Contents (scroll down for citations):
Publications mostly focused on Western Sandpipers:
Migration and Life History
Publications focused on other questions or species:
General Shorebird biology
Red-necked and Red phalarope
Migration Routes, Patterns, Life Histories:
Franks S.E., D.B. Lank, D.R. Norris, B.K. Sandercock, C.M. Taylor and T.K. Kyser. 2009. Feather isotope analysis discriminates age-classes of Western, Least, and Semipalmated Sandpipers when plumage methods are unreliable. J. Field Ornithol. 80:51-63.
Ydenberg, R.C., R.W. Butler and D.B. Lank. 2007. Effects of predator landscapes on the evolutionary ecology of routing, timing and molt by long-distance migrants. J. Avian Biol. 38:523–529. doi: 10.1111/j.2007.0908-8857.04202.x
Mathot, K., B.D. Smith and R.W. Elner. 2007. Latitudinal clines in food distribution correlate with differential migration in the western sandpiper. Ecology 88: 781-791.
Norris, D.R., D.B. Lank, J. Pither,
D. Chipley, R.C. Ydenberg and T.K. Kyser. 2007. Trace
element profiles as unique identifiers of western sandpiper (Calidris
Ydenberg, R.C., R.W. Butler and D.B. Lank. 2007. Effects of predator landscapes on the evolutionary ecology of routing, timing and molt by long-distance migrants. J. Avian Biol. 38: 523–529. doi: 10.1111/j.2007.0908-8857.04202.x
Fernández, G. and D.B. Lank. 2007. Variation in the wing morphology of Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) in relation to sex, age-class, and annual cycle. Auk 124:1037–1046.
Niehaus, A.C. and R.C. Ydenberg. 2006. Ecological factors associated with the migratory phenology of high-latitude breeding Western Sandpipers. Polar Biology. 30:11-17
Nebel, S. 2006. Latitudinal clines in sex ratio, bill, and wing length in Least sandpipers. J. Field Ornithol. 77: 39-45.
O’Hara, P.D., G. Fernández, B. Haase, H. de la Cueva and D.B. Lank. 2006 Differential migration of western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) with respect to body size and wing length. Condor: 108:225-232.
Ydenberg, R.C., A. Niehaus and D.B. Lank. 2005 Interannual differences in the relative timing of southward migration of male and female western sandpipers (Calidris mauri). Naturwissenschaften 92:332–335.
Nebel, S. and R.C. Ydenberg. 2005. Differential predator escape performance contributes to a latitudinal sex ratio cline in a migratory shorebird. Beh. Ecol. Sociobiol. 59: 44-50. DOI 10.1007/s00265-005-0007-x.
Nebel, S. 2005. Latitudinal clines in bill length and sex ratio in a migratory shorebird: a case of resource partitioning? Acta Oecologica 28:33-38.
O’Hara, P.D., G. Fernández, F. Becerril, H. de la Cueva and D.B. Lank. 2005. Life history varies with migratory distance in Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri). J. Avian Biol. 36:191–202.
Fernández , G., P.D. O’Hara and D.B. Lank. 2004. Tropical and subtropical Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) differ in life history strategies. Ornitol. Neotrop. 15 (suppl.) 385-394.
Niehaus, A.C. 2003. Ecology of migratory
timing for southbound male and female Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri).
Unpubl. M.Sc. thesis,
J.G. 2003. Relationship of Calidris sandpiper wing shape
with relative fuel load and total migration distance
Auk 120: 827-835.
Lank, D.B., R.W. Butler, J. Ireland and R.C. Ydenberg. 2003. Effects of predation danger on migration strategies of sandpipers. Oikos 103:303–319.
Nebel, S., D.B. Lank, P.D. O'Hara, G. Fernández, B. Haase, F. Delgado, F.A. Estela, L.J. Evans Ogden, B. Harrington, B.E. Kus, J.E. Lyons, F. Mercier, B. Ortego, J.Y. Takekawa, N. Warnock and S.E. Warnock. 2002. Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) during the non-breeding season: spatial segregation on a hemispheric scale. Auk 119: 922–928.
