Cornell Lab Publications

Scientific Papers

2017 Peer-Reviewed

Updated September 2017

Aguillon, S. M., J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Bowman, S. J. Schoech, A. G. Clark, G. Coop, and N. Chen (2017). Deconstructing isolation-by-distance: The genomic consequences of limited dispersal. PLOS Genetics 13:e1006911. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006911

Araya-Salas, M., and G. Smith-Vidaurre (2017). warbleR: an R package to streamline analysis of animal acoustic signals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:184–191. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12624

Araya-Salas, M., K. Wojczulanis-Jakubas, E. M. Phillips, D. J. Mennill, and T. F. Wright (2017). To overlap or not to overlap: context-dependent coordinated singing in lekking long-billed hermits. Animal Behaviour 124:57–64. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.12.003

Arcese, P., A. Rodewald, R. Schuster, O. Venter, and J. Bennett (2017). Partnerships for conservation. In Reflections of Canada: Illuminating our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years. University of British Columbia Press, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, pp. 166–175.

Astaras, C., J. M. Linder, and P. H. Wrege (2017). Passive acoustic monitoring as a law enforcement monitoring tool for Afrotropical rainforests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15:233–234. doi: 10.1002/fee.1495

Auer, T., C. U. Soykan, C. B. Wilsey, N. L. Michel, C. M. Jensen, G. M. Langham, G. Lebaron, C. C. Sanchez, and J. Takekawa (2017). Climate-based prioritization of data collection for monitoring wintering birds in Latin America. Bird Conservation International:1–13. doi: 10.1017/S0959270916000265

Avery, J. D., K. Aagaard, J. C. Burkhalter, and O. J. Robinson (2017). Seabird longline bycatch reduction devices increase target catch while reducing bycatch: A meta-analysis. Journal for Nature Conservation 38:37–45. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2017.05.004

Bailey, R., and M. Sherwood (2017). Nest box use by the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129:620–625. doi:

Ballen, C. J., and N. A. Mason (2017). Longitudinal analysis of a diversity support program in biology: A national call for further assessment. BioScience 67:367–373. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw187

Barlow, J., G. D. Lennox, J. Ferreira, E. Berenguer, A. C. Lees, R. MacNally, J. R. Thomson, F. R. B. Ferraz, J. Louzada, V. H. F. Oliveira, L. Parry, et al. (2017). Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation. Nature 535:144–147. doi: 10.1038/nature18326

Barve, S., and A. A. Dhondt (2017). Elevational replacement of two Himalayan titmice: Interspecific competition or habitat preference? Journal of Avian Biology. doi: 10.1111/jav.01267

Batcheller, H. J. (2017). Interspecific information use by army-ant–following birds. The Auk 134:247–255. doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-93.1

Bellott, D. W., H. Skaletsky, T. Cho, L. Brown, D. Locke, N. Chen, S. Galkina, T. Pyntikova, N. Koutseva, T. Graves, C. Kremitzki, et al. (2017). Avian W and mammalian Y chromosomes convergently retained dosage-sensitive regulators. Nature Genetics 49:387–397. doi: doi:10.1038/ng.3778

Bennett, R. E., S. Barker Swarthout, J. S. Bolsinger, A. D. Rodewald, K. V. Rosenberg, and R. W. Rohrbaugh (2017). Extreme genetic similarity does not predict non-breeding distribution of two closely related warblers. Journal of Field Ornithology 88:156–168. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12195

Berv, J. S., and D. J. Field (2017). Genomic signature of an vian Lilliput Effect across the K-Pg extinction. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syx064

Bonebrake, T. C., C. J. Brown, J. D. Bell, J. L. Blanchard, A. Chauvenet, C. Champion, I.-C. Chen, T. D. Clark, R. K. Colwell, F. Danielsen, A. I. Dell, et al. (2017). Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science: Research directions in species redistribution. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12344

Bostwick, K. S., T. A. Harvey, and E. Scholes (2017). Leveraging diverse specimen types to integrate behavior and morphology. In The Role of Collections in Ornithology: The Extended Specimen (M. S. Webster, Editor). Studies in Avian Biology 50:75–88.

