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  1. When does early‐life telomere length predict survival? A case study and meta‐analysis
  2. DNA methylation markers of age(ing) and other things in non-model organisms
  3. Integrating telomere biology into the ecology and evolution of natural populations: Progress and prospects
  4. Effects of manipulated food availability and seasonality on innate immune function in a passerine
  5. Egg size effects on nestling mass in JackdawsCorvus monedula: a cross-foster experiment
  6. Decoupling blood telomere length from age in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant in the BMT-CTN 1202
  7. Deterrence of birds with an artificial predator, the RobotFalcon
  8. Higher mercury contamination is associated with shorter telomeres in a long-lived seabird – A direct effect or a consequence of among-individual variation in phenotypic quality?
  9. Hot and dry conditions predict shorter nestling telomeres in an endangered songbird: Implications for population persistence
  10. Glucose tolerance predicts survival in old zebra finches
  11. Experimentally manipulated food availability affects offspring quality but not quantity in zebra finch meso-populations
  12. Telomere length declines with age, but relates to immune function independent of age in a wild passerine
  13. Telomere-length dependent T-cell clonal expansion: A model linking ageing to COVID-19 T-cell lymphopenia and mortality
  14. Telomere length is highly repeatable and shorter in individuals with more elaborate sexual ornamentation in a short‐lived passerine
  15. No Evidence for Constitutive Innate Immune Senescence in a Longitudinal Study of a Wild Bird
  16. Androgen Elevation Accelerates Reproductive Senescence in Three-Spined Stickleback
  17. Telomere dynamics in the first year of life, but not later in life, predict lifespan in a wild bird
  18. A comparison of continuous and intermittent EEG recordings in geese: How much data are needed to reliably estimate sleep–wake patterns?
  19. High heritability of telomere length and low heritability of telomere shortening in wild birds
  20. Telomere dynamics in relation to experimentally increased locomotion costs and fitness in great tits
  21. Conceptualizing and quantifying body condition using structural equation modelling: A user guide
  22. Exposure to food insecurity increases energy storage and reduces somatic maintenance in European starlings ( Sturnus vulgaris )
  23. Effects of early-life conditions on innate immune function in adult zebra finches
  24. Telomere length is highly heritable and independent of growth rate manipulated by temperature in field crickets
  25. Mosaic metabolic ageing: Basal and standard metabolic rates age in opposite directions and independent of environmental quality, sex and life span in a passerine
  26. Telomeres and replicative cellular aging of the human placenta and chorioamniotic membranes
  27. Telomere length is heritable and genetically correlated with lifespan in a wild bird
  28. The Nexus Between Telomere Length and Lymphocyte Count in Seniors Hospitalized With COVID-19
  29. Method comparison studies of telomere length measurement using qPCR approaches: A critical appraisal of the literature
  30. High heritability of telomere length, but low evolvability, and no significant heritability of telomere shortening in wild jackdaws
  31. Connecting the data landscape of long‐term ecological studies: The SPI‐Birds data hub
  32. Genetics and geography of leukocyte telomere length in sub-Saharan Africans
  33. Telomere length is highly heritable and independent of growth rate manipulated by temperature in field crickets
  34. Glucose regulation is a repeatable trait affected by successive handling in zebra finches
  35. Sleep Time in the European Starling Is Strongly Affected by Night Length and Moon Phase
  36. Sex‐specific telomere length and dynamics in relation to age and reproductive success in Cory’s shearwaters
  37. Experimentally increased brood size accelerates actuarial senescence and increases subsequent reproductive effort in a wild bird population
  38. Association of Leukocyte Telomere Length With Mortality Among Adult Participants in 3 Longitudinal Studies
  39. Antioxidant supplementation slows telomere shortening in free-living white stork chicks
  40. Telomere length is repeatable, shortens with age and reproductive success, and predicts remaining lifespan in a long‐lived seabird
  41. The European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) shows signs of NREM sleep homeostasis but has very little REM sleep and no REM sleep homeostasis
  42. Improving comparability between qPCR‐based telomere studies
  43. Developmental conditions modulate DNA methylation at the glucocorticoid receptor gene with cascading effects on expression and corticosterone levels in zebra finches
  44. Telomere length tracking in children and their parents: implications for adult onset diseases
  45. Coupling lifespan and aging? The age at onset of body mass decline associates positively with sex-specific lifespan but negatively with environment-specific lifespan
  46. Ultralong telomeres shorten with age in nestling great tits but are static in adults and mask attrition of short telomeres
  47. Early‐life telomere length predicts lifespan and lifetime reproductive success in a wild bird
  48. Epigenetic inheritance of telomere length in wild birds
  49. Morph- and sex-specific effects of challenging conditions on maintenance parameters in the Gouldian finch
  50. Corticosterone levels reflect variation in metabolic rate, independent of ‘stress’
  51. Reduced telomere length in offspring of old fathers in a long-lived seabird
  52. Response by Benetos et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Short Leukocyte Telomere Length Precedes Clinical Expression of Atherosclerosis: The Blood-and-Muscle Model”
  53. Canalisation in the wild: effects of developmental conditions on physiological traits are inversely linked to their association with fitness
  54. The rate of telomere loss is related to maximum lifespan in birds
  55. Baseline glucose level is an individual trait that is negatively associated with lifespan and increases due to adverse environmental conditions during development and adulthood
  56. Embryonic growth rate affects telomere attrition: an experiment in a wild bird
  57. Glucocorticoid-temperature association is shaped by foraging costs in individual zebra finches
  58. Male but not female zebra finches with high plasma corticosterone have lower survival
  59. Increasing the accuracy and precision of relative telomere length estimates by RT qPCR
  60. Telomere length dynamics in early life: the blood-and-muscle model
  61. Effects of developmental conditions on glucocorticoid concentrations in adulthood depend on sex and foraging conditions
  62. Telomere attrition and growth: a life‐history framework and case study in common terns
  63. Telomeres and the natural lifespan limit in humans
  64. Individual variation in metabolic reaction norms over ambient temperature causes low correlation between basal and standard metabolic rate
