University of Connecticut

Publications

(all venues combined)

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Elphick, C.S., and C.R. Field. 2014.  Monitoring indicators of climate change along long Island Sound: A simple protocol for collecting baseline data on marsh migration. Wetland Science and Practice 31: 7-9. [link]

Reed, J.M., C.R. Field, M.D. Silbernagle, A. Nadig, K. Goebel, A. Dibben-Young, P. Donaldson, and C.S. Elphick. 2014. Application of the complete-data likelihood to estimate monthly juvenile and annual adult survival for the endangered Hawaiian stilt. Animal Conservation.  [pdf]

Dardanelli, S., J.E. Jiménez, R.O. Vásquez, and C. Elphick. 2014. Introduction to the singularities of the Magellanic sub-Antarctic avifauna. In: Magellanic Sub-Antarctic ornithology: First decade of long-term bird studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile (R. Rozzi and J.E. Jiménez, eds.). University of North Texas Press. pp. 131-133. [link]

Elphick, C., J.E. Jiménez, R. Reyes, and R. Rozzi. 2014. Introduction to the seasonal dynamics of the sub- Antarctic bird communities in different habitat types of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. In: Magellanic Sub-Antarctic ornithology: First decade of long-term bird studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile (R. Rozzi and J.E. Jiménez, eds.). University of North Texas Press. pp. 185-187. [link]

Lewis, L.R., E. Behling, H. Gousse, E. Qian, C.S. Elphick, J.-F. Lamarre, J. Bêty, J. Liebezeit, R. Rozzi, and B. Goffinet. 2014. First evidence of bryophyte diaspores in the plumage of transequatorial migrant birds. PeerJ. 2:e424 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.424.  Featured in Science here and on the BBC here.

Elphick, C.S. 2014. Review of: Bart, Johnston, Smith and Rausch (Eds). Arctic Shorebirds in North America: A Decade of Monitoring. Studies in Avian Biology, Number 44. Quarterly Review of Biology 89: 73-74. [pdf]

Hill, J.M., J. Walsh, A.I. Kovach, and C.S. Elphick. 2013. Male-skewed sex ratio in Saltmarsh Sparrow nestlings. Condor 115:411-420. [pdf]

Meiman, S., and C.S. Elphick. 2012. Evaluating habitat-association models for the Saltmarsh Sparrow. Condor 114:856-864. [pdf]

Meiman, S., D. Civco, K. Holsinger, and C.S. Elphick. 2012. Comparing habitat models using ground-based and remote sensing data: saltmarsh sparrow presence versus nesting. Wetlands 32:725-736. [pdf]

Bayard, T.S., and C.S. Elphick. 2012. Testing for conspecific attraction in an obligate saltmarsh bird: Can behavior be used to aid marsh restoration? Wetlands 32:521-529. [pdf]

Hill, J.M., and C.S. Elphick. 2011. Are grassland passerines especially susceptible to negative transmitter impacts? Wildlife Society Bulletin 35: 362-367. [pdf]

Bayard, T.S., and C.S. Elphick. 2011. Planning for sea level rise: Quantifying patterns of Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) nest flooding under current sea level conditions.  Auk 128: 393-403. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2011. Review of: del Hoyo, Elliott and Christie (Eds). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-‐Shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Quarterly Review of Biology 86: 149-150. [pdf]

Reed, J.M., C.S. Elphick, E.N. Ieno, and A.F. Zuur. 2011. Long-term population trends of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds. Population Ecology 53: 473-481. [pdf]  Featured in Conservation Magazine here and by the American Bird Conservancy here.

