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Refereed Publications

  • Berzins L.L, Dawson R.D. (2016) Experimentally altered plumage brightness of female tree swallows: a test of the differential allocation hypothesis. Behaviour 153: in press.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2016) Life-history and phenotypic traits of insectivorous songbirds breeding on reclaimed mine lands reveal ecological constraints. Science of the Total Environment 553: 450-457.

  • Dawson R.D. (2015) Frequency of nest visits by non-resident hatch-year tree swallows. Blue Jay 73: 133-138. (PDF)

  • Fairhurst G.D., Berzins L.L., Bradley D.W., Romano A. Romano M., Scandolara C., Ambrosini R., Dawson R.D., Dunn P.O., Hobson K.A., Liechti F., Marchant T.A., Norris D.R., Rubolini D., Saino N., Whittingham L.A. Clark R.G. (2015) Assessing costs of carrying geolocators using feather corticosterone in two species of aerial insectivore. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150004. (PDF)

  • Wommack E.A., Dawson R.D., Shrimpton J.M., Bowie R.C.K. (2015) Changes in population size and genetic diversity of a raptor species occurring in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan. Conservation Genetics 16: 535-547. (PDF)

  • Winkler D.W., Ringelman K.M., Dunn P.O., Whittingham L., Hussell D.J.T., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D., Johnson L.S., Rose A., Austin S.H., Robinson W.D., Lombardo M.P., Thorpe P.A., Shutler D., Robertson R.J., Stager M., Leonard M., Horn A.G., Dickinson J.L., Ferretti V., Massoni V., Bulit F., Reboreda J.C., Liljesthröm M., Quiroga M., Rakhimberdiev E., Ardia D.R. (2014) Latitudinal variation in clutch size-lay date regressions in Tachycineta swallows: effects of food supply or demography? Ecography 37: 670-678. (PDF)

  • Fairhurst G.D., Dawson R.D., van Oort H., Bortolotti G.R. (2014) Synchronizing feather-based measures of corticosterone and carotenoid-dependent signals: what relationships do we expect? Oecologia 174: 689-698. (PDF)

  • Harriman V.B., Dawson R.D., Clark R.G., Fairhurst G.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2014) Effects of ectoparasites on seasonal variation in quality of nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 87-96. (PDF)

  • Gómez J., Michelson C.I., Bradley D., Norris D.R. Berzins L.L., Dawson R.D., Clark R.G. (2014) Effects of geolocators on reproductive performance and annual return rates of a migratory songbird. Journal of Ornithology 155: 37-44. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D. (2013) A journey of raptor research: commemorating the scientific contributions of Gary R. Bortolotti. Journal of Raptor Research 47: 89-95. (PDF)

  • Laughlin A.J., Taylor C.M., Bradley D.W., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D., Dunn P.O., Horn A., LeClair D., Leonard M., Sheldon D.R., Shutler D., Whittingham L., Winkler D.W., Norris D.R. (2013) Integrating information from geolocators, weather radar and citizen science to confirm a key stopover area during fall migration in an aerial insectivore. Auk 130: 230-239. (PDF)

  • Coady C.D., Dawson R.D. (2013) Subadult plumage of female tree swallows reduces conspecific aggression during the breeding season. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125: 348-357. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2013) Experimental dissociation of individual quality, food and timing of breeding effects on double brooding in a migratory songbird. Oecologia 172: 689-699. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2013) Nestling sex predicts susceptibility to parasitism and influences parasite population size within avian broods. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 226-234. (PDF)

  • Shutler D., Hussell D.J.T, Norris D.R., Winkler D.W., Robertson R.J., Bonier F., Rendell W.B., Bélisle M., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D., Wheelwright N.T., Lombardo M.P, Thorpe P.A., Truan M.A, Walsh R., Leonard M.L., Horn A.G., Vleck C.M., Vleck D., Rose A.P., Whittingham L.A., Dunn P.O, Hobson K.A., Stanback M.T. (2012) Spatio-temporal patterns in North American nest box occupancy by tree swallows. Avian Conservation and Ecology 7: art3. (PDF)

  • Stiles D.J., Dawson R.D. (2011) Long distance natal dispersal in tree swallows: recaptures of birds with British Columbia origins in Alberta. Blue Jay 69: 157-160. (PDF)

  • Bortolotti L.E., Harriman V.B., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D. (2011) Can changes in provisioning by parent birds account for seasonally-declining patterns of offspring recruitment? Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 921-928. (PDF)

