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Martin, T. E., B. Tobalske, M. M. Riordan, S. Case, and K. P. Dial. 2018. Age and performance at fledging is a cause and consequence of juvenile mortality. Science Advances 4: eaar1988. pdf

Kaiser, S., T. E. Martin, J. C. Oteyza, C. E. Armstad, and R. C. Fleischer.  2018. Direct fitness benefits and kinship of social foraging groups in an Old World tropical babbler.  Behavioral Ecology 29: 468-478.  pdf

Martin, T.E., R. Ton, and J.C. Oteyza.  2018.  Adaptive influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on variation of incubation periods among tropical and temperate passerines.  Auk 135:  101-113.    pdf


Lloyd, P., B.D. Frauenknecht, M.A. du Plessis, and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Comparative life history of the south-temperate Cape Penduline Tit (Anthoscopus minutus) and north-temperate Remizidae species.  Journal of Ornithology 158: 569-577.   pdf

Martin T.E., M.M. Riordan, R. Repin, J.C. Mouton, and W.M. Blake.  2017.  Apparent annual survival estimates of tropical songbirds better reflect life history variation when based on intensive field methods.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:1386-1397.    pdf

Auer, S.K., and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Parental care mitigates carry-over effects of poor early conditions on offspring growth.  Behavorial Ecology 28:1176-1182.  PDF

LaManna, J.A., and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Logging impacts on avian species richness and composition differ across latitudes relative to foraging and breeding habitat preferences.  Biological Reviews 92: 1657-1674.  PDF

Ton, R., and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Proximate effects of temperature versus evolved instinsic constraints for embryonic development times among temperate and tropical songbirds.  Scientific Reports 7, Article number 895, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00885-3.  PDF

LaManna, J.A., and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Seasonal fecundity and costs to lambda are more strongly affected by direct than indirect predation effects across species.  Ecology 98: 1829-1838.  PDF

Martin, T.E., A.J. Boyce, K. Fierro-Calderon, A.E. Mitchell, C.E. Armstad, J.C. Mouton, and E.E. Bin Soudi.  2017.   Do enclosed nests provide greater thermal than nest predation benefits compared with open nests across latitudes?  Functonal Ecology 31: 1231-1240.  PDF

Boyce, A. J., and T. E. Martin.  2017.  Contrasting latitudinal patterns of life-history divergence in two genera of new world thrushes (Turdinae). Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1-10. PDF


Lloyd, P.E., and T.E. Martin, A. Taylor, A. Braae and R. Altwegg.  2016.  Age, sex, and social influences on adult survival in the co-operatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin.  Emu 116: 394-401.  PDF

Lloyd, P., and T.E. Martin.  2016.   Fledgling survival increases with development time and adult survival across north and south temperate zones.  Ibis 158:135-143.   PDF

LaManna, J.A., and T.E. Martin.  2016.  Cost of fear:  Behavorial and life-history responses to risk and their demographic consequences vary across species.  Ecology Letters 19:403-413.   PDF


Ton, R., and T.E. Martin.  2015.  Metabolism correlates with variation in post-natal growth rate among songbirds at three latitudes.  Functional Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12548.    PDF

Martin, T. E.  2015.  Age-related mortality explains life history strategies of tropical and temperate songbirds.  Science 349:966-970. PDF

Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. J. Boyce, P. Lloyd, and R. Ton.  2015.  Adult mortality probability and nest predation rates explain parental effort in warming eggs and embryo development time.  American Naturalist 186: 223-236. PDF

LaManna, J., A. B. Hemenway, V. Boccadori, and T. E. Martin.  2015.  Bird species turnover is related to changing predation risk along a vegetation gradient.  Ecology 96:1670-1680. PDF

Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. E. Mitchell, A. L. Potticary, and P. Lloyd.  2015.  Post-natal growth rates covary weakly with embryonic development rates and do not explain adult mortality probability among songbirds on four continents.  American Naturalist 185: 380-389. PDF

Ibáñez-Álamo, J. D., R. D. Magrath, J. C. Oteyza, A. D. Chalfoun, T. M. Haff, K. A. Schmidt, R. L. Thomson, and T. E. Martin. 2015.  Nest predation research:  Recent findings and future perspectives.  Journal of Ornithology DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1207-4. PDF

Boyce, A. J., B. G. Freeman, A. E. Mitchell, and T. E. Martin.  2015  Clutch size declines with elevation in tropical bids.  Auk 132:424-432. PDF


