Publications

2017

Walter, S.T., L. Browne, J. Freile, J. Olivo, M. Gonzalez, and J. Karubian. 2017. Surrounding tree cover predicts diversity of large-bodied frugivorous birds in forest fragments. Biotropica. PDF

2017

Brouwer, L., M. van de Pol, N. H. Aranzamendi, G. Bain, D. T. Baldassarre, D. Colombelli-Négrel, E.D. Enbody, K. Gielow, M. L. Hall, A. E. Johnson, J. Karubian, S. A. Kingma, S. Kleindorfer, M. Louter, R.A. Mulder, A. Peters, S. Pruett-Jones, K. A. Tarvin, D.J. Thrasher, C.W. Varian-Ramos, M.S. Webster, A. Cockburn. 2017. Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a highly variable avian family. Molecular Ecology. 00:1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14385. PDF

2017

Geary B, S.M. Longest, K. Ottewell, S.M. Lantz, S.T. Walter, J. Karubian, and P.L. Leberg 2017. Genetic structure of brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in the northern Gulf of Mexico in the context of human management and disturbance. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185309. PDF

2017

Botsch, J.C, S.T. Walter, S.T., J. Karubian, N. González, E. Dobbs, and B.J. Brosi. 2017. Impacts of forest fragmentation on orchid bee diversity (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) in the Chocó biodiversity hotspot of northwest Ecuador. Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 633-643. PDF

2017

Lantz, S.M. and J. Karubian. 2017. Environmental disturbance increases social connectivity in a tropical passerine bird. PLoS One 12(8): 0183144. PDF

2017

Albers, AN, J.A. Jones, and L Siefferman. 2017. Behavioral differences among eastern bluebird populations may be a consequence of tree swallow presence: A pilot study. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5:116. PDF

2017

Enbody E.D., S.M. Lantz, and J. Karubian. 2017. Production of plumage ornaments among males and females of two closely related tropical passerine bird species. Ecology and Evolution. 00:1-11 doi 10.1002/ece3.3000 PDF

2017

Iverson, E.N.K., and J. Karubian. 2017. The role of bare parts in avian signaling. Auk 134: doi 10.1642/AUK-16-136.1 PDF

2017

Lantz, S.M., J. Boersma, H. Schwabl, and J. Karubian. 2017. Early-moulting red-backed fairywrens males acquire ornamented plumage in the absence of elevated androgens. Emu. doi 10.1080/01584197.2017.1297206 PDF

2017

McNeil, D.J., K.R. Aldinger, M.H. Bakermans, J.A. Lehman, A.C. Tisdale, J.A. Jones, PB Wood, D.A. Buehler, C.G. Smalling, L. Siefferman, J.L. Larkin. 2017. An evaluation and comparison of conservation guidelines for an at-risk migratory songbird. Global Ecology and Conservation, 9: 90-103. PDF

2017

Jones, J.A., A.C. Tisdale, M.H. Bakermans, J.L. Larkin, C.G. Smalling, and L. Siefferman. 2017. Multiple plumage ornaments as signals of intrasexual communication in golden-winged warblers. Ethology, 123: 145-156. PDF

2016

Hazlehurst, J.A., B. Tinoco, S. Cardenas, and J. Karubian. 2016. Pollination Ecology of Oreocallis grandiflora (Proteaceae) at the northern and southern ends of its geographic range. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 19: 71-80. PDF

2016

Browne, L. and J. Karubian. 2016. Negative frequency-dependent selection for rare genotypes promotes genetic diversity of a tropical palm. Ecology Letters. 19: 1439-1447 PDF

2016

Hazlehurst, J.A. and J. Karubian. 2016. Nectar robbing impacts pollinator behavior but not plant reproduction. Oikos. doi 10.1111/oik.03195. PDF

2016

Browne, L. and J. Karubian. 2016. Diversity of palm communities at different spatial scales in a recently fragmented tropical landscape. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 182: 451-464. PDF

2016

Karubian, J., L. Browne, D. Cabrera, M. Chambers, and J. Olivo. 2016. Relative influence of relatedness, conspecific density, and microhabitat on seedling survival and growth of an animal-dispersed Neotropical palm, Oenocarpus bataua. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 425-438. PDF

2016

Lantz, S.M. and J. Karubian. 2016. Male red-backed fairywrens enhance a plumage-based signal via adventitious molt. Auk 133:338-346. PDF

