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Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Ellen D. "Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell


This edited volume applies concepts and approaches from integrative organismal biology and evolutionary biology to a songbird genus, Junco. Among the most common and abundant groups of songbirds in North America, juncos exhibit stunning phenotypic diversity across their continent-wide range, and they have been the subject of numerous foundational studies in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior for nearly a century. Across its 14 co-authored chapters, the book synthesizes past, present, and future research programs on the role of hormones in life-history trade-offs, sex differences, and the ... More

Keywords: adaptation, behavior, ecology, evolution, heteropatry, hormone, life-history, physiology, seasonality, testosterone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226330778
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen D. "Ketterson, editor
Indiana University, Bloomington

Jonathan W. Atwell, editor
Indiana University

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Chapter One Introduction

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

Chapter Two The Junco

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

Chapter Three Axes of Biogeographic Variation in the Avian Genus Junco

Jonathan W. Atwell, Dawn M. O’Neal, and Ellen D. Ketterson

Chapter Four Phenotypic Engineering

Nicole M. Gerlach and Ellen D. Ketterson

Chapter Seven Diving Deeper into Mechanism

Kimberly A. Rosvall, Christine M. Bergeon Burns, and Mark P. Peterson

Chapter Eight More than Meets the Eye

Borja Milá, Pau Aleixandre, Sofía Alvarez-Nordström and John McCormack

Chapter Ten Shifts in Hormonal, Morphological, and Behavioral Traits in a Novel Environment

Jonathan W. Atwell, Danielle J. Whittaker, Trevor D. Price, and Ellen D. Ketterson

Chapter Eleven A Physiological View of Population Divergence

Christine M. Bergeon Burns and Kimberly A. Rosvall

Chapter Thirteen Dark-Eyed Junco Song

Gonçalo C. Cardoso and Dustin G. Reichard

Chapter Fourteen Standing on the Shoulders

Ellen D. Ketterson amd Jonathan W. Atwell