Martin, T. E. 2014.  Consequences of habitat change and resource selection specialization for population limitation in cavity-nesting birds.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52:475-485. PDF

Lloyd, P., F. Abadi, R. Altwegg, and T. E. Martin.  2014.  South-temperate birds have higher apparent adult survival than tropical birds in Africa.  Journal of Avian Biology 45:493-500. PDF

Martin, T. E.  2014.  A Conceptual Framework for Clutch-Size Evolution in Songbirds.  The American Naturalist, March 2014; Vol. 183, No. 3. PDF


Arriero, E., Majewska, A. and T. E.Martin. 2013. Ontogeny of constitutive immunity:maternal vs. endogenous influences. Functional Ecology, 27, 472-478. PDF

Auer, S. K. and T. E. Martin. 2013. Climate change has indirect effects on resource use and overlap among coexisting bird species with negative consequences for their reproductive success. Global Change Biology 19, 411–419. PDF

Ghalambor C. K., Peluc S. I., Martin T. E. 2013 Plasticity of parental care under the risk of predation: how much should parents reduce care? Biol Lett 9: 20130154. PDF

Martin, T. E., Ton, R., and Niklison, A.. 2013. Intrinsic vs. extrinsic influences on life history expression: metabolism and parentally induced temperature influences on embryo development rate. Ecology Letters 2013. PDF

Parsons, E. W. R., J. L. Maron and T. E. Martin. 2013. Elk herbivory alters small mammal assemblages in high-elevation drainages. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 459-467. PDF


Cheng, Y. R. and T. E. Martin. 2012. Nest predation risk and growth strategies of passerine species: Grow fast or develop traits to escape risk? The American Naturalist 180:285-295. PDF

Martin, T. E. and J. L. Maron. 2012. Climate impacts on bird and plant communities from altered animal-plant interactions. Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2: 195-200. PDF


Martin, T. E., E. Arriero and A. Majewska. 2011. A trade-off between embryonic development rate and immune function of avian offspring is revealed by considering embroyic temperature. Biol. Lett. 7, 425-428. PDF

Fontaine, J. J., E. Arriero, H. Schwabl and T. E. Martin. 2011.  Nest predation and circulating corticosterone levels within and among species. The Condor 113:825-833. PDF

Martin, T. E. 2011. The cost of fear. Science 34: 1353-1354. PDF

Martin, T. E., P. Lloyd, C. Bosque, D. C. Barton, A. L. Biancucci, Y.R . Cheng, and R. Ton. 2011. Growth rate variation among passerine species in tropical and temperate sites: An antagonistic interaction between parental food provisioning and nest predation risk. Evolution 65-6: 1607-1622. PDF


Biancucci, L. and T. E. Martin. 2010. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size?  Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1086-1092. PDF

Chalfoun, A. D. and T. E. Martin. 2010. Parental investment decisions in response to ambient nest-predation risk versus actual predation on the prior nest. The Condor 112:701-710. PDF

Chalfoun, A. D. and T. E. Martin. 2010. Facultative nest patch shifts in response to nest predation risk in the Brewer's sparrow: a "win-stay, lose-switch" strategy? Oecologia 163:885-892. PDF

Lomascolo, S. B., A. C. Monmany, A. Malizia, and T. E. Martin. 2010. Flexibility in nest-site choice and nesting success of Turdus Rufiventris (Turdidae) in a montane forest in northwestern Argentina. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:674-680. PDF


Chalfoun, A. D. and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. Journal of Animal Ecology 78 , 497-503. PDF

Fedy, B. C. and T. E. Martin. 2009. Male songbirds provide indirect parental care by guarding females during incubation.2009. Behavioral Ecology 20:1034-1038. PDF

Forsman, J. T. and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat selection for parasite-free space by hosts of parasitic cowbirds. Oikos 118: 464-470. PDF

Lloyd, P., A. Taylor, M. A. de Plessis and T. E. Martin. 2009. Females increase reproductive investment in response to helper-mediated improvements in allo-feeding, nest survival, nestling provisioning and post-fledging survival in the Katoo scrub-robin Cercotrichas coryphaeus. J. Avian Biol. 40: 400-411. PDF

Martin, T. E. and J. V. Briskie. 2009. Predation on Dependent Offspring. A Review of the Consequences for Mean Expression and Phenotypic Plasticity in Avian Life History Traits. The Year in Evolutionary Biology: Ann. N.Y. acad. Sci. 1168: 201-217. PDF


