Publications

 

2017

Wolf, B. O., B. C. Coe, A. R. Gerson, and A. E. Mckechnie. (in press) Systematic errors in data compilation undermine the credibility of Khaliq et al.’s (2014) analysis of endotherm thermal tolerances. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Albright, T. P., D. Mutiibwa, A. R. Gerson, E. K. Smith, W. A. Talbot, J. J. O’Neill, A. E. McKechnie, and B. O. Wolf. (2017) Mapping evaporative water loss in desert passerines reveals an expanding threat of lethal dehydration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI 10.1073/pnas.1613625114

2016

Noakes, M., B. O. Wolf and A. E. McKechnie. (2016) Seasonal metabolic acclimatization varies in direction and magnitude among populations of an Afrotropical passerine bird. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology DOI 10.1086/689030

McKechnie A. E., B. C. Coe, A. R. Gerson, and B. O. Wolf. (2016) Data quality problems undermine analyses of endotherm upper critical temperatures. Journal of Biogeography DOI 10.1111/jbi.12941

Hayes, C. and B. O. Wolf. (2016) Abiotic limitation and the C3 hypothesis: Isotopic evidence from Gunnison's prairie dog during persistent drought. Ecosphere DOI 10.1002/ecs2.1626

O’Connor, R. S., B. O. Wolf, R. M. Brigham, and A. E. McKechnie. (2016) Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling in two southern African Nightjars. The Journal of Comparative Physiology B DOI 10.1007/s00360-016-1047-4

McKechnie A. E., B. Smit, A. E., Whitfield, M. C., M. J. Noakes, W. A. Talbot, M. Garcia, A. R. Gerson, and B. O. Wolf. (2016) Avian thermoregulation in the heat: evaporative cooling capacity in an archetypal desert specialist the Burchell’s sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli). The Journal of Experimental Biology DOI 10.1242/jeb.139733

McKechnie, A. E., Whitfield, M. C., B. Smit, A. R. Gerson, E. K. Smith, W. A. Talbot, T. J. McWhorter, and B. O. Wolf. (2016) Avian thermoregulation in the heat: efficient evaporative cooling allows for extreme heat tolerance in four southern Hemisphere columbids. The Journal of Experimental Biology DOI 10.1242/jeb.138776

Noakes, M., B. O. Wolf and A. E. McKechnie. (2016) Seasonal and geographic variation in heat tolerance and evaporative cooling capacity in a passerine bird, USA. The Journal of Experimental Biology 219 859-869. DOI 10.1242/jeb.132001

Borgman, C. C. and B. O. Wolf. (2016) The indirect effects of climate variability on the reproductive dynamics and productivity of an avian predator in the arid southwest. Oecologia 180 279-291. DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3456-6

McDonnell-Cruz, K. and B. O. Wolf. (2016) Rapid warming and drought negatively impact population size and reproductive dynamics of an avian predator in the arid southwest. Global Change Biology 22 237-253. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13092

2015

Smith, E. K., J.  J. O’Neill, A. R. Gerson and B. O. Wolf. (2015) Avian Thermoregulation in the heat: doves and quail in the Sonoran Desert. The Journal of Experimental Biology 218 3636-3646. DOI 10.1242/jeb.128645

Whitfield, M. C., B. Smit, A. E. McKechnie and B. O. Wolf. (2015) Avian Thermoregulation in the heat: scaling of heat tolerance and evaporative cooling capacity in three southern African arid-zone passerines. The Journal of Experimental Biology 218 1705-1714. DOI 10.1242/jeb.121749. [pdf] Highlighted by Inside JEB [pdf]

Orr, T. J., S. R. Newsome and B. O. Wolf. (2015) Cacti provide limited nutrients to a desert rodent community, Oecologia 178 1045-1062DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3304-8. [pdf]

Murray, I. W., A. Fuller, H. M. Lease, D. Mitchell, B. O. Wolf and R. S. Hetem. (2015) Low field metabolic rates for geckos of the genus Rhoptropus may not be surprising. Journal of Arid Environments 113 35-42. [pdf]

