Macaulay Library Publications

2024 Year-to-Date


Grieves, L. A., Q. M. Mann, M. J. Morel, and J. S. Quinn (2024). Apparent range expansion or recolonization of Puerto Rican Nightjars (Guabairo; Antrostomus noctitherus) on the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 37:12–17.
Grieves, L. A., A. L. Brady, G. F. Slater, and J. S. Quinn (2024). Chemical profiles differ between communal breeding groups in a highly social bird. The American Naturalist 203:490–502.
Kleindorfer, S., L. Brouwer, M. E. Hauber, N. Teunissen, A. Peters, M. Louter, M. S. Webster, A. C. Katsis, F. J. Sulloway, L. K. Common, V. I. Austin, and D. Colombelli-Négrel (2024). Nestling begging calls resemble maternal vocal signatures when mothers call slowly to embryos. The American Naturalist 203:267–283.
Sin, S. Y. W., F. Ke, G. Chen, P.-Y. Huang, E. D. Enbody, J. Karubian, M. S. Webster, and S. V. Edwards (2024). Genetic basis and evolution of structural color polymorphism in an Australian songbird. Molecular Biology and Evolution 41:msae046.
Van Doren, B. M., A. Farnsworth, K. Stone, D. M. Osterhaus, J. Drucker, and G. Van Horn (2024). Nighthawk : Acoustic monitoring of nocturnal bird migration in the Americas. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 15:329–344.

In Press

Bentley, A., B. Thiers, W. Moser, G. Watkins-Colwell, B. Zimkus, A. Monfils, N. Franz, J. Bates, K. Boundy-Mills, M. Lomas, E. Ellwood, et al. (2024). [In press] Community action: planning for specimen management in funding proposals. BioScience.
Grieves, L., Q. Mann, M. Morel, and J. Quinn (no date). [In press] Range expansion or recolonization of endangered Puerto Rican Nightjars (Guabairo; Antrostomus noctitherus) into the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Caribbean Journal of Ornithology.


Boersma, J., E. D. Enbody, S. Ketaloya, H. E. Watts, J. Karubian, and H. Schwabl (2023). Does capacity to elevate androgens underlie variation in female ornamentation and territoriality in White-shouldered Fairywren (Malurus alboscapulatus)?
Boersma, J., D. J. Thrasher, J. F. Welklin, D. T. Baldassarre, W. E. Feeney, and M. S. Webster (2023). Plural breeding among unrelated females and other insights on complex social structure in the cooperatively breeding Variegated Fairywren. Emu - Austral Ornithology 123:232–243.
Brooks, W. E., J. Boersma, N. Paprocki, P. Wimberger, and S. Hotaling (2023). Community science for enigmatic ecosystems: using eBird to assess avian biodiversity on glaciers and snowfields. Journal of Field Ornithology 94.
DeSaix, M. G., E. C. Anderson, C. M. Bossu, C. E. Rayne, T. M. Schweizer, N. J. Bayly, D. S. Narang, J. C. Hagelin, H. L. Gibbs, J. F. Saracco, T. W. Sherry, et al. (2023). Low-coverage whole genome sequencing for highly accurate population assignment: Mapping migratory connectivity in the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). Molecular Ecology 32:5528–5540.
Ellwood, E. R., W. Addink, J. Bates, A. Bentley, and J. Buschbom (2023). Connecting the dots: Aligning human capacity through networks toward a globally interoperable Digital Extended Specimen (DES) infrastructure - ProQuest. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 7:978–987.
Fuxjager, M. J., T. B. Ryder, N. M. Moody, C. Alfonso, C. N. Balakrishnan, J. Barske, M. Bosholn, W. A. Boyle, E. L. Braun, I. Chiver, R. Dakin, et al. (2023). Systems biology as a framework to understand the physiological and endocrine bases of behavior and its evolution—From concepts to a case study in birds. Hormones and Behavior 151:105340.
Hendrix, T. C., F. Fernandez-Duque, S. Toner, L. G. Hitt, R. G. Thady, M. Massa, S. J. Hagler, M. Armfield, N. Clarke, P. Honscheid, S. Khalil, et al. (2023). Behavioural differences between ornamented and unornamented male Red-backed Fairywrens (Malurus melanocephalus) in the nonbreeding season. Emu - Austral Ornithology 0:1–6.
Hines, C., L. Duval, B. D. Watts, G. Van Horn, and E. Miller (2023). Citizen science photographs indicate different timing and location use of migrating adult and juvenile Whimbrels. Ornithological Applications 125:duad011.
Kaiser, S. A., K. C. Grabenstein, T. S. Sillett, and M. S. Webster (2023). No evidence of sex ratio manipulation by black-throated blue warblers in response to food availability. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 77:124.
Khalil, S., E. D. Enbody, C. Frankl-Vilches, J. F. Welklin, R. E. Koch, M. B. Toomey, S. Y. W. Sin, S. V. Edwards, M. Gahr, H. Schwabl, M. S. Webster, and J. Karubian (2023). Testosterone coordinates gene expression across different tissues to produce carotenoid-based red ornamentation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 40:msad056.
LaPergola, J. B., C. J. Proctor, H. Almonte, and K. J. Wallace (2023). Mortality of an adult Antillean Palm Swift (Tachornis phoenicobia) associated with Philornis sp. parasitism in the Sierra De Bahoruco, Dominican Republic. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 36:36–44.
Leighton, G. M., D. Lamour, K. Malcolm, and E. T. Miller (2023). Both morphological and behavioral traits predict interspecific social dominance in birds. Journal of Ornithology 164:163–169.
Lewis, W. B., R. J. Cooper, R. B. Chandler, R. W. Chitwood, M. H. Cline, M. T. Hallworth, J. L. Hatt, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, S. A. Kaiser, N. L. Rodenhouse, T. S. Sillett, et al. (2023). Climate-mediated population dynamics of a migratory songbird differ between the trailing edge and range core. Ecological Monographs 93:e1559.
Seeholzer, G. F., and R. T. Brumfield (2023). Speciation-by-extinction. Systematic Biology 72:1433–1442.
Welklin, J. F., S. M. Lantz, S. Khalil, N. M. Moody, J. Karubian, and M. S. Webster (2023). Photoperiod and rainfall are associated with seasonal shifts in social structure in a songbird. Behavioral Ecology 34:136–149.


