Publications

  1. Skrip, M., S.R. McWilliams. 2016.  Oxidative balance in birds: an atoms-to-organisms-to-ecology primer for ornithologists. J. Field Ornithology, in press.
  2. Beuth, J.M., P.W.C. Paton, J.E. Osenkowski, S.R. McWilliams. 2016. Validating the deuterium dilution method to assess body composition of Common Eider. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, in press.
  3. Beuth, J.M., P.W.C. Paton, J.E. Osenkowski, S.R. McWilliams. 2016. Body composition dynamics of male and female Common Eider during winter: an application of the deuterium dilution method. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, in press.
  4. Smith, A.D., S.R. McWilliams. 2016. Autumn Coastal Bat Migration Relates to Atmospheric Conditions: Implications for Wind Energy Development. J. MAMMALOGY, in press.
  5. McWilliams, S.R., E. Adkins-Regan, C. Vleck. 2016. How birds work: avian physiology within an ecological context. Chapter 7 in Cornell Ornithology Laboratory, Handbook of Bird Biology. Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  6. Masse, R.J., B.C. Tefft, and S.R. McWilliams. 2015. Higher bird abundance and diversity where America Woodcock sing: fringe benefits of managing forests for Woodcock. J. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 79:1378-1384. [PDF Copy]
  7. Coluccy, J.M., M.V. Castelli, P.M. Castelli, J.W. Simpson, S.R. McWilliams, L. Armstrong. 2015. True metabolizable energy of American Black Duck foods. J. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 79(2):344-348. [PDF Copy]
  8. Richman, S.E., J.O. Leafloor, W.H. Karasov, and S.R. McWilliams. 2015. Ecological implications of reduced forage quality on growth and survival of sympatric geese. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY 84:284-298. [PDF Copy]
  9. Skrip, M., U. Bauchinger, W. Goymann, L. Fusani, S.R. McWilliams. 2015. Access to water affects the condition dependency of nocturnal restlessness in Garden Warblers on a Mediterranean island stopover. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, in press. [PDF Copy]
  10. Smith, A.D., S.R. McWilliams, K.J. Winiarski, C.L. Trocki, B. Harris, J.E. Osenkowski, and P.W.C. Paton. 2015. Using land-based surveys to assess sea duck abundance and behavior in nearshore waters of southern New England, USA. WATERBIRDS 38(3), in press. [PDF Copy]
  11. Skrip, M., U. Bauchinger, W. Goymann, L. Fusani, M. Cardinale, R. Alan, S.R. McWilliams. 2015. Migrating songbirds on stopover prepare for, and recover from, oxidative challenges posed by long-distance flight. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 5(15):3198-3209. [PDF Copy]
  12. Williams, C. K., B.D. Dugger, M.G. Brasher, J.M. Coluccy, D.M. Cramer, J.M. Eadie, M.J. Gray, H.M. Hagy, M. Livolsi, S.R. McWilliams, M. Petrie, G.J. Soulliere, J.M. Tirpak, and E.B. Webb. Estimating habitat carrying capacity for migrating and wintering waterfowl: considerations, pitfalls and improvements. Wildfowl, in press (Special Issue 4):407-435. [PDF Copy]
  13. Smith, A.D., S.R. McWilliams. 2014. What to do when stopping over: behavioral decisions of a migrating songbird during stopover are dictated by initial change in their body condition and mediated by key environmental conditions. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 25:1423-1435. [PDF Copy]
  14. Pierce, B.J., S.R. McWilliams. 2014. The fat of the matter: how dietary fatty acids can affect exercise performance. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, in press 54:903-912. [PDF Copy]
  15. Ladin, Z.S., C.K. Williams, P.M. Castelli, K.J. Winiarski, J. Osenkowski, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Regional and intraseasonal variation in diet of wintering and staging Atlantic Brant. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, in press 78:1206-1215.  [PDF Copy].
  16. Coon, C.A.C, A.J. Brace, S.R. McWilliams, M.D. McCue, L.B. Martin. 2014. Introduced and native congeners use different resource allocation strategies to maintain performance during infection. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY, in press 87:559-567[PDF Copy].
  17. Masse, R.J., B. Tefft, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Multiscale habitat use by a forest-dwelling shorebird, the American woodcock: implications for forest management in southern New England, USA. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 325:37-48 [PDF Copy].