  • Greenwood J.L., Dawson R.D. (2011) Nest- and territory- scale predictors of nest-site selection, and reproductive investment and success in a northern population of American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Ecoscience 18: 145-156. (PDF)

  • Greenwood J.L., Dawson R.D. (2011) Correlates of deuterium (δd) enrichment in the feathers of adult American kestrels of known origin. Condor 113: 555-564. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., O'Brien E.L., Mlynowski T.J. (2011) The price of insulation: costs and benefits of feather delivery to nests for male tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology 42: 93-102. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Mossop D.H., Boukall B.A. (2011) Prey use and selection in relation to reproduction by peregrine falcons breeding along the Yukon River, Canada. Journal of Raptor Research 45: 27-37. (PDF)

  • Greenwood J.L., Dawson R.D. (2011) Risk of nest predation influences primary reproductive investment in American kestrels (Falco sparverius): an experimental test. Journal of Raptor Research 45: 15-26. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2011) Plumage color and food availability affect male reproductive success in a socially monogamous bird. Behavioral Ecology 22: 66-72. (PDF)

  • Lambrechts M.M., Adriaensen F., Ardia D.R., Artemyev A.V., Atiénzar F., Banbura J., Barba E., Bouvier J.C., Camprodon J., Cooper C.B., Dawson R.D., Eens M., Eeva T., Faivre B., Garamszegi L.Z., Goodenough A.E., Gosler A.G., Grégoire A., Griffith S.C., Gustafsson L., Johnson L.S., Kania W., Keišs O., Llambias P.E., Mainwaring M.C., Mand R., Massa B., Mazgajski T.D., Møller A.P., Moreno J., Naef-Daenzer B., Nilsson J.-A., Norte A.C., Orell M., Otter K.A., Park C.R., Perrins C.M., Pinowski J., Porkert J., Potti J., Remes V., Richner H., Rytkönen S., Shiao M.-T., Silverin B., Slagsvold T., Smith H.G., Sorace A., Stenning M.J., Stewart I., Thompson C.F., Tryjanowski P., Török J., van Noordwijk A.J., Winkler D.W., Ziane N. (2010) The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45: 1-26. (PDF)

  • Goddard A.D., Dawson R.D. (2009) Seasonal changes in habitat features influencing nest survival of sharp-tailed grouse in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Ecoscience 16: 476-482. (PDF)

  • Smallwood J.A., Causey M.F., Mossop D., Klucsarits J.R., Robertson B., Robertson S., Mason J., Maurer M.J., Melvin R.J., Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R., Parrish Jr. J.W., Breen T.F., Boyd K. (2009) Why are American kestrel (Falco sparverius) populations declining in North America? Evidence from nest box programs. Journal of Raptor Research 43: 274-282. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2009) Palatability of passerines to parasites: Within-brood variation in nestling responses to experimental parasite removal and carotenoid supplementation. Oikos 118: 1743-1751. (PDF)

  • Goddard A.D., Dawson R.D. (2009) Factors influencing the survival of neonate sharp-tailed grouse. Wildlife Biology 15: 60-67. (PDF)

  • Goddard A.D., Dawson R.D., Gillingham M.P. (2009) Habitat selection by nesting and brood-rearing sharp-tailed grouse. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 326-336. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2008) Experimentally prolonging the brood-rearing period reveals sex-specific parental investment strategies in American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Auk 126: 889-895. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D. (2008) Timing of breeding and environmental factors as determinants of reproductive performance of tree swallows. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86: 843-850. (PDF)

  • Bitton P.-P., Dawson R.D. (2008) Age-related differences in plumage characteristics of male tree swallows: hue and brightness signal different aspects of individual quality. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 446-452. (PDF)

  • Ochs C.L., Dawson R.D. (2008) Patterns of variation in leucocyte counts of female tree swallows, Tachycineta bicolor: repeatability over time and relationships with condition and costs of reproduction. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 150: 326-331. (PDF)

  • Bitton P.-P., Dawson R.D., Ochs C.L. (2008) Plumage characteristics, reproductive investment, and assortative mating in tree swallows Tachycineta bicolor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 1543-1550. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2008) Parasite-mediated growth strategies and nutritional constraints in a cavity-nesting bird. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 127-134. (PDF)

  • Bitton P.-P., O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2007) Plumage brightness and age predict extrapair fertilization success of male tree swallows Tachycineta bicolor. Animal Behaviour 74: 1777-1784. (PDF)

