Publications

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30 Prounis GS, Foley L, Rehman A, Ophir AG (2015) Perinatal and juvenile social environments interact to shape cognitive behavior and neural phenotype in prairie voles. Proceeding of the Royal Society B. 282, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2236.
29 Okhovat M, Berrio A, Wallace GN, Ophir AG, Phelps SM (2015). Sexual fidelity trade-offs promote regulatory variation in the prairie vole brain. Science. 350, 6266, 1371-1374.
[Highlighted by Science, Science News, National Geographic, the Washington Post, Newsweek, the LA Times, and the New York Times, among others]
28 Kelly AM & Ophir AG (2015) Compared to what: What can we say about nonapeptide function and social behavior without a frame of reference? Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 6, 97-103.
27 Blocker TD & Ophir AG (2015) Social recognition in paired, but not single, male prairie voles. Animal Behaviour. 108, 1-8.
[Highlighted by National Geographic, and Science News]
26 Zheng D-J, Foley L, Rehman A & Ophir AG (2013) Social recognition is context dependent in single male prairie voles. Animal Behaviour. 86, 1085-1095.
25  Ophir AG, Sorochman G, Evans BL & Prounis GS (2013) Stability and dynamics of forebrain V1aR and OTR during pregnancy in prairie voles. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 25, 1-10.
24  Zheng D-J, Larsson B, Phelps SM & Ophir AG (2013) Female alternative mating tactics, reproductive success and the social decision-making network. Behavioral Brain Research. 246, 139-147.
23  Blocker TD & Ophir AG (2013) Cryptic confounding compounds: A brief consideration of the influences of anthropogenic contaminants on courtship and mating behavior. Acta Ethologica. 16, 105-125.
 [one of Acta Ethologica’s 10 most downloaded papers in 2013]
22  Kingsbury MA, Gleeson ED, Ophir AG, Phelps SM, Young LJ & Marler CA (2012) Monogamous and promiscuous rodent species exhibit discrete variation in the size of the medial prefrontal cortex. Brain Behavior and Evolution. 80, 4-14.
21 Ophir AG, Gessel A, Zheng D-J & Phelps SM (2012) Oxytocin receptor density is associated with male mating tactics and social monogamy. Hormones and Behavior. 61, 445-453.
[Highlighted by Faculty of 1000]
20 Ophir AG (2011) Towards meeting Tinbergen’s challenge. Hormones and Behavior. 60, 22-27.  
19 Ophir AG, Schrader SB & Gillooly JF (2010) Energetic cost of calling: General constraints and species-specific differences. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23, 1564-1569.
18 Gillooly JF & Ophir AG (2010). The energetic basis of acoustic communication. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 277, 1325-1331.
[Highlighted by Scientific American, Science Daily, and Discovery Channel / The Daily Planet]
17 Phelps SM, Campbell P, Zheng D-J, & Ophir AG (2010) Beating the boojum: Comparative approaches to the neurobiology of social behavior. Neuropharmacology. 58, 17-28.
16 Ophir AG, Zheng D-J, Eans S & Phelps SM (2009). Social investigation in a memory task relates to natural variation in septal expression of oxytocin receptor and vasopressin receptor 1a in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Behavioral Neuroscience. 123, 979-991.
15 Campbell P, Ophir AG & Phelps SM (2009). Central vasopressin and oxytocin receptor distributions in two species of singing mice. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 516, 321-333.
14 Phelps SM & Ophir AG (2009). Monogamous brains and alternative tactics: Neuronal V1aR, space use and sexual infidelity among male prairie voles. In Cognitive ecologyThe evolutionary ecology of information processing and decision making. 2nd Ed. (eds: Dukas R. & Ratcliffe J.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
13 Campbell P, Reep R, Stoll M, Ophir AG & Phelps S (2009) Conservation and diversity of Foxp2 expression in muroid rodents: Functional implications. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 512, 84-100.
[Highlighted by Scientific American]
12 Ophir AG*, Campbell P*, Hannah K & Phelps SM (2008). Field tests of cis-regulatory variation at the prairie vole avpr1a locus: Association with V1aR abundance but not sexual or social fidelity. Hormones and Behavior. 54, 694-702. (* First authorship is shared)
11 Ophir AG, Wolff JO & Phelps SM (2008) Variation in neural V1aR predicts sexual fidelity and space use among male prairie voles in semi-natural settings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105, 1249-1254.
10  Wolff JO, Ophir AG, & Phelps SM (2008) Asynchronous breeding in the socially monogamous prairie vole. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 86, 339-343.
9 Ophir AG, Phelps SM, Sorin AB & Wolff JO (2008) Social but not genetic monogamy is associated with greater breeding success in prairie voles. Animal Behaviour. 75, 1143-1154.
[Highlighted by NatureFaculty of 1000, Science News, Science Daily, the Observer, and BBC Wildlife]
8 Ophir AG, Crino OL, Wilkerson QC, Wolff JO & Phelps SM (2008) Female-directed aggression predicts paternal behavior, but female prairie voles prefer affiliative males to paternal males. Brain Behavior and Evolution. 71, 32-40. 
7 Ophir AG & delBarco-Trillo J (2007) Anogenital distance predicts female choice and male potency in prairie voles. Physiology and Behavior. 92, 533-540.
6 Ophir AG, Phelps SM, Sorin AB, & Wolff JO (2007) Morphological, genetic, and behavioral comparisons of two prairie vole populations in the field and laboratory. Journal of Mammalogy. 88(4), 989-999. 
5 Ophir AG, Persaud KN & Galef BG Jr. (2005) Avoidance of relatively aggressive male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) by sexually experienced conspecific females. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 119(1), 3-7
4 Ophir AG & Galef BG Jr. (2004) Sexual experience can affect use of public information in mate choice. Animal Behaviour. 68 (5), 1221-1227.
3 Ophir AG & Galef BG Jr. (2003)  Female Japanese quail that ‘eavesdrop’ on fighting males prefer losers to winners. Animal Behaviour 66 (2), 399-407.
[Highlighted by Reuters, New Scientist, Science News, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, Science World, and Canadian Wildlife]
2 Ophir AG & Galef BG Jr. (2003)  Female Japanese quail affiliate with live males that they have seen mate on video. Animal Behaviour 66 (2), 369-375. 
[Highlighted by Discovery Channel / the Daily Planet, and the Globe and Mail]
1 Burmeister S, Ophir AG, Wilczynski W & Ryan MJ (2002) Information transfer during cricket frog contests.  Animal Behaviour, 64 (5), 715-725. 

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