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2020

45. Odom, K. J., Araya-Salas, M., Morano, J. L., Ligon, R. A., Leighton, G. M., Taff, C. C., Dalziell, A. H., Billings, A. C., Germain, R. R., Pardo, M.δ, Guimarāes de Andrade, L., Hedwig, D., Keen, S. C.δ, Shiu, Y., Charif, R. A., Webster, M. S., & Rice, A. N. Accepted. Comparative bioacoustics: a roadmap for quantifying and comparing animal sounds across diverse taxa. Biological Reviews.

44. Shipley, J. R., Twining, L., Taff, C. C., Vitousek, M. N., Flack, A., & Winkler, D. W. Accepted. Birds advancing lay dates with warming springs face greater risk of chick mortality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

43. Zimmer, C., Taff, C. C., Ardia, D. A., Rose, A. P., Aborn, D. A., Johnson, S. L., & Vitousek, M. N. 2020. Environmental unpredictability shapes glucocorticoid regulation across populations of tree swallows. Scientific Reports. PDF Preprint DOI

42. Winkler, D. W., Hallinger, K. K., Anderson, M. J., Ardia, D. R., Belmaker, A., Ferretti, V., Forsman, A. M., Gaul, J. R., Llambias, P. E., Orzechowski, S. C., Pegan, T. M.δ, Shipley, J. R., Stager, M., Taff, C. C., Uehling, J. J.δ, Verhoeven, M., Vitousek, M. N., Wilson, M., & Yoon, H. S. 2020. Full lifetime perspectives on the costs and benefits of lay date variation in tree swallows. Ecology. PDF DOI

41. Uehling, J.δ, Taff, C. C., Winkler, D., Vitousek, M. N. 2020. Developmental temperature predicts the adult response to stressors in a free-living passerine. Journal of Animal Ecology. PDF DOI

2019

40. Taff, C. C.†, Campagna, L.†, Vitousek, M. N. 2019. Genome-wide variation in DNA methylation is associated with plumage coloration and stress resilience in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology. PDF Data + Code GenBank DOI

39. Vitousek, M. N., Zimmer, C., Taff, C. C., & Ryan, T.δ 2019. Stress resilience and the dynamic regulation of glucocorticoids. Integrative and Comparative Biology. PDF DOI

38. Injaian, A. S.δ, Gonzalez-Gomez, P. L., Taff, C. C., Bird, A. K.δ, Patricelli, G. L., Haussmann, M. F., & Wingfield, J. C. 2019. Assessing maternal and direct effects of traffic noise exposure on nestling physiology and telomere attrition in a free-living bird. General and Comparative Endocrinology. PDF DOI

37. Taff, C. C., Zimmer, C., & Vitousek, M. N. 2019. Achromatic plumage brightness predicts stress resilience and social interactions in Tree Swallows (Tachicyneta bicolor). Behavioral Ecology. PDF Data + Code DOI

36. Zimmer, C., Taff, C. C., Ardia, D. R., Winkler, D. W., & Vitousek, M. N. 2019. On again, off again: acute stress response and negative feedback together predict resilience to experimental stressors. Functional Ecology. PDF DOI

2018

35. Taff, C. C., Streby, H. M., Kramer, G. R.δ, & Freeman-Gallant, C. R. 2018. Geolocator deployment reduces survival, alters selection, and impacts demography in a small songbird. PLoS ONE. PDF DOI

34. Freeman-Gallant, C. R., & Taff, C. C. 2018. Age and infection history are revealed by different ornaments in a warbler. Oecologia. PDF DOI

33. Townsend, A. K., Taff, C. C., Jones, M.§, Getman, K. H.§, Wheeler, S. S., Hinton, M.δ, Logsdon, R.δ 2018. Inbreeding tolerance despite inbreeding depression in the American crow. Molecular Ecology. PDF DOI

32. Del Giudice, M., Buck, C. L., Chaby, L.δ, Gormally, B.δ, Taff, C. C., Thawley, C.δ, Vitousek, M., Wada, H. 2018. What is stress? A systems perspective. Integrative and Comparative Biology. PDF DOI Product of the What is Stress? Presidential Symposium at SICB 2018 that I co-organized.

