Google Scholar profile
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Lab Members in bold.
Miller, C.H., P. Campbell & M.J. Sheehan. Distinctive evolutionary trajectories of V1R clades among mouse species. bioRxiv.
Ligon, R.A., E. Scholes & M.J. Sheehan. RAD-Behavior (Recombining Atomized, Discretized, Behavior): A new framework for the quantitative analysis of behavioral execution. bioRxiv
Sun, S.J., A. Catherall, S.Pacoal, B. Jarrett, S.E. Miller, M.J. Sheehan & R. Kilner. Rapid. ultra-local adapataion facilitated by phenotypic plasticity. biorxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/598292
PUBLISHED PAPERS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
2020 & in press
Miller, S.E., M.J. Sheehan^ & H.K. Reeve^ (in press). Co-evolution of cognitive abilites and identity signals in individual recognition systems. Philosophical Transactions B
^ co-corresponding authors
Sheehan, M.J.^ & H.K. Reeve^. (in press). Evolutionary stable investments in recognition systems explain patterns of discrimination failure and success. Philosophical Transactions B
^ equal co-authorship, co-corresponding authors
Freeman, A.R., A.G. Ophir & M.J. Sheehan. (in press) The giant pouched rat (Cricetomyx ansorgei) olfactory receptor repertoire. PLoS One
Keen, S.C., E.F. Cole, M.J. Sheehan & B.C. Sheldon. (2020) Social learning of acoustic anti-predator cues occurs between wild bird species. Proceedings B
Miller, S.E., A.W. Legan, M. Henshaw, K.L. Ostevik, K. Samuk, F.M.K. Uy, & M.J. Sheehan. (2020) Evolutionary dynamics of recent selection on cognitive abilities. PNAS 117:3045-3052
Tumulty, J.P. & Sheehan, M.J. (2020). What drives diversity in social recognition mechanisms? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Walton, A, J.P. Tumulty, A.L. Toth, & M.J. Sheehan (2020). Hormonal modulation reproduction in Polistes fuscatus social wasps: Dual functions in both ovary development and sexual receptivity. Journal of Insect Physiology 120:103972
Sheehan, M.J., P. Campbell & C.H. Miller. (2019) Evolutionary patterns of major urinary protein scent signals in house mice and relatives. Molecular Ecology 28:3587-3601
Suzuki, T.A., M. Phifer-Rixey, K.L. Mack, M.J. Sheehan, D. Lin, K. Bi & M.W. Nachman. (2019). Host genetic determinants of gut microbiota in wild mice. Molecular Ecology 28:3197-3207
Freeman, A.R., M.J. Sheehan & A.G. Ophir. (2019). Anogenital distance predicts sexual odour preference in African giant pouched rats. Animal Behaviour 148:123-132.
Miller, S.E., A.W. Legan, Z.A. Flores*, H.Y. Ng*, & M.J. Sheehan. (2019). Strong, but incomplete, mate choice discrimination between two closely related species of paper wasp. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 126:614-622.
Miller, S.E., S. E. Bluher, E. Bell, A. Cini, R. Carvalho da Silva, A. Rodrigues de Souza, K. M. Gandia, J. Jandt, K. Loope, A. Prato, J.N. Pruitt, D. Rankin, E. Rankin, R.J. Southon, F.M.K. Uy, S. Weiner, C.M. Wright, H. Downing, R. Gadagkar, M.C. Lorenzi, L. Rusina, S. Sumner, E.A. Tibbetts, A. Toth, & M. J. Sheehan. (2018). WASPnest: a worldwide assessment of social Polistine nesting behavior. Ecology 99:2405
Phifer-Rixey, M., K. Bi, K.G. Ferris, M.J. Sheehan, D. Lin, K.L. Mack, S.M. Keeble, T.A. Suzuki, J.M. Good, M.W. Nachman. (2018). The genomic basis of environmental adaptation in house mice. PLoS Genetics.
Tibbetts, E.A., A. Injaian, M.J. Sheehan, & N. Desjardins (2018). Intraspecific variation in learning: worker wasps are less able to learn and remember individual conspecific faces than queen wasps. American Naturalist 191: 595-603.