Boersma, J., J. A. Jones, E. D. Enbody, J. F. Welklin, S. Ketaloya, D. Nason, J. Karubian, and H. Schwabl (2022). Male White-shouldered Fairywrens (Malurus alboscapulatus) elevate androgens greater when courting females than during territorial challenges. Hormones and Behavior 142:105158.
Boersma, J., A. McQueen, A. Peters, J. F. Welklin, S. Khalil, R. Quispe, W. Goymann, and H. Schwabl (2022). Unexpected long-term retention of subcutaneous beeswax implants and additional notes on dose and composition from four testosterone implant studies. General and Comparative Endocrinology 330:114124.
Branch, C. L., G. Semenov, D. N. Wagner, B. R. Sonnenberg, A. M. Pitera, E. S. Bridge, S. A. Taylor, and V. V. Pravosudov (2022). [In press] The genetic basis of spatial cognitive variarion in a food-caching bird. Current Biology.
Cockburn, G., M.-C. Ko, K. R. Sadanandan, E. T. Miller, T. Nakagita, A. Monte, S. Cho, E. Roura, Y. Toda, and M. W. Baldwin (2022). Synergism, bifunctionality, and the evolution of a gradual sensory trade-off in hummingbird taste receptors. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39.
Cramer, J. F., E. T. Miller, M.-C. Ko, Q. Liang, G. Cockburn, T. Nakagita, M. Cardinale, L. Fusani, Y. Toda, and M. W. Baldwin (2022). A single residue confers selective loss of sugar sensing in wrynecks. Current Biology 32:4270-4278.e5.
Crisologo, T. L., S. A. Dzielski, J. R. Purcell, M. S. Webster, J. A. Welbergen, and A. H. Dalziell (2022). Selective alarm call mimicry in the sexual display of the male superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae). Evolutionary Ecology.
Enbody, E. D., S. Y. W. Sin, J. Boersma, S. V. Edwards, S. Ketaloya, H. Schwabl, M. S. Webster, and J. Karubian (2022). The evolutionary history and mechanistic basis of female ornamentation in a tropical songbird. Evolution 76:1720–1736.
Falk, J. J., D. R. Rubenstein, A. Rico-Guevara, and M. S. Webster (2022). Intersexual social dominance mimicry drives female hummingbird polymorphism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289:20220332.
Freeman, B. G., M. Strimas-Mackey, and E. T. Miller (2022). Interspecific competition limits bird species' ranges in tropical mountains. Science 377:416–420.
Guo, L., W. Dai, Z. Xu, Q. Liang, E. T. Miller, S. Li, X. Gao, M. W. Baldwin, R. Chai, and Q. Li (2022). Evolution of brain-expressed biogenic amine receptors into olfactory trace amine-associated receptors. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39.
Hardisty, A. R., E. R. Ellwood, G. Nelson, B. Zimkus, J. Buschbom, W. Addink, R. K. Rabeler, J. Bates, A. Bentley, J. A. B. Fortes, S. Hansen, et al. (2022). Digital Extended Specimens: Enabling an Extensible Network of Biodiversity Data Records as Integrated Digital Objects on the Internet. BioScience 72:978–987.
Hoenig, B. D., A. M. Snider, A. M. Forsman, K. A. Hobson, S. C. Latta, E. T. Miller, M. J. Polito, L. L. Powell, S. L. Rogers, T. W. Sherry, D. P. L. Toews, et al. (2022). Current methods and future directions in avian diet analysis. Ornithology 139:ukab077.