  • Whitworth T.L., Dawson R.D., Magalon H. Baudry E. (2007) DNA barcoding cannot reliably identify species in the insect genus Protocalliphora. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274: 1731-1739. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2007) Context-dependent genetic benefits of extra-pair mate choice in a socially monogamous passerine. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 775-782. (PDF)

  • Bitton P.-P., Dawson R.D., O'Brien E.L. (2006) Influence of intraclutch egg-mass variation and hatching asynchrony on relative offspring performance within broods of an altricial bird. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1721-1726. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2006) Carotenoid-dependent coloration of male American kestrels predicts ability to reduce parasitic infections. Naturwissenschaften 93: 597-602. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2006) Fire in the boreal forest: proximate effects on reproduction and long-term consequences for territory occupancy of American kestrels. Ecoscience 13: 75-81. (PDF)

  • van Oort H., Dawson R.D. (2005) Carotenoid ornamentation of adult male common redpolls predicts probability of dying in a salmonellosis outbreak. Functional Ecology 19: 822-827. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Lawrie C.C., O'Brien E.L. (2005) The importance of microclimate variation in determining size, growth and survival of avian offspring: experimental evidence from a cavity nesting passerine. Oecologia 144: 499-507. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Hillen K.K., Whitworth T.L. (2005) Effects of experimental variation in temperature on larval densities of parasitic Protocalliphora (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in nests of tree swallows (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae). Environmental Entomology 34: 563-568. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bidwell M.T. (2005) Dietary calcium limits size and growth of nestling tree swallows in a non-acidified landscape. Journal of Avian Biology 36: 127-134. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2005) Perceived risk of ectoparasitism reduces primary reproductive investment in tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology 36: 269-275. (PDF)

  • Bidwell M.T., Dawson R.D. (2005) Calcium availability limits reproductive output of tree swallows in a non-acidified landscape. Auk 122: 246-254. (PDF)

  • O'Brien E.L., Burger A.E., Dawson R.D. (2005) Foraging decision rules and prey species preferences of northwestern crows (Corvus caurinus). Ethology 111: 77-87. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D. (2004) Does fresh vegetation protect avian nests from ectoparasites? An experiment with tree swallows. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 1005-1010. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D. (2004) Efficacy of diatomaceous earth at reducing populations of nest-dwelling ectoparasites of birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 75: 232-238. (PDF)

  • Shutler D., Petersen S., Dawson R.D., Campbell A. (2003) Sex ratios of fleas (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae) in nests of tree swallows (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae) exposed to different chemicals. Environmental Entomology 32: 1045-1048. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2003) Parental effort of American kestrels: the role of variation in brood size. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 852-860. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2002) Experimental evidence for food limitation and sex-specific strategies of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) provisioning offspring. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 52: 43-52. (PDF)

  • Bortolotti G.R., Dawson R.D., Murza G.L. (2002) Stress during feather development predicts fitness potential. Journal of Animal Ecology 71: 333-342. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R., Murza G.L. (2001) Sex-dependent frequency and consequences of natural handicaps in American kestrels. Journal of Avian Biology 32: 351-357. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2001) Sex-specific associations between reproductive output and hematozoan parasites of American kestrels. Oecologia 126: 193-200. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2000) Reproductive success of American kestrels: the role of prey abundance and weather. Condor 102: 814-822. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Clark R.G. (2000) Effects of hatching date and egg size on growth, recruitment and adult size of lesser scaup. Condor 102: 930-935. (PDF)

  • Bortolotti G.R., Tella J.L., Forero M.G., Dawson R.D., Negro J.J. (2000) Genetics, local environment and health as factors influencing plasma carotenoids in wild American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 267: 1433-1438. (PDF)

  • Tella J.L., Bortolotti G.R., Forero M.G., Dawson R.D. (2000) Environmental and genetic variation in T-cell mediated immune response of fledgling American kestrels. Oecologia 123: 453-459. (PDF)

  • Murza G.L., Bortolotti G.R., Dawson R.D. (2000) Handicapped American kestrels: needy or prudent foragers? Journal of Raptor Research 34: 137-142. (PDF)

  • Tella J.L., Bortolotti G.R., Dawson R.D., Forero M.G. (2000) The T-cell immune response and return rate of fledgling American kestrels are positively correlated with parental clutch size. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 267: 891-895. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2000) Effects of hematozoan parasites on condition and return rates of American kestrels. Auk 117: 373-380. (PDF)