Martin, T. E. 2008. Egg size variation among tropical and temperate songbirds: An embryonic temperature hypothesis. PNAS 105:9268-9271. PDF

Massaro, M., A. Starling-Windhof, J. V. Briskie, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Introduced mammalian predators induce adaptive shifts in parental behaviour in an endemic New Zealand bird. PLoS One 3(6): e2331. doi:10.1371. PDF

Martin, T. E. and H. Schwabl. 2008. Variation in maternal effects and embryonic development rates among passerine species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 363:1663-1674. PDF


Clark, M. E. and T. E. Martin. 2007. Modeling tradeoffs in avian life history traits and consequences for population growth. Ecological Modeling 209:110-120. PDF

Fontaine, J. J., M. Martel, H. M. Markland, A. M. Niklison, K. L. Decker and T. E. Martin. 2007. Testing ecological and behavioral correlates of nest predation. Oikos 116: 1887-1894. PDF

Martin, T. E., S. K. Auer, R. D. Bassar, A. M. Niklison, P. Lloyd. 2007. Geographic variation in avian incubation periods and parental influences on embryonic temperature. Evolution 61-11:2558-2569. PDF

Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar and T. E. Martin. 2007. Biparental incubation in the chestnut-vented tit-babbler Parisoma subcaerulemum: mates devote equal time, but males keep eggs warmer. J. Avian Biol. 38: 278-283. PDF

Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and a test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behavior 73: 579-585. PDF

Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:983-992. PDF

Martin, T. E. 2007. Climate correlates of 20 years of trophic changes in a high elevation riparian system. Ecology 88: 367-380. PDF

Schwabl, H., M. G. Palacios, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Selection for rapid development leads to higher embryo exposure to maternal androgens among passerine species. American Naturalist 170: 196-206. PDF


Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Experimental test of nest predation influences on adult habitat selection in a breeding bird community. American Naturalist 168: 811-818. PDF

Martin, T. E., R. D. Bassar, S. K. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60: 390-398. PDF

Palacios, M. G., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Incubation period and immune function: a comparative field study among coexisting birds. Oecologia 146: 505-512. PDF

Tewksbury, J. J., L. Garner, S. Garner, J. D. Lloyd, V. Saab, and T. E. Martin. 2006. Tests of landscape influence: nest predation and brood parasitism in fragmented ecosystems. Ecology: 87(3), pp. 759-768. PDF

Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Parent birds assess nest predation risk and adjust their reproductive strategies. Ecology Letters 9: 428-434. PDF

Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, M. M. Hart, U. Langner, and R.D. Bassar. 2006. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation: a case study. Pp: 255-269 in: J. Wu, K. B. Jones, H. Li, and O. Loucks (Editors). Scaling And Uncertainty Analysis In Ecology: Methods And Applications. Springer, Netherlands. PDF


Lloyd, J. D. and T. E. Martin, 2005. Reproductive success of a grassland songbird in native and exotic habitat. Condor 107:363-374. PDF

Lloyd, P., T.E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications, 15:1504-1514. PDF

Ferretti, V., Llambias P. E., and T. E. Martin. 2005. Life-history variation of a neotropical thrush challenges food limitation theory. Proc. R. Soc. 769-773. PDF

Roff, D. A., V. Remeš, and T. E. Martin. 2005. The evolution of fledging age in songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 1425-1433. PDF


Martin, T. E. 2004. Avian life-history evolution has an eminent past: does it have a bright future? Auk 121: 289-301. PDF

Lloyd, J. and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site preference and maternal effects on offspring growth. Behavioral Ecology 15: 816-823. PDF

Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. du Plesis, and T.E. Martin. 2004. The influence of nest-site characteristics on the nesting success of the Karoo Prinia (Prinia maculosa). Ostrich. 75:269-274. PDF

Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. du Plesis, and T.E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site partitioning in a strandveld shrubland bird community. Ostrich. 75:250-258. PDF


Lloyd, J. and T. E. Martin. 2003. Sibling competition and pre-natal development in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 270: 735-740. PDF


Martin, T. E. 2002. A new view for avian life history evolution tested on an incubation paradox. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 309-316. PDF

Remeš, V. and T. E. Martin. 2002. Environmental influences on the evolution of growth and developmental rates in Passerines. Evolution 56: 2505-2518. PDF

Tewksbury, J. J., T. E. Martin, S. J. Hejl, W. Jenkins, and M. Kuehn. 2002. Parental care of a cowbird host: caught between the costs of egg-removal and nest predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 423-429. PDF

Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Comparative manipulation of predation in incubating birds reveals variability in the plasticity of responses. Behavioral Ecology 13: 101-108. PDF

Cavitt, J. F. and T. E. Martin. 2002. Effects of forest fragmentation on brood parasitism and nest predation in eastern and western landscapes. Studies in Avian Biology. 25:73-80. PDF

Donovan, T. M., C. J. Beardmore, D. N. Bonter, J. D. Brawn, R. J. Cooper, J. A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S. A. Gauthreauz, T. L. George. W. C. Hunter, T. E. Martin, J. Price, K. V. Rosenberg, P. D. Vickery, and T. B. Wigley. 2002. Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. J. Field Ornithol. 73:329-339. PDF


Martin, T. E. 2001. Abiotic vs. biotic influences on habitat selection of coexisting species, with implications for climate change. Ecology 82: 175-188. PDF

Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Ecological and fitness consequences of coexistence in two congeneric wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): a removal experiment. Ecology 82: 189-206. PDF

Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Behavioral interactions between two coexisting wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): experimental and empirical tests. Ecology 82: 207-218. PDF

Martin, T. E., A. P. Moller, S. Merino, and J. Clobert. 2001. Does clutch size evolve in response to parasites and immunocompetence? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98: 2071-2076. PDF


Martin, T. E., P. R. Martin, C. R. Olson, B. J. Heidinger, and J. J. Fontaine. 2000. Parental care and clutch sizes in North and South American birds. Science 287: 1482-1485. PDF

Martin, T. E., J. Scott, and C. Menge. 2000. Nest predation increases with parental activity: separating nest site and parental activity effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 267: 2287-2294. PDF

Conway, C. J., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Evolution of avian incubation behavior: Influence of food, climate and nest predation. Evolution 54: 670-685. PDF

Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin. 2000. Parental investment in two species of nuthatch varies with stage-specific predation risk and reproductive effort. Animal Behavior 60: 263-267. PDF

Badyaev, A. V. and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sexual dimorphism in relation to current selection in the House Finch. Evolution 54: 987-997. PDF

Banks, A. B., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds: the role of host activity. Behavioral Ecology 12: 31-40. PDF

Canterbury, G. E., T. E. Martin, D. R. Petit, L. J. Petit, and D. F. Bradford. 2000. Bird communities and habitat as ecological indicators of forest condition in regional monitoring. Conservation Biology 14: 544-558. PDF

Conway, C. J. and T. E. Martin. 2000. Effects of ambient temperature on avian incubation strategies: a model and test. Behavioral Ecology 11: 178-188. PDF

Badyaev, A. V. and T. E. Martin. 2000. Individual variation in growth trajectories: Phenotypic and genetic correlations in ontogeny of the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 290-301. PDF

Barber, D. R., T. E. Martin, M. A. Melchiors, R. E. Thill, and T. B. Wigley. 2000. Silvicultural practices and nesting fate of forest land birds. Conservation Biology. PDF

Mönkkönen, M., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sensitivity of comparative analyses to population variation in trait values: clutch size and cavity excavation tendencies. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 576-580.


Martin, T. E., and C. K. Ghalambor. 1999. Males helping females during incubation. I. Required by microclimate or constrained by nest predation? American Naturalist 153: 131-139. PDF

Briskie, J., P. R. Martin, and T. E. Martin. 1999. Nest predation and the evolution of nestling begging. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266: 2153-2160. PDF

Schepps, J., S. Lohr, and T. E. Martin. 1999. Does tree hardness influence nest tree selection by excavating bird species? Auk 116: 658-665.


Martin, T. E. 1998. Are microhabitat preferences of coexisting species under selection and adaptive? Ecology 79: 656-670. PDF

Dobbs, R. C., and T. E. Martin. 1998. Variation in foraging behavior among nesting stages of female Red-faced Warblers. Condor 100: 741-745. PDF

Barber, P. M., T. E. Martin, and K. G. Smith. 1998. Pair interactions in Red-faced Warblers. Condor 100: 512-518. PDF

Badyaev, A. V., J. Faust, T. E. Martin, and W. J. Etges. 1998. Fitness correlates of spur length and spur asymmetry in male wild Turkeys. Journal of Animal Ecology 67: 845-852. 