Elphick, C.S., K. C. Parsons, M. Fasola, and L. Mugica. 2010. Ecology and conservation of birds in rice fields: a global review. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1). 246 pp. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2010. Why study birds in rice fields? Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1): 1-7. [pdf]

King, S., C.S. Elphick, D. Guadagnin, O. Taft, and T. Amano. 2010. Effects of landscape features on waterbird use of rice fields. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1): 151-159. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., O. Taft, and P. Lourenço. 2010. Management of rice fields for birds during the non-growing seaons. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1): 181-192. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., P. Baicich, K. C. Parsons, M. Fasola, and L. Mugica. 2010. The future for research on waterbirds in rice fields. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1): 231-243. [pdf]

Bayard, T.S., and C.S. Elphick. 2010. Using spatial point pattern assessment to understand the social and environmental mechanisms driving avian habitat selection. Auk 127: 485-494. [pdf]

Bayard, T.S., and C.S. Elphick. 2010. How area sensitivity in birds is studied. Conservation Biology 24: 938-947. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., D.L. Roberts, and J.M. Reed. 2010. Estimated dates of recent extinctions for North American and Hawaiian birds. Biological Conservation 143: 617-624. [pdf]  Featured on Conservation Maven here.  Updated data set here (18 Jan 2010).

Zuur, A.F., E.N. Ieno, and C.S. Elphick. 2010. A protocol for data exploration to avoid common statistical problems.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 3-14. [pdf]

Hill, C.E., C. Gjerdrum, C.S. Elphick. 2010. Extreme levels of multiple mating characterize the mating system of the Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus). Auk 127: 300-307. [pdf]  Featured on the BBC here and on discovery.com here (with great video from birdfilms.com).

Roberts, D.L., C.S. Elphick, and J.M. Reed. 2010. Identifying anomalous reports of putatively extinct species and why it matters. Conservation Biology 24: 189-196. [pdf] [erratum]

Ippi, S., C.B. Anderson, R. Rozzi, and C.S. Elphick. 2009. Annual variation of abundance and composition in forest bird assemblages on Navarino Island, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile. Ornitologia Neotropical 20: 231-245. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2009. Evidence that Mute Swans are native to North America is lacking. Picoides 22(1): 20-23. [pdf]

Vogel, R.M., J.R.M. Hosking, C.S. Elphick, D.L. Roberts, and J.M. Reed. 2009. Goodness of fit of probability distributions for sightings as species approach extinction. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 71: 701-719.  [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2008. Editor’s choice: New research on wind farms. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1840. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2008. How you count counts: the importance of methods research in applied ecology. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1313-1320. [pdf]

Eadie, J.M., C.S. Elphick, K.J. Reinecke, and M.R. Miller. 2008. Wildlife values of North American ricelands.  In: Conservation in Ricelands of North America (S. W. Manley, ed.). The Rice Foundation.  pp. 7-90. [info here]

Gjerdrum, C., K. Sullivan-Wiley, E. King, M.A. Rubega, and C.S. Elphick. 2008. Egg and chick fates during tidal flooding of Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow nests. Condor 110: 579-584. [pdf]

Gjerdrum, C., C.S. Elphick, and M. Rubega. 2008. How well can we model numbers and productivity of Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows (Ammodramus caudacutus) using habitat features? Auk 125: 608-617. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2008. Landscape effects on waterbird densities in California rice fields: taxonomic differences, scale-dependence, and conservation implications. Waterbirds 31: 62-69. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., J.M. Hill and M. Rubega 2008. State of the saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrows.  In: Connecticut State of the Birds: Conservation birds and their habitats. (M. Bull, ed.) Connecticut Audubon Society. pp. 5-9. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., A.F. Zuur, and E.N. Ieno. 2007. Investigating the effects of rice farming on aquatic birds with mixed modelling. In: Analysing Ecological Data (A.F. Zuur, E.N. Ieno, and G.M. Smith, eds.). Springer. pp.  417-434. [link]

Reed, J.M., C.S. Elphick, A.F. Zuur, and E.N. Ieno. 2007. Time series analysis of Hawaiian waterbirds.  In: Analysing Ecological Data (A.F. Zuur, E.N. Ieno, and G.M. Smith, eds.). Springer. pp.  615-631. [pdf]

Sibley, D.A., L.R. Bevier, M.A. Patten, and C.S. Elphick. 2007. Ivory-billed or pileated woodpecker?  Science 315: 1495-1496. [pdf]

