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Dr. Thomas Martin

Research Publications

  • Martin, T. E., A. J. Boyce, K. Fierro-Calderón, A. E. Mitchell, C. E. Armstad, J. Mouton, and E. E. Bin Soudi. 2017. Do enclosed nests provide greater thermal than nest predation benefits compared with open nests across latitudes? Functional Ecology 31: 1231-1240.
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. 2017. Logging impacts on avian species richness and composition differ across latitudes and foraging and breeding habitat preferences. Biological Reviews 92: 1657-1674.
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. Seasonal fecundity and consequences for λ are more strongly affected by direct than indirect predation effects across species. Ecology 98: 1829–1838
  • Ton, R, and T. E. Martin. 2017. Proximate effects of temperature versus evolved intrinsic constraints for embryonic development times among temperate and tropical songbirds. Scientific Reports 7(1), 895.
  • Mitchell, A. E., F. Tuh, and T. E. Martin. 2016. Breeding biology of an endemic Bornean turdid: Fruithunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(1), 36-45.
  • Boyce, A. J. and T. E. Martin. 2017. Contrasting latitudinal patterns of life-history divergence in two genera of new world thrushes (Turdinae). Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1-10.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, A. Taylor, A. Braae and R. Altwegg. 2016. Age, sex, and social influences on adult survival in the co-operatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin. Emu 114: 394-401. Abstract | 
  • Lloyd, P., B. D. Frauenknecht, M. A. du Plessis, and T. E. Martin. 2016. Comparative life history of the south-temperate Cape Penduline Tit (Anthoscopus minutus) and north-temperate Remizidae species. Journal of Ornithology doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1417-4. Abstract | 
  • Lloyd, P., and T. E. Martin. 2016. Fledgling survival increases with development time and adult survival across north and south temperate zones. Ibis 158: 135–143. Abstract | 
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. 2015. Costs of fear: Behavioural and life-history responses to risk and their demographic consequences vary across species. Ecology Letters 19: 403–413. Abstract | 
  • Ton, R., and T. E. Martin. 2015. Metabolism correlates with variation in post-natal growth rate among songbirds at three latitudes . Functional Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12548.
  • Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. J. Boyce, P. Lloyd, and R. Ton. 2015. Adult mortality probability and nest predation rates explain parental effort in warming eggs with consequences for embryonic development time. American Naturalist 186: 223-236. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E. Age-related mortality explains life history strategies of tropical and temperate songbirds. Science 349: 966-970.
  • LaManna, J. A., A. B. Hemenway, V. Boccadori, and T. E. Martin. 2015. Bird species turnover is related to changing predation risk along a vegetation gradient. Ecology 96: 1670-1680. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E. 2015. Consequences of habitat change and resource selection specialization for population limitation in cavity-nesting birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 475–485. Abstract | 
  • Boyce, A.J., B.G. Freeman, A.E. Mitchell and T.E. Martin. 2015. Clutch size declines with elevation in tropical birds. Auk 132: 424-432.
  • Ibanez-Alamo, J.D., R. D. Magrath, J. C. Oteyza, A. D. Chalfoun, T. M. Haff, K. A. Schmidt, R. L. Thomson, and T. E. Martin. Nest predation research: Recent findings and future perspectives. Journal of Ornithology DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1207-4.
  • Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. E. Mitchell, A. L. Potticary, and P. Lloyd. 2015. Post-natal growth rates of diverse songbird species covary weakly with embryonic development rates and do not explain adult mortality probability. American Naturalist 185: 380-389.
  • Muñoz and Martin. 2014. Breeding biology of the Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 717-727.
  • Lloyd, P., F. Abadi, R. Altwegg, and T. E. Martin. 2014. South-temperate birds have equivalent annual adult survival to tropical birds in Africa. Journal of Avian Biology 45: 493-500. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E. 2014. A conceptual framework for clutch size evolution in songbirds. American Naturalist 183: 313-324. Abstract | 
  • Ghalambor, C. K., S. I. Peluc, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Plasticity of parental care under the risk of predation: how much should parents reduce care? Biology Letters 9: 20130154. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E., R. Ton, and A. Niklison. 2013. Intrinsic vs. extrinsic influences on life history expression: metabolism and parentally-induced temperature influences on embryo development rate. Ecology Letters 16: 738-745. Abstract | 
  • Arriero, E., A. Majewska, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Ontogeny of constitutive immunity: maternal vs endogenous influences. Functional Ecology 27: 472–478. Abstract | 
  • Parsons, E. W. R., J. L. Maron, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Elk herbivory alters small mammal assemblages in high elevation riparian drainages. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 459-467. Abstract | 
  • Auer, S. K., and T. E. Martin. 2013. Climate change has indirect effects on resource use and overlap among coexisting bird species with negative consequences for their reproductive success. Global Change Biology 19: 411-419.

