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** Undergraduate Student

* Graduate Student

2022 and in press
Mahoney, S.M., M.W. Reudink, A. Contina, K.A. Roberts, V.T. Schabert, E.G. Gunther, and K.M. Covino. 2022. Plumage colouration varies by geography, season, and diet in a long-distance migratory bird. Journal of Avian Biology. In press.
Sonnleitner, J.*, Lazerte, S., McKellar, A.E., Flood, N.J., and M.W. Reudink. In press. Rapid shifts in migration routes and breeding latitude in North American bluebirds. Ecosphere. 
Thibault, E.*, S.M. Mahoney, and J. Briskie., Shaikh, M. and Reudink, M.W. In press. Extra-pair paternity drives plumage colour elaboration in male passerines. PLoS One.

Prytula, E.**, A.E. McKellar, L. Schwitters, and M.W. Reudink. 2021. Rapid changes in migratory timing in Vaux’s Swifts linked to weather. Canadian Journal of Zoology 100: 56-63.
Pageau, C., J. Sonnleitner, C.M. Tonra, M. Shaikh, and M.W. Reudink. 2021. Contrasting evolution of winter moulting strategies in European and North American passerines. Ecology & Evolution. 11: 13247-13258.
Smith, B., C. L. Snell, M. W. Reudink, and K. A. Otter. 2021. Comparing anti-predator response between urban and rural mountain chickadees. Behaviour.
Reudink, M.W., Fisher, M., Mount, N., Buckler, N., and K.A. Otter. 2021. Evolution of song and colour in island birds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 133: 1-10.

Ward, G. S. Mahoney, S. Joly, and M.W. Reudink. 2021. Effects of age and weather on the colour expression in mountain bluebirds. Journal of Avian Biology 52.
Stephens, C.R.A, M.W. Reudink, J. Van Hamme, K.A. Otter, and E. Bottos. 2021. The impacts of urbanization on the bacterial communities of mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli). Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 67: 572-583.
Mufford, J.T., Reudink, M.W., Rakobowchuk, M., Carlyle, C., and J. Church. 2021. Using UAVs to measure behavioral indicators of heat stress in cattle: The effect of coat color on respiration rate. Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Otter, K.A., M.W. Reudink, J.R. Foote, A.E. McKellar, and N.J. Flood. In press. Sexual Selection and Mating Systems under Anthropogenic Disturbance. In: Songbird Behaviour: Implications for Conservation and Management in the Anthropocene. (Darren Proppe, ed.). CRC Press.
Dale, C.A., M.W. Reudink, L.M. Ratcliffe, and A.E. McKellar. 2021. Effects of urbanization and nest box design on reproduction vary by species in three cavity-nesting passerines in the Okanagan Valley. Canadian Journal of Zoology 99: 141-147.

Mahoney, S, Pasch, B., M.W. Reudink, and T. Theimer. 2020. Song and plumage divergence among Willow Flycatchers. Journal of Avian Biology. e02621.
Pageau, C., C.M. Tonra, M. Shaikh, and M.W. Reudink. 2020. Evolution of moult-migration is directly linked to aridity of the breeding grounds in North American passerines. Biology Letters
Pageau, C., Vale, M.M., de Menezes, M.A., Barcante, L., Shaikh, M., Alves, M.A.S., and Reudink, M.W. 2020. Evolution of altitudinal migration in passerines is linked to diet. Ecology & Evolution. 10:3338-3345.
Smith**, E.L., Reudink, M.W., Marra, P.P., McKellar, A.E., and S.L. Van Wilgenburg. 2019. Breeding origins and migratory connectivity of a declining aerial insectivore at a northern roost site. Condor. 121:1-12.

Hajdasz, A.**, Otter, K.A., Baldwin, L.K., and M.W. Reudink. 2019. Caterpillar phenology predicts differences in timing of mountain chickadee breeding in urban and rural habitats. Urban Ecosystems. 22:1113-1122.

Hajdasz, A.**, McKellar, A.E, Ratcliffe, L.M., Boag, P.T., Marra, P.P. and M.W. Reudink. 2019. Extra-pair offspring are less heterozygous than within-pair offspring in American redstarts Setophaga ruticilla. Journal of Avian Biology. e02084 

Bailey, J.M.*, Reudink, M.W., and K.A. Otter. 2019. Supplemental feeding may reduce responsiveness of black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) to avian mobbing calls during gap-crossing decisions. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 97:680-684.

