2017 Final Papers

Changes in the behavior of male Red-backed Fairywrens during bright plumage acquisition (Lauren Hitt)

Effects of Testosterone on Ornamentation and Behavior in Female Red-backed Fairy-wrens (Tess Kendrick )

No predation cost of bright coloration in red-backed fairy-wrens (Megan Massa)

The effects of predation risk on the association of red-backed fairywrens (Malurus melanocephalus) with an introduced shrub (Lantana camara) (Sam Hagler)

2016 Posters

Toner, Hendrix, et al. 2017 Poster. Wilson Ornithological Conference

2016 Final Papers

Delayed Plumage Maturation as a Potential Driver of Behavioral Differences in Red-Backed Fairywrens (Fernando Fernandez-Duque)

Relationship between ambient noise and vigilance behavior in variegated and red-backed fairywrens (Darcy Gray)

Non-Breeding Season Behavioral Differences Between Phenotypes of Male Red-backed Fairywrens (Trey Hendrix)

Low-level traffic noise does not influence vigilance behavior in Malurus fairywrens (Isabel Ritrovato)

The Relationship between Anthropogenic Noise and Red-backed Fairywren Vocalization Frequency (Elizabeth Ransone)

Red-backed fairywrens do not change behavior to mitigate increased risk of predation as a result of conspicuous coloration (Sarah Toner)

2014 Final Papers

Sound transmission modulation in the red-backed fairywren (Grace Ahn)

Spatial distribution of predatory birds in northern Australia (Ryan Cleland)….coming soon

Environmental modulation of Fairywren Song Transmission (Jake “Drongo” Durden)

The effects of fire history on red-backed fairywren habitat use (Alex Gulachenski)

Short-term effects of fire on home ranges of red-backed fairywrens (Nicole Moody)

2013 Final Papers

The effects of parasites on health and condition in the male red-backed fairy-wren, Malurus melanocephalus (Kat Zelak)

The influence of environmental heterogeneity on winter ranging in the red-backed fairy-wren, Malurus melanocephalus (Erik Iverson)

Effects of environmental and social factors on vigilance behavior in two Australian passerine species (Vera Ivezic)

Home range as related to habitat burn history and social interactions in a tropical passerine bird (Payton Phillips)

Habitat and Arthropod Relationships Supporting the Red-Backed Fairy-Wren in the Tropical Savanna Dry Season (Xander Rose)

The relationship between social and environmental factors and vigilance behavior in two tropical Australian passerines (Greg Tito)

2013 Fellows Poster Presentations

Erik, Payton, and Greg presented their research at the 2014 Wilson Ornithological Society meeting. Greg was awarded the Nancy Klamm Undergraduate Poster Presentation award, and Erik was later awarded the 2014 Tulane BEAST Undergraduate Research Day award for best poster. Congrats!

Erik Iverson (2013 fellow) and Nicole Moody (2014 fellow) at the Tulane BEAST Undergraduate Reseach symposium.

Erik Iverson (2013 fellow) and Nicole Moody (2014 fellow) at the Tulane BEAST Undergraduate Reseach symposium.

Can Environmental Heterogeneity Contribute to Seasonal Flocking? (Erik Iverson and Payton Phillips)

Do Social and Environmental Factors Influence Vigilance in Two Australian Songbirds? (Greg Tito and Vera Ivezic)

2012 Final Papers


Effect of specific vegetation and arthropod characteristics on the Red-Backed Fairy-Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) in fire-disturbed habitats (Kelly O’Toole)

The influence of vegetation on red-backed fairy-wren habitat use (Kathryn Grabenstein)

The effects of Gamba invasion on vocal communication Introduction (Kathleen Riley)

The effects of fire on sound propagation in tropical savannas (Tess Curry)

2012 Poster Presentations

2012 Ires fellows presented their research at the Wilson Ornithological Society Meeting in Williamsburg, VA. Click on the links to see the posters!

Fire history and invasive grasses change the acoustic environment of Red- backed Fairy-wrens (Malurus melanocephalus): implications for vocal signaling (Tess Curry and Kathleen Riley)

Post-fire vegetation structure and food availability may impact habitat preferecne for a tropical passerine (Mitch, Kathryn, and Kelly)

Social networks in seasonal resident birds Malurus melanocephalus show varying social organization in non-breeding and pre-breeding seasons (Sam)


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