Campagna, L., M. Repenning, L. F. Silveira, C. S. Fontana, P. L. Tubaro, and I. J. Lovette (2017). Repeated divergent selection on pigmentation genes in a rapid finch radiation. Science Advances 3:e1602404. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1602404

Chen, D., Y. Xue, D. Fink, S. Chen, and C. P. Gomes (2017). Deep Multi-Species Embedding. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17). pp. 3639–3646.

Cooper, W. J., C. B. Carter, A. J. Conith, A. N. Rice, and M. W. Westneat (2017). The evolution of jaw protrusion mechanics is tightly coupled to bentho-pelagic divergence in damselfishes (Pomacentridae). The Journal of Experimental Biology 220:652–666. doi: 10.1242/jeb.143115 Crisologo, T., V. Joshi, and S. Barve (2017). Jack of all calls and master of few: Vocal mimicry in the Tawny Lark (Galerida deva). Avian Biology Research 10:174–180. doi: 10.3184/175815617X14951979279259

Dayer, A. A., A. D. Rodewald, R. C. Stedman, E. A. Cosbar, and E. M. Wood (2017). Wildlife conservation and private protected areas: The discrepancy between land trust mission statements and their perceptions. Environmental Management 58:359–364. doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0713-3

Dhondt, A. A., K. V. Dhondt, and S. Nazeri (2017). Apparent effect of chronic Plasmodium infections on disease severity caused by experimental infections with Mycoplasma gallisepticum in House Finches. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 6:49–53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2017.03.003

Dhondt, A. A., and A. P. Dobson (2017). Stress hormones bring birds, pathogens and mosquitoes together. Trends in Parasitology 33:339–341. doi: 10.1016/

Dowling, J., and M. S. Webster (2017). Working with what you’ve got: unattractive males show greater mate-guarding effort in a duetting songbird. Biology Letters 13:20160682. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0682

Freeman-Gallant, C. R., and C. C. Taff (2017). Age-specific patterns of infection with haemosporidians and trypanosomes in a warbler: implications for sexual selection. Oecologia 184:813–823. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3919-z

Gharehaghaji, M., E. S. Minor, M. V. Ashley, S. T. Abraham, and W. D. Koenig (2017). Effects of landscape features on gene flow of valley oaks (Quercus lobata). Plant Ecology 218:487–499. doi: 10.1007/s11258-017-0705-2

Gómez, C., N. J. Bayly, D. R. Norris, S. A. Mackenzie, K. V. Rosenberg, P. D. Taylor, K. A. Hobson, and C. Daniel Cadena (2017). Fuel loads acquired at a stopover site influence the pace of intercontinental migration in a boreal songbird. Scientific Reports 7. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03503-4

Greig, E. I., E. M. Wood, and D. N. Bonter (2017). Winter range expansion of a hummingbird is associated with urbanization and supplementary feeding. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284:20170256. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0256

Gulson-Castillo, E., R. Dreelin, F. Fernandez-Duque, E. Greig, S. Orzechowski, J. Hite, L. Smith, R. Wallace, and D. Winkler (2017). Breeding biology during the nestling period at a Black-crowned Pitta (Erythropitta ussheri) nest. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club Volume 137:173–194.

Ham, S., S. Lappan, D. Hedwig, and J. C. Choe (2017). Female songs of the nonduetting Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) function for territorial defense. International Journal of Primatology 38:533–552. doi: 10.1007/s10764-017-9964-y

Haver, S. M., H. Klinck, S. L. Nieukirk, H. Matsumoto, R. P. Dziak, and J. L. Miksis-Olds (2017). The not-so-silent world: Measuring Arctic, Equatorial, and Antarctic soundscapes in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I:95–104.

Heaton Crisologo, T., and D. Bonter (2017). Hectic at hatching: parental aggression peaks when chick mortality rates are greatest in the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). Ethology 123:113–122.

Johnston, A., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, and S. Kelling (2017). Estimates of observer expertise improve species distributions from citizen science data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12838

Kahl, S., S. Wilhelm-stein, H. Hussein, H. Klinck, D. Kowerko, M. Ritter, and M. Eibl (2017). Large-Scale Bird Sound Classification Using Convolutional Neural Networks. In LifeCLEF 2017. Dublin, Ireland.

