Lovette Lab/Fuller Program publications with graduate students as authors

Aguillon, S. M., L. Campagna, R. G. Harrison, and I. J. Lovette (2018). A flicker of hope: Genomic data distinguish Northern Flicker taxa despite low levels of divergence. The Auk 135:748–766.

Berv, J. S., and D. J. Field (2018). Genomic Signature of an Avian Lilliput Effect across the K-Pg Extinction. Systematic Biology 67:1–13.

Clark, C. J., J. A. McGuire, E. Bonaccorso, J. S. Berv, and R. O. Prum (2018). Complex coevolution of wing, tail, and vocal sounds of courting male bee hummingbirds: evolution of hummingbird instrumental music. Evolution 72:630–646.

Field, D. J., A. Bercovici, J. S. Berv, R. Dunn, D. E. Fastovsky, T. R. Lyson, V. Vajda, and J. A. Gauthier (2018). Early Evolution of Modern Birds Structured by Global Forest Collapse at the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction. Current Biology 28:1825-1831.e2.

Mason, N. A., A. Olvera-Vital, I. J. Lovette, and A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza (2018). Hidden endemism, deep polyphyly, and repeated dispersal across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Diversification of the White-collared Seedeater complex (Thraupidae: Sporophila torqueola ). Ecology and Evolution.

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

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: BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.13159

Mason, N. A., B. Pasch, K. J. Burns, and E. P. Derryberry (in press). Integrating museum and media collections to study vocal evolution. In The extended specimen: emerging frontiers in collections-based ornithological research (W. Webster, Editor). University of California Press.

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

Burns, K. J., P. Unitt, and N. A. Mason (2016). A genus-level classification of the family Thraupidae (Class Aves: Order Passeriformes). Zootaxa 4088:329–354.

Ferretti, V., M. Liljesthröm, A. S. López, I. J. Lovette, and D. W. Winkler (2016). Extra-pair paternity in a population of Chilean Swallows breeding at 54 degrees south: Extra-Pair Paternity in Chilean Swallows. Journal of Field Ornithology 87:155–161. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12144

Hofmeister, N. R., and D. R. Rubenstein (2016). Environmental variability and the evolution of the glucocorticoid receptor ( Nr3c1 ) in African starlings. Ecology Letters 19:1219–1227. doi: 10.1111/ele.12656

Kaiser, S. A., S. A. Taylor, N. Chen, T. S. Sillett, E. R. Bondra, and M. S. Webster (2016). A comparative assessment of SNP and microsatellite markers for assigning parentage in a socially monogamous bird. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12589

Mason, N. A., M. W. Butler, and J. C. Owen (2016). Membership trends in the American Ornithologists’ Union and the evolving role of professional ornithological societies. The Auk 133:806–811. doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-108.1

Zamudio, K. R., R. C. Bell, and N. A. Mason (2016). Phenotypes in phylogeography: Species’ traits, environmental variation, and vertebrate diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:8041–8048. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602237113

Aguillon, S. M., and R. A. Duckworth (2015). Kin aggression and resource availability influence phenotype-dependent dispersal in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:625–633. doi: 10.1007/s00265-015-1873-5

Duckworth, R. A., and S. M. Aguillon (2015). Eco-evolutionary dynamics: investigating multiple causal pathways linking changes in behavior, population density and natural selection. Journal of Ornithology 156:115–124. doi: 10.1007/s10336-015-1239-9

Prum, R. O., J. S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D. J. Field, J. P. Townsend, E. M. Lemmon, and A. R. Lemmon (2015). A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526:569–573. doi: 10.1038/nature15697

Baldassarre, D. T., T. A. White, J. Karubian and M. S. Webster (2014). “Genomic and morphological analysis of a semipermeable avian hybrid zone suggests asymmetrical introgression of a sexual signal.” Evolution 68(9): 2644-2657.