  65. Non-Dynamic Association of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders With Leukocyte Telomere Length?
  66. Telomere length reflects reproductive effort indicated by corticosterone levels in a long‐lived seabird
  67. Canalization of development reduces the utility of traits as fitness biomarkers: feather fault bars in nestling birds
  68. Response to: Reliability and validity of telomere length measurements
  69. Stabilizing survival selection on presenescent expression of a sexual ornament followed by a terminal decline
  70. A short leucocyte telomere length is associated with development of insulin resistance
  71. Costs of long-term carrying of extra mass in a songbird
  72. The influence of the starvation-predation trade-off on the relationship between ambient temperature and body size among endotherms
  73. Large diurnal temperature range increases bird sensitivity to climate change
  74. The heuristic value of redundancy models of aging
  75. What can long-lived mutants tell us about mechanisms causing aging and lifespan variation in natural environments?
  76. Commentary: The reliability of telomere length measurements
  77. Leukocyte telomere length dynamics in women and men: menopause vs age effects
  78. Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Changes of Free-Flying Migrating Northern Bald Ibis
  79. Heritability of telomere length in the Zebra Finch
  80. Human Height Is Positively Related to Interpersonal Dominance in Dyadic Interactions
  81. Addendum to: ‘Reproductive effort accelerates actuarial senescence in wild birds: an experimental study’
  82. An appraisal of how the vitamin A-redox hypothesis can maintain honesty of carotenoid-dependent signals
  83. Carotenoid-Dependent Signals and the Evolution of Plasma Carotenoid Levels in Birds
  84. Social life histories: jackdaw dominance increases with age, terminally declines and shortens lifespan
  85. Sex difference in leukocyte telomere length is ablated in opposite-sex co-twins
  86. Nestling telomere shortening, but not telomere length, reflects developmental stress and predicts survival in wild birds
  87. Measuring telomere length and telomere dynamics in evolutionary biology and ecology
  88. Reproductive effort accelerates actuarial senescence in wild birds: an experimental study
  89. Context-dependent effects of carotenoid supplementation on reproduction in zebra finches
  90. Within the genome, long telomeres are more informative than short telomeres with respect to fitness components in a long‐lived seabird
  91. Do leukocyte telomere length dynamics depend on baseline telomere length? An analysis that corrects for ‘regression to the mean’
  92. The height of choosiness: mutual mate choice for stature results in suboptimal pair formation for both sexes
  93. Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population
  94. GAPDH as a Control Gene to Estimate Genome Copy Number in Great Tits, with Cross-Amplification in Blue Tits
  95. Dietary restriction of rodents decreases aging rate without affecting initial mortality rate – a meta‐analysis
  96. Telomere length behaves as biomarker of somatic redundancy rather than biological age
  97. Tall claims? Sense and nonsense about the importance of height of US presidents
  98. Plasma reactive oxygen metabolites and non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity are not affected by an acute increase of metabolic rate in zebra finches
  99. Are Human Mating Preferences with Respect to Height Reflected in Actual Pairings?
  100. Telomere length reflects phenotypic quality and costs of reproduction in a long-lived seabird
  101. Predicting demographically sustainable rates of adaptation: can great tit breeding time keep pace with climate change?
