2022

McCoy, Dakota E., Benjamin Goulet-Scott, Weilin Meng, Bulent Furkan Atahan, Hana Kiros, Misako Nishino, and John Kartesz. In press. "A dataset of 5 million city trees: species clustering and climate effects in urban forests." eLife (2022). [LINK] to preprint.

J. Arvid Ågren, David Haig, & Dakota E. McCoy. 2022. Meiosis solved the problem of gerrymandering. Journal of Genetics 101, 38 (2022). [LINK] to paper]; [PDF version]

Brett M. Frye, Dakota E. McCoy, Jennifer Kotler, Amanda Embury, Judith M. Burkart, Monika Burns, Simon Eyre, Peter Galbusera, Jacqui Hooper, Arun Idoe, Agustin Lopez Goya, Jennifer Mickelberg, Marcos Peromingo Quesada, Miranda Stevenson, Sara Sullivan, Mark Warneke, Sheila Wojciechowski, Dominic Wormell, David Haig, and Suzette D. Tardif. 2021. "After short interbirth intervals, captive callitrichine monkeys have higher infant mortality." iScience, 103724. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

2021

Dakota E McCoy Anna V. Shneidman, Alexander L. Davis, and Joanna Aizenberg. 2021. "Finite-difference Time-domain (FDTD) Optical Simulations: A Primer for the Life Sciences and Bio-Inspired Engineering." Micron, 103160 (2021). [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Dakota E McCoy Allison J. Shultz, Charles Vidoudez, Emma van der Heide, Jacqueline E. Dall, Sunia A. Trauger & David Haig. 2021. “Microstructures amplify carotenoid plumage signals in tanagers” Scientific Reports, 8582 (2021). [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

2020

Dakota E McCoy and David Haig. 2020. “Embryo Selection and Mate Choice: Can ‘Honest Signals’ Be Trusted?” Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35 (4), 308-318. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

2019

Cover photo of Paradise TanagerDakota E McCoy, Victoria E McCoy, Nikolaj K Mandsberg, Anna V Shneidman, Joanna Aizenberg, Richard O. Prum, and David Haig. 2019. “Structurally assisted super black in colourful peacock spiders.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286, 1902, Pp. 20190589. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Dakota E McCoy, Martina Schiestl, Patrick Neilands, Rebecca Hassall, Russell D Gray, and Alex H Taylor. 2019. “New Caledonian Crows Behave Optimistically after Using Tools.” Current Biology 29 (16), 2737-2742. e3. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Cover photo of Paradise TanagerDakota E McCoy and Richard O Prum. 2019. “Convergent evolution of super black plumage near bright color in 15 bird families.” Journal of Experimental Biology, 222, 18, Pp. jeb208140. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Rachael Miller, Anna Frohnwieser, Martina Schiestl, Dakota E McCoy, Russell D Gray, Alex H Taylor, and Nicola S Clayton. 2019. “Delayed gratification in New Caledonian crows and young children: influence of reward type and visibility.” Animal cognition, 23(1), 71-85. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Cover photo of Paradise TanagerDakota E McCoy, Jennifer Kotler, Amanda Embury, Judith M. Burkart, Monika Burns, Simon Eyre, Peter Galbusera, Jacqui Hooper, Arun Idoe, Agustin Lopez Goya, Jennifer Mickelberg, Marcos Peromingo Quesada, Miranda Stevenson, Sara Sullivan, Mark Warneke, Sheila Wojciechowski, Dominic Wormell, David Haig, and Suzette D. Tardif. 2019. “A comparative study of litter size and sex composition in a large dataset of callitrichine monkeys.” American journal of primatology, Pp. e23038. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

2018

Dakota E McCoy*, Teresa Feo*, Todd Alan Harvey, and Richard O Prum. 2018. “Structural absorption by barbule microstructures of super black bird of paradise feathers.” Nature communications, 9, 1, Pp. 1. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Dakota E. McCoy. 2018. “Evolutionary Change.” In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, Pp. 1–16. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Dakota E. McCoy. 2018. “Game Theory as a Foundation of Evolutionary Psychology.” In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, Pp. 1–17. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Earlier

Matthew B Petelle, Dakota E McCoy, Vanessa Alejandro, Julien GA Martin, and Daniel T Blumstein. 2013. “Development of boldness and docility in yellow-bellied marmots.” Animal Behaviour, 86, 6, Pp. 1147–1154. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version] 2012

Dakota E McCoy. 2012. “Connecticut birds and climate change: Bergmann's Rule in the fourth dimension.” Northeastern Naturalist, 19, 2, Pp. 323–335. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]

Dakota E McCoy and Christopher A Norris. 2012. “The cranial anatomy of the Miocene notoungulate Hegetotherium mirabile (Notoungulata, Hegetotheriidae) with preliminary observations on diet and method of feeding.” Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 53, 2, Pp. 355–375. [LINK] to paper; [PDF version]