Kaiser, S. A., B. B. Risk, T. S. Sillett, and M. S. Webster (2017). Ecological and social factors constrain spatial and temporal opportunities for mating in a migratory songbird. The American Naturalist 189:283–296. doi: DOI: 10.1086/690203

Kaiser, S. A., S. A. Taylor, N. Chen, T. S. Sillett, E. R. Bondra, and M. S. Webster (2017). A comparative assessment of SNP and microsatellite markers for assigning parentage in a socially monogamous bird. Molecular Ecology Resources 17:183–193. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12589

Keen, S. C., Y. Shiu, P. H. Wrege, and E. D. Rowland (2017). Automated detection of low-frequency rumbles of forest elephants: A critical tool for their conservation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141:2715–2726. doi:

Kelly, A. M., and M. N. Vitousek (2017). Dynamic modulation of sociality and aggression: An examination of plasticity within endocrine and neuroendocrine systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0243

Koenig, W. D., J. M. H. Knops, W. J. Carmen, and M. B. Pesendorfer (2017). Testing the terminal investment hypothesis in California oaks. The American Naturalist 189:564–569. doi: 10.1086/691161

Koenig, W. D., and A. M. Liebhold (2017). A decade of emerald ash borer effects on regional woodpecker and nuthatch populations. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1411-7

Koenig, W. D., E. L. Walters, and P. G. Rodewald (2017). Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: The case of the Red-headed Woodpecker. The Condor 119:143–154. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-101.1

La Sorte, F. A., and D. Fink (2017). Migration distance, ecological barriers and en-route variation in the migratory behaviour of terrestrial bird populations: Migratory behaviour of terrestrial bird populations. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:216–227. doi: 10.1111/geb.12534

La Sorte, F. A., and D. Fink (2017). Projected changes in prevailing winds for transatlantic migratory birds under global warming. Journal of Animal Ecology 86:273–284. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12624

La Sorte, F. A., D. Fink, P. J. Blancher, A. D. Rodewald, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, K. V. Rosenberg, W. M. Hochachka, P. H. Verburg, and S. Kelling (2017). Global change and the distributional dynamics of migratory bird populations wintering in Central America. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13794

La Sorte, F. A., D. Fink, J. J. Buler, A. Farnsworth, and S. A. Cabrera-Cruz (2017). Seasonal associations with urban light pollution for nocturnally migrating bird populations. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13792

LaBarbera, K., E. R. A. Cramer, D. Veronese, and I. J. Lovette (2017). Growth benefit to House Wren nestlings of having an asynchronously late-hatching nestmate is greater for extra-pair offspring. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71. doi: 10.1007/s00265-017-2283-7

Lees, A. C., and N. G. Moura (2017). Taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity of an urban Amazonian avifauna. Urban Ecosystems 20:1–7. doi: 10.1007/s11252-017-0661-6

Leighton, G. M., D. Charbonneau, and A. Dornhaus (2017). Task switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants. Behavioral Ecology 28:319–327. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw162

Lutz, H. L., V. V. Tkach, and J. D. Weckstein (2017). Methods for specimen-based studies of avian symbionts. In The Role of Collections in Ornithology: The Extended Specimen. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Malpass, J. S., A. D. Rodewald, and S. N. Matthews (2017). Species-dependent effects of bird feeders on nest predators and nest survival of urban American Robins and Northern Cardinals. The Condor 119:1–16. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-72.1

Martin, V. Y. (2017). Citizen Science as a Means for Increasing Public Engagement in Science: Presumption or Possibility? Science Communication 39:142–168.

