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Temperate and Boreal Island Biology

Boreal Island Biology

Long-term Population Databases
The Bowdoin Scientific Station maintains longitudinal studies of the life histories and morphometrics of Savannah Sparrows, Tree Swallows, and Leach's Storm-Petrels nesting on Kent Island, New Brunswick.

Imlay, T.L., J.M. Flemming, S. Saldanha, N.T. Wheelwright, and M.L. Leonard. 2018. Breeding phenology and performance for four swallows over 57 years: relationships with temperature and precipitation. Ecosphere 9(3):e02166.10.1002/ecs2.2166. (PDF)

Tricola, G.M., M.J.P. Simons, E. Atema, P.D. Boersma, R.K. Boughton, J.L. Brown, Do.C. Dearborn, G. Divoky, J. Eimes, C.E. Huntington, A.S. Kitaysky, F.A. Juola, D.B. Lank, H.P. Litwa, E.G.A. Mulder, I.C.T. Nisbet, K. Okanoya, R.J. Safran, S.J. Schoech, E.A. Schreiber, P.M. Thompson, S. Verhulst, N.T. Wheelwright, D.W. Winkler, R. Young, C.M. Vleck, and M.F. Haussmann. 2018. The rate of telomere loss is related to maximum lifespan in birds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373: 20160445. (PDF)

Wheelwright, N.T., L.U. Taylor, B.M. West, E.R. Voss, S.Y. Berzins, A.R. Villeneuve, H.R. LeBlanc, V.B. Leos, S.J. Mayne, S.A. McCarthy, S.J. Nagar, and J.S. Watling. 2017. Pupation site selection and enemy avoidance in the Introduced Pine Sawfly (Diprion similis)Northeastern Naturalist 24: B19–B31.

Wheelwright, N.T. Eradication of an ecosystem engineer. 2016. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14: 53-54.

Wheelwright, N.T., M.J. Gray, R.D. Hill, and D.L. Miller. 2014. Sudden massive die-off of a large population of wood frog (Lithobates sylvatica) tadpoles in Maine, USA, likely due to ranavirus. Herpetological Review 45: 240–242. PDF

Shutler, D., D.J.T. Hussell, D.R. Norris, D.W. Winkler, R.J. Robertson, F. Bonier, W.B. Rendell, M. Bélisle, R. G. Clark, R.D. Dawson, N.T. Wheelwright, M.P. Lombardo, P.A. Thorpe, M.A. Truan, R. Walsh, M.L. Leonard, A.G. Horn, C.M. Vleck, D. Vleck, A.P. Rose, L.A. Whittingham, P.O. Dunn, K. A. Hobson, and M.T. Stanback. 2012. Spatiotemporal patterns in nest box occupancy by Tree Swallow across North America. Avian Conservation Ecology 7: 3 (9 p.). PDF

Kraichak, E., R.G. Pope, and N.T. Wheelwright. 2009. Habitat associations of macrolichens on a boreal island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. The Bryologist 112: 762-772. pdf

Conrad, K.F., P.V. Johnston, C. Crossman, B. Kempenaers, R.J. Robertson, N.T. Wheelwright, and P.T. Boag. 2001. High levels of extrapair paternity in an isolated, low-density, island population of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Molecular Ecology 10: 801-808. pdf

Futamura, C.W., and N.T. Wheelwright. 2000. The mosses of Kent Island, New Brunswick. Northeastern Naturalist 7: 277-288. pdf

Apigian, K., and N.T. Wheelwright. 2000. Forest ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on a boreal island. Canadian Entomologist 132: 627-634. pdf

Wheelwright, N.T., and F.B. Dorsey. 1991. Short-term consequences of predator avoidance by Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Auk 108: 719-723. pdf

Wheelwright, N.T., J. Leary, and C. Fitzgerald. 1991. The costs of reproduction in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 2540-2547. pdf

Pierson, E.C., C.E. Huntington, and N.T. Wheelwright. 1989. Homing experiment with Leach's Storm-Petrel. Auk 106: 148-150. pdf

Boersma, P.D., N.T. Wheelwright, M.K. Nerini, and E. Stevens Wheelwright.  1980.The breeding biology of the Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Oceaonodroma furcata).  Auk 97:  268-282.

Wheelwright, N.T., and P.D. Boersma. 1979. Egg-chilling and the thermal environment of the Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma furcata) nest.  Physiological Zoology 52:  231-239.

Boersma, P.D., and N.T. Wheelwright.  1979. Egg-neglect in the Procellariiformes: reproductive adaptations in the Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel.  Condor 81:  157-165.

Wheelwright, N.T.  1978. Snowy Egret in the Strait of Magellan.  Auk 95:  590.