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I publish under my maiden name, Rebecca E. Koch. I am an evolutionary biologist working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Dowling Lab.

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Research Output 2012 2018

No evidence that carotenoid pigments boost either immune or antioxidant defenses in a songbird

Koch, R. E., Dennis, H., Kavazis, A., Hood, W., Zhang, Y., Toomey, M. & Hill, G. 2018 In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, p. 491

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High-density lipoprotein receptor SCARB1 is required for carotenoid coloration in birds

Toomey, M., Lopes, R., Araujo, P., Johnson, J., Gazda, M., Afonso, S., Mota, P., Koch, R. E., Hill, G., Corbo, J. & Carneiro, M. 2017 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. p. 201700751

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

What maintains signal honesty in animal colour displays used in mate choice?

Weaver, R., Koch, R. E. & Hill, G. 2017 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 372, 1724, p. 20160343

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The Importance of Carotenoid Dose in Supplementation Studies with Songbirds

Koch, R. E., Wilson, A. & Hill, G. 2016 In : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 89, 1, p. 61 71 p.

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