  18. Smith, A.D., P.W. Paton, S. R. McWilliams. 2014. Using nocturnal flight calls to assess the fall migration of warblers and sparrows along a coastal ecological barrier. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92218 [PDF Copy].
  19. Richman, S.E., J.O. Leafloor, W.H. Karasov, and S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Ecological implications of reduced forage quality on growth and survival of sympatric geese. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, in press 84:284-298 [PDF Copy].
  20. McWilliams, S.R. and W.H. Karasov. 2014. Spare capacity and phenotypic flexibility in the digestive system of a migratory bird: defining the limits of animal design. PROC R SOC B 281:1-9 [PDF Copy].
  21. Buffum, W., C. Modisette, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Encouraging family forest owners to create early successional wildlife habitat in Southern New England. PLoS One 9(2): e89972. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089972 [PDF Copy]
  22. Winiarski, K. D.L. Miller, P.W.C. Paton, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. A spatial conservation prioritization approach for protecting marine birds given proposed offshore wind energy development. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 169:79-88 [PDF Copy].
  23. Winiarski, K., M.L. Burt, E.A. Rexstad, D.W. Miller, C.L. Trocki, P.W.C. Paton, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Integrating aerial and ship surveys of marine birds into a combined density surface model: A case study of wintering Common Loons. Condor: Ornithological Applications 116:149-161 [PDF Copy].
  24. Loring, P. P.W.C. Paton, J. Osenkowski, S. Gilliland, J.P. Savard, S.R. McWilliams. 2014. Habitat use and selection of Black Scoters in southern New England and siting of offshore wind energy facilities. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 78(4):645-656 [PDF Copy].
  25. Smith, A., S. R. McWilliams. 2014. Fruit removal rate depends on neighborhood fruit density, frugivore abundance, and spatial context. OECOLOGIA 174:931-942 [PDF Copy].
  26. Hall, Z., U. Bauchinger, A. Gerson, E. Price, L. Langlois, M. Boyles, B. Pierce, S. McWilliams, S. MacDougall-Shackleton. 2013. Site-specific regulation of adult neurogenesis by dietary fatty acid content, vitamin E, and flight exercise in European starlings. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 2013:1-8 [PDF Copy].
  27. Winiarski, K., D.W. Miller, P.W.C. Paton, S. R. McWilliams. 2013. Spatially explicit model of wintering common loons: conservation implications. MEPS 492:273-283 (doi: 10.3354/meps10492) [PDF Copy].
  28. Masse, R., B.C. Tefft, J.A. Amador, S.R. McWilliams. 2013. Why woodcock commute: testing the foraging-benefit and predation-risk hypotheses. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 24:1348-1355 [PDF Copy].
  29. Ben-Hamo, M., M.D. McCue, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2013. Ambient temperature and nutritional stress influence the fatty acid composition of polar and neutral lipids in Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) tissues. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 166A:244-250 [PDF Copy]
  30. Alan, R., S.R. McWilliams, K.J. McGraw. 2013. The importance of antioxidants for avian fruit selection during autumn migration. WILSON JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 125:513-525 [PDF Copy].
  31. Loring, P., P.W.C. Paton, R.A. McKinney, C.A. Oviatt, and S.R. McWilliams. 2013. Densities of wintering scoters in relation to benthic prey assemblages in a North Atlantic estuary. WATERBIRDS 36:144-155 [PDF Copy].
  32. McWilliams, S.R. and M. Whitman. 2013. Non-destructive techniques to assess body composition of birds: A review and validation study. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 154:597-618 [PDF Copy].
  33. Alan, R.R. and S.R. McWilliams. 2013. Oxidative stress, circulating antioxidants, and dietary preferences in songbirds. COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY B 164:185-193 [PDF Copy].
  34. Bolser, J.A., A.D. Smith, R.R. Alan, L. Li, N.P. Seeram, S.R. McWilliams. 2013. Birds select fruits with more antioxidants during autumn migration. WILSON JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 125:97-108 [PDF Copy].
  35. McKinney, R.A. and S.R. McWilliams. 2012. Energy-based carrying capacities of Bufflehead Bucephala albeola wintering habitats. The Open Ornithology Journal 5:5-17  [PDF Copy].
  36. Cohen, A., L.B. Martin, J.C. Wingfield, S.R. McWilliams, J.A. Dunne. 2012. Physiological regulatory networks: ecological roles and evolutionary constraints. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27(8):428-435  [PDF Copy].
  37. Bauchinger, U. and S.R. McWilliams. 2012. Tissue-specific mass changes during fasting: the protein turnover hypothesis. Chapter 12, pp. 193-206, in M. McCue (ed) The Comparative Physiology of Fasting and Starvation. Springer-Verlag, Berlin  [PDF Copy].
  38. Winiarski, K., S.R. McWilliams, R. Rockwell. 2012. Rapid environmental degradation in a subarctic ecosystem influences resource use of a keystone avian herbivore. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY 81:1132-1142 [PDF Copy].
  39. Nebel, S., U. Bauchinger, D.M. Buehler, L.A. Langlois, M. Boyles, A.R. Gerson, E.R. Price, S.R. McWilliams, and C.G. Guglielmo. 2012. Constitutive immune function in European starlings Sturnus vulgaris is decreased in response to endurance flight in a wind tunnel. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, in press. [PDF Copy]
  40. Mizrahy, O., U. Bauchinger, S. Aamidor, S.R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2012. Water availability affects tissue renewal in migratory blackcaps during stopover. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, in press.[PDF Copy]
  41. Munoz-Garcia, A., S. Aamidor, M.D. McCue, S.R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2012. Allocation of endogenous and dietary protein in the reconstitution of the gastrointestinal tract in migratory blackcaps at stopover sites. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, in press. [PDF Copy]
  42. McWilliams, S.R. 2011. Ecology of Vertebrate Nutrition, 2nd edition. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, United Kingdom. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003211.pub2 [PDF Copy]
  43. Buffum, W., S. McWilliams, P.V. August. 2011. A spatial analysis of forest management and its contribution to maintaining the extent of shrubland habitat in southern New England, United States. JOURNAL OF FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 262:1775-1785. [PDF Copy]
  44. Aamidor, S., U. Bauchinger, O. Mizrahy, S.R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2011. Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) re-fuelling when dietary protein may be limiting: seasonal differences and behavioral compensation. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, in press. [PDF Copy]
  45. McCue, M.D., A. Smith, R. McKinney, B. Rewald, B. Pinshow, S.R. McWilliams. 2012. A mass balance approach to identify and compare differential routing of 13C-labeled carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in vivo. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 84: in press. [PDF Copy]
  46. Blomberg, E., B.C Tefft, J.M. Reed, S.R. McWilliams. 2011. Evaluating spatially explicit viability of a declining ruffed grouse population. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, in press. [PDF Copy]
  47. McWilliams, S.R., E. Adkins-Regan, C. Vleck. 2012. How birds work: avian physiology within an ecological context. Chapter 7 in Cornell Ornithology Laboratory, Handbook of Bird Biology. Cornell University Press, Ithaca. [PDF Copy Not Available]
  48. Price, E.R., U. Bauchinger, D.M. Zajac, D.J. Cerasale, J.T. McFarlan, A.R. Gerson, S.R. McWilliams, C.G. Guglielmo. 2011. Migration- and exercise-induced changes to flight muscle size in migratory birds and association with IGF1 and myostatin mRNA expression. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, in press.[PDF Copy]
  49. Mizrahy, O., U. Bauchinger, S. Aamidor, S. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2011. Availability of water affects renewal of tissues in migratory blackcaps during stopover. Integrative and Comparative Biology, in press. [PDF Copy]
  50. Ben-Hamo, M., M. McCue, S. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2011. Dietary fatty acid composition influences tissue lipid profiles and regulation of body temperature in Japanese quail. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY B, in press. [PDF Copy]
  51. McCue, M.D., S.R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2011. Ontogeny and nutritional status influence oxidative kinetics of nutrients and whole-animal bioenergetics in Zebra Finches, Taeniopygia guttata: new applications for 13C breath testing. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 84, in press. [PDF Copy]
  52. Bauchinger, U., S.R. McWilliams, B. Pinshow. 2011. Reduced body mass gain during migratory stopover under simulated heat wave. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 158A:374-381. [PDF Copy]
  53. Bauchinger, U, S.R. McWilliams, H. Kolb, V.M. Popenko, E.R. Price, H. Biebach. 2011. Flight muscle shape reliably predicts flight muscle mass of migratory songbirds: a new tool for field ornithologists. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 152: 507-510. [PDF Copy]
  54. Langlois, L. and S.R. McWilliams. 2010. Protein requirements of an omnivorous and granivorous songbird decrease during migration. AUK 127:850-862. [PDF Copy]
  55. Bauchinger, U. and S.R. McWilliams. 2010. Extent of phenotypic flexibility during long-distance flight is determined by tissue-specific turnover rates: a new hypothesis. JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 41:1-7. [PDF Copy]
  56. Ladin, Z.S., P.M. Castelli, C.K. Williams, S.R. McWilliams. 2011. Time energy budgets and food use of Atlantic Brant across their wintering range. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, in press. [PDF Copy]
  57. Ben-Hamo, M., B. Pinshow, M. McCue, S. McWilliams, U. Bauchinger. 2010. Fasting triggers hypothermia, and ambient temperature modulates its depth in Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 156A:84-91. [PDF Copy]
  58. McWilliams, S.R. and M. Whitman. 2010. Non-destructive techniques to assess body composition of birds: TOBEC, D2O, FAT, DEXA, MRI, and other options. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, in press. [PDF Copy Not Available]
  59. McCue, M. D., O. Sivan, S.R. McWilliams, and B. Pinshow. 2010. Tracking the oxidative kinetics of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acids in the house sparrow using exhaled 13CO2. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 213:782-789. [PDF Copy]
  60. DesRochers, D.W., S.R. McWilliams, and J.M. Reed. 2010. Evaluating if energy and protein limit abundance of Hawaiian Moorhen. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 74:788-795. [PDF Copy]
  61. Smith, S.B. and S.R. McWilliams. 2010. Patterns of fuel use and storage in migrating passerines in relation to fruit resources at autumn stopover sites. AUK 127:108-118. [PDF Copy]
  62. Bauchinger, U., J. Keil, R. McKinney, J. M.Starck, and S.R. McWilliams. 2010. Exposure to cold but not exercise increases carbon turnover rates in specific tissues of a passerine. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 213:526-534. [PDF Copy]
  63. Blomberg, E., S.R. McWilliams, B. Tefft, E. Endrulat. 2009. Predicting landscape-scale habitat distribution for ruffed grouse using presence-only data. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE BIOLOGY 15:380-394. [PDF Copy]
  64. Bauchinger, U. and S.R. McWilliams. 2009. Carbon turnover in tissues of a passerine bird: allometry, isotopic clocks, and phenotypic flexibility in organ size. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 82:787-797. [PDF Copy]
  65. McCue, M. D., O. Amitai, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. R. McWilliams, and B. Pinshow. 2009. Effect of dietary fatty acid composition on fatty acid profiles of polar and neutral lipid tissue fractions in zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata”. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 154A:165-172. [PDF Copy]
  66. DesRochers, D.W., S.R. McWilliams, M.D. Silbernagle, and J.M. Reed. 2009. Macronutrient profiles of wetland plants consumed by the Hawaiian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis). WETLANDS 29: 845-853. [PDF Copy]
  67. Smith, S.A. and S.R. McWilliams. 2009. Dietary macronutrients affect lipid metabolites and body composition of a migratory passerine, the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 82:258-269. [PDF Copy]
  68. Kurvers, R.H.J.M., M.L. Roberts, S.R. McWilliams, A. Peters. 2008. Experimental manipulation of testosterone and condition during molt affects activity and vocalizations of male blue tits. Hormones and Behavior 54:263-269.[PDF Copy]
  69. Smith, S.B., K.H. McPherson, J. Backer, B.J. Pierce, D. Podlesak, S.R. McWilliams. 2007. Fruit quality and consumption by songbirds during autumn migration. WILSON JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY 119:419-428.[PDF Copy]
  70. Schneider, E. G., and S. R. McWilliams. 2007. Using nest temperature to estimate nest attendance of piping plovers. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 71:1998-2006. [PDF Copy]
  71. Podlesak, D. and S.R. McWilliams. 2007. Metabolic routing of dietary nutrients in birds: effects of dietary lipid composition on d13C of depot fat and its ecological implications. AUK 124:916-925. [PDF Copy]
  72. McWilliams, S.R., T. Sloat, C.A. Toft, and D. Hatch. 2007. Effects of prescribed fall burning on a wetland plant community with implications for management of plants and herbivores. WESTERN NORTH AMERICAN NATURALIST 67:299-317. [PDF Copy]
  73. McKinney, R.A., S.R. McWilliams, M.A. Charpentier. 2007. Habitat characteristics associated with the distribution and abundance of Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Ducks) wintering in southern New England. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST 14:159-170. [PDF Copy]
  74. Smith, S.B., S.R. McWilliams, and C. Guglielmo. 2007. Effect of diet composition on plasma metabolite profiles in a migratory songbird. CONDOR 109:48-58. [PDF Copy]
  75. McKinney, R.A., S.R. McWilliams, and M.A. Charpentier. 2006. Waterfowl-habitat associations during winter in an urban eastern North Atlantic estuary. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 132:239-249. [PDF Copy]
  76. Muller, M., S.R. McWilliams, D. Podlesak, J. Donaldson, and R. Lindroth. 2006. Tri-trophic direct and indirect effects of plant defenses: Black-capped chickadees choose to eat gypsy moth caterpillars based on host leaf chemistry. OIKOS 114:507-517. [PDF Copy]
  77. Podlesak, D. and S.R. McWilliams. 2006. Metabolic routing of dietary nutrients in birds: effects of diet quality and macronutrient composition revealed using stable isotopes. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 79:534-549. [PDF Copy]
  78. Endrulat, E.G., S.R. McWilliams, and B.C. Tefft. 2005. Habitat selection and home range size of ruffed grouse in Rhode Island. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST 12:411-424. [PDF Copy]
  79. McKinney, R.A. and S.R. McWilliams. 2005. A new model to estimate daily energy expenditure for wintering waterfowl. Wilson Bulletin 117:44-55. [PDF Copy]
  80. Podlesak, D., S.R. McWilliams, K. Hatch. 2005. Stable isotopes in breath and blood indicate metabolism of dietary nutrients in small migratory songbirds. OECOLOGIA 142:501-510. [PDF Copy]
  81. Pierce, B.J. and McWilliams, S.R. 2005. Seasonal changes in composition of lipid stores in migratory birds: causes and consequences. CONDOR 107:269-279. [PDF Copy]
  82. Pierce, B.J., S.R. McWilliams, T. O’Connor, A.R. Place, C. Guglielmo. 2005. Effect of dietary fatty acid composition on depot fat and exercise performance in red-eyed vireos: implications for songbirds during migration. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 208:1277-1285. [PDF Copy]
  83. Servello, F.A., E. C. Hellgren, and S. R. McWilliams. 2005. Techniques for wildlife nutritional ecology. Pp. 554-590, In C.E. Braun, ed. Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management. Sixth Edition. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland. [PDF Copy Not Available]
  84. Karasov, W.H. and S. R. McWilliams. 2005. Digestive constraint in mammalian and avian ecology. In: J.M. Starck and T. Wang (eds). Physiological and ecological consequences of feeding in vertebrates. Science Publishers Inc., India. [PDF Copy]
  85. McWilliams, S.R. and J.O. Leafloor. 2005. Effects of elevated CO2 on keystone herbivores in Arctic ecosystems. In: J. Ehleringer, T. Cerling, and D. Dearing (eds) A history of atmospheric CO2 and its effects on plants, animals, and ecosystems. Springer-Verlag. [PDF Copy]
  86. McWilliams, S.R. and W.H. Karasov. 2005. Migration takes guts: digestive physiology of migratory birds and its ecological significance. Pp. 67-78 In: P. Marra and R. Greenberg (eds) Birds of Two Worlds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. [PDF Copy]
  87. McWilliams, S. R. and D. G. Raveling. 2004. Energetics and time allocation in Cackling Canada geese. BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF CANADA GEESE. Proceedings of the 2 International Canada Goose Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisonsin. [PDF Copy]
  88. McKinney, R.A., S.M. Glatt, and S.R. McWilliams. 2004. Allometric length-weight relationships for benthic prey of aquatic wildlife in coastal marine habitats. WILDLIFE BIOLOGY 10:241-249. [PDF Copy]