Freeman, B. G. and N. A. Mason (2014). “New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch sizes.” Emu – Austral Ornithology

Kaiser, S. A., T. S. Sillett and M. S. Webster (2014). “Phenotypic plasticity in hormonal and behavioural responses to changes in resource conditions in a migratory songbird.” Animal Behaviour 96(0): 19-29.

Kapetanakos, Y. A., I. J. Lovette and T. E. Katzner (2014). “Development of microsatellite markers and a restriction endonuclease digest assay for non-invasive sampling of endangered White-rumped, Slender-billed and Red-headed vultures.” Conservation Genetics Resources 6(3): 539-542.

Mason, N. A., A. J. Shultz and K. J. Burns (2014). “Elaborate visual and acoustic signals evolve independently in a large, phenotypically diverse radiation of songbirds.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281(1788).

Mason, N. A., P. O. Title, C. Cicero, K. J. Burns and R. C. K. Bowie (2014). “Genetic variation among western populations of the Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) indicates recent colonization of the Channel Islands off southern California, mainland-bound dispersal, and postglacial range shifts.” Auk 131(2): 162-174.

Baldassarre, D. T. and M. S. Webster (2013). “Experimental evidence that extra-pair mating drives asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 280(1771).

Cramer, E. R. A. (2013). “Physically Challenging Song Traits, Male Quality, and Reproductive Success in House Wrens.” Plos One 8(3).

Cramer, E. R. A., T. Laskemoen, O. Kleven, K. LaBarbera, I. J. Lovette and J. T. Lifjeld (2013). “No evidence that sperm morphology predicts paternity success in wild house wrens.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67(11): 1845-1853.

Cramer, E. R. A., T. Laskemoen, O. Kleven and J. T. Lifjeld (2013). “Sperm length variation in House Wrens Troglodytes aedon.” Journal of Ornithology 154(1): 129-138.

Mason, N. A. and K. J. Burns (2013). “Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical seedeaters and seed-finches (Sporophila, Oryzoborus, Dolospingus).” Ornitología Neotropical 24: 139–155.

Cerasale, D. J., R. Dor, D. W. Winkler and I. J. Lovette (2012). “Phylogeny of the Tachycineta genus of New World swallows: Insights from complete mitochondrial genomes.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63(1): 64-71.

Llambías, P. (2012). “How do Southern House Wrens Troglodytes aedon musculus achieve polygyny? An experimental approach.” Journal of Ornithology 153(2): 571-578.

Llambias, P. E., K. LaBarbera and A. A. Astie (2012). “Similar Patterns of Parental Provisioning in a Monogamous and a Polygynous Population of the House Wren.” Condor 114(3): 629-638.

Wagner, C. E., L. J. Harmon and O. Seehausen (2012). “Ecological opportunity and sexual selection together predict adaptive radiation.” Nature 487: 366-369.

Wagner, C. E., A. R. McCune and I. J. Lovette (2012). “Recent speciation between sympatric Tanganyikan cichlid colour morphs.” Molecular Ecology 21(13): 3283-3292.

Cramer, E. R. A., M. L. Hall, S. R. de Kort, I. J. Lovette and S. L. Vehrencamp (2011). “Infrequent Extra-Pair Paternity in the Banded Wren, a Synchronously Breeding Tropical Passerine.” Condor 113(3): 637-645.

Ferretti, V., V. Massoni, F. Bulit, D. W. Winkler and I. J. Lovette (2011). “Heterozygosity and fitness benefits of extrapair mate choice in White-rumped Swallows (Tachycineta leucorrhoa).” Behavioral Ecology 22(6): 1178-1186.

Rabosky, D. L., M. A. Cowan, A. L. Talaba and J. L. Irby (2011). “Species Interactions Mediate Phylogenetic Community Structure in a Hyperdiverse Lizard Assemblage from Arid Australia.” The American Naturalist 178(5): 579-595.

Townsend, A. K., R. Bowman, J. W. Fitzpatrick, M. Dent and I. J. Lovette (2011). “Genetic monogamy across variable demographic landscapes in cooperatively breeding Florida scrub-jays.” Behavioral Ecology 22(3): 464-470.