Ellis, M.M., and C.S. Elphick. 2007. Using a stochastic model to examine the ecological, economic and ethical consequences of population control in a charismatic invasive species: mute swans in North America. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 312-322. [link]

Taft, O.W. and C.S. Elphick. 2007. Waterbirds on Working Lands: Literature Review and Bibliography Development. Technical Report. National Audubon Society. 284 pp. [link]

Taft, O.W. and C.S. Elphick. 2007. Waterbirds on Working Lands: Literature Review Bibliography. National Audubon Society. 46 pp.  [link]

Humphries, S., C.S. Elphick, C. Gjerdrum, and M. Rubega. 2007. Testing the function of the domed nests of Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows. Journal of Field Ornithology 78: 152-158. [link]

LaFleur, N., M. Rubega, and C.S. Elphick. 2007. Invasive fruits, novel foods, and choice: an investigation of European starling and American robin frugivory. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 429-438. [pdf]  (featured in Birding magazine)

Floyd, T., C.S. Elphick, G. Chisholm, K. Mack, R.D. Elston, E.M. Ammon, and J. Boone. 2007. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada. University of Nevada Press, Reno.  608 pp. [link]

Elphick, C.S., J.M. Reed, D.J. Delehanty. 2007.  Applications of reproductive biology to bird conservation and population management.  In: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds (B.G.M. Jamieson, ed.). Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.  pp. 367-399. [pdf]

Sibley, D.A., L.R. Bevier, M.A. Patten, and C.S. Elphick. 2006. Comment on “Ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) persists in continental North America”. Science 311:1555. [pdf]

Greenberg, R., C. Elphick, J.C. Nordby, C. Gjerdrum, H. Spautz, G. Shriver, B. Schmeling, B. Olsen, P. Marra, N. Nur, and M. Winter. 2006. Flooding and predation: trade-offs in the nesting ecology of tidal-marsh sparrows.  In: Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (R. Greenberg, S. Droege, J. Maldonado, and M. V. McDonald, eds.). Studies in Avian Biology 32:96-109. [info here]

Elphick, C.S. 2006. Review of: Poole and Gill, The Birds of North America: Life Histories for the Twenty-first Century. Birding 38:84-94.

Elphick, C.S. 2006. Measuring Connecticut’s bird populations and trends.  In: Connecticut State of the Birds: Conservation birds and their habitats. (M. Bull, ed.) Connecticut Audubon Society. pp. 8-14. [pdf]

Gjerdrum, C., C.S. Elphick, and M. Rubega. 2005. Nest site selection and nesting success in saltmarsh breeding sparrows: the importance of nest habitat, timing, and study site differences. Condor 107:849-862. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2005. Review of: Hill, Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch; and Birkhead, A Brand New Bird: How Two Amateur Scientists Created the First Genetically Engineered Animal. Birding 37:670-674.

Elphick, C.S. 2005. Review of: Couzens, Birds by Behavior; Icenoggle, Birds in Place; and Michl, A Birders’ Guide to the Behaviour of  European and North American Birds. Birding 37:316-324.

Sibley, D., C. S. Elphick and J. B. Dunning. Weekly, Aug 2002 to Dec 2005. Sibley on Birds.  Nationally syndicated newspaper column, distributed by New York Times Special Features.

Elphick, C.S. 2004. Assessing conservation trade-offs: identifying the effects of flooding rice fields for waterbirds on non-target bird species.  Biological Conservation 117:105-110. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2004. Review of: Adamus, P. et al., Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas, and Wernham, C. et al., The Migration Atlas: movements of the birds of Britain and Ireland. Birding 36:312-320.

Elphick, C.S., and L.W. Oring. 2003. Conservation implications of flooding rice fields on winter waterbird communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 94:17-29. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2003. Review of: Clark, G., Birds of Storrs. Connecticut Warbler 23:67-69.

