Herman Mays

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Adjunct Graduate School Faculty
  • University of Kentucky
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Research Interests

Evolution Phylogeography Systematics Behavioral ecology

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Publications

A molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the manakins (Aves: Pipridae).

McKay B, Barker F, Mays H, Doucet S, Hill G

Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2010)

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Recent range-wide demographic expansion in a Taiwan endemic montane bird, Steere's Liocichla (Liocichla steerii).

McKay B, Mays H, Peng Y, Kozak K, Yao C, Yuan H, et al.

BMC evolutionary biology (2010)

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A field test of female mate preference for male plumage coloration in eastern bluebirds

Liu M, Siefferman L, Mays Jr. H, Steffen J, Hill G

Animal Behaviour (2009)

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Extra-pair paternity in the socially monogamous mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides and its effect on the potential for sexual selection

Balenger S, Scott Johnson L, Mays Jr H, Masters B

Journal of Avian Biology (2009)

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Female choice for genetic complementarity in birds: a review.

Mays H, Albrecht T, Liu M, Hill G

Genetica (2008)

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A multiplex set of microsatellite markers for the scarlet rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)

POLÁKOVÁ R, VYSKOČILOVÁ M, MARTIN J, MAYS H, HILL G, BRYJA J, et al.

Molecular Ecology Notes (2007)

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Sexual dimorphism and dichromatism in Steere's Liocichla (Liocichla steerii)

Mays H, Doucet S, Yao C, Yuan H

Journal of Field Ornithology (2006)

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Antiphonal duetting in Steere’s liocichla (Liocichla steerii): male song individuality and correlation between habitat and duetting behavior

Mays H, Yao C, Yuan H

Ecological Research (2005)

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Effects of breeding density and plumage coloration on mate guarding and cuckoldry in blue grosbeaks ( Passerina caerulea )

Estep L, Mays J, Keyser A, Ballentine B, Hill G

Canadian Journal of Zoology (2005)

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Tests of spatial and temporal factors influencing extra-pair paternity in red-winged blackbirds.

Westneat D, Mays H

Molecular ecology (2005)

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Choosing mates: good genes versus genes that are a good fit.

Mays H, Hill G

Trends in ecology & evolution (2004)

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Concordant evolution of plumage colour, feather microstructure and a melanocortin receptor gene between mainland and island populations of a fairy-wren.

Doucet S, Shawkey M, Rathburn M, Mays H, Montgomerie R

Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society (2004)

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Differential responses of yellow-breasted chats, Icteria virens, to male and female conspecific model presentations

Mays H, Hopper K

Animal Behaviour (2004)

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EXTRAPAIR PATERNITY INCREASES VARIABILITY IN MALE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN THE CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (DENDROICA PENSYLVANICA), A SOCIALLY MONOGAMOUS SONGBIRD

Byers B, Mays H, Stewart I, Westneat D

The Auk (2004)

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Sexual dichromatism in the yellow-breasted chat Icteria virens : spectrophotometric analysis and biochemical basis

Mays Jr. H, McGraw K, Ritchison G, Cooper S, Rush V, Parker R

Journal of Avian Biology (2004)

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The effect of vegetation density on male mate guarding and extra-territorial forays in the yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens).

Mays H, Ritchison G

Die Naturwissenschaften (2004)

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Professional experience

Adjunct Graduate School Faculty

University of Kentucky

February 2010 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Xavier University

January 2010 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Thomas More College

September 2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor

University of Cincinnati

November 2007 - Present

Curator of Zoology

Cincinnati Museum Center

June 2007 - Present

Assistant Professor

Georgia Southern University

August 2006 - May 2007 (9 months)

Education history

University of Kentucky

PhD

August 1994 - May 2001 (6 years 9 months)

University of Kentucky

BS

August 1987 - May 1992 (4 years 9 months)