David L. Swanson: Selected Publications

Liu, M., P.G. Kinnicutt, R. Goljani Amirkiz, and D.L. Swanson. 2022. Arthropod prey and diets of woodland migrants are similar between natural riparian woodlands and anthropogenic woodlots in the Northern Prairie region. Avian Conservation and Ecology 17(2):45.

Swanson, D.L., F. Vézina, A.E McKechnie and A. Nord. 2022. Editorial: Avian behavioral and physiological responses to challenging thermal environments and extreme weather events. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:1034659.

Swanson, D.L., Y. Zhang, and A.G. Jimenez. 2022. Skeletal muscle and metabolic flexibility in response to changing energy demands in wild birds. Frontiers in Physiology 13:961392. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2022.961392.

Wone, B.W.M. and D.L. Swanson. 2022. Metabolic profiling and integration of metabolomic and transcriptomic data from pectoralis muscle reveal winter-adaptive metabolic responses of black-capped chickadee and American goldfinch. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:866130. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.866130.

Ley, M.J., D.L. Swanson, W.C. Johnson, and M.D. Dixon. 2022. Land use, forests, and birds of the Big Sioux River Valley. Invited book chapter In: J.K. Lauck, ed. Heartland River: A Cultural and Environmental History of the Big Sioux River Valley. Center for Western Studies, Sioux Falls, SD. Pages 135-153.

Oboikovitz, P. and D.L. Swanson. 2022. Seasonal metabolic flexibility is correlated with microclimate variation in horned larks and house sparrows. Current Zoology 68:199-210. https://doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoab037.

Stager, M., N.R. Senner, D.L. Swanson, M.D. Carling, T.J. Grieves, and Z.A. Cheviron. 2021. Temperature heterogeneity correlates with intraspecific variation in physiological flexibility in a small endotherm. Nature Communications 12:4401.

Swanson, D.L. and R. Goljani Amirkhiz. 2021. Mid-summer arrival by Blue Grosbeaks at the northern extent of their breeding range: evidence for dual breeding? Journal of Field Ornithology 92:127-142.

Newberry, G.N., R.S. O’Connor, and D.L. Swanson. 2021. Urban rooftop-nesting Common Nighthawk chicks tolerate high temperatures by hyperthermia with relatively low rates of evaporative water loss. Ornithological Applications (formerly Condor) 123:1-13. https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithapp/duab016.

Zhang, Y., K.N. Yap, K. David, and D.L. Swanson. 2021. The high-energy aerial insectivore lifestyle of swallows does not produce clear thermogenic side effects. Ornithology (formerly Auk)138:1-14. DOI: 10.1093/ornithology/ukab022.

Goljani Amirkhiz, R., J.S. Palmer, M.D. Dixon, and D.L. Swanson. 2021. Investigating niches and distribution of rare species in a hierarchical framework: Virginia’s Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae) at its northeastern range limit. Landscape Ecology 36:1039-1054. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01217-7.

Ahmed, S., T. Warne, E. Smith, H. Goemann, G. Linse, M. Greenwood, J. Kedziora, M. Sapp, D. Kraner, K. Roemer, J.H. Haggerty, M. Jarchow, D. Swanson, B. Poulter, and P. Stoy. 2021. Systematic review on effects of bioenergy from edible versus inedible feedstocks on food security. npj Science of Food 5:9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41538-021-00091-6.

Knight, E.C., A.-L. Harrison, A.L. Scarpignato, S.L. Van Wilgenburg, E.M. Bayne, J. Ng, E. Angell, R. Bowman, R.M. Brigham, B. Drolet, W.E. Easton, T.R. Forrester, J.T. Foster, S. Haché, K.C. Hannah, K.G. Hick, J. Ibarzabal, T.L. Imlay, S.A. MacKenzie, L.P. McGuire, G.N. Newberry, D. Newstead, A. Sidler, P.H. Sinclair, J.L. Stephens, D.L. Swanson, J.A. Tremblay, P.P. Marra. 2021. Comprehensive estimation of spatial and temporal migratory connectivity across the annual cycle to direct conservation efforts. Ecography 44:1-15. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ecog.05111

Swanson, D.L., Agin, T.J., Y. Zhang, P. Oboikovitz, and S. DuBay. 2020. Within-season temperature variability and metabolic flexibility in house sparrows. Integrative Organismal Biology 2:obaa039, p. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/obaa039.