  • Cheng, Y., and T. E. Martin. 2012. Nest predation risk and growth strategies of Passerine species: Grow fast or develop traits to escape risk? American Naturalist 180: 285-295. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E., and J. L. Maron. 2012. Climate impacts on bird and plant communities from altered animal-plant interactions. Nature Climate Change 2: 195-200. Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E. 2011. The cost of fear. Science 334: 1353-1354. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Fontaine, J.J., E. Arriero, H. Schwable, and T.E. Martin. 201). Nest predation and circulating corticosterone levels within and among species. Condor 113:(825-833) Download  | 
  • Martin, T.E., E. Arriero, and A. Majewska. 2011. A trade-off between embroyonic development rate and immune function of avian offspring is revealed by considering embroyic temperature. Biol. Lett. 7:425-428.
  • Martin, T.E., P. Lloyd, C. Bosque, D.C. Barton, A.L. Biancucci, Y.R. Cheng, and R. Ton. 2011. Growth rate variation among passerine species in tropical and temperate sites: An antagonistic interaction between parental food provisioning and nest predation risk. Evolution 65(6):1607-1622.
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Parental investment decisions in response to ambient nest predation risk versus actual predation on the prior nest. The Condor 112:701-710.
  • Chalfoun, A.D. and T.E. Martin. 2010. Facultative nest patch shifts in response to nest predation risk in the Brewer's sparrow: a "win-stay, lose-switch" strategy? Oecologia 163:885-892.
  • Goulding, W., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Description of the breeding biology of the Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops) in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122:689-698
  • Lomáscolo, S., A. C. Monmany, A. Malizia, and T. E. Martin. 2010. Flexibility in nest site choice and nest success of Turdus rufiventris (Turdidae) in a montane forest in northwestern Argentina. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122:674-680.
  • Biancucci, L. and T.E. Martin. 2010. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size? Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1086-1092.
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Within-season facultative shifts in nest-site selection in response to offspring predation risk: A win-stay, lose-switch strategy. Oecologia 163:885-892.
  • Ruggera, R. A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Breeding biology and natural history of the Slate-throated Whitestart in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 447-454.
  • Biancucci, A. L., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size? Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1086-1092.
  • Cox, W. A., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Breeding biology of the Three-striped Warbler in Venezuela: A contrast between tropical and temperate parulids. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 667-678.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: Experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. J. of Animal Ecology 78:497-503.
  • Fedy, B. C., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Male songbirds provide indirect parental care by guarding females during incubation. Behavioral Ecology 20: 1034-1038.
  • Lloyd, P., W. A. Taylor, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2009. Females increase reproductive investment in response to multiple helper benefits in the cooperatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin Cercotrichas coryphaeus. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 400-411.
  • Martin, T. E. and J. V. Briskie. 2009. Predation on dependent offspring: a review of the consequences for mean expression and phenotypic plasticity in avian life history traits. The Year in Evolutionary Biology 2009: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1168: 201-217.
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 497-503.
  • Forsman, J. T., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat selection for parasite-free space by hosts of parasitic cowbirds. Oikos 118: 464-470.
  • Biancucci, L., and T. E. Martin. 2008. First description of the breeding biology and natural history of the Ochre-breasted Brush-finch (Atlapetes semirufus) in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 856-862.
  • Muir, J. A., D. Licata, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Reproductive biology of the Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus granadensis). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 862-867.
  • Martin, T. E. 2008. Egg size variation among tropical and temperate songbirds: An embryonic temperature hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:9268-9271
  • Niklison, A., J. I. Areta, R. A. Ruggera, K. L. Decker, C. Bosque, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Natural history and breeding biology of the Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 345-352.
  • Massaro, M., A. Starling-Windhof, J. V. Briskie, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Introduced mammalian predators induce adaptive shifts in parental behaviour in an endemic New Zealand bird. PLoS One 3(6): e2331. doi:10. 1371/journal. pone. 0002331
  • Martin, T. E., and H. Schwabl. 2008 Variation in maternal effects and embryonic development rates among passerine species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 1663-1674.
  • Clark, M., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Modeling trade-offs in avian life history traits and consequences for population growth. Ecological Modeling, 209:110-120.
