Stedman JM, Hallinger KK, Winkler DW, and Vitousek MN. 2017. Heritable variation in circulating glucocorticoids and endocrine flexibility in a free-living songbird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(9): 1724-1735.
Vitousek MN, and Schoenle L. 2017. Hormones and behavior: A life history perspective. The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology (Eds: Welling LLM, Shackleford TK). In press.
Kelly AM, and Vitousek MN. 2017. Dynamic modulation of sociality and aggression: an examination of plasticity within endocrine and neuroendocrine systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372: 20160243.
Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, Hubbard JK, Kaiser SA, and Safran RJ. 2017. An experimental test of the effect of brood size on glucocorticoid responses, parental investment, and offspring phenotype. General and Comparative Endocrinology 247: 97-106.
Taff CC, and Vitousek MN. 2016. Endocrine flexibility: optimizing phenotypes in a dynamic world? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(6): 476-488.
Vitousek MN, Tomášek O, Albrecht T, Wilkins M, and Safran RJ. 2016. Signal traits and oxidative stress: a comparative study across populations with divergent signals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:56.
Wiebe KL, and Vitousek MN. 2015. Melanin plumage ornaments in both sexes of Northern Flicker are associated with body condition and predict reproductive output independent of age. The Auk 132(2): 507-517.
Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, and Safran RJ. 2014. Stress and success: individual differences in the glucocorticoid stress response predict behavior and reproductive success under high predation risk. Hormones and Behavior 66: 812-819.
Jenkins BR, Vitousek MN, Hubbard JK, and Safran RJ. 2014. An experimental analysis of the heritability of variation in glucocorticoid concentrations in a wild avian population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281: 20141302.
Vitousek MN, Zonana D, and Safran RJ. 2014. An integrative view of the signaling phenotype: dynamic links among signals, physiology, behavior, and social context. Current Zoology 60(6): 739-754.
Safran RJ and Vitousek MN. 2014. Ecological and evolutionary connections between morphology, physiology, and behavior. Current Zoology 60(6): 736-738.
Vitousek MN, Stewart RA, and Safran RJ. 2013. Female plumage color influences seasonal oxidative damage and testosterone profiles in a songbird. Biology Letters 9: 20130539.
Jenkins BR, Vitousek MN, and Safran RJ. 2013. Signaling stress? An analysis of phaeomelanin-based plumage color and individual corticosterone levels at two temporal scales in North American barn swallows, Hirundo rustica erythrogaster. Hormones and Behavior 64: 665-672.
Vitousek MN and Romero LM. 2013. Stress responsiveness predicts individual variation in mate selectivity. General and Comparative Endocrinology 187: 32-38.
Vitousek MN, Dor R, and Safran RJ. Sexual selection: Climatic carry-over. 2012. Current Biology 22(2): R61-63.
Vitousek MN and Maldonado G. 2011. Predation of Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhychus cristatus), Herpetological Review 42(3): 425.
Vitousek MN, Mitchell MA, Romero LM, Awerman J, and Wikelski M. 2010. To breed or not to breed: physiological correlates of reproductive status in a facultatively biennial iguanid. Hormones and Behavior 57: 140-146. (Recommended by Faculty of 1000).
Safran RJ, Vitousek MN, Hauber M, and Ghalambor CK. 2010. Sexual selection: a dynamic state of affairs. Response to the comments of Cornwallis and Uller in the article: Towards an evolutionary ecology of sexual traits. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(8): 429-430.
Vitousek MN, Romero LM, Tarlow E, Cyr NR, and Wikelski M. 2010. Island Tameness: An altered cardiovascular stress response in Galápagos marine iguanas. Physiology and Behavior 99: 544-548. (Featured with cover photo).
Lanterbecq D, Glaberman S, Vitousek MN, Steinfartz S, Benavides E, Wikelski M, and Caccone A. 2010. Genetic differentiation between marine iguanas from different breeding sites on the island of Santa Fe (Galápagos Archipelago). Journal of Heredity 101(6): 663-675. (Featured with cover photo).
Vitousek MN. 2009. Investment in mate choice depends on resource availability in female Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64(1): 105-113.
Safran RJ and Vitousek MN. 2008. Evolutionary biology: arms races in the eye of the beholder. Current Biology 18(17): R734-736.
Vitousek MN, Rubenstein DR, Nelson KS, and Wikelski M. 2008. Are hotshots always hot? A longitudinal study of hormones, behavior, and reproductive success in male marine iguanas. General and Comparative Endocrinology 157: 227-232.
Vitousek MN, Adleman JS, Gregory N, and St Clair JJH. 2007. Heterospecific alarm call recognition in a non-vocal reptile. Biology Letters 3(6): 632-634.
Vitousek MN, Mitchell MA, Woakes AM, Niemack MD, and Wikelski M. 2007. High costs of female choice in a lekking lizard. PLoS ONE 2(6): e567.
Vitousek MN, Rubenstein DR, and Wikelski M. 2007. The evolution of foraging behavior in the Galápagos marine iguana: natural and sexual selection on body size drives ecological, morphological, and behavioral specialization. In: Lizard Ecology (Reilly SM, McBrayer LD, and Miles DB, Eds). Cambridge University Press, pp. 491-507.
Berger S, Martin LB II, Wikelski M, Romero LM, Kalko EKV, Vitousek MN, and Rödl T. 2005. Corticosterone suppresses immune activity in territorial Galápagos marine iguanas during reproduction. Hormones and Behavior 47 (4): 419-429.
Temeles EJ, Muir AB, Slutsky EB, and Vitousek MN. 2004. Effect of food reductions on territorial behavior of Purple-throated Caribs. Condor 106(3): 691-695.
Vitousek KM, Manke FP, Gray JA, and Vitousek MN. 2004. Caloric restriction for longevity: II- The systematic neglect of behavioral and psychological outcomes in animal research. European Eating Disorders Review 12(6): 338-360.
Invited book reviews and popular science articles:
Vitousek MN. 2017. Opening the black box - mechanisms, evolution, and the theory of the individual. A review of: Integrative Organismal Biology (Eds: Martin LB, Ghalambor CK, and Woods HA). Ecology 98(5): 1477-1478.
Vitousek MN and Zimmer C. 2016. Tree swallows: windows into changing environments. Wrangell Mountains Hardware Store Herald.
Vitousek MN. 2009. Shrinking iguanas: adaptations to a changing climate. Galápagos News, Fall/Winter 2009: 7-9.
Vitousek MN and Wikelski M. 2007. Review of Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World by Paul D. Stewart. Quarterly Review of Biology 82(4): 432.
Vitousek MN. 2004. Poaching in the Galápagos. Let's Go Ecuador, 1st edition.