2016

Frumkin, N.B., T.W. Wey, M. Exnicios, C. Benham, M.G. Hinton, S. Lantz, C. Atherton, D. Forde, and J. Karubian. 2016. Inter-annual patterns of aggression and pair bonding in captive American flamingos(Phoenicopterus ruber). Zoo Biology 35: 111-119. PDF

2015

Koczur, L. M., G. M. Kent, B. Geary, B. M. Ballard, K. D. Meyer and M. C. Green. 2015. Measurements of adult and hatch-year reddish egrets (Egretta rufescens). Waterbirds 38:308-311. PDF

2015

Geary, B., C. Green, and B.M. Ballard. 2015. Movements and survival of juvenile reddish egrets Egretta rufescens on the Gulf of Mexico coast. Endangered Species Research 28:123-133. PDF

2015

Karubian, J., K. Otwell, A.Link, and A. DiFiori. 2015. Genetic consequences of seed dispersal to sleeping trees by spider monkeys. Acta oecologica 68:50-58. PDF

2015

Browne, L., M. Gonzalez, and J. Karubian. 2015. Biodiversity in forest fragments of the Mache-Chindul Reserve. Quito, Ecuador. PDF

2015

Browne, L., K. Ottewell, and J. Karubian. 2015. Short-term genetic consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation for the neotropical palm Oenocarpus bataua. Heredity. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2015.35. PDF

2015

Durães Ribeiro, R., J. E. McCormack, H. G. Álvarez, L. Carrasco, G. F. Grether, P. Mena-Olmedo, R. Sedano, T. B. Smith, and J. Karubian. 2015. Loss of sexual dimorphism is associated with loss of lekking behavior in the green manakin Xenopipo holochora. Journal of Avian Biology 46:307-314. PDF

2014

A. Rose, S. Lantz, J. Swaddle, and J. Karubian. 2014. Habitat and Arthropod Relationships Supporting the Red-Backed Fairy-Wren in the Australian Tropical Savanna Dry Season. Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal – Volume 1. PDF

2014

G. F. M. Jongsma, R. W. Hedley, R. Durães, and J. Karubian. 2014. Amphibian Diversity and Species Composition in Relation to Habitat Type and Alteration in the Mache–Chindul Reserve, Northwest Ecuador. Herpetologica 70(1):34-46. PDF

2014

Walter, S. T., M. R. Carloss, T. J. Hess, and P. Leberg. 2014. Demographic trends of Brown Pelicans in Louisiana before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Journal of Field Ornithology 85:4 421-429. PDF

2014

Diaz-Martin, Z., V. Swamy, J. Terborgh, P. Alvarez-Loayza, and F. Cornejo. 2014. Identifying keystone plant resources in an Amazonian forest using a long-trm fruit-fall record. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30:4 291-301. PDF

2014

Baldassarre, D. T., T. A. White, J. Karubian,, and M. S. Webster. 2014. Genomic and morphological analysis of a semipermeable avian hybrid zone suggests asymmetrical introgression of a sexual signal. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.12457. PDF

2014

Walter, S.T., P. L. Leberg, J. J. Dindo, and J. Karubian. 2014. Factors influencing Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) foraging movement patterns during the breeding season. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:885-891. PDF

2014

Karubian, J. and R. Durães. Impacts of mating behavior on plant-animal seed dispersal mutualisms: a case study from a Neotropical lek-breeding bird. In Sexual Selection: Insights from the Neotropics (eds. R. Macedo and G. Machado). Elsivier Press. Pp. 365-390. PDF

2013

Carrasco, L., Berg, K. S., Litz, J., Cook, A. and J. Karubian. 2013. Avifauna of the Mache-Chindul Reserve, northwest Ecuador. Neotropical Ornithology 24: 331-324. PDF | Appendix

2013

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Brown Pelican movement patterns and population structure. Condor 115:788-799. PDF

2013

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on Brown Pelican nesting colonies. Journal of Coastal Research 29:187-195. PDF

2013

Hazlehurst, J. and G. Londoño. 2012. Reproductive biology of the Yungas Manakin (Chiroxiphia boliviana) in Manu National Park, Peru. Ornitologia Neotropical 23: 597-601. PDF

2013

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) colony initiation attempts: Translocations and decoys. Waterbirds 36:53-62. PDF

2013

Karubian, J. 2013. Award for Excellence in Tropical Biology and Conservation. Biotropica 45(6) 772-773. PDF | Web

