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2020

Bloodmeal, Host Selection, and Genetic Admixture Analyses of Culex pipiens Complex (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes in Chicago, IL

Kothera, L., Mutebi, J. P., Kenney, J. L., Saxton-Shaw, K., Ward, M. P., Savage, H. M. & Hamer, G., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of medical entomology. 57, 1, p. 78-87 10 p.

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Open Access

Effect of conspecific attraction on the presence of Northern Bobwhites

Merrill, L., Tyndel, S. A., Ward, M. P., Benson, T. J. & Sperry, J. H., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Field Ornithology.

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2019

Does the size and developmental stage of traits at fledging reflect juvenile flight ability among songbirds?

Jones, T. M., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., Dec 19 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Functional Ecology.

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Haemosporidian Parasite Infections In the Dickcissel ( Spiza americana): Prevalence and Costs

Jones, T. M., Merrill, L., Zachar, S. E., Brawn, J. D. & Ward, M. P., Apr 1 2019, In : The Journal of parasitology. 105, 2, p. 232-236 5 p.

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Manipulating social information to promote frugivory by birds on a Hawaiian Island

MacDonald, S. E., Ward, M. P. & Sperry, J. H., Oct 1 2019, In : Ecological Applications. 29, 7, e01963.

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Preferential settling at sites with higher conspecific density does not protect Yellow Warblers (Setophaga petechia) from brood parasitism

Kelly, J. K., Suckow, N. M. & Ward, M. P., Apr 2019, In : Acta Oecologica. 96, p. 24-28 5 p.

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Scavenging by Owls: A Global Review and New Observations from Europe and North America

Allen, M. L., Ward, M. P., Južnič, D. & Krofel, M., Nov 11 2019, In : Journal of Raptor Research. 53, 4, p. 410-418 9 p.

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The reproductive success of sandhill cranes in midwestern landscapes

Fox, J., Semel, B. & Ward, M. P., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 83, 5, p. 1163-1171 9 p.

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Tracking Canada geese near airports: Using spatial data to better inform management

Askren, R. J., Dorak, B. E., Hagy, H. M., Eichholz, M. W., Washburn, B. E. & Ward, M. P., Jan 1 2019, In : Human-Wildlife Interactions. 13, 2, p. 344-355 12 p.

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2018

Changes in bird distributions in Illinois, USA, over the 20th century were driven by use of alternative rather than primary habitats

Ward, M. P., Stodola, K. W., Walk, J. W., Benson, T. J., Deppe, J. L. & Brawn, J. D., Aug 1 2018, In : Condor. 120, 3, p. 622-631 10 p.

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Development of activity rates in fledgling songbirds: When do young birds begin to behave like adults?

Jones, T. M., Brawn, J. D. & Ward, M. P., Jan 1 2018, In : Behaviour. 155, 5, p. 337-350 14 p.

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Estimating apparent survival of songbirds crossing the Gulf of Mexico during autumn migration

Ward, M. P., Benson, T. J., Deppe, J., Zenzal, T. J., Diehl, R. H., Celis-Murillo, A., Bolus, R. & Moore, F. R., Oct 24 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1889, 20181747.

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Evaluation of conspecific attraction as a management tool across several species of anurans

Buxton, V. L., Ward, M. P. & Sperry, J. H., Mar 1 2018, In : Diversity. 10, 1, 6.

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Linking landscape composition to predator-specific nest predation requires examining multiple landscape scales

Chiavacci, S. J., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 4, p. 2082-2092 11 p.

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Migratory hummingbirds make their own rules: the decision to resume migration along a barrier

Zenzal, T. J., Moore, F. R., Diehl, R. H., Ward, M. P. & Deppe, J. L., Mar 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 137, p. 215-224 10 p.

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Occurrence of quiescence in free-ranging migratory songbirds

Schofield, L. N., Deppe, J. L., Diehl, R. H., Ward, M. P., Bolus, R. T., Zenzal, T. J., Smolinsky, J. & Moore, F. R., Mar 1 2018, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 72, 3, 36.