Martin, V. Y., B. Weiler, A. Reis, K. Dimmock, and P. Scherrer (2017). “Doing the right thing”: How social science can help foster pro-environmental behaviour change in marine protected areas. Marine Policy 81:236–246. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.04.001

Mason, N. A. (2017). Effects of wind, ambient temperature and sun position on damselfly flight activity and perch orientation. Animal Behaviour 124:175–181. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.12.025

Mason, N. A., K. J. Burns, J. A. Tobias, S. Claramunt, N. Seddon, and E. P. Derryberry (2017). Song evolution, speciation, and vocal learning in passerine birds. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.13159

Matthews, L. P., S. E. Parks, M. E. H. Fournet, C. M. Gabriele, J. N. Womble, and H. Klinck (2017). Source levels and call parameters of harbor seal breeding vocalizations near a terrestrial haulout site in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141:EL274–EL280.

McDonald, E. M., J. L. Morano, A. I. DeAngelis, and A. N. Rice (2017). Building time-budgets from bioacoustic signals to measure population-level changes in behavior: a case study with sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Indicators 72:360–364. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.08.028

McKinley, D. C., A. J. Miller-Rushing, H. L. Ballard, R. Bonney, H. Brown, S. C. Cook-Patton, D. M. Evans, R. A. French, J. K. Parrish, T. B. Phillips, S. F. Ryan, et al. (2017). Citizen science can improve conservation science, natural resource management, and environmental protection. Biological Conservation 208:15–28. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.015

Miller, E. T., D. N. Bonter, C. Eldermire, B. G. Freeman, E. I. Greig, L. J. Harmon, C. Lisle, and W. M. Hochachka (2017a). Fighting over food unites the birds of North America in a continental dominance hierarchy. Behavioral Ecology. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arx108

Miller, E. T., S. K. Wagner, L. J. Harmon, and R. E. Ricklefs (2017b). Radiating despite a lack of character: Ecological divergence among closely related, morphologically similar honeyeaters (Aves: Meliphagidae) co-occurring in arid Australian environments. The American Naturalist 189:E14–E30. doi: 10.1086/690008

Narango, D. L., and A. D. Rodewald (2017). Signal information of bird song changes in human-dominated landscapes. Urban Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s11252-017-0698-6

Nelson, D. V., T. S. Garcia, and H. Klinck (2017). Seasonal and diel vocal behavior of the Northern red-legged frog, Rana aurora. Northwestern Naturalist 98:33–38. doi:

Pecl, G. T., M. B. Araújo, J. D. Bell, J. Blanchard, T. C. Bonebrake, I.-C. Chen, T. D. Clark, R. K. Colwell, F. Danielsen, B. Evengård, L. Falconi, et al. (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science 355:eaai9214. doi: 10.1126/science.aai9214

Pesendorfer, M. B., and W. D. Koenig (2017). Competing for seed dispersal: Evidence for the role of avian seed hoarders in mediating apparent predation among oaks. Functional Ecology 31:622–631. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12770

Pflaum, K., E. R. Tulman, J. Beaudet, X. Liao, K. V. Dhondt, A. A. Dhondt, D. M. Hawley, D. H. Ley, K. M. Kerr, and S. J. Geary (2017). Attenuated phenotype of a recent House Finch-associated Mycoplasma gallisepticum Isolate in domestic poultry. Infection and Immunity 85:e00185-17. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00185-17

Ramesh, V., T. Gopalakrishna, S. Barve, and D. J. Melnick (2017). IUCN greatly underestimates threat levels of endemic birds in the Western Ghats. Biological Conservation 210:205–221. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.03.019

Ramesh, V., T. Gopalakrishna, S. Barve, and D. J. Melnick (2017). Finer spatial resolution improves accuracy of species distribution models in heterogeneous landscapes - A response to Praveen J. Biological Conservation 213:247–248. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.07.015

Reynolds, M. D., B. L. Sullivan, E. Hallstein, S. Matsumoto, S. Kelling, M. Merrifield, D. Fink, A. Johnston, W. M. Hochachka, N. E. Bruns, M. E. Reiter, et al. (2017). Dynamic conservation for migratory species. Science Advances 3:e1700707. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700707

Rice, A. N., M. S. Soldevilla, and J. A. Quinlan (2017). Nocturnal patterns in fish chorusing off the coasts of Georgia and eastern Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science. doi: 10.5343/bms.2016.1043

