Starling Publications by CWE researchers

Articles in refereed journals

Vezina, F. and T.D. Williams. 2002. Metabolic costs of egg production in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 75:377-385.

Challenger, W.O., T.D. Williams, J.K. Christians and F. Vezina. 2001. Follicular development and plasma yolk precursor dynamics through the laying cycle in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 74:356-365.

Christians, J.K. and T.D. Williams. 2001. Intraspecific variation in reproductive physiology and egg quality in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). J. Avian Biol. 32:31-37.

Vezina, F. and T.D. Williams. 2001. What drives the metabolic costs of egg production? Amer. Zool. 41:1615-1616.

Christians, J.K. 2000. Producing extra eggs does not deplete macronutrient reserves in European Starlings Sturnus vulgaris. J. Avian Biol. 31:312-318.

Christians, J. 1999. Controlling for body mass effects: is part-whole correlation important? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 72:250-253.

Christians, J.K. and T.D. Williams. 1999. Effects of exogenous 17b-estradiol on the reproductive physiology and reproductive performance of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). J. Exp. Biol. 202:2679-2685.

Christians, J.K. and T.D. Williams. 1999. Organ mass dynamics in relation to yolk precursor production and egg formation in female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 72:455-461.

Vezina, F. and T.D. Williams. 1999. Egg production substantially increases resting metabolic rate. Amer. Zool. 39:59A-60A.

Williams, T.D., J.K. Christians, J.J. Aiken and M. Evanson. 1999. Enhanced immune function does not depress reproductive output. Proc. Royal Soc. (London) 266:753-757.

Graduate Theses

Christians, J. 2000. The physiological basis of intraspecific variation in egg size, quality and number in birds. Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. 210 pp.

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