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Peter T. Boag - List of Publications

The following list contains all types of my publications, arranged in order from oldest to most recent. There are two subgroups: Refereed Papers and Student Theses. Some of these maybe available as on-line reprints, others are available from your local library or from via surface mail following an email reprint request.

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1. BOAG, P.T. and P.R. Grant. 1978. The heritability of external morphology in Darwin's Finches. Nature, London 274: 793-794.
2. BOAG, P.T. and L.M. Ratcliffe. 1979. First record of a Blackpoll Warbler for the Galapagos islands. Condor 81: 218-219.
3. Grant, P.R., P.T. BOAG, and D. Schluter. 1979. A bill color polymorphism in young Darwin's Finches. Auk 96: 800-802.
4. Grant, P.R. and P.T. BOAG. 1980. Rainfall on the Galapagos and the demography of Darwin's Finches. Auk 97: 227-244.
5. BOAG, P.T. and P.R. Grant. 1981. Intense natural selection in a population of Darwin's Finches (Geospizinae) in the Galapagos. Science 214: 82-85.
6. BOAG, P.T. and P.R. Grant. 1982. Natural selection in a population of Darwin's Finches (Geospizinae) in the Galapagos. In J. Maynard Smith (Ed.) Evolution Now, pp. 175-181. Macmillan, London.
7. BOAG, P.T. 1983. The heritability of external morphology in Darwin's ground finches (Geospizinae) on Isla Daphne Major, Galapagos. Evolution 37: 877-894.
8. BOAG, P.T. 1984. Growth and allometry of external morphology in Darwin's Finches (Geospiza) on Isla Daphne Major, Galapagos. Journal of Zoology 204: 413-441.
9. BOAG, P.T. and P.R. Grant. 1984. The Darwin's Finches (Geospiza) of Daphne Major island, Galapagos: The classical case of character release? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 22: 243-287.
10. BOAG, P.T. and P.R. Grant. 1984. Darwin's Finches (Geospiza) on Isla Daphne Major, Galapagos: Breeding and feeding ecology in a climatically variable environment. Ecological Monographs 54: 463-489.
11. Price, T.D., Grant, P.R. and P.T. BOAG. 1984. Genetic changes in the morphological differentiation of Darwin's ground finches. In K. Wohrmann and V. Loeshcke (Eds.) Population Biology and Evolution, pp. 49-66. Springer Verlag, Berlin.
12. Price, T.D., Grant, P.R., Gibbs, H.L. and P.T. BOAG. 1984. Recurrent patterns of natural selection in a population of Darwin's Finches. Nature, London 309: 787-789.
13. BOAG, P.T. 1986. Effects of nestling diet protein on growth and adult size of Zebra Finches (Poephila guttata). Auk 104: 155-166.
14. Lessells, C.M. and P.T. BOAG. 1986. Unrepeatable repeatabilities: A common mistake. Auk 104: 116-121.
15. Ratcliffe, L.M. and P.T. BOAG. 1987. The influence of band colour on male competition and sexual attractiveness in Zebra Finches (Poephila guttata). Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 333-338.
16. Boonstra, R. and P.T. BOAG. 1987. A test of the Chitty hypothesis: Inheritance of life history traits in Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Evolution 41: 929-947.
17. Plante, Y., P.T. BOAG and B.N. White. 1987. Nondestructive sampling of mitochondrial DNA from voles (Microtus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 65: 175-180.
18. Price, T.D. and P.T. BOAG. 1987. Selection in natural populations of birds. In F. Cooke and P.A. Buckley (Eds.) Avian Genetics - A Population and Ecological Approach , pp. 257-287. Academic Press.
19. BOAG, P.T. and A.J. van Noordwijk. 1987. Quantitative genetics. In F. Cooke and P.A. Buckley (Eds.) Avian Genetics - A Population and Ecological Approach , pp. 45-77. Academic Press.
20. BOAG, P.T. 1988. The genetics of island birds. Proceedings of the XIX international Ornithological Congress, Ottawa, pp. 1550-1563.