Baltensperger, A., M.D. Dixon, and D.L. Swanson. 2020. Implications of future climate- and land-change scenarios on grassland bird abundance and biodiversity in the upper Missouri River Basin. Landscape Ecology 35:1757-1773. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01050-4.

Jarchow, M.E., D.L. Swanson and J.L Kerby. 2020. North American grasslands as multifunctional landscapes. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds). Life on Land. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature, Switzerland. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71065-5_123-1.

Swanson, D.L., R. Goljani Amirkhiz, and M.D. Dixon. 2020. Patterns and potential causes of changing winter bird distributions in South Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 52:45-57.

Wesner, J., D.L. Swanson, M.D. Dixon, L. Yager, J. Warmbold, E. Oddy, and T. Seidel. 2020. Loss of potential aquatic-terrestrial subsidies along the Missouri River floodplain. Ecosystems 23:111-123. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-019-00391-9.

Strauss, E., and D.L. Swanson. 2020. Apparent use of a rock crevice as a nocturnal roost by a ruby-crowned kinglet. Western Birds 51:320-324. https://archive.westernfieldornithologists.org/archive/V51/51(4)-p320-p324.pdf

Swanson, D.L., M.O. King, W. Culver and Y. Zhang. 2019. Within-winter flexibility in muscle and heart lipid transport and catabolism in passerine birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 189:451-462.

Thomas, N.E., and D.L. Swanson. 2019. Do the high energy lifestyles of shorebirds result in high maximal metabolic rates? – Basal and maximal metabolic rates in Least and Pectoral sandpipers during migration. Journal of Avian Biology 50:e02062.

Buckley, L.B., I. Khaliq, D.L. Swanson, and C. Hof. 2018. Does metabolism constrain bird and mammal ranges and predict shifts in response to climate change? Ecology and Evolution 8: 12375-12385. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4537.

Newberry, G.N. and D.L. Swanson. 2018. Variation in temperature, humidity and wind influences stress in rooftop-nesting Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) chicks. Conservation Physiology 6(1):coy010.

Stoy, P.C., S. Ahmed, M. Jarchow, B. Rashford, D. Swanson, S. Albeke, G. Bromley, E.N.J. Brookshire, M.D. Dixon, J. Haggerty, P. Miller, B. Peyton, A. Royem, T. Sohl, L. Spangler, C. Staub, and B. Poulter. 2018. Opportunities and tradeoffs between BECCS and food, water, energy, biodiversity and social systems at regional scales. Bioscience 68:100-111. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/bix145.

Zhang, Y., K.N. Yap, T.D. Williams, and D.L. Swanson. 2018. Experimental increases in foraging costs affect pectoralis muscle mass and myostatin expression in female, but not male, zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 91:849-858. DOI: 10.1086/697153.

Zhang, Y., K. Eyster, and D.L. Swanson. 2018. Context-dependent regulation of pectoralis myostatin and lipid transporters by temperature and photoperiod in dark-eyed juncos. Current Zoology 64:23-31. https://doi.org/10.1093/cz/zox020.

Cheviron, Z.A. and D.L. Swanson. 2017. Comparative transcriptomics of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in two species of North American songbirds. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:1040-1054. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icx118.

Swanson, D.L., A.E. McKechnie, and F. Vézina. 2017. How low can you go? An adaptive energetic framework for understanding basal metabolic rate variation in endotherms. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 187:1039-1056. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-017-1096-3.

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 90:210-222. DOI: 10.1086/688956.

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: In press.

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.

 Burdick, S.L. and D.L. Swanson. 2010. Status, distribution and microhabitats of Blanchard’s cricket frog Acris blanchardi in South Dakota. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:9-16.

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.

Dinsmore, S., II, and D.L. Swanson. 2008. Temporal patterns of tissue glycogen, glucose and glycogen phosphorylase activity prior to hibernation in freeze-tolerant chorus frogs, Pseudacris triseriata. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86:1095-1100.

Swanson, D.L., J.L. Ingold and G.E. Wallace. 2008. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula). The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. http://bna.birds.cornell.edu.bnaproxy.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/119/doi:10.2173/bna.119.

Swanson, D.L. 2008. Briefly Noted – A Birds of the World Quartet. Reviews of: L. Beletsky, Birds of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD (2006); J.F. Clements, The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th Edition, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY (2007); J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D.A. Christie (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain (2007); J.B. Dunning, Jr. (ed.), CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, 2nd edition. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida (2008). Condor 110:591-594.

