Academic Writing

The list of all my academic publications is available from:

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Friedman, N.R., and V. Remeš. 2024. Dorsal and ventral plumage coloration evolve as distinct modules with different environmental correlations. American Naturalist 203: 528-534.

Harmáčková, L., and V. Remeš. 2024. The evolution of local co-occurrence in birds in relation to latitude, degree of sympatry, and range symmetry. American Naturalist 203: 432-443.

Leroy, H., R.C.K. Bowie, L. Rubáčová, B. Matysioková, and V. Remeš. 2024. A late burst of colour evolution in a radiation of songbirds (Passeriformes: Parulidae) suggests secondary contact drives signal divergence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2024: voae023.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2024. Nest predation decreases with increasing nest height in forest songbirds: A comparative study. Journal of Ornithology 165: 257-261.


Remeš, V., and L. Harmáčková. 2023. Resource use divergence facilitates the evolution of secondary syntopy in a continental radiation of songbirds (Meliphagoidea): insights from unbiased co‐occurrence analyses. Ecography 2023: e06268.


Tobias, J. A. et al. (incl. V. Remeš). 2022. AVONET: morphological, ecological and geographical data for all birds. Ecology Letters 25:581-597.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2022. Stronger negative species interactions in the tropics supported by a global analysis of nest predation in songbirds. Journal of Biogeography 49:511-522.

Remeš, V., L. Harmáčková, B. Matysioková, L. Rubáčová, and E. Remešová. 2022. Vegetation complexity and pool size predict species richness of forest birds. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:964180.


Remeš, V., E. Remešová, N.R. Friedman, B. Matysioková, and L. Rubáčová. 2021. Functional diversity of avian communities increases with canopy height: From individual behavior to continental-scale patterns. Ecology and Evolution 11:11839-11851.

Remeš, V., E. Remešová, N. R. Friedman, B. Matysioková, and L. Rubáčová. 2021. Foraging behavior, guild structure, and species diversity in Australian passerines. Chapter 6, pages 117-150 in Jenkins, O. P. (ed.) Advances in Animal Science and Zoology, vol 18, Nova Science Publishers, New York.


Remeš, V., B. Matysioková, and J. Vrána. 2020. Adaptation and constraint shape the evolution of growth patterns in passerine birds across the globe. Frontiers in Zoology 17:29.

Remešová, E., B. Matysioková, L. Turčoková Rubáčová, and V. Remeš. 2020. Foraging behaviour of songbirds in woodlands and forests in eastern Australia: resource partitioning and guild structure. Emu-Austral Ornithology 120:22-32.

Loukola, O. J. et al. (incl. V. Remeš). 2020. The roles of temperature, nest predators and information parasites for geographical variation in egg covering behaviour of tits (Paridae). Journal of Biogeography 47:1482-1493.

Moller, A. P. et al. (incl. V. Remeš). 2020. Interaction of climate change with effects of conspecific and heterospecific density on reproduction. Oikos 12:1807-1819.


Friedman, N. R., E. T. Miller, J. R. Ball, H. Kasuga, V. Remeš, and E. P. Economo. 2019. Evolution of a multifunctional trait: shared effects of foraging ecology and thermoregulation on beak morphology, with consequences for song evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286:20192474.

Friedman, N. R., V. Remeš, and E. P. Economo. 2019. A morphological integration perspective on the evolution of dimorphism among sexes and social insect castes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59:410-419.

Harmáčková, L., E. Remešová, and V. Remeš. 2019. Specialization and niche overlap across spatial scales: Revealing ecological factors shaping species richness and coexistence in Australian songbirds. Journal of Animal Ecology 88:1766-1776.

Vrána, J., V. Remeš, B. Matysioková, K. M. C. Tjorve, and E. Tjorve. 2019. Choosing the right sigmoid growth function using the unified-models approach. Ibis 161:13-26.


Remeš, V., and L. Harmáčková. 2018. Disentangling direct and indirect effects of water availability, vegetation, and topography on avian diversity. Scientific Reports 8:15475.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2018. Evolution of parental activity at the nest is shaped by the risk of nest predation and ambient temperature across bird species. Evolution 72:2214-2224.

Moller, A. P., J. Balbontín, A. A. Dhondt, V. Remeš et al. 2018. Effects of interspecific coexistence on laying date and clutch size in two closely related species of hole-nesting birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:1738-1748.


Matysioková, B., V. Remeš, and A. Cockburn. 2017. Broad-scale variation in sexual dichromatism in songbirds is not explained by sex differences in exposure to predators during incubation. Journal of Avian Biology 48:1322-1330.

Harmáčková, L., and V. Remeš. 2017. The evolution of clutch size in Australian songbirds in relation to climate, predation, and nestling development. Emu-Austral Ornithology 117:333-343.

Friedman, N. R., L. Harmáčková, E.P. Economo, and V. Remeš. 2017. Smaller beaks for colder winters: Thermoregulation drives beak size evolution in Australasian songbirds. Evolution 71:2120-2129.

Matysioková, B., N. Friedman, L. Turčoková, and V. Remeš. 2017. The evolution of feather coloration and song in Old World orioles (genus Oriolus). Journal of Avian Biology 48:1015-1024.

Friedman, N. R., and V. Remeš. 2017. Ecogeographical gradients in plumage coloration among Australasian songbird clades. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:261-274.


Remeš, V., and B. Matysioková. 2016. Survival to independence in relation to pre-fledging development and latitude in songbirds across the globe. Journal of Avian Biology 47:610-618.

Friedman, N. R., and V. Remeš. 2016. Global geographic patterns of sexual size dimorphism in birds: support for a latitudinal trend? Ecography 39:17-25.


