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Windsor!, R.E., J.E. Fegely!, and D.R. Ardia. 2013. Factors affecting the thermal insulation properties of tree swallow nests. Journal of Avian Biology 44. PDF

Butler, M., Stahlschmidt, Z.R., Ardia, D.R., Davies, S., Guilette, L, Johnson, N., McCormick, S., McGraw, K.J., and D. DeNardo. 2013 Thermal sensitivity of immune function: evidence against a generalist-specialist tradeoff among endothermic and ectothermic vertebrates. American Naturalist 181:761-784. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2013. The effects of nestbox thermal environment on fledging success and haematocrit in Tree Swallows. Avian Biology Research 6:1-6. PDF

Ardia, D.R., J.E. Gantz!, B.C. Schneider!, and S. Strebel!. 2012 Costs of immunity: an induced immune response increases metabolic rate and decreases antimicrobial activity in insects. Functional Ecology 26:732-739. PDF

Stager, M., E. Lopresti, F.  Angulo, D. R. Ardia, D. Caceres, C.B. Cooper, E.E. Ińigo-Elias, J. Molina, N. Taylor, & D.W. Winkler. 2012. Reproductive biology of a narrowly endemic Tachycineta swallow in dry, seasonal forest in coastal Peru. Ornitología Neotropical 23:95-112. PDF

Ardia, D.R., L. Vogel, and H. Parmentier. 2011. The role of constraints and limitation in driving individual variation in immune response. Special Issue of Functional Ecology on Ecological Immunology (L.B. Martin, D.R. Ardia, D.M. Hawley, editors.). 21:61-73. PDF

Martin, L.B., D.M. Hawley, and D.R. Ardia. An introduction to ecological immunology. Functional Ecology 21:1-4. PDF

Ardia, D.R., D.R. Broughton!, and M. Gleicher!. 2010. Short-term exposure to testosterone increases dominance interactions and enhances bill color in zebra finches. Hormones and Behavior 58:526-532. PDF

Lambrechts, M.M., Adriaensen, F., D.R. Ardia, ….53 others. In press. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica. 45:1-26. PDF

Ardia, D.R., J.H. Peréz!, and E.D. Clotfelter. 2010. Experimental cooling during incubation leads to reduced innate immunity and body condition in nestling tree swallows. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 277:1881-1888. PDF

Morrison!, E., Ardia, D.R. & E.D. Clotfelter. 2009. Cross-fostering reveals sources of variation in innate immunity and hematocrit in nestling tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology 40:573-576 PDF

Evans!, L.E., Ardia, D.R. & J.E.C. Flux. 2009. Breeding synchrony through social stimulation in a spatially-segregated population of European starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Animal Behaviour 78:671-675. PDF

Stenzler, L. M., C.A. Makarewich, A. Coulon, D.R. Ardia, I.J. Lovette and D.W Winkler. 2009. Subtle edge-of-range genetic structuring in transcontinentally distributed North American Tree Swallows. Condor 111:470-478. PDF

Ardia, D.R., J.H. Peréz!, E.K. Chad!, M.A. Voss, and E.D. Clotfelter. 2009. Temperature and life history: Experimental heating leads female tree swallows to modulate egg temperature and incubation behavior. Journal of Animal Ecology. 78:4-13. PDF

Peréz*!, J.H., Ardia, D.R.*, E.K. Chad, and E.D. Clotfelter. 2008. Experimental heating reveals nest temperature affects nestling condition in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Biology Letters 4:468-471.* = Both authors contributed equally  PDF

Ardia, D.R. and K.A. Schat. 2008. Ecoimmunology. In: The Immunology of Birds (editors F. Davison, B. Kaspers and K. A. Schat. Elsevier. In Press.

Ardia, D.R. 2007. Site and sex-level differences in adult feeding behaviour and its consequences to offspring quality in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) following brood size manipulation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:847-854. PDF

Clotfelter*, E.D., D.R. Ardia*, and K.J. McGraw. 2008. Red fish, blue fish: Tradeoffs between pigmentation and immunity in Betta splendens. Behavioral Ecology. 18:1139-1145. * = Both authors contributed equally PDF

McGraw, K.J. and D.R. Ardia. 2007. Do carotenoids buffer testosterone-induced immunosuppression?: An experimental test in a colorful song bird. Biology Letters. 3:375-378. Press Coverage PDF

Ardia, D.R. and E.D. Clotfelter. 2007. Individual quality and age affect responses to an energetic constraint in a cavity-nesting bird. Behavioral Ecology 18:259-266. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2007. The ability to mount multiple immune responses simultaneously varies across the range of the tree swallow. Ecography 30:23-30 PDF

Ardia, D.R. and E.B. Rice. 2006. Variation in heritability of immune function in the tree swallow. Evolutionary Ecology. 20:491-500. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2006. Geographic variation in the trade-off between nestling growth rate and body condition in the Tree Swallow. Condor. 108:601-611. PDF

Ardia, D.R., J.H. Peréz!, and E.D. Clotfelter. 2006. Nest box orientation affects internal temperature and nest site selection by Tree Swallows. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:339-344. PDF ! = undergraduate author.

Ardia, D.R., M.W. Wasson, and D.W. Winkler. 2006. Prey abundance and individual quality influence yolk and egg size and egg composition in tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology. 37:252-259. PDF

Ardia, D.R. and E.D. Clotfelter. 2006. A novel application of an immunological technique reveals the immunosuppressive effects of phytoestrogens in Betta splendens . Journal of Fish Biology. 68a:144-149. PDF

Ardia, D.R., C.B. Cooper, and A.A. Dhondt. 2006. Warm temperatures lead to early onset of incubation, shorter incubation and greater hatching asynchrony in tree swallows at the extremes of their range. Journal of Avian Biology. 37:137-142. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2006. Glycated hemoglobin and albumin reflect nestling growth and condition in American kestrels. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A . 143:62-66. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2005. Tree swallows tradeoff immune function and reproductive effort differently across their range. Ecology. 86:2040-2046. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2005. Individual quality mediates tradeoffs between reproductive effort and immune function in tree swallows. Journal of Animal Ecology. 74:517-524. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2005. Cross-fostering reveals an effect of spleen size and body condition on immune responses in nestling European starlings. Oecologia. 145:326-333. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2005. Super size me: an experimental test of factors affecting lipid content and the ability of residual body mass to predict lipid levels in nestling European starlings. Functional Ecology 19:414-420. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2005. Natural selection and variation: a lesson using museum specimens. American Biology Teacher. 67:468-473. PDF

McGraw, K.J. and D.R. Ardia. 2005. Sex differences in carotenoid status and immune performance in zebra finches. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7:251-262 PDF

McGraw, K.J. and D.R. Ardia. 2004. Immunoregulatory activity of different dietary carotenoids in zebra finches. Chemoecology. 14:21-29. PDF

Ardia, D.R., K.A. Schat, and D.W. Winkler. 2003.  Reproductive effort decreases long-term immunity in breeding tree swallows. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 270:1679-1683. PDF

McGraw, K.J. and D.R. Ardia. 2003. Carotenoids, immunocompetence, and the information content of sexual colors: an experimental test. American Naturalist. 162:704-712. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2002. Energetic consequences of sex-related habitat segregation in wintering American kestrels. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80:516-523. PDF

Ardia, D.R. and K.L. Bildstein. 2001. Sex-related differences in habitat use in wintering American Kestrels. Auk 118:746-749. PDF

Ardia, D.R. 2001. Winter roosting behavior of American kestrels. Journal of Raptor Research 35:58-60. PDF

Ardia, D.R. and K.L. Bildstein. 1997. Sex-related differences in habitat selection in wintering American kestrels (Falco sparverius ). Animal Behaviour 53: 1305-1311 PDF.