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Research Publications

At CES, our undergraduate students participate in hands-on research, learning new skills, impacting real-world problems, and making connections with other researchers in the field.

Cabrera-Cruz, SA, RP Larkin, ME Gimpel, JG Gruber, JJ Buler. 2021. Do ground-based, downward-facing artificial lights affect the flight behavior of nocturnally migrating birds? Integrative and Comparative Biology 61, E106-E107.

Small, D. M. and C. R. Long. 2019. Near Catastrophe to Recovery: A Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) Success Story in Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 68: 23-37.

Carr, J.M., M.E. Gimpel and D.M. Small. 2019. Patterns of provisioning in known-aged Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow): A multi-year study. Northeastern Naturalist. 26(3): 484-498.

Brinkerhoff, R.J., L. Dang, H.M. Streby, M.E. Gimpel. 2019 Life history characteristics of birds influence patterns of tick parasitism. Infection Ecology & Epidemiology 9(1).

Danner, J. E., D. M. Small, T. B. Ryder, B. Lohr, B. S. Masters, D. E. Gill, and R. C. Fleisher. 2018. Temporal Patterns of Extra-Pair Paternity in a Population of Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) in Maryland. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 40-51.

Small, D. M. 2017. Winter site fidelity and over-wintering site persistence of a Northern Shrike, Lanius borealis, in Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 66(2): 9-19.

Gimpel, M. E. and J. M. Carr.  2017. First known case of a passerine presumably returning a dead chick to the nest. Maryland Birdlife 66(2): 29-35.

Soha, J., A. Nelson, D.A. Nelson, and B. Lohr. 2016. Non-salient geographic variation in birdsong in a species that learns by improvisation. Ethology 122: 343-353.

Small, D.M., M.E. Gimpel and J. Gruber. 2015. Preformative molt in Indigo Buntings north of the wintering grounds.  North American Bird Bander 40(2): 67-69.

Small, D. M., P. J. Blank and B. Lohr. 2015. Habitat use and movement patterns by dependent and independent juvenile Grasshopper Sparrows during the post-fledging period. Journal of Field Ornithology 86(1): 17-26. 

Gimpel, M.E., D. M. Small and J. G. Gruber.  2014.  Winter site fidelity of six sparrow species in Maryland.  North American Bird Bander 39(2): 45-51.

Florin, David A., R. J. Brinkerhoff, Holly Gaff, Ju Jiang, Richard G. Robbins, William Eickmeyer, James Butler, David Nielsen, Chelsea Wright, Alexis White, Maren E. Gimpel & Allen L. Richards. 2014. Additional U.S. collections of the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), from the State of Delaware, the first reported field collections of adult specimens from the State of Maryland, and data regarding this tick from surveillance of migratory songbirds in Maryland. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(3): 257–262.

Lohr, B., S. Ashby and S. M. Wakamiya.  2013.  The function of song types and song components in Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum).  Behaviour 150: 1085-1106.

Anthony, T., D. E. Gill, D. M. Small, J. Parks, H. F. Sears. 2013. Post-fledging dispersal of Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) on a restored grassland in Maryland. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 125(2): 307-313.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. G. Gruber.  2013.  Variation and Extent of Eccentric Pre-formative Wing Molt in Field Sparrows.  North American Bird Bander 38(2): 49-54.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, D. E. Gill. 2012. Site Fidelity and Natal Philopatry in  Dickcissels. Northeastern Naturalist 19(1): 123-129.

Gimpel, M. E., D. M. Small, J. G. Gruber. 2010. Site Fidelity and a Longevity Record of Wintering Hermit Thrushes in Maryland. North American Bird Bander 35(2): 1-4.

Sherman, L. A. and K. R. Brye. 2009. Sequential Burning Effects on the Soil Chemistry of a Grassland Restoration in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain of the United States. Ecological Restoration 27: 428-438.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. Parks, J. B. Guerard, D. E. Gill. 2009. First Documented Cases of Polygyny in the Grasshopper Sparrow. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(4): 822-825.

Soha, J. A., B. Lohr, and D. E. Gill. 2009. Song Development in the Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum. Animal Behaviour 77(6): 1479-1489.

Small, D., J. Parks, J. Gruber, D. E. Gill. 2009. Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) longevity Record. North American Bird Bander 33(4): 186-187. 

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. Gruber. 2007. Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) Longevity Record. North American Bird Bander 32(2): 78. 

Gill, D. E., P. Blank, J. Parks, J. B. Guerard, B. Lohr, E. Schwartzman, J. G. Gruber, G. Dodge, C. A. Rewa, and H. F. Sears. 2006. Plants and Breeding Bird Response on a Managed Conservation Reserve Program Grassland in Maryland. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(4): 944-956. 

Sherman, L. A., K. R. Brye, D. E. Gill, K. A. Koenig. 2005. Soil Chemistry as Affected by First-Time Prescribed Burning of a Grassland Restoration on a Coastal Plain Ultisol. Soil Science 170(11): 913-927.