LaZerte, S.E., K.L.D. Marini*, H. Slabbenkoorn, M.W. Reudink, and K.A. Otter. 2019. More mountain chickadees sing atypical songs in urban areas. Canadian Field Naturalist. 133:28-33.
Tonra, C.M. and M.W. Reudink. 2018. Expanding the traditional definition of molt-migration: towards a more comprehensive synthesis of overlap in two life history stages. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135:1123-1132.

Leroux, S.L.**, A.E. McKellar, N.J. Flood, M.J. Paetkau, J.M. Bailey*, and M.W. Reudink. 2018. The influence of weather and parental provisioning on fledging success depends on nest box type in a cavity-nesting passerine, the Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) fledging success. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 708-716.

Bailey, J.M.**, Reudink, M.W., LaZerte S., Paetkau, M. Johnson, C., Hill, D., and K.A. Otter. 2018. Using radio frequency identification (RFID) to investigate gap-crossing decisions of black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135: 449-460.

Bonderud, E. S.**, Otter, K. A., Burg, T. M., Marini, K. L. D.** & Reudink, M. W. 2018. Patterns of extra-pair paternity in the mountain chickadee. Ethology 124: 378-386.

Marini, K.L.D.**, Reudink, M.W., LaZerte S., and K.A. Otter. 2017. Males in more urbanized areas begin vocalizing earlier, vocalize more, and have greater dawn chorus output than rural male mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli). Behaviour 154: 1197-1214.

Bonderud, E. S.**, Otter, K. A., Murray, B. W., Burg, T. M., Marini, K. L. D.** & Reudink, M. W. 2017 . Effects of parental condition and nesting habitat on sex allocation in the mountain chickadee. Behaviour. 154: 1101-1121

Marini, K.L.D.**, K.A. Otter, S.E. LaZerte, and M.W. Reudink. 2017. Urban environments are associated with earlier clutches and faster nestling feather growth compared to natural habitats. Urban Ecosystems 20: 1291-1300.

LaZerte, S.E., M.W. Reudink, K.A. Otter, J. Kusack, J.M. Bailey, A. Woolverton, M. Paetkau, A. de Jong, and D.J. Hill. 2017. feedr and A paired R package and user-friendly web application for transforming and visualizing RFID animal movement data. Ecology and Evolution 7: 7884-7896.

Sparrow, K.L., K. K. Donkor, N. J. Flood, P. P. Marra, A. G. Pillar, and M.W. Reudink. 2017. Conditions in the Mexican monsoon region affect feather carotenoid content and composition in a western moult-migrant, the Bullock’s oriole (Icterus bullockii). Ecology and Evolution 7: 2643-2651. **Received Cover Image**   

Wilson, S., A.E. McKellar, M.W. Reudink, P.P. Marra, and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2017. Density-dependent immigration promotes population stability in long-distance migratory bird. Population Ecology 95:1-10.

McArthur, S. L.*, A. E. McKellar, N. J. Flood, and M.W. Reudink. 2017. Local weather and regional climate influence breeding dynamics of Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) and Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): a 35-year study. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 271-277.



Flood, N. J., C. L. Schleuter*, M. W. Reudink, P. Pyle, M. A. Patten, J. D. Rising and P. L. Williams. 2016. Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America:; DOI: 10.2173/bna.416

Snell, C.L.**, S.E. LaZerte, M.W. Reudink, and K.A. Otter. 2016. Sympatric song variant in mountain chickadees Poecile gambeli does not reduce aggression from black-capped chickadees Poecile atricapillusEuropean Journal of Ecology 2: 53-59


Reudink, M.W., C.J. Kyle, A.E. McKellar, C.M. Somers, R.L.F. Reudink, T.K. Kyser, S.E. Franks, and J.J. Nocera. 2016. Linking isotopes and panmixia: high within-colony variation in feather δ2H, δ13C, and δ15N  across the range of the American white pelican. PLoS ONE 11: e0150810 


Bonderud, E.S.**, N.J. Flood, J.D. VanHamme, C.A.W. Boyda, and M.W. Reudink. 2016. Female mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) paired to more colourful males produce male-biased broods. Behaviour 153: 367-386 


