13. Stern CA, Servedio MR (2017) Evolution of a mating preference for a dual-utility trait used in intrasexual competition in genetically monogamous populations. Ecology and Evolution 2017:1-9. Article

12. Kolodny O, Stern CA (2017) Evolution of risk preference is determined by reproduction dynamics, life history, and population size. Scientific Reports 7:9364. Article

Mendelson TC, Fitzpatrick CL, Hauber ME, Pence CH, Rodriguez RL, Safran RJ, Stern CA, Stevens JR (2016) Cognitive phenotypes and the evolution of animal decisions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 2152. Article

10. Stern CA
, Dickinson JL (2016)
Effects of load-lightening and delayed extra-pair benefits on the fitness consequences of helping. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1078-1086. Article
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9. Dickinson JL, Ak
çay C, Ferree ED, Stern CA (2016) A hierarchical analysis of incest avoidance in a cooperative breeder. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1132-1140. Article

8. Dickinson, JL, Akçay C, Ferree ED, Stern CA (2016) Western bluebirds: lessons from a marginal cooperative breeder. In: Koenig WD and Dickinson JL (eds.) Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, pp. 19-38. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

7. Riehl CP, Stern CA (2015) How cooperatively breeding birds identify relatives and avoid incest: new insights into dispersal and kin recognition. BioEssays 37:1303-1308. Article Highlighted article

6. Servedio MR, Brandvain Y, Dhole S, Fitzpatrick CL, Goldberg EE, Stern CA, Van Cleve J, Yeh DJ (2014) Not just a theory: the utility of mathematical models in evolutionary biology. PLoS Biology 12:e1002017. Article
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5. Dickinson JL, Ferree ED, Stern CA, Swift R, Zuckerberg B (2014) Delayed dispersal: teasing apart the importance of resources and parents. Behavioral Ecology 25:843-851. PDF

4. Stern CA, Dickinson JL (2010) Pigeons. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, pp. 723-730. Oxford: Academic Press.

3. Ferree ED, Dickinson JL, Rendell W, Stern CA, Porter S (2010) Hatching order explains an extra-pair chick advantage in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 21:802-807. PDF
2. Ferree ED, Dickinson JL, Kleiber D, Stern CA, Haydock J, Stanback MT, Schmidt V, Eisenberg L, Stolzenberg C (2008) Development and cross-species testing of western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) microsatellite primers. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:1348-1350.

1. Stern CA
(2007) Western bluebird captures a western fence lizard. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:128-129.

Popular publications

Stern CA (
2011) Thieves with benefits. Living Bird 30(3):8. Article

Stern CA
, Dickinson JL (2011) Pygmy nuthatch. In: Bates D.T., Dalessio R., Nedeff N., and Stevens J. (eds.) The Monterey Pine Forest: Coastal California’s Living Legacy, p. 56. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA: Pine Nut Press.

Stern CA
, Dickinson JL, Ferree ED (2010) The importance of family for western bluebirds. BirdScope 24(1):3. Article

Stern CA
, Dickinson JL, Ferree ED (2010) The importance of family for western bluebirds. Bluebird 32(2):10-11. (Re-publication of article by the same name originally published in BirdScope.)