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Use of cover crop fields by migratory and resident birds

Wilcoxen, C. A., Walk, J. W. & Ward, M. P., Jan 15 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 252, p. 42-50 9 p.

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Using automated radio telemetry to quantify activity patterns of songbirds during stopover

Schofield, L. N., Deppe, J. L., Zenzal, T. J., Ward, M. P., Diehl, R. H., Bolus, R. T. & Moore, F. R., Oct 1 2018, In : Auk. 135, 4, p. 949-963 15 p.

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Who is in the neighborhood? Conspecific and heterospecific responses to perceived density for breeding habitat selection

Kelly, J. K., Chiavacci, S. J., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., Apr 2018, In : Ethology. 124, 4, p. 269-278 10 p.

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2017

Do songbirds attend to song categories when selecting breeding habitat? A case study with a wood warbler

Kelly, J. K. & Ward, M. P., Jan 1 2017, In : Behaviour. 154, 11, p. 1123-1144 22 p.

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Frog breeding pond selection in response to predators and conspecific cues

Buxton, V. L., Ward, M. P. & Sperry, J. H., May 1 2017, In : Ethology. 123, 5, p. 397-404 8 p.

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Landscape Context Affects Use of Restored Grasslands by Mammals in a Dynamic Agroecosystem

Berry, B., Schooley, R. L. & Ward, M. P., Apr 1 2017, In : American Midland Naturalist. 177, 2, p. 165-182 18 p.

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Post-fledging habitat use in the Dickcissel

Jones, T. M., Brawn, J. D. & Ward, M. P., Aug 1 2017, In : Condor. 119, 3, p. 497-504 8 p.

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Responses of Bachman's sparrows and prairie warblers to fragmentation

Jones, C. D., Stodola, K., Coombs, J., Ward, M. P. & Cooper, R. J., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 81, 2, p. 347-355 9 p.

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Survival and habitat selection of Canada Geese during autumn and winter in metropolitan Chicago, USA

Dorak, B. E., Ward, M. P., Eichholz, M. W., Washburn, B. E., Lyons, T. P. & Hagy, H. M., Nov 1 2017, In : Condor. 119, 4, p. 787-799 13 p.

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Swainson's Thrushes do not show strong wind selectivity prior to crossing the Gulf of Mexico

Bolus, R. T., Diehl, R. H., Moore, F. R., Deppe, J. L., Ward, M. P., Smolinsky, J. & Zenzal, T. J., Dec 1 2017, In : Scientific reports. 7, 1, 14280.

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Using audio playback to expand the geographic breeding range of an endangered species

Anich, N. M. & Ward, M. P., Dec 2017, In : Diversity and Distributions. 23, 12, p. 1499-1508 10 p.

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2016

Cascade of ecological consequences for West Nile virus transmission when aquatic macrophytes invade stormwater habitats

MacKay, A. J., Muturi, E. J., Ward, M. P. & Allan, B. F., Jan 1 2016, In : Ecological Applications. 26, 1, p. 219-232 14 p.

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Conveying information with one song type: Changes in dawn song performance correspond to different female breeding stages

Zhang, V. Y., Celis-Murillo, A. & Ward, M. P., Jan 2 2016, In : Bioacoustics. 25, 1, p. 19-28 10 p.

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Do seasonal patterns of rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus) and black racer (Coluber constrictor) activity predict avian nest predation?

DeGregorio, B. A., Weatherhead, P. J., Ward, M. P. & Sperry, J. H., Apr 1 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 7, p. 2034-2043 10 p.

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Field Verification of Original and Updated National Wetlands Inventory Maps in three Metropolitan Areas in Illinois, USA

Matthews, J. W., Skultety, D., Zercher, B., Ward, M. P. & Benson, T. J., Dec 1 2016, In : Wetlands. 36, 6, p. 1155-1165 11 p.

