Peer-reviewed Publications


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Photograph: Tim Romano

First known record of Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) seen and captured in Jamaica. Brunner, A.R., N.W. Cooper, and P. P. Marra. 2020. Wilson Journal of Ornithology doi: 10.1676/19-137

A green wave of saltmarsh productivity predicts the timing of the annual cycle in a long-distance migratory shorebird.
Smith J, Cooper N, and Marra PP.  Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77784-7

Ecological insights from three decades of animal movement tracking across a changing Arctic.
Davidson SC, Bohrer G et al. Science. 2020 Nov 6. doi: 10.1126/science.abb7080

A place to land: spatiotemporal drivers of stopover habitat use by migrating birds.
Cohen E, Horton KG, Marra PP, Clipp HL, Farnsworth A, Sheldon D, and Buler JJ. Ecology Letters. 2020 Oct 7. doi:10.1111/ele.13618

Interspecific competition between resident and wintering birds: Experimental evidence and consequences of coexistence. 
Powell L, Wright J, Ames E, Matthiopoulos J, Marra PP. Ecology. 2020 Sept 27. doi:10.1002/ecy.3208

Hidden long-distance movements by a migratory bird. 
Cooper N and Marra PP. Current Biology. 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.056

Bird migration in the Neotropics. 
Jahn AE, Cueto VR, Guaraldo AC, Levey DJ, Marra PP, Ryder TB. The Auk. 2020 Jul 31. doi:10.1093/auk/ukaa033

Seasonal Insect migrations: massive, influential and overlooked.
Satterfield DA, Sillett TS, Chapman JW, Altizer S, Marra PP. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2020 Jun 8. doi:10.1002/fee.2217

Satellite tracking reveals age and origin differences in migration ecology of two populations of Broad-winged Hawks (Buteo platypterus)  
McCabe R, Goodrich L, Barber D, Master T, Watson J, Bayne E, Harrison AL, Marra PP, Bildstein K. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2020 March. doi:10.1676/1559-4491-132.1.1


Artwork courtesy of Grant Eldridge / Audubon Photography Awards

The Ecological Cost of Pets.
Marra PP. Current Biology. 2019 Oct 7.

Decline of the North American Avifauna.
Rosenberg KV, Dokter AM, Blancher PJ, Sauer JR, Smith AC, Smith PA, Stanton JC, Panjabi A, Helft L, Parr M, Marra PP. Science. 2019 Sep 19. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw1313

Reducing the conservation reliance of the endangered Kirtland’s warbler through adaptive management.
Cooper NW, Rushing CS, Marra PP. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2019 Jul 31. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21714

Fitting the lens of climate change on bird conservation in the twenty-first century.
Marra PP, Zuckerberg B, Both C. In Effects of Climate Change on Birds. 2019 Jul 10.

Rainfall and habitat interact to affect the condition of a wintering migratory songbird in the Bahamas.
Akresh ME, King DI, Marra PP. Ecology and Evolution. 2019 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5359

Historical demography of Coereba flaveola on Puerto Rico.
Humphries MB, Barbosa de Oliveira Pil MW, Latta SC, Marra PP, Ricklefs RE. The Auk. 2019 Apr 6. doi: 10.1093/auk/uky017

Extra-pair offspring are less heterozygous than within-pair offspring in American redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla).
Adrianne H, McKellar AE, Ratcliffe LM, Boag PT, Marra PP, Reudink MW. Journal of Avian Biology. 2019 Mar 20. doi: 10.1111/jav.02084

Weak effects of geolocators on small birds: A meta‐analysis controlled for phylogeny and publication bias.
Brlik V, Kolecek J, Burgess M, Hahn S, Humple D, Krist M, Ouwehand J, Weiser EL, Adamik P, Alves JA, Arlt D, Barisic S, Becker D, Belda EJ, Beran V, Both C, Bravo SP, Briedis M, Chutny B, Cikovic D, Cooper NW, Costa JS, Cueto VR, Emmenegger T, Fraser K, Gilg O, Guerrero M, Hallworth MT, Hewson C, Jiguet F, Johnson JA, Kelly T, Kishkinev D, Leconte M, Lislevand T, Lisovski S, Lopez C, McFarland KP, Marra PP, Matsuoka SM, Matyjasiak P, Meier CM, Metzger B, Monros JS, Neumann R, Newman A, Norris R, Part T, Pavel V, Perlut N, Piha M, Reneerkens J, Rimmer CC, Roberto-Charron A, Scandolara C, Sokolova N, Takenaka M, Tolkmitt D, van Oosten H, Wellbrock AHJ, Wheeler H, van der Winden J, Witte K, Woodworth BK, Prochazka P. Journal of Avian Ecology. 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12962

Weak effects of geolocators on small birds: A meta-analysis controlled for phylogeny and publication bias. 
Vojtěch B, Koleček J, Burgess M, et al. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2019 Feb 16. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12962

Examining carry-over effects of winter habitat on breeding phenology and reproductive success in prairie warblers (Setophaga discolor).
Akresh ME, King DI, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Ecology. 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5359

Revising the wintering distribution and habitat use of the Kirtland’s warbler using playback surveys, citizen scientists, and geolocators.
Cooper NW, Ewert DN, Wunderle JM, Helmer EH, Marra PP. Endangered Species Research. 2019 Feb 7. doi: 10.3354/esr00937


Common Green Darner photo by Mark Chappell.

Tracking dragons: stable isotopes reveal the annual cycle of a long-distance migratory insect.
Hallworth MT, Marra PP, McFarland KP, Zahendra S, Studds CE. Biology Letters. 2018 Dec 19. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0741

Environmental filtering of avian communities along a rural-to-urban gradient in Greater Washington, DC, USA.
Evans BS, Reitsma R, Hurlbert AH, Marra PP. Ecosphere. 2018 Nov 16. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2402

Nonnative plants reduce population growth of an insectivorous bird.
Narango DL, Tallamy DW, Marra PP. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018 Oct 27. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1809259115

The strength of migratory connectivity for birds en route to breeding through the Gulf of Mexico.
Cohen EB, Rushing CR, Moore FR, Hallworth MT, Hostetler JA, Ramirez MG, Marra PP. Ecography. 2018 Sep 14. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5359

The evolving role of zoological parks and aquariums in migratory bird conservation.
Hutchins M, Marra PP, Diebold E, Kreger MD, Sheppard C, Hallager S, Lynch C. Zoo Biology. 2018 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/zoo.21438