2014

Murray, I. W., A. Fuller, H. M. Lease, D. Mitchell, B. O. Wolf and R. S. Hetem. (2014) The actively foraging desert lizard Pedioplanis husabensis behaviorally optimizes its energy economy. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92 905-913. [pdf]

Collins, S. L., J. Belnap, N. B. Grimm, J. A. Rudgers, C. N. Dahm, P. D’odorico, M. Litvak, D. O. Natvig, D. C. Peters, W. T. Pockman, R. L. Sinsabaugh, and B. O. Wolf. (2014) A multi-scale, hierarchical model of pulse dynamics in aridland ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 45 397-419. [pdf]

Gerson, A. R., E. K. Smith, B. Smit, A. E. Mckechnie, and B. O. Wolf. (2014) The effects of humidity on evaporative cooling in small desert birds exposed to high air temperatures. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87 782-795. [pdf]

Erhardt, E. B., B. O. Wolf, M. Ben-David, and E. J. Bedrick. (2014) Stable isotope sourcing using sampling. Open Journal of Ecology 4 289-298. [pdf]

2013

McCue, M. D., J. A. Amaya, A. S. Yang, E. B. Erhardt, B. O. Wolf, and D. T. Hanson. (2013) Targeted 13C enrichment of lipid and protein pools in the body reveals circadian changes in oxidative fuel mixture during prolonged fasting: a case study using Japanese Quail. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 166 546-554. [pdf]

Murray, I. W. and B. O. Wolf (2013) Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) dietary specialization decreases across a precipitation gradient, PLoS ONE 8(6) e66505, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0066505. [pdf]

Noakes, M. J., B. Smit, B. O. Wolf and A. E. Mckechnie, (2013) Thermoregulation in African green pigeons (Treron calvus) and a re-analysis of insular effects on basal metabolic rate and heterothermy in columbid birds, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, DOI 10.1007/s00360-013-0763-2. [pdf]

Hayes, C. L., W. A. Talbot and B. O. Wolf (2013) Woodrat herbivory influences saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) reproductive output, Journal of Arid Environments 89 110-115. [pdf]

Murray, I., and B. O. Wolf (2013) Diet and growth influence carbon incorporation rates and discrimination factors (d13C) in desert box turtles, Terrapenne ornata luteola, Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8 149-162. [pdf]

Gilman C. A., G. Candelaria, B. Gershman, J P. Norenberg and B. O. Wolf (2013) Respiratory biology during gravidity in Crotaphytus collaris and Gambelia wislizenii, Journal of Herpetology 47 262-269. [pdf]

2012

Mckechnie, A. E., P. Hockey, and B. O. Wolf (2012) Guest Editorial: Global warming- drought and the future of Australia’s land-bird communities, The Emu 112 i-vii. [pdf]

Warne, R. W., C. Gilman, D. A. Garcia and B. O. Wolf (2012) Capital breeding and allocation to life history demands are highly plastic in lizards, The American Naturalist 180 130-141. [pdf]

Murray, I., and B. O. Wolf. (2012) Tissue carbon incorporation rates and diet-to-tissue discrimination in ectotherms – tortoises are really slow. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85 96-105. [pdf]

2011

McCluney K. E., J. Belnap, S. L. Collins, B. Cutts, A. L. González, E. M. Hagen, J. N. Holland, B. P. Kotler, F. T. Maestre, S. D. Smith, and B. O. Wolf (2011) Shifting consumer-resource interactions in response to altered water availability in dryland systems, Biological Reviews 87 563-582, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00209.x. [pdf]

Smith C. L., M. Toomey, B. R. Walker, E. J. Braun, B. O. Wolf, K. McGraw, and K. L. Sweazea (2011) Resistance to oxidative stress in the vasculature of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Journal of Zoology 114 171-176. [pdf]

Lease, H. L. and B. O. Wolf (2011) Lipid content of terrestrial insects: the effects of body size, phylogeny, ontogeny and sex, The Journal of Insect Physiology 36 29-38. [pdf]

Wolf B. O. and K. A. Hatch (2011) Invited commentary: Aloe nectar, birds and stable isotopes-opportunities for quantifying trophic interactions, Ibis 153 1-3. [pdf]

2010

Warne, R. A., C. A. Gilman and B. O. Wolf (2010) Tissue carbon incorporation rates in lizards: implications for ecological studies using stable isotopes in terrestrial ectotherms Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83 608-617. [pdf]

Lease, H. M. and B. O. Wolf (2010) Exoskeleton scales isometrically with body size in terrestrial insects, Journal of Morphology 271 759-768. [pdf]

Warne, R. A., A. D. Pershall and B. O. Wolf (2010) Linking climate dynamics and primary production to the pathways of carbon flow in higher trophic level consumers in a desert grassland-shrubland, Ecology 91 1628-1638. [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E. and B. O. Wolf (2010) Climate change increases the likelihood of catastrophic avian mortality events during extreme heat waves, Biology Letters 6 253-256. [pdf]  [supplement pdf]

2009

Engel, S., H. M. Lease, N. G. McDowell, A. H. Corbett and B. O. Wolf (2009) The use of tunable diode laser spectroscopy to measure d13C of animal breath for studies of animal physiology and ecology, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectroscopy 23 1281-1286. [pdf]

2008

Gilman, C. A., E. C. Toolson and B. O. Wolf (2008) Effects of temperature on the behavior of Trimerotropis pallidipennis (Orthoptera, Arcrididae), The Southwestern Naturalist 53 162-168. [pdf]

2007

Gilman, C. A. and B. O. Wolf (2007) Using portable ultrasonography as a non-destructive method for estimating reproductive effort in lizards, The Journal of Experimental Biology 210 1859-1867. [pdf]

2006

Lease, H. M., B. O. Wolf and J. F. Harrison (2006) Intraspecific variation in tracheal volume in the American locust (Schistocerca americana) measured by a new inert gas method, The Journal of Experimental Biology 209 3476-3481. [pdf]

2005

Meehan, T., H. lease, and B. O. Wolf (2005) Negative indirect effects of an avian insectivore on the fruit set of an insect-pollinated herb, Okios 109 297-304. [pdf]

Martínez del Río, C. and B. O. Wolf (2005) Mass-balance models for animal isotopic ecology. M. Stark (ed.) In Physiological and Ecological Adaptations to Feeding in Vertebrates, Science Publishers, INC. Enfield, NH, USA. 141-174. [pdf]

2004

Carlton, S. A., B. O. Wolf and C. Martínez del Río (2004) Keeling plots for hummingbirds: a field method to estimate carbon stable isotope ratios of respired CO2 in small vertebrates, Oecologia 141 1-6. [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E., B. O. Wolf and C. Martínez del Río (2004) Deuterium stable isotope ratios as tracers of water resource use: an experimental test with rock doves, Oecologia 140 191-200. [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E. and B. O. Wolf (2004) Partitioning of evaporative water loss in White-winged Doves: plasticity in response to short-term thermal acclimation, The Journal of Experimental Biology 207 203-210. [pdf] Highlighted by Inside JEB [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E. and B. O. Wolf (2004) The allometry of avian basal metabolic rate: good predictions need good data, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 77 502-521. [pdf]

Smith, R. B., E. C. Greiner, and B. O. Wolf (2004) Migratory movements of Sharp-shinned Hawks in relation to prevalence, intensity and biogeography of avian hematozoan parasites, The Auk 121 837-846. [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E. and B. O. Wolf (2004) Solar radiation and the energetic cost of rewarming from torpor, In Barnes, B. M. and Carey, H. V. (eds.) Life in the cold: Evolution, Mechanisms, and Application, 12th International Hibernation Symposium, Biological papers of the University of Alaska, No. 27 63-70. [pdf]

Mckechnie, A. E. and B. O. Wolf (2004) The energetics of the rewarming phase of avian torpor, In Barnes, B. M. and Carey, HV (eds.) Life in the cold: Evolution, Mechanisms, and Application, 12th International Hibernation Symposium, Biological papers of the University of Alaska, No. 27 265-273. [pdf]

Martínez del Río, C., B. O. Wolf and R. Haughey (2004) Saguaros and White-winged Doves: the natural history of an uneasy partnership, Chapter 7, G. Nabhan (ed.) In Conserving migratory pollinators and nectar corridors in Western North America, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Studies in Natural History, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 122-143. [pdf]