Rich, M., J. P. Sullivan, and C. D. Hopkins (2017). Rediscovery and description of Paramormyrops sphekodes (Sauvage, 1879) and a new cryptic Paramormyrops (Mormyridae: Osteoglossiformes) from the Ogooué River of Gabon using morphometrics, DNA sequencing and electrophysiology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 180:613–646. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlw004

Robinson, O. J., C. P. McGowan, and P. K. Devers (2017). Disentangling density-dependent dynamics using full annual cycle models and Bayesian model weight updating. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:670–678. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12761

Rodewald, A. D., and P. Arcese (2017). Reproductive contributions of cardinals are consistent with a hypothesis of relaxed selection in urban landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00077

Rosenberg, K. V., P. J. Blancher, J. C. Stanton, and A. O. Panjabi (2017). Use of North American Breeding Bird Survey data in avian conservation assessments. The Condor 119:594–606. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-57.1

Salamon, J., J. P. Bello, A. Farnsworth, and S. Kelling (2017). Fushing shallow and deep learning for bioacoustic bird species classifications. In. New Orleans, USA, pp. 1–5.

Santana Castellón, E., L. M. Rodríguez Parga, S. Contreras Martínez, H. Verdugo Munguía, S. Hernández Vázquez, O. Reyna Bustos, J. H. Vega Rivera, K. Renton, J. Schondube, A. Langle, E. Martínez, et al. (2017). Sección XI. Diversidad de Especies. In La Biodiversidad en Jalisco: Estudio de Estado. CONABIO, Mexico, pp. 235–251.

Schuster, R., E. A. Law, A. D. Rodewald, T. G. Martin, K. A. Wilson, M. Watts, H. P. Possingham, and P. Arcese (2017). Tax shifting and incentives for biodiversity conservation on private lands. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12377

Sevillano-Ríos, C. S., and A. D. Rodewald (2017). Avian community structure and habitat use of Polylepis forests along an elevation gradient. PeerJ 5:e3220. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3220

Smith, M. G., J. L. Dickinson, A. Rush, A. L. Wade, and D.-S. Yang (2017). Western Bluebird parents preferentially feed hungrier nestlings in a design that balances location in the nest. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71. doi: 10.1007/s00265-017-2287-3

Soto, G. E., C. G. Pérez-Hernández, I. J. Hahn, A. D. Rodewald, and P. M. Vergara (2017). Tree senescence as a direct measure of habitat quality: Linking red-edge Vegetation Indices to space use by Magellanic woodpeckers. Remote Sensing of Environment 193:1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.018

Stedman, J. M., K. K. Hallinger, D. W. Winkler, and M. N. Vitousek (2017). Heritable variation in circulating glucocorticoids and endocrine flexibility in a free-living songbird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30:1724–1735. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13135

Steen, D. A., and O. J. Robinson (2017). Estimating freshwater turtle mortality rates and population declines following hook ingestion. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12926

Sullivan, B. L., T. Phillips, A. A. Dayer, C. L. Wood, A. Farnsworth, M. J. Iliff, I. J. Davies, A. Wiggins, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, A. D. Rodewald, et al. (2017). Using open access observational data for conservation action: A case study for birds. Biological Conservation 208:5–14. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.04.031

Swift, R. J., A. D. Rodewald, and N. R. Senner (2017). Breeding habitat of a declining shorebird in a changing environment. Polar Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00300-017-2101-8

Swift, R. J., A. D. Rodewald, and N. R. Senner (2017). Environmental heterogeneity and biotic interactions as potential drivers of spatial patterning of shorebird nests. Landscape Ecology 32:1689–1703. doi: 10.1007/s10980-017-0536-5

Taff, C. C., and C. R. Freeman-Gallant (2017). Sexual signals reflect telomere dynamics in a wild bird. Ecology and Evolution 7:3436–3442. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2948

Taff, C. C., and A. K. Townsend (2017). Campylobacter jejuni infection associated with relatively poor condition and low survival in a wild bird. Journal of Avian Biology 48:1071–1076. doi: 10.1111/jav.01282

