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Peer-reviewed journal articlesBoyle, W. A., B. K. Sandercock, and K. Martin. Patterns and drivers of intraspecfic variation in avian life-histories along elevational gradients: a meta-analysis. (In revision)
Boyle, W. A., C. G. Guglielmo, and D. W. Winkler. Life-history trade-offs underlying migration timing in Tree Swallows. (In revision)
McGuire, L. P., and W. A. Boyle, 2013. Altitudinal migration in bats: evidence, patterns, and processes. Biological Reviews, published online 11 Mar 2013.
Boyle, W. A. and J. L. Bronstein, 2012. Phenology of tropical understory trees: patterns and correlates. Revista de Biología Tropical, 60, 1415-1430. Supplementary material.
Boyle, W. A., D. W. Winkler, and C. G. Guglielmo, 2012. Rapid loss of fat but not lean mass prior to chick provisioning supports the flight efficiency hypothesis in Tree Swallows. Functional Ecology 26, 895-903. Lay Summary
Boyle, W. A., 2011. Short-distance partial migration of Neotropical birds: a community-level test of the foraging limitation hypothesis. Oikos, 120, 1803-1816. (Invited submission, special issue on ecology and evolution of partial migration)
Boyle, W. A., C. G. Guglielmo, K. A. Hobson, and D. R. Norris, 2011. Lekking birds in a tropical forest forego sex for migration. Biology Letters, 7, 661-663. Supplementary material.
Boyle, W. A., C. J. Conway, J. L. Bronstein, 2011. Why do some, but not all, birds migrate? A comparative study of diet breadth and fruit preference. Evolutionary Ecology 25, 219-236. (Winning OTS Best Student Paper Award). Supplementary material.
Boyle, W. A., D. R. Norris, and C. G. Guglielmo, 2010. Storms drive altitudinal migration in a tropical bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B 277, 2511-2519.
Sol, D., N. Garcia, A. Iwaniuk, K. Davis, A. Meade, W. A. Boyle, and T. Székely, 2010. Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds. PLoS One 5, e9617.
Boyle, W. A., 2010. Does food abundance explain altitudinal migration in a tropical frugivorous bird? Canadian Journal of Zoology 88, 204-213. Supplementary material.
Lumpkin, H.* and W. A. Boyle, 2009. Effects of forest age on fruit composition and removal in tropical bird-dispersed understorey trees. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25, 515-522
Boyle, W. A., 2009. How to keep tropical montane frugivorous birds in captivity. Ornitología Neotropical, 20, 265-273
Boyle, W. A., 2008. Partial migration in birds: an evaluation of three hypotheses in a tropical lekking frugivore. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 1122-1128
Boyle, W. A., 2008. Can variation in risk of nest predation explain altitudinal migration in tropical birds? Oecologia 154, 397-403
Boyle, W. A., C. N. Ganong*, D. B. Clark, & M. A. Hast*, 2008. Density, distribution, and attributes of tree cavities in an old-growth tropical rain forest. Biotropica 40(2), 241-245. Supplementary Material.
Boyle, W. A. and C. J. Conway, 2007. Why migrate? A test of the evolutionary precursor hypothesis. American Naturalist 169, 344-359. Appendix A. Appendix B.
Reports, book chapters, and other productsAltshuler, D. L., K. L. Cockle, and W. A. Boyle 2013. North American ornithology in transition. Biology Letters 9, 20120876. Meeting report from the NAOC-V (5th North American Ornithologyical Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, Aug 2012)
Boyle, W. A. 2006. Why do birds migrate? The role of food, habitat, predation, and competition. Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Holland, J. N., J. H. Ness, W. A. Boyle, and J. L. Bronstein, 2005. Mutualisms as consumer-resource interactions. Pages 17-33 in P. Barbosa and I. Castellanos, editors. Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.
Boyle, W. A. 2003. Seed images from the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica. http://eebweb.arizona.edu/grads/alice/SeedPhotos.html.
Boyle, W. A., and C. J. Conway, 2003. Avian diversity at the Madrona Pools. Pages 61-72 in Madrona Pools Pulse Study: A rapid environmental assessment at the Madrona Pools, Saguaro National Park”. Report to the U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Tucson, AZ