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Dubois, Frédérique

Associate Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-6927 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F-208-12
Dubois, Frédérique

Research expertise

My interests can be split into three broad areas of research:

  1. evolution and co-operation among unrelated individuals;
  2. social information use; and
  3. inter-individual differences. My work combines game theory models and laboratory experiments with zebra finches.

Areas of expertise


  • Dubois, F., A. Belzile. 2012. Audience effect alters male mating preferences in zebra finches (Taeniapygia guttata). PLoS ONE, 7: e43697.
  • Rosa, P., V. Nguyen, F. Dubois. 2012. Individual differences in sampling behaviour predict social information use in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 9: 1259-1265.
  • Dubois, F., D. Réale, L.-A. Giraldeau. 2012. Frequency-dependent payoffs and sequential decision-making favour consistent tactic use. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 279: 1979-1985.
  • Dubois, F., D. Drullion, K. Witte. 2012. Social information use may lead to maladaptive decisions: a game-theoretic model. Behavioral Ecology, 23: 225-231.
  • Drullion, D., F. Dubois. 2012. Neighbour’s breeding success and the sex-ratio of their offspring affect the mate preferences of female zebra finches. PLoS ONE, 6: e29737.
  • Larose, K., F. Dubois. 2011. Constraints on the evolution of reciprocity: an experimental test with zebra finches. Ethology, 117: 115-123.
  • Dubois, F., J. Morand-Ferron & L.-A. Giraldeau. 2010. Learning in a game context: strategy choice by some keeps learning from evolving in others. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 277: 3609-3616.
  • St-Pierre, A., K. Larose & F. Dubois. 2009. Long-term social bonds promote cooperation in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 276: 4223-4228.
  • Drullion, D. & F. Dubois. 2008. Mate choice copying by female zebra finches: what happens when model females provide inconsistent information? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63: 269-276.
  • Giraldeau, L.-A., F. Dubois. 2008. Social foraging and the study of exploitative behaviour. Advances in the study of Behavior, 38: 59-104.

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