21. Rockwell, R.F. and P.T. BOAG. 1988. Measures of reproductive fitness. Proceedings of the XIX international Ornithological Congress, Ottawa, pp. 2112-2147.
22. BOAG, P.T. and R. Boonstra. 1988. Quantitative genetics of life history traits in Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) In M.S. Boyce (Ed.) Population Biology and Life History Evolution of Mammals , pp. 149-168. Yale University Press, New Haven.
23. Plante, Y., P.T. BOAG and B.N. White. 1989. Macrogeographic variation in mitochondrial DNA of Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 67: 158-167.
24. Plante, Y., P.T. BOAG and B.N. White. 1989. Microgeographic variation in mitochondrial DNA of Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in relation to population density. Evolution 43: 1522-1537.
25. Schubert, C.A., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 1989. A test of incest avoidance in the Zebra Finch (Poephila guttata). Ethology 82: 265-274.
26. Seutin, G., P.T. BOAG and L.M. Ratcliffe. 1989. Plumage variability in North American Redpolls (Aves: Carduelinae): the importance of sexual and age dimorphisms. The Musk-Ox 37: 116-121.
27. Helbig, R., P.T. BOAG and B.N. White. 1989. Stock identification of Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) using mitochondrial DNA markers: preliminary results. The Musk-Ox 37: 122-128.
28. Holmes, S.B. and P.T. BOAG. 1990. Inhibition of brain and plasma cholinesterase activity in Zebra Finches orally dosed with fenitrothion. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 9: 323-334.
29. Holmes, S.B. and P.T. BOAG. 1990. Effects of the organophosphorus pesticide fenitrothion on behavior and reproduction in Zebra Finches. Environmental Research 53: 62-75.
30. Gibbs, H.L., P.J. Weatherhead, P.T. BOAG, B.N. White, L.M. Tabak and D.J. Hoysak. 1990. Realized reproductive success of polygynous Red-winged Blackbirds revealed by DNA markers. Science 250: 138-139.
31. Seutin, G., B.N. White and P.T. BOAG. 1991. Preservation of avian blood and tissue samples for DNA analyses. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 82-90.
32. Seutin, G., P.T. BOAG, B.N. White and L.M. Ratcliffe. 1991. Sequential polyandry in the Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea). Auk 108: 166-170.
33. Plante, Y., P.T. BOAG, B.N. White and R. Boonstra. 1991. Highly polymorphic genetic markers in Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) revealed by a murine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) probe. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 213-220.
34. Smith, H.G., R. Montgomerie, T. Poldmaa, B.N. White and P.T. BOAG. 1991. DNA fingerprinting reveals relation between tail ornaments and cuckoldry in Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica. Behavioral Ecology 2: 90-98.
35. Brown, M.W., R. Helbig, P.T. BOAG, D.E. Gaskin and B.N. White. 1991. Sexing Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) by means of DNA markers. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69: 1971-1976.
36. Gibbs, H.L., P.T. BOAG, B.N. White, P.J. Weatherhead and L.M. Tabak. 1991. Detection of a hypervariable DNA locus in birds by hybridization with a mouse MHC probe. Molecular Biology and Evolution 8: 433-446.
37. Schaeff, C., S. Kraus, M. Brown, J. Perkins, R. Payne, D. Gaskin, P. BOAG and B.N. White. 1991. Preliminary analysis of Eubalaena glacialis and Eubalaena australis. International Whaling Commission Special Volume 13: 217-223.
38. Galbraith, D.A., P.T. BOAG, H.L. Gibbs and B.N. White. 1991. Sizing bands on autoradiograms: A study of precision for scoring DNA fingerprints. Electrophoresis. 12: 210- 220.
39. Boonstra, R. and P.T. BOAG. 1992. Spring declines in Microtus pennsylvanicus and the role of steroid hormones. Journal of Animal Ecology 61: 339-352.
40. Seutin, G., P.T. BOAG and L.M. Ratcliffe. 1992. Plumage variability in Redpolls from Churchill, Manitoba. Auk 109: 771-785.
