An inclusive approach to authorship

Academic publishing is an important way for scientists to share their findings and track the ideas and contributions of others. Our approach to publication has, thus, been to recognize everyone that helped make the science possible, from technicians to editors. We believe in an inclusive publishing approach to ensure that all contributions are valued and acknowledged.

* indicates graduate student author, ** indicates undergraduate student author


Journal Publications


*Macchiano, A., Sasson, D.A., **Leith, N.T., & Fowler-Finn, K.D. Patterns of thermal sensitivity and sex-specificity of courtship behavior differs between two sympatric species of Enchenopa treehopper. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Accepted pre-proof view.

*Jocson, D.I., **Smeester, M., **Leith, N., *Macchiano, A., & Fowler-Finn, K.D. Temperature coupling of mate attraction signals and female mate preferences in four populations of Enchenopa treehopper (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Online Early View: DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13506.

Gilman, R.T., Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. Demonstrating mate choice copying in spiders requires further research. Current Zoology. Corrected proofs online: DOI: 10.1093/cz/zoz033.

Fowler-Finn, K.D. & B.B. Boutwell. 2019. Using variation in heritability estimates as a test of G×E in behavioral research: A brief research note. Behavior Genetics. 49:340-346.

Fowler-Finn, K.D., Boyer, S.L., **Ikagawa, R., **Jeffries, T., **Kahn, P.C., **Larsen, E.M., **Lee, D. & **Smeester, M. 2019. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons of mating behavior across multiple populations and six species of leiobunine harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Behavior. 156(3-4): 363-390. DOI:10.1163/1568539X-00003545.


Fowler-Finn, K.D., Boyer, S.L., **Ikagawa, R., **Jeffries, T., **Kahn, P.C., **Larsen, E.M., **Lee, D. & **Smeester, M. Variation in mating dynamics across five species of leiobunine harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Biology, Special Issue on the Evolution of Mating Choices. 7(2): 36.

Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Kilmer, J.T., **Cruz, D., & Rodríguez, R.L. 2018. Female mate choice of male signals is unlikely to promote ecological adaptation in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Ecology and Evolution. ECE33817. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3817. pdf

*dos Santos Silva, N.F., Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Mortara, S.R. & Willemart, R.H. 2019. A Neotropical armored harvestman (Arachnida, Opiliones) uses proprioception and vision for homing. Behaviour. 155(10-12):793-815. pdf

Gilman, R. T., Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. A probable case of incipient speciation in Schizocosa wolf spiders driven by allochrony, habitat use and female mate choice. The American Naturalist. 192(3):332-346. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Cruz, D., & Rodríguez, R.L. 2017. Local population density and group composition influence signal-preference relationships in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30(1):13-25. pdf (Editor's choice article)

*Kilmer, J.T., Fowler-Finn, K.D., Gray, D.A., Höbel, G., Rebar, D., Reichert, M.S. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2017. Describing mate preference functions and other function-valued traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30: 1658-1673. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2016. The causes of variation in the presence of genetic covariance between sexual traits and preferences. Biological Reviews. 91(2): 498-510. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12182. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., Sullivan-Beckers, L., Runck, A. & Hebets, E.A. 2015. The complexities of female mate choice and male polymorphisms - elucidating the role of genetics, age and mate-choice copying. Special Issue of Current Zoology: Learning and sexual selection. 61(6): 1015-1035. pdf

Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Kilmer, J.T., **Hallet, A.C. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2015. Variation in signal-preference genetic correlations in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Ecology & Evolution. 5(14): 2774-2786. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1567. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Triana, E. & **Miller, O.G. 2014. Mating in the harvestman Lieobunum vittatum (Arachnida: Opiliones): from premating struggles to solicitous tactile engagement. Behaviour. 151(12-13): 1663-1686. pdf

Fowler-Finn, K.D., **Al-Wathiqui, N., **Cruz, D., **Al-Wathiqui, M. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2014. Male Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae) vary mate-searching behaviour but not signaling behaviour in response to spider silk. Naturwissenschaften. 101: 211-220. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Rosenthal, M. & Hebets, E.A. 2013. Locomotor performance varies with adult phenotype in ornamented/non-ornamented wolf spiders. Ethology. 119(7). pdf

**Pesek, M., Hebets, E.A., Sullivan-Beckers, L., & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. Foreleg ornaments do not hinder foraging efficiency. Journal of Insect Biology. 26(6): 837-849. pdf

Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2013. Repeatability of mate preference functions in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Animal Behaviour. 85: 493-499. pdf

Rodriguez, R.L., *Rebar, D. & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. The evolution and evolutionary consequences of social plasticity in mate preferences. Animal Behaviour. 85(5): 1041-1047. pdf

Rodriguez, R.L., **Hallet, A.C., *Kilmer, J.T., Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2013. Curves as traits: genetic and environmental variation in mate preference functions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26: 434-442. pdf

Bailey, N.W., Fowler-Finn, K.D., *Rebar, D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2013. Green Symphonies or wind in the willows? Testing acoustic communication in plants. Behavioral Ecology (Editorial). 24(4): 797-798. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2012. The evolution of experience-mediated plasticity in mate preferences. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 1855-1863. pdf

Rodriguez, R.L., **Haen, C., Cocroft, R.B. & Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2012. Males adjust signaling effort based on cues arising from expression of female mate preferences. Behavioral Ecology. 23(6); 1218-1225. pdf

Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Rodriguez, R.L. 2012. Experience-mediated plasticity in mate preference functions: mating assurance in a variable environment. Evolution. 66: 459-468. pdf


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. 2011. More ornamented males exhibit increased predation risk and antipredatory escapes, but not greater mortality. Ethology. 117(2): 102-114. pdf

Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, E.A. 2011. The degree of response to increased predation risk corresponds to male secondary sexual traits. Behavioral Ecology. 22(2): 268-275. pdf  (covered in IFLScience!)


Fowler-Finn, K.D. & Hebets, EA. 2006. An Examination of Agonistic Interactions in the Whip Spider Phrynus marginemaculatus (Arachnida; Amblypygi). Journal of Arachnology 34(1): 62-76. pdf  (Selected as a BioOne feature article)


Book chapters & Book reviews

Fowler-Finn, K.D. 2018. "Voice Leading: The Science behind a Musical Art by David Huron," The Quarterly Review of Biology 93, 1: 42-43. https:// pdf

*Kavish, Nicholas, Kasey Fowler-Finn, & Brian B. Boutwell. 2017. Criminology’s Modern Synthesis: Remaking the Science of Crime with Darwinian Insight. In T. Shackelford & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds.) The evolution of psychopathology.