Variation in Stable Hydrogen Isotope Values in a Wetland-associated Songbird.
Reese JA, Tonra C, Viverette C, Marra PP, Bulluck LP. Waterbirds. 2018 Sep 1. doi: 10.1675/063.041.0304

Correction to: Responding to misinformation and criticisms regarding United States cat predation estimates.
Loss SR, Will T, Longcore T, Marra PP. Biological Invasions. 2018 Aug 18. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1805-1

Responding to misinformation and criticisms regarding United States cat predation estimates.
Loss SR, Will T, Longcore T, Marra PP. Biological Invasions. 2018 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1796-y

Correction to: Organochlorine Chemical Residues in Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Eggs from Greater Washington, DC USA.
Schmitt CJ, Echols KR, Peterman PH, Orazio CE, Grim KC, Tan S, Diggs NE, Marra PP. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s00128-018-2383-8

Organochlorine Chemical Residues in Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) Eggs from Greater Washington, DC USA.
Schmitt CJ, Echols KR, Peterman PH, Orazio CE, Grim KC, Tan S, Diggs NE, Marra PP. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. 2018 May 23. doi: 10.1007/s00128-018-2357-x

Resighting data reveal weak connectivity from wintering to breeding grounds in a range-restricted and endangered long-distance migratory passerine.
Cooper NW, Ewert DN, Hall KR, Rockwell SM, Currie D, Wunderle JM, White JD, Marra PP. Avian Conservation and Ecology. 2018 May. doi: 10.5751/ACE-01159-130109

Responses of migratory species and their pathogens to supplemental feeding.
Satterfield DA, Marra PP, Sillett TS, Altizer S. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0094

First full annual cycle tracking of a declining aerial insectivorous bird, the Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), identifies migration routes, nonbreeding habitat, and breeding site fidelity.
Ng JW, Knight EC, Scarpignato AL, Harrison AL, Bayne EM, Marra PP. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2018 Mar 3. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0098

Inherent limits of light-level geolocation may lead to over-interpretation.
Lisovski S, Schmaljohann H, Bridge ES, Bauer S, Farnsworth A, Gauthreaux SA, Hahn S, Hallworth MT, Hewson CM, Kelly JF, Liechti F, Marra PP, Rakhimberdiev E, Ross JD, Seavy NE, Sumner MD, Taylor CM, Winkler DW, Wotherspoon SJ, Wunder MB. Current Biology. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.072

Merchants of doubt in the free-ranging cat conflict.
Loss SR, Marra PP. Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. 2018 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13085

Environmental predictors of nestling condition, postfledging movement, and postfledging survival in a migratory songbird, the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina).
Vernasco BJ, Sillett TS, Marra PP, Ryder TB. The Auk. 2018 Jan 1. doi: 10.1642/AUK-17-105.15


Photo by Mark Marek.

The economic potential of fruit trees as shade in blue mountain coffee agroecosystems of the Yallahs River watershed, Jamaica W.I..
Davis H, Rice RA, Rockwood L, Wood T, Marra PP. Agroforestry Systems. 2017 Nov 9. doi: 10.1007/s10457-017-0152-z

Population impacts of free-ranging domestic cats on mainland vertebrates.
Loss SR, Marra PP. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2017 Oct 17. doi: 10.1002/fee.1633

Quantifying the strength of migratory connectivity.
Cohen EB, Hostetler JA, Hallworth MT, Rushing CS, Sillett TS, Marra PP. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2017 Oct 16. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12916

The large‐scale drivers of population declines in a long‐distance migratory shorebird.
Murray NJ, Marra PP, Fuller RA, Clemens RS, Dhanjal-Adams K, Gosbell KB, Hassell CJ, Iwamura T, Melville D, Minton CDT, Riegen AC, Rogers DI, Woehler EJ, Studds CE. Ecography. 2017 Sep 2. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02957

The malaria parasite Plasmodium relictum in the endemic avifauna of eastern Cuba.
Soares L, Marra PP, Gray L, Ricklefs RE. Conservation Biology. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12995

Spatial and temporal drivers of avian population dynamics across the annual cycle.
Rushing CS, Hostetler JA, Sillett TS, Marra PP, Rotenberg JA, Ryder TB. Ecology. 2017 Jul 30. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1967

Native plants improve breeding and foraging habitat for an insectivorous bird.
Narango DL, Tallamy DW, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2017 Jul 6. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.06.029

Dispersal in the Urban Matrix: Assessing the Influence of Landscape Permeability on the Settlement Patterns of Breeding Songbirds.
Evans BS, Kilpatrick AM, Hurlbert AH, Marra PP. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2017 Jun 15. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00063

Density‐dependent immigration promotes population stability in a long‐distance migratory bird.
Wilson S, McKellar AE, Reudink MW, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM. Population Ecology. 2017 Jun 3. doi: 10.1007/s10144-017-0582-5

How do en route events around the Gulf of Mexico influence migratory landbird populations?
Cohen EB, Barrow WC, Buler JJ, Deppe JL, Farnsworth A, Marra PP, McWilliams SR, Mehlman DW, Wilson RR, Woodrey MS, Moore FR. The Condor. 2017 May 3. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-20.1

Incorporating breeding abundance into spatial assignments on continuous surfaces.
Rushing CS, Marra PP, Studds CE. Ecology and Evolution. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2605

Conditions on the Mexican moulting grounds influence feather colour and carotenoids in Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii).
Sparrow KL, Donkor KK, Flood NJ, Marra PP, Pillar AG, Reudink MW. Ecology and Evolution. 2017 Mar 19. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2836

Full annual cycle climate change vulnerability assessment for migratory birds.
Culp LA, Cohen EB, Scarpignato AL, Thogmartin WE, Marra PP. Ecosphere. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1565

Light‐level geolocation reveals wintering distribution, migration routes, and primary stopover locations of an endangered long‐distance migratory songbird.
Cooper NW, Hallworth MT, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Biology. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1111/jav.01096


Photo by Tim Romano, courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

Avian migration and the distribution of malaria parasites in New World passerine birds.
Ricklefs RE, Medeiros M, Ellis VA, Svensson-Coelho M, Blake J, Loiselle BA, Soares L, Fecchio A, Outlaw D, Marra PP, Latta SC, Valkiunas G, Hellgren O, Bensch S. Journal of Biogeography. 2016 Dec 18. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12928

Seasonal survival estimation for a long-distance migratory bird and the influence of winter precipitation.
Rockwell SM, Wunderle JM, Sillett TS, Bocetti CI, Ewert DN, Currie D, White JD, Marra PP. Oecologia. 2016 Dec 9. doi: 10.1007/s00442-016-3788-x

Field-testing a new miniaturized GPS-Argos satellite transmitter (3.5 g) on migratory shorebirds.
Scarpignato AL, Harrison AL, Newstead DJ, Niles LJ, Porter RR, van den Tillaart M, Marra PP. Wader Study. 2016 DEC. doi: 10.18194/ws.00046

Differential matrix use by Neotropical birds based on species traits and landscape condition.
Kennedy CM, Zipkin EF, Marra PP. Ecological Applications. 2016 Nov 16. doi: 10.1002/eap.1470

Winter habitat quality but not long‐distance dispersal influences apparent reproductive success in a migratory bird.
Rushing CS, Marra PP, Dudash MR. Ecology. 2016 May 9. doi: 10.1890/15-1259.1

Quantifying drivers of population dynamics for a migratory bird throughout the annual cycle.
Rushing CS, Ryder TB, Marra PP. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2016 Jan 27. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2846


Full annual cycle population model, from Hostetler et al.

Avian Migrants Facilitate Invasions of Neotropical Ticks and TickBorne Pathogens into the United States.
Cohen EB, Auckland LD, Marra PP, Hamer SA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2015 Dec. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02656-15

Climate and density influence annual survival and movement in a migratory songbird.
McKellar AE, Reudink MW, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM, Wilson S. Ecology and Evolution. 2015 Dec 1. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1854

Barriers to salmon migration impact body condition, offspring size, and life history variation in an avian consumer.
Tonra CM, Sager-Fradkin K, Marra PP. Ecography. 2015 Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02014

Using demographic attributes from long‐term monitoring data to delineate natural population structure.
Rushing CS, Ryder TB, Scarpignato AL, Saracco JF, Marra PP. Journal of Ecology. 2015 Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12579

Patterns of migratory connectivity in Vaux’s Swifts at a northern migratory roost: A multi-isotope approach.
Reudink MW, Van Wilgenburg SL, Steele LS, Pillar AG, Marra PP, McKellar AE. The Condor. 2015 Oct 28. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-15-82.1

The rapid return of marine-derived nutrients to a freshwater food web following dam removal.
Tonra CM, Sager-Fradkin K, Morley SA, Duda JJ, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2015 Sep 29. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.09.009

Direct Mortality of Birds from Anthropogenic Causes.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 2015 Sep 10. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-112414-054133

Moult migration in Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) confirmed by geolocators and stable isotope analysis.
Pillar AG, Marra PP, Flood NJ, Reudink MW. Journal of Ornithology. 2015 Aug 28. doi: 10.1007/s10336-015-1275-5

Habitat and body condition influence American Redstart foraging behavior during the non‐breeding season.
Powell LL, Dobbs RC, Marra PP. Journal of Field Ornithology. 2015 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12106

Causes and Consequences of Partial Migration in a Passerine Bird.
Hegemann A, Marra PP, Tieleman BI. The American Naturalist. 2015 Aug 11. doi: 10.1086/682667

A call for full annual cycle research in animal ecology.
Marra PP, Cohen EB, Loss SR, Rutter JE, Tonra CM. Biology letters. 2015 Aug 1. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0552

Non-breeding season habitat quality mediates the strength of density-dependence for a migratory bird.
Marra PP, Studds CE, Wilson S, Sillett TS, Sherry TW, Holmes RT. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2015 Jul 22. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0624

Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long‐distance migratory bird.
Cooper NW, Sherry TW, Marra PP. Ecology. 2015 Jul 1. doi: 10.1890/14-1365.1

Miniaturized GPS Tags Identify Non-breeding Territories of a Small Breeding Migratory Songbird.
Hallworth MT, Marra PP. Scientific Reports. 2015 Jun 9. doi: 10.1038/srep11069

Habitat features and long‐distance dispersal modify the use of social information by a long‐distance migratory bird.
Rushing CS, Dudash MR, Marra PP. Ecology. 2015 Jun 8. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12395

Multi-scale assessment of metal contamination in residential soil and soil fauna: A case study in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan region, USA.
Pouyat RV, Szlavecz K, Yesilonis ID, Wong CP, Murawski L, Marra PP, Casey RE, Lev S. Landscape and Urban Planning. 2015 Jun 8. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.05.001

Characterizing avian survival along a rural‐to‐urban land use gradient.
Evans BS, Ryder TB, Reitsma R, Hurlbert AH, Marra PP. Ecology. 2015 Jun 1. doi: 10.1890/14-0171.1

Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird.
DeLuca WV, Woodworth BK, Rimmer CC, Marra PP, Taylor PD, McFarland KP, Mackenzie SA, Norris DR. Biology letters. 2015 Apr 1. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.1045

Linking place-based citizen science with large-scale conservation research: A case study of bird-building collisions and the role of professional scientists.
Loss SR, Loss SS, Will T, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2015 Mar 10. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.02.023

Full-annual-cycle population models for migratory birds.
Hostetler JA, Sillett TS, Marra PP. The Auk. 2015 Mar 4. doi: 10.1642/AUK-14-211.1

Migratory connectivity of a Neotropical migratory songbird revealed by archival light‐level geolocators.
Hallworth MT, Sillett TS, Van Wilgenburg SL, Hobson KA, Marra PP. Ecological Applications. 2015 Mar 1. doi: 10.1890/14-0195.1

Bill size correlates with telomere length in male American Redstarts.
Angelier F, Vleck CM, Holberton RL, Marra PP. Journal of Ornithology. 2015 Feb 3. doi: 10.1007/s10336-015-1158-9

Annual variation in long‐distance dispersal driven by breeding and non‐breeding season climatic conditions in a migratory bird.
Rushing CS, Dudash MR, Studds CE, Marra PP. Ecography. 2015 Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01196


Wood Thrush photo by Megumi Aita, courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

Incorporating site and year‐specific deuterium ratios (δ2H) from precipitation into geographic assignments of a migratory bird.
Tonra CM, Both C, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Biology. 2014 Dec 12. doi: 10.1111/jav.00553

Inter-annual variation in American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) plumage colour is associated with rainfall and temperature during moult: an 11-year study.
Reudink MW, McKellar AE, Marini KLD, McArthur SL, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM. Oecologia. 2014 Nov 30. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3167-4

Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring.
Bisson IA, Ssebide BJ, Marra PP. EcoHealth. 2014 Nov 1. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0988-x

Modeling three-dimensional space use and overlap in birds.
Cooper NW, Sherry TW, Marra PP. The Auk. 2014 Sep 10. doi: 10.1642/AUK-14-17.1

Avian roosting behavior influences vector-host interactions for West Nile virus hosts.
Janousek WM, Marra PP, Kilpatrick AM. Parasites & Vectors. 2014 Aug 28. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-399

Connectivity of wood thrush breeding, wintering, and migration sites based on range‐wide tracking.
Stanley CQ, McKinnon EA, Fraser KC, Macpherson MP, Casbourn G, Friesen L, Marra PP, Studds C, Tyder TB, Diggs NE, Stutchbury BJM. Conservation Biology. 2014 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12352

Refining Estimates of Bird Collision and Electrocution Mortality at Power Lines in the United States.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101565

Estimation of bird‐vehicle collision mortality on U.S. roads.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2014 May 20. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.721

Estimating migratory connectivity of birds when re‐encounter probabilities are heterogeneous.
Cohen EB, Hostetler JA, Royle JA, Marra PP. Ecology and Evolution. 2014 Apr 8. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1059

Assessing migratory connectivity for a long‐distance migratory bird using multiple intrinsic markers.
Rushing CS, Ryder TB, Saracco JF, Marra PP. Ecological Applications. 2014 Apr 1. doi: 10.1890/13-1091.1

Russell S. Greenberg, 1953–2013.
Koenig WD, Marra PP. The Auk. 2014 Mar 31. doi: 10.1642/AUK-13-241.1

Color expression in experimentally regrown feathers of an overwintering migratory bird: implications for signaling and seasonal interactions.
Tonra CM, Marini KLD, Marra PP, Germain RR, Holberton RL, Reudink MW. Ecology and Evolution. 2014 Mar 11. doi: 10.1002/ece3.994

Bird–building collisions in the United States: Estimates of annual mortality and species vulnerability.
Loss SR, Will T, Loss SS, Marra PP. The Condor. 2014 Feb 1. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-13-090.1


Climate change threats to redstarts, from Small-Lorenz et al.

Estimates of bird collision mortality at wind facilities in the contiguous United States.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2013 Nov 14. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.10.007

Feral cat management.
Lepczyk CA, Conant S, Duffy D, Bird DM, Duval FP, Hutchins M, Lohr CA, Loyd KA, Marra PP, Pitt WC, Sizemore G, Sprague R, Temple SA, Van Heezik Y, Wallace G. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2013 Nov. doi: 10.2460/javma.243.10.1391

Experimental and observational studies of seasonal interactions between overlapping life history stages in a migratory bird.
Tonra CM, Marra PP, Holberton RL. Hormones and Behavior. 2013 Oct 12. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2013.10.004

Form, function and consequences of density dependence in a long‐distance migratory bird.
McKellar AE, Marra PP, Boag PT, Ratcliffe LM. Oikos. 2013 Oct 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00756.x

Relationships between carotenoid-based female plumage and age, reproduction, and mate colour in the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla).
McKellar AE, Marra PP, Boag PT, Ratcliffe LM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2013 Jul 4. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2013-0017

Starting over: experimental effects of breeding delay on reproductive success in early‐arriving male American redstarts.
McKellar AE, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM. Journal of Avian Biology. 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00180.x

Predicted and observed mortality from vector-borne disease in wildlife: West Nile virus and small songbirds.
Kilpatrick AM, Peters RJ, Dupuiss AP, Jones MJ, Daszak P, Marra PP, Kramer LD. Biological Conservation. 2013 Jun 29. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.015

Do Archival Light-Level Geolocators and Stable Hydrogen Isotopes Provide Comparable Estimates of Breeding-Ground Origin?
Hallworth MT, Studds CE, Sillett TS, Marra PP. The Auk. 2013 Apr 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2013.13037

Phenological matching across hemispheres in a long‐distance migratory bird.
Renfrew RB, Kim D, Perlut N, Smith J, Fox J, Marra PP. Diversity and Distributions. 2013 Mar 11. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12080

Estimating geolocator accuracy for a migratory songbird using live ground-truthing in tropical forest.
McKinnon EA, Stanley CQ, Fraser KC, MacPherson MM, Casbourn G, Marra PP, Studds CE, Diggs N, Stutchbury BJM. Animal Migration. 2013 Feb 6. doi: 10.2478/ami-2013-0001

Telomere length, non‐breeding habitat and return rate in male American redstarts.
Angelier Frédéric, Vleck CM, Holberton RL, Marra PP. Functional Ecology. 2013 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12041

The impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife of the United States.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. Nature Communications. 2013 Jan 29. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2380

A blind spot in climate change vulnerability assessments.
Small-Lorenz SL, Culp LA, Ryder TB, Will TC, Marra PP. Nature Climate Change. 2013 Jan 27. doi: 10.1038/nclimate1810

The Effects of Experimental Irrigation on Plant Productivity, Insect Abundance and the Non-Breeding Season Performance of a Migratory Songbird.
Wilson S, Marra PP, Sillett TS. PLoS One. 2013 Jan 25. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055114


Kirtland’s Warbler photo by Nathan Cooper.

Comparing the precision, accuracy, and efficiency of branch clipping and sweep netting for sampling arthropods in two Jamaican forest types.
Cooper NW, Thomas MA, Garfinkel MB, Schneider KL, Marra PP. Journal of Field Ornithology. 2012 Nov 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2012.00388.x

Winter rainfall predicts phenology in widely separated populations of a migrant songbird.
McKellar AE, Marra PP, Hannon SJ, Studds CE, Ratcliffe LM. Oecologia. 2012 Nov 17. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2520-8

Carry-Over Effects of Winter Climate on Spring Arrival Date and Reproductive Success in an Endangered Migratory Bird, Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii).
Rockwell SM, Bocetti CI, Marra PP. The Auk. 2012 Oct 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2012.12003

Using stable isotopes to test for trophic niche partitioning: a case study with stream salamanders and fish.
Sepulveda AJ, Lowe WH, Marra PP. Freshwater Biology. 2012 Jul. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02800.x

Temporal patterns of genetic diversity in Kirtland’s warblers (Dendroica kirtlandii), the rarest songbird in North America.
Wilson AS, Marra PP, Fleischer RB. BMC Ecology. 2012 Jun 22. doi: 10.1186/1472-6785-12-8

Direct human‐caused mortality of birds: improving quantification of magnitude and assessment of population impact.
Loss SR, Will T, Marra PP. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2012 Jun 15. doi: 10.1890/110251

Stable‐hydrogen isotope measures of natal dispersal reflect observed population declines in a threatened migratory songbird.
Studds CE, McFarland KP, Aubry Y, Rimmer CC, Hobson KA, Marra PP, Wassenaar LI. Diversity and Distributions. 2012 Jun 9. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00931.x

Rainfall Influences Survival of Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) in a Residential Neighborhood in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
Jones CE, Lounibos LP, Marra PP, Kilpatrick AM. Journal of Medical Entomology. 2012 May 1. doi: 10.1603/ME11191

Land Cover and Rainfall Interact to Shape Waterbird Community Composition.
Studds CE, DeLuca WV, Baker ME, King RS, Marra PP. PLoS One. 2012 Apr 27. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035969

The ecological–evolutionary interplay: density‐dependent sexual selection in a migratory songbird.
Ryder TB, Fleischer RC, Shriver WG, Marra PP. Ecology and Evolution. 2012 Apr 11. doi: 10.1002/ece3.254


Swainson’s Warbler photo by Tim Romano, courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

Delayed maturation of multiple signals in a migratory songbird.
Germain RR, Reudink MW, Marra PP, Boag PT, Ratcliffe LM. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 2011 Nov 12. doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1288-x

Comparative effects of urban development and anthropogenic noise on bird songs.
Dowling JL, Luther DA, Marra PP. Behavioral Ecology. 2011 Nov 11. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arr176

Reconsidering the role of precipitation and food availability in relation to the effect of photoperiod on spring departure of a migratory bird.
Studds CE, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Biology. 2011 Oct 26. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2024

Migration phenology and winter habitat quality are related to circulating androgen in a long‐distance migratory bird.
Tonra CM, Marra PP, Holberton RL. Journal of Avian Biology. 2011 Aug 25. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05333.x

Early elevation of testosterone advances migratory preparation in a songbird.
Tonra CM, Marra PP, Holberton RL. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2011 Aug 15. doi: 10.1242/jeb.054734

Range-wide effects of breeding- and nonbreeding-season climate on the abundance of a Neotropical migrant songbird.
Wilson S, LaDeau S, Tøttrup AP, Marra PP. Ecology. 2011 Aug. doi: 10.1890/10-1757.1

Resource Limitation Drives Patterns of Habitat Occupancy during the Nonbreeding Season for an Omnivorous Songbird.
Diggs NE, Marra PP, Cooper RJ. The Condor. 2011 Aug 1. doi: 10.1525/cond.2011.090201

Short‐term changes in body condition in relation to habitat and rainfall abundance in American redstarts Setophaga ruticilla during the non‐breeding season.
Angelier F, Tonra CM, Holberton RL, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Biology. 2011 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05369.x

Estimating Migratory Connectivity of Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) using Geolocator and Mark—Recapture Data.
Ryder TB, Fox JW, Marra PP. The Auk. 2011 Jul 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2011.11091

Landscape matrix mediates occupancy dynamics of Neotropical avian insectivores.
Kennedy CM, Grant EHC, Neel MC, Fagan WF, Marra PP. Ecological Applications. 2011 Jul 1. doi: 10.1890/10-1044.1

Challenging claims in the study of migratory birds and climate change.
Knudsen E, Lindén A, Both C, Jonzén N, Pulido F, Saino N, Sutherland WJ, Bach LA, Coppack T, Ergon T, Gienapp P, Gill JA, Gordo O, Hedenström A, Lehikoinen E, Marra PP, Møller AP, Nilsson ALK, Péron G, Ranta E, Rubolini D, Sparks TH, Spina F, Studds CE, Saether SA, Tryjanowski P, Stenseth NC. Biological Reviews. 2011 Apr 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00179.x

Migratory connectivity and the conservation of migratory animals.
Marra PP, Hunter D, Perrault AM. Environmental Law. 2011 Apr 1.

Rainfall-induced changes in food availability modify the spring departure programme of a migratory bird.
Studds CE, Marra PP. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2011 Mar 30. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0332

What drives variation in the corticosterone stress response between subspecies? A common garden experiment of swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana).
Angelier F, Ballentine B, Holberton RL, Marra PP, Greenberg R. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2011 Mar 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02260.x

Population demography of Gray Catbirds in the suburban matrix: sources, sinks and domestic cats.
Balogh AL, Ryder TB, Marra PP. Journal of Ornithology. 2011 Jan 23. doi: 10.1007/s10336-011-0648-7

Neighborhood Nestwatch: Mentoring Citizens in the Urban Matrix.
Marra PP, Reitsma R. In Dickinson JL, Bonney R Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. 2011.

Influence of Moisture and Food Supply on the Movement Dynamics of a Nonbreeding Migratory Bird (Parkesia noveboracensis) in a Seasonal Landscape.
Smith JAM, Reitsma LR, Marra PP. The Auk. 2011 Jan 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2011.10240

Multiple Space-Use Strategies and Their Divergent Consequences in a Nonbreeding Migratory Bird (Parkesia noveboracensis).
Smith JAM, Reitsma LR, Marra PP. The Auk. 2011 Jan 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2011.10241


Northern Waterthrush photo by Alejandra Lewandowski.

Landscape matrix and species traits mediate responses of Neotropical resident birds to forest fragmentation in Jamaica.
Kennedy CM, Marra PP, Fagan WF, Neel MC. Ecological Monographs. 2010 Nov 1. doi: 10.1890/09-0904.1

Adult-Like Plumage Coloration Predicts Winter Territory Quality and Timing of Arrival on the Breeding Grounds of Yearling Male American Redstarts.
Germain RR, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. The Condor. 2010 Nov 1. doi: 10.1525/cond.2010.090193

Moisture as a determinant of habitat quality for a nonbreeding Neotropical migratory songbird.
Smith JAM, Reitsma LR, Marra PP. Ecology. 2010 Oct 1. doi: 10.1890/09-2212.1

Matrix mediates avian movements in tropical forested landscapes: Inference from experimental translocations.
Kennedy CM, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2010 Jun 19. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.05.025

Carotenoid-based Male Plumage Predicts Parental Investment in the American Redstart.
Germain RR, Reudink MW, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2010 Jun. doi: 10.1676/09-107.1

West Nile virus impacts in American crow populations are associated with human land use and climate.
LaDeau SL, Calder CA, Doran PJ, Marra PP. Ecological Research. 2010 May 26. doi: 10.1007/s11284-010-0725-z

Grand Challenges in Migration Biology.
Bowlin MS, Bisson I, Shamoun-Baranes J, Reichard JD, Sapir N, Marra PP, Kunz TH, Wilcove DS, Hedenström A, Guglielmo CG, Äkesson S, Ramenofsky M, Wikelski M. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2010 Apr 21. doi: 10.1093/icb/icq013

How to capture wild passerine species to study baseline corticosterone levels.
Angelier F, Tonra CM, Holberton RL, Marra PP. Journal of Ornithology. 2010 Apr 1. doi: 10.1007/s10336-009-0471-6

Conserving migratory land birds in the New World: Do we know enough?
Faaborg J, Holmes RT, Anders AD, Bildstein KL, Dugger KM, Authreaux SA, Heglund P, Hobson KA, Jahn AE, Johnson DJ, Latta SC, Levey DJ, Marra PP, Merkord CL, Nol E, Rothstein SI, Sherry TW, Sillett TS, Thompson FR, Warnock N. Ecological Applications. 2010 Mar 1. doi: 10.1890/09-0397.1

Quantifying avian nest survival along an urbanization gradient using citizen‐ and scientist‐generated data.
Ryder TB, Reitsma R, Evans B, Marra PP. Ecological Applications. 2010 Mar 1. doi: 10.1890/09-0040.1

Recent advances in understanding migration systems of New World land birds.
Faaborg J, Holmes RT, Anders AD, Bildstein KL, Dugger KM, Gauthreaux SA, Heglund P, Hobson KA, Jahn AE, Johnson DH, Latta SC, Levey DJ, Marra PP, Merkord CL, Nol E, Rothstein SI, Sherry TW, Sillett TS, Thompson FR, Warnock N. Ecological Monographs. 2010 Feb 1. doi: 10.1890/09-0395.1

Migratory Connectivity.
Marra PP, Cohen E, Harrison A, Studds CE, Webster M. In Breed MD and Moore J Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2. 2010.

What Conservation Biologists Can Do to Counter Trap-Neuter-Return: Response to Longcore et al..
Lepczyk CA, Dauphiné N, Bird DM, Conant S, Cooper RJ, Duffy DC, Hatley PJ, Marra PP, Stone E, Temple SA. Conservation Biology. 2010. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01426.x


Photo by M. Zhou.

Effects of Prescribed Fire on Depredation Rates of Natural and Artificial Seaside Sparrow Nests.
Almario BS, Marra PP, Gates JE, Mitchell L. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2009 Dec 1. doi: 10.1676/07-095.1

Birdstrikes: a reply to Swift et al..
Marra PP, Dove C, Dolbeer R. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2009 Oct 1. doi: 10.1890/09.WB.026

Does a Lack of Design and Repeatability Compromise Scientific Criticism? A Response to Smith et al. (2009).
Wunder MB, Hobson KA, Kelly J, Marra PP, Wassenaar LI, Stricker CA, Doucett RR. The Auk. 2009 Oct 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2009.126.4.2

Does stress response predict return rate in a migratory bird species? A study of American redstarts and their non-breeding habitat.
Angelier F, Holberton RL, Marra PP. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2009 Jul 15. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0868

Migratory Canada geese cause crash of US Airways Flight 1549.
Marra PP, Dove CJ, Dolbeer R, Dahlan NF, Heacker M, Whatton JF, Diggs NE, France C, Henkes GA. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2009 Jun 8. doi: 10.1890/090066

Breeding seasonality of the mangrove warbler (Dendroica petechia bryanti) from southern Mexico.
Salgado-Ortiz J, Marra PP, Robertson RJ. Ornitologia Neotropical. 2009 Apr 28.

Breeding latitude and timing of spring migration in songbirds crossing the Gulf of Mexico.
Langin KM, Marra PP, Németh Z, Moore FR, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. Journal of Avian Biology. 2009 May 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2008.04496.x

Variation in Plumage Microbiota Depends on Season and Migration.
Bisson IA, Marra PP, Burtt EH, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM. Microbial Ecology. 2009 Feb 11. doi: 10.1007/s00248-009-9490-3

Non-breeding season events influence sexual selection in a long-distance migratory bird.
Reudink MW, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Boag PT, Langin KM, Ratcliffe LM. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2009 Jan 20. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1452

Plumage brightness predicts non‐breeding season territory quality in a long‐distance migratory songbird, the American redstart Setophaga ruticilla.
Reudink MW, Studds CE, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. Journal of Avian Biology. 2009 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2008.04377.x


Effects of WNV on crow populations, from LaDeau et al. 2008.

Plumage coloration predicts paternity and polygyny in the American redstart.
Reudink MW, Marra PP, Boag PT, Ratcliffe LM. Animal Behavior. 2008 Dec 13. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.11.005

West Nile Virus Revisited: Consequences for North American Ecology.
LaDeau SL, Marra PP, Kilpatrick AM, Calder CA. BioScience. 2008 Nov 1. doi: 10.1641/B581007

Coastal urbanization and the integrity of estuarine waterbird communities: Threshold responses and the importance of scale.
DeLuca WV, Studds CE, King RS, Marra PP. Biological Conservation. 2008 Oct 10. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2008.07.0232

Hematological stress indices reveal no effect of radio‐transmitters on wintering Hermit Thrushes.
Davis AK, Diggs NE, Cooper RJ, Marra PP. Journal of Field Ornithology. 2008 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2008.00176.x

Roosting behavior of a Neotropical migrant songbird, the northern waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis, during the non‐breeding season.
Smith JAM, Reitsma LR, Rockwood LL, Marra PP. Journal of Avian Ornithology. 2008 Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/j.0908-8857.2008.04227.x

Molt-Migration in the American Redstart (Setophaga Ruticilla) Revisited: Explaining Variation in Feather δD Signatures.
Reudink MW, Marra PP, Langin KM, Studds CE, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. The Auk. 2008 Jul 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2008.2708.1

Land Use and West Nile Virus Seroprevalence in Wild Mammals.
Gómez A, Kilpatrick AM, Kramer LD, Dupuis AP, Maffei JG, Goetz SJ, Marra PP, Daszak P, Aguirre AA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2008 Jun. doi: 10.3201/eid1406.070352