41. Galbraith, D.A., B.N. White, R.J. Brooks and P.T. BOAG. 1992. Multiple paternity in Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) clutches detected using DNA fingerprints. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 318-324.
42. Quinn, J.S., E. Guglich, G. Seutin, R. Lau, J. Marsolais, L. Parna, P.T. BOAG and B.N. White. 1992. Characterization and assessment of an avian repetitive DNA sequence as an icterid phylogenetic marker. Genome 35: 155-162.
43. Seutin, G., P.T. BOAG and L.M. Ratcliffe. 1993. Morphometric variability in Redpolls from Churchill, Manitoba. Auk 110: 832-843.
44. Lifjeld, J., P. Dunn, R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1993. Extra-pair paternity in monogamous Tree Swallows. Animal Behaviour 45: 213-229.
45. Dunn, P.O., L.A. Whittingham, J.T. Lifjeld, R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1993. Effects of breeding density, synchrony and experience on paternity in Tree swallows. Behavioral Ecology 5: 123-129.
46. Mineau, P., P.T. BOAG and R. Beninger. 1993. The effects of physostygmine and scopolamine on memory for food caches in the Black-capped Chickadee. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 49: 363-370.
47. Mineau, P., P.T. BOAG and R. Beninger. 1994. Effects of fenitrothion on memory for cache-site locations in Black-capped Chickadees. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 13: 281-290.
48. Dunn, P.O., R.J. Robertson, D. Michaud-Freeman and P.T. BOAG. 1994. Extra-pair paternity in tree swallows: why do females mate with more than one male? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35: 273-281.
49. Meek, S.B., R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1994. Extra-pair paternity and intraspecific brood parasitism in Eastern Bluebirds revealed by DNA fingerprinting. Auk 111: 739-744.
50. Otter, K., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 1994. Extra-pair paternity in the Black-capped Chickadee. Condor 96: 218-222.
51. Hill, G.E., R. Montgomerie, C. Roeder and P.T. BOAG. 1994. Sexual selection and cuckoldry in a monogamous songbird: implications for sexual selection theory. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35: 193-199.
52. Weisman, R., D. Weary, L. Ratcliffe and P. BOAG. 1994. Sexual preferences of female zebra finches: imprinting on beak colour. Behaviour 128: 15-24.
53. Galbraith, D.A., B.N. White, R.J. Brooks, J.H. Kaufmann and P.T. BOAG. 1994. DNA fingerprinting of turtles. Journal of Herpetology 29: 285-291.
54. Weatherhead, P.J., R. Montgomerie, H.L. Gibbs and P.T. BOAG. 1994. The cost of infidelity to female red-winged blackbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 258: 315-320.
55. Freeland, J.R., S.J. Hannon, G. Dobush and P.T. BOAG. 1995. Extra-pair paternity in willow ptarmigan broods: measuring costs of polygyny to males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 36: 349-355
56. Cassady St. Clair, C., J. R. Waas, R. C. St. Clair and P. T. BOAG. 1995. Maternal infanticide in Royal Penguins. Animal Behaviour 50: 1177-1185.
57. Seutin, G., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 1995. Mitochondrial DNA homogeneity in the phenotypically diverse redpoll finch complex. Evolution 49: 593-630.
58. Weatherhead, P.J. and P.T. BOAG. 1995. Pair and extra-pair mating success relative to male quality in red-winged blackbirds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 37: 81-91.
59. Poldmaa, T., R. Montgomerie and P. BOAG. 1995. Mating system of the cooperatively breeding noisy miner Manorina melanocephala as revealed by DNA profiling. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 37: 137-143.
60. Yezerinac, S., P. Weatherhead and P.T. BOAG. 1995. Extra-pair paternity and the opportunity for sexual selection in a socially monogamous bird (Dendroica petechia). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 37: 179-188.
61. Barber, C.A., R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1996. The high frequency of extra-pair paternity in tree swallows is not an artifact of nest boxes. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 38: 425-430.
62. Yezerinac, S.M., P.J. Weatherhead and P.T. BOAG. 1997. Cuckoldry and lack of parentage dependent paternal care in yellow warblers: A cost-benefit approach. Animal Behaviour 52: 821-832.
63. Weatherhead, P.J. and P.T. BOAG. 1997. Genetic estimates of annual and lifetime reproductive success in male red-winged blackbirds. Ecology 78: 884-896.
64. MacDougall-Shackleton, E.A., R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1997. Temporary male removal increases extra-pair paternity in eastern bluebirds. Animal Behaviour 52: 1177-1183.
65. Vincek, V., C. O'huigin, Y. Satta, N. Takahata, P. T. BOAG, P. R. Grant, B. R. Grant and J. Klein. 1997. How large was the founding population of Darwin's finches? Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 264: 111-118.
66. Conrad, K.F., Clarke, M. F., R. J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1998. Paternity and the relatedness of helpers in the cooperatively breeding Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys). Condor 100: 343-349.
67. Conrad, K., R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1998. Frequency of extra-pair young increases in second broods of Eastern Phoebes. Auk 115: 497-502.
68. Briskie, J.V., R. Montgomerie, T. Poldmaa, and P.T. BOAG. 1998. Paternity and paternal care in the polygynandrous Smith's longspur. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 43: 181-190.
69. Otter, K., L. Ratcliffe, D. Michaud and P.T. BOAG. 1998. Do female Black-capped Chickadees prefer high-ranking males as extra-pair partners? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 43: 25-36.
70. Barber, C.A., R.J. Robertson and P.T. BOAG. 1998. Experimental mate replacement does not increase extra-pair paternity in tree swallows. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 265: 2187-2190.
71. Dale, J., R. Montgomerie, D. Michaud and P.T. BOAG. 1999. Frequency and timing of extrapair fertilisation in the polyandrous red phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 50-56.
72. Lougheed, S.C., C. Gascon, D.A. Jones, J.P. Bogart and P.T. BOAG. 1999. Ridges and rivers: a test of competing hypotheses of Amazonian diversification using a dart-poison frog, Epipedobates femoralis. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 266: 1829-1835.
73. Kempaeners, B., B. Congdon, P. BOAG and R. Robertson. 1999. Extra-pair paternity and egg hatchability in tree swallows: evidence for the genetic compatibility hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 10:304-311.
74. Elliott, J. K., S.C. Lougheed, B. Bateman, L. K. McPhee and P.T. BOAG. 1999. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the evolution of specialization in anemonefishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 266: 677-685.
75. Freeland, J.R. and P. T. BOAG. 1999. Phylogenetics of Darwin's finches: paraphyly in the tree finches, and two divergent lineages in the warbler finch. Auk 116: 577-588.
76. Summers, K., L. Weigt, P. BOAG and E. Bermingham,. 1999. The evolution of female parental care in poison frogs of the genus Dendrobates: evidence from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Herpetologica 55: 254-270.
77. Freeland, J.R. and P.T. BOAG. 1999. The mitochondrial and nuclear genetic homogeneity of the phenotypically diverse Darwin's Ground finches. Evolution 53: 1553­1563.
78. Conrad, K.F., R.J. Robertson and P.T.BOAG. 2000. Difficulties storing and preserving tyrant flycatcher blood samples used for genetic analyses. Condor 102: 191-193.
79. Waas, J.R., M. Caulfield, P. W. Colgan and P.T. BOAG. 2000. Colony sound facilitates sexual and agonistic activities in royal penguins. Animal Behaviour 60: 77-84.
80. BOAG, P.T. and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2000. Genetics of avian mating systems. Pp. 307-332 in M. Apollonio, M. Festa-Bianchet and D. Mainardi, eds. Vertebrate Mating Systems. World Scientific Press, Singapore.
81. Ibarguchi, G.A., T.P. Birt, K.I. Warheit, P.T. BOAG and V.L. Friesen. 2000. Microsatellite loci from common and thick-billed murres, Uria aalge and U. lomvia. Molecular Ecology 9: 638-639.
82. Gascon, C., J.R. Malcolm, J.L. Patton, M.N.F. da Silva, J.P. Bogart, S.C. Lougheed, C.A. Peres, S. Neckel & P.T. BOAG. 2000. Riverine barriers and the geographic distributions of Amazonian species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97: 13672-13677.
