: 21269301.
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    30. Safran RJ, Vitousek MN, Hauber ME, Ghalambor CK. Sexual selection: a dynamic state of affairs. Response to the comments of Cornwallis and Uller in the article: towards an evolutionary ecology of sexual traits. Trends Ecol Evol. 2010 Aug; 25(8):429-30; author reply 430-1. PMID: 20452087.
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    31. Hubbard JK, Uy JA, Hauber ME, Hoekstra HE, Safran RJ. Vertebrate pigmentation: from underlying genes to adaptive function. Trends Genet. 2010 May; 26(5):231-9. PMID: 20381892.
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    32. Safran RJ, McGraw KJ, Wilkins MR, Hubbard JK, Marling J. Positive carotenoid balance correlates with greater reproductive performance in a wild bird. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 25; 5(2):e9420. PMID: 20195540; PMCID: PMC2828481.
    33. Dor R, Safran RJ, Sheldon FH, Winkler DW, Lovette IJ. Phylogeny of the genus Hirundo and the Barn Swallow subspecies complex. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 Jul; 56(1):409-18. PMID: 20152914.
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    34. Tibbetts EA, Safran RJ. Co-evolution of plumage characteristics and winter sociality in New and Old World sparrows. J Evol Biol. 2009 Dec; 22(12):2376-86. PMID: 19874438.
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    35. Safran RJ, Vitousek MN. Evolutionary biology: arms races in the eye of the beholder. Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 09; 18(17):R734-R736. PMID: 18786370.
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    36. Safran RJ, Adelman JS, McGraw KJ, Hau M. Sexual signal exaggeration affects physiological state in male barn swallows. Curr Biol. 2008 Jun 03; 18(11):R461-2. PMID: 18522812.
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    37. Doerr ED, Doerr VA, Safran RJ. Integrating delayed dispersal into broader concepts of social group formation. Behav Processes. 2007 Oct; 76(2):114-7. PMID: 17826004.
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    38. Safran RJ, Hauber ME. Evolutionary biology: variation isn't always sexy. Curr Biol. 2007 May 15; 17(10):R368-70. PMID: 17502092.
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    39. Hauber ME, Safran RJ. Behavioural ecology: promiscuous fathers sire young that recognize true family. Curr Biol. 2006 Sep 19; 16(18):R797-800. PMID: 16979546.
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    40. Safran RJ, Neuman CR, McGraw KJ, Lovette IJ. Dynamic paternity allocation as a function of male plumage color in barn swallows. Science. 2005 Sep 30; 309(5744):2210-2. PMID: 16195460.
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