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In Review

Peer-reviewed publications (click on images a pdf)

19. Duclos, T., W.V. DeLuca, D.I. King. 2019. Direct and indirect effects of climate on bird abundance along elevation gradients in the northern Appalachians. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12968

18. Ralston, J., L. Lorenc, M. Montes, J.J. Kirchman, W.V. DeLuca, B.K. Woodworth, S.A. MacKenzie, A. Newman, H. Cooke, N.E. Freeman, A.O. Sutton, L. Tauzer, D.R. Norris. 2019. Length plymorphisms at two candidate genes explain variation of migratory behaviors in geolocator tagged blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata). Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5436


17. DeLuca, W.V., B.K. Woodworth, S.A. Mackenzie, A. Newman, H. Cooke, L.M. Phillips, K. Freeman, A.O. Sutton, C. McIntyre, I.J. Stenhouse, S. Weidensaul, P.D. Taylor, and D.R. Norris. A boreal songbird’s 20,000 km migration across North America and the Atlantic Ocean. Ecology. 100(5) DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2651

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16. McGarigal, K., B.W. Compton, E.B. Plunkett, W.V. DeLuca, J. Grand, E. Ene, S.D. Jackson. 2018. A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation. Landscape Ecology. DOI:10.1007/s10980-018-0653-9


15. McGarigal, K., E.B. Plunkett, L.L. Wiley, B.W. Compton, W.V. DeLuca, J. Grand. 2018. Modelling urban growth in the northeastern United States: the SPRAWL model and the ecological impacts of urban growth. Landscape and Urban Planning. 177:178-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.018

14. Loman, Z.G., W.V. DeLuca, D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2018. Assessing landscape capability models as a tool to predict fine-scale forest bird occupancy and abundance. Landscape Ecology. DOI:s10980-017-0582-z

13. Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. DeLuca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2017. Validating landscape capability as a predictor of upland game bird abundance and occurrence. Journal of Wildlife Management. 81:1110-1116. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21265

12. DeLuca, W.V. and D.I. King. 2017. Montane birds shift downslope despite recent warming in the northern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Ornithology. 158:493-505. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-016-1414-7


11. Ralston, J., W.V. DeLuca, R. Feldman, D.I. King. 2017. Population trends influence a species ability to track climate change. Global Change Biology. 23:1390-1399. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13478


10. Ralston, J., W.V. DeLuca, R. Feldman, D.I. King. 2016. Realized climate niche breadth varies with population trend and distribution in North American birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25:1173-1180. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12490


9. DeLuca, W.V., B.K. Woodworth, C. Rimmer, P.P. Marra, P.D. Taylor, K. McFarland, S.A. Mackenzie, D.R. Norris. 2015. Transoceanic migration of a 12 g songbird. Biology Letters. 11: 20141045. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.1045


8. Ralston, J., D.I. King, W.V. DeLuca, G.J. Niemi, M.J. Glennon, J.C. Scarl, J.D. Lambert. 2015. Analysis of combined data sets yields trend estimates for vulnerable spruce-fir birds in northern United States. Biological Conservation. 187:270-278. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.04.029


7. DeLuca, W.V. and D. King. 2014. Influence of hiking trails on montane birds. Journal of Wildlife Management. 78:494-502. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.675


6. DeLuca, W.V., Holberton, R., P. Hunt and B.C. Eliason. 2013. Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

5. Studds, C.E., W.V. DeLuca, R.S. King, M.E. Baker, P.P. Marra. 2012. Land cover and rainfall interact to shape waterbird community composition. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35969.


4. DeLuca, W.V., C.E. Studds, R.S. King, P.P. Marra. 2008. Coastal urbanization and waterbird community integrity: threshold responses and the importance of scale. Biological Conservation 141:2669-2678.


3. King, R.S., W.V. DeLuca, D.F. Whigham, P.P. Marra. 2007. Threshold effects of coastal urbanization on Phragmites australis (common reed) abundance and foliar Nitrogen in Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries and Coasts 30:469-481.


2. DeLuca, W.V., C.E. Studds, L.L. Rockwood, P.P. Marra. 2004. Influence of land use on the integrity of marsh bird communities of Chesapeake Bay, USA. Wetlands 24:837-847.


1. Lopez-Ortiz, R., E.A. Ventosa-Febles, L.R. Reitsma, D. Hengstenberg, and W.V. DeLuca. 2002. Increasing nest success in the Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) in southwest Puerto Rico. Biological Conservation 108:259-263.

Curriculum Vitae

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