83. Ramsay, S.M., Otter, K.A., Mennill, D.J., Ratcliffe, L.M. & P. T. BOAG. 2000. Divorce and extrapair mating in female black-capped chickadees (Parus atricapillus): separate strategies with a common target. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology: 49: 18-23.
84. Lougheed, S.C., J.R. Freeland, P. Handford & P.T. BOAG. 2000. A molecular phylogeny of warbling-finches (Poospiza): Paraphyly in a Neotropical Emberizid genus. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 17: 367-378.
85.
Greene, E.P., B. E. Lyon, V.R. Muehter, L. Ratcliffe, S.J. Oliver and P.T. BOAG. 2000. Disruptive sexual selection for plumage coloration in a passerine bird. Nature, London 407: 1000-1003.
86. Summers, K., K. Holmes and P. BOAG. 2000. DNA fingerprinting in Minyobates minutus, the minute poison frog. Journal of Herpetology 34 (2): 310-313.
87. Chek, A.A., S.C. Lougheed, J.P. Bogart and P.T. BOAG. 2001. Perception and history: molecular phylogeny of a diverse group of Neotropical frogs, the 30-chromosome-Hyla (Anura: Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 18: 370-385.
88. Kempenaers, B., S. Everding, C. Bishop, P. BOAG & R. J. Robertson. 2001. Extra-pair paternity and the reproductive role of male floaters in the tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology: 49: 251-259
89. Tarof, S.A., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 2001. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for assigning parentage in Least Flycatchers (Empidonax minimus). Molecular Ecology Notes 1: 146-148.
90. Conrad, K.F., P.V. Johnston, C. Crossman, B. Kempenaers, R.J. Robertson, N.T. Wheelwright & P.T. BOAG. 2001. High levels of extrapair paternity in an isolated, low density, island population of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Molecular Ecology 10: 1301-1308.
91. Vallianatos, M., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. BOAG. 2001. Phylogeography and genetic characteristics of a putative secondary-contact zone of the Loggerhead Shrike in Central and Eastern North America. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 2221-2227.
92. Abbott, C.L., T. Põldmaa, S. Lougheed, M. Clarke and P.T. BOAG. 2002. Hierarchical analysis of genetic population structure in the Noisy Miner using DNA microsatellite markers. Condor 104: 652-656.
93.
Austin, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, K. Tanner, A.A. Chek, J.P. Bogart, and P.T. BOAG. 2002. A molecular perspective on the evolutionary affinities of an enigmatic neotropical frog, Allophryne ruthveni. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 134: 335-346.
94.
Austin, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, L. Neidrauer, A.A. Chek and P.T. BOAG. 2002. Cryptic lineages in a small frog: the post-glacial history of the spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer (Anura: Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25(2): 316-329.
95. Clarke, M.F., D.A. Jones, J.G. Ewen, R.J. Robertson, R. Griffiths, J. Painter, P.T. BOAG and R. Crozier. 2002. Male-biased sex ratios in broods of the cooperatively breeding Bell Miner, Manorina melanophrys. Journal of Avian Biology 33 (1): 71-76.
96. Mennill, D., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 2002. Female eavesdropping on male song contests in songbirds. Science 296 (5569): 873-873.
97. Vallianatos, M., S.C. Lougheed and P.T. BOAG. 2002. Conservation genetics of the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) in central and eastern North America. Conservation Genetics 3: 1-13.
98. Austin, J.D., S.C. Lougheed, P.E. Moler and P.T. BOAG. 2003. Phylogenetics, zoogeography, and the role of dispersal in the evolution of the Rana catesbeiana (Anura: Ranidae) species group. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 80: 601-624.
99. Austin, J.D., J.A. Dávila, S.C. Lougheed and P.T. BOAG. 2003. Genetic evidence for female-biased dispersal in the frog, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae). Molecular Ecology 12(11): 3165-3172.
100. Florescu, A., J.A Dávila, C. Scott, P. Fernando, K. Kellner, J.C. Morales, D. Melnick, P.T. BOAG and P. van Coeverden de Groot. 2003. Polymorphic microsatellites in white rhinoceros. Molecular Ecology Notes 3(3): 344-345.
101. Mennill, D.J., P.T. BOAG and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2003. The reproductive choices of eavesdropping female black-capped chickadees, Poecile atricapillus.  Naturwissenschaften 90: 577-582.
102. Kasumovic, M.M., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 2003. A method to improve confidence in paternity assignment in an open mating system. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 2073-2076.
103. Kasumovic, M.M., L.M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 2003. Song structure may differ between male and female Least Flycatchers. Wilson Bulletin 115(3): 241-245.
104. Ramsay, S.M., D.J. Mennill, K.A. Otter, L,M. Ratcliffe and P.T. BOAG. 2003. Sex allocation in black-capped chickadees Poecile atricapilla. Journal of Avian Biology 34(2): 134-139.
105. Austin, J.D., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. BOAG. 2004. Controlling for the effects of history and nonequilibrium conditions in gene flow estimates in northern bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) populations. Genetics 168: 1491-1506.
106. Austin, J.D., S.C. Lougheed & P.T. BOAG. 2004. Discordant temporal and geographic patterns in maternal lineages of eastern north American frogs, Rana catesbeiana (Ranidae) and Pseudacris crucifer (Hylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 799-816.
107. Ibarguchi, G., G.J. Gissing, A.J. Gaston, P.T. BOAG and V.L. Friesen. 2004. Male-biased mutation rates and the overestimation of extrapair paternity: problem, solution, and illustration using thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia, Alcidae). Journal of Heredity 95(3): 209-216.
108. Mennill, D. J., S.M. Ramsay, P.T. BOAG, and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2004 Patterns of extra-pair mating in relation to male dominance status and female nest placement in black-capped chickadees. Behavioral Ecology 15: 757-765.
109. Scott, C., Y. Foose, J.C. Morales, P. Fernando, D.J.  Melnick, P.T. BOAG, J.A. Davila, and P.J. van Coeverden de Groot. 2004. Optimization of novel polymorphic microsatellites in the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Molecular Ecology Notes 4(2): 194-196.
110. van Coeverden de Groot, P. and P.T. BOAG. 2004. Optimization of novel microsatellites in the muskox (Ovibos moschatus) leads to an increased estimate of muskox microsatellite diversity. 2004. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 713-715.
111. Doucet, S.M., D.J. Mennill, R. Montgomerie, P.T. BOAG and L. Ratcliffe. 2005. Achromatic plumage reflectance predicts reproductive success in male black-capped chickadees Behavioral Ecology 16: 218-222.
112. Tarof, S.A., L.M. Ratcliffe, M. Kasumovic, and P.T. BOAG. 2005.  Are least flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) clusters hidden leks? Behavioral Ecology 16: 207-217.
113. Perez-Sweeney, B.M., C. Valladares-Padua, A.S. Burrell, A. di Fiore, J. Satkoski, P.J. van Coeverden de Groot, P.T. BOAG and D.J. Melnick. 2005. Dinucleotide microsatellite primers designed for a critically endangered primate, the black lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 198'201.
114. Waas, J.R., P.W. Colgan and P.T. BOAG. 2005. Playback of colony sound alters the breeding schedule and clutch size in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) colonies. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Series B 272 (1561): 383-388.
115. Lougheed, S.C., J.D. Austin, J.P Bogart, P.T. BOAG & A.A. Chek. 2006. Multicharacter perspectives on the evolution of intraspecific differentiation in a neotropical hylid frog. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:23 (16 pages).
116. Arbogast, B.S., S.V. Drovetski, R.L. Curry, P.T. BOAG, G. Seutin, P.R. Grant, B.R. Grant and D.J. Anderson. 2006. The origin and diversification of Galápagos mockingbirds. Evolution 60: 370-382.
117. Anderson, D.J. and P.T. BOAG. 2006. No extra-pair fertilization observed in Nazca Booby (Sula granti) broods. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118: 244-247.
118. J.W. Brown, P.J. van Coeverden de Groot, T.P. Birt, G. Seutin, P.T. BOAG, V.L. Friesen. 2007. Appraisal of the consequences of the DDT-induced bottleneck on the level and geographic distribution of neutral genetic variation in Canadian peregrine falcons, Falco peregrinus. Molecular Ecology 16: 327-343.
119. Schubert, K.A., D.J. Mennill, S.M. Ramsay, K.A. Otter, P.T. Boag and L.M. Ratcliffe. 2007. Variation in social rank acquisition influences lifetime reproductive success in black-capped chickadees. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90: 85-95.

THESES BY STUDENTS UNDER MY SUPERVISION Top |
Note: some of the thesis titles given below may represent working titles subject to change

120. Jacobs, K. 1979. Social flocks of Canada geese on Toronto Islands. Trent University BSc thesis.
121.
Kidd, J. 1986. Mitochondrial DNA differentiation among Microtus subspecies.  Queen's University BSc thesis.
122.
Schwab, C. 1986. Comparison of songs between related individuals of the zebra finch Poephila guttata. Queen's University BSc thesis.
123.
Marsolais, J.V. 1987. Isolation and cloning of Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) DNA fragments. Queen's University BSc thesis.
124.
Whitworth, D. 1987. Proximate mechanisms of female mate choice colour in Zebra Finches. Queen's University MSc thesis.
125. Smith, C.A. 1988. The heritability of cranial characteristics in Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Queen's University BSc thesis.
126.
Holmes, S.B. 1988. Behavioural and reproductive correlates of reduced levels of cholinesterase activity in Zebra Finches following acute exposures to fenitrothion. Queen's University MSc thesis.
127. Plante, Y. 1988. Mitochondrial DNA variation in Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus). A study of restriction fragment length polymorphisms among and within natural populations. Queen's University PhD thesis.
128. Taylor, G.M.  1990.  The effects of ecology and phylogeny on brain structure in the anurans.  Queen's University MSc thesis.
129. Campbell, B. 1991. Molecular phylogenetics of boid snakes (Boidae). Queen's University MSc thesis.
130. Galbraith, D. 1991. Studies of mating systems in Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta) and Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) using DNA fingerprinting. Queen's University PhD thesis.
131. Seutin, G. 1991. Evolutionary relationships in the Redpoll complex (Carduelis flammea - C. hornemanni).  Queen's University PhD thesis (co-supervisor L. Ratcliffe).
132. Yoshida, E.N. 1991. An analysis of mitochondrial DNA evolution in Darwin's finches (Geospizinae).  Queen's University BSc thesis.
133.
Mineau, P. 1992. The sublethal effects of cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides with emphasis on learning and memory in birds. Queen's University PhD thesis.
134. Stevens, K.  1992.  Measuring inbreeding and relatedness with DNA fingerprinting in a captive colony of Zebra Finches (Poephila guttata).  Queen's University BSc thesis.
135.
Freeland, J.  1993.  The evolution and maintenance of monogamy in Willow Ptarmigan: A DNA fingerprinting study.  Queen's University MSc thesis.
136. Duffy, A. 1994. Molecular sex identification in the black-capped chickadee, Parus atricapillus. Queen's University BSc thesis.
137. Warbeck, M. 1995. Rufous collared sparrow mtDNA population structure. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
138. Shaw, T. 1995. MtDNA control region sequence variation in two geographically restricted South American songbirds: a pilot study. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
139. Crossman, C. 1996. Single-locus DNA profiling in the tree swallow, Tachycineta bicolor: A comparison of methods. Queen's University MSc thesis.
140. Bateman, B. 1996. Phylogeny of  anemonefishes inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences: a perspective on the evolution of host specificity. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised with S. Lougheed and J. Elliott).
141. Tanner, K. 1996. An enigmatic Neotropical frog: Can 16S rRNA gene sequence data resolve evolutionary affinities? Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised with S. Lougheed).