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Nocturnal songs in a diurnal passerine: attracting mates or repelling intruders?

Celis-Murillo, A., Benson, T. J., Sosa-López, J. R. & Ward, M. P., Aug 1 2016, In : Animal Behaviour. 118, p. 105-114 10 p.

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Seasonal and daily patterns of nocturnal singing in the Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Celis-Murillo, A., Stodola, K. W., Pappadopoli, B., Burton, J. M. & Ward, M. P., Jul 1 2016, In : Journal of Ornithology. 157, 3, p. 853-860 8 p.

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2015

Fat, weather, and date affect migratory songbirds' departure decisions, routes, and time it takes to cross the Gulf of Mexico

Deppe, J. L., Ward, M. P., Bolus, R. T., Diehl, R. H., Celis-Murillo, A., Zenzal, T. J., Moore, F. R., Benson, T. J., Smolinsky, J. A., Schofield, L. N., Enstrom, D. A., Paxton, E. H., Bohrer, G., Beveroth, T. A., Raim, A., Obringer, R. L., Delaney, D. & Cochran, W. W., Nov 17 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 46, p. E6331-E6338

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Tradeoffs among ecosystem services in restored wetlands

Jessop, J., Spyreas, G., Pociask, G. E., Benson, T. J., Ward, M. P., Kent, A. D. & Matthews, J. W., Nov 1 2015, In : Biological Conservation. 191, p. 341-348 8 p.

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Use of chorus sounds for location of breeding habitat in 2 species of anuran amphibians

Buxton, V. L., Ward, M. P. & Sperry, J. H., Jan 1 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology. 26, 4, p. 1111-1118 8 p.

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Wait Until Dark? Daily Activity Patterns and Nest Predation by Snakes

DeGregorio, B. A., Sperry, J. H., Ward, M. P. & Weatherhead, P. J., Dec 1 2015, In : Ethology. 121, 12, p. 1225-1234 10 p.

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When to use social cues: Conspecific attraction at newly created grasslands

Andrews, J. E., Brawn, J. D. & Ward, M. P., May 1 2015, In : Condor. 117, 2, p. 297-305 9 p.

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Why fledge early in the day? Examining the role of predation risk in explaining fledging behavior

Chiavacci, S. J., Ward, M. P. & Benson, T. J., Feb 11 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology. 26, 2, p. 593-600 8 p.

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2014

Does no-till soybean farming provide any benefits for birds?

VanBeek, K. R., Brawn, J. D. & Ward, M. P., Mar 1 2014, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 185, p. 59-64 6 p.

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Stopover duration of mallards during autumn in the Illinois River valley

Hagy, H. M., Yetter, A. P., Stodola, K. W., Horath, M. M., Hine, C. S., Ward, M. P., Benson, T. J., Smith, R. V. & Stafford, J. D., May 2014, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 78, 4, p. 747-752 6 p.

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Stopover ecology of American golden-plovers (pluvialis Dominica) in midwestern agricultural fields

Stodola, K. W., O'neal, B. J., Alessi, M. G., Deppe, J. L., Dallas, T. R., Beveroth, T. A., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., May 2014, In : Condor. 116, 2, p. 162-172 11 p.

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The active nightlife of diurnal birds: Extraterritorial forays and nocturnal activity patterns

Ward, M. P., Alessi, M., Benson, T. J. & Chiavacci, S. J., Feb 1 2014, In : Animal Behaviour. 88, p. 175-184 10 p.

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2013

Effects of connectivity and regional dynamics on restoration of small mammal communities in midwestern grasslands

Mulligan, M. P., Schooley, R. L. & Ward, M. P., Nov 1 2013, In : Restoration Ecology. 21, 6, p. 678-685 8 p.

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Effects of temperature, moon phase, and prey on nocturnal activity in Ratsnakes: An automated telemetry study

Sperry, J. H., Ward, M. P. & Weatherhead, P. J., Mar 1 2013, In : Journal of Herpetology. 47, 1, p. 105-111 7 p.

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