Publications by Sjouke Kingma


Hammers M, Kingma SA, Spurgin LG, Bebbington K, Dugdale HL, Burke T, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2019).
Breeders that receive help age more slowly in a cooperatively breeding bird.
Nature Comm. 10, 1301.


Teunissen N, Kingma SA, Hall ML, Hidalgo Aranzamendi N, Delhey K, Komdeur J, Peters A.
More than kin: subordinates foster strong bonds with relatives and potential mates in a social bird.
Behav. Ecol. In press

Kingma SA (2018).
Food, friends and family: what drives delayed dispersal in group-living animals?
J. Anim. Ecol. in press. [Invited ‘In focus’ article].

Bebbington K, Fairfield EA, Spurgin LG, Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2018).
Joint care can outweigh costs of non-kin competition in communal breeders.
Behav. Ecol. 29, 169-178.

Fan M, Teunissen N, Hall ML, Hidalgo Aranzamendi N, Kingma SA, Roast M, Delhey K, Peters A (2018).
From ornament to armament or loss of function? Breeding plumage acquisition in a genetically monogamous bird.
J. Anim. Ecol. in press

Groenewoud F, Kingma SA, Hammers M, Dugdale HL, Burke T, Richardson DS, Komdeur J. (2018).
Subordinate females in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler obtain direct benefits by joining unrelated groups.
J. Anim. Ecol. in press (doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12849)

Lv L, Li J, Kingma SA, Gao C, Wang Y, Komdeur J, Zhang Z (2018).
Do hair-crested drongos reduce prospective territory competition by dismantling their nest after breeding?
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 72: 12.


Kingma SA (2017).
Direct benefits explain interspecific variation in helping behaviour among cooperatively breeding birds.
Nature Comm. 8, 1094.

Bebbington K, Kingma SA, Fairfield EA, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J, Spurgin LG, Richardson DS (2017).
Kinship and familiarity mitigate costs of social conflict between Seychelles warbler neighbors.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 114, E9036-E9045.

Bebbington K, Kingma SA (2017).
No evidence that kin selection increases the honesty of begging signals in birds.
Evol. Lett. 1, 132-137.

Komdeur J, Székely T, Long X, Kingma SA (2017).
Adult sex ratios and their implications for cooperative breeding in birds. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 372, 20160321.

Kingma SA, Burke T, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2017).
Differential dispersal costs explain sex-biased dispersal distance in a cooperatively breeding bird.
Behav. Ecol. 28, 1113-1121.

Brouwer L, van de Pol M, Hidalgo Aranzamendi N, Bain G, Baldassare D, Brooker L, Brooker M, Colombelli-Négrel D, Enbody E, Gielow K, Hall ML, Johnson A, Karubian J, Kingma SA, Kleindorfer S, Louter M, Mulder R, Peters A, Pruett-Jones S, Tarvin K, Thrasher DJ, Varian-Ramos C, Webster MS, Cockburn A (2017).
Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family.
Mol. Ecol. 26, 6717-6729.

Komdeur J, Richardson DS, Hammers M, Eikenaar C, Brouwer L, Kingma SA (2017).
The evolution of cooperative breeding in vertebrates.
Encycl. Life Sci. 1-11.

Pârâu LG, Kingma SA, Weigl SE, Dugdale HL, Lessells CM, Schroeder J (2017).
Dynamics in numbers of group-roosting individuals in relation to pair-sleeping occurrence and onset of egg-laying in European bee-eaters Merops apiaster.
J. Ornithol. 158, 1119-1122.

Fan M, Hall ML, Kingma SA, Mandeltort LM, Hidalgo Aranzamendi N, Delhey K, Peters A (2017).
No fitness benefits of early molt in a fairy-wren: relaxed sexual selection under genetic monogamy?
Behav. Ecol. 28, 1055-1067.

Scheiber IBR, Weiss BM, Kingma SA, Komdeur J (2017).
The importance of the altricial–precocial spectrum for social complexity in mammals and birds – a review.
Front. Zool. 14, 3.

Amininasab SM, Birker M, Kingma SA, Hildenbrandt H, Komdeur J (2017). The effect of male incubation feeding on female nest attendance and reproductive performance in a socially monogamous bird.
J. Ornithol. 158, 687-696.

Bebbington K, Kingma SA, Fairfield EA, Spurgin L, Komdeur J, Richardson DS (2017).
Consequences of sibling rivalry vary across life in a passerine bird.
Behav. Ecol. 28, 407-418.

Amininasab SM, Xu, CCY, Kingma SA, Komdeur J (2017).
Effect of tree logging on reproductive performance in Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus).
J. Ornithol. 158, 339-344.


Fairfield EA, Hutchings K, Gilroy DL, Kingma SA, Burke T, Komdeur J (2016).
The impact of conservation-driven translocations on blood parasite prevalence in the Seychelles warbler.
Scient. Rep. 6, 29596

Kingma SA, Bebbington K, Hammers M, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2016).
Delayed dispersal and the costs and benefits of different routes to independent breeding in a cooperatively breeding bird.
Evolution 70, 2595-2610.