Therrien, J.-F., S. Weidensaul, D. Brinker, S. Huy, T. Miller, E. Jacobs, D. Weber, T. McDonald, M. Lanzone, N. Smith, and N. Lecomte (2017). Winter use of a highly diverse suite of habitats by irruptive Snowy Owls. Northeastern Naturalist:B81–B89. doi: 10.1656/045.024.s712

Toews, D. P. L. (2017). Habitat suitability and the constraints of migration in New World warblers. Journal of Avian Biology. doi: 10.1111/jav.01157

Toews, D. P. L. (2017). From song dialects to speciation in White-crowned Sparrows. Molecular Ecology 26:2842–2844. doi: 10.1111/mec.14104

Toews, D. P. L., K. E. Delmore, M. M. Osmond, P. D. Taylor, and D. E. Irwin (2017). Migratory orientation in a narrow avian hybrid zone. PeerJ 5:e3201. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3201

Toews, D. P. L., J. Heavyside, and D. E. Irwin (2017). Linking the wintering and breeding grounds of warblers along the Pacific Flyway. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3222

Toews, D. P. L., N. R. Hofmeister, and S. A. Taylor (2017). The evolution and genetics of carotenoid processing in animals. Trends in Genetics. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2017.01.002

Van Doren, B. M., L. Campagna, B. Helm, J. C. Illera, I. J. Lovette, and M. Liedvogel (2017). Correlated patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation across an avian family. Molecular Ecology 26:3982–3997. doi: 10.1111/mec.14083

Van Doren, B. M., K. G. Horton, A. M. Dokter, H. Klinck, S. B. Elbin, and A. Farnsworth (2017). High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 0.1073/pnas.1708574114

Vitousek, M. N. (2017). Opening the black box—mechanisms, evolution, and the theory of the individual. Ecology 98:1477–1478. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1729

Vitousek, M. N. (2017). An experimental test of the effect of brood size on glucocorticoid responses, parental investment, and offspring phenotype. General and Comparative Endocrinology 247:97–106. doi:

Walsh, J., I. J. Lovette, V. Winder, C. S. Elphick, B. J. Olsen, G. Shriver, and A. I. Kovach (2017). Subspecies delineation amid phenotypic, geographic and genetic discordance in a songbird. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.14010

Walsh, J., W. G. Shriver, M. D. Correll, B. J. Olsen, C. S. Elphick, T. P. Hodgman, R. J. Rowe, K. M. O’Brien, and A. I. Kovach (2017). Temporal shifts in the Saltmarsh–Nelson’s Sparrow hybrid zone revealed by replicated demographic and genetic surveys. Conservation Genetics 18:453–466. doi: 10.1007/s10592-016-0920-8

Weis, A. M., B. C. Huang, D. B. Storey, N. Kong, P. Chen, N. Arabyan, B. Gilpin, C. Mason, A. K. Townsend, W. A. Smith, B. A. Byrne, et al. (2017). Large-scale release of Campylobacter draft genomes: Resources for food safety and public health from the 100K Pathogen Genome Project. Genome Announcements 5:e00925-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00925-16

Wingfield, J. E., M. O’Brien, V. Lyubchich, J. J. Roberts, P. N. Halpin, A. N. Rice, and H. Bailey (2017). Year-round spatiotemporal distribution of harbour porpoises within and around the Maryland wind energy area. PLoS ONE 12. doi:

Wrege, P. H., E. D. Rowland, S. Keen, and Y. Shiu (2017). Acoustic monitoring for conservation in tropical forests: Examples from forest elephants. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12730

2017 Additional Publications

Updated September 2017

Bailey, R. (2017). NestWatch Digest 2016.

Barker Swarthout, S. (2017). Lands trusts can help birds, birds can benefit lands trusts. The All-Bird Bulletin Spring 2017.

Garup, F., and A. D. Rodewald (2017). Trump Can’t Win On Immigration If He Scraps Climate Change Funds—Here’s Why. The Hill.

Miller, E. T. (2017). Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, and Rohan Clarke, The Australian bird guide. Emu - Austral Ornithology 117:301–302. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2017.1345343

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 in a continental dominance hierarchy. Behavioral Ecology. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arx108

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