  • Fernie K., Bird D.M., Dawson R.D., Laguë P. (2000) Effects of electric and magnetic fields on the reproductive success of American kestrels. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73: 60-65. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1999) Effect of a large burn in the boreal forest on reproduction of American kestrels and other birds. pp. 129-137 in: Biology and Conservation of Forest Birds. A.W. Diamond and D.N. Nettleship, eds. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Special Publication Number 1. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Whitworth T.L., Bortolotti G.R. (1999) Bird blow flies, Protocalliphora (Diptera: Calliphoridae), in cavity nests of birds in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan. Canadian Field-Naturalist 113: 503-506. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1999) Prevalence and intensity of hematozoan infections in a population of American kestrels. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 162-170. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1997) Ecology of parasitism of nestling American kestrels by Carnus hemapterus (Diptera: Carnidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 75: 2021-2026. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1997) Misdirected incubation in American kestrels: a case of competition for nest sites? Wilson Bulletin 109: 732-734. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1997) Are avian hematocrits indicative of condition? American kestrels as a model. Journal of Wildlife Management 61: 1297-1306. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1997) Total plasma protein level as an indicator of condition in wild American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Canadian Journal of Zoology 75: 680-686. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Bortolotti G.R. (1997) Variation in hematocrit and total plasma proteins of nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius) in the wild. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 117A: 383-390. (PDF)

  • Dawson R.D., Clark R.G. (1996) Effects of variation in egg size and hatching date on survival of lesser scaup Aythya affinis ducklings. Ibis 138: 693-699. (PDF)

 

Articles Submitted to Peer-Refereed Journals

 

Other Publications

  • Miller M.J.R., Dawson R.D., Schwantje H. (2014) Manual of common diseases and parasites of wildlife in northern British Columbia. Second Edition. Online web-based publication. 225 pages. Available at: http://wildlifedisease.unbc.ca/

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2014) Performance of cavity nesting birds breeding on reclaimed mine lands: an individual life-history approach. The Nestbox 39: 3-5.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2014) Performance of cavity nesting birds breeding on reclaimed mine lands: an individual life-history approach. Sage Whispers, Newsletter of the Kamloops Naturalist Club, January: 6-7.

  • Dawson R.D. (2012) Professor Gary Bortolotti - In Memorium. University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science News. Available at www.artsandscience.usask.ca/news/news.php?newsid=3192

  •  Blas J., Dawson R.D., Negro J.J., Tella J.L., Wiebe K.L. (2011) In Memorium: Gary R.A. Bortolotti, 1954-2011. Newsletter of the Animal Behaviour Society, 56(4): 8-9. (link to issue)

  • Dawson R.D. (2011) Remembering Gary R.A. Bortolotti, 1954 - 2011. Picoides 24(3):11-12. (link to issue)

  • Swystun H.A., Hines J.E., Dawson R.D. (2005) Monitoring the numbers and productivity of tundra swans in relation to potential natural gas development in the Mackenzie River Delta, Western Canadian Arctic, 2001-2003. Canadian Wildlife Service Technical Report Series 438:1-36.

  • Dawson R.D. (2002) Salmonellosis in wild birds. Nature's Web Volume 6:1.

 

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Harriman V.B., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D. (2015) Seasonal variation in apparent survival of nestling tree swallows: tests of the quality and date hypotheses. The Wildlife Society Conference 2015, Winnipeg MB.

  • Albers A.N., Ackerman J.T., Bonier F., Bradley D., Dawson R.D., Hartman C.A., Klaver R.W., Lombardo M.P., McIntyre E., Rivers J., Shutler D., Stanback M., Siefferman L. (2015) Behavioral response to a novel object varies with geographical location in tree swallows. Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. Chattanooga TN.

  • Bradley D.W., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D., Taylor C.M., Winkler D.W., Norris, D.R., (2014) Primary productivity and variable molt strategies in an aerial insectivore. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park CO.

  • Randall J.A., Dawson R.D. (2014) Preliminary investigations into the causes and consequences of variation in egg color of mountain bluebirds: an experimental approach. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park CO.

  • Clark R.G., Winkler D.W., Dawson R.D., Harriman V.B., Shutler D., Hussell D.J.T., Lombardo M.P., Thorpe P.A., Dunn P.O., Whittingham L.A. (2014) Spatial and temporal variation in apparent survival of tree swallows. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park CO.

  • Berzins L.L., Shrimpton J.M., Dawson R.D. (2014) Experimental alteration of pre-breeding hormones in female tree swallows influences extra-pair copulations and reproductive success. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park CO.

