250. Weaver, R. J., P. Wang, G. E. Hill, P. A. Cobine. 2018. An in vivo test of the biologically relevant roles of carotenoids as antioxidants in animals. J. Experimental Biology.

249. Koch, R.E. and G.E. Hill. 2018. Do carotenoid-based ornaments entail resource tradeoffs? An evaluation of theory and data. Functional Ecology.

248. Staley, M, G. E. Hill, C. C. Josefson, J. W. Armbruster, and C. Bonneaud. 2018.  Bacterial pathogen emergence required more than direct contact with a novel passerine host. Infection and Immunity 86:e00863-17.  doi:10.1128/IAI.00863-17. 

247. Koch, R.E. A. N. Kavazis, D. Hasselquist, W. R. Hood, Y. Zhang, and G.E. Hill. 2018. No evidence that carotenoid pigments boost either immune or antioxidant defenses in a songbird. Nature Communications 9:491.

246. Hill, G. E. 2018. Mitonuclear mate choice.  Mitonuclear Mate Choice: A Missing Component of Sexual Selection Theory? BioEssays 40: 1700191. 

245. Koch, R.E. and G.E. Hill. 2018. Behavioral displays depend on mitochondrial function: a potential mechanism for linking behavior to individual condition. Biological Reviews. (

246. Weaver, R. J., Santos, E. S. A., Tucker, A. M., Wilson, A. E, and Hill G E. 2018. Carotenoid metabolism strengthens the link between coloration and condition: a meta-analysis. Nature Communications. 

245. Weaver, R J., P. A. Cobine, G. E. Hill. 2018. On the bioconversion of dietary carotenoids to astaxanthin and its distribution in the marine copepod, Tigriopus californicus. Journal of Plankton Research. 

244. Hill, G. E. 2018. Color and ornamentation. In:  ORNITHOLOGY: Foundation, Critique, and Application. Edited by M. L. Morrison, A. D. Rodewald, G. Voelker, J. F. Prather, and M. R. Colón. John Hopkins University Press. 

243. Staley, M, C Bonneaud, KJ McGraw, CM Vleck, and GE Hill. In press. Occurrence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus) from Arizona, USA. Avian Diseases.


242. Cuthill, I. C., W. L. Allen, K. Arbuckle, B. Caspers, G. Chaplin, M. Hauber, G. E. Hill, N. Jablonski, C. D. Jiggins, A. Kelber, J. Mappes, J. Marshall, R. Merrill, D. Osorio, R. Prum, N. Roberts, A. Roulin, H. Rowland, T. Sherratt, J. Skelhorn, M. P. Speed, M. Stevens, M. C. Stoddard, D. Stuart-Fox, L. Talas, E. Tibbett and T. Caro. 2017. The biology of bird coloration. Science 357:470. 

241. Toomey, Lopes, Araujo, Johnson, Gazda, Afonso, Mota, G. E. Hill, Corbo, Carneiro. 2017. The high-density lipoprotein receptor, SCARB1, is required for carotenoid coloration in birds. PNAS. 

240. Weaver, R. J., R. E. Koch, and G. E. Hill. 2017. What maintains signal honesty in animal color displays used in mate choice? Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 372:1724 20160343.

239. Hill, G. E. 2017.  The mitonuclear compatibility species concept. Auk: Ornithological Advances 134: 393–409. 

238. Ligon, R. A., Simpson, R. K, Mason, N. A., Hill, G. E., and McGraw, K. J. 2016. Evolutionary innovation and diversification of carotenoid-based pigmentation in finches. Evolution 10.1111/evo.13093.

237. Shultz, A. J.,  A. J. Baker, G. E. Hill, P. M. Nolan, and S. V. Edwards. 2016. SNPs across time and space: population genomic signatures of founder events and epizootics in the House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus). Ecology and Evolution 6(20): 7475-7489.

236. Hill, G. E. 2016. Mitonuclear coevolution as the genesis of speciation and the mitochondrial DNA barcode gap. Ecology and Evolution 6(16): 5831-5842.

235. Koch, R.E., C.J. Josefson, and G.E. Hill. 2016. Mitochondrial function, ornamentation, and immunocompetence. Biological Reviews (10.1111/brv.12291). 

234. Weaver, R. J., Hill G E., Kuan P L, and Tseng,Y-C. 2016. Copper exposure reduces production of red carotenoids in a marine copepod. Environmental Indicators 70:393-400.

233. Lopes, R. L., J. D. Johnson, M. B. B Toomey, S. M. Ferreira, J. Melo-Ferreira, L. Andersson, G. E. Hill*, J. C. Corbo*, and M. C. Carneiro*. 2016. The genetic basis for red coloration in birds. Current Biology 26(11), 1427-1434. *co-corresponding authors. 

232. Koch, R. E. and G. E. Hill. 2016. An assessment of techniques to manipulate oxidative stress in animals. Functional Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12664.

231. Koch, R.E., K.J. McGraw, and G.E. Hill. 2016. Effects of diet on plumage coloration and carotenoid deposition in red and yellow domestic canaries (Serinus canaria)  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128 (2): 328-333. 


230. Koch, R. E., Wilson, A. and G. E. Hill. 2016. The importance of carotenoid dose in supplementation studies with songbirds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 89(1):61–71. 


229. Koch, R. E. and G. E. Hill. 2015. A millennium of stasis in avian ornamentation? Implications for sexual selection theory. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 8:70-75. 


228. Hill, G. E. 2015. Selection for reinforcement versus selection for signals of quality and attractiveness. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 8:67-69. 


227. Hill. G. E. 2015. Sexiness, individual condition, and species identity: the characteristics of prospective mates signaled by ornamentation. Evolutionary Biology 42 (3) 251-259. 


226. Koch R. and Hill, G. E. 2015. Rapid evolution of bright monochromatism in the domestic Atlantic Canary (Serinus canaria). Wilson Journal of Ornithology.


225. Hill, G. E. 2015. Mitonuclear Ecology. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32 (8): 1917-1927. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv104. 


224. Ge, R., Johnson, J.D., P. A. Cobine, K. J. McGraw, R. Garcia, G. E. Hill. 2015. High concentrations of keto-carotenoids found in the Hepatic Mitochondrial fraction of a molting red songbird. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88.4 (2015): 444-450


223. Balenger S. L. Bonneaud, C., Sefick, S., Edwards, S. V., Hill, G. E. 2015. Plumage color and pathogen-induced gene expression in a wild songbird. Behavioral Ecology 26(4), 1100–1110. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv055 

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Dr. Geoff Hill
Professor &
Curator of Birds
Dept. Biological Sciences
Auburn University

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