Beth MacDougall-ShackletonWestern Science


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50. Boyd RJ, Kelly TR, MacDougall-Shackleton SA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2018. Alternative reproductive strategies in white-throated sparrows are associated with differences in parasite load following experimental infection. Biology Letters (accepted June 11, 2018).

49. Grieves LA, Kelly TR, Bernards MA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2018. Preen oil wax ester composition is altered by malarial infection in songbirds: results from an experimental study. Auk. doi: 10.1642/AUK-17-242.1

48. Nelson-Flower MJ, Germain RR, MacDougall-Shackleton EA, Taylor SS & P Arcese. 2018. Purifying selection in the toll-like receptors of song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Journal of Heredity. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esy027

47. Kelly TR, Bonner SJ, MacDougall-Shackleton SA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2018. Exposing migratory sparrows to Plasmodium suggests costs of resistance, not necessarily of infection itself. Journal of Experimental Zoology A. doi: 10.1002/jez.2151 (COVER IMAGE)

46. Slade JWG, Watson MJ & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2017. Birdsong signals individual diversity at the major histocompatibility complex. Biology Letters 13: 20170430.

45. Kelly TR, MacGillivray HL, Hobson KA, MacDougall-Shackleton SA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2017. Immune profiles vary seasonally, but are not significantly related to variation in migration distance or natal dispersal, in a migratory songbird. Journal of Experimental Zoology A 327: 284-292.

44. Moser-Purdy C, MacDougall-Shackleton EA, Mennill DJ. 2017. Enemies are not always dear: male song sparrows adjust dear enemy effect expression in response to female fertility. Animal Behaviour 126: 17-22.

43. Slade JWG, Sarquis-Adamson Y, Gloor GB, Lachance MA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2017. Population differences at MHC do not explain enhanced resistance of song sparrows to local parasites. Journal of Heredity 108:127-134.

42. Slade JWG, Watson MJ, Kelly TR, Gloor GB, Bernards MA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2016. Chemical composition of preen wax reflects major histocompatibility complex similarity in songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20161966.

41. Lymburner AH, TR Kelly, KA Hobson, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2016. Testosterone, migration distance, and migratory timing in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Hormones and Behavior 85: 102-107.

40. Sarquis-Adamson Y & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2016. Song sparrows Melospiza melodia have a home-field advantage in defending against sympatric malarial parasites. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160216.

39. Kelly TR, HL MacGillivray, Y Sarquis-Adamson, MJ Watson, KA Hobson & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2016. Seasonal migration distance varies with natal dispersal and predicts parasitic infection in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70: 1857-1866.

38. Potvin DA, PW Crawford , SA MacDougall-Shackleton & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2015. Song complexity, not territory location, predicts reproductive success in a migratory songbird. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93: 627-633.

37. Zylberberg M, EP Derryberry, CW Breuner, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, JM Cornelius & TP Hahn. 2015. Haemoproteus infected birds have increased lifetime reproductive success. Parasitology 142: 1033-1043.

36. Schmidt KL, SP Kubli, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2015. Early-life stress has sex-specific effects on immune function in adult song sparrows. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88: 183-194.

35. Schmidt KL, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, SP Kubli & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2014. Developmental stress, condition, and birdsong: a case study in song sparrows. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 568-577.

34. Ho WW, SG Connolly, PL Reynolds, JM Cornelius, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, ML Morton, ME Pereyra & TP Hahn. 2014. Song exposure during juvenile dispersal in Mountain White-crowned Sparrows. Auk 131: 208-214.

33. Kubli SP & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2014. Developmental timing of signals affects information content: song complexity but not song consistency reflects innate immune strategy in male song sparrows. American Naturalist, 183: 660-670.

32. Schmidt KL, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, KK Soma & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2014. Developmental programming of the HPA and HPG axes by early-life stress in male and female song sparrows. General and Comparative Endocrinology 196: 72-80.

31. Schmidt KL, SD Moore, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2013. Early-life stress affects song complexity, song learning, and volume of the brain nucleus RA in adult male song sparrows. Animal Behaviour 86: 25-35.

30. Schmidt KL, ES McCallum, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2013. Early-life stress affects the behavioural and neural response to song in female song sparrows to conspecific song. Animal Behaviour 85: 825-837.

29. MacDougall-Shackleton SA, KL Schmidt, AA Furlonger & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2013. HPA axis regulation, survival, and reproduction in free-living sparrows: Functional relationships or developmental correlations? General and Comparative Endocrinology 190: 188-193.

28. Schmidt KL, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2012. Developmental stress has sex-specific effects on nestling growth and adult metabolic rates but no effect on adult body size or body composition in song sparrows. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3207-3217.

27. Schmidt KL, AA Furlonger, JM Lapierre, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2012. Regulation of the HPA axis is related to song complexity and measures of phenotypic quality in song sparrows. Hormones and Behavior 61: 652-659.

