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Books:

Nolan, V. Jr. 1978. Ecology and behavior of the prairie warbler Dendroica discolor. American Ornithologists' Union. Ornithological Monographs 26:1-595

Papers (since 1975):

Nolan, V. Jr., C.F. Thompson, and M. Carey. 1975. Abstract: Fidelity of indigo buntings Passerina cyanea to sites occupied in previous breeding seasons. Emu (Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union) 74 (Suppl.):289

Nolan, V. Jr., and C.F. Thompson. 1975. Occurrence and significance of anomalous reproductive activities in two North American nonparasitic cuckoos Coccyzus spp. Ibis 117:496-503

Carey, M. and V. Nolan Jr. 1975. Polygyny in indigo buntings: a hypothesis tested. Science 190:1296-1297

Nolan, V. Jr. 1975. External differences in newly hatched yellow-billed and black-billed cuckoos (Coccyzus americanus and C. erythrophthalmus). Condor 77:341

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1976. Geographic variation and its climatic correlates in the sex ratio of eastern-wintering dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Ecology 57:679-693

Nolan, Jr. V. and C.F. Thompson. 1978. Egg volume as a predictor of hatchling weight in the brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater). Wilson Bulletin 90:353-358

Nolan Jr., V. 1978. Ecology and behavior of the prairie warbler Dendroica discolor. American Ornithologists' Union, Ornithological Monographs 26:1-595

Nolan Jr., V. and C.F. Thompson. 1978. Egg volume as a predictor of hatchling weight in the brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater). Wilson Bulletin 90:353-355

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1978. Overnight weight loss in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Auk 95:755-758

Carey, M. and V. Nolan Jr. 1979. Population dynamics of the indigo bunting and the evolution of avian polygyny. Evolution 33:1180-1192

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1979. Seasonal, annual, and geographic variation in sex ratio of wintering populations of dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Auk 96:522-536

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1982. The role of migration and winter mortality in the life history of a temperate-zone migrant, the dark-eyed junco, as determined from demographic analyses of winter populations. Auk 99:243-259

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1983. The evolution of differential bird migration. Current Ornithology 1:357-402

Nolan, V. Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1983. An analysis of body mass, wing length, and visible fat deposits of dark-eyed juncos wintering at different latitudes. Wilson Bulletin 95:603-620

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1983. Behavior o migratory dark-eyed juncos following release in the winter range during the breeding season. Journal of Field Ornithology 54:387-393

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1983. Autumnal Zugunruhe and migratory fattening of dark-eyed juncos apparently suppressed by detention at the wintering site. Wilson Bulletin 95:629-635

Blank, J. and V. Nolan Jr. 1983. Offspring sex ratio in red-winged blackbirds is determined by maternal age. PNAS 80:6141-6145

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1983. The evolution of differential bird migation. In Current Ornithology (R.F. Johnston ed.), 1:357-402. Plenum Press, New York

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1985. Intraspecific variation in avian migration patterns. In: Migration: Mechanisms and Adaptive Significance (ed. M.A. Rankin), University Texas, Contrib. Marine Sci. Suppl. 27:553-579

Nolan, V. Jr., E.D. Ketterson and L. Wolf. 1986. Long-distance homing by non-migratory dark-eyed juncos. Condor 88:539-542

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1986. Effect of winter laparotomy on long-term survival of tree sparrows and dark-eyed juncos. J. Field Ornith. 57:239-240

Walton, R. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1986. Imperfect information and the persistence of pretenders: male prairie warblers contesting for territory. Amer. Nat. 128:427-432

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1987. Suppression of autumnal migratory unrest in dark-eyed juncos held during summer on, near, or far from their previous wintering sites. Auk 104:303-310

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1987. Spring and summer confinement of dark-eyed juncos at autumn migratory destination suppresses normal autumn behavior. Animal Behaviour 35:1744-1753

Rogers, C.M., E.D. Ketterson and V. Nolan, Jr. 1987. Predation risk and fasting capacity: do wintering bird maintain optimal body mass? Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer.

