Publications using museum specimens

Blight LK (2011) Egg Production in a Coastal Seabird, the Glaucous-Winged Gull (Larus glaucescens), Declines during the Last Century. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22027. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022027 (pdf) (Slater specimens used).

Blight, Louise K., Keith A. Hobson, T. Kurt Kyser, & Peter Arcese. (2014). Changing gull diet in a changing world: A 150-year stable isotope (δ13C, δ15N) record from feathers collected in the Pacific Northwest of North America.  Global Change Biology. (pdf). (Slater specimens used).

Bond, A.L., K.A. Hobson, and B.A. Branfireun. 2015. Rapidly increasing methyl mercury in endangered Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) feathers over a 130-year record. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282: 20150032. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0032

Burg, T. M., Bird, H., Lait, L. and de L. Brooke, M. 2014 Colonization pathways of the northeast Atlantic by northern fulmars: a test of James Fisher’s ‘out of Iceland’ hypothesis using museum collections. Journal of Avian Biology, 45: 209–218. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00262.x.

Caves, Eleanor M.,  Martin Stevens, Edwin S. Iversen, Claire N. Spottiswoode. 2015. HOSTS OF AVIAN BROOD PARASITES HAVE EVOLVED EGG SIGNATURES WITH ELEVATED INFORMATION CONTENT. Proc. R. Soc. B 2015 282 20150598; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0598. Published 17 June 2015

Chavez, A. S., Saltzberg, C. J. and Kenagy, G. J. 2011. Genetic and phenotypic variation across a hybrid zone between ecologically divergent tree squirrels (Tamiasciurus). Molecular Ecology, 20: 3350–3366. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05184.x

Chavez, A. S.,  S. P. Maher, B. S. Arbogast, and G. J. Kenagy. 2014. Diversification and gene fllow in nascent lineages of island and mainland North American Tree Squirrels (Tamiasciurus).  Evolution (Apr) 68(4):1094-1109. doi: 10.1111/evo.12336. (Slater specimens used)

Desrochers, A. 2010. Morphological response of songbirds to 100 years of landscape change in North America. Ecology 91:6, 1577-1582.

Durst, Paul. A. P.,  Louise Roth.  2015. Mainland size variation informs predictive models of exceptional insular body size change in rodents. Proc. R. Soc. B 2015 282 20150239; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0239. Published 17 June 2015. pdf

Helgen, K. M., F. R. Cole, L. E. Helgen, & D. E. Wilson.  2009.  Generic revision in the holarctic ground squirrel genus Spermophilus.  J. Mammalogy 90(2):270–305, 2009.  doi:10.1644/07-MAMM-A-309.1

Hornsby, A., Matocq, M. 2013.  Patterns of Evolutionary Divergence and Convergence in the Bushy-Tailed Woodrat (Neotoma cinerea) Across Western North America.  J Mammal Evolution, 12 pages, published online 21 May 2013. (Slater specimens used)

Lait, L. A. and T M Burg.  2013. When east meets west: population structure of a high-latitude resident species, the boreal chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus). Heredity (2013) 111, 321–329; doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.54; published online 12 June 2013

Manthey, J. D., J. Klicka, and G. M. Spellman. 2014. Effects of climate change on the evolution of Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) lineages. Auk 131: 559–570. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-13-242.1 (used museum locality data and climatic overlays)

Osterback,A.K, Frechette, D.M, Hayes, S.A, Shaffer, S.A., Moore, J.W. 2015. Long-term shifts in anthropogenic subsidies to gulls and implications for an imperiled fish. Biological Conservation 191 (2015) 606–613 (used feather clipping from museum specimens for SIA) doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.038

Roulin, A.  and C. Randin. 2015. Gloger’s rule in North American Barn Owls. 132: 321–332. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-14-167.1 (Slater specimens used).

Vredenburg VT, Felt SA, Morgan EC, McNally SVG, Wilson S, et al. (2013) Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Xenopus Collected in Africa (1871–2000) and in California (2001–2010). PLoS ONE 8(5): e63791. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.006379.  (frog specimens archived in California collections were used)

Vo, Anh-Thu E., Michael S. Bank, James P. Shine, and Scott V. Edwards. 2011. Temporal increase in organic mercury in an endangered pelagic seabird assessed by century-old museum specimens. PNAS 2011 108 (18) 7466-7471; doi:10.1073/pnas.1013865108

Welch, A. J., R C Fleischer, H F James, A E Wiley,P H Ostrom, J Adams, F Duvall, N Holmes, D Hu, J Penniman, and K A Swindle. 2012. Population divergence and gene flow in an endangered and highly mobile seabird.  Heredity (Edinb). 2012 Jul; 109(1): 19–28. (toe pads from specimens).