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Rogers, BL & Sargent, RC. 2001. A Dynamic Model of Size-Dependent Reproductive Effort in a Sequential Hermaphrodite: A Counterexample to Williams's Conjecture. American Naturalist, 158:543-552. (pdf

Crowley, PH, T Cottrell, T Garcia, M Hatch, RC Sargent, BJ Stokes, and JM White 1998. Solving the complementarity dilemma: Evolving strategies for simultaneous hermaphroditism. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 195:13-26. (pdf

Crowley, PH & Sargent, RC 1996. Whence Tit-For-Tat? Evolutionary Ecology, 10:499-516. (pdf

Sargent, RC, Crowley, PH, Huang, C, Lauer, MJ, Neergaard, DA & Schmoetzer, L 1995. A dynamic program for male parental care in fishes: brood cycling and filial cannibalism. Behaviour, 132:1059-1078. (pdf)

Sargent, RC 1992. Ecology of filial cannibalism in fishes: theoretical perspectives, in Cannibalism: Ecology and Evolution Among Diverse Taxa, pp. 38-62, MA Elgar & BJ Crespi (eds), Oxford University Press. 

Crowley, PH, Travers, SE, Linton, MC, Cohn, SL, ih, A & Sargent, RC 1991. Mate density, predation risk, and the seasonal sequence of mate choice: a dynamic game. American Naturalist, 137:567-596. (pdf

Sargent, RC 1990. Behavioural and evolutionary ecology of fishes: conflicting demands during the breeding season. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 27:101-118. (pdf)

Sargent, RC, Taylor, PD & Gross, MR 1987. Parental care and the evolution of egg size in fishes. American Naturalist, 129:32-46. (pdf


Hart, MK, Kratter, AW, Svoboda, A-M, Lawrence, CL, Sargent, RC and Crowley, PH. 2010. Sex allocation in a group-living simultaneous hermaphrodite: effects of density at two different spatial scales. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 12:189-202 (pdf)

Smith, CC & Sargent, RC 2006. Female fitness declines with increasing female density but not male harassment in the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis. Animal Behaviour 71:401-407. (pdf

Rush, VN, McKinnon, JS, Abney, MA & Sargent, RC. 2003. Reflectance spectra from free-swimming sticklebacks (Gasterosteus): Social context and eye-jaw contrast. Behaviour, 140:1003-1019. (pdf

Lindstrom, KB & Sargent, RC 1997. Food access, brood size and filial cannibalism in the fantail darter, Etheostoma flabellare. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 40:107-110. (pdf

Dugatkin, LA & Sargent, RC 1994. Male-male association patterns and female proximity in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 35:141-145. (pdf)

Sargent, RC 1989. Allopaternal care in the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas: stepfathers discriminate against their adopted eggs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 25:379-385. (pdf)

Knapp, RA & Sargent RC 1989. Egg-mimicry as a male mating strategy in the fantail darter, Etheostoma flabellare: females prefer males with eggs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 25:321-326. (pdf)

Sargent, RC 1988. Paternal care and egg survival both increase with clutch size in the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 23:33-38. (pdf)

Unger, LM & Sargent, RC 1988. Allopaternal care in the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas: females prefer males with eggs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 23:27-32. (pdf)


Sargent, RC, Rush, VN, Wisenden, BD & Yan, HY 1998. Courtship and mate choice in fishes: integrating behavioral and sensory ecology. American Zoologist, 38:82-96. (pdf

Sargent, RC 1997. Parental care, in Behavioural Ecology of Teleost Fishes, J-G Godin, (ed), Oxford University Press, pp. 290-313.  

Westneat, DF & Sargent, RC 1996. Sex and parenting: the effects of sexual conflict and parentage on parental strategies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11:87-91. (pdf

Sargent, RC & Gross, MR 1993. Williams' principle: an explanation of parental care in teleost fishes. In, The Behaviour of Teleost Fishes, second edition, pp. 333-361, TJ Pitcher (ed), Chapman & Hall, London UK.


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