Hotaling, S., J. Boersma, N. A. Paprocki, A. Anderson, L. Whiles, L. Ogburn, S. Kasper, C. White, D. H. Thornton, and P. Wimberger (2022). A novel camera trap design for studying wildlife in mountain glacier ecosystems yields new insight for glacier biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Jones, J. A., J. Boersma, J. Liu, D. Nason, S. Ketaloya, and J. Karubian (2022). Female ornamentation does not predict aggression in a tropical songbird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 76:57.
Jones, J. A., J. Boersma, and J. Karubian (2022). Female aggression towards same-sex rivals depends on context in a tropical songbird. Behavioural Processes 202:104735.
La Sorte, F. A., M. Somveille, A. M. Dokter, and E. T. Miller (2022). Seasonal species richness of birds on the world's islands and its geographical correlates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289:20221105.
LaPergola, J. B., and C. Riehl (2022). Opportunity is not everything: genetic monogamy and limited brood parasitism in a colonial woodpecker. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 76:72.
Miller, E. T., and B. S. Martin (2022). Distilling complex evolutionary histories with shiftPlot. bioRxiv:2022.03.16.484646.
Miller, E. T., A. Wood, M. D. Baiz, A. J. Welch, R. C. Fleischer, A. S. Dale, and D. P. L. Toews (2022). Re-assessing niche partitioning in MacArthur's Warblers: foraging behavior, morphology, and diet metabarcoding in a phylogenetic context. bioRxiv:2022.08.26.505503.
Miller, E. T., O. Mac Aodha, E. I. Greig, D. N. Bonter, and W. M. Hochachka (2022). Congeneric predators fill discrete niches created by the relative abundances of their prey species. Journal of Avian Biology n/a:e02934.
Podos, J., and M. S. Webster (2022). [In Press] Primer: Ecology and evolution of bird vocalizations. Current Biology.
Robinson, O. J., J. B. Socolar, E. F. Stuber, T. Auer, A. J. Berryman, P. H. Boersch-Supan, D. J. Brightsmith, A. H. Burbidge, S. H. M. Butchart, C. L. Davis, A. M. Dokter, et al. (2022). Extreme uncertainty and unquantifiable bias do not inform population sizes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119:e2113862119.
Rohwer, S., C. S. Wood, J. L. Peters, E. T. Miller, D. Cagley, B. G. Butcher, K. L. Epperly, and L. Campagna (2022). Interspecific forced copulations generate most hybrids in broadly sympatric ducks. PLOS ONE 17:e0274059.
Rowe, M., A. van Oort, L. Brouwer, J. T. Lifjeld, M. S. Webster, J. F. Welklin, and D. T. Baldassarre (2022). Sperm numbers as a paternity guard in a wild bird. Cells 11:231.
Symes, L. B., K. D. Kittelberger, S. M. Stone, R. T. Holmes, J. S. Jones, I. P. Castaneda Ruvalcaba, M. S. Webster, and M. P. Ayres (2022). Analytical approaches for evaluating passive acoustic monitoring data: A case study of avian vocalizations. Ecology and Evolution 12:e8797.
Tobias, J. A., C. Sheard, A. L. Pigot, A. J. M. Devenish, J. Yang, F. Sayol, M. H. C. Neate-Clegg, N. Alioravainen, T. L. Weeks, R. A. Barber, P. A. Walkden, et al. (2022). AVONET: morphological, ecological and geographical data for all birds. Ecology Letters 25:581–597.


