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No. 344
August 2013


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Small Migratory Birds Age Faster in Stressful Places


Adapted from the University of Maine

Small migratory male birds that winter in a stressful environment age faster than those that winter in a high-quality habitat, according to research stemming from a collaborative National Science Foundation grant between the University of Maine and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The team of biologists, led by former postdoctoral researcher Frédéric Angelier working under the direction of University of Maine Professor of Biological Sciences Rebecca Holberton, focused on telomeres—the long, repetitive noncoding sequences of DNA at the end of chromosomes that protect chromosomes from degradation and play a role in the aging process.

A male American redstart (Photo by Dan Pancamo)

A male American redstart (Photo by Dan Pancamo)

The researchers found that telomeres of male American redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla) that winter in the arid Jamaican scrub habitat shortened significantly faster than telomeres of male American redstarts that winter in a lush Jamaican black mangrove forest. The findings, published in the journal Functional Ecology, suggest birds' nonbreeding environment impacts the rate of telomere shortening and has important indirect effects on migratory bird population, the team says.

The researchers also found males with shorter telomeres are less likely to return to the nonbreeding territory the ensuing year than those with longer telomeres, confirming previous studies that telomere length is related to survival in vertebrates. American redstarts generally arrive in the Font Hill Nature Preserve in Jamaica in mid-September, where they remain until spring migration in April or May.

The NSF project is part of a long-term collaboration between Holberton and Peter Marra, a research scientist at the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Center. Holberton is a migratory bird expert who researches how external and internal factors affect avian survival. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration.


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Celine, E., Philippe, M., Astrid, V., Catherine, B., Musampa, C., and Pierre, D. 2013. National forest cover change in Congo Basin: deforestation, reforestation, degradation and regeneration for the years 1990, 2000 and 2005. Global Change Biol. 19(4):1173-1187.

Cerda, C., Ponce, A., and Zappi, M. 2013. Using choice experiments to understand public demand for the conservation of nature: A case study in a protected area of Chile. J. Nature Conserv. 21(3):143-153.

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Chang, X., Quan, R.C., and Wang, L. 2013. Bird conservation in extremely small tropical rainforest patches in southwest China. Biol. Conserv. 158:188-195.

Cheek, M., and Jebb, M. 2013. Identification and typification of Nepenthes blancoi, with N. abalata sp. nov. from the western Visayas, Philippines. Nord. J. Bot. 31(2):151-156.

Chen, X.H., Guan, J.J., Ding, R., Zhang, Q., Ling, X.Z., Qu, B., and Zhang, L.J. 2013. Conservation genetics of the endangered terrestrial orchid Liparis japonica in Northeast China based on AFLP markers. Plant Syst. Evol. 299(4):691-698.

Chiron, F., and Julliard, R. 2013. Assessing the effects of trapping on pest bird species at the country level. Biol. Conserv. 158:98-106.

Chung, M.Y., Chung, J.M., López-Pujol, J., Park, S.J., and Chung, M.G. 2013. Genetic diversity in three species of Forsythia (Oleaceae) endemic to Korea: implications for population history, taxonomy, and conservation. Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 47:80-92.

Clausen, K.K., Stjernholm, M., and Clausen, P. 2013. Grazing management can counteract the impacts of climate change-induced sea level rise on salt marsh-dependent waterbirds. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(2):528-537.

Coleman, R.A., Weeks, A.R., and Hoffmann, A.A. 2013. Balancing genetic uniqueness and genetic variation in determining conservation and translocation strategies: a comprehensive case study of threatened dwarf galaxias, Galaxiella pusilla (Mack) (Pisces: Galaxiidae). Mol. Ecol. 22(7):1820-1835.

Colson, K.E., Brinkman, T.J., Person, D.K., and Hundertmark, K.J. 2013. Fine-scale social and spatial genetic structure in Sitka black-tailed deer. Conserv. Genet. 14(2):439-449.

Compton, M., and Taylor, C. 2013. Spatial scale effects on habitat associations of the Ashy Darter, Etheostoma cinereum, an imperiled fish in the southeast United States. Ecol. Freshw. Fish 22(2):178-191.

Conradie, B., Treurnicht, M., Esler, K., and Gaertner, M. 2013. Conservation begins after breakfast: the relative importance of opportunity cost and identity in shaping private landholder participation in conservation. Biol. Conserv. 158:334-341.

Conroy, C.J., Rowe, K.C., Rowe, K.M.C., Kamath, P.L., Aplin, K.P., Hui, L., James, D.K., Moritz, C., and Patton, J.L. 2013. Cryptic genetic diversity in Rattus of the San Francisco Bay region, California. Biol. Invasions 15(4):741-758.

Ćosić, N., Říčanová, Š., Bryja, J., Penezić, A., and Ćirović, D. 2013. Do rivers and human-induced habitat fragmentation affect genetic diversity and population structure of the European ground squirrel at the edge of its Pannonian range? Conserv. Genet. 14(2):345-354.