Clark, C. and R.W. Butler. 1999. Fitness components of avian migration: dynamic optimization model of the western sandpiper. Evolutionary Ecology Review 1: 443-447.
Bishop, M. A. and N. Warnock. 1998. Migration of Western Sandpipers: links between their stopover areas and breeding grounds. Wilson Bull. 110: 457-462.
Warnock, N and Bishop, M. 1998. Spring stopover ecology of migrant western sandpipers. Condor 100: 456-467.
Iverson, G.C., S.E. Warnock, R.W. Butler, M.A. Bishop, and N. Warnock. 1996. Spring migration of western sandpipers along the Pacific Coast of North America: A telemetry study. Condor 98: 10-21.
Breeding biology (Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers):
Niehaus, A.C., D.R. Ruthrauff, and B.J. McCaffery. 2004. Response of predators to Western Sandpiper nest exclosures. Waterbirds 27: 79-82.
Nebel, S. and B.J.
McCaffery. 2003. Vocalisation activity of
breeding shorebirds: documentation of its seasonal decline and applications for
Blomqvist, D, Malte Andersson, Clemens Küpper, Innes C. Cuthill, János Kis, Richard B. Lanctot, Brett K. Sandercock, Tamás Székely, Johan Wallander & Bart Kempenaers. 2002. Genetic similarity between mates explains extra-pair parentage in three species of waders. Nature 419:613-615.
Blomqvist D, Kempenaers B, Lanctot RB, Sandercock BK. 2002. Genetic parentage and mate guarding in the Arctic-breeding Western Sandpiper Auk 119: 228-233.
Lanctot, R.B., B.K. Sandercock and B. Kempenaers. 2000. Do male breeding displays function to attract mates or defend territories? The explanatory role of mate and site fidelity. Waterbirds 23:155-164.
Sandercock, B.K., D.B. Lank, R.B. Lanctot, B. Kempenaers, and F. Cooke. 2000. Ecological correlates of mate fidelity in two arctic-breeding sandpipers. Condor 78: 1948-1958.
Sandercock, B.K., D.B. Lank and F. Cooke. 1999. Seasonal declines in the fecundity of arctic-breeding sandpipers: different tactics in two species with an invariant clutch size. J. Avian Biol. 30: 460-468.
Sandercock, B.K. 1998. Assortative mating and sexual size dimorphism in Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Auk 115: 786-791.
B.K. 1998. Chronology of nesting events in Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers
Sandercock, B.K. 1997. Incubation capacity and clutch size determination in two calidrine sandpipers: a test of the four-egg threshold. Oecologia 110: 50-59.
B.K. 1997. The breeding biology of Red-necked Phalaropes Phalaropus lobatus at
Sandercock, B.K. and C.L. Gratto-Trevor. 1997. Local survival in Semipalmated Sandpipers Calidris pusilla breeding at La Perouse Bay, Canada. Ibis 139: 305-312.
Lanctot, R.B., B.K. Sandercock, and B. Kempenaers. 1997 . Breeding displays in an arctic wader: who does them and how display intensity relates to mate acquisition and nesting success. Advances in Ethology 32: 212. (abstract).
B.K. 1997. Factors affecting the breeding demography of
Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri)
and Semipalmated Sandpipers (C. pusilla)
Sandercock, B.K.. 1996. Removal of eggshells at hatch by Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Condor 98: 431-433.
Hitchcock, C., Gratto-Trevor, C. 1995. Diagnosing a shorebird local population decline with a stage-structured population model. Ecology 78: 522-534.
O’Hara, P.D., D.B. Lank and F.S. Delgado. 2002. Is the timing of moult altered by migration? Evidence from a comparison of age and residency classes of Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) in Panamá. Ardea 90:61–70.
