Lab publications

PUBLICATIONS (peer-review, blind journals)–[1] manuscripts with undergraduate coauthors; [11] with graduate student coauthors.

Renfrew, R.B., M. Cadman, D. Kim, and N.G. Perlut. In press. Migration strategies of a long-distance migratory songbird across a continental breeding range. In press. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Perlut, N.G.. In press. Latest record of a migrating Connecticut Warbler in New England. Northeastern Naturalist.

Brlík, Vojtěch et al. (49 co-authors). In press. Small effect of geolocators on small birds: a meta-analysis controlled for phylogeny and publication bias. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Cava11, JA., N.G. Perlut, and S.E. Travis. 2019. Heritability and evolvability of morphological traits of Savannah Sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) breeding in agricultural grasslands. PLOS ONE 14(1): e0210472.

Perlut, N.G. 2018. Prevalent transoceanic fall migration by a 30-gram songbird, the Bobolink. The Auk. 135:992-997.

Filiberti, E.1 and N.G. Perlut.  2018. Age-specific differences in body condition and migratory timing of blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata). Northeastern Naturalist 25:479-486.

Perlut, N.G., Parker, P.G., Renfrew, R.B., and M. Jaramillo. 2018. Haemosporidian parasite community in migrating bobolinks on the Galapagos Islands. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 7:204-206.

Sutti, F., Strong, A., and N. Perlut. 2017. A multicriteria decision analysis for identifying priority conservation areas for grassland birds.  Northeastern Naturalist 24:99-118.

Perlut, N.G., T. Klak, and E. Rakhimberdiev. 2017. Geolocator data reveals the migration route and wintering location of the Caribbean Martin. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129:

Renfrew J.M. Hill, D.H. Kim, C. Romanek, and N.G. Perlut. 2017. Winter diet of multiple breeding populations of a long-distance migratory grassland bird using feather isotopes. The Condor 119:439-448.

Perlut, N.G. and R.B. Renfrew. 2016. Bobolink autumn migration stopover on Galapagos. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:935-938.

Perlut, N.G. and A.M. Strong. 2016. Comparative analysis of factors associated with first-year survival in two species of migratory songbirds. Journal of Avian Biology 47:858-864.

Cava, J.A.11, N.G. Perlut, and S.E. Travis. 2016. Why Come Back Home?  Investigating the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Proximate Factors that Influence Natal Philopatry in Migratory Passerines. Animal Behaviour 118:39-46.

Perlut, N.G., D.N. Bonter, J.C. Ellis, and M.S. Friar. 2016. Little cost to roof-top nesting in a declining population of Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) Waterbirds (invited submission for special edition) 39:68-73.

Robertson, G.J., Roul, S., Allard, K.A., Pekarik, C., Lavoie, R.A., Ronconi, R.A., Ellis, J., Perlut, N., Diamond, A. W. and N. Benjamin. 2016. Morphological Variation Among Great Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls in North America. Waterbirds (invited submission for special edition) 39:253-268.

Levin, I.I., R.X. Baumann, D.H. Kim, N.G. Perlut, R.B. Renfrew, P.G. Parker. 2016. Local parasite lineage sharing in temperate grassland birds provides clues about potential origins of Galapagos avian Plasmodium. Ecology and Evolution.(journal cover manuscript)

Rosalind, R., A.M. Strong, N.G. Perlut, S.G. Martin and T.A. Gavin. 2015. Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: doi:10.2173/bna.176

Meserve, M.M. 11, K.A. Ono and N.G. Perlut. 2015. Brood provisioning and nest survival in the Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias). Northeastern Naturalist 22: 307-317.

Rankin, D.R. 11, and N.G. Perlut. 2015. The effects of forest stand improvement practices on occupancy and abundance of breeding songbirds. Forest Ecology and Management. 335:99-107.

Perlut, N.G. 2014. Grassland birds and dairy farms in the northeastern United States. The Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:574–579.

Perlut, N.G., S.E. Travis, K. Dunbar1, A.M. Strong and D. Wright1. 2014. Nestling sex ratios support long-term parity in two species with varying life-history strategies. The Auk. 131:224-234.

