|A Test of Parental Preferences for Offspring Sex and Ornamentation in Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis)
||Avian parents protect their fledglings from predators. Given parents have limited resources, they face trade-offs when simultaneously rearing multiple offspring. Parents might favor particularly valuable offspring. Offspring characteristics influence...
|Effects of social aggression on tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) offspring behavior and physiology
||Territorial animals that breed in high-density environments often experience high levels of competition for resources necessary for reproduction and, thus, are likely to engage in social aggression with conspecifics. In many species, increased social...
|Food Web Structure of a Subtropical South American Stream with Particular Focus on the Co-Evolution of Form and Function in an Endemic Species Flock
||I analyzed the food web structure of the Rio Cuareim, a subtropical piedmont stream located along the Uruguay-Brazil border. I used stable isotope ratios and stomach content analysis to delineate the trophic guild structure of fishes and invertebrate...
|Occupancy Modeling and Disease Susceptibility of Montane Salamander Species in Western North Carolina
||Amphibians worldwide are in a state of decline. Their declines could be caused by habitat destruction, chemical pollution, UV-B irradiation, exotic species, exploitation, climate change, and disease. Monitoring at-risk populations allows researcher...