Ballentine, Barbara

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Indirect effects of a competitor on life history and reproductive traits in a cavity nesting bird 2018 355 Research on life history evolution in birds has revealed both direct and indirect effects of predation. Increased levels of nest predation favor reproductive behaviors that reduce the threat of predators on offspring or allow parents to bet hedge for...
Telomere length as a biomarker for stress in Eastern bluebird nestlings (Sialia sialis) reared in urban habitats 2018 445 Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are often found in urban areas and have seemingly adapted to the changing conditions, however, an often-overlooked potential threat for urban dwellers is anthropogenic stress or human-induced environmental stressors....
Trilled song types are more salient than non-trilled song types in agonistic interactions between male song sparrows (Melospiza Melodia) 2017 639 Most research on song complexity has mainly focused on repertoire size. However, the way various song structures within a repertoire function in male-male interactions is less well understood. In this study, I have explored the functional significanc...
The effect of parenting styles and biparental cooperation on reproductive success in the Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2020 88 Socially monogamous birds use biparental care to off-set the high cost of energy, resources, andtime needed to successfully rear their offspring. To be effective, biparental care requirescooperation between the parents. While parental effort and task...