Wolf, L., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 1988. Paternal influence on growth and survival of dark-eyed junco young. Animal Behaviour 36:1601-1618

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1988. A possible role for experience in the regulation of the timing of bird migration. Proc. XIXth Int. Ornith. Congr. (Ottawa) Vol. II, pp. 2169-2179

Sniegowski, P., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 1988. Can experience alter the avian annual cycle? Results of migration experiments in indigo buntings. Ethology 79:333-341

Jackson, W.M., S. Rohwer and V. Nolan, Jr. 1989. Within-season breeding dispersal in prairie warblers and other passerines. Condor 91:233-241

Rogers, C.M., T. Theimer, V. Nolan Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 1989. Does dominance determine how far dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis) migrate into the winter range? Animal Behaviour 37:498-506

Murray, B.G., Jr. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1989. The evolution of clutch size: An equation for predicting clutch size. Evolution 43:1699-1705

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1990. Site attachment and site fidelity in migratory birds: experimental evidence from the field and analogies from neurobiology. In: Bird Migration, E. Gwinner (ed.). Springer Verlag, p. 117-129

Wolf, L., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 1990. Behavioral response of female dark-eyed juncos to the experimental removal of their mates: implications for the evolution of male parental care. Animal Behaviour 39:125-134

Nolan, V. Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1990. Effect of long days on molt and autumn migratory state of site-faithful juncos held at their winter sites. Wilson Bull. 102:469-479

Nolan, V. Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1990. Timing of autumn migration and its relation to winter distribution in dark-eyed juncos. Ecology 71:1267-1278

Cristol, D.A., Nolan, V., Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 1990. Effect of prior residence on dominance status of dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Animal Behaviour 38:580-586

Ketterson, E.D., V. Nolan, Jr., L. Wolf, and A. Goldsmith. 1990. Effect of sex, stage of reproduction, season, and mate removal on prolactin in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Condor 92:922-930

Nolan, V. Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1991. Experiments on winter-site fidelity in young dark-eyed juncos. Ethology 87:123-133

Wolf, L., Ketterson, E.D., and V. Nolan, Jr. 1991. Female condition and delayed benefits to males that provide parental care: a removal study. Auk 108:371-380

Ketterson, E.D., V. Nolan, Jr., C. Ziegenfus, D.P. Cullen and M. Cawthorn. 1991. Non-breeding season attributes of male dark-eyed juncos that acquired breeding territories in their first year. Proc. XXth Inter. Ornith. Congress (Christchurch) 1229-1239

Ketterson, E.D., L. Wolf, C. Ziegenfus, A.M. Dufty, G. Ball and T. Johnsen. 1991. Testosterone and avian life histories: the effect of experimentally elevated testosterone on corticosterone, body mass, and annual survivorship of male dark-eyed juncos. Hormones and Behavior 25:489-503

Nolan, V. Jr., E.D. Ketterson, C. Ziegenfus, D.P. Cullen and C.R. Chandler. 1992. Testosterone and avian life histories: the effect of experimentally elevated testosterone on molt and survival in male dark-eyed juncos. Condor 694:364-370

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan Jr. 1992. Hormones and life histories: an integrative approach. American Naturalist 140:S33-S62

Ketterson, E.D., V. Nolan Jr., L. Wolf and C. Ziegenfus. 1992. Testosterone and avian life histories: the effect of experimentally elevated testosterone on behavior and fitness of the dark-eyed junco. American Naturalist 140:980-999

Rogers, C.M., N. Nolan Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1993. Geographic variation in winterfat of dark-eyed juncos: displacement to a common environment. Ecology.

Rogers, C.M., M. Ramenofsky, E.D. Ketterson, V. Nolan Jr. and J.C. Wingfield. 1993. Plasma corticosterone, adrenal mass, winter weather and season in natural populations of dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis hyemalis). Auk 110:279-285

Rogers, C.M., V. Nolan Jr. and E.D. Ketterson. 1994. Winter fattening in dark-eyed juncos: environmental effects, plasticity and interaction with post-breeding migration.

Chandler, C.R., E.D. Ketterson, V. Nolan, Jr., and C. Ziegenfus. 1994. Effects of testosterone on spatial activity in free-ranging male dark-eyed juncos, Junco hyemalis. Animal Behaviour 47:1445-1455

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1994. Male parental behavior in birds. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 25:601-628

Ketterson, E.D. and V. Nolan, Jr. 1994. Hormones and life histories. In.: Behavioral mechanisms in evolutionary ecology (ed. L.A. Real) pp. 327-353. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago.

Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 1996. Current Ornithology, Vol. 13, 320 pp. + index. Plenum Press, New York

Johnsen, T.S., Hengeveld, J.D., BLank, J.L., Yasukawa, K., and Nolan V., Jr. 1996. Epaulet brightness and physical condition in female red-winged blackbirds. Auk 113:356-632

Ketterson, E.D., V. Nolan, Jr., M.J. Cawthorn, P.G. Parker, and C. Ziegenfus. 1996. Phenotypic engineering: using hormones to explore the mechanistic and functional bases of phenotypic variation in nature. Ibis 138:1-17

Chandler, C.R., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1997. Effects of testosterone on use of space by male dark-eyed juncos when their mates are fertile. Animal Behaviour 54:543-549

Enstrom, D.E., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1997. Testosterone and mate choice in the dark-eyed junco. Animal Behaviour 54:1135-1146

Klukowski, L., M.J. Cawthorn, E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1997. Effects of experimentally elevated testosterone on plasma corticosterone and corticosteroid binding globulin in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). General and Comparative Endocrinology 108:141-151

Titus, R.C., E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1997. High testosterone prior to song crystallization inhibits singing behavior in captive yearling dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Hormones and Behavior 32:133-140

Titus, R.C., C.R. Chandler, E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1997. Song rates of dark-eyed juncos do not increase when females are fertile. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 41:165-169

Ketterson, E.D., P.G. Parker, S.A. Raouf, V. Nolan Jr., C. Ziegenfus, and C.R. Chandler. 1997. The relative impact of extra-pair fertilizations on variation in male and female reproductive success in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Pp. 81-10. In Avian Reproductive Tactics: Male and Female perspectives (P.G. Parker, and N.T. Burley, eds.). Ornithological Monographs, No. 49. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS

Raouf, S.A., P.G. Parker, E.D. Ketterson, V. Nolan, Jr., and C. Ziegenfus. 1997. Testosterone affects reproductive success by influencing extra-pair fertilizations in male dark-eyed juncos (Aves: Junco hyemalis). Proceedings Royal Society, Series B., London 264:1-5

Nolan, V. Jr., E.D. Ketterson and C.F. Thompson (eds.). 1997. Current Ornithology, vol 14. Plenum Press, New York

Kast, T.L. E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1998. Variation in ejaculate quality in the dark-eyed junco, according to season, stage of reproduction, and testosterone treatment. Auk 115:684-693

Cawthorn, M.J., D.L. Morris, E.D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan, Jr. 1998. Influence of experimentally elevated testosterone on nest defence in dark-eyed juncos. Animal Behaviour, 56:617-621

Nolan, V. Jr., Ketterson, E. D., and C. F. Thompson (eds.). 1999. Current Ornithology Vol. 15. Plenum, New York.

Nolan, V., Jr., E. D. Ketterson, and C. A. Buerkle. 1999. Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor). In The Birds of North America, No. 455 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North American, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Lipar, J. L., E. D. Ketterson, V. Nolan Jr., and J. M. Casto. 1999. Egg yolk layers vary in the concentration of steroid hormones in two avian species. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 115:220-227.

Ketterson, E. D., and V. Nolan Jr. 1999. Exaptation, adaptation, and constraints; a hormonal perspective. American Naturalist, in press.

Hill, J. A., D. E. Enstrom, E. D. Ketterson, V. Nolan Jr., and C. Ziegenfus. 1999. Mate choice based on static vs. dynamic secondary sexual traits in the dark-eyed junco. Behavioral Ecology 10(1):91-96.

Lipar, J. L., E. D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 1999. Intra-clutch variation in testosterone content of eggs of red-winged blackbirds. Auk 116:231-235.

Schoech, S. J., E. D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 1999. Exogenous testosterone and the adrenocortical response in the dark-eyed junco, (Junco hyemalis). Auk 116:64-72.

Lynn, S. E., A. M. Houtman, W. W. Weathers, E. D. Ketterson and V. Nolan Jr. 2000. Testosterone increases activity but not daily energy expenditure in captive male dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Animal Behavior 60: 581-587.

Hudman, S. O., E. D. Ketterson, and V. Nolan Jr. 2000. Effects of time of sampling on oocyst detection and effects of age and experimentally elevated testosterone on prevalence of coccidia in male dark-eyed juncos. Auk 117:1048-1051.