  • Fontaine, J. J., M. Martel, H. M. Markland, A. Niklison, K. L. Decker, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Testing ecological and behavioral correlates of nest predation. Oikos 116: 1887-1894.
  • Martin, T. E., S. K. Auer, R. D. Bassar, A. M. Niklison, P. Lloyd. 2007. Geographic variation in avian incubation periods and parental influences on embryonic temperature. Evolution, 61-11:2558-2569.
  • Fontaine, J.J., M. Martel, H.M. Markland, A.M. Niklison, K.L. Decker and T.E. Martin. 2007. Testing ecological and behavioral correlates of nest predation. Oikos 116:1887-1894. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. J. of Applied Ecology 44: 983-992.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and an experimental test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 73: 579-585.
  • Cadena, C. D., S. C�rdoba-C�rdoba, G. A. Londo�o, D. Calder�n-F., T. E. Martin, M. P. Baptiste. 2007. Nesting and singing behavior of Common Bush-Tanagers (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) in South America. Ornitologia Colombiana 5: 54-63.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:983-992.
  • Schwabl, H., M. G. Palacios, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Selection for rapid development leads to higher embryo exposure to maternal androgens among passerine species. American Naturalist 170: 196-206.
  • Auer, S.K., R.D. Bassar, J.J. Fontaine, and T.E. Martin. 2007. Breeding biology of passerines in a subtropical montane forest in Northwestern Argentina. Condor 109:321-333. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Fierro-Calderon, K., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Reproductive biology of the Violet-chested Hummingbird in Venezuela and comparisons with other tropical and temperate hummingbirds. Condor 109:680-685.
  • Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar and T. E. Martin. 2007. Biparental incubation in the chestnut-vented tit-babbler Parisoma subcaerulemum: mates devote equal time, but males keep eggs warmer. Journal Avian Biology. 38: 278-283.
  • Decker, K., A. Niklison, and T. E. Martin. 2007. First description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Merida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 121-124.
  • Martin, T. E. 2007. Climate correlates of 20 years of trophic changes in a high elevation riparian system. Ecology 88: 367-380.
  • Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Breeding biology of passerines in a subtropical montane forest in northwestern Argentina. The Condor 109:321-333.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and a test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 73:579-585.
  • Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Experimental test of nest predation influences on adult habitat selection in a breeding bird community. American Naturalist 168: 811-818.
  • Fontaine, J.J., and T.E. Martin. 2006. Habitat selection responses of parents to offspring predation risk: an experimental test. American Naturalist 168:811-818. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Fontaine, J.J., and T.E. Martin. 2006. Parent birds assess nest predation risk and adjust their reproductive strategies. Ecology Letters 9:428-434. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Martin, T.E., R.D. Bassar, S.K. Bassar, J.J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60:390-398 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Parent birds assess nest predation risk and adjust their reproductive strategies. Ecology Letters 9: 428-434.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, M. M. Hart, U. Langner, and R. D. Bassar. 2006. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation: a case study. Pp: 255-269 in J. Wu, K. B. Jones, H. Li, and O. Loucks (Editors) Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis In Ecology: Methods and Applications. Columbia University Press, New York, NY.
  • Martin, T. E., R. D. Bassar, S. K. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60:390-398.
  • Palacios, M. G., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Incubation period and immune function: a comparative field study among coexisting birds. Oecologia 146:505-512.
  • Tewksbury, J. J., L. Garner, S. Garner, J. D. Lloyd, V. Saab, and T. E. Martin. 2006. Alternative hypotheses of landscape influence on nest predation and brood parasitism in fragmented ecosystems. Ecology:87(3), Pp. 759-768.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15: 1504-1514.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15: 1504-1514.
  • Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2005. Reproductive success of chestnut-collared longspurs in native and exotic grassland. Condor 107: 363-374.
  • Ferretti, V., P. E. Llambias, and T. E. Martin. 2005. Life history differences between poulations of a Neotropical thrush challenge food limitation theory. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272:769-773.
  • Roff, D. A., V. Reme', and T. E. Martin. 2005. The evolution of fledging age in songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 18:1425-1433.
  • Lloyd, J., and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site preference and maternal effects on offspring growth. Behavioral Ecology 15: 816-823.
  • Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site partitioning in a strandveld shrubland bird community. Ostrich 75: 250-258
  • Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2004. The influence of nest site characteristics on the nesting success of Karoo Prinia. Ostrich 75: 269-274.
  • Martin, T. E. 2004. Avian life-history evolution has an eminent past: does it have a bright future? The Auk 121:289-301
  • Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2003. Sibling competition and the evolution of parental developmental rates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270: 735-740.
  • Cavitt, J. F., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Effects of forest fragmentation on brood parasitism and nest predation in eastern and western landscapes. Studies in Avian Biology 25: 73-80.
  • Donovan, T. M., C. J. Beardmore, D. N. Bonter, J. K. Brawn, R. J. Cooper, J. A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S. A. Gauthreaux, T. L. George, W. C. Hunter, T. E. Martin, J. Price, K. V. Rosenberg, P. D. Vickery, and T. Bently Wigley. 2002. Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:329-339.
  • Remes, V., and T. E. Matin. 2002. Environmental influences on the evolution of growth and development rates in passerines. Evolution 56(12): 2505-2518.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Comparative manipulation of predation in incubating birds reveals variability in the plasticity of responses. Behavioral Ecology 13: 101-108.
  • Martin, T. E. 2002. A new view for avian life history evolution tested on an incubation paradox. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 309-316.
  • Tewksbury, J. J., T. E. Martin, S. J. Hejl, W. Jenkins, and M. Kuehn. 2002. Parental care of a cowbird host: caught between the costs of egg-removal and nest predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 423-429.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. Science 292: 494-497
  • Barber, D. R., T. E. Martin, M. A. Melchiors, R. E. Thill, and T. B. Wigley. 2001. Nesting success of birds in different silvicultural treatments in Southeastern U. S. pine forests. Conservation Biology 15: 196-207.
  • Martin, T. E., A. P. Moller, S. Merino, and J. Clobert. 2001. Does clutch size evolve in response to parasites and immunocompetence? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98: 2071-2076.
  • Banks, A. B., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds: the role of host activity. Behavioral Ecology 12: 31-40
  • Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Behavioral interactions between two coexisting wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): experimental and empirical tests. Ecology 82: 207-218.
  • Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Ecological and fitness consequences of coexistence in two congeneric wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): a removal experiment. Ecology 82: 189-206.
  • Martin, T. E. 2001. Abiotic vs. biotic influences on habitat selection of coexisting species, with implications for climate change. Ecology 82: 175-188.
  • Martin, T.E., P.R. Martin, C.R. Olson, B.J. Heidinger, and J.J. Fontaine. 2000. Parental care and clutch sizes in North and South American birds. Science 287:1482-1485. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Conway, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Effects of ambient temperature on avian incubation strategies: a model and test. Behavioral Ecology 11: 178-188.
  • Martin, T. E., J. Scott, and C. Menge. 2000. Nest predation increases with parental activity: separating nest site and parental activity effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 267:2287-2293.
  • Martin, T. E., P. R. Martin, C. R. Olson, B. J. Heidinger, and J. J. Fontaine. 2000. Parental care and clutch sizes in North and South American birds. Science 287: 1482 1485.
  • Conway, C. J., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Evolution of avian incubation behavior: influence of food, temperature, and nest predation. Evolution 54:670-685.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Parental investment in two species of nuthatch varies with stage-specific predation risk and reproductive effort. Animal Behaviour 60: 263-267
  • Monkkonen, M., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sensitivity of comparative analyses to population variation in trait values: clutch size and cavity excavation tendencies. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 576-580
  • Badyaev, A. V., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sexual dimorphism in relation to current selection in the House Finch. Evolution 54: 987-997.
  • Canterbury, G. E., T. E. Martin, D. R. Petit, L. J. Petit, and D. F. Bradford. 2000. Bird communities and habitat as ecological indicators of forest condition in regional monitoring. Conservation Biology 14: 544-558.
  • Badyaev, A. V., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Individual variation in growth trajectories: Phenotypic and genetic correlations in ontogeny of the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 290-301.
  • Banks, A. B., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown headed cowbirds: the role of host activity. Behavioral Ecology 12: 31-40.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 49

 

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Mike Mitchell

Mike was born on Okinawa and grew up an Air Force brat, living in the Midwest and Southeast. He did his undergraduate work at James Madison University, graduating with a BS in Biology. Afterwards he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he flew UH-1N Hueys and achieved the rank of Captain. After leaving the Corps, Mike enrolled in graduate school at North Carolina State University where he earned a MS in Wildlife Biology (studying small mammals in eastern North Carolina) and a PhD in Zoology (studying black bears in the Appalachian Mountains). Since then, Mike has served as the Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife) in the Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and Unit Leader of the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit.

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute