Lovette Lab/Fuller Program publications on topics related to general ecology

Aarif, K. M., S. A. Kaiser, A. Nefla, and S. Almaroofi (in press). Over-summering abundance, species composition, and habitat-use patterns at a globally important site for migratory shorebirds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Levy, H., S. R. Fiddaman, J. A. Vianna, D. Noll, G. V. Clucas, J. K. H. Sidhu, M. J. Polito, C.-A. Bost, R. A. Philips, S. Crofts, G. D. Miller, et al. (in press). Evidence of Pathogen-Induced Immunogenetic Selection across the Large Geographic Range of a Wild Seabird. Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Lois, N. A., L. Campagna, U. Balza, M. J. Polito, K. Pütz, J. A. Vianna, A. Morgenthaler, E. Frere, R. Sáenz‐Samaniego, A. Raya Rey, and B. Mahler (2020). Metapopulation dynamics and foraging plasticity in a highly vagile seabird, the southern rockhopper penguin. Ecology and Evolution 10:3346–3355.

McNew, S. M., G. B. Goodman, J. Yépez R, and D. H. Clayton (2020a). Parasitism by an invasive nest fly reduces future reproduction in Galápagos mockingbirds. Oecologia 192:363–374.

Robinson, B. W., J. J. Withrow, R. M. Richardson, S. M. Matsuoka, R. E. Gill Jr., A. S. Johnson, I. J. Lovette, J. A. Johnson, A. R. Degange, and M. D. Romano (in press). Further information on the avifauna of St. Matthew and Hall Islands, Bering Sea, Alaska. Western Birds 51:1–14.

Baldassarre, D. T., L. Campagna, H. A. Thomassen, J. W. Atwell, M. Chu, L. H. Crampton, R. C. Fleischer, and C. Riehl (2019). GPS tracking and population genomics suggest itinerant breeding across drastically different habitats in the Phainopepla. The Auk 136:ukz058.

Barrow, L. N., S. M. McNew, N. Mitchell, S. C. Galen, H. L. Lutz, H. Skeen, T. Valqui, J. D. Weckstein, and C. C. Witt (2019). Deeply conserved susceptibility in a multi‐host, multi‐parasite system. Ecology Letters:ele.13263.

McNew, S. M., S. A. Knutie, G. B. Goodman, A. Theodosopoulos, A. Saulsberry, J. Yépez R., S. E. Bush, and D. H. Clayton (2019). Annual environmental variation influences host tolerance to parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286:20190049.

Robinson, B. W., A. S. Johnson, I. J. Lovette, and M. D. Romano (2019). Potential northward expansion of the breeding range of Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris. Marine Ornithology 47:229–234.

Taff, C. C., L. Campagna, and M. N. Vitousek (2019). Genome‐wide variation in DNA methylation is associated with stress resilience and plumage brightness in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology:mec.15186.

Walsh, J., P. M. Benham, P. E. Deane-Coe, P. Arcese, B. G. Butcher, Y. L. Chan, Z. A. Cheviron, C. S. Elphick, A. I. Kovach, B. J. Olsen, W. G. Shriver, et al. (2019a). Genomics of rapid ecological divergence and parallel adaptation in four tidal marsh sparrows. Evolution Letters 3:324–338.

Walsh, J., G. V. Clucas, M. D. MacManes, W. K. Thomas, and A. I. Kovach (2019b). Divergent selection and drift shape the genomes of two avian sister species spanning a saline–freshwater ecotone. Ecology and Evolution 9:13477–13494.

Benvenuti, B., J. Walsh, K. M. O’Brien, M. J. Ducey, and A. I. Kovach (2018a). Annual variation in the offspring sex ratio of Saltmarsh Sparrows supports Fisher’s hypothesis. The Auk 135:342–358.

Benvenuti, B., J. Walsh, K. M. O’Brien, and A. I. Kovach (2018b). Plasticity in nesting adaptations of a tidal marsh endemic bird. Ecology and Evolution 8:10780–10793.

Cozzarolo, C.-S., T. Jenkins, D. P. L. Toews, A. Brelsford, and P. Christe (2018). Prevalence and diversity of haemosporidian parasites in the yellow-rumped warbler hybrid zone. Ecology and Evolution.

Walsh, J., A. I. Kovach, B. J. Olsen, W. G. Shriver, and I. J. Lovette (2018). Bidirectional adaptive introgression between two ecologically divergent sparrow species: hybridization in Saltmarsh and Nelson’s sparrows. Evolution 72:2076–2089.