Coscia, I., Robins, P.E., Porter, J.S., Malham, S.K., and Ironside, J.E. 2013. Modelled larval dispersal and measured gene flow: seascape genetics of the common cockle Cerastoderma edule in the southern Irish Sea. Conserv. Genet. 14(2):451-466.

Cosentino, B.J., Schooley, R.L., Bestelmeyer, B.T., and Coffman, J.M. 2013. Response of lizard community structure to desert grassland restoration mediated by a keystone rodent. Biodivers. Conserv. 22(4):921-935.

Costanza, J.K., Weiss, J., and Moody, A. 2013. Examining the knowing-doing gap in the conservation of a fire-dependent ecosystem. Biol. Conserv. 158:107-115.

Cox, C.E., Jones, C.D., Wares, J.P., Castillo, K.D., McField, M.D., and Bruno, J.F. 2013. Genetic testing reveals some mislabeling but general compliance with a ban on herbivorous fish harvesting in Belize. Conserv. Lett. 6(2):132-140.

Cristescu, R.H., Rhodes, J., Frére, C., and Banks, P.B. 2013. Is restoring flora the same as restoring fauna? Lessons learned from koalas and mining rehabilitation. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(2):423-431.

Croak, B.M., Webb, J.K., and Shine, R. 2013. The benefits of habitat restoration for rock-dwelling velvet geckos Oedura lesueurii. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(2):432-439.

Cushman, S.A., Shirk, A.J., and Landguth, E.L. 2013. Landscape genetics and limiting factors. Conserv. Genet. 14(2):263-274.

da Silva, A.G., Campos-Arceiz, A., and Zavada, M.S. 2013. On tapir ecology, evolution and conservation: what we know and future perspectives - part II. Integr. Zool. 8(1):1-3.

Danieli-Silva, A., and Varassin, I.G. 2013. Breeding system and thrips (Thysanoptera) pollination in the endangered tree Ocotea porosa (Lauraceae): implications for conservation. Plant Species Biol. 28(1):31-40.

Das, C.S. 2013. Declining snake population-why and how: a case study in the Mangrove Swamps of Sundarban, India. Eur. J. Wildlife Res. 59(2):227-235.

Davies, R.J.P., Whalen, M.A., Mackay, D.A., Taylor, D., and Pisanu, P. 2013. Does soil seed bank diversity limit post-fire regeneration in small, fragmented, long-unburnt remnants of fire adapted vegetation? Biol. Conserv. 158:287-295.

de Araújo, W.S., Scareli-Santos, C., Guilherme, F.A.G., and Cuevas-Reyes, P. 2013. Comparing galling insect richness among Neotropical savannas: effects of plant richness, vegetation structure and super-host presence. Biodivers. Conserv. 22(4):1083-1094.

De Carvalho, A.L.G. 2013. On the distribution and conservation of the South American lizard genus Tropidurus Wied-Neuwied, 1825 (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Zootaxa 3640(1):42-56.

De la Mora, A., Murnen, C.J., and Philpott, S.M. 2013. Local and landscape drivers of biodiversity of four groups of ants in coffee landscapes. Biodivers. Conserv. 22(4):871-888.

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Dijkstra, J.A., Lambert, W.J., and Harris, L.G. 2013. Introduced species provide a novel temporal resource that facilitates native predator population growth. Biol. Invasions 15(4):911-919.

Ditner, N., Balmer, O., Beck, J., Blick, T., Nagel, P., and Luka, H. 2013. Effects of experimentally planting non-crop flowers into cabbage fields on the abundance and diversity of predators. Biodivers. Conserv. 22(4):1049-1061.

Dolek, M., Freese-Hager, A., Geyer, A., Balletto, E., and Bonelli, S. 2013. Multiple oviposition and larval feeding strategies in Euphydryas maturna (Linne, 1758) (Nymphalidae) at two disjoint European sites. J. Insect Conserv. 17(2):357-366.

Draper, C., and Bekoff, M. 2013. Animal welfare and the importance of compassionate conservation - a comment on McMahon et al. (2012). Biol. Conserv. 158:422-423.

Dresser, C., and Swanson, B. 2013. Preemptive legislation inhibits the anthropogenic spread of an aquatic invasive species, the rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Biol. Invasions 15(5):1049-1056.

Drinan, T.J., Foster, G.N., Nelson, B.H., O'Halloran, J., and Harrison, S.S.C. 2013. Macroinvertebrate assemblages of peatland lakes: assessment of conservation value with respect to anthropogenic land-cover change. Biol. Conserv. 158:175-187.

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Duthie, C., and Lester, P.J. 2013. Reduced densities of the invasive wasp, Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), did not alter the invertebrate community composition of Nothofagus forests in New Zealand. Environ. Entomol. 42(2):223-230.

Earl of Cranbrook, and Piper, P.J. 2013. Paleontology to policy: the Quaternary history of Southeast Asian tapirs (Tapiridae) in relation to large mammal species turnover, with a proposal for conservation of Malayan tapir by reintroduction to Borneo. Integr. Zool. 8(1):95-120.