26. Lapierre JM, DJ Mennill & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2011. Spatial and age-related variation in advertisement of shared song elements by song sparrows: old males sing the hits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 2149-2160.

25. MacDougall-Shackleton EA, M Clinchy, L Zanette & BD Neff. 2011. Songbird genetic diversity is lower in anthropogenically vs. naturally fragmented landscapes. Conservation Genetics 12: 1195-1203.

24. An YS, B Kriengwatana, AE Newman, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2011. Social rank, neophobia and observational learning in black-capped chickadees. Behaviour 148: 55-69.

23. Potvin DA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2010. Paternal song complexity predicts fledging, but not hatching, offspring sex ratios in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 146-152.

22. Potvin DA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2009. Parental investment amplifies effects of genetic complementarity on growth rates in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Animal Behaviour 78: 943-948.

21. MacDougall-Shackleton SA, L Dindia, AE Newman, DA Potvin, KA Stewart & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2009. Stress, song and survival in sparrows. Biology Letters 5: 746-748.

20. MacDougall-Shackleton EA, KA Stewart, DA Potvin & E Tennenhouse. 2009. The rich get richer: song complexity predicts song element sharing and song output in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Animal Behaviour 78: 141-146.

19. Hernandez AM, JA Pfaff, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2009. The development of geographic song preferences in female song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Ethology 115: 513-521.

18. Stewart KA & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2008. Local song elements indicate local genotypes and predict physiological condition in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Biology Letters 4: 240-242.

17. Pfaff JA, L Zanette, SA MacDougall-Shackleton & EA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2007. Song repertoire size varies with HVC volume and is indicative of male quality in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 2035-2040.

16. LeBlanc MM, CT Goode, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & DL Maney. 2007. Estradiol modulates catecholaminergic cell groups and projections to the auditory forebrain in a female songbird. Brain Research 1171: 93-103.

15. MacDougall-Shackleton EA, EP Derryberry, J Foufopoulos, AP Dobson & TP Hahn. 2005. Parasite-mediated heterozygote advantage in an outbred songbird population. Biology Letters 1: 105-107.

14. Zanette L, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, M Clinchy & JNM Smith. 2005. Brown-headed cowbirds skew host offspring sex ratios. Ecology 86: 815-820.

13. Karpouzos H, AM Hernandez, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2005. Effects of day-length and food availability on food caching, mass and fat reserves in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Physiology & Behavior 84: 465-469.

12. Morton ML, ME Pereyra, JD Crandall, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & TP Hahn. 2004.  Reproductive effort and return rates in the Mountain White-crowned Sparrow. Condor 106: 131-138.

11. MacDougall-Shackleton EA, L Blanchard, SA Igdoura & HL Gibbs. 2003. Melanistic plumage patterns in Old World leaf warblers do not correspond to sequence variation at the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) locus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 1675-1681.

10. Maney DL, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, SA MacDougall-Shackleton, GF Ball & TP Hahn. 2003. Immediate early gene response to hearing song correlates with receptive behavior and depends on dialect in female mountain white-crowned sparrows. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 667-674.

9.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA, EP Derryberry & TP Hahn. 2002. Non-local male mountain white-crowned sparrows have lower paternity and higher parasite loads than males singing local dialect. Behavioral Ecology 13: 682-689.

8.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA & SA MacDougall-Shackleton. 2001. Cultural and genetic evolution in mountain white-crowned sparrows: song dialects are associated with population structure. Evolution 55: 2568-2575.

7.  MacDougall-Shackleton SA, EA MacDougall-Shackleton & TP Hahn. 2001. Physiological and behavioural responses of female mountain white-crowned sparrows to natal- and foreign-dialect songs. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 325-333.

6.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA & RJ Robertson. 1998. Confidence of paternity and paternal care by eastern bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 9: 201-205.

5.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA & HE Harbison. 1998. Singing behavior of lekking green hermits. Condor 100: 149-152.

4.  Soisson SM, E MacDougall-Shackleton, RF Schleif & CM Wolberger. 1997. The 1.6 Å crystal structure of the AraC sugar-binding and dimerization domain complexed with D-fucose.  Journal of Molecular Biology 273: 226-237.

3.  Soisson SM, E MacDougall-Shackleton, RF Schleif & CM Wolberger. 1997. Structural basis for ligand-regulated oligomerization of AraC. Science 276: 421-425.

2.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA, RJ Robertson & PT Boag. 1996. Temporary male removal increases extra-pair paternity in eastern bluebirds. Animal Behaviour 52: 1177-1183.

1.  MacDougall-Shackleton EA & RJ Robertson. 1995. Mate guarding tactics used by great-crested flycatchers. Wilson Bulletin 197: 757-761.