Barber, D. R., and T. E. Martin. 1997. Influence of alternate host densities on Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism rates in Black-capped Vireos. Condor 99: 595-604. PDF

Dabbert, C. B., T. E. Martin, and K. C. Powell. 1997. Use of body measurements and serum metabolites to estimate the nutritional status of mallards wintering in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33: 57-63.


Martin, T. E. 1996. Fitness costs of resource overlap among coexisting bird species. Nature 380: 338-340. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1996. Life history evolution in tropical and south temperate birds: What do we really know? Journal of Avian Biology 27: 263-272. PDF

Martin, T. E., and J. Clobert. 1996. Nest predation and avian life history evolution in Europe versus North America: A possible role of humans? American Naturalist 147: 1028-1046. PDF

Martin, T. E., and A. V. Badyaev. 1996. Sexual dichromatism in birds: Importance of nest predation and nest location for females versus males. Evolution 50: 2454-2460. PDF

Badyaev, A. V., W. J. Etges, and T. E. Martin. 1996. Ecological and behavioral correlates of variation in seasonal home ranges in wild turkeys. Journal of Wildlife Management 60: 154-164. 

Badyaev, A. V., W. J. Etges, and T. E. Martin. 1996. Age-biased spring dispersal in male wild turkeys. Auk 113: 240-242. PDF

Badyaev, A. V., T. E. Martin, and W. J. Etges. 1996. Habitat sampling and selection: ecological determinants and reproductive consequences. Auk 113: 636-646. PDF

Isenmann, P., and T. E. Martin. 1996. Clutch size and excavation behavior in European Tits (Paridae). Ibis 138: 336-337. 

Dabbert, C. B., K. C. Powell, and T. E. Martin. 1996. Effects of monotypic diets of soybean, rice, and corn on Mallard physiological status. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 27: 248-254.

Martin, T. E., I. J. Ball, and J. Tewksbury. 1996. Environmental perturbations and rates of nest predation in birds. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 61: 43-49. PDF


Martin, T. E. 1995. Avian life history evolution in relation to nest sites, nest predation and food. Ecological Monographs 65: 101-127. PDF

Martin, T. E., J. Clobert, and D. R. Anderson. 1995. Return rates in studies of life history evolution: are biases large? Journal of Applied Statistics 22: 863-875. PDF

Promislow, D., R. Montgomerie, and T. E. Martin. 1994. Sexual selection and survival in North American waterfowl. Evolution 48: 2045-2050. PDF

Dabbert, C. B., and T. E. Martin. 1994. Effects of diet composition and temperature on food choice of captive mallards. Southwestern Naturalist 39: 143-147. 

Martin, T. E. 1993. Evolutionary determinants of clutch size in cavity-nesting birds: nest predation or limited breeding opportunities? American Naturalist 142: 937-946. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1993. Nest predation among vegetation layers and habitat types: revising the dogmas. American Naturalist 141: 897-913. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1993. Nest predation and nest sites: New perspectives on old patterns. BioScience 43: 523-532.


Martin, T. E., and G. R. Geupel. 1993. Nest-monitoring plots: Methods for locating nests and monitoring success. Journal of Field Ornithology 64: 507-519. PDF

Conway, C. J., and T. E. Martin. 1993. Habitat suitability for Williamson's Sapsuckers in mixed conifer forests. Journal of Wildlife Management 57: 322-328. PDF


Martin, T. E. 1992. Breeding productivity considerations: What are the appropriate habitat features for management? Pages 455-473 in J. M. Hagan and D. W. Johnston, editors. Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrants, Smithsonian Institution Press. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1992. Interaction of nest predation and food limitation in reproductive strategies. Current Ornithology 9: 163-197. PDF

Promislow, D. E. L., R. D. Montgomerie, and T. E. Martin. 1992. Mortality costs of sexual dimorphism in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 250: 143-150. 

Martin, T. E., and P. Li. 1992. Life history traits of open- versus cavity-nesting birds. Ecology 73: 579-592. PDF

Li, P., and T. E. Martin. 1991. Nest site selection and nesting success of cavity-nesting birds in high elevation forest drainages. Auk 108: 405-418. PDF

Young, B. E., M. Kaspari, and T. E. Martin. 1990. Characteristics of nest sites in a community of ant-Acacia nesting birds in Costa Rica. Biotropica 22: 310-315. 

