publication . Thesis . 2009

Nest predation, clutch size, and physiological costs of egg production in the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Travers, Marc Simon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
We examined the effects of nest predation on both clutch size and the physiological cost of egg production using a clutch removal experiment in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia), inducing “high nest predation” (HNP) females to produce many replacement clutches compared to “low nest predation” (LNP) females. In a preliminary analysis we investigated the utility of multiple measures to assess “physiological condition”, including inter-correlations between physiological traits, sex differences, and the relationship between physiological traits and reproductive performance (laying date). In our main study, experimental nest predation resulted in HNP fema...
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Medical Subject Headings: embryonic structures
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Alonso-Alvarez, C, S. Bertrand, G. Devevey, J. Prost, B. Faivre, and G. Sorci. 2004. Increased susceptibility to oxidative stress as a proximate cost ofreproduction. Ecology Letters 7:363-368. [OpenAIRE]

Alonso-Alvarez, C, A. Velando, M. Ferrer, and J. A. R. Veira. 2002. Changes in plasma biochemistry and body mass during incubation in the Yellow-legged Gull. Waterbirds 25:253-258.

Blount, J., D. C. Houston, P. F. Surai, and A. P. Moller. 2004. Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larusfuscus. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B- Biological Sciences 271: S79-S81. [OpenAIRE]

Boonstra, R., D. Hik, G. R. Singleton, and A. Tinnikov. 1998. The impact of predatorinduced stress on the snowshoe hare cycle. Ecological Monographs 68:371-394. [OpenAIRE]

Breuner, C W. and M. Orchinik. 2002. Plasma binding proteins as mediators of corticosteroid action in vertebrates. Journal of Endocrinology 175:99-112. [OpenAIRE]

Campbell, T. W. and C Ellis, editors. 2007. Avian and Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology. 3rd edition. Iowa State Press, Ames.

Carey, C. R. H. and P. Parisi. 1980. Calories, water, lipid and yolk in avian eggs. Condor 82:335-343. [OpenAIRE]

Catlin, D. H. and D. K. Rosenberg. 2008. Breeding dispersal and nesting behavior of burrowing owls following experimental nest predation. American Midland Naturalist 159:1-7.

Clark, M. W., R. P. Gildersleeve, J. P. Thaxton, C R. Parkhurst, and D. 1. McRee. ] 988. Hematological effects of ethyl methanesulfonate, paraquat and phenylhydrazine in japanese quail. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Pharmacology Toxicology & Endocrinology 89: 15-30.

Clinchy, M., L. Zanette, R. Boonstra, J. C Wingfield, and 1. N. M. Smith. 2004. Balancing food and predator pressure induces chronic stress in songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences Series B 271:2473-2479.

Cohen, J. 1992. A power primer. Psychological Bulletin 112:155-159.

Creel, S. and D. Christianson. 2008. Relationships between direct predation and risk effects. Trends In Ecology & Evolution 23: 194-201. [OpenAIRE]

De Neve, L., J. A. Fargallo, P. Vergara, J. A. Lemus, J.-G. M., and L. 1. 2008. Effects of maternal carotenoid availability in relation to sex, parasite infection and health status of nestling kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1414-1425.

DeSante, D. F., K. M. Burton, P. Velez, D. Froehlich, and D. R. Kaschube. 2008. MAPS Manual: 2008 Protocol. Contribution No. 127 of the Institute for Bird Populations Doligez, B. and 1. CIobert. 2003. Clutch size reduction as a response to increased nest predation rate in the collared flycatcher. Ecology 84:2582-2588.

63 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
We examined the effects of nest predation on both clutch size and the physiological cost of egg production using a clutch removal experiment in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia), inducing “high nest predation” (HNP) females to produce many replacement clutches compared to “low nest predation” (LNP) females. In a preliminary analysis we investigated the utility of multiple measures to assess “physiological condition”, including inter-correlations between physiological traits, sex differences, and the relationship between physiological traits and reproductive performance (laying date). In our main study, experimental nest predation resulted in HNP fema...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: embryonic structures
Related Organizations
63 references, page 1 of 5

Alonso-Alvarez, C, S. Bertrand, G. Devevey, J. Prost, B. Faivre, O. Chastel, and G. Sorci. 2006. An experimental manipulation of life-history trajectories and resistance to oxidative stress. Evolution 60: 1913-1924.

Alonso-Alvarez, C, S. Bertrand, G. Devevey, J. Prost, B. Faivre, and G. Sorci. 2004. Increased susceptibility to oxidative stress as a proximate cost ofreproduction. Ecology Letters 7:363-368. [OpenAIRE]

Alonso-Alvarez, C, A. Velando, M. Ferrer, and J. A. R. Veira. 2002. Changes in plasma biochemistry and body mass during incubation in the Yellow-legged Gull. Waterbirds 25:253-258.

Blount, J., D. C. Houston, P. F. Surai, and A. P. Moller. 2004. Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larusfuscus. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B- Biological Sciences 271: S79-S81. [OpenAIRE]

Boonstra, R., D. Hik, G. R. Singleton, and A. Tinnikov. 1998. The impact of predatorinduced stress on the snowshoe hare cycle. Ecological Monographs 68:371-394. [OpenAIRE]

Breuner, C W. and M. Orchinik. 2002. Plasma binding proteins as mediators of corticosteroid action in vertebrates. Journal of Endocrinology 175:99-112. [OpenAIRE]

Campbell, T. W. and C Ellis, editors. 2007. Avian and Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology. 3rd edition. Iowa State Press, Ames.

Carey, C. R. H. and P. Parisi. 1980. Calories, water, lipid and yolk in avian eggs. Condor 82:335-343. [OpenAIRE]

Catlin, D. H. and D. K. Rosenberg. 2008. Breeding dispersal and nesting behavior of burrowing owls following experimental nest predation. American Midland Naturalist 159:1-7.

Clark, M. W., R. P. Gildersleeve, J. P. Thaxton, C R. Parkhurst, and D. 1. McRee. ] 988. Hematological effects of ethyl methanesulfonate, paraquat and phenylhydrazine in japanese quail. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Pharmacology Toxicology & Endocrinology 89: 15-30.

Clinchy, M., L. Zanette, R. Boonstra, J. C Wingfield, and 1. N. M. Smith. 2004. Balancing food and predator pressure induces chronic stress in songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences Series B 271:2473-2479.

Cohen, J. 1992. A power primer. Psychological Bulletin 112:155-159.

Creel, S. and D. Christianson. 2008. Relationships between direct predation and risk effects. Trends In Ecology & Evolution 23: 194-201. [OpenAIRE]

De Neve, L., J. A. Fargallo, P. Vergara, J. A. Lemus, J.-G. M., and L. 1. 2008. Effects of maternal carotenoid availability in relation to sex, parasite infection and health status of nestling kestrels (Falco tinnunculus). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 1414-1425.

DeSante, D. F., K. M. Burton, P. Velez, D. Froehlich, and D. R. Kaschube. 2008. MAPS Manual: 2008 Protocol. Contribution No. 127 of the Institute for Bird Populations Doligez, B. and 1. CIobert. 2003. Clutch size reduction as a response to increased nest predation rate in the collared flycatcher. Ecology 84:2582-2588.

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