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2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parasitic Diseases
parasite
Parasites
Costs and Cost Analysis
parasites

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 1 2019, In : Acta Oecologica. 96, p. 24-28 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Setophaga
brood parasitism
Molothrus ater
songbirds
songbird
Sylvilagus
habitat selection
habitat preferences
predation risk
agricultural land
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., Walk, J. W., Benson, T. J., Deppe, J. L. & Brawn, J. D., Aug 1 2018, In : Condor. 120, 3, p. 622-631 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bird
birds
habitat
habitats
distribution

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Songbirds
songbirds
Radio
Telemetry
Birds

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf of Mexico
Songbirds
songbird
songbirds
Fats

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amphibians
frog
Anura
Breeding
amphibian

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

Chiavacci, S. J., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 4, p. 2082-2092 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nest predation
predator
nest
predation
land cover

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 1 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 137, p. 215-224 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stopover
hummingbirds
ruby
radiotelemetry
coast

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

songbird
bird
radiotelemetry
radio telemetry
nocturnal activity

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cover crop
cover crops
bird
birds
stubble

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stopover
songbird
radiotelemetry
songbirds
radio telemetry

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 1 2018, In : Ethology. 124, 4, p. 269-278 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

habitat preferences
habitat selection
breeding sites
breeding
songbird
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parulidae
Songbirds
songbirds
Music
breeding sites

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

selection response
frog
frogs
pond
breeding

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agricultural ecosystem
agroecosystems
mammal
grasslands
grassland
Passeriformes
paternity
telemetry
extra-pair copulation
duration

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fledging
habitat use
habitats
habitat
vegetation

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Passeriformes
prairies
savanna
prairie
savannas

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Branta canadensis
habitat preferences
habitat selection
autumn
urban areas

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bird
energetics
stopover
cost
gulf
habitat quality
environmental change
habitats
site fidelity
inertia

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

Anich, N. M. & Ward, M. P., Dec 1 2017, In : Diversity and Distributions. 23, 12, p. 1499-1508 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

endangered species
breeding
migratory species
climate change
species conservation
fledging
body condition
nestling
mortality
songbird
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

West Nile virus
stormwater
habitat
basin
bird

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

song
animal communication
breeding
Passeriformes
birds

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elaphe obsoleta
nest predation
snake
snakes
nest

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wetlands
metropolitan area
wetland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

passerine
song
Passeriformes
animal communication
bird

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Passeriformes
animal communication
Spizella
songbirds
acoustics
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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf of Mexico
Songbirds
Weather
Fats
Oral Candidiasis
parasite
parasites
testing
brood parasitism
Molothrus ater

Tradeoffs among ecosystem services in restored wetlands

Jessop, J., Spyreas, G. R., 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
wetlands
wetland
biodiversity

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

breeding sites
amphibian
amphibians
pond
breeding
nest predation
activity pattern
snake
snakes
nest

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nest predation
activity pattern
snake
snakes
nest

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

grasshopper
grasslands
grassland
habitat
bird

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fledging
predation risk
nest
nests
predation
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

no-tillage
soybean
nest
farming systems
soybeans

Stopover duration of mallards during autumn in the Illinois River valley

Hagy, H., Yetter, A. P., Stodola, K., Horath, M. M., Hine, C. S., Ward, M. P., Benson, T. J., Smith, R. V. & Stafford, J. D., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Wildlife Management. 78, 4, p. 747-752 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Illinois River
stopover
Anas platyrhynchos
conservation planning
valleys

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

Stodola, K., O'neal, B. J., Alessi, M. G., Deppe, J. L., Dallas, T. R., Beveroth, T. A., Benson, T. J. & Ward, M. P., May 1 2014, In : Condor. 116, 2, p. 162-172 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dominica
stopover
Charadriidae
ecology
accessibility

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nocturnal activity
activity pattern
bird
birds
copulation
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

small mammal
small mammals
connectivity
grasslands
grassland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nocturnal activity
lunar phase
telemetry
snake
snakes

Evaluation of automated radio telemetry for quantifying movements and home ranges of snakes

Ward, M. P., Sperry, J. H. & Weatherhead, P. J., Jun 1 2013, In : Journal of Herpetology. 47, 2, p. 337-345 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiotelemetry
radio telemetry
snake
home range
snakes

Patch size and edge proximity are useful predictors of brood parasitism but not nest survival of grassland birds

Benson, T. J., Chiavacci, S. J. & Ward, M. P., Jun 1 2013, In : Ecological Applications. 23, 4, p. 879-887 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

brood parasitism
patch size
nest
grassland
bird

West Nile virus infection rates and avian serology in east-central Illinois

Lampman, R. L., Krasavin, N. M., Ward, M. P., Beveroth, T. A., Lankau, E. W., Alto, B. W., Muturi, E. & Novak, R. J., Jun 1 2013, In : Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 29, 2, p. 108-122 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

West Nile virus
Turdus migratorius
Virus Diseases
Serology
blood meal
2012

Effectiveness and utility of acoustic recordings for surveying tropical birds

Celis-Murillo, A., Deppe, J. L. & Ward, M. P., Jun 1 2012, In : Journal of Field Ornithology. 83, 2, p. 166-179 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surveying
acoustics
bird
vegetation types
birds

Implications of spatial patterns of roosting and movements of American robins for west Nile virus transmission

Benson, T. J., Ward, M. P., Lampman, R. L., Raim, A. & Weatherhead, P. J., Oct 1 2012, In : Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 12, 10, p. 877-885 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

West Nile virus
Songbirds
Culicidae
Culex
Birds
2011

Consequences of using conspecific attraction in avian conservation: A case study of endangered colonial waterbirds

Ward, M. P., Semel, B., Jablonski, C., Deutsch, C., Giammaria, V., Miller, S. B. & McGuire, B. M., Dec 1 2011, In : Waterbirds. 34, 4, p. 476-480 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water birds
Laridae
nests
case studies
managers