2002. The role of feather wear in alternative life
history strategies of a long-distance migratory shorebird, the Western
Sandpiper (Calidris mauri). Ph.D.,
Blackwell, P.R.Y., P.D. O’Hara and J. Christy. 1998. Prey availability and selective foraging in shorebirds. Anim. Behav. 55: 1659-1667.
Morrison, R.I.G., R.W. Butler, F.S. Delgado and R.K. Ross.
1998. Atlas of Nearctic shorebirds and other waterbirds on the coast of
Morrison, RIG, FS Delgado, RK Ross and RW Butler. 1998. The
distribution and abundance of Nearctic shorebirds on the coast of
1998. Geography, physical oceanography and climate of
Fernandez Aceves, G.J. 2005. Ecological and social factors affecting the local
habitat distribution of Western Sandpipers wintering at Bahia Santa Maria,
Fernández G. and D. B. Lank. Local distribution of Western Sandpipers with respect to habitat, sex, age, and size during the non-breeding season. To: Condor (7/05)
Nebel, S., A. Cloutier
& G.J. Thompson. 2004. Molecular sexing of prey-remains permits a
test of sex-biased predation in a wintering population of Western Sandpipers.
Proceedings of the Royal Society
Fernández, G., H. de la Cueva, N.
Warnock, and D. B. Lank.
2003. Apparent survival rates of
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) wintering in northwest
Danemann, G. D., R. Carmona, and G. Fernández. 2002. Migratory shorebirds in the Guerrero Negro Saltworks, Baja California Sur,
Fernández, G., H. de la Cueva, and N. Warnock. 2001.
Phenology and site fidelity of transient and wintering Western sandpipers at
Buenrostro M. A., N. Warnock, & H. de la Cueva. 1999.
Wintering Western Sandpipers (Calidris
mauri) at Estero de Punta
Becerril, F. 1998. Interacción ecológica: conducta de forrajeo y territorialidad entre Calidris mauri y Calidris minutilla (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae) en el estero Punta Banda (B. C., México), en la temporada invernal de 1996-1997. MSc. thesis, CICESE.
Fernández, G., R. Carmona, and H. de la Cueva. 1998. Abundance and distribution of western sandpipers in Ensenada de La Paz, Baja California Sur. Southwestern Naturalist 43: 57-61.
Buenorostro, A. 1996. Estructura de la población y uso de hábitat de Calidris mauri en la temporada invernal de 1994-1995 en el estero Punta Banda, Ensenada, Baja California, México. MSc. thesis, CICESE.
Fernández, G. 1996. Tasas de retorno y residencia de Calidris mauri (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae) en el estero Punta Banda (B. C., México) en la temporada invernal de 1995-1996. MSc. thesis, CICESE.
Sandoval, Y. 1996. Relación de la masa con la condición corporal de Calidris mauri (Aves: Scolopacidae) en el estero Punta Banda, durante el invierno 1994-95. MSc. thesis, CICESE.
Foraging mode and behaviour
Kuwae, T., P.G. Beninger, P. Decottignies, K.J. Mathot, D.R. Lund and R.W. Elner. 2008. Biofilm grazing in a higher vertebrate: the western sandpiper. Ecology 89: 599 - 606. (Video clip of sandpiper feeding).
Fernández, G. and D.B. Lank. 2008. Differences in foraging behaviour of non-breeding Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) as a function of sex, habitat and flock size. Ibis 150: 518-526.
Mathot, K., B.D. Smith and R.W. Elner. 2007. Latitudinal clines in food distribution correlate with differential migration in the western sandpiper. Ecology 88: 781-791.
Nebel, S. and G.J. Thompson. 2005. Foraging behaviour of Western Sandpipers changes with sediment temperature: implications for their hemispheric distribution. Ecol. Res. 20: 503-507.