Levin, I.I., Zwiers, P., Cruz, M.B., Deem, S., Geest, E., Higashiguchi, J.M., Iezhova, T.A., Jimenez-Uzcategui, G., Kim, D.H., Morton, J., Perlut, N.G., Renfrew, R.B., Sari, E.H.R., Valkiunas, G., Wiedenfeld, D., and Parker, P.G. 2013. Multiple lineages of avian Plasmodium in the Galapagos Islands and evidence for arrival via migratory birds. Conservation Biology 27:1366-1377.

Perlut, N.G. 2013. Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont. 7 species chapters (Yellow Warbler, Upland Sandpiper, Sedge Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Grasshoper Sparrow, Bobolink). Edited by Rosalind B. Renfrew. University Press of New England.

Perkins1, D.G., N.G. Perlut, and A.M. Strong. 2013. Minor fitness benefits for edge avoidance in nesting grassland birds in the northeastern United States. The Auk. 30:512-519.

Renfrew, R.B., D. Kim, N.G. Perlut, J. Fox, and P.P. Marra. 2013. Phenological matching across hemispheres in a long-distance migratory bird. Diversity and Distributions. 19:1008-1019.

Keyel, A.C., A.M. Strong, N.G. Perlut, and J.M. Reed. 2013. Evaluating the roles of visual openness and edge effects on grassland bird nest site selection and reproductive success. The Auk 130:161-170.

Perlut, N.G., L. Kelly1, N.J. Zalik, and A.M. Strong. 2012. Male Savannah sparrows reduce parental care in response to paternity loss. Northeastern Naturalist 19:335-344.

Perlut, N.G., A.M. Strong, and T. J. Alexander. 2011. A model for integrating wildlife science and agri-environmental policy in the conservation of declining species. The Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1657-1663.

Perlut, N.G. and A.M. Strong. 2011. Grassland birds and rotational-grazing in the Northeast: Breeding ecology, survival and management opportunities. The Journal of Wildlife Management 75:715-720.

Little, L.P.1, A.M. Strong, and N.G. Perlut. 2009. Aggressive response of adult Bobolinks to neck ligatures on nestlings. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:441–444.

Fajardo, N.1, A.M. Strong, N.G. Perlut, and N. J. Buckley. 2009. Natal and breeding dispersal of Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows in an agricultural landscape. The Auk 126:310-318.

Perlut, N.G., A.M. Strong, T.M. Donovan, and N.J. Buckley. 2008. Regional population viability of grassland songbirds: effects of agricultural management. Biological Conservation 141:3139-3151.

Perlut, N.G., C.R. Freeman-Gallant, A.M. Strong, T.M. Donovan, C.W. Kilpatrick, and N. Zalik.2008. Agricultural management affects evolutionary processes in a migratory songbird. Molecular Ecology 17:1248-1255.

Perlut, N.G. 2008. Female Bobolink molts in male-like plumage and loses fertility. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:198-201.

Perlut, N.G., A.M. Strong, T.M. Donovan, and N.J. Buckley. 2008. Grassland songbird survival and recruitment in agricultural landscapes: implications for source-sink demography. Ecology 89:1941-1952.

Masse, R.J.1, A.M. Strong, and N.G. Perlut. 2008. Can uncut patches increase the nesting success of grassland songbirds in intensively managed hayfields? Northeastern Naturalist 15:445-452.

Zalik, N.and N.G. Perlut. 2008. Simultaneous incubation by two females and nestling provisioning by four adults at a Savannah Sparrow nest. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:628-630.

Perlut, N.G., A.M. Strong, T.M. Donovan, and N.J. Buckley. 2006. Grassland songbirds in a dynamic management landscape: behavioral responses and management strategies. Ecological Applications 16:2235-2247.


Perlut, N.G. 2015. Bird community of the Saco Estuary tidal marshes. In: Sustaining the Saco Estuary.

Perlut, N.P. 2011. Individual landowners’ role in the Bobolink summertime drama. York County Audubon.

Strong, A.M. and N.G. Perlut, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2010. Management considerations for grassland birds in northeastern hay­lands and pasturelands. Wildlife Insight. Washington, DC.

Perlut, N., C. Hanley, and L. Hamilton. 2008. Grassland birds in Charlotte: our role in their future.{BC80B4A1-43C8-4732-891A-F83D1A002D94}









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