Pillar, A.G.*, P.P. Marra, N.J. Flood, and M.W. Reudink. 2016. Moult-migration in Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) confirmed by geolocators and stable isotope analysis. Journal of Ornithology 157: 265-275



McKellar, A.E., M.W. Reudink, P.P. Marra, L.M. Ratcliffe, and S.Wilson. 2015. Climate and density influence annual survival and movement in a migratory songbird. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5892-5904


Reudink, M.W., S.L. Van Wilgenburg, L. Steele**, A.G. Pillar*, P.P. Marra, and A.E. McKellar. 2015. Patterns of migratory connectivity in Vaux’s Swifts at a northern migratory roost: a multi-isotope approach. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 117: 670-682. 


Evans, D.R.**, S.L. McArthur*, J.M. Bailey**, J.S. Church, and M.W. Reudink. 2015. A high-accuracy, time-saving method for extracting nest watch data from video recordings. Journal of Ornithology 156: 1125-1129. 


Marini, K.L.D.**, A.E. McKellar, L.M. Ratcliffe, P.P. Marra, and M.W. Reudink. 2015. Age-related change in carotenoid-based plumage of the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). Journal of Ornithology 156: 783-793. 


Reudink, M.W., A.E. McKellar, K.L.D. Marini**, S.L. McArthur*, P.P. Marra, and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2015. Inter-annual variation in American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) plumage colour is associated with rainfall and temperature during moult: an 11-year study. Oecologia 178: 161-173. 


Pillar, A.G.*, S. Wilson, N.J. Flood, and M.W. Reudink. 2015. Population response to environmental productivity throughout the annual cycle in a migratory songbird. Population Ecology 57: 163-173. 




Pomfret, J.K.**, J.J. Nocera, T.K. Kyser, and M.W. Reudink. 2014. Linking population declines with diet quality in Vaux’s swifts. Northwest Science 88: 305-313.

Munro, K.R.**, N.J. Flood, A.E. McKellar, and M.W. Reudink. 2014. Female mate preference varies with age and environmental conditions. Behaviour 141: 2059-2081. 


Morrison, A.**, N.J. Flood, and M.W. Reudink. 2014. Reproductive correlates of plumage coloration of female Mountain Bluebirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 85: 168-179. 


Tonra, C.M., K.L.D. Marini**, P.P. Marra, R.R. Germain, R.L. Holberton, and M.W. Reudink. 2014. Color expression in experimentally regrown feathers of an overwintering migratory bird: implications for signaling and seasonal interactions. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1222-1232. 


Regev-Shoshani, G., S. Vimalanathan, D. Prema, J.S. Church, M.W. Reudink, N. Nation, and C. Miller. 2014. Safety, bioavailability and mechanism of action of Nitric Oxide to control bovine respiratory disease complex in calves entering a feedlot. Research in Veterinary Science 96: 328-337.

Storfer, A., S.G. Mech, M.W. Reudink, and K. Lew. 2014. Inbreeding and strong population subdivision in an endangered salamander. Conservation Genetics 15: 137-151. 




Osmond, M.M.**, M.W. Reudink, R.R. Germain, P.P. Marra, J.J. Nocera, P.T. Boag, and L.M. Ratclife. 2013. Relationships between carotenoid-based female plumage and age, reproduction, and mate colour in the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 91: 589-595. 




Bugajski, A., M.W. Reudink, J.L. Doucette, S.E. Franks, B. Wissel, and C.M. Somers. 2012. The complexity of cormorants: stable isotopes reveal multiple prey sources and frequent feeding site switching. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70: 271-279. 


Nocera, J.J., J.M. Blais, D.V. Beresford, L.K. Finity, C. Grooms, L.E., Kimpe, K. Kyser, N. Michelutti, M.W. Reudink, and J.P. Smol. 2012. Historical pesticide applications coincided with an altered diet of aerially foraging insectivorous chimney swifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Published online 17Apr2012. Media coverage: The NationalScienceCBCDiscover 


Germain, R.R.**, M.W. Reudink, P.P. Marra, P.T. Boag, and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2012. Delayed maturation of multiple signals in a migratory songbird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 66: 419-431. 