Hammers M, Komdeur J, Kingma SA, Hutchings K, Fairfield EA, Gilroy DL, Richardson DS (2016).
Age-specific haemosporidian infection dynamics and survival in Seychelles warblers.
Scient. Rep. 6, 29720.

Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Hammers M, Richardson DS (2016).
The cost of prospecting for dispersal opportunities in a social bird.
Biol. Lett. 12, 20160316.

Amininasab SM, Kingma SA, Birker M, Hildenbrandt H, Komdeur J (2016). The effect of ambient temperature, habitat quality and individual age on incubation behaviour and incubation feeding in a socially monogamous songbird.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 70, 1591-1600.

Hidalgo Aranzamendi N, Hall ML, Kingma SA, Sunnucks P, Peters A (2016).
Incest avoidance, extrapair paternity and territory quality drive divorce in a year-round territorial bird.
Behav. Ecol. 27, 1808-1819.

Bi G, Remedios N, Dawson DA, Kingma SA, Schroeder J, Dugdale HL (2016).
A multiplex set for microsatellite typing and sexing of the European bee-eater (Merops apiaster).
Eur. J. Wildlife Res. 62, 501-509.


Greives TJ, Kingma SA, Kranstauber B, Goymann W, Wikelski M, Van Oers K, Visser M, Beltrami G, Hau M (2015).
Costs of sleeping in: circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in a songbird.
Funct. Ecol. 29, 1300-1307.

Hammers M, Kingma SA, Bebbington K, Van de Crommenacker J, Spurgin LG, Richardson DS, Burke T, Dugdale HL, Komdeur J (2015).
Senescence in the wild: Insights from a long-term study on Seychelles warblers.
Exp. Gerontol. 71, 69-79.

2014 / 2013

Kingma SA, Santema P, Taborsky M, Komdeur J (2014).
Group augmentation and the evolution of cooperation.
Trends Ecol. Evol. 29, 476-484. (cover article)

Oschadleus D, Aumeeruddy R, Kingma SA (2013).
Longevity of the Seychelles fody Foudia sechellarum.
Ostrich, J. Afric. Ornithol. 84, 89-91.

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Peters A (2013).
Breeding synchronization facilitates extrapair mating for inbreeding avoidance.
Behav. Ecol. 24, 1390-1397.

Hall ML, Kingma SA, Peters A (2013).
Male songbird indicates body size with low-pitched advertising songs.
PLoS One 8, e56717.

Peters A, Kingma SA, Delhey K (2013).
Seasonal male plumage as a multi-component sexual signal: insights and opportunities.
Emu 113, 232-247.

Delhey K, Hall ML, Kingma SA, Peters A (2013).
Increased conspicuousness can explain the match between visual sensitivities and blue plumage colours in fairy-wrens.
Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 280, 20121771.

2012/ 2011

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Peters A (2012).
Sperm storage reflects within- and extra-pair mating opportunities in a cooperatively breeding bird.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 66, 1115-1123.

Greives TJ, Kingma SA, Beltrami J, Hau M (2012).
Melatonin delays clutch initiation in a wild songbird.
Biol. Lett. 8, 330-332.

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Peters A (2011).
No evidence for offspring sex-ratio adjustment to social or environmental conditions in cooperatively breeding purple-crowned fairy-wrens. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65, 1203-1213.

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Peters A (2011).
Multiple benefits drive helping behavior in a cooperatively breeding bird: an integrated analysis.
Am. Nat. 177, 486-495.

2010 /2009

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Arriero E, Peters A (2010).
Multiple benefits of cooperative breeding in purple-crowned fairy-wrens: a consequence of fidelity?
J. Anim. Ecol. 79, 757-768.

D’Alba L, Shawkey M, Korsten P, Vedder O, Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Beissinger SR (2010).
Differential deposition of antimicrobial proteins in blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) clutches by laying order and male attractiveness.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 64, 1037-1046.

Kingma SA, Hall ML, Segelbacher G, Peters A (2009).
Radical loss of an extreme extra-pair mating system.
BMC Ecology 9, 15.

Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Vedder O, von Engelhardt N, Korsten P, Groothuis TGG (2009).
Manipulation of male attractiveness induces rapid changes in avian maternal yolk androgen deposition.
Behav. Ecol. 20, 172-179.

2008 and older

Kingma SA, Szentirmai I, Bokony V, Liker A, Bleeker M, Szekely T, Komdeur J (2008).
Sexual selection and the function of a melanin-based plumage ornament in polygamous penduline tits Remiz pendulinus.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62, 1277- 1288.

Vedder O, Kingma SA, von Engelhardt N, Korsten P, Groothuis TGG, Komdeur J (2007).
Conspecific brood parasitism and egg quality in blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus.
J. Avian Biol. 38, 625-629.

Vahl WK, Kingma SA (2007).
Food divisibility and interference competition among captive ruddy turnstones, Arenaria interpres.
Anim. Behav. 74, 1391-1401.

Bleeker M, Kingma SA, Szentirmai I, Szekely T, Komdeur J (2005).
Body condition and clutch desertion in penduline tit Remiz pendulinus. Behaviour 142, 1465-1468.