Mathot, KJ. 2005. Sex-related differences in feeding behaviour and
implications for differential migration in Western Sandpipers (Calidris
mauri). MSC thesis,
Nebel, S., D.L. Jackson & R.W. Elner. 2005. Functional association of bill morphology and foraging behaviour in Calidrid sandpipers. Animal Biology 55: 235-243.
Pomeroy, A.C. and R. W. Butler. 2005. Color infrared photography is not a good predictor of macro invertebrate abundance on mudflats used by shorebirds. Waterbirds 28: 1-7.
Elner RW, PG Beninger, DL Jackson & TM Potter 2004. Evidence of a new feeding mode in western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) and dunlin (Calidris alpina) based on bill and tongue morphology and ultrastructure. Marine Biology 146: 1223–1234.
Mathot K.J. and R.W. Elner 2004 Evidence for sexual partitioning of foraging
mode in Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri) during migration.
Elner, R.W., P.G. Beninger, D.L. Jackson, T.M. Potter 2004. Evidence of new feeding mode in western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) and dunlin (Calidris alpina) based on bill and tongue morphology and ultrastructure. Marine Biology:
Sewell, M. A., and R. W. Elner. 2001. Spatial variability in
the macrofauna of intertidal flats on
Sutherland, T. F., P.C.F. Shepherd, and R.W. Elner. 2000. Predation on meiofaunal and macrofaunal invertebrates by western sandpipers (Calidris mauri): evidence for dual foraging modes. Marine Biology 137:983-993.
Wolf, N. 2001. Foraging ecology and site
selection in Western Sandpipers during their fall migration through southwestern
Sewell, M.A. 1996. Detection of the
impact of predation by migratory shorebirds: an experimental test in the
Migratory stopovers: feeding and predation risk:
Pomeroy, A.C., R.W. Butler and R.C. Ydenberg. 2006. Experimental evidence that migrants adjust usage at a stopover site to trade off food and danger. Behav. Ecol. 17: 1041-1045
Nebel, S., A. Cloutier and G.J. Thompson. 2004. Molecular sexing of prey remains permits a test of sex-biased predation in a wintering population of western sandpipers. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. (Suppl.) 271: S321-S323.
Pomeroy, A.C. 2006. Trade-offs between food abundance and predation danger in spatial usage of a stopover site by western sandpipers Calidris mauri. Oikos 112: 629-637.
Ydenberg, R.C., R.W. Butler, D.B. Lank, B.D. Smith and J. Ireland. 2004. Western sandpipers have altered migration tactics as peregrine falcon populations have recovered. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 271: 1263-1269.
Lank, D.B. and Ydenberg, R.C. 2003. Death and danger at migratory stopovers: problems with “predation risk”. J. Avian Biol. 34:225–228.
Ydenberg, R.C., R.W. Butler, D.B. Lank, C.G. Guglielmo, M. Lemon and N. Wolf. 2002. Trade-offs, condition dependence, and stopover site selection by migrating western sandpipers. J. Avian Biol. 33: 47-55.
Burns, J. G. and R.C. Ydenberg. 2002. The effects of wing loading and gender on the escape flights of least sandpipers (Calidris minutilla) and western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) Behav Ecol Sociobiol, 52: 128-136. DOI 10.1007/s00265-002-0494-y
Burns, J.G. and S.L. Wardrop. 2001. The veloci-raptor: a bicycle-powered model raptor for realistic predator encounter experiments. J. Field Ornithol. 72:399-403.
2001. The ecological consequences of fuel storage in
migrating Calidris sandpipers. MSc,
Cullen, S. and G. Robertson 1999. Temporal changes in the anti-predator flocking behavior of wintering shorebirds. Waterbirds 22: 156-159.
Lissimore, D., M.J.F. Lemon, D.B. Lank, R.W. Butler and R.C. Ydenberg. 1999. Large and consistent body mass differences of migrant calidris sandpipers at adjacent stopover sites: phenomenon and possibilities. Wader Study Group Bull. 88: 55-58.