142. Cosh, S.M. 1996. The development of microsatellites in the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) for use in parentage analysis. Queen's University BSc thesis.
143. Campbell, B. 1996. Molecular phylogenetics and the Boidae (Serpentes: Booidea).  Queen's University PhD thesis.
144. Abbott, C. 1997. Using microsatellites to determine the population structure of noisy miners (Manorina melanocephala). Queen's University BSc thesis.
145. Freeland, J. 1997. The genetic evolutionary history of the Darwin's finches (Aves: Geospizinae). Queen's University PhD thesis.
146. Curtner, A.E. 1998. Sensitivity analysis for tests of rates of phenotypic change: Selection and drift in model systems. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
147. Neidrauer, L. 1998. Phylogeography of a North American tree frog, Pseudacris crucifer. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
148. Gjetvaj, B. 1998. Snow goose nuclear DNA homologues of mtDNA sequences. Queen's University PhD thesis (co-supervised by F. Cooke).
149. Vallianatos, M. 1999. Conservation genetics of shrikes. Queen's University MSc thesis.
150. Mutch, L. 1999. Musk-ox population genetics. Queen's University BSc thesis.
151. Mizdrak, N. 1999. Moult speed and potential correlates of quality in male Harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus), at White Rock, British Columbia. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by F. Cooke and R. Robertson).
152. Guzkowski, M. 1999. Load size variation under conditions of potential predation in the Yellow-pine chipmunk, Eutamias amoenus. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by J. Millar).
153. Koscinski, D. 2000. Historical and ecological correlates of diversification in an Amazonian Frog. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
154. Westoll, A. 2000. Microsatellite markers for rhino conservation genetics. Queen's University BSc thesis.
155.
Corestine, L. 2000. An analysis of geographic variation in the howling of wolves. Queen's University BSc thesis (co-supervised by J. Theberge).
156. Gardiner, R. 2000. The use of microsatellites to determine genetic diversity and paternity in bottle-necked populations of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Queen's University BSc thesis.
157.
de Groot, Peter. 2001. Conservation genetics of Musk-ox populations. Queen's University PhD thesis.
158. Saunders, B. 2001. The utility of microsatellite markers for determining the mating system of polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Queen's University BSc thesis.
159. Scott, C. 2002. An initial assessment of microsatellite variability among Black, White, Indian and Sumatran rhinoceros species. Queen's University BSc thesis.
160. Florescu, A. 2002. Microsatellite analysis of parentage and diversity in white rhinoceros (Cerathoterium simum). Queen's University BSc thesis.
161.
McPhee. L. 2002. Population genetics of corals. Queen's University PhD thesis.
162. Croteau, E.K. 2002. Conservation genetics of a declining songbird, the Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri breweri) in a fragmented landscape. Queen's University MSc thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
163. Kasumovic, M.M. 2002. Mechanisms of territory formation and the consequences of position in a last flycatcher cluster. Queen's University MSc thesis (co-supervised by L. Ratcliffe).
164. Walker, K. 2003. Simulation of mutation models. Queen's University BSc thesis.
165.
Berkok, J. 2003. Black rhino population genetics. Queen's University BSc thesis.
166.
Austin, James. 2003. Multi-scale perspectives on the genetic structure of a widespread amphibian, the North American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Queen's University PhD thesis (co-supervised by S. Lougheed).
167. Serre, K. 2004. Feasibility of obtaining microsatellite genotypes from white rhino bones and initial estimate of microsatellite variability in Kruger National Park white rhinos. Queen's University BSc thesis.
168.
Enright, J. 2004. Modeling parentage assignment bias due to microsatellite mutation model assumptions. Queen's University BSc thesis.
169. Saunders, B. 2005. The mating system of polar bears in the central Canadian Arctic. Queen's University MSc thesis.
170. Kim, M. 2005. Black rhino population structure. Queen's University MSc thesis, in progress.
171. Derry, A. 2005. Population genetics of cladocern colonists. Queen's University PhD thesis (co-supervised by S. Arnott), in progress.
172. Scott, C. 2005. Rhino conservation genetics. Queen's University MSc thesis, in progress.

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