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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

Tonra, Christopher M., Sager-Fradkin, Kimberly and Marra, Peter P. Barriers to salmon migration impact body condition, offspring size, and life history variation in an avian consumer, Ecography, . 2016.

Rushing, Clark S., Ryder, Thomas B. and Marra, Peter P. Quantifying drivers of population dynamics for a migratory bird throughout the annual cycle, Proc.R.Soc.B, 283 (1823) 20152846. 2016.

Loss, Scott R., Will, Tom and Marra, Peter P. Direct Mortality of Birds from Anthropogenic Causes, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 46 (1) 99-120. 2015.

Rushing, Clark S., Ryder, Thomas B., Scarpignato, Amy L., Saracco, James F. and Marra, Peter P. Using demographic attributes from long-term monitoring data to delineate natural population structure, Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (2) 491-500. 2016.

McKellar, Ann E., Reudink, Matthew W., Marra, Peter P., Ratcliffe, Laurene M. and Wilson, Scott. Climate and density influence annual survival and movement in a migratory songbird, Ecology and Evolution, 5 (24) 5892-5904. 2015.

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