Swanson, D.L. 2007. Cold hardiness and summit metabolism in North American kinglets during fall migration. Acta Zoologica Sinica 53:600-606.

Swanson, D.L. and N.E. Thomas. 2007. The relationship of plasma indicators of lipid metabolism and muscle damage to overnight temperature in winter-acclimatized small birds. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 146:87-94.

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.

Gentry, D.J., D.L. Swanson, and J.D. Carlisle. 2006. Species richness and nesting success of migrant forest birds in natural river corridors and anthropogenic woodlands in southeastern South Dakota. Condor 108:140-153.

Jenkins, J.L. and D.L. Swanson. 2005. Liver glycogen, glucose mobilization and freezing survival in chorus frogs, Pseudacris triseriata. Journal of Thermal Biology 30:485-494.

Willis, C.K.R., J.E. Lane, E.T. Liknes, D.L. Swanson, and R.M. Brigham. 2005. Thermal energetics of female big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 83:871-879.

Carlisle, J.D., G.S. Kaltenecker, and D.L. Swanson. 2005. Molt strategies and age differences in migration timing among autumn landbird migrants in southwestern Idaho. Auk 122:1070-1085.

Carlisle, J.D., G.S. Kaltenecker, and D.L. Swanson. 2005. Stopover ecology of the autumn landbird migrant community in the Boise foothills of southwestern Idaho. Condor 107:244-258.

Swanson, D.L., K.L. Dean, H.A. Carlisle, and E.T. Liknes. 2005. Riparian and woodlot landscape patterns and migration of Neotropical migrants in riparian forests of eastern South Dakota. Pages 541-549 In: C.J. Ralph and T.D. Rich (eds.), Bird conservation implementation and integration in the Americas: proceedings of the third international Partners in Flight conference 2002.Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dean, K.L., H.A. Carlisle, and D.L. Swanson. 2004. Age structure of Neotropical migrants during fall migration in South Dakota: is the northern Great Plains region an inland coast? Wilson Bulletin 116:295-303.

Lane, J.E., D.L. Swanson, R.M. Brigham and A.E. McKechnie. 2004. Physiological responses to temperature by Whip-poor-wills: another low metabolic rate Caprimulgiform.  Condor 106:921-925.

Carlisle, J.D., S.L. Hamilton, G.S. Kaltenecker, and D.L. Swanson. 2004. Habitat associations, relative abundance, and richness of autumn landbird migrants in southwestern Idaho. Condor 106:549-566.

Edwards, J.R., J.L. Jenkins, and D.L. Swanson. 2004. The effects of dehydration on glucose mobilization in freeze-tolerant chorus frogs (Pseudacris triseriata) and freeze-intolerant toads (Bufo woodhousii and B. cognatus). Journal of Experimental Zoology 301A:521-531.

Lane, J.E., R.M. Brigham, and D.L. Swanson. 2004. Daily torpor in free-ranging Whip-poor-wills (Caprimulgus vociferus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77:297-304.

Willis, C.K.R., Lane, J.E., Liknes, E.T., Swanson, D.L., and Brigham, R.M. 2004. A technique for modelling thermoregulatory energy expenditure in free-ranging endotherms. In Life in the Cold: Evolution, Mechanisms, Adaptation, and Application. Edited by B.M. Barnes and H.V. Carey. Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska. pp. 209-219.

Swanson, D.L., H.A. Carlisle, and E.T. Liknes. 2003. Abundance and richness of Neotropical woodland migrants during stopover at farmstead woodlots and associated habitats in southeastern South Dakota. American Midland Naturalist 149:176-191.

Liknes, E.T., S.M. Scott, and D.L. Swanson. 2002. Seasonal acclimatization in the American goldfinch revisited: to what extent to metabolic rates vary seasonally? Condor 104:548-557.

Rezende, E.L., D.L. Swanson, F.F. Novoa, and F. Bozinovic. 2002. Passerines versus nonpasserines: so far, no statistical differences in the scaling of avian energetics. Journal of Experimental Biology 205:101-107.

Tallman, D.T., D.L. Swanson, and J.S. Palmer. 2002. Birds of South Dakota, Third Edition. South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 441 pp.

Swanson, D.L. and E.T. Liknes. 2001. Range expansion and first documented nesting of great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) in South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 80:13-20.

Swanson, D.L. 2001. Are summit metabolism and thermogenic endurance correlated in winter-acclimatized passerine birds? Journal of Comparative Physiology B  171:475-481.