  102. Phenotypic plasticity of avian social-learning strategies
  103. Absolute standards as a useful addition to the avian quantitative PCR telomere assay
  104. Increased aggression during human group contests when competitive ability is more similar
  105. What Does Carotenoid-Dependent Coloration Tell? Plasma Carotenoid Level Signals Immunocompetence and Oxidative Stress State in Birds–A Meta-Analysis
  106. Intralocus sexual conflict over human height
  107. Bill Redness Is Positively Associated with Reproduction and Survival in Male and Female Zebra Finches
  108. High and Mighty: Height Increases Authority in Professional Refereeing
  109. The effect of female height on reproductive success is negative in western populations, but more variable in non‐western populations
  110. Maternal effects reduce oxidative stress in female nestlings under high parasite load
  111. The Forms and Fitness Cost of Senescence: Age-Specific Recapture, Survival, Reproduction, and Reproductive Value in a Wild Bird Population
  112. A curvilinear effect of height on reproductive success in human males
  113. Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches
  114. Stochastic modeling of length-dependent telomere shortening in Corvus monedula
  115. Parental Height Differences Predict the Need for an Emergency Caesarean Section
  116. A simple technique to manipulate foraging costs in seed-eating birds
  117. Basal metabolic rate and the rate of senescence in the great tit
  118. Telomere measurement tools: Telometric produces biased estimates of telomere length
  119. Zebra finch females prefer males with redder bills independent of song rate—a meta-analysis
  120. Trade‐off between growth and immune function: a meta‐analysis of selection experiments
  121. Similar patterns of age‐specific reproduction in an island and mainland population of great tits Parus major
  122. Individual variation in rates of senescence: natal origin effects and disposable soma in a wild bird population
  123. Are high-quality mates always attractive? State-dependent mate preferences in birds and humans
  124. Trans-generational effects on ageing in a wild bird population
  125. Experimental evidence for interference competition in oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus. I. Captive birds
  126. Experimental evidence for interference competition in oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus. II. Free-living birds
  127. Western scrub-jays conceal auditory information when competitors can hear but cannot see
  128. Telomere shortening and survival in free-living corvids
  129. Maternal Energy Allocation to Offspring Increases with Environmental Quality in House Mice
  130. Does high antioxidant capacity indicate low oxidative stress?
  131. Great tits growing old: selective disappearance and the partitioning of senescence to stages within the breeding cycle
  132. Immune activation suppresses plasma testosterone level: a meta-analysis
  133. Biometric sex discrimination is unreliable when sexual dimorphism varies within and between years: an example in Eurasian OystercatchersHaematopus ostralegus
  134. Post-natal exposure to corticosterone affects standard metabolic rate in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
  135. Metabolic ageing in individual zebra finches
  136. Strong but variable associations between social dominance and clutch sex ratio in a colonial corvid
  137. The timing of birds' breeding seasons: a review of experiments that manipulated timing of breeding
  138. Delayed behavioral effects of postnatal exposure to corticosterone in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
  139. Experimental evidence for a causal effect of pair-bond duration on reproductive performance in oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)
  140. Long-term effects of manipulated natal brood size on metabolic rate in zebra finches
  141. A silver spoon for a golden future: long‐term effects of natal origin on fitness prospects of oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus)
  142. Rearing conditions determine offspring survival independent of egg quality: a cross‐foster experiment with Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus
  143. Optimal foraging on perilous prey: risk of bill damage reduces optimal prey size in oystercatchers
  144. No sexual differences in embryonic period in jackdawsCorvus monedulaand black‐headed gullsLarus ridibundus
  145. Metabolic adjustments to increasing foraging costs of starlings in a closed economy
  146. Brood size and immunity costs in zebra finchesTaeniopygia guttata
  147. Comparison of the cost of short flights in a nectarivorous and a non-nectarivorous bird
  148. Why fight? Socially dominant jackdaws, Corvus monedula, have low fitness
  149. Birds sacrifice oxidative protection for reproduction
  150. Song as a signal to negotiate a sexual conflict?
  151. Variation in Food Supply, Time of Breeding, and Energy Expenditure in Birds
  152. Latitudinal variation in parental energy expenditure during brood rearing in the great tit
  153. A tradeoff between immunocompetence and sexual ornamentation in domestic fowl
  154. Estimating Organ Size in Small Migrating Shorebirds with Ultrasonography: An Intercalibration Exercise
  155. Scotopic vision in colour-blinds
  156. Reply from B.C. Sheldon and S. Verhulst
  157. Gene flow and immigration rate in an island population of great tits
  158. Social Dominance and Energy Reserves in Flocks of Willow Tits
  159. Ecological immunology: costly parasite defences and trade-offs in evolutionary ecology
  160. Seasonal Variation in the Incidence of Double Broods: The Date Hypothesis Fits Better than the Quality Hypothesis
  161. Post-fledging care, multiple breeding and the costs of reproduction in the great tit
  162. Seasonal Decline in Reproductive Success of the Great Tit: Variation in Time or Quality?
  163. Timing of Reproduction and Fledging Success in the Coot Fulica atra: Evidence for a Causal Relationship
  164. Experimental Evidence for a Causal Relationship between Timing and Success of Reproduction in the Great Tit Parus m. major
  165. Warning against an unseen predator: a functional aspect of synchronous feeding in the common vole, Microtus arvalis
  166. Intraspecific Allometry of Basal Metabolic Rate: Relations with Body Size, Temperature, Composition, and Circadian Phase in the Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus