Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

Effects of Climate Change on Structure and Function of the High Priority Ecosystem: Trophic Interactions and Population Trajectories in a Montane Riparian Ecosystem". Dated October 27, 2008

February 2009 - December 2017


Participating Agencies

  • Global Change

Understand the sensitivity and adaptability of ecosystems to climate 2) Determine causal mechanisms underlying ecosystem responses to global change 3) Quantify the role of scaling in understanding and managing responses of biological systems to global change. 4) Develop and test management options for adapting to the effects of global change and minimizing undesired effedts of global change.

Research Publications Publication Date
Ton, R., and T. E. Martin. 2015. Metabolism correlates with variation in post-natal growth rate among songbirds at three latitudes . Functional Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12548. November 2015
Ton, R, and T. E. Martin. 2017. Proximate effects of temperature versus evolved intrinsic constraints for embryonic development times among temperate and tropical songbirds. Scientific Reports 7(1), 895. April 2017
Mouton, J. C. and T. E. Martin. 2018. Fitness consequences of interspecific nesting associations among cavity nesting birds. American Naturalist 192: 389–396. September 2018
Martin, T.E., E. Arriero, and A. Majewska. 2011. A trade-off between embroyonic development rate and immune function of avian offspring is revealed by considering embroyic temperature. Biol. Lett. 7:425-428. June 2011
Martin, T. E., and J. L. Maron. 2012. Climate impacts on bird and plant communities from altered animal-plant interactions. Nature Climate Change 2: 195-200. | Abstract February 2012
Martin, T. E., R. Ton, and J. C. Oteyza. 2018. Adaptive influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on variation of incubation periods among tropical and temperate passerines. Auk 135: 101-113. January 2018
Martin, T. E., R. Ton, and A. Niklison. 2013. Intrinsic vs. extrinsic influences on life history expression: metabolism and parentally-induced temperature influences on embryo development rate. Ecology Letters 16: 738-745. | Abstract April 2013
Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. J. Boyce, P. Lloyd, and R. Ton. 2015. Adult mortality probability and nest predation rates explain parental effort in warming eggs with consequences for embryonic development time. American Naturalist 186: 223-236. | Abstract August 2015
Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. E. Mitchell, A. L. Potticary, and P. Lloyd. 2015. Post-natal growth rates of diverse songbird species covary weakly with embryonic development rates and do not explain adult mortality probability. American Naturalist 185: 380-389. March 2015
Martin, T. E., B. Tobalske, M. M. Riordan, S. Case, and K. P. Dial. 2018. Age and performance at fledging is a cause and consequence of juvenile mortality between life stages. Science Advances 4: eaar1988. | Abstract June 2018
Martin, T. E. 2015. Consequences of habitat change and resource selection specialization for population limitation in cavity-nesting birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 475–485. | Abstract April 2015
Ghalambor, C. K., S. I. Peluc, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Plasticity of parental care under the risk of predation: how much should parents reduce care? Biology Letters 9: 20130154. | Abstract August 2013
Auer, S. K., and T. E. Martin. 2013. Climate change has indirect effects on resource use and overlap among coexisting bird species with negative consequences for their reproductive success. Global Change Biology 19: 411-419. January 2013
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Ton, R. 2016. Ecological and physiological influences on altricial bird growth and development. PhD degree, University of Montana. 110 pages. May 2016
Mouton, J. C. 2019. Developmental, ecological, and life history influences on predator-induced plasticity in songbirds. PhD degree, University of Montana. 135 pages. December 2019
Daniel Barton – Ecological causes of life history variation tested by meta-analysis, comparison, and experimental approaches. Ph.D. dissertation, 2012. May 2012
Calderon, K. F. 2017. Breeding habitat use and fitness consequences in ground-nesting songbirds. PhD degree, University of Montana. 125 pages. May 2017