Sheehan, M.J, C.H. Miller, C.C. Vogt, & R.A. Ligon. (2018). Behavioral Evolution: Can you dig it? Current Biology. 28:R19-R21. (commentary)
Sheehan, M.J., C. Miller, H.K. Reeve (2017). Identity signaling and patterns of cooperative behavior. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
Sheehan, M.J., J. Choo, E.A. Tibbetts (2017). Heritable variation in color patterns mediating individual recognition. Royal Society Open Science 4 (2) 161008.
Sheehan, M.J., V. Lee, R. Corbett-Detig, K. Bi, R.J. Beynon, J.L. Hurst, M.W. Nachman. (2016). Selection on coding and regulatory variation maintains individuality in the major urinary protein scent marks in wild mice. PLoS Genetics
Sheehan, M.J. and Bergman, T.J. (2016). A quality signaling - recognition trade-off at the level of the type of interaction not species: a response to comments on Sheehan and Bergman. Behavioral Ecology. 27: 18-19.
Sheehan, M.J. and Bergman, T.J. (2016). Is there an evolutionary trade-off between between quality signals and social recognition? Invited review in Behavioral Ecology. 27: 2-13.
2015 and earlier
Sheehan, M.J. et al (2015). Different axes of environmental variation explain the presence versus extent of cooperative nest founding associations in Polistes paper wasps. Ecology Letters. 18: 1057-1067
Sheehan, M.J., D. Sholler*, E.A. Tibbetts (2014). Specialized learning of a facial signal of quality in a paper wasp, Polistes dominula. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 113: 992-997.
Sheehan, M.J. and Nachman, M.W. (2014). Morphological and population genomic evidence that human faces have evolved to signal individual identity. Nature Communications. 5:4800, doi:10.1038/ncomms5800
Sheehan, M.J., J.Jinn* and E.A. Tibbetts. (2014). Co-evolution of visual signals and eye morphology in Polistes paper wasps. Biology Letters. 10: 20140254
Sheehan, M.J., M.A. Straub*, E.A. Tibbetts. (2014) How does individual recognition evolve? Comparing responses to identity information in Polistes species with and without individual recognition. Ethology. 120: 169-179.
Tibbetts, E.A. & Sheehan, M.J. (2013). Individual recognition and the evolution of learning and memory in Polistes paper wasps. In Handbook of Invertebrate Learning and Memory. eds R. Menzel and P.R. Benjamin. Elseveir, San Diego, CA.
Bergman, T.J. & Sheehan, M.J. (2013). Social knowledge and signals in primates. American Journal of Primatology. 75: 683-694.
Tibbetts, E.A. & Sheehan, M.J. (2012). The effect of juvenile hormone on Polistes wasp fertility varies with cooperative behavior. Hormones and Behavior. 61: 559-564
Sheehan, M.J. & Tibbetts, E.A. (2011). Specialized face learning is associated with individual recognition in paper wasps. Science. 334: 1272-1275.
Tibbetts, E.A. & Sheehan, M.J. (2011). Facial patterns are a conventional signal of agonistic ability in Polistes exclamans paper wasps. Ethology. 117: 1138-1146.
Sheehan, M.J. & Tibbetts, E.A. (2011). Condition-dependence and the origins of elevated fluctuating asymmetry in quality signals. Behavioral Ecology. 22: 1166-1172.
Sheehan, M.J. & Tibbetts, E.A. (2010) Selection for individual recognition and the evolution of polymorphic identity signals in Polistes paper wasps. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 570-577.
Cords, M., M.J. Sheehan, L.S. Ekernas. (2010). Sex and age differences in juvenile social priorities in female-philopatric, non-despotic blue monkeys. American Journal of Primatology. 72: 193-205.
Sheehan, M.J. & Tibbetts, E.A. (2009). Evolution of identity signals: Frequency-dependent benefits of distinctive phenotypes used for individual recognition. Evolution. 63: 3106-3113.
Sheehan, M.J. & Tibbetts, E.A. (2008). Robust long-term social memories in a paper wasp. Current Biology. 18: R851-2.
Tibbetts, E.A., M.J. Sheehan, J. Dale. (2008). A testable definition of individual recognition. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23(7): 356.
Schoenemann, P.T., L.D. Glotzer, M.J. Sheehan. (2005). Reply to "Is prefrontal white matter enlargement a human evolutionary specialization?" Nature Neuroscience. 8: 538.
Schoenemann, P.T., M.J. Sheehan, and L.D. Glotzer. (2005). Prefrontal white matter volume is disproportionately larger in humans than in other primates. Nature Neuroscience. 8: 242-252.