2003

Smith, R. B., T. Meehan, and B. O. Wolf (2003) Assessing migration patterns of sharp-shinned hawks (Accipter striatus) using stable-isotope and band encounter analysis, The Journal of Avian Biology 34 387-392. [pdf]

Cryan, P. and B. O. Wolf (2003) Metabolism and evaporative water loss in hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus): affects of temperature and sex, The Journal of Experimental Biology 206 3381-3390. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. and C. Martínez del Río (2003) How important are columnar cacti as sources of water and nutrients for desert consumers? A review, Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies 39 53-67. [pdf]

2002

Wolf, B. O., C. Martínez del Río and J. Babson (2002) Stable isotopes reveal that saguaro fruit provides different resources to two desert dove species, Ecology 83 1286-1293. [pdf]

2000

Wolf, B. O. and G. E. Walsberg (2000) The role of the plumage in heat transfer processes in birds, American Zoologist 40 575-584. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. and C. Martínez del Río (2000) Use of saguaro fruit by White-winged Doves: isotopic evidence of a tight ecological association, Oecologia 124 536-543. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. (2000) Global warming and avian occupancy of hot deserts; a physiological and behavioral perspective, Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 73 395-400. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O., K. M. Wooden and G. E. Walsberg (2000) Effects of complex radiative and convective environments on the thermal biology of the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonatrichia leucophyrs gambelii), The Journal of Experimental Biology 203 803-811. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. and S. L. Jones (2000) Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus), In The Birds of North America, No. 484 (A. Pool and F. Gill, Eds.), Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D. C., The American Ornithologists' Union. [pdf]

1998

Shukman, J. and B. O. Wolf (1998) Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya). In The Birds of North America, No. 374 (A. Pool and F. Gill, Eds.), Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D. C., The American Ornithologists' Union. [pdf]

1997

Wolf, B. O., G. E. Walsberg and M. Stanisick (1997) Quantifying the behavior of free-living animals: integration of binoculars and palmtop computer, The Journal of Field Ornithology 68 173-177. [pdf]

Walsberg G. E., T. Weaver and B. O. Wolf (1997) Seasonal adjustment of solar heat gain independent of coat coloration in a desert mammal, Physiological Zoology 70 150-157. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. (1997) Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans), In The Birds of North America, No. 268 (A. Pool and F. Gill, Eds.), Philadelphia, The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D. C., The American Ornithologists' Union. [pdf]

1996

Wolf, B. O. and G. E. Walsberg (1996) Thermal effects of radiation and wind on a small bird and implications for microsite selection, Ecology 77 2228-2236. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O. and G. E. Walsberg (1996) Respiratory and cutaneous evaporative water loss at high environmental temperatures in a small bird, The Journal of Experimental Biology 199 451-457. [pdf]

Wolf, B. O., K. M. Wooden, and G. E. Walsberg (1996) The use of thermal refugia by two small desert birds, The Condor 98 424-428. [pdf]

Walsberg G. E. and B. O. Wolf (1996) An appraisal of operative temperature mounts as tools for studies of ecological energetics, Physiological Zoology 69 658-681. [pdf]

Walsberg G. E. and B. O. Wolf (1996) A test of the accuracy of operative temperature thermometers for studies of small ectotherms, The Journal of Thermal Biology 21 275-281. [pdf]

1995

Walsberg G. E. and B. O. Wolf (1995) Variation in the respiratory quotient of birds and implications for indirect calorimetry using measurements of carbon dioxide production, The Journal of Experimental Biology 198 213-219. [pdf]

Walsberg G. E. and B. O. Wolf (1995) Solar heat gain in a desert rodent: unexpected increases with wind speed and implications for estimating the heat balance of free-living animals, Journal of Comparative Physiology B 165 306-314. [pdf]

Walsberg G. E. and B. O. Wolf (1995) Effects of solar radiation and wind speed on metabolic power consumption by two mammals with contrasting coat colors, The Journal of Experimental Biology 198 1499-1507. [pdf]

1994-

Wolf, B. O. and S. L. Jones (1989) Great Blue Heron deaths caused by predation on pacific lamprey, The Condor 91 482-484. [pdf]