Phylogeography of a Widespread North American Migratory Songbird (Setophaga ruticilla).
Colbeck GJ, Gibbs HL, Marra PP, Hobson K, Webster MS. Journal of Heredity. 2008 May 8. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esn025

Breeding Ecology of the Mangrove Warbler (Dendroica Petechia Bryanti) and Comparative Life History of the Yellow Warbler Subspecies Complex.
Salgado-Ortiz J, Marra PP, Sillett TS, Robertson RJ. The Auk. 2008 Apr 1. doi: 10.1525/auk.2008.07012

Reproductive Success of House Wrens in Suburban and Rural Landscapes.
Newhouse MJ, Marra PP, Johnson LS. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2008 Mar 1. doi: 10.1676/06-156.1

Natal dispersal driven by environmental conditions interacting across the annual cycle of a migratory songbird.
Studds CE, Kyser TK, Marra PP. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2008 Feb 26. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0710732105

Parasite assemblages distinguish populations of a migratory passerine on its breeding grounds.
Durrant KL, Marra PP, Fallon SM, Colbeck GJ, Gibbs HL, Hobson KA, Norris DR, Bernik B, Lloyd VL, Fleischer RC. Journal of Zoology. 2008 Jan 4. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2007.00387.x


Artwork courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

Linking fluctuations in rainfall to nonbreeding season performance in a long-distance migratory bird, Setophaga ruticilla.
Studds CE, Marra PP. Climate Research. 2007 Dec 31. doi: 10.3354/cr00718

Multiple factors influence West Nile virus seroprevalence in wild mammals.
Gomez A, Kilpatrick AM, Kramer L, Dupuis AP, Jones MJ, Goetz SJ, Marra PP, Daszak P, Aguirre AA. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2007 Nov 1.

Mosquito Landing Rates on Nesting American Robins (Turdus migratorius).
Griffing SM, Kilpatrick AM, Clark L, Marra PP. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2007 Oct 2. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2006.0560

Stable-Isotope (C, N, H) Analyses Help Locate the Winter Range of the Coastal Plain Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana Nigrescens).
Greenberg R, Marra PP, Wooller MJ. The Auk. 2007 Oct 1. doi: 10.1093/auk/124.4.1137

Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species.
Martin TG, Chades I, Arcese P, Marra PP, Possingham HP, Norris DR. PloS One. 2007 Aug 15. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000751

Seasonal Interactions, Habitat Quality, and Population Dynamics in Migratory Birds.
Norris DR, Marra PP. The Condor. 2007 Aug 1. doi: 10.1093/condor/109.3.535

The Presence and Impact of Environmental Lead in Passerine Birds Along an Urban to Rural Land Use Gradient.
Roux KE, Marra PP. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 2007 Jun 1. doi: 10.1007/s00244-006-0174-4

Threshold effects of coastal urbanization on Phragmites australis (common reed) abundance and foliar nitrogen in Chesapeake Bay.
King RS, Deluca WV, Whigham DF, Marra PP. Estuaries and Coasts. 2007 Jun 1. doi: 10.1007/BF02819393

West Nile virus emergence and large-scale declines of North American bird populations.
LaDeau SL, Kilpatrick AM, Marra PP. Nature. 2007 May 16. doi: 10.1038/nature05829

Hydrogen isotopic variation in migratory bird tissues of known origin: implications for geographic assignment.
Langin KM, Reudink MW, Marra PP, Norris DR, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. Oecologia. 2007 Mar 17. doi: 10.1007/s00442-007-0669-3

A Molecular Comparison of Plumage and Soil Bacteria Across Biogeographic, Ecological, and Taxonomic Scales.
Bisson IA, Marra PP, Burtt EH, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM. Microbial Ecology. 2007 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s00248-006-9173-2


Photo by James Gathany, courtesy of CDC.

Predicting the global spread of H5N1 avian influenza.
Kilpatrick AM, Chmura AA, Gibbons DW, Fleischer RC, Marra PP, Daszak P. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2006 Dec 7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0609227103

Continent-wide variation in feather colour of a migratory songbird in relation to body condition and moulting locality.
Norris DR, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM, Montgomerie R. Biology Letters. 2006 Dec 5. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0572

Assessing Habitat Quality for a Migratory Songbird Wintering in Natural and Agricultural Habitats.
Johnson MD, Sherry TW, Holmes RT, Marra PP. Conservation Biology. 2006 Jul 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00490.x

Host heterogeneity dominates West Nile virus transmission.
Kilpatrick AM, Daszak P, Jones MJ, Marra PP, Kramer LD. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2006 May 23. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3575

Migratory Birds and Avian Flu.
Fergus R, Fry M, Karesh WB, Marra PP, Newman S, Paul E. Science. 2006 May 12. doi: 10.1126/science.312.5775.845c

West Nile Virus Epidemics in North America Are Driven by Shifts in Mosquito Feeding Behavior.
Kilpatrick AM, Kramer LD, Jones MJ, Marra PP, Daszak P. PLoS Biology. 2006 Feb 28. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040082

Migratory Connectivity.
Marra PP, Norris DR, Haig SM, Webster M, Royle A. In Crooks K and Sanjayan M Maintaining Connections for Nature. 2006.

Impacts of Marsh Management on Coastal-Marsh Bird Habitats.
Mitchell LR, Gabrey S, Marra PP, Erwin RM. In Greenberg R, Maldonado JE, Droege S, McDonald MV Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Studies in Avian Biology. 2006.

Flooding and Predation: Trade-offs in the Nesting Ecology of Tidal-Marsh Sparrows.
Greenberg RS, Elphick C, Nordby JC, Gjerdrum C, Spautz H, Shriver G, Schmeling B, Olsen B, Marra PP, Nur N, Winter M. In Greenberg R, Maldonado JE, Droege S, McDonald MV Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Studies in Avian Biology. 2006.

Migratory Connectivity of a Widely Distributed Songbird, the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla).
Norris DR, Marra PP, Bowen GJ, Ratcliffe LM, Royle JA, Kyser TK. Ornithological Monographs. 2006 May 23. doi: 10.2307/40166836


American Redstart photo by Nathan Cooper.