Elphick, C.S., and J. Klima. 2002. Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica). The Birds of North America, No. 629 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. [link]

Anderson, C., R. Rozzi, C. Elphick, and S. McGehee. 2002. El programa Omora de anillamiento de aves en los bosques subantárticos: la estandarización del tamaño de anillos apropiados para las aves de la región de Magallanes.  Boletin Chileno de Ornitología 9:2-11.

Elphick, C.S., J.M. Reed, and J.M. Bonta. 2001. Correlates of population recovery goals in endangered birds. Conservation Biology 15:1285-1291. [pdf]

Warnock, N., C.S. Elphick, and M.A. Rubega. 2001. Biology of marine birds: shorebirds. In: Biology of Marine Birds (J. Burger and B.A. Schreiber, eds.). CRC Press. pp 581-615. [link]

Elphick, C.S., J.B. Dunning, and D.S. Sibley (eds.). 2001. National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf. 608 pp. (New York Times best seller list.) [link] [updates] [references]

Cech, R., J.B. Dunning, C.S. Elphick, and M. Rubega. 2001. Flight, form and function. In: National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf. pp. 15-38.

Cech, R., J.B. Dunning, and C.S. Elphick. 2001. Bird behavior.  In: National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf.  pp. 51-79.

Cech, R., D.S. Sibley, C.S. Elphick and J.B. Dunning. 2001. Habitats and distribution.  In: National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf. pp. 80-106.

Reed, J. M., and C.S. Elphick. 2001. Populations and conservation. In: National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf. pp. 107-120.

Sibley, D.A., and C.S. Elphick. 2001. Jacanas.  In: National Audubon Society. Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. Knopf. pp. 271-272.

Elphick, C.S.  2001. A comprehensive revision of the Nevada Bird Records Committee review list. Great Basin Birds 4: 13-18. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 2000. Functional equivalency between rice fields and seminatural wetland habitats. Conservation Biology 14:181-191. [pdf]

Howe, M., J. Bart, S. Brown, C. Elphick, B. Harrington, C. Hickey, G. Morrison, S. Skagen, and N. Warnock, eds.  2000.  A Comprehensive Monitoring Program for North American Shorebirds.  Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.  124 pp.

Elphick, C.S. and G. Chisholm. 1999. Nevada Breeding Bird Atlas: Annual Report 1998. Great Basin Birds 2:52-55.

Baepler, D., D. Crowe, C.S. Elphick, L. Hoskins, L. Neel, F. Ryser, Jr., and J. Eidel. 1999. Report of the Nevada Bird Records Committee for 1997. Great Basin Birds 2:72-74.

Elphick, C.S., and L.W. Oring. 1998. Winter management of Californian rice fields for waterbirds. Journal of Applied Ecology 35:95-108. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. and T.L. Tibbitts. 1998. Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). The Birds of North America, No. 355 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. [link]

Reed, J.M., C.S. Elphick, and L.W. Oring. 1998. Life-history and viability analysis of the endangered Hawaiian stilt. Biological Conservation 84:35-45. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 1998. Waterbird conservation and ecology: the role of rice field management in habitat restoration. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Nevada, Reno. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 1997. Experimental approaches to shorebird habitat management. In Conservation and Management of Shorebirds in the Western Great Basin (J.M. Reed, N. Warnock, and L.W. Oring, eds.). International Wader Studies 9:20-28. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S. 1997. Correcting avian richness estimates for unequal sample effort in atlas studies. Ibis 139:189-190. [pdf]

Elphick, C.S., and M.A. Rubega. 1995. Prey choices and foraging efficiency of recently-fledged California Gulls at Mono Lake, California. Great Basin Naturalist 55:363-367. [abstract] [available here]

Oring, L.W., and C.S. Elphick. 1994. Review of: Helmers, D.L. 1992. Shorebird Management Manual. Auk 110:672-674.

Elphick, C.S., and G.L. Hunt. 1993. Variations in the distributions of marine birds with water masses in the northern Bering Sea. Condor 95:33-44. [pdf]