Friedman, N. R., and V. Remeš. 2015. Rapid evolution of elaborate male coloration is driven by visual system in Australian fairy-wrens (Maluridae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:2125-2135.

Liker, A., R. P. Freckleton, V. Remeš, and T. Székely. 2015. Sex differences in parental care: Gametic investment, sexual selection, and social environment. Evolution 69:2862-2875.

Remeš, V., R. P. Freckleton, J. Tokolyi, A. Liker, and T. Székely. 2015. The evolution of parental cooperation in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:13603-13608.


Møller, A. P., et al. (incl. V. Remeš). 2014. Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology and Evolution 4:3583-3595.

Matrková, J., and V. Remeš. 2014. Vitamin E improves growth of Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) young: a supplementation experiment. Journal of Avian Biology 45:475-483.

Møller, A. P., et al. (incl. V. Remeš). 2014. Clutch-size variation in Western Palaearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:353-362.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2014. The importance of having a partner: male help releases females from time limitation during incubation in birds. Frontiers in Zoology 11:24.


Székely, T., V. Remeš, R. P. Freckleton, and A. Liker. 2013. Why care? Inferring the evolution of complex social behaviour. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:1381-1391.

Remeš, V. and B. Matysioková. 2013. More ornamented females produce higher-quality offspring in a socially monogamous bird: an experimental study in the great tit (Parus major). Frontiers in Zoology 10:14.

Matysioková, B. and V. Remeš. 2013. Faithful females receive more help: the extent of male parental care during incubation in relation to extra-pair paternity in songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:155-162.


Tyller, Z., M. Paclík, and V. Remeš. 2012. Winter night inspections of nest boxes affect their occupancy and reuse for roosting by cavity nesting birds. Acta Ornithologica 47:79-85.

Remeš, V., B. Matysioková, and A. Cockburn. 2012. Long-term and large-scale analyses of nest predation patterns in Australian songbirds and a global comparison of nest predation rates. Journal of Avian Biology 43:435-444.

Matrková, J. and V. Remeš. 2012. Environmental and Genetic Effects on Pigment-Based vs. Structural Component of Yellow Feather Colouration. PLoS ONE 7:e36640.

Remeš, V., B. Matysioková, and A. Cockburn. 2012. Nest predation in New Zealand songbirds: Exotic predators, introduced prey and long-term changes in predation risk. Biological Conservation 148:54-60.


Matysioková, B., A. Cockburn, and V. Remeš. 2011. Male incubation feeding in songbirds responds differently to nest predation risk across hemispheres. Animal Behaviour 82:1347-1356.

Remeš, V., B. Matysioková, and B. Klejdus. 2011. Egg yolk antioxidant deposition as a function of parental ornamentation, age, and environment in great tits Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology 42:387-396.

Remeš, V. 2011. Yolk androgens in great tit eggs are related to male attractiveness, breeding density and territory quality. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:1257-1266.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2011. Responses to increased costs of activity during incubation in a songbird with female-only incubation: does feather colour signal coping ability? Journal of Ornithology 152:337-346.

2006 - 2010

Remeš, V., and T. Székely. 2010. Domestic chickens defy Rensch’s rule: sexual size dimorphism in chicken breeds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:2754-2759.

Lambrechts, M., and 55 coauthors (incl. V. Remeš). 2010. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45:1-26.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2010. Incubation feeding and nest attentiveness in a socially monogamous songbird: role of feather colouration, territory quality, and ambient environment. Ethology 116:596-607.

Matysioková, B., and V. Remeš. 2010. Assessing the usefulness of ptilochronology in the study of melanin- and carotenoid-based ornaments in the Great Tit Parus major. Ibis 152:397-401.

Remeš, V. 2010. Explaining postnatal growth plasticity in a generalist brood parasite. Naturwissenschaften 97:331-335.

Remeš, V., M. Krist, V. Bertacche, and R. Stradi. 2007. Maternal carotenoid supplementation does not affect breeding performance in the Great Tit (Parus major). Functional Ecology 21:776-783.

Remeš, V. 2007. Avian growth and development rates and age-specific mortality: the roles of nest predation and adult mortality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20:320-325.

Remeš, V. 2006. Growth strategies of passerine birds are related to brood parasitism by the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater). Evolution 60:1692-1700.

2000 - 2005

Remeš, V., and M. Krist. 2005. Nest design and the abundance of parasitic Protocalliphora blow flies in two hole-nesting passerines. Écoscience 12:549-553.

Roff, D.A., V. Remeš, and T.E. Martin. 2005. The evolution of fledging age in songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18:1425-1433.

Remeš, V. 2005. Nest concealment and parental behaviour interact in affecting nest survival in the blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla): an experimental evaluation of the parental compensation hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:326-332.

Remeš, V. 2005. Birds and rodents destroy different nests: a study of Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) using the removal of nest concealment. Ibis 147:213-216.

Krist, M., and V. Remeš. 2004. Maternal effects and offspring performance: in search of the best method. Oikos 106:422-426.

Krist, M., V. Remeš, L. Uvírová, P. Nádvorník, and S. Bureš. 2004. Egg size and offspring performance in the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis): a within-clutch approach. Oecologia 140:52-60.

Remeš, V. 2003. Breeding biology of the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) in the Czech Republic: an analysis of nest record cards. Sylvia 39:25-34.

Remeš, V. 2003. Effects of exotic habitat on nesting success, territory density, and settlement patterns in the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). Conservation Biology 17:1127-1133.

Remeš, V., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Environmental influences on the evolution of growth and developmental rates in passerines. Evolution 56:2505-2518.

Remeš, V. 2000. How can maladaptive habitat choice generate source-sink population dynamics? Oikos 91:579-582.