Williams, T.D., N. Warnock, J. Takekawa and M.A. Bishop. Submitted. Flyway scale variation in plasma triglyceride levels in spring migrating Western Sandpipers. Auk.
Stein, R.W. and T.D. Williams. 2006. Causes and consequences of post-growth age-dependent differences in small intestine size in a migratory sandpiper (Calidris mauri, Western Sandpiper). Funct. Ecol. 20: 142-150.
Acevado Seaman, D.A., C.G. Guglielmo, R.W. Elner and T.D. Williams.2006. Landscape-scale physiology: site differences in refueling rates as indicated by plasma metabolite analysis in free-living, migratory sandpipers. Auk. 123:563-574.
Stein RW, Place AR, Lacourse T, CG Guglielmo, TD Williams 2005. Digestive organ sizes and enzyme activities of refueling western sandpipers (Calidris mauri): Contrasting effects of season and age. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 78: 434-446.
Seaman DA, CG Guglielmo, TD Williams 2005 Effects of physiological state, mass change and diet on plasma metabolite profiles in the western sandpiper Calidris mauri. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 208: 761-769.
Seaman, D.A. 2003. Landscape physiology: plasma metabolites,
fattening rates and habitat quality in migratory western sandpipers. M.Sc. thesis.
Stein RW, Williams TD 2003. Tissue damage precludes the use of the everted sleeve technique to measure nutrient uptake in a small migratory shorebird, the western sandpiper (Calidris mauri). PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 76:762-770.
Egeler, O., D. Seaman and T.D. Williams. 2003. Influence of diet on fatty acid composition of depot fat in Western Sandpipers, Calidris mauri. Auk 120: 337-345.
Guglielmo, C.G. and T.D. Williams. 2003. Phenotypic flexibility of body composition in relation to migratory state, age and sex in the western sandpiper. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 76:84-98. DOI 1522-2152/2003/7601-2013.
Guglielmo, C.G., Williams, T.D, Zwingelstein, G, Brichon, G. & Weber, J-M. (submitted). Plasma and muscle phospholipids are involved in the metabolic response to long-distance migration in a shorebird. Journal of Comparative Physiology. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 172:409-417.
Stein RW, Williams TD. 2002. Age-related variation in small intestine size in the western sandpiper (Calidris mauri): early ontogeny, stage of migration, and cestode infection. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 42: 1318-1318.
McFarland, C. N., L. I. Bendell-Young, C. Guglielmo, T. D. Williams. 2002. Kidney, Liver and Bone Cadmium Concentrations in the Western Sandpiper in Relation to Migration. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 4:791-795.
Guglielmo, C.G., O'Hara, P.O. & Williams, T.D. 2002. Extrinsic and intrinsic sources of variation in plasma lipid metabolites of free-living western sandpipers (Calidris mauri). Auk 119: 437-445 or 445-472.
Guglielmo, C.G., T. Piersma and T.D. Williams. 2001. A sport physiological perspective on bird migration: evidence for flight-induced muscle damage. J. Exp. Biol. 204:2683-2690.
Guglielmo, C.G. and J.G. Burns. 2001. Avian forensics: predicting body fat and body mass from wing remains. J. Avian Biol. 32:198-203.
Egeler, O. & Williams, T.D. 2000. Seasonal variation in fatty acid composition of depot fat in the western sandpiper (Calidris mauri). Auk 117: 110-119.
Egeler, O., Williams, T.D. & Guglielmo, C.G. 2000. Modulation of lipogenic enzymes, fatty acid synthase and D9-desaturase, in relation to migration in the Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 170: 169-174.
G. 1999. Physiological and biochemical modulation for long-distance migration:
the functional significance of inter-specific variation in the Western
Sandpiper. Ph.D. thesis,
Williams, T.D. Guglielmo, C.G., Egeler, O.E. & Martyniuk, C.J. 1999. Plasma lipid metabolites provide information on mass change over several days in captive western sandpipers (Calidris mauri). Auk 116: 994-1000.
