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Gill, S.A., Grabarczyk E.E., & D. Potvin. 2021. Human impacts on avian communication. In: D. Proppe (ed). Songbird Behavior and Conservation in the Anthropocene, CRC Press.

Lawson, S.L., J. K. Enos, N. C. Mendes, S.A. Gill, & M.E. Hauber. 2021. Pairing status moderates both the production of and responses to anti-parasitic referential alarm calls in male yellow warblers. Ethology (accepted).

Grabarczyk, E.E., Araya-Salas, M., Vonhof, M.J. & S.A. Gill. 2020. Anthropogenic noise affects female, not male house wren response to change in signaling network. Ethology 126: 1069-1078. DOI: 10.1111/eth.13085

Grabarczyk, E.E., Vonhof, M.J. & S.A. Gill. 2020. Social context and noise affect within and between-male song adjustments in a common passerine. Behavioral Ecology 31:1150-1158.

Lawson, S.L., J. K. Enos, N. C. Mendes, S.A. Gill, & M.E. Hauber. 2020. Heterospecific eavesdropping on an anti-parasitic referential alarm call. Communications Biology 3:143

Grabarczyk, E.E. & S.A. Gill. 2019. A female perspective: testing the effects of noise masking on signal transmission patterns inside the nest box. Behaviour 157:59-76.


Grabarczyk, E.E. & S.A. Gill. 2019. Anthropogenic noise affects male house wren response to but not detection of territorial intruders. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0220576

Grabarczyk, E.E. & S.A. Gill. 2019. Anthropogenic noise masking diminishes house wren (Troglodytes aedon) song transmission in urban natural areas. Bioacoustics.

Stuart, C.J., E.E. Grabarczyk, M.J. Vonhof & S.A. Gill. 2019. Social factors, not anthropogenic noise or artificial light, influence the onset of dawn singing in a common songbird. The Auk 136:ukz045

Carter, D.L., K.M. Docherty, S.A. Gill, K. Baker, J. Teachout & M.J. Vonhof. 2018. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are widespread in songbirds across rural and urban environments. Science of the Total Environment 627:1234-1241.

Grabarczyk, E.E. Pipkin, M.A., Vonhof, M.J. & S.A. Gill. 2018. When to change your tune? Unpaired and paired male house wrens respond differently to anthropogenic noise. Journal of Ecoacoustics

Smith, J.D.*, S.A. Gill, K.M. Baker & M.J. Vonhof. 2018. Prevalence and diversity of avian Haemosporidia infecting songbirds in southwest Michigan. Parasitology Research 117:471-489.

Gill, S.A., E.E. Grabarczyk, K.M. Baker, K. Naghshineh & M.J. Vonhof. 2017. Decomposing an urban soundscape to reveal patterns and drivers of variation in anthropogenic noise. Science of the Total Environment 599-600:1191-1201

Bierema, A.M.K., R. Schwartz & S.A. Gill. 2017. To what extent does current scientific research and textbook content align: A methodology and case study. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 54:1097-1118.

Job, J. R., S. L. Kohler & S. A. Gill. 2016. Song adjustments by an open habitat bird to noise, urban structure, and vegetation. Behavioral Ecology

Job, J. R., K. Myers, K. Naghshineh & S. A. Gill. 2016. Uncovering spatial variation in acoustic environments using sound mapping. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159883 Data available at

Gill, S.A., J. R. Job, K. Myers, K. Naghshineh & M.J. Vonhof. 2015. Towards a broader characterization of anthropogenic noise and its effects on wildlife. Behavioral Ecology 26:328-333.


Gill S.A. & A. M.-K. Bierema. 2013. On the meaning of avian alarm calls: a review of functional reference in alarm calling by birds. Ethology 119:449-461


Gill, S.A. & T.M. Haggerty. 2012. A comparison of life history and parental care in temperate and tropical wrens. Journal of Avian Biology 43:461-471


Gill, S.A. 2012. Strategic use of allopreening in family-living wrens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 757-763


Gill, S.A. 2012. Testing hypotheses for the evolution of long-term genetic monogamy in Neotropical buff-breasted wrens (Cantorchilus leucotis). Journal of Ornithology 153:S125-134


Gill, S.A. 2011. Buff-breasted Wrens (Cantorchilus leucotis). Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Neotropical Birds Online: 


Gill, S.A. & B.J.M. Stutchbury. 2010. Delayed dispersal and territory acquisition in neotropical buff-breasted wrens (Thryothorus leucotis). The Auk 127: 372-378


Gill, S.A., L.M. Costa, & M. Hau. 2008. Males of a single-brooded tropical bird species do not show increases in testosterone during social challenges. Hormones and Behavior 54:115-124. 


