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Contrasting patterns of selection and drift between two categories of immune genes in prairie-chickens

Journal Article published Dec 2015 in Molecular Ecology volume 24 issue 24 on pages 6095 to 6106

Research funded by Research Growth Initiative | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School | National Science Foundation (DEB-0948695) | American Ornithologists' Union | Sigma Xi | Wisconsin Society for Ornithology | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Authors: Zachary W. Bateson, Linda A. Whittingham, Jeff A. Johnson, Peter O. Dunn

A molecular mechanism for the origin of a key evolutionary innovation, the bird beak and palate, revealed by an integrative approach to major transitions in vertebrate history

Journal Article published 30 Jun 2015 in Evolution volume 69 issue 7 on pages 1665 to 1677

Research funded by National Science Foundation (DEB 1110564, IOS 1257122) | American Museum of Natural History (Chapman Grant) | American Ornithologists' Union (Research Award) | Yale University (Research funds) | John Templeton Foundation (FQEB) | Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (Ernst Mayr Travel Grant)

Authors: Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar, Zachary S. Morris, Elizabeth M. Sefton, Atalay Tok, Masayoshi Tokita, Bumjin Namkoong, Jasmin Camacho, David A. Burnham, Arhat Abzhanov

Out on their own: a test of adult-assisted dispersal in fledgling brood parasites reveals solitary departures from hosts

Journal Article published Dec 2015 in Animal Behaviour volume 110 on pages 29 to 37

Research funded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (INT 1448-0003-95-1007) | Nature Conservancy of Canada (G12-004-CON-P) | Illinois Department of Natural Resources (T-71-R-1, W-162-R-2) | University of Illinois | Animal Behavior Society | American Ornithologists' Union | Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (1456524)

Authors: Matthew I.M. Louder, Michael P. Ward, Wendy M. Schelsky, Mark E. Hauber, Jeffrey P. Hoover

Biogeography of the Andean metaltail hummingbirds: contrasting evolutionary histories of tree line and habitat-generalist clades

Journal Article published 24 Dec 2014 in Journal of Biogeography volume 42 issue 4 on pages 763 to 777

Research funded by National Science Foundation (DEB-0910285, DEB-1146491, DEB-0543556) | American Museum of Natural History | American Ornithologists' Union | Society of Systematic Biologists

Authors: Phred M. Benham, Andrés M. Cuervo, Jimmy A. McGuire, Christopher C. Witt

Editors: Michael Patten

The influence of the complex topography and dynamic history of the montane Neotropics on the evolutionary differentiation of a cloud forest bird (Premnoplex brunnescens, Furnariidae)

Journal Article published 23 Apr 2014 in Journal of Biogeography volume 41 issue 8 on pages 1533 to 1546

Research funded by National Science Foundation (DEB-0910285, DEB-0841729) | Society of Systematic Biologists (A.M.Cuervo) | American Ornithologists' Union | Centro de Desarrollo Cient�fico y Human�stico (CDHC), Universidad Central de Venezuela (J.L.P�rez-Em�n) | Chapman Fund of the American Museum of Natural history | Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes (E.Valderrama & C.D.Cadena) | Lewis and Clark Exploration Fund | Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (A.M.Cuervo) | Wilson Ornithological Society

Authors: Eugenio Valderrama, Jorge L. Pérez-Emán, Robb T. Brumfield, Andrés M. Cuervo, Carlos Daniel Cadena

Editors: Michael Patten

Genetic diversity does not explain variation in extra-pair paternity in multiple populations of a songbird

Journal Article published May 2015 in Journal of Evolutionary Biology volume 28 issue 5 on pages 1156 to 1169

Research funded by National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) | American Ornithologists' Union | Graduate School, Duke University | Duke University Provost's Office | McKinley Research Fund, University of Pittsburgh | Sigma Xi | Wilson Ornithological Society

Authors: I. A. Liu, J. E. Johndrow, J. Abe, S. Lüpold, K. Yasukawa, D. F. Westneat, S. Nowicki

Variation in host response to brood parasitism reflects evolutionary differences and not phenotypic plasticity

Journal Article published Feb 2014 in Animal Behaviour volume 88 on pages 21 to 28

Research funded by Los Angeles Audubon Society | American Ornithologists' Union | National Science Foundation (0078139)

Authors: Michael J. Kuehn, Brian D. Peer, Stephen I. Rothstein

Uncovering Spatial Variation in Acoustic Environments Using Sound Mapping

Journal Article published 28 Jul 2016 in PLOS ONE volume 11 issue 7 on page e0159883

Research funded by Directorate for Biological Sciences (1256799) | Western Michigan University (FRACAA W2012-037, GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FUND) | American Ornithologists' Union (Research Award)

Authors: Jacob R. Job, Kyle Myers, Koorosh Naghshineh, Sharon A. Gill

Editors: Dennis M. Higgs

Immigrant song: males and females learn songs after dispersal in a tropical bird

Journal Article published 9 Apr 2018 in Behavioral Ecology volume 29 issue 3 on pages 711 to 723

Research funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | Canada Foundation for Innovation | Government of Ontario | University of Windsor | American Museum of Natural History | Animal Behaviour Society | American Ornithologists' Union

Authors: Brendan A Graham, Daniel D Heath, Ryan P Walter, Daniel J Mennill

Differential high-altitude adaptation and restricted gene flow across a mid-elevation hybrid zone in Andean tit-tyrant flycatchers

Journal Article published Jul 2014 in Molecular Ecology volume 23 issue 14 on pages 3551 to 3565