Egeler, O. 1998. Aspects of fatty acid synthesis and composition in relation to migration in the western sandpiper Calidris mauri. MSc thesis, SFU.
Guglielmo, C.G, N.H. Haunerland and T.D. Williams. 1998. Fatty acid binding protein, a major protein in the flight muscle of migrating western sandpipers. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 119: 549-555.
General shorebird population biology:
Lank, D.B. and S. Nebel. In press. Cross-cutting research on a flyway scale - beyond monitoring.
In: Waterbirds Around the World, Boere,
Nebel S. and
D.B. Lank 2005. Cross-cutting research on a
flyway scale - beyond monitoring. (abstract of
plenary talk). In: Conclusions
and recommendations from the Waterbirds Around the
World global flyways conference,
Robinson, R.A., N.A. Clark, R. Lanctot, S. Nebel, B. Harrington, J.A. Clark, J.A. Gill, H. Meltofte, D.I. Rogers, K.G. Rogers, B.J. Ens, C.M. Reynolds, R.M. Ward, T. Piersma & P.W. Atkinson. 2005. Long term demographic monitoring of wader populations in non-breeding areas. Wader Study Group Bulletin 106:17-29
Nebel, S. and D.B. Lank 2003. Cross seasonal and cross disciplinary studies of shorebirds. Wader Study Group Bulletin 100: 118–121.
Fernández G. and D.B. Lank. 2008. Effects of habitat loss on shorebirds during the non-breeding se
ason: current knowledge and suggestions for action. Ornitol. Neotrop. 19 (supp): 663–640.
G., N. Warnock, D.B. Lank and J.B. Buchanan. 2006.
Conservation plan for the Western Sandpiper.
Lank, D.B. and Nebel S. 2006. Cross-cutting research on a flyway scale –
beyond monitoring. In: Waterbirds
Around the World.
Shepherd, P.C.F., L.J. Evans Ogden,, and D.B. Lank. 2003. Integrating marine and terrestrial habitats in shorebird conservation planning. Wader Study Group Bulletin 100:40-43
2001. Status and conservation of Dunlin in
Shepherd, P. and J.S. Boates 1999. Effects of a commercial baitworm harvest on Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) and their prey in the Bay of Fundy Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve. Conservation Biology 13: 347-356.
Non-breeding season: Dunlin
Zharikov Y., R.W. Elner, P.C.F. Shepherd and D.B. Lank. 2009. Interplay between physical and predator landscapes affects transferability of shorebird distribution models Landscape Ecol. 24: 129-144. DOI 10.1007/s10980-008-9291-y
Ogden, L.J., D.B. Lank and S. Bittmann. 2008. A review of agricultural
land use by shorebirds with special reference to habitat conservation in the
Fraser River Delta, BC.
Evans Ogden, L.J., S. Bittmann, D.B. Lank and F.C. Stevenson. 2008. Factors influencing use of farmland habitat by shorebirds wintering in the Fraser River Delta,
. Agr. Ecosyst.. Environ. 124:252–258. Canada
Dekker, D. and R.C. Ydenberg. 2004. Raptor predation on wintering dunlins in relation to the tidal cycle. Condor 106: 415-419.
Nebel, S. in press Latitudinal clines in sex ratio, bill and wing length in a migratory shorebird. Journal of Field Ornithology.
Evans Ogden, L., K. A. Hobson, D. B. Lank and S. Bittman 2005. Stable Isotope Analysis Reveals That Agricultural Habitat Provides an Important Dietary Component for Nonbreeding Dunlin. Avian Conservation and Ecology - Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 1 (1): 3. [online] URL: http://www.ace-eco.org/vol1/iss1/art3/
Evans Ogden, L., K.A. Hobson and D.B. Lank 2004. Blood isotopic (d13C and d15N) turnover and diet-tissue fractionation factors in captive dunlin. Auk 121:170–177.
