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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, 156 (2) 525-531. 2015.

Bisson, Isabelle-Anne, Ssebide, Benard J. and Marra, Peter P. Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring, Ecohealth, 12 (1) 98-103. 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, 96 (7) 1933-1942. 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.

Evans, Brian S., Ryder, Thomas B., Reitsma, Robert, Hurlbert, Allen H. and Marra, Peter P. Characterizing avian survival along a rural-to-urban land use gradient, Ecology, 96 (6) 1631-1640. 2015.

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