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Publications

2017

Ashbrook DG, Sharmin N, Hager R. 2017. Offspring genes indirectly influence sibling and maternal behavioural strategies over resource share. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Sep 27;284(1863). pii: 20171059. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1059.

Shultz S, Hager R, Mettke-Hoffmann C, Stanley C. 2017. Stable relationships between female horse Equus cabalus indicate a multi-layer social structure. Animal Behaviour DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.04.013

Hager R. 2017. The genes that make a good-parent. Trends in Genetics. 33:492-494.

Hager, R., & Ashbrook, D. A. (2017). Social interactions and indirect genetic effects on complex juvenile and adult traits. In K. Schughart, & R. W. Williams (Eds.), Systems Genetics : Methods and Protocols (pp. 499-517). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1488). New York: Humana Press.

2016
Cox, C., & Hager, R. (2016). Mothers do not show increased offspring avoidance and elevated corticosterone levels during weaning conflict in rats. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163195. Publication link: 0ce351b3-c51c-4d5b-911b-d755b2915f20
Hager, R., Ashbrook, D. A., Schughart, K. (Ed.), & Williams, R. W. (Ed.) (2016). Social interactions and indirect genetic effects on complex juvenile and adult traits. In Systems Genetics: Methods and Protocols. Berlin: Springer Verlag. . Publication link: b0c75012-5ebf-421e-a854-fca41ef7a235
Franke, B., Hager, R., Ashbrook, D., Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, & Enigma Consortium (2016). Genetic influences on schizophrenia and subcortical brain volumes: large-scale proof of concept. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 420-431. DOI: 10.1038/nn.4228. Publication link: 3f8f7ad1-7abe-45b7-9f01-ca0f758a01f0
2015
Ashbrook, D. G., Williams, R. W., Lu, L., & Hager, R. (2015). A cross-species genetic analysis identifies candidate genes for mouse anxiety and human bipolar disorder. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 9, [171]. DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00171. Publication link: 3b4cf8a0-baf5-4c50-9c43-6d38f608a2b4
Medland, S. E., Hager, R., & and 100+ authors (2015). Common genetic variants influence human subcortical brain structures. Nature, 520(7546), 224-231. DOI: 10.1038/nature14101. Publication link: 4a84ce4e-c158-4ac0-9e26-176b67599334
Trubenova, B., Novak, S., & Hager, R. (2015). Indirect genetic effects and the dynamics of social interactions. P L o S One, [10 (5):e0126907]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126907. Publication link: 9c6e25d0-3cb9-4195-ba2a-18e94c263461
Ashbrook, D., Gini, B., & Hager, R. (2015). Genetic variation in offspring indirectly influences the quality of maternal behaviour in mice. eLife. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.11814. Publication link: a7a8d365-339e-4a32-9625-4d4cd809846a
2014
Hayes, K. S., Hager, R., & Grencis, R. K. (2014). Sex-dependent genetic effects on immune responses to a parasitic nematode. BMC Genomics, 15(193). DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-193. Publication link: e53833f2-7a0a-4945-9b60-56b05dcca345 | PubMed:24628794
Hager, R., & Gini, B. (2014). Parent-offspring conflict, sibling rivalry and coadaptation. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. (pp. 1-7). Chichester: Wiley. . Publication link: cbc196e3-a0d1-4bc8-8db3-c1695d88b6c7
Ashbrook, D. G., Williams, R. W., Lu, L., Stein, J. L., Hibar, D. P., Nichols, T. E., ... Hager, R. (2014). Joint genetic analysis of hippocampal size in mouse and human identifies a novel gene linked to neurodegenerative disease. B M C Genomics, 15, 850-859. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-850. Publication link: 1ccb2a43-d0ce-409f-83fd-7c5e23abcf7d
2013
Ashbrook, D. G., & Hager, R. (2013). Empirical testing of hypotheses about the evolution of genomic imprinting in mammals. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2013.00006. Publication link: 2fe32c73-f5e1-40bb-939d-eb82c12f4590
Trubenova, B., & Hager, R. (2013). Social selection and indirect genetic effects in structured populations. Evolutionary Biology. . Publication link: 56bb29bb-947c-44aa-8e98-cdddb82c1256
2012
Hager, R., Harradine, S. L., Gardner, M. G., & Schwarz, M. P. (2012). Kinship in a social bee mediates ovarian differentiation and has implications for reproductive skew theories. In Animal Behaviour|Anim. Behav.. (Vol. 84, pp. 611-618). Chichester: Wiley. . Publication link: a49a74a1-6360-4081-9e0c-e0f4432e9992