31. Whittingham, L. A., Dunn, P. O., Freeman-Gallant, C. R., Taff, C. C., & Johnson, J. A. 2018. Major histocompatibility complex variation and blood parasites in resident and migratory populations of the common yellowthroat. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PDF Data DOI

30. Townsend, A. K., Taff, C. C., Wheeler, S., Weis, A.δ, Hinton, M.δ, Jones, M.§, Logsdon, R.δ, Reisen, W., Freund, D., Sehgal, R., Saberi, M.§, Ha Suh, Y.§, Hurd, J.§, Boyce, W. 2018. Low heterozygosity is associated with vector-borne disease in crows. Ecosphere. PDF DOI

29. Miles, M. C.δ, Husak, J. F., Johson, M. A., Martin. L. B., Taff, C. C., Vitousek, M. N, Williams, T. D, Zimmer, C., & Fuxjager, M. J. 2018. Standing variation and the capacity for change: are endocrine phenotypes more variable than other traits? Integrative and Comparative Biology. PDF DOI

28. Injaian, A. S.δ, Taff, C. C., Patricelli, G. P., Vitousek. M. N., Gin, M., & Pearson, K.§ 2018. Effects of experimental chronic traffic noise exposure on adult and nestling corticosterone levels, and nestling body condition in a free-living bird. Hormones & Behavior. PDF DOI

27. Vitousek, M. N., Taff, C. C., Stedman, J.§, Zimmer, C., Ardia, D. R., Salzman, T. C.§, & Winkler, D. W. 2018. The lingering impact of stress: brief acute glucocorticoid exposure has sustained, dose-dependent effects on reproduction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. PDF Data + Code DOI

26. Taff, C. C., Zimmer, C., & Vitousek, M. N. 2018. Efficacy of negative feedback predicts recovery from acute physiological stressors. Biology Letters. PDF Data + Code DOI

25. Townsend, A. K., Frett, B.§, McGarvey, A.§, & Taff, C. C. 2018. Where do winter crows go? Characterizing partial migration with satellite telemetry, stable isotopes, and molecular markers. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. PDF DOI

24. Vitousek, M. N., Taff, C. C., Hallinger, K. K.δ, Zimmer, C. G, & Winkler, D. W. 2018. Hormones and fitness: Evidence for trade-offs in glucocorticoid regulation across contexts. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution. PDF DOI

23. Taff, C. C., Schoenle, L.δ, & Vitousek, M. N. 2018. The repeatability of glucocorticoids: A review and meta-analysis. General and Comparative Endocrinology. PDF Data DOI

22. Lawton, S.δ, Byrne, B., Fritz, H., Taff, C.C., Townsend, A., Mete, A., Wheeler, S., & Boyce, W. 2018. Comparative analysis of Campylobacter spp. isolated from wild birds and chickens using MALDI-TOF, 16S rDNA PCR/sequencing, and conventional biochemical testing. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. PDF DOI

21. Injaian, A. I.δ, Taff, C. C., & Patricelli, G. L. 2018. Experimental application of traffic noise alters avian behavior and physiology. Animal Behaviour. PDF DOI

2017

20. Freeman-Gallant, C. R., & Taff, C. C. 2017. Age-specific patterns of infection with haemosporidians and trypanosomes in a warbler—implications for sexual selection. Oecologia. PDF DOI

19. Taff, C. C., Freeman-Gallant, C. R. 2017. Sexual signals reflect telomere dynamics in a wild bird. Ecology & Evolution. PDF Data + Code DOI

18. Taff, C. C., & Townsend, A. K. 2017. Campylobacter jejuni associated with poor condition and lower survival in a wild bird. Journal of Avian Biology. PDF Data DOI

17. Weis, A.δ, Huang, B., Storey, D., King, N., Chen, P., Arabyan, N., Gilpin, B., Mason, C., Townsend, A., Miller, W., Byrne, B., Taff, C. C., & Weimer, B. 2017. Large-scale release of Campylobacter draft genomes; resources for food safety and public health from the 100K Pathogen Genome Project. Genome Announcements. PDF DOI

2016

16. Weis, A. M.δ, Storey, D. B., Taff, C. C., Townsend, A., Huang, B., Kong, N., Clothier, K., Spinner, A., Byrne, B., & Weimer, B. 2016. Genomic comparisons of Campylobacter spp. and their potential for zoonotic transmission between birds, primates, and livestock. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. PDF DOI

15. Taff, C. C., Weis, A.δ, Wheeler, S., Hinton, M. G.δ, Weimer, B. C., Barker, C., Jones, M.§, Logsdon, R.δ, Smith, W. A., Boyce, W. M., & Townsend, A. K. 2016. Influence of host ecology and behavior on Campylobacter jejuni prevalence and environmental contamination risk in a synanthropic wild bird. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. PDF DOI

14. Patricelli, G., Taff, C. C., & Krakauer, A. H. 2016. Variable signals in a complex world: Shifting views of individual variability in sexual display traits. Advances in the Study of Behavior. PDF DOI

13. Taff, C. C. & Vitousek, M. N. 2016. Endocrine flexibility: optimizing phenotypes in a dynamic world? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. PDF DOI

12. Taff, C. C. & Freeman-Gallant, C. R. 2016. Experimental tests of the function and flexibility of song consistency in a wild bird. Ethology. PDF Data + Code DOI

