David L. Swanson: Selected Recent Publications

Swanson, D.L., M.O. King, W. Culver and Y. Zhang. 2017. Within-winter flexibility in muscle masses, myostatin and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90:In press. DOI: 10.1086/688956.

Swanson, D.L., M.D. Dixon and J.S. Palmer. 2016. A reassessment of Virginia’s Warbler distribution in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Western Birds 47:214-226.

Zhang, Y., T. Carter, K. Eyster, and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Acute cold and exercise training increase similar aspects of fatty acid transport and catabolism in house sparrows, Passer domesticus. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:3885-3893. DOI:10.1242/jeb.126128.

Zhang, Y., M.O. King, E. Harmon, K. Eyster, and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Migration-induced variation of fatty acid transporters and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 185:797-810. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-015-0921-9.

Zhang, Y., K. Eyster, J.-S. Liu and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Cross-training in birds: cold and exercise training produce similar changes in maximal metabolic output, muscle masses and myostatin expression in house sparrows, Passer domesticus. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:2190-2200. doi:10.1242/jeb.121822.

Munes, E.C., M.D. Dixon, D.L. Swanson, C.L. Merkord, and A.R. Benson. 2015. Large, infrequent disturbance on a regulated river: Response of floodplain forest birds to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Ecosphere 6(11):212.

Zhang, Y., M.O. King, E. Harmon, and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in small birds: seasonal variation of fatty acid transporters and cellular metabolic intensity. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88:535-549. DOI: 10.1086/682154.

Liu, M., and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Stopover duration, movement patterns and temporary home ranges of fall migrant yellow-rumped warblers in native and anthropogenic woodlands of the Northern Prairie region, USA. Journal of Avian Biology 46:452-461. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00672.

Swanson, D.L. and F. Vézina. 2015. Environmental, ecological and mechanistic drivers of avian seasonal metabolic flexibility in response to cold winters. Journal of Ornithology 156(Suppl 1):S377-S388. DOI:10.1007/s10336-015-1192-7.

King, M.O., Y. Zhang, T. Carter, J. Johnson, E. Harmon, and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Phenotypic flexibility of skeletal muscle and heart masses and expression of myostatin and tolloid–like proteinases in migrating passerine birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 185:333-342. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-015-0887-7.

Stager, M., D.L. Swanson, and Z. Cheviron. 2015. Regulatory mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). Journal of Experimental Biology 218:767-777. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.113472.

Jehl, J.R., Jr., Henry, A.E., and D.L. Swanson. 2015. Ratios, adaptations, and the differential metabolic capability of avian flight muscles. Journal of Avian Biology 45:119-124. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00506.

Liu, M. and D.L. Swanson. 2014. Stress physiology of migrant birds during stopover in natural and anthropogenic woodland habitats of the Northern Prairie region. Conservation Physiology 2(1):cou046, 1-14. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cou046.

Swanson, D.L., Y. Zhang, and M.O. King. 2014. Mechanistic drivers of flexibility in summit metabolic rates of small birds. PLoS ONE 9(7):e101577, pp. 1-9.

Liknes, E.T., C.G. Guglielmo, and D.L. Swanson. 2014. Phenotypic flexibility in passerine birds: seasonal variation in fuel storage, mobilization and transport. Comp Biochem Physiol, Part A 174:1-10.

Zheng, W.-H., J.-S. Liu and D.L. Swanson. 2014. Seasonal phenotypic flexibility of body mass, organ masses, and tissue oxidative capacity and their relationship to BMR in Chinese bulbuls. Physiol Biochem Zool 87:432-444.

Swanson, D.L., Y. Zhang, J.-S. Liu, C.L. Merkord, and M.O. King. 2014. Relative roles of temperature and photoperiod as drivers of metabolic flexibility in dark-eyed juncos. J Exp Biol 217:866-875.

Swanson, D.L., M.O. King, and E. Harmon. 2014. Seasonal variation in pectoralis muscle and heart myostatin and tolloid-like proteins in small birds: a regulatory role for seasonal phenotypic flexibility? J. Comp. Physiol. B 184: 249-258.

