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Scott Sillett

Research Scientist / Migratory Bird Center

Research Focus

how events throughout the annual cycle of migratory birds are interconnected and how multiple mechanisms, both natural and human-related, operate to limit and regulate these bird populations.

Most Recent Publications

Pesendorfer, Mario B., Sillett, T. S. and Morrison, Scott A. Spatially biased dispersal of acorns by a scatter-hoarding corvid may accelerate passive restoration of oak habitat on California’s largest island, Current Zoology, . 2016.

Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Maldonado, Jesús E., Collins, Paul W., Erlandson, Jon M., Fleischer, Robert C., Smith, Chelsea, Sillett, T. S., Ralls, Katherine, Teeter, Wendy, Vellanoweth, René L. and Newsome, Seth D. Tracking the origins and diet of an endemic island canid (Urocyon littoralis) across 7300 years of human cultural and environmental change, Quaternary Science Reviews, 146 147-160. 2016.

Yoon, Jongmin, Sofaer, Helen R., Sillett, T. S., Morrison, Scott A. and Ghalambor, Cameron K. The relationship between female brooding and male nestling provisioning: does climate underlie geographic variation in sex roles?, Journal of Avian Biology, . 2016.

Pesendorfer, Mario B., Sillett, T. S., Morrison, Scott A. and Kamil, Alan C. Context-dependent seed dispersal by a scatter-hoarding corvid, The Journal of Animal Ecology, 85 (3) 798-805. 2016.

Pesendorfer, Mario B., Sillett, T. Scott, Koenig, Walter D. and Morrison, Scott A. Scatter-hoarding corvids as seed dispersers for oaks and pines: A review of a widely distributed mutualism and its utility to habitat restoration, The Condor, 215-237. 2016.

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