Kimura, M., J. M. Darbro and L. C. Harrington (2010). “Avian malaria parasites share congeneric mosquito vectors.” Journal of Parasitology 96(1): 144-151.

Rabosky, D. L. (2010). “Extinction rates should not be estimated from molecular phylogenies.” Evolution 64(6): 1816-1824.

Rabosky, D. L. and A. R. McCune (2010). “Reinventing species selection with molecular phylogenies.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25(2): 68-74.

Botero, C. A., N. J. Boogert, S. L. Vehrencamp and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Climatic Patterns Predict the Elaboration of Song Displays in Mockingbirds.” Current Biology 19(13): 1151-1155.

Botero, C. A., R. J. Rossman, L. M. Caro, L. M. Stenzler, I. J. Lovette, S. R. de Kort and S. L. Vehrencamp (2009). “Syllable type consistency is related to age, social status and reproductive success in the tropical mockingbird.” Animal Behaviour 77(3): 701-706.

Ferretti, V. and D. W. Winkler (2009). “Polygyny in the tree swallow Tachycineta bicolor: a result of the cost of searching for an unmated male.” Journal of Avian Biology 40(3): 289-295.

Llambias, P. E., V. Ferretti, D. A. Cardoni and J. E. Maldonado (2009). “Breeding Success and Social Mating System of the Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail (Spartonoica maluroides).” Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(4): 803-807.

Rabosky, D. L. (2009). “Heritability of Extinction Rates Links Diversification Patterns in Molecular Phylogenies and Fossils.” Systematic Biology 58(6): 629-640.

Rabosky, D. L. (2009). “Ecological limits and diversification rate: alternative paradigms to explain the variation in species richness among clades and regions.” Ecology Letters 12(8): 735-743.

Rabosky, D. L. (2009). “Ecological Limits on Clade Diversification in Higher Taxa.” American Naturalist 173(5): 662-674.

Rabosky, D. L. and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Problems detecting density-dependent diversification on phylogenies: reply to Bokma.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276(1659): 995-997.

Rabosky, D. L. and U. Sorhannus (2009). “Diversity dynamics of marine planktonic diatoms across the Cenozoic.” Nature 457(7226): 183-U173.

Rabosky, D. L., A. L. Talaba, S. C. Donnellan and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Molecular evidence for hybridization between two Australian desert skinks, Ctenotus leonhardii and Ctenotus quattuordecimlineatus (Scincidae: Squamata).” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53(2): 368-377.

Rubenstein, D. R. and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Reproductive skew and selection on female ornamentation in social species.” Nature 462(7274): 786-U106.

Townsend, A. K., A. B. Clark, K. J. McGowan, E. L. Buckles, A. D. Miller and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Disease-mediated inbreeding depression in a large, open population of cooperative crows.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276(1664): 2057-2064.

Townsend, A. K., A. B. Clark, K. J. McGowan and I. J. Lovette (2009). “Reproductive partitioning and the assumptions of reproductive skew models in the cooperatively breeding American crow.” Animal Behaviour 77(2): 503-512.

Wagner, C. E. and A. R. McCune (2009). “Contrasting Patterns of Spatial Genetic Structure in Sympatric Rock-Dwelling Cichlid Fishes.” Evolution 63(5): 1312-1326.

Wagner, C. E., P. B. McIntyre, K. S. Buels, D. M. Gilbert and E. Michel (2009). “Diet predicts intestine length in Lake Tanganyika’s cichlid fishes.” Functional Ecology 23(6): 1122-1131.

Cramer, E. R. A., L. Stenzler, A. L. Talaba, C. A. Makarewich, S. L. Vehrencamp and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Isolation and characterization of SNP variation at 90 anonymous loci in the banded wren (Thryothorus pleurostictus).” Conservation Genetics 9(6): 1657-1660.

