David Kikuchi

Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Email: dkikuchi@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-626-5565
Office: BSW 236
Lab: BSW 235
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210088
Tucson, AZ 85721

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Research Interests


Kattan, G. H., M. C. Muñoz, and D. W. Kikuchi. 2016. Population densities of curassows, guans, and chachalacas (Cracidae): effects of body size, habitat, season, and hunting. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 118:24-32

Sherratt, T. N., E. Whissell, R. J. Webster, and D. W. Kikuchi. 2015. Hierarchical overshadowing of stimuli and its role in mimicry evolution. Animal Behavior 108:73-79

Kikuchi, D. W. and T. N. Sherratt. 2015. Costs of learning and the evolution of mimetic signals. American Naturalist 186:321-332

Kikuchi, D. W., G. Malick, R. J. Webster, E. Whissell, and T. N. Sherratt. 2015. An empirical test of two-dimensional signal detection theory applied to Batesian mimicry. Behavioral Ecology 26:1226-1235

Pfennig, D. W., C. K. Akcali, and D. W. Kikuchi. 2015. Mimicry promotes pre- and post-mating isolation in a snake mimicry complex. Evolution 69:1085-1090

Kikuchi, D. W., B. W. Seymoure, and D. W. Pfennig. 2014. Mimicry’s palette: widespread use of conserved pigments in the aposematic signals of snakes. Evolution & Development 16:61-67

Titcomb, G. C.†, D. W. Kikuchi, D. W. Pfennig. 2014. More than mimicry? Evaluating scope for flicker-fusion as a defensive strategy in coral snake mimics. Current Zoology 60:123-130

Kikuchi, D. W. and D. W. Pfennig. 2013. Imperfect mimicry and the limits of natural selection. Quarterly Review of Biology 88:297-315

Pfennig, D. W. and D. W. Kikuchi. 2012. Competition and the evolution of imperfect mimicry. Current Zoology 58:608-619

Kikuchi, D. W. and D. W. Pfennig. 2012. A Batesian model and its mimic share color production mechanisms. Current Zoology 58:658-667

Kikuchi, D. W. and D. W. Pfennig. 2012. Mimicry. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kikuchi, D. W. and D. W. Pfennig. 2010. Predator cognition permits imperfect coral snake mimicry. American Naturalist 176:830-834

Kikuchi, D. W. and D. W. Pfennig. 2010. High model abundance may permit the gradual evolution of Batesian mimicry: an experimental test. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:1041-1048

Kikuchi, D. W. 2009. Terrestrial and understorey insectivorous birds of a Peruvian cloud forest: species richness, abundance, density, territory size and biomass. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:523-529

Kikuchi, D. W., E. Lasso, J. W. Dalling, and N. Nur. 2007. Pollinators and pollen dispersal of Piper dilatatum (Piperaceae) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 23:603-606