Edwards, J.R., K.L. Koster, and D.L. Swanson. 2000. Time course for cryoprotectant synthesis in the freeze-tolerant chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A  125:367-375.

Swanson, D.L., J.S. Palmer, E.T. Liknes, and K.L. Dean. 2000. A breeding population of Virginia's warblers in the southwestern Black Hills of South Dakota. Southwestern Naturalist  45:39-44.

Swanson, D.L. 1999. Avifauna of an early successional habitat along the middle Missouri River. Prairie Naturalist 31:145-164.

Swanson, D.L. 1999. Migration-induced variation in thermogenic capacity in migratory passerines. Journal of Avian Biology  30:245-254.

Swanson, D.L., E.T. Liknes, K.L. Dean 1999. Differences in migratory timing and energetic condition among sex/age classes in migrant ruby-crowned kinglets. Wilson Bulletin  111:61-69.

Swanson, D.L. 1997. Agriculture and Iowa's Breeding Birds. Book Review of The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas. L.S. Jackson, C.A. Thompson, and J.J. Dinsmore, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA (1996). Prairie Naturalist  29:134-135.

Swanson, D.L., and D.P. Weinacht. 1997. Seasonal effects on metabolism and thermoregulation in Northern Bobwhite. Condor  99:478-489.

Swanson, D.L. 1997. Energy and the life of birds. Book Review of Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology, C. Carey, ed., Chapman and Hall, New York (1996). BioScience  47:616-619.

Swanson, D.L., B.M. Graves, and K.L. Koster. 1996. Freezing tolerance/intolerance and cryoprotectant synthesis in terrestrially overwintering anurans in the Great Plains, USA. Journal of Comparative Physiology B  166: 110 119.

Swanson, D.L., M.W. Drymalski, and J.R. Brown. 1996. Sliding vs. static cold exposure and the measurement of summit metabolism in birds. Journal of Thermal Biology  21: 221 226.

Liknes, E.T, D.L. Swanson. 1996. Seasonal variation in cold tolerance, basal metabolic rate, and maximal capacity for thermogenesis in White-breasted Nuthaches Sitta carolinensis and Downy Woodpeckers Picoides pubescens, two unrelated arboreal temperate residents. Journal of Avian Biology  27: 279-288.

Dutenhoffer, M.S. and D.L. Swanson. 1996. Relationship of basal to summit metabolic rate in passerine birds and the aerobic capacity model for the origin of endothermy. Physiological Zoology  69: 1232 1254.

Swanson, D.L., and B.M. Graves. 1995. Supercooling and freeze intolerance in overwintering juvenile spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus bombifrons). Journal of Herpetology  29: 280 285.

Swanson, D.L. 1995. Seasonal variation in thermogenic capacity in migrating warbling vireos. Auk  112: 870 877.

Dean, K.D., Swanson, D.L., Liknes, E.T., Weinacht, D. 1995. First nest documented for Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus in South Dakota. Prairie Naturalist  27:23-26.

Cooper, S.J., and D.L. Swanson. 1994. Seasonal thermoregulation in the Black capped Chickadee. Condor  96: 638 646.

Liknes, E.T., Dean, K.D., and Swanson, D.L. 1994. Avian diversity, density and breeding status in a riparian community in southeastern South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science.  73:83-100.

Swanson, D.L. 1993. Cold tolerance and thermogenic capacity in dark eyed juncos: geographic variation and comparison with American Tree Sparrows. Journal of Thermal Biology  18: 275 281.

Swanson, D.L. 1993. Winter acclimatization in the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). In: N.H. Granholm, ed.,Proceedings of the Northern Plains Biostress Symposia, South Dakota State University, Brookings.  p 145-148..

Swanson, D.L. 1992. Seasonal Population Dynamics of Dark-eyed Juncos from Western Oregon. Journal of Field Ornithology.  63:268-275.

Swanson, D.L. 1991. Seasonal adjustments in metabolism and insulation in the Dark-eyed Junco. Condor  93:538-545.

Swanson, D.L. 1991. Substrate metabolism under cold stress in seasonally acclimatized dark eyed juncos. Physiological Zoology  64: 1578 1592.

Swanson, D. L. 1990. Seasonal variation in cold hardiness and peak rates of cold-induced thermogenesis in the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Auk 107:561-566.

Swanson, D. L. 1990. Seasonal variation of vascular oxygen transport in the Dark-eyed Junco. Condor 92:62-66.

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