2015

11. Whittingham, L. A., Freeman-Gallant, C. R., Taff, C. C., & Dunn, P. O. 2015. Different ornaments signal male health and MHC variation in two populations of a warbler. 2015. Molecular Ecology. PDF Data DOI Nature Outlook

2014

10. Taff, C. C., Patricelli, G. L., & Freeman-Gallant, C. R. Fluctuations in neighbourhood fertility generate variable signalling effort. 2014. Proceedinsgs of the Royal Society of London, B. PDF Data + Code DOI UCD Press Futurity Davis Enterprise Wildlife Acoustics Blog

9. Taff, C. C., Freeman-Gallant, C. R. An experimental test of the testosterone mediated oxidation handicap hypothesis in a wild bird. 2014. Hormones & Behavior. PDF Data + Code DOI

8. Freeman-Gallant, C., Schneider, R. L.§, Taff, C. C., Dunn, P. O., & Whittingham, L. A. Contrasting patterns of selection on the size and coloration of a female plumage ornament in common yellowthroats. 2014. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PDF Data DOI

2013

7. Taff, C. C., Freeman-Gallant, C. R., Dunn, P. O., & Whittingham, L. A. 2013. Spatial distribution of nests constrains the strength of sexual selection in a warbler. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PDF Data DOI

2012

6. Blickley, J. L.δ, Word, K.δ, Krakauer, A. H., Phillips, J.δ, Sells, S.δ, Taff, C. C., Wingfield, J. C., & Patricelli, G. L. 2012. The effect of experimental exposure to chronic noise on fecal corticosteroid metabolites in lekking male greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). PLoS One. PDF DOI

5. Taff, C. C., Steinberger, D.§, Clark, C.§, Sacks, H.§, Belinsky, K., Freeman-Gallant, C., Dunn, P. O., & Whttingham, L. A. 2012. Multimodal sexual selection in a warbler: plumage and song are related to different fitness components. Animal Behaviour. PDF DOI

4. Taff, C. C., Littrell, K. A.§, Freeman-Gallant, C. R. 2012. Female song in the common yellowthroat. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. PDF DOI

2011

3. Freeman-Gallant, C., Amidon, J.§, Berdy, B.§, Wein, S.§, Taff, C. C., & Haussmann, M. F. 2011. Oxidative damage to DNA related to survivorship and carotenoid-based sexual ornamentation in the common yellowthroat. Biology Letters. PDF DOI

2. Taff, C. C., Freeman-Gallant, C. R., Dunn, P. O. & Whittingham, L. A. 2011. Relationship between brood sex ratio and male ornamentation depends on male age in a warbler. Animal Behaviour. PDF DOI

2010

1. Freeman-Gallant, C. R., Taff, C. C., Morin, D.§, Dunn, P. O., Whittingham, L. A. & Tsang, S. M.§ 2010. Sexual selection, multiple male ornaments, and age- and condition-dependent signaling in the common yellowthroat. Evolution. PDF DOI Science Now

Manuscripts in Review

Taff, C. C., & Freeman-Gallant, C. R. Female ornamentation, incubation behavior, and reproductive success in a wild bird.

Taff, C. C., Zimmer, C., Houtz, J.δ, Smee, M., Hendry, T., Scheck, D.§, Ryan, T.δ, Vitousek, M. N. Plumage manipulation alters social interactions, physiology, and reproductive success in female tree swallows. Preprint

Manuscripts in Preparation

Taff, C. C., Smee, M., Hendry, T., Zimmer, C., & Vitousek, M. N. Experimental manipulation of circulating corticosterone and perceived predation risk do not result in an altered microbiome in a wild bird.

Hallinger, K. K., Pegan, T. M.δ, Andersen, M. J., Ardia, D. R., Belmaker, A., Chang van Oordt, D.δ, Ferretti, V., Forsman, A. M., Gaul, J. R., Llambias, P. E., Orzechowski, S. C., Shipley, J. R., Stager, M., Taff, C. C., Uehling, J. J.δ, Verhoeven, M., Vitousek, M., Wilson, M., Yoon, H. S., Wrege, P. H., & Winker, D. W. Comparing the reproductive performance of dispersers vs. non-dispersers: a point-of-settlement approach to understanding the diversity of tree swallow dispersal strategies in a continuous mainland environment.

Shipley, J. R., Twining, C. W., Taff, C. C., Vitousek, M. N., & Winkler, D. W. Archetype or plastic phenotype: The effects of early life developmental conditions on thermogenic capacity and allocation to growth.

Wheeler, S., Taff, C. C., Reisen, B., & Townsend, A. K. Nesting behavior increases interactions between mosquitoes and American Crows, a highly competent West Nile Virus host.