Publications

– 2017 –

17. Ballen, M.C. and N.A. Mason. 2017. Longitudinal analysis of a diversity support program in STEM: a national call for further assessment. BioScience.

16. Mason, N.A., Burns, K.J., Seddon, N., Tobias, J., Claramunt, S., and E.P. Derryberry. 2017. Song evolution, speciation, and vocal learning in passerine birds. Evolution 71:786–796.

15. Mason, N.A. 2017. Effects of wind, ambient temperature, and sun position on damselfly flight activity and perch orientation. Animal Behaviour 124:175–181.

– 2016 –

14. Ligon, R., Simpson, R., Mason, N.A., Hill, G., and K. McGraw. 2016. Evolutionary innovation and diversification of carotenoid-based pigmentation in finches. Evolution 70:2839–2852. link here or email for pdf

13. Mason, N.A., Butler, M.W., and J.C. Owen. 2016. Membership trends in the American Ornithologists’ Union and the evolving role of professional ornithological societies. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 113:806–811. link here or email for pdf

12. Zamudio, K., Bell, R.C., and N.A. Mason. 2016. Phenotypes in phylogeography: species’ traits, environmental variation, and vertebrate diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: 8041–8048. link here or email for pdf

11. Burns, K.J., Unitt, P., and N.A. Mason. 2016. A genus-level classification of the family Thraupidae (Class Aves: Order Passeriformes). Zootaxa 4088: 329–354. link here or email for pdf

10. Toews, D.P.L.*, Campagna, L.*, Taylor, S.A.*, Balakrishnan, C.N., Baldassarre, D.T., Deane-Coe, P.E., Harvey, M.G., Hooper, D.M., Irwin, D.E., Judy, C.D., Mason, N.A., McCormack, J.E., McCracken, K.G., Oliveros, C.H., Safran, R.J., Scordato, E., Stryjewski, K.F., Tigano, A., Uy, A.J., and B. Winger. 2016. Genomic approaches to understanding population divergence and speciation in birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 133:13–30. link here or email for pdf

– 2015 –

9. Freeman, B.G.* and N.A. Mason*. 2015. The geographic distribution of a tropical montane bird is limited by a tree: Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) and Colombian oaks (Quercus humboldtii) in the Northern Andes. PLoS One 10(6):e0128675. link here for pdf

8. Mason, N.A. and S.A. Taylor. 2015. Differentially expressed genes match bill morphology and plumage despite largely undifferentiated genomes in a Holarctic songbird. Molecular Ecology 24:3009–3025. link here or email for pdf

7. Barve, S.S.* and N.A. Mason*. 2015. Interspecific competition affects evolutionary links between cavity nesting, migration, and clutch size in Old World flycatchers (Muscicapdae). Ibis 157:299–311. link here or email for pdf

6. Mason, N.A. and K.J. Burns. 2015. The effect of habitat and body size on the evolution of vocal displays in Thraupidae (tanagers), the largest family of songbirds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114:438–551. link here or email for pdf

– 2014 –

5. Freeman, B.G. and N.A. Mason. 2014. New Guinean passerines have globally small clutch sizes. Emu – Austral Ornithology 114:304–308. pdf

4. Mason, N.A., Shultz, A.J., and K.J. Burns. 2014. Elaborate visual and acoustic signals evolve independently in a large, phenotypically diverse radiation of songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society 281:20140967. pdf

3. Burns, K.J., Shultz, A.J., Title, P.O., Mason, N.A., Barker, F.K., Klicka, J., Lanyon, S.M., and I.J. Lovette. 2014. Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 75:41–77. link here or email for pdf

2. Mason, N.A., Title, P.O., Cicero, C., Burns, K.J., and R.C.K. Bowie. 2014. Genetic variation among western populations of Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) indicates recent colonization of the Channel Islands, mainland-bound dispersal and post-glacial range shifts. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 131:162–174. pdf

– 2013 –

1. Mason, N.A. and K.J. Burns. 2013. Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical seedeaters and seed-finches (Sporophila, Oryzoborus, Dolospingus). Ornitología Neotropical 24:139–155. pdf This paper was selected as an editor’s choice

Book Chapters

1. Mason, N.A., Pasch, B., Burns, K.J., and E.P. Derryberry. In press. Integrating museum and media collections to study vocal evolution in M. Webster (editor), The extended specimen: Emerging frontiers in collections-based ornithological research, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

 

Other Written Works

10. Mason, N.A. and I.J. Lovette. 2016. NACC Proposal (2016-B-7): Transfer White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis and Black-capped Swallow Notiochelidon pileata to Atticorahttp://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2016-B.pdf

9. Mason, N.A. and I.J. Lovette. 2016. NACC Proposal (2016-B-6): Split Costa Rican Warbler Basileuterus melanotis and Tacarcuna Warbler B. tacarcunae from Three-striped Warbler B. tristriatushttp://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2016-B.pdf

8. Mason, N.A. and K.J. Burns. 2016. NACC Proposal (2016-B-5): Recognize new subfamilies of tanagers. http://checklist.aou.org/assets/proposals/PDF/2016-B.pdf

7. Mason, N.A. and S.A. Taylor. 2016. NACC Proposal (2016-A-3): Lump Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea and Hoary Redpoll A. hornemanni into a single species. http://www.gizard.org/nacc/proposals/PDF/2016-A.pdf

6. Mason, N.A. 2014. NACC Proposal (2014-C-4): Revise the taxonomy and linear sequence for species of Sporophila and Oryzoborus: (a) merge Oryzoborus into Sporophila, and (b) change the linear sequence of species of Sporophila (and Oryzoborus). http://www.aou.org/committees/nacc/proposals/2014-C.pdf

5. Mason, N.A. and J.V. Remsen. 2013. SACC Proposal (605): Change linear sequence of species in Sporophilahttp://www.museum.lsu.edu/ Remsen/SACCprop605.htm

4. Mason, N.A. 2013. SACC Proposal (604): Merge Oryzoborus and Dolospingus into Sporophilahttp://www.museum.lsu.edu/ Remsen/SACCprop604.htm

3. Mason, N.A.. 2012. Song complexity and its evolutionary correlates across a continent-wide radiation of songbirds. M.Sc. Thesis http://sdsu-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.10/2335

2. Mason, N.A. and K.J. Burns. 2010. Giant Conebill (Oreomanes fraseri), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=589196.

1. Mason, N.A. and K.J. Burns. 2010. Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=609036.

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