  • Fairhurst G.D., Berzins L.L., Bradley D.W., Romano A., Romano M., Scandolara C., Ambrosini R., Dawson R.D., Dunn P.O., Hobson K.A., Liechti F., Marchant T.A., Norris D.R., Rubolini D., Saino N., Shutler D., Whittingham L.A., Clark R.G. (2014) Feather corticosterone levels are unaffected by geolocators in two species of migratory aerial insectivore. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Estes Park CO.

  • Bradley D., McAdam A., Hussell D., Bonier F., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D., Horn A., Leonard M., Rendell W., Robertson R.J., Shutler D., Norris D.R. (2014) Plastic responses in the timing of reproduction to annual variation in spring temperature of a migratory songbird across North America. Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Ecology & Evolution, Canadian Society of Zoology, Society of Canadian Limnologists. Montreal QC.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2013) Performance of cavity nesting birds breeding on reclaimed mine lands: an individual life-history approach. Annual Meeting of the Southern Interior Bluebird Trail Society, Logan Lake BC.

  • Harriman V.B., Dawson R.D., Clark R.G., Fairhurst G.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2013) Can seasonal variation in nestling quality be explained by effects of nest parasites? Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Kelowna BC.

  • Harriman V.B., Dawson R.D., Clark R.G. (2013) Seasonal patterns of offspring quality are related to parental and environmental quality in an aerial insectivore. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Kelowna BC.

  • Norris D.R., Taylor C., Winkler D.W., Dunn P.O. Whittingham L.A., Hussell D.J.T., Shutler D., Dawson R.D., Leonard. M.L., Clark R.G., Horn A., LeClair D. (2012) Migratory connectivity and long-term demographics in tree swallows. Fifth North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver BC.

  • Wommack E.A., Bowie R.C.K., Dawson R.D., Shrimpton J.M. (2012) Molecular analysis of a population decline in a long-standing breeding population of American kestrels in Saskatchewan, Canada. Fifth North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver BC.

  • Berzins L.L., Dawson R.D. (2012) Do males adjust their investment in parental care in relation to experimentally altered female ornamentation? Fifth North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver BC.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2012) Host sex predicts susceptibility to parasitism and influences parasite population size within avian broods. Fifth North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver BC.

  • Harriman V.B., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D. (2012) Seasonal patterns of offspring quality and survival rates are related to parental and environmental quality in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): results of combined tests based on short-term experiments and mark-recapture analyses of long-term data. Fifth North American Ornithological Conference. Vancouver BC.

  • Wommack E.A., Bowie R.C.K., Dawson R.D., Shrimpton J.M. (2011) Examination of population structure and genetic diversity in a recently declining breeding population of American kestrels. Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation. Duluth MN.

  • Wommack E.A., Bowie R.C.K., Dawson R.D., Shrimpton J.M. (2011) Examination of population structure and genetic diversity in a recently declining breeding population of American kestrels. Annual Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union. Jacksonville FL.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2011) Selection on female preference maintains extra-pair paternity in the absence of consistent indirect benefits. Joint Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, Cooper Ornithological Society, Wilson Ornithological Society. Kearney NE.

  • Harriman V.B., Clark R.G., Dawson R.D. (2010) Seasonal variation in survival of nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): a test of alternate hypotheses. 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordäo, Brazil.

  • Harriman V.B., Dawson R.D., Clark R.G., Fairhurst G.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2010) Seasonal effects of nest parasites on nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordäo, Brazil.

  • Clark R.G., Wassenaar L.I., Dawson R.D., Greenwood J.L. (2010) Effects of nest environment on stable isotope composition of blood and feathers in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius). 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordäo, Brazil.

  • Clark R.G., Winkler D.W., Hussell D., Dawson R.D., Shutler D., Dunn P.O., Lombardo M.P., Whittingham L.A. (2010) Partitioning local and global climate effects on survival of North American tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) over the annual life cycle. 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordäo, Brazil.

  • O'Brien E.L., Dawson R.D. (2010) Variable effects of food availability and timing of breeding on the probability of double brooding in mountain bluebirds. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. San Diego CA.

  • Coady C.D., Dawson R.D. (2010) Subadult plumage of yearling female tree swallows may signal female quality and male reproductive investment. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. San Diego CA.

  • Dawson R.D., van Oort H., Fairhurst G.D., Bortolotti G.R. (2010) Stress levels and carotenoid ornamentation in common redpolls. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. San Diego CA.

  • Greenwood J.L., Dawson R.D. (2010) Risk of nest predation influences primary reproductive investment in American kestrels (Falco sparverius): an experimental test. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society of Canadian Ornithologists. San Diego CA.

 

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