Gill, S.A., D.L.H. Neudorf, & S.G. Sealy. 2008. Do hosts visually discriminate between sexually dichromatic male and female brown-headed cowbirds? Ethology 114: 548-557.


Hau, M., S.A. Gill & W. Goymann. 2008. Tropical field endocrinology: ecology and evolution of testosterone-behavior relationships in birds. General and Comparative Endocrinology 157:241-248


Sheldon, L.D., E.H. Chin, S.A. Gill, G.U. Schmaltz, A.E.A. Newman & K.K. Soma. 2008. Effects of blood sampling on wild birds: an update. Journal of Avian Biology 39:369-378.


Gill, S.A., E.D. Alfson, & M. Hau. 2007. Context matters: female aggression and testosterone in a year-round territorial neotropical songbird (Thryothorus leucotis). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 274:2187-2194. 


Gill, S.A. & B.J.M. Stutchbury. 2006. Long-term mate and territory fidelity in neotropical buff-breasted wrens (Thryothorus leucotis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:245-253.


Gill, S.A. & M.J. Vonhof. 2006. Sexing monochromatic birds in the field: Cryptic sexual size dimorphism in buff-breasted wrens (Thryothorus leucotis). Ornitologia Neotropical 17:409-419.


Gill, S.A. & B.J.M. Stutchbury. 2005. Nest building is an indicator of parental quality in a monogamous, tropical wren Thryothorus leucotis. The Auk 122:1169-1181.


Gill, S.A., M.J. Vonhof, B.J.M. Stutchbury, E.S. Morton, & J.S. Quinn. 2005. No evidence for acoustic mate guarding in duetting buff-breasted wrens (Thryothorus leucotis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57:557-565


Gill, S.A. 2004. First record of cooperative breeding in a Thryothorus wren. The Wilson Bulletin 116:337-341


Gill, S.A. & S.G. Sealy. 2004. Functional reference in an alarm signal given during nest defence: seet calls of yellow warblers denote brood-parasitic brown-headed cowbirds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56:71-80.


Gill, S.A. 2003. Timing and duration of egg laying in duetting buff-breasted wrens. Journal of Field Ornithology 74:31-36.


Gill, S.A. & S.G. Sealy. 2003. Tests of two functions of alarm calls given by yellow warblers during nest defence. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 81:1685-1690.


Fenton, M.B., M.J. Vonhof, S. Bouchard, S.A. Gill, D. Johnston, F.A. Reid, D. Riskin, L.K. Standing, J. Taylor, & R. Wagner. 2000. Roosts used by Sturnia lilium (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Biotropica. 32:729-733.


McMaster, D.G., S.G. Sealy, S.A. Gill & D.L. Neudorf. 1999. Yellow warbler egg laying times and intervals between eggs. The Auk 116:236-240.


Gill, S.A., P.M. Grieef, L.M. Staib & S.G. Sealy. 1997. Does nest defence deter or facilitate cowbird parasitism? A test of the nesting-cue hypothesis. Ethology 103:56-71.


Gill, S.A., D.L. Neudorf & S.G. Sealy. 1997. Host responses to cowbirds near the nest: Cues for recognition. Animal Behaviour 53:1287-1293.


Gill, S.A. & S.G. Sealy. 1996. Nest defence by yellow warblers: Recognition of predator and brood parasite. Behaviour 133:263-282.



Book chapters


Sealy, S.G., D.G. McMaster, S.A. Gill & D.L. Neudorf. 2000. Yellow warbler nest attentiveness before sunrise: Anti-parasite strategy or onset of incubation? In The Ecology and Management of Cowbirds (J.N.M. Smith, T.L. Cook, S.I. Rothstein, S.R. Robinson, & S.G. Sealy, eds.). University of Texas Press, Austin. Pp. 169-177. 


Sealy, S.G., D.L. Neudorf, K.A. Hobson & S.A. Gill. 1998. Nest defense by potential hosts of the brown-headed cowbird: An effective coevolved adaptation? In Parasitic Birds and their Hosts. (S. I. Rothstein & S. R. Robinson, eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. Pp. 194-211.

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