Oomen, R.A.**, M.W. Reudink, J.J. Nocera, C.M. Somers, M.C. Green, and C.J. Kyle. 2011. Mitochondrial evidence for panmixia despite perceived barriers to gene flow in a widely distributed waterbird. Journal of Heredity. 102: 584-592. 


Reudink, M.W., C.J. Kyle, J.J. Nocera, R.A. Oomen**, M.C. Green, and C.M. Somers. 2011. Range-wide panmixia despite apparent ecological and behavioural barriers to gene flow in a widely-distributed waterbird. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 583-592. 




Germain, R. R**., M. W. Reudink, P. P. Marra and L. M. Ratcliffe. 2010. Carotenoid-based male plumage predicts parental investment in the American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 318-325. 




Meehan, C. J., E. J. Olson, M. W. Reudink, T. K. Kyser & R. L. Curry. 2009. Herbivory in a spider through exploitation of an ant-plant mutualism. Current Biology 19: R892-R893. 


Reudink, M. W., P. P. Marra, T. K. Kyser, P. T. Boag, K. M. Langin & L. Ratcliffe. 2009. Non-breeding season events influence sexual selection in a long-distance migratory bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276: 1619-1626. 


Reudink, M.W., P. P. Marra, P. T. Boag & L. Ratcliffe. 2009. Plumage coloration predicts paternity and polygyny in the American redstart. Animal Behaviour 77: 495-501. 


Reudink, M.W., C.E. Studds, T.K. Kyser, P.P. Marra and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2009. Plumage brightness predicts non-breeding season territory quality in a long-distance migratory songbird, the American redstart Setophaga ruticilla. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 34-41. 




Reudink, M.W., P. P. Marra, K. M. Langin, C. E. Studds, T. K. Kyser, & L. Ratcliffe. 2008. Molt-migration in the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) revisited: Explaining variation in feather δD signatures. Auk 125: 744-748. 

Langin, K.M., M.W. Reudink, P.P. Marra, T.K. Kyser, D.R. Norris, and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2007. Hydrogen isotopic variation in migratory bird tissues of known origin: implications for geographic assignment. Oecologia 152: 449-457. 


Reudink, M.W., J.J. Nocera, and R.L. Curry. 2007. Anti-predator response of Neotropical resident and migrant birds to familiar and unfamiliar owl vocalizations on the Yucatan Peninsula. Ornitologia Neotropical 18: 543-552. 


Reudink, M.W., S.G. Mech, S.P. Mullen, and R.L. Curry. 2007. Structure and dynamics of the hybrid zone between Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees in southeastern Pennsylvania. Auk 124: 463-478.


Reudink, M.W., S.G. Mech and R.L. Curry. 2006. Extra-pair paternity and mate choice in a chickadee hybrid zone. Behavioral Ecology 17: 56-62. 


Reudink, M.W., J.P. Snyder, B. Xu, A. Cunkelman, and R. Balsamo. 2005. A comparison of physiological and morphological properties of deciduous and wintergreen ferns in southeastern Pennsylvania. American Fern Journal 95: 45-56. 


Storfer, A., S.G. Mech, M.W. Reudink, R.E. Ziemba, J. Warren, and J.P. Collins. 2004. Introgression by non-native species in the endangered tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi (Lowe). Copeia 4: 783-796. 

Mech, S. G., A. Storfer, J. E. Ernst, M. W. Reudink, and S. C. Maloney. 2003. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for tiger salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum. Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 79 - 81.


Book Chapters


Curry, R.L., L.M. Rossano, M.W. Reudink. 2007. Behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization. In: Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 


Mennill, D.J., T.M. Burg, R.L. Curry, K. Martin, A.R. Norris, L. Ratcliffe, M.W. Reudink, L.M. Rossano, and K. Schubert. 2007. Synopsis: Parid Reproductive Behavior. In: Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 


Other Publications


Storfer, A., J. P. Collins, J. Snyder, S. G. Mech, M. Reudink, S. C.Maloney and J. E. Ernst. 2002. Genetic evidence for hybridization of non-native salamanders on the Fort Huachuca Army Reserve. US Army Final Report (Under Contract #DABT63-99-P-0087).


Reudink, R. L. F. and Reudink, M. W. 2009. Habitat Description: Henslow's Sparrow. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

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