2013

Durães, R., Carrasco, L., Smith, T. B., and J. Karubian. 2013. Relative effects of forest degradation versus fragmentation on avian communities in a Neotropical biodiversity hotspot. Biological Conservation 166: 203-211. PDF

2013

Karubian, J. 2013. Female ornamentation in Malurus fairy-wrens: a hidden evolutionary gem for understanding female perspectives on social and sexual selection. Emu 113: 248-258. doi: 10.1071/MU12093 PDF

2013

Kraul, C. 2013. Ecology in Action. Tulanian Magazine. PDF | Cover – News piece on work in Ecuador

2013

Hinton, M.G., A. Bendelow, S. Lantz, T.W. Wey, L. Schoen, R. Brockett, and J. Karubian. 2013. Patterns of aggression among captive American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber). Zoo Biology 32:445-453. PDF

2013

Baldassarre, D. T., H. A. Thomassen, J. Karubian, and M. S. Webster. 2013. The role of ecological variation in driving divergence of sexual and non-sexual traits in the red-backed fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus). BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 75. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-75. PDF

2012

Scofield, D.G., P.E. Smouse, J. Karubian and V.L. Sork. 2012. Using alpha, beta, and gamma diversity to characterize seed dispersal by animals: social behavior matters. American Naturalist. PDF

2012

Karubian, J., L. Browne, C. Bosque, T. Carlo, M. Galetti, B.A. Loiselle, J.G. Blake, D. Cabrera, R. Durães, F.M. Labecca, K.M. Holbrook, R. Holland, W. Jetz, F. Kummeth, J. Olivo, K. Ottewell, G. Papadakis, G. Rivas, S. Steiger, B. Voirin, and M. Wikelski. 2012. Seed dispersal by Neotropical birds: emerging patterns and underlying processes. Neotropical Ornithology. PDF

2012

Ottewell, K., E. Grey, F. Castillo, and J. Karubian. 2012. Direct parentage analysis reveals non-leptokurtic pollen dispersal in the insect-pollinated tropical palm Oenocarpus bataua. Heredity. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2012.40 PDF | Commentary | Podcast

2012

Mila, B., E.S. Tavares, A.M. Saldana, T.B. Smith, J. Karubian and A.J. Baker. 2012. A trans-Amazonian screening of mtDNA reveals deep intraspecific divergence in forest birds and suggests a vast underestimation of species diversity. PloS One 7: e40541. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040541 PDF

2012

Varian-Ramos, C.W., W.R. Lindsay, J. Karubian, and M.S. Webster. 2012. Female red-backed fairy-wrens do not appear to pay a price for high rates of sexual promiscuity. Auk. 129: 529-536. PDF  *Editor’s pick: July issue of Auk

2012

Karubian, J., R. Durães, J. Storey, and T.B. Smith. 2012. Mating behavior drives seed dispersal in the long-wattled umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger. Biotropica 44: 689-698. PDF *Recipient: 2013 Award for Excellence in Tropical Biology & Conservation

2011

Karubian, J., W.R. Lindsay, H. Schwabl, and M.S. Webster. 2011. Bill coloration, a flexible signal in a tropical passerine bird, is regulated by social environment and androgens. Animal Behaviour 81: 795-800. PDF

2011

Karubian, J., L. Carrasco, P. Mena, J. Olivo, D. Cabrera, F. Castillo, R. Durães, and N. El Ksabi. 2011. Nesting biology, home range, and habitat use of the brown wood-rail (Aramides wolfi) in northwest Ecuador. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123: 137-141. PDF

2011

Karubian, J. 2011. The Long-wattled Umbrellabid: the feathered gardeners of the Choco. Terra Incognita 72: 8-18. (July 2011) PDF

2010

Karubian, J., V.L. Sork, T. Roorda, R. Durães, and T.B. Smith. 2010. Destination-based dispersal by the long-wattled umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger homogenizes genetic structure of a tropical palm. Molecular Ecology 19: 1745-1753. PDF | Cover Page

2010

Webster, M.S, J. Karubian, and H. Schwabl. 2010. Dealing with uncertainty: flexible reproductive strategies by a tropical passerine bird in an unstable ecological and social environment. Advances in The Study of Behavior 42: 123-153. PDF

2010

Varian-Ramos, C.W., J. Karubian, V. Talbott, I. Tapia, and M.S. Webster. 2010. Offspring sex ratios reflect lack of repayment by auxiliary males in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 967-977. PDF