Kärst, S., Vahdati, A. R., Brockmann, G. A., & Hager, R. (2012). Genomic imprinting and genetic effects on muscle traits in mice. BMC Genomics, 13(1), [408]. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-408. Publication link: f8a673ae-8430-431d-aaff-8631862cec3f
Trubenová, B., & Hager, R. (2012). Phenotypic and Evolutionary Consequences of Social Behaviours: Interactions among Individuals Affect Direct Genetic Effects. PLoS ONE, 7(11), [e46273]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046273. Publication link: ac72f2ba-eac9-410b-b0ca-c7508c9b0788
Lyst, S. J., Davis, K., Gigg, J., & Hager, R. (2012). Effects of Increased Spatial Complexity on Behavioural Development and Task Performance in Lister Hooded Rats. PLoS ONE, 7(10), [e47640]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047640. Publication link: 56a1e139-2ad7-402a-9cbf-2b03f27ea100
Gini, B., & Hager, R. (2012). Recombinant inbred systems can advance research in behavioural ecology. Frontiers in Genetic Architecture, 3. . Publication link: 204959fa-e218-4ae1-9ab7-5d6144c53e0f
Hager, R., & Gini, B. (2012). Behavioural Ecology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. (pp. 1-7). Chichester: Wiley. . Publication link: 192b7a2e-c5e9-424e-94dd-ecd5d93cb243
Hager, R., Lu, L., Rosen, G. D., & Williams, R. W. (2012). Genetic architecture supports mosaic brain evolution and independent brain-body size regulation. Nature communications, 3, [1079]. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2086. Publication link: 4424365e-298a-4137-8e3d-44e506142a89
2011
Nonacs, P., & Hager, R. (2011). The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments. Biological Reviews, 86(2), 271-298. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00144.x. Publication link: 8b096a5f-203c-4f47-afdf-73bd9601d658
Hager, R., Cheverud, J. M., & Wolf, J. B. (2011). Genotype dependent responses to levels of sibling competition over maternal resources in mice. Heredity. . Publication link: 6f130c61-fecf-4328-bef6-6a5bee6234e9
Gyekis, J., Blizard, D. A., Stout, J. T., Vandenbergh, D. J., McClearn, G. E., & Hager, R. (2011). Genetic and Maternal Effects on Offspring Mortality in Mice. Evolutionary Biology, 38(4), 434-440. DOI: 10.1007/s11692-011-9131-x. Publication link: dd93fbe3-764a-46aa-bbf2-fc5e4dc3ae41
2009
Wolf, J. B., & Hager, R. (2009). Selective abortion and the evolution of genomic imprinting. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(12), 2519-2523. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01874.x. Publication link: ab5dfe3e-710f-48bd-8b77-bba0d15baf3e
Harris, W. E., & Hager, R. (2009). On the evolution of reproductive skew: a genetical perspective. In Reproductive skew in vertebrates: Proximate and ultimate causes. Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 897e79ac-bc34-4814-9dab-0dc80ebfa60d
Hager, R., Cheverud, J. M., & Wolf, J. B. (2009). Change in maternal environment induced by cross-fostering alters genetic and epigenetic effects on complex traits in mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1669), 2949-2954. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0515. Publication link: 6203e4d1-e0cd-401e-862a-575f514d189c
Hager, R., & Jones, C. B. (Ed.) (2009). Reproductive skew in vertebrates: Proximate and ultimate causes. Cambridge University Press.. Publication link: f16ff213-06df-4fdb-8a42-5c1400cf9fe6
Hager, R., Cheverud, J. M., & Wolf, J. B. (2009). Relative contribution of additive, dominance, and imprinting effects to phenotypic variation in body size and growth between divergent selection lines of mice. Evolution, 63(5), 1118-1128. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00638.x. Publication link: c7a9a5b8-a289-4496-9561-b5d23622d7de
Hager, R., & Jones, C. B. (Ed.) (2009). The influence of future mating prospects and ecological constraints on levels of reproductive skew in Asian langurs. In Reproductive skew in vertebrates: Proximate and ultimate causes. Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 2983cb91-cd4f-47d7-ba2a-141d55654713
2008
Cheverud, J. M., Hager, R., Roseman, C., Fawcett, G., Wang, B., & Wolf, J. B. (2008). Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(11), 4253-4258. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0706562105. Publication link: 433c583b-8ba8-41ce-a7d3-282a6816c3e8
Jones, C. B., Milanov, V., & Hager, R. (2008). Prediciting patterns of group membership among male black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra): Implications for mammalian sociality. Journal of Zoology, 275. . Publication link: 829a9051-1c33-4b94-8edd-c088147450ec