Shepherd, P.C.F. and D.B. Lank. MS. Space use in relation to prey availability in individual non-territorial dunlin.
Shepherd, P.C.F. and D.B. Lank. 2004.
Marine and agricultural habitat preferences of dunlin wintering in
L. J. 2002. Non-breeding shorebirds in a coastal agricultural landscape: winter
habitat use and dietary sources. Ph.D thesis,
Shepherd, P.C.F. 2001. Space use, habitat preferences, and
time-activity budgets of non-breeding dunlin (Calidris alpina
Shepherd, P.C.F., D.B. Lank, B.D Smith, N.D. Warnock, G.W. Kaiser and T.D. Williams. 2001. Sex ratios and sex determination of Dunlin wintering at two latitudes on the Pacific coast. Condor 103: 103:352–360.
Warnock, N., G.W. Page and B.K. Sandercock. 1997. Local
survival of Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
1997. The winter ecology of Dunlin (Calidris
Non-breeding season: Australian shorebirds (CWE alumni)
Zharikov, Y. and G.A. Skilleter. 2004. A relationship between prey density and territory size in non-breeding Eastern Curlews Numenius madagasceriensis. Ibis 146: 518-521.
Nebel, S. Shorebird migration in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway. Kukila (invited) in review
Zharikov Y, Skilleter GA 2004. Why do eastern curlews Numenius madagascariensis feed on prey that lowers intake rate before migration? JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 35 (6): 533-542 NOV 2004
Y, Skilleter GA. 2002. Sex-specific intertidal habitat use in
subtropically wintering bar-tailed godwits.
Zharikov Y, Skilleter GA. 2003. Nonbreeding eastern curlews Numenius madagascariensis do not increase the rate of intake or digestive efficiency before long-distance migration because of an apparent digestive constraint Physiological & Biochemical Zoology, 76: 76: 704-715
Breeding season: Black Oystercatcher:
Hazlitt S.L., R.C. Ydenberg, and D.B. Lank.
Hazlitt S.L. 2001.
Territory quality and reproductive success of black oystercatchers in
Hazlitt, S. and R.W. Butler. 2001. Site fidelity and
reproductive success of Black Oystercatchers in
1999. Territory quality and parental behaviour of the black
oystercatcher in the Strait of Georgia,
Breeding season: Red-necked and Red Phalarope:
Schamel, D., D.M. Tracy, D.B. Lank and D.F. Westneat. 2004. Copulation strategies and extra-pair fertilization rates in the sex-role reversed, socially polyandrous Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 57:110–118.
Schamel, D., D.M. Tracy and D.B. Lank. 2004. Male mate choice, male availability, and egg production as limitations on polyandry in the Red-necked Phalarope. Anim. Behav. 67:847–853.
Schamel D., D. M. Tracy, and J. Dale. 2002. Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius). In: The Birds of
North America, No. 698 (eds. Poole, A. and F. Gill), 32 pp
Rubega, M.A., D.
Schamel and D.M. Tracy. 2000. Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus). In: The Birds of
D.L. 2000. Female and male reproductive strategies in
the red-necked phalarope, a polyandrous shorebird. Ph.D.
Behavioral and plumage polymorphism, and lekking, in Ruff:
Reneerkens, J., J.B. Almeida, D.B. Lank, J. Jukema, R.B. Lanctot, R.I.G. Morrison, W.I.C. Rijpstra, D. Schamel, H. Schekkererman, J.S. Sinninghe Damsté, P.S. Tomkovich, D.M. Tracy, I. Tulp and T. Piersma. 2007. Parental role division predicts avian preen wax cycles. Ibis 149: 21–729. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2007.00693.x
Lozano, G.A. and D.B. Lank. 2004. Immunocompetence and testosterone-dependent condition traits in male ruffs (Philomachus pugnax). Anim. Biol. 54.315–329.
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