Martin, T. E., and J. R. Karr. 1990. Behavioral plasticity of foraging maneuvers of migratory warblers: multiple selection periods for niches? Studies in Avian Biology 13: 353-359. PDF

Simons, L. S., and T. E. Martin. 1990. Food limitation of avian reproduction: an experiment with the Cactus Wren. Ecology 71: 869-876. PDF

Selected <1990

Martin, T. E. 1988. On the advantage of being different: Nest predation and the coexistence of bird species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 85: 2196-2199. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1988. Nest placement: implications for selected life history traits, with special reference to clutch size. American Naturalist 132: 900-910. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1988. Habitat and area effects on forest bird assemblages: Is nest predation an influence? Ecology 69: 74-84. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1988. Processes organizing open-nesting bird assemblages: competition or nest predation? Evolutionary Ecology 2: 37-50. PDF

Martin, T. E., and J. J. Roper. 1988. Nest predation and nest site selection in a western population of the Hermit Thrush. Condor 90: 51-57. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1987. Food as a limit on breeding birds: A life-history perspective. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 18: 453-487. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1987. Artificial nest experiments: Effects of nest appearance and type of predator. Condor 89: 925-928. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1986. Competition in breeding birds: On the importance of considering processes at the level of the individual.  Current Ornithology 4: 181-120. PDF

Martin, T. E., and J. R. Karr. 1986. Patch utilization by migrating birds: resource oriented? Ornis Scandinavica 17: 165-174. PDF

Martin, T. E., and J. R. Karr. 1986. Temporal dynamics of neotropical birds with special reference to frugivores in second-growth woods. Wilson Bulletin 98: 38-60. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1985. Selection of second-growth woodlands by frugivorous spring migrating birds in Panama: an effect of fruit size and plant density? Journal of Tropical Ecology 1: 157-170. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1985. Resource selection by tropical frugivorous birds: Integrating multiple interactions. Oecologia 66:563-573. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1984. Impact of livestock grazing on birds of a Colombian cloud forest. Topical Ecology 25: 158-171. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1981. Species-area slopes and coefficients: A caution on their interpretation. American Naturalist 118: 823-837. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1981. Limitation in small habitat islands: Chance or competition? Auk 98: 715-734. PDF

Martin, T. E. 1980. Diversity and abundance of spring migratory birds using habitat islands on the Great Plains. Condor 82: 430-439. PDF

Breeding Biology Publications


Mitchell, A.E., F. Tuh, and T.E. Martin.  2017.  Breeding biolody of an endemic Bornean turdid:  Fruithunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi).  Wilson Journal of Orinthology 129: 36-45.   pdf


Lloyd, P., B. D. Frauenknecht, M. A. du Plessis, and T. E. Martin.  2016.  Comparative life history of the south-temperate Cape Penduline Tit (Anthoscopus minutus) and north-temperate Remizidae species.  Journal of Ornithology doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1417-4.  pdf 


Muñoz, D., and T.E. Martin.  2014.  Breeding biology of the Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens).  Wilson Journal of Orinthology 126: 717-727.  pdf


Ruggera, R. A. and T.E. Martin.  2010.  Breeding biology and natural history of the Slate-Throated Whitestart in Venezuela.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122 (3):447-454. PDF

Goulding, W. and T.E. Martin. 2010. Breeding biology of the Golden-Faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius Chrysops) in Venezuela. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:689-698. PDF


Cox, W. A. and T. E. Martin. 2009.  Breeding biology of the three-striped warbler in Venezuela:  A contrast between tropical and temperate parulids.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121 (4): 667-914. PDF


Biancucci, L. and T. E. Martin. 2008. First description of the breeding biology and natural history of the Ochre-breasted Brush Finch in Venezuela. The Wilson Journal of Ornitholgoy 120 (4): 856-862. PDF

Muir, J. A., D. Licata, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Reproductive biology of the Red-ruffed Fruitcrow. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4):862-867. PDF

Niklison, A. M., J. I Areta, R. A. Ruggera, K. L. Decker, C. Bosque and T.E. Martin. 2008. Natural history and breeding biology of the Rusty-breasted Antpitta. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(2): 345-353. PDF


Auer, S.K., R. D. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Breeding biology of passerines in a subtropical montane forest in northwestern Argentina. The Condor 109: 321-333. PDF

Decker, K.L., A. M. Niklison, and T.E. Martin. 2007. First description of the nest, eggs and breeding behavior of the Merida Tapaculo.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:121-124. PDF

Fierro-Calderón, K. and T. E. Martin. 2007. Reproductive biology of the Violet-chested Hummingbird in Venezuela and comparisons with other tropical and temperate hummingbirds. Condor 109: 680-685. PDF