Liu, M. and D.L. Swanson. 2014. Physiological evidence that anthropogenic woodlots can substitute for native riparian woodlands as stopover habitat for migrant birds. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 87: 183-195.

Thomas, N.E. and D.L. Swanson. 2013. Plasma metabolites and creatine kinase levels of shorebirds during fall migration in the Prairie Pothole Region. Auk 130:580-590.

Swanson, D.L., Y. Zhang and M.O. King. 2013. Individual variation in thermogenic capacity is correlated with flight muscle size but not cellular metabolic capacity in American goldfinches, Spinus tristis. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 86: 421-431.

King, M.O. and D.L. Swanson. 2013. Activation of the immune system incurs energetic costs but has no effect on the thermogenic performance of house sparrows during acute cold challenge. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 2097-2102.

Swanson, D.L. and M.O. King. 2013. Short-term captivity influences maximal cold-induced metabolic rates and their repeatability in summer-acclimatized American goldfinches. Current Zoology 59: 437-446.

Higgins, S.A. and D.L. Swanson. 2013. Urea is not a universal cryoprotectant among hibernating anurans: Evidence from the freeze-tolerant boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 164:344-350.

Swanson, D.L. and C. Merkord. 2013. Seasonal phenotypic flexibility of flight muscle size in small birds: a comparison of ultrasonography and tissue mass measurements. J. Ornithology 154: 119-127.

Carlisle, J.D., C.H. Richart, D.L. Swanson, and K.L. Olmstead. 2012. Food availability, foraging behavior, and diet of autumn landbird migrants in the Boise Foothills of southwestern Idaho. Condor 114: 449-461.

Swanson D.L., N.E. Thomas, E.T. Liknes, and S.J. Cooper. 2012. Intraspecific correlations of basal and maximal metabolic rates in birds and the aerobic capacity model for the evolution of endothermy. PLoS ONE 7(3): e34271. Pp. 1-9.

Liknes, E.T. and D.L. Swanson. 2011. Phenotypic flexibility in passerine birds: seasonal variation of aerobic enzyme activities in skeletal muscle. Journal of Thermal Biology 36:430-436.

Liknes, E.T. and D.L. Swanson. 2011. Phenotypic flexibility of body composition associated with seasonal acclimatization of passerine birds. Journal of Thermal Biology 36:363-370.

Swanson, D.L. and F. Bozinovic. 2011. Metabolic capacity and the evolution of biogeographic patterns in oscine and suboscine passerine birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 84:185-194.

Swanson, D.L. 2010. Seasonal metabolic variation in birds: functional and mechanistic correlates. Current Ornithology 17:75-129.

McKechnie, A.E. and D.L. Swanson. 2010. Sources and significance of variation in basal, summit and maximal metabolic rates in birds. Current Zoology 56:741-758.

Swanson, D.L. and S.L. Burdick. 2010. Overwintering physiology and hibernacula microclimates of Blanchard’s cricket frogs at their northwestern range boundary. Copeia 2010:248-254.

Olson, J.R, S.J. Cooper, D.L. Swanson, M.J. Braun, and J.B. Williams. 2010. The relationship of metabolic performance and distribution in black-capped and Carolina chickadees. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83:263-275.

Swanson, D.L. and J.S. Palmer. 2009. Spring migration phenology of birds in the northern prairie region is correlated with local climate change. Journal of Field Ornithology 80:351-363.

Swanson, D.L., B. Sabirzhanov, A. VandeZande, and T.G Clark. 2009. Down-regulation of myostatin gene expression in pectoralis muscle is associated with elevated thermogenic capacity in winter acclimatized house sparrows (Passer domesticus).  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82:121-128.

Swanson, D.L. and T. Garland, Jr. 2009. The evolution of high summit metabolism and cold tolerance in birds and its impact on present-day distributions. Evolution 63:184-194.

Swanson, D.L. and E.T. Liknes. 2006. A comparative analysis of thermogenic capacity and cold tolerance in small birds. Journal of Experimental Biology 209:466-474.

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