book is aimed at professional avian biologists and ornithologists as well as graduate students of avian behavioural ecology and evolution, but will also be of interest to behavioural ecologists, neuroethologists and experimental psychologists.
Edited by Ken A. Otter, Ecosystem Science & Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
"Those who study this group of birds or even other temperate latitude birds with similar ecology and behavior will find this book valuable." - Great Plains Research
"I would recommend it as an excellent starting point for any research scientist wishing to learn more about the North American Paridae. Ibis (2008), 150, 200-213"
"'..phenomenally important book that should be in the library of every ornithologist, whether they study chickadees or not.'...This book is on a par with the classic works by Perrins (1979) and Smith (1991).' The Auk 124 (4) 1461-1463, 2007"
Ken A. Otter: Preface
1: Susan M. Smith: Introduction to the North American Paridae
Proximate Mechanisms in Behavior and Evolution
2: David F. Sherry & Jennifer S. Hoshooley: Neurobiology of spatial behavior
3: Vladimir V. Pravosudov: The relationship between environment, corticosterone, food caching, spatial memory and the hippocampus in chickadees
4: Leslie S. Phillmore & Scott A. Macdougall-Shackleton: Photoperiodism and the annual cycle of black-capped chickadees
5: Scott M. Ramsay & Ken A. Otter: Fine-scale variation in the timing of reproduction in titmice and chickadees
Synopsis 1: David F. Sherry, Vladimir V. Pravosudov, Scott A. Macdougall-Shackleton, Jennifer S. Hoshooley & Leslie S. Phillmore: Proximate mechanisms in behavior and evolution
Reproductive Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
6: Theresa M. Burg: Phylogeography of chestnut-backed chickadees in western North America
7: Robert L. Curry, Mathew W. Reudink & Lindsay M. Rossano: Behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization
8: Kathy Martin & Andrea R. Norris: Population density, nest site selection, and reproduction in Mountain Chickadees with changes in forest health and the Nest Web structure
9: Laurene Ratcliffe, Daniel J. Mennill & Kristin A. Schubert: Social dominance and fitness in black-capped chickadees
Synopsis 2: Daniel J. Mennill, Theresa M. Burg, Robert L. Curry, Kathy Martin, Andrea R. Norris, Laurene Ratcliffe, Mathew W. Reudink, Lindsay M. Rossano & Kristin A. Schubert: Parid reproductive behavior
10: Chris Sturdy, Laurie L. Bloomfield, Isabelle Charrier & Tiffany T-Y. Lee: Chickadee vocal production and perception: an integrative approach to understanding acoustic communication
11: Myron C. Baker & David Gammon: The garglecall of black-capped chickadees: ontogeny, acoustic structure, population patterns, function, and processes leading to sharing of call characteristics
12: David Gammon: How post-dispersal social environment may influence acoustic variation in birdsong
13: Jeffrey Lucas & Todd Freeberg: "Information" and the chick-a-dee call: communicating with a complex vocal system
14: Daniel J. Mennill & Ken A. Otter: Status signalling and communication networks in chickadees: complex communication with a simple song
Synopsis 3: Todd M. Freeberg, Myron C. Baker, Laurie L. Bloomfield, Isabelle Charrier, David E. Gammon, Jack P. Hailman, Tiffany T-Y. Lee, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Daniel J. Mennill & Christopher B. Sturdy: Compexities in vocal communication
Landscape Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation Issues
15: André Desrochers & Marc Bélisle: Edge, patch and landscape effects on parid distribution and movements
16: Jennifer R. Olson & Thomas C. Grubb, Jr: Winter adaptations in chickadees and titmice and the added effect of habitat fragmentation
17: Ken A. Otter, Harry van Oort & Kevin T. Fort: Habitat quality and reproductive behavior in chickadees and tits: potential for habitat matrix use in forest generalists
Synopsis 4: André Desrochers, Ken A. Otter, Marc Bélisle, & Jennifer R. Olson: Landscape ecology, behavior, and conservation issues
18: André A. Dhondt: What drives differences between North American and Eurasian tit studies?