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

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

Johnson, A. S., J. Perz, E. Nol, and N. R. Senner (2016). Dichotomous strategies? The migration of Whimbrels breeding in the eastern Canadian sub-Arctic. Journal of Field Ornithology 87:371–383. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12173

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.

Rabosky, D. L., M. N. Hutchinson, S. C. Donnellan, A. L. Talaba and I. J. Lovette (2014). “Phylogenetic disassembly of species boundaries in a widespread group of Australian skinks (Scincidae: Ctenotus).” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 77: 71-82.

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.

Vortman, Y., L. Arnon, R. Dor, L. Irby and R. J. Safran (2013). “Multiple Sexual Signals and Behavioral Reproductive Isolation in a Diverging Population.” The American Naturalist 182(4): 514-523.

Coulon, A., J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Bowman and I. J. Lovette (2012). “Mind the gap: genetic distance increases with habitat gap size in Florida scrub jays.” Biology Letters 8(4): 582-585.

LaBarbera, K., I. Lovette and P. Llambías (2012). “Mating opportunities, paternity, and sexual conflict: paternal care in northern and southern temperate house wrens.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66(2): 253-260.

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.

Winger, B. M., I. J. Lovette and D. W. Winkler (2012). “Ancestry and evolution of seasonal migration in the Parulidae.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 279(1728): 610-618.

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.

Coulon, A., J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Bowman and I. J. Lovette (2010). “Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Effective Dispersal of Florida Scrub-Jays.” Conservation Biology 24(4): 1080-1088.

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

LaBarbera, K., P. E. Llambias, E. R. A. Cramer, T. D. Schaming and I. J. Lovette (2010). “Synchrony does not explain extrapair paternity rate variation in northern or southern house wrens.” Behavioral Ecology 21(4): 773-780.

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

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.

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., 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.

Barnett, J. R., V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, A. Coulon and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Weak genetic structuring indicates ongoing gene flow across White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) populations in a highly fragmented Costa Rica landscape.” Conservation Genetics 9(6): 1403-1412.

Coulon, A., J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Bowman, B. M. Stith, C. A. Makarewich, L. M. Stenzler and I. J. Lovette (2008). “Congruent population structure inferred from dispersal behaviour and intensive genetic surveys of the threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens).” Molecular Ecology 17(7): 1685-1701.

Moore, R. P., W. D. Robinson, I. J. Lovette and T. R. Robinson (2008). “Experimental evidence for extreme dispersal limitation in tropical forest birds.” Ecology Letters 11(9): 960-968.

Neuman, C. R., R. J. Safran and I. J. Lovette (2007). “Male tail streamer length does not predict apparent or genetic reproductive success in North American barn swallows Hirundo rustica erythrogaster.” Journal of Avian Biology 38(1): 28-36.

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.

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.

Dingle, C., I. J. Lovette, C. Canaday and T. B. Smith (2006). “Elevational zonation and the phylogenetic relationships of the Henicorhina wood-wrens.” Auk 123(1): 119-134.

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.

Lovette, I. J. and W. M. Hochachka (2006). “Simultaneous effects of phylogenetic niche conservatism and competition on avian community structure.” Ecology 87(Sp7): 14-28.

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.

Szymanski, M. M. and I. J. Lovette (2005). “High lineage diversity and host sharing of malarial parasites in a local avian assemblage.” Journal of Parasitology 91(4): 768-774.

Sweeney, R. J., I. J. Lovette and E. L. Harvey (2004). “Evolutionary variation in feather waxes of passerine birds.” Auk 121(2): 435-445.

Winkler, D. W., P. H. Wrege, P. E. Allen, T. L. Kast, P. Senesac, M. F. Wasson, P. E. Llambias, V. Ferretti and P. J. Sullivan (2004). “Breeding dispersal and philopatry in the tree swallow.” Condor 106(4): 768-776.

Lovette, I. J., E. Bermingham and R. E. Ricklefs (2002). “Clade-specific morphological diversification and adaptive radiation in Hawaiian songbirds.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 269(1486): 37-42.

Price, T., I. J. Lovette, E. Bermingham, H. L. Gibbs and A. D. Richman (2000). “The imprint of history on communities of North American and Asian warblers.” American Naturalist 156(4): 354-367.

Lovette, I. J., G. Seutin, R. E. Ricklefs and E. Bermingham (1999). “The assembly of an island fauna by natural invasion: sources and temporal patterns in the avian colonization of Barbados.” Biological Invasions 1(1): 33-41.

Ricklefs, R. E. and I. J. Lovette (1999). “The roles of island area per se and habitat diversity in the species-area relationships of four Lesser Antillean faunal groups.” Journal of Animal Ecology 68(6): 1142-1160.


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