Smulders, T. V., J. M. Casto, V. Nolan Jr., E. D. Ketterson, and T. J. DeVoogd. 2000. Effects of captivity and testosterone on the volumes of four brain regions in the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). J. Neurobiology 43:244-253.

Ketterson, E. D., Nolan, V. Jr., Casto, J. M., Buerkle, C. A., Clotfelter, E., Grindstaff, J. L., Jones, K. J., Lipar, J. L., McNabb, F. M. A., Neudorf, D. L., Parker-Renga, I., Schoech, S. J., and E. Snajdr. 2001. Testosterone, phenotype, and fitness: a research program in evolutionary behavioral endocrinology. Pp. 19-40 in A. Dawson and C. M. Chaturvedi (eds.), Avian Endocrinology. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India.

Casto, J. M., Nolan, V. Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2001. Steroid hormones and immune function: experimental studies in wild and captive dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). American Naturalist 157: 408-420.

Clotfelter, E. D., Nolan, V. Jr., Ketterson, E. D. 2001. The effects of experimentally elevated testosterone and food deprivation on food consumption and prey size preferences in male dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis, Emberizidae: Passeriformes). Ethology 107: 439-449.

Grindstaff, J.L., C. A. Buerkle, J. M. Casto, V. Nolan, Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2001. Offspring sex ratio is unrelated to male attractiveness in dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 312-316.

Nolan, V. Jr. and C. F. Thompson (eds.). 2001. Current Ornithology Vol. 16. Plenum, New York.

Nolan, V. Jr., Ketterson, E.D., Cristol, D.A., Rogers, C.M., Clotfelter, E.D., Titus, R., Schoech, S.J., and E. Snajdr. . 2002. Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). In The Birds of North America, No. 716. (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds), 44p. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

D. L. Neudorf, Ziolkowski, D.J., Jr., V. Nolan Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2002. Movement by female dark-eyed juncos during the fertile peiod suggest that males visit females for extra-pair copulations. Ethology. 108:1-15.

Clotfelter, E.D., Schubert, K.A., Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson 2003. Mouth colour signals thermal stress in nestling dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis). Ethology 109:171-182.

Wolf, W.L., Casto, J.M., Nolan, V. Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2004. Female ornamentation and male mate choice in dark-eyed juncos. Animal Behaviour 67 (1): 93-102.

Clotfelter, E.D., O’Neal, D.M., Gaudioso, J.M, Casto, JM, Parker-Renga, I.M., Snajdr, E.A., Duffy, D.L., Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 2004. Consequences of elevating plasma testosterone in females of a socially monogamous songbird: evidence of constraints on male evolution? Hormones and Behavior 46:171-178.

McGlothlin, J., Neudorf, D.L., Casto, J.M., Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 2004. Elevated testosterone reduces choosiness in female dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis): evidence for a hormonal constraint on sexual selection? Proceedings Royal Society, London B 271:1377-1384.

McGlothlin, J. W., P. G. Parker, V. Nolan Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2005. Correlational selection leads to genetic integration of body size and an attractive plumage trait in dark-eyed juncos. Evolution 59:658-671.

Ketterson, E.D., V. Nolan Jr., and M. Sandell. 2005. Testosterone in females: mediator of adaptive traits, constraint on the evolution of sexual dimorphism, or both? American Naturalist 166: S85-S98.

Reed, W.L, Clark, M.E., Parker, P.G., Raouf, S.A., Arguedas, N., Monk, D.S, Snajdr, E., Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 2006. Physiological effects on demography: A long-term experimental study of testosterone's effects on fitness. American Naturalist, tentatively accepted.

Clotfelter, E.D., Pedersen, A.B., Cranford, J.A., Ram, N., Snajdr, E.A., Nolan Jr., V. and E.D. Ketterson. 2007. Acorn mast drives long- term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations. Oecologia 154:493-503.

Clotfelter, E.D., Chandler, C.R., Nolan, V. Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 2007. The influence of exogenous testosterone on the dynamics of nestling provisioning in dark-eyed juncos. Ethology 113:18-25.

Murray, BG and V. Nolan Jr. 2007. A more informative method for analyzing reproductive success. Journal of Field Ornithology 78: 401-406.