Research funded by National Science Foundation (DEB-1146491) | National Center for Research Resources (P20RR018754) | Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology | Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund of the American Museum of Natural History | American Ornithologists' Union

Authors: Shane G. DuBay, Christopher C. Witt

Experimental evidence of a symbiosis between red-cockaded woodpeckers and fungi

Journal Article published 23 Mar 2016 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences volume 283 issue 1827 on page 20160106

Research funded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Harold H. Bailey fund) | Mycological Society of America | Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology | U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station | American Ornithologists' Union | U.S. Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (RC-1471, RC-1413)

Authors: Michelle A. Jusino, Daniel L. Lindner, Mark T. Banik, Kevin R. Rose, Jeffrey R. Walters

Persistent sex-by-environment effects on offspring fitness and sex-ratio adjustment in a wild bird population

Journal Article published 20 Oct 2014 in Journal of Animal Ecology volume 84 issue 2 on pages 473 to 486

Research funded by National Science Foundation | National Institutes of Health | American Museum of Natural History (Frank M. Chapman Fund) | American Ornithologists' Union | Champaign County IL Audubon Society | Sigma Xi Society (Grand-in-aid)

Authors: E. Keith Bowers, Charles F. Thompson, Scott K. Sakaluk

Editors: Simon Griffith

Demography of a ground nesting bird in an urban system: are populations self-sustaining?

Journal Article published 29 Jan 2016 in Urban Ecosystems volume 19 issue 2 on pages 577 to 598

Research funded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | American Ornithologists' Union | American Museum of Natural History

Authors: Sarah Bartos Smith, Jenny E. McKay, Jennifer K. Richardson, Amy A. Shipley, Michael T. Murphy

Patterns, correlates, and paternity consequences of extraterritorial foray behavior in the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla): an automated telemetry approach

Journal Article published Feb 2017 in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology volume 71 issue 2

Research funded by Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG-14070801) | Illinois Department of Natural Resources (W-154-R-6) | Animal Behavior Society | American Ornithologists' Union | Illinois Ornithology Society | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Authors: Antonio Celis-Murillo, Wendy Schelsky, Thomas J. Benson, Matthew I. M. Louder, Michael P. Ward

Demographic consequences of invasion by a native, controphic competitor to an insular bird population

Journal Article published 2 Mar 2018 in Oecologia volume 187 issue 1 on pages 155 to 165

Research funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | American Ornithologists' Union | W. and H. Hesse | University of British Columbia

Authors: K. M. Johnson, R. R. Germain, C. E. Tarwater, J. M. Reid, P. Arcese

Environmental heterogeneity and biotic interactions as potential drivers of spatial patterning of shorebird nests

Journal Article published 30 May 2017 in Landscape Ecology volume 32 issue 8 on pages 1689 to 1703

Research funded by National Science Foundation (1110444, DGE-1144153) | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US) (4074, 5147) | David and Lucile Packard Foundation | Faucett Family Foundation | Arctic Audubon Society | American Ornithologists' Union | Cornell University | Cornell Lab of Ornithology | Athena Fund at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Authors: Rose J. Swift, Amanda D. Rodewald, Nathan R. Senner

Blood Mercury Levels of Zebra Finches Are Heritable: Implications for the Evolution of Mercury Resistance

Journal Article published 26 Sep 2016 in PLOS ONE volume 11 issue 9 on page e0162440

Research funded by DuPont | American Ornithologists' Union | College of Arts and Sciences, College of William and Mary | Williamsburg Bird Club

Authors: Kenton A. Buck, Claire W. Varian-Ramos, Daniel A. Cristol, John P. Swaddle

Editors: Suzannah Rutherford

Does the proportion of arthropods versus fruit in the diet influence overwintering condition of an omnivorous songbird?

Journal Article published 22 Feb 2017 in Journal of Field Ornithology volume 88 issue 1 on pages 65 to 79

Research funded by Schad Foundation | Kenneth M. Molson Foundation | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant | Canadian Foundation for Innovation | Ontario Research Fund | American Ornithologists' Union | York University | Silence of the Songbirds

Authors: Emily A. McKinnon, T. Kurt Kyser, Bridget J. M. Stutchbury

Interactive effects of parental age on offspring fitness and age-assortative mating in a wild bird

Journal Article published Jun 2017 in Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology volume 327 issue 5 on pages 302 to 310

Research funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst | American Museum of Natural History's | Animal Behavior Society | National Institutes of Health (R15HD076308-01) | American Ornithologists' Union | Sigma Xi | Illinois State University | American Museum of Natural History | Whitehall Foundation | Champaign County Audubon Society | National Science Foundation (DEB 7707246, DEB 8104687, INT 8410955, BSR 8615296, INT 9123572, IBN 0316580, IOS 0718140, and IOS 1118160) | Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society

Authors: Emerson Keith Bowers, Scott K. Sakaluk, Charles F. Thompson

Dietary antioxidants and flight exercise in female birds affect allocation of nutrients to eggs: how carry-over effects work

Journal Article published 31 Aug 2016 in The Journal of Experimental Biology volume 219 issue 17 on pages 2716 to 2725

Research funded by American Ornithologists' Union | National Academy of Sciences | National Science Foundation (IOS-0748349, IOS-135417) | U.S. Department of Agriculture (RIAES-538748)

Authors: Megan M. Skrip, Navindra P. Seeram, Tao Yuan, Hang Ma, Scott R. McWilliams