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Pete Marra

Center Head / Migratory Bird Center

Research Focus

isolating the factors that control population abundance in migratory and resident birds.

Most Recent Publications

Angelier, Frédéric, Vleck, Carol M., Holberton, Rebecca L. and Marra, Peter P. Bill size correlates with telomere length in male American Redstarts, Journal of Ornithology, 1-7. 2015.

Cooper, Nathan W., Sherry, Thomas W. and Marra, Peter P. Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-distance migratory bird, Ecology, . 2015.

DeLuca, William V., Woodworth, Bradley K., Rimmer, Christopher C., Marra, Peter P., Taylor, Philip D., McFarland, Kent P., Mackenzie, Stuart A. and Norris, D. R. Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird, Biology Letters, 11 (4) -. 2015.

Hostetler, Jeffrey A., Sillett, T. S. and Marra, Peter P. Full-annual-cycle population models for migratory birds, The Auk, 132 (2) 433-449. 2015.

Loss, Scott R., Loss, Sara S., Will, Tom and Marra, Peter P. Linking place-based citizen science with large-scale conservation research: A case study of bird-building collisions and the role of professional scientists, Biological Conservation, 184 439-445. 2015.

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