  89. McWilliams, S.R., B.J. Pierce, C. Guglielmo, M. Klaassen. 2004. Flying, fasting, and feeding in birds during migration: a physiological ecology perspective. JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 35:377-393. [PDF Copy]
  90. Pierce, B.J., S.R. McWilliams, A.R. Place, M.A. Huguenin. 2004. Diet preferences for specific fatty acids and their effect on composition of fat reserves in migratory Red-eyed Vireos (Vireo olivaceous). COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 138:503-514. [PDF Copy]
  91. Pierce, B.J. and S.R. McWilliams. 2004. Diet quality and food limitation affect the dynamics of body composition and digestive organs in a migratory songbird (Zonotrichia albicollis). PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 77(3):471-483. [PDF Copy]
  92. Frazer, K.I. and S.R. McWilliams. 2002. Determinants of dietary preference in yellow-rumped warblers. WILSON BULLETIN 114:243-248. [PDF Copy]
  93. McWilliams, S. R., S. Kearney, and W. H. Karasov. 2002. Dietary preferences of warblers for specific fatty acids in relation to nutritional requirements and digestive capabilities. JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 33:167-174.[PDF Copy]
  94. McWilliams, S.R. and W.H. Karasov. 2001. Phenotypic flexibility in digestive system structure and function in migratory birds and its ecological implications. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 128A:579-593. [PDF Copy]
  95. McWilliams, S.R. 2000. Avoiding extreme environments: migratory birds. MARITIMES Summer ’00:22-24.[PDF Copy Not Available]
  96. McWilliams, S.R. 2002. Vertebrate nutritional ecology. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, United Kingdom. [PDF Copy]
  97. McWilliams, S.R. 1999. Digestive strategies of avian herbivores. Pp. 2198-2207 in N.J. Adams and R.H. Slotow, eds. Proceedings of the XXII International Ornithological Congress, Durban, South Africa. [PDF Copy]
  98. McWilliams, S.R., E. Caviedes-Vidal, and W.H. Karasov. 1999. Digestive adjustments in cedar waxwings to high feding rates. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY 283:394-407. [PDF Copy]
  99. McWilliams, S. R. and W. H. Karasov. 1998. Test of a digestion optimization model: effect of variable-reward feeding schedules on digestive performance of a migratory bird. OECOLOGIA 114:160-169. [PDF Copy]
  100. McWilliams, S. R. and D. G. Raveling. 1998. Habitat use and foraging behavior of cackling Canada and Ross’ geese during spring: implications for the analysis of ecological determinants of goose social behavior. Pp. 167-178 in D.H. Rusch, M.D. Samuel, D.D. Humberg, and B.D. Sullivan, eds. BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF CANADA GEESE. Proceedings of the International Canada Goose Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[PDF Copy]
  101. McWilliams, S. R. and W. H. Karasov. 1998. Test of a digestion optimization model: effects of costs of feeding on digestive parameters. PHYSIOLOGICAL ZOOLOGY 71(2): 168-178. [PDF Copy]
  102. McWilliams, S. R., D. Afik, and S. Secor. 1997. Patterns and processes in the vertebrate digestive system: implications for the study of ecology and evolution. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 12:420-422.[PDF Copy]
  103. Afik, D., S. R. McWilliams, and W. H. Karasov. 1997. Test for passive absorption of glucose in the yellow-rumped warbler and its ecological implications. PHYSIOLOGICAL ZOOLOGY 70:370-377. [PDF Copy]
  104. McWilliams, S. R., J. P. Dunn, D. G. Raveling. 1994. Predator-prey interactions between eagles and cackling Canada and Ross’ geese during winter in California. WILSON BULLETIN 106:272-288. [PDF Copy]
  105. McWilliams, S. R. 1992. Courtship behavior of the small-mouthed salamander (Ambystoma texanum): the effects of conspecific males on male mating tactics. BEHAVIOUR 121:1-19. [PDF Copy]
  106. McWilliams, S. R. and M. D. Bachmann. 1989. Predatory behavior of larval small-mouthed salamanders,Ambystoma texanum. HERPETOLOGICA 45:459-464. [PDF Copy]
  107. McWilliams, S. R. and M. D. Bachmann. 1989. Foraging ecology and prey preference of pond-form larval small-mouthed salamanders, Ambystoma texanum. COPEIA 1989: 948-961. [PDF Copy]
  108. McWilliams, S.R. and M. D. Bachmann. 1988. Using life history and ecology as tools to manage a threatened salmander species. JOURNAL OF IOWA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 95: 66-71. [PDF Copy]