Hager, R., Cheverud, J. M., Leamy, L. J., & Wolf, J. B. (2008). Sex dependent imprinting effects on complex traits in mice. BMC evolutionary biology, 8(1), [303]. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-303. Publication link: 88445acc-2bc0-4353-95c3-f25f30a0e438
Wolf, J. B., Cheverud, J. M., Roseman, C., & Hager, R. (2008). Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4(6), [e1000091]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000091. Publication link: f2fa07f7-3265-4991-bcf0-4764faa8b4e8
Wolf, J. B., Hager, R., & Cheverud, J. M. (2008). Genomic imprinting effects on complex traits: a phenotype-based perspective.Epigenetics : official journal of the DNA Methylation Society, 3(6), 295-299. DOI: 10.4161/epi.3.6.7257. Publication link: eaa7b862-fe10-4453-85de-d1b82174fb49
Hager, R., Cheverud, J. M., & Wolf, J. B. (2008). Maternal effects as the cause of parent-of-origin effects that mimic genomic imprinting. Genetics, 178(3), 1755-1762. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.107.080697. Publication link: 396e136d-8d75-4507-8414-6c7af2f241cd
2006
Hager, R., & Johnstone, R. A. (2006). Early experience and parent-of-origin-specific effects influence female reproductive success in mice. Biology Letters, 2(2), 253-256. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0457. Publication link: cf31858f-760a-4600-86ac-ef76a592ccd9
Hager, R., & Johnstone, R. A. (2006). The influence of phenotypic and genetic effects on maternal provisioning and offspring weight gain in mice. Biology Letters, 2(1), 81-84. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0403. Publication link: b6dcaec5-5671-4640-abf9-343b0015a66e
Wolf, J. B., & Hager, R. (2006). A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12). . Publication link: 8f3d01cc-a204-4187-9308-8dd2b359facf
2005
Hager, R., & Jones, C. B. (Ed.) (2005). Foreword. In Behavioral flexibility in primates: causes and consequences. (pp. 9-13). Kluwer Academic Press. . Publication link: ea7c4df8-f3e4-44cf-8ce1-dfca5c7169de
Hager, R., & Johnstone, R. A. (2005). Differential growth of own and alien pups in mixed litters of mice: A role for genomic imprinting?Ethology, 111(8), 705-714. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2005.01097.x. Publication link: de976c02-8270-4373-ab0b-ff254b02e0fd
2004
Hager, R., & Crook, G. (Ed.) (2004). Indications for female dominance in Garnett's greater bushbabies, Otolemur garnettii. In Primates in the new millennium. (pp. 1-6). International Primatological Society. . Publication link: 64ed2982-7ebe-4960-a7dc-166952334714
Hager, R., & Johnstone, R. A. (2004). Infanticide and control of reproduction in cooperative and communal breeders. Animal Behaviour, 67(5), 941-949. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.09.009. Publication link: 564770aa-25ba-4336-9646-d39b471af2ce
Hager, R. (2004). Behavioural Ecology. Encyclopedia of life sciences, Nature Publishing, 1-8. DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-6055.2003.00341.x. Publication link: f493c813-a5b1-4ea3-9916-3b3d87b19747
2003
Hager, R., & Johnstone, R. A. (2003). The genetic basis of family conflict resolution in mice. Nature, 421(6922), 533-535. DOI: 10.1038/nature01239. Publication link: 8960acbc-f5fa-41ef-abcb-7ecce58b4183
Hager, R. (2003). The effects of dispersal costs on reproductive skew and within group aggression in primate groups. Primate Report, 67. . Publication link: ed779e5f-88d6-4091-a59e-e5da23ac7cb9
Hager, R. (2003). Models of reproductive skew applied to primates. In C. B. Jones (Ed.), Sexual selection and reproductive competition in primates: New Perspectives and Directions. (pp. 65-101). (Special topics in primatology; Vol. 3). Norman, OK: American Society of Primatologists. . Publication link: 5f79b1eb-65b4-4ad1-835a-1d93d655b74c
Roulin, A., & Hager, R. (2003). Indiscriminate nursing in communal breeders: A role for genomic imprinting. Ecology Letters, 6(3), 165-166. DOI: 10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00421.x. Publication link: 222dabb4-4df5-45be-947f-1d40ebfdaaa6
2001
Hager, R. (2001). Foot-rubbing as a multifunctional form of intraspecific communication in Garnett's greater bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii). Folia Primatologica, 72(2), 104-107. DOI: 10.1159/000049932. Publication link: 4d00023f-2f20-4300-8cb8-f24b3db91fc8
Hager, R., & Welker, C. (2001). Female dominance in African lorises (Otolemur garnettii). Folia Primatologica, 72(1), 48-50. DOI: 10.1159/000049921. Publication link: a9ce7bec-3bdf-4c59-806e-40b7eab8853c
1998
Hager, R., & Welker, C. (1998). Are infant Callithrix jacchus being fed by their parents?Primate Report, 50. . Publication link: 8ed32ea0-e8ec-4ad2-a8af-8e39b0c970df