Edwards, F.A., Edwards, D.P., Hamer, K.C., and Davies, R.G. 2013. Impacts of logging and conversion of rainforest to oil palm on the functional diversity of birds in Sundaland. Ibis 155(2):313-326.

Egler, M., Egler, C.A.G., Franz, B., de Araujo, M.S.M., and de Freitas, M.A.V. 2013. Indicators of deforestation in the Southern Brazilian Pre-Amazon. Reg. Environ. Change 13(2):263-271.

Enge, S., Nylund, G.M., and Pavia, H. 2013. Native generalist herbivores promote invasion of a chemically defended seaweed via refuge-mediated apparent competition. Ecol. Lett. 16(4):487-492.

Ewen, J.G., Adams, L., and Renwick, R. 2013. New Zealand species recovery groups and their role in evidence-based conservation. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(2):281-285.

Falcucci, A., Maiorano, L., Tempio, G., Boitani, L., and Ciucci, P. 2013. Modeling the potential distribution for a range-expanding species: wolf recolonization of the Alpine range. Biol. Conserv. 158:63-72.

Faleiro, F.V., Machado, R.B., and Loyola, R.D. 2013. Defining spatial conservation priorities in the face of land-use and climate change. Biol. Conserv. 158:248-257.

Fennell, M., Murphy, J.E., Gallagher, T., and Osborne, B. 2013. Simulating the effects of climate change on the distribution of an invasive plant, using a high resolution, local scale, mechanistic approach: challenges and insights. Global Change Biol. 19(4):1262-1274.

Fenu, G., Cogoni, D., Ulian, T., and Bacchetta, G. 2013. The impact of human trampling on a threatened coastal Mediterranean plant: the case of Anchusa littorea Moris (Boraginaceae). Flora 208(2):104-110.

Fergnani, P.N., Sackmann, P., and Ruggiero, A. 2013. The spatial variation in ant species composition and functional groups across the Subantarctic-Patagonian transition zone. J. Insect Conserv. 17(2):295-305.

Ferreira, F.S., Fernandes-Ferreira, H., Neto, N.A.L., Brito, S.V., and Alves, R.R.N. 2013. The trade of medicinal animals in Brazil: current status and perspectives. Biodivers. Conserv. 22(4):839-870.

Fischer, L.K., von der Lippe, M., and Kowarik, I. 2013. Urban grassland restoration: which plant traits make desired species successful colonizers? Appl. Veg. Sci. 16(2):272-285.

Fisichelli, N.A., Frelich, L.E., Reich, P.B., and Eisenhauer, N. 2013. Linking direct and indirect pathways mediating earthworms, deer, and understory composition in Great Lakes forests. Biol. Invasions 15(5):1057-1066.

Floury, M., Usseglio-Polatera, P., Ferreol, M., Delattre, C., and Souchon, Y. 2013. Global climate change in large European rivers: long-term effects on macroinvertebrate communities and potential local confounding factors. Global Change Biol. 19(4):1085-1099.

Flower, C.E., Knight, K.S., and Gonzalez-Meler, M.A. 2013. Impacts of the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) induced ash (Fraxinus spp.) mortality on forest carbon cycling and successional dynamics in the eastern United States. Biol. Invasions 15(4):931-944.

Foster, N.L., Foggo, A., and Howell, K.L. 2013. Using species-area relationships to inform baseline conservation targets for the deep North East Atlantic. PLoS ONE 8(3):e58941.

Fouquet, A., Pineau, K., Rodrigues, M.T., Mailles, J., Schneider, J.B., Ernst, R., and Dewynter, M. 2013. Endemic or exotic: the phylogenetic position of the Martinique Volcano Frog Allobates chalcopis (Anura: Dendrobatidae) sheds light on its origin and challenges current conservation strategies. Syst. Biodivers. 11(1):87-101.

Frei, B., Fyles, J.W., and Nocera, J.J. 2013. Maladaptive habitat use of a North American woodpecker in population decline. Ethology 119(5):377-388.

Frey, J.K. 2013. Re-evaluation of the evidence for the importation of red foxes from Europe to colonial America: origins of the southeastern red fox (Vulpes vulpes fulva). Biol. Conserv. 158:74-79.

Frisch, D., Havel, J.E., and Weider, L.J. 2013. The invasion history of the exotic freshwater zooplankter Daphnia lumholtzi (Cladocera, Crustacea) in North America: a genetic analysis. Biol. Invasions 15(4):817-828.

Fuentes, M.M.P.B., Pike, D.A., Dimatteo, A., and Wallace, B.P. 2013. Resilience of marine turtle regional management units to climate change. Global Change Biol. 19(5):1399-1406.

Fuentes, N., Pauchard, A., Sánchez, P., Esquivel, J., and Marticorena, A. 2013. A new comprehensive database of alien plant species in Chile based on herbarium records. Biol. Invasions 15(4):847-858.

Fukasawa, K., Hashimoto, T., Tatara, M., and Abe, S. 2013. Reconstruction and prediction of invasive mongoose population dynamics from history of introduction and management: a Bayesian state-space modelling approach. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(2):469-478.

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