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Maia R., White T. Comparing colours using visual models. Submitted. (Preprint on BioRxiv)

Brooks K.C., Maia R., Duffy J.E., Hultgren K.M. & Rubenstein D.R. Ecological generalism facilitates the evolution of sociality in snapping shrimps. Ecology Letters, In Press.

Uyeda, J.C., Pennell, M.W., Miller, E.T., Maia, R.,and McClain, C.R. 2017. The evolution of energetic scaling across the vertebrate Tree of Life The American Naturalist 190:185-199. [pdf]

D’Alba, L.*, Maia, R.*, Hauber, M.E. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. The evolution of eggshell cuticle in relation to nesting ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283:20160687. (*equal contribution) [pdf]

Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. Selection, constraint, and the evolution of coloration in African Starlings. Evolution 70:1064-1079. [pdf]

Rubalcaba, J.G., Polo, V., Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R. and Veiga, J.P. 2016. Sexual and natural selection in the evolution of extended phenotypes: the use of green nesting material in starlings. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:1585–1592. [pdf]

Iskandar, J.P., Eliason, C.M., Astrop, T., Igic, B., Maia, R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2016. Morphological basis of glossy red colors. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119:477-487. [pdf]

Eliason, C.M., Maia, R. and Shawkey, M.D. 2015. Modular color evolution facilitated by a complex nanostructure in birds. Evolution 69:357-367. [pdf]

Simons, M.*, Maia, R.*, Leenknegt, B. and Verhulst, S. 2014. Carotenoid-dependent signals and the evolution of plasma carotenoid levels in birds. American Naturalist 184:741-751. [pdf] (*equal contribution)

Manica, L.T., Maia, R., Dias, A., Podos, J. and Macedo, R.H. 2014. Vocal output predicts territory quality in a Neotropical songbird. Behavioral Processes 109(A):21-26. [pdf]

Pessoa, D.M.A., Maia, R., Ajuz, R.C.A., Moraes, P.Z.P.M., Spyrides, M.H.C. and Pessoa, V.F. 2014. The adaptive value of primate color vision for predator detection. American Journal of Primatology 76:721:729. [pdf]
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Maia, R., Rubenstein, D.R., Shawkey, M.D. 2013. Key ornamental innovations facilitate diversification in an avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110:10687–10692. [pdf]
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Sicsú, P., Manica, L.T., Maia R. and Macedo, R.H. 2013. Here comes the sun: multimodal displays are associated with sunlight incidence. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:1633-1642. [pdf]

Maia, R., Eliason, C.M., Bitton, P.-P., Doucet, S.M., Shawkey, M.D. 2013. pavo: an R package for the analysis, visualization and organization of spectral data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:906-913. [pdf]

Maia, R., Brasileiro, L., Lacava, R.V. and Macedo, R.H. 2012. Social environment affects acquisition and color of structural nuptial plumage in a sexually dimorphic tropical passerine. PLOS ONE 7(10): e47501. [pdf]

Snyder, H.K., Maia, R., D'Alba, L., Shultz, A.J., Rowe, K.M.C., Rowe, K.C. and Shawkey, M.D. 2012. Iridescent colour production in hairs of blind golden moles (Chrysochloridae). Biology Letters 8:393-396. [pdf]
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Maia, R., Macedo, R.H. and Shawkey, M.D. 2012. Nanostructural self-assembly of iridescent feather barbules through depletion attraction of melanosomes during keratinization. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9:734-743. [pdf]

Shawkey, M.D, Maia, R. and D’Alba, L. 2011. Proximate bases of silver color in Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) feathers. Journal of Morphology 272:1399-1407. [pdf]

Maia, R., D’Alba, L. and Shawkey, M.D. 2011. What makes a feather shine? A nanostructural basis for glossy black colours in feathers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 278:1973-1980. [pdf]
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Maia, R. and Macedo, R.H. 2011. Achieving luster: prenuptial molt pattern predicts iridescent structural coloration in blue-black grassquits. Journal of Ornithology 152:243-252. [pdf]

Lacava, R.V., Brasileiro, L., Maia, R., Oliveira, R.F. and Macedo, R.H. 2010. Social environment affects testosterone in captive male blue-black grassquits. Hormones and Behavior 59:51-55. [pdf]

Santos, E.S.A., Maia, R. and Macedo, R.H. 2009. Condition dependent resource-value affects male-male competition in the blue-black grassquit. Behavioral Ecology 20:553-559. [pdf]

Maia, R., Caetano, J.V.O., Báo, S.N. and Macedo, R.H. 2009. Iridescent structural colour production in male blue-black grassquit feather barbules: the role of keratin and melanin. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 6:S203-S211. [pdf]

Aguilar, T.M., Maia, R., Santos, E.S.A. and Macedo, R.H. 2008. Parasite levels in blue-black grassquits correlate with male displays but not female mate preference. Behavioral Ecology 19:292-301. [pdf]

Dacier, A., Maia, R., Agustinho, D.P. and Barros, M. 2006. Rapid habituation of scan behavior in captive marmosets following brief predator encounters. Behavioural Processes 71:66-69. [pdf]

Invited Chapters

Maia, R. and Alves, E.S.A. 2008. Tropical Bird Communities. In: Tropical Zoology, from the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspices of UNESCO (Macedo, R.H.F. and Morris, M.; Orgs.). Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers, 2008.

Dias, A., Maia, R. and Dias, R.I. 2008. Breeding Strategies of Tropical Birds. In: Tropical Zoology, from the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspices of UNESCO (Macedo, R.H.F. and Morris, M.; Orgs.). Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers, 2008.

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