August 24, 2017
Congrats to postdoc Eliot Miller for his work just published in Behavioral Ecology which defines dominance hierarchies for 136 species of North American birds. The work features data from a novel engagement of citizen scientists to record behavioral interaction at their feeders via Project FeederWatch.
Miller, E.T., D.N. Bonter. C. Eldermire, B.G. Freeman, E.I. Greig, L.J. Harmon, C. Lisle and W.M. Hochachka. 2017. Fighting over food unites the birds of North America is a continental dominance hierarchy. Behavioral Ecology https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arx108