2010

Karubian, J. 2010. Pompadours in the palms. Natural History Magazine. 119: 28-32. (February 2010) PDF

2009

Karubian, J. 2009. The secret life of the Long-wattled Umbrellabird. El Commercio Newspaper, Ecuador (May 10, 2009) PDF

2009

Karubian, J., J.P. Swaddle, C.W. Varian, and M.S. Webster. 2009. The relative importance of male tail length and nuptial plumage on social dominance and mate choice in the red-backed fairy-wren: evidence for the multiple receiver hypothesis. Journal of Avian Biology. Journal of Avian Biology. 40: 559-568. PDF

2009

Karubian, J. and R. Durães. 2009. Effects of seed disperser social behavior on patterns of seed movement and deposition Oecologia Brasiliensis 13(1): 45-57. PDF

2008

Karubian, J., T.S. Sillett, and M.S. Webster. 2008. The effects of plumage color on aggression and survival in male red-backed fairy-wrens. Behavioral Ecology 19(3): 507-516. PDF

2008

Karubian, J. 2008. Changes in breeding status are associated with rapid bill darkening in male red-backed fairy-wrens Malurus melanocephalus. Journal of Avian Biology 39(1):81-86. PDF

2008

Macedo R.H., J. Karubian, and M.S. Webster. 2008. Extra-pair paternity and sexual selection in socially monogamous birds: are tropical birds different? Auk. 125(4):769-777. PDF

2008

Webster, M.S., C.W. Varian, and J. Karubian. 2008. Plumage color and reproduction in the red-backed fairy-wren: Why be a dull breeder? Behavioral Ecology 19(3): 517-524. PDF

2008

Karubian, J. and L. Carrasco. 2008. Home range and habitat preferences of the Banded Ground-cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:205-209. PDF

2008

Tori, W.P., R. Durães, T.B. Ryder, M. Anciães, J. Karubian, R.H. Macedo, J.A.C. Uy, P.G. Parker, T.B. Smith, A.C. Stein, M.S. Webster, J.G. Blake, and B.A. Loiselle. 2008. Advances in sexual selection theory: insights from tropical avifauna. Neotropical Ornithology 19:151-163. PDF

2008

Carrasco, L., A. Cook, and J. Karubian. 2008. Range extensions for eight species of bird in the Mache-Chindul mountains, Ecuador. Cotinga 29:72-76. PDF

2007

Karubian, J., L. Carrasco, D. Cabrera, A. Cook, and J. Olivo. 2007. Nesting biology of the banded-ground cuckoo. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2):222-228. PDF

2005

Karubian, J., J. Fabarra, D. Yunes, J. Jorgenson, D. Romo, and T.B. Smith. 2005. Temporal and spatial patterns of macaw abundance in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Condor 107(3):617-626. PDF

2003

Karubian, J., G. Casteneda, J.F. Freile, T. Santander, and T.B. Smith. 2003. Breeding biology and nesting behavior of the long-wattled umbrellabird Cephalopterus penduliger in northwestern Ecuador. Bird Conservation International 13:351-360. PDF

2003

Karubian, J. and A. Alvarado. 2003. Testing the function of petal displays in the red-backed fairy-wren. Emu 103:87-92. PDF

2002

Karubian, J. 2002. Costs and benefits of variable breeding plumage in the red-backed fairy-wren. Evolution 56(8): 1673-1682. PDF

2001

Karubian, J. and J.P. Swaddle. 2001. Selection on females can lead to ‘larger males’. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B) 268:725-728. PDF

2001

Karubian, J. 2001. Social organization and mating system of the Striated Grasswren. Condor 103:412-418. PDF

2000

Swaddle, J.P., J. Karubian, and S. Pruett-Jones. 2000. A novel pattern of reversed sexual dimorphism in fairy-wrens: implications for sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology 11:345-349. PDF

2000

Wetterer, J.K., A.L. Wetterer, C. Rumbaitis-del Rio, C. Chang, G. Vega, L. Manne, J. Aukema, J. Karubian, A. Sloan, & M. Desai. 2000. Diet shifts in tree-hopper tending by wasps and ants in Costa Rica. Sociobiology 36:123-131. PDF

1996

Hall, L.S. and J. Karubian. 1996. Breeding behavior of the elegant trogon in southeast Arizona. Auk 113:143-150. PDF