Farnsworth, A. and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Phylogenetic and ecological effects on interspecific variation in structurally simple avian vocalizations.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94(1): 155-173.

Hawley, D. M., J. Briggs, A. A. Dhondt and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Reconciling molecular signatures across markers: mitochondrial DNA confirms founder effect in invasive North American house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).” Conservation Genetics 9(3): 637-643.

Rabosky, D. L. and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Explosive evolutionary radiations: Decreasing speciation or increasing extinction through time?” Evolution 62(8): 1866-1875.

Rabosky, D. L. and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Density-dependent diversification in North American wood warblers.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275(1649): 2363-2371.

Rabosky, D., J. Reid, M. Cowan and J. Foulkes (2007). “Overdispersion of body size in Australian desert lizard communities at local scales only: no evidence for the Narcissus effect.” Oecologia 154(3): 561-570.

Rabosky, D. L. (2007). “LASER: A Maximum Likelihood Toolkit for Detecting Temporal Shifts in Diversification Rates From Molecular Phylogenies.” Evolutionary Bioinformatics 2(EBO-2-Rabosky-(2)): 0-0.

Rabosky, D. L., S. C. Donnellan, A. L. Talaba and I. J. Lovette (2007). “Exceptional among-lineage variation in diversification rates during the radiation of Australia’s most diverse vertebrate clade.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 274(1628): 2915-2923.

Rubenstein, D. R. and I. J. Lovette (2007). “Temporal environmental variability drives the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds.” Current Biology 17(16): 1414-1419.

Townsend, A. K., C. C. Rimmer, S. C. Latta and I. J. lovette (2007). “Ancient differentiation in the single-island avian radiation of endemic Hispartiolan chat-tanagers (Aves : Calyptophilus).” Molecular Ecology 16(17): 3634-3642.

Vallender, R., R. J. Robertson, V. L. Friesen and I. J. Lovette (2007). “Complex hybridization dynamics between golden-winged and blue-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera and Vermivora pinus) revealed by AFLP, microsatellite, intron and mtDNA markers.” Molecular Ecology 16(10): 2017-2029.

Hawley, D. M., D. Hanley, A. A. Dhondt and I. J. Lovette (2006). “Molecular evidence for a founder effect in invasive house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations experiencing an emergent disease epidemic.” Molecular Ecology 15(1): 263-275.

Kimura, M., A. A. Dhondt and I. J. Lovette (2006). “Phylogeographic structuring of Plasmodium lineages across the north american range of the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus).” Journal of Parasitology 92(5): 1043-1049.

Llamblas, P. E., V. Ferretti and J. C. Reboreda (2006). “Egg discrimination and sex-specific pecking behaviour in parasitic cowbirds.” Ethology 112(11): 1128-1135.

Rabosky, D. L. (2006). “Likelihood methods for detecting temporal shifts in diversification rates.” Evolution 60(6): 1152-1164.

Farnsworth, A. and I. J. Lovette (2005). “Evolution of nocturnal flight calls in migrating wood-warblers: apparent lack of morphological constraints.” Journal of Avian Biology 36(4): 337-347.

Ferretti, V., P. E. Llambias and T. E. Martin (2005). “Life-history variation of a neotropical thrush challenges food limitation theory.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 272(1564): 769-773.

Hawley, D. M., K. V. Sydenstricker, G. V. Kollias and A. A. Dhondt (2005). “Genetic diversity predicts pathogen resistance and cell-mediated immunocompetence in house finches.” Biology Letters 1(3): 326-329.

Safran, R. J., C. R. Neuman, K. J. McGraw and I. J. Lovette (2005). “Dynamic paternity allocation as a function of male plumage color in barn swallows.” Science 309(5744): 2210-2212.

Fernandez, G. J., G. Posse, V. Ferretti and F. M. Gabelli (2004). “Bird-habitat relationship for the declining Pampas meadowlark populations in the southern Pampas grasslands.” Biological Conservation 115(1): 139-148.


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