Boersma, J., D. G. Barron, D. T. Baldassarre, M. S. Webster, and H. Schwabl (2021). Wildfire affects expression of male sexual plumage through suppressed testosterone circulation in a tropical songbird. Journal of Avian Biology 52.
Dalziell, A. H., A. C. Maisey, R. D. Magrath, and J. A. Welbergen (2021). Male lyrebirds create a complex acoustic illusion of a mobbing flock during courtship and copulation. Current Biology:S0960982221002104.
Falk, J. J., M. S. Webster, and D. R. Rubenstein (2021). Male-like ornamentation in female hummingbirds results from social harassment rather than sexual selection. Current Biology 31:4381-4387.e6.
Germain, R. R., M. T. Hallworth, S. A. Kaiser, T. S. Sillett, and M. S. Webster (2021). Variance in within-pair reproductive success influences the opportunity for selection annually and over the lifetimes of males in a multibrooded songbird*. Evolution 75:915–930.
Heinen, V. K., A. M. Pitera, B. R. Sonnenberg, L. M. Benedict, C. L. Branch, E. S. Bridge, and V. V. Pravosudov (2021). Specialized spatial cognition is associated with reduced cognitive senescence in a food-caching bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288:20203180.
Hochachka, W. M., H. Alonso, C. Gutiérrez-Expósito, E. Miller, and A. Johnston (2021). Regional variation in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the quantity and quality of data collected by the project eBird. Biological Conservation 254:108974.
Husak, J. F., M. J. Fuxjager, M. A. Johnson, M. N. Vitousek, J. W. Donald, C. D. Francis, W. Goymann, M. Hau, B. K. Kircher, R. Knapp, L. B. Martin, et al. (2021). Life history and environment predict variation in testosterone across vertebrates. Evolution.
Johnston, A., W. M. Hochachka, M. E. Strimas-Mackey, V. Ruiz Gutierrez, O. J. Robinson, E. T. Miller, T. Auer, S. T. Kelling, and D. Fink (2021). Analytical guidelines to increase the value of community science data: An example using eBird data to estimate species distributions. Diversity and Distributions 27:1265–1277.
Keen, S. C., K. J. Odom, M. S. Webster, G. M. Kohn, T. F. Wright, and M. Araya‐Salas (2021). A machine learning approach for classifying and quantifying acoustic diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Odom, K. J., M. Araya‐Salas, J. L. Morano, R. A. Ligon, G. M. Leighton, C. C. Taff, A. H. Dalziell, A. C. Billings, R. R. Germain, M. Pardo, L. G. de Andrade, et al. (2021). Comparative bioacoustics: a roadmap for quantifying and comparing animal sounds across diverse taxa. Biological Reviews.
Odom, K. J., K. E. Cain, M. L. Hall, N. E. Langmore, R. A. Mulder, S. Kleindorfer, J. Karubian, L. Brouwer, E. D. Enbody, J. A. Jones, J. L. Dowling, et al. (2021). Sex role similarity and sexual selection predict male and female song elaboration and dimorphism in fairy-wrens. Ecology and Evolution 11:17901–17919.
Pitera, A. M., C. L. Branch, B. R. Sonnenberg, L. M. Benedict, D. Y. Kozlovsky, and V. V. Pravosudov (2021). Reproduction is affected by individual breeding experience but not pair longevity in a socially monogamous bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75:101.
Schoenle, L. A., C. Zimmer, E. T. Miller, and M. N. Vitousek (2021). Does variation in glucocorticoid concentrations predict fitness? A phylogenetic meta-analysis. General and Comparative Endocrinology 300:113611.
Toda, Y., M.-C. Ko, Q. Liang, E. T. Miller, A. Rico-Guevara, T. Nakagita, A. Sakakibara, K. Uemura, T. Sackton, T. Hayakawa, S. Y. W. Sin, et al. (2021). Early origin of sweet perception in the songbird radiation. Science 373:226–231.
Walsh, J., L. Campagna, W. E. Feeney, J. King, and M. S. Webster (2021). Patterns of genetic divergence and demographic history shed light on island-mainland population dynamics and melanic plumage evolution in the white-winged Fairywren. Evolution.
Webster, M. S., J. Buschbom, and A. Bentley (2021). The digital extended specimen will enable new science and applications. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 5:e75736.
Welklin, J. F., S. M. Lantz, S. Khalil, N. M. Moody, J. Karubian, and M. S. Webster (2021). Social and abiotic factors differentially affect plumage ornamentation of young and old males in an Australian songbird. Animal Behaviour 182:173–188.
Wilson, A. A., M. A. Ditmer, J. R. Barber, N. H. Carter, E. T. Miller, L. P. Tyrrell, and C. D. Francis (2021). Artificial night light and anthropogenic noise interact to influence bird abundance over a continental scale. Global Change Biology 27:3987–4004.

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