Capital versus income breeding in a migratory passerine bird: evidence from stable-carbon isotopes.
Langin KM, Norris DR, Kysser TK, Marra PP, Ratcliffe LM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2005 Sep 5. doi: 10.1139/z06-080

Nonbreeding habitat occupancy and population processes: an upgrade experiment with a migratory bird.
Studds CE, Marra PP. Ecology. 2005 Sep 1. doi: 10.1890/04-1145

Serologic evidence for West Nile virus transmission, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Dupuis AP, Marra PP, Reitsma R, Jones MJ, Louie KL, Kramer LD. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2005 Aug 1. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2005.73.474

The Neighborhood Nestwatch Program: Participant Outcomes of a Citizen‐Science Ecological Research Project.
Evans C, Abrams E, Reitsma R, Roux K, Salmonsen L, Marra PP. Conservation Biology. 2005 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2005.00s01.x

Tracking habitat use of a long‐distance migratory bird, the American redstart Setophaga ruticilla, using stable‐carbon isotopes in cellular blood.
Norris DR, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. Journal of Avian Biology. 2005 Feb 28. doi: 10.1111/j.0908-8857.2005.03398.x


Molt and stable isotopes in American Redstarts, from Norris et al.

Reproductive Effort, Molting Latitude, and Feather Color in a Migratory Songbird.
Norris DR, Marra PP, Montgomerie R, Kyser TK, Ratcliffe LM. Science. 2004 Dec 24. doi: 10.1126/science.1103542

Influence of land use on the integrity of marsh bird communities of Chesapeake Bay, USA.
DeLuca WV, Studds CE, Rockwood LL, Marra PP. Wetlands. 2004 Dec 1. doi: 10.1672/0277-5212(2004)024[0837:IOLUOT]2.0.CO;2

The influence of climate on the timing and rate of spring bird migration.
Marra PP, Francis CM, Mulvihill RS, Moore FR. Oecologia. 2004 Oct 5. doi: 10.1007/s00442-004-1725-x

West Nile Virus and Wildlife.
Marra PP, Griffing S, Caffrey C, Kilpatrick MA, McLean R, Brand C, Saito E, Dupuis AP, Kramer L, Novak R. BioScience. 2004 May 1. doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2004)054[0393:WNVAW]2.0.CO;2

Tropical winter habitat limits reproductive success on the temperate breeding grounds in a migratory bird.
Norris DR, Marra PP, Kyser TK, Sherry TW, Ratcliffe LM. Science. 2004 Jan 7. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2569

Prevalence of Hematozoa in Overwintering American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla): No Evidence for Local Transmission.
Garvin MC, Marra PP, Crain SK. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2004 Jan. doi: 10.7589/0090-3558-40.1.115


Serologic Evidence of West Nile Virus Transmission, Jamaica, West Indies.
Dupuis AP, Marra PP, Kramer LD. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2003 Jul. doi: 10.3201/eid0907.030249

West Nile Virus and Wildlife Health.
Marra PP, Griffing SM, McLean RG. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2003 Jul. doi: 10.3201/eid0907.030277

A Call for Feather Sampling.
Smith TB, Marra PP, Webster MS, Lovette I, Gibbs HL, Holmes RT, Hobson KA, Rohwer S. The Auk. 2003 Jan 1. doi: 10.1093/auk/120.1.218


Links between worlds: unraveling migratory connectivity.
Webster MS, Marra PP, Haig SM, Bensch S, Holmes RT. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 2002 Feb 1. doi: 10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02380-1


Neighborhood Nestwatch: Science in the City.
Marra PP, Reitsma R. Wild Earth, Fall/Winter. 2001.

Consequences of Dominance-Mediated Habitat Segregation in American Redstarts During the Nonbreeding Season.
Marra PP, Holmes RT. The Auk. 2001 Jan 1. doi: 10.1093/auk/118.1.92

2000 and earlier

The role of behavioral dominance in structuring patterns of habitat occupancy in a migrant bird during the nonbreeding season.
Marra PP. Behavioral Ecology. 2000 May 1. doi: 10.1093/beheco/11.3.299

Linking Winter and Summer Events in a Migratory Bird by Using Stable-Carbon Isotopes.
Marra PP, Hobson KA, Holmes RT. Science. 1998 Dec 4. doi: 10.1126/science.282.5395.1884

Corticosterone levels as indicators of habitat quality: effects of habitat segregation in a migratory bird during the non-breeding season.
Marra PP, Holberton RL. Oecologia. 1998 Aug 1. doi: 10.1007/s004420050590

Avian removal experiments: Do they test for habitat saturation or female availability?
Marra PP, Holmes RT. Ecology. 1997 Apr 1. doi: 10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078[0947:AREDTT]2.0.CO;2

Marra PP, Remsen JV. In Bancroft GT Studies in Neotropical Ornithology Honoring Ted Parker, Ornithological Monographs. 1997.10.2307/40157547

Habitat-specific demography of breeding black-throated blue warblers (Dendroica caerulescens): implications for population dynamics.
Marra PP, Holmes RT. Ecology. 1996 Mar 1. doi: 10.2307/5721

An analysis of daily corticosterone profiles in two species of Zonotrichia under captive and natural conditions.
Marra PP, Lampke K, Tedford B. The Wilson Bulletin. 1995.

Territorial Exclusion by a Long-Distance Migrant Warbler in Jamaica: A Removal Experiment with American Redstarts (Setophaga Ruticilla).
Marra PP, Sherry TW, Holmes RT. The Auk. 1993 Jul 1. doi: 10.2307/4088420

Reverse mounting in the Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens).
Marra, PP. The Wilson Bulletin. 1993 Jun 1.

Multiple Brooding and Productivity of a Neotropical Migrant, The Black-Throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica Caerulescens), in an Unfragmented Temperate Forest.
Holmes RT, Sherry TW, Marra PP, Petit KE. The Auk. 1992 Apr 1. doi: 10.2307/4088201

Blood parasites of some Puerto Rican birds.
Garvin MC, Marra PP. Caribbean Journal of Science. 1991.

Nest, Eggs, and Young of the Green-and-Gold Tanager, with Notes on Timing of Breeding.
Marra PP. The Wilson Bulletin. 1990 Jun 1.

An Analysis of Common Barn-Owl Pellets from Louisiana.
Marra PP, Burke BM, Albergamo I. The Southwestern Naturalist. 1989 Mar 1. doi: 10.2307/3671820

Dispersal of herons from Chimon Island.
Marra PP, Bull M. The Connecticut Warbler. 1986.

The Norwalk Island Heron Colonies – A History.
Marra PP, Bull M. The Connecticut Warbler. 1986.