Severe Weather Ecology publications


Carver, A.R., J.D. Ross, D.J. Augustine, S.K. Skagen, A.M. Dwyer, D.F. Tomback, M.B. Wunder. 2017. Weather radar data correlate to hail-induced mortality in grassland birds. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation  3(2):90-101 doi: 10.1002/rse2.41 (open access)

Ross, J.D., J.F. Kelly, E.S. Bridge, M.H. Engel, D.L. Reinking, W.A. Boyle. 2015. Pallid bands in feathers and associated stable isotope signatures reveal effects of severe weather stressors on fledgling sparrows. PeerJ 3:E814 (open access)


Lisovski, S., H. Schmaljohann, E.S. Bridge, S. Bauer, A. Farnsworth, S.A. Gauthreaux, S. Hahn, M.T. Hallworth, C.M. Hewson, J.F. Kelly, F. Liechti, P.P. Marra, E. Rakhimberdiev, J.D. Ross, N.E. Seavy, M.D. Sumner, C.M. Taylor, D.W. Winkler, S.J. Wotherspoon, M.B. Wunder. 2018Inherent limits of light-level geolocation may lead to over-interpretations (Comment on Streby et al. (2015) Tornadic Storm Avoidance Behavior in Breeding Songbirds. Curr. Biol. 25, R98-R102.) Current Biology 28(3):99-100

Ross, J.D., C.L. Cavert, L.C. Larsson. 2016. Remotely-sensed tornado signatures indicate an ecological threshold for eagle nest destruction. bioRxiv: doi: 10.1101/049387 (open access)

Migratory bird ecology and evolution publications

Contina, A., J.L. Alcantara, E.S. Bridge, J.D. Ross, W.F. Oakley, J.F. Kelly, K.C. Ruegg. 2018. Genetic structure of the Painted Bunting and its implications in conservation of migratory populations. Ibis. 2018;331: 296. (open access)

Contina, A., E.S. Bridge, J.D. Ross, J.R. Shipley, J.F. Kelly. 2018. Examination of Clock and Adcyap1 gene variation in a neotropical migratory passerine. PloS One 13 (1):e0190859 (open access)

Ross, J.D., E.S. Bridge, D. Prosser, J.Y. Takekawa. 2017. The aerosphere as a network connector of organisms and their diseases. In Aeroecology (eds: P. Chilson, W. Frick, J. Kelly, F. Liechti) Springer, New York. eBook link

Bridge, E.S., J.D. Ross, A.J. Contina, J.F. Kelly. 2017. Using agent based models to scale from individuals to populations. In Aeroecology (eds: P. Chilson, W. Frick, J. Kelly, F. Liechti) Springer, New York. eBook link

Bridge, E.S., J.D. Ross, A.J. Contina, J.F. Kelly. 2016. Do molt-migrant songbirds optimize migration routes based on primary productivity? Behavioral Ecology 27 (3), 784-792 (open access)

Fuchs, R., V.P. Bingman, J.D. Ross, G. Bernroider. 2015. Brain contrasts between migratory and nonmigratory North American lark sparrows (Chondestes grammacus). NeuroReport 26 (17), 1011-1016

Ross, J.D., E.S. Bridge, M.J. Rozmarynowycz, and V.P. Bingman. 2014. Individual variation in migratory path and behavior among Eastern Lark Sparrows. Animal Migration 2(1):29-33 (open access)

Grassland bird ecology

Curry, C., J.D. Ross, A. Contina, E.S. Bridge. 2018. Spatially explicit ensemble models do not always improve species distribution model accuracy. Ecology and Evolution 2018;283: 229. (open access)

Ellison, K., J.D. Ross, J.L. Bouzat. 2013. Genetic evidence for mixed maternity at a Lark Sparrow nest. Western Birds 44(2):135-140

Conservation genetics

Ross, J.D. and J.L. Bouzat. 2014. Genetic and morphometric variation in the Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) suggest discontinuous clinal variation across major breeding regions associated with previously characterized subspecies. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 131:298-313 (open access)

Ross, J.D., A.D. Arndt, R.F.C. Smith, J.A. Johnson and J.L. Bouzat. 2006. Re-examination of the historical range of the greater prairie chicken using provenance data and DNA analysis of museum collections. Conservation Genetics 7:735-751

*See ResearchGate profile for complete bibliography of Dr. Ross’ scientific publications.