My work in journals



        • Mortega KG, Illera JC, van Toor M, Apfelbeck B, Johnson P, Matthiopoulos J, Dawson DA, Grant BR, Helm B. Partitioning the effects of allochronic and geographic reproductive isolation in an African songbird. in prep
        • Mortega KG. Divergent song promotes allochronic reproductive isolation in African stonechats. in prep
        • Apfelbeck B, Flinks H, Goymann W, Helm B, Illera JC, Kiiru J, Makomba M, Serrano D, Smiddy P, Mortega KG. Differences and similarities in mating effort and its mediation by testosterone in temperate and afrotropical Stonechats. in prep
        • Yohannes E, Madindou I, Helm B, Mortega KG. Distinct variation in carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes between geographic and allochronic populations of African stonechats. in prep
        • Mortega KG. 2015. The contributions of seasonality, song and hormonal regulation to the evolution of songbirds. International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology. Doctoral Dissertation
        • Greives TJ, Kingma SA, Kranstauber B, Mortega KG, Wikelski M, van Oers K, Mateman C, Ferguson GA, Beltrami G, Hau M. 2015. Costs of sleeping in: circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in a songbird. Functional Ecology. early view. abstract
        • Mortega KG, Horsburgh GJ, Illera JC, Dawson DA. 2015. Characterization of microsatellite markers for Saxicola species. Conservation Genet Resour Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 273-278abstract


        • Mortega KG, Flinks H, Helm B. 2014. Behavioural response of a migratory songbird to geographic variation of song and morphology. Front Zool 11:185 abstract


        • Apfelbeck B, Mortega KG, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Goymann W. 2013. Life-history and hormonal control of aggression in black redstarts: Blocking testosterone does not decrease territorial aggression, but changes the emphasis of vocal behaviours during simulated territorial intrusions. Front Zool 10:8. abstract
        • Apfelbeck B, Mortega KG, Kiefer S, Kipper S, Vellema M, Villavicencio CP, Gahr M, Goymann W. 2013. Associated and disassociated patterns in homones, song, behavior and brain receptor expression between life-cycle stages in male black redstarts, Phoenicurus ochrurosGen Comp Endocr 184: 93-102. abstract


        • Apfelbeck B*, Kiefer S*, Mortega KG*, Goymann W, Kipper S. 2012. Testosterone affects song modulation during simulated territorial intrusions in male Black Redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros). PLoS ONE 7: e52009. abstract

 * Joint first author