Publications (click here for selected publications list)

Publications (peer reviewed)
Olson, C.R., C.M. Vleck D.C. Adams (in review) Decoupling morphological development from growth in periodically cooled zebra finch embryos.  J of Morphology.

Vleck, C. M., Haussmann, M. F. & Vleck, D. 2007 Avian senescence: underlying mechanisms. Journal of Ornithology DOI 10.1007/s10336-007-0186-5. [PDF]

Badyaev, A.V. and C.M. Vleck. 2007 Context-dependent development of sexual ornamentation:  implications for a trade-off between current and future breeding efforts. J Evol. Biol. 20:1277-1287. [PDF]

Haussmann, M.F., D.W. Winkler, I.C.T. Nisbet, C.E. Huntington, C.M. Vleck. 2007. Telomerase activity is maintained throughout the lifespan of long-lived birds. Exp. Gerontology 42:610-618. [PDF]

Haussmann, M.F., C.M. Vleck, E.S. Farrar. 2007. A laboratory exercise to illustrate increased salivary cortisol in response to three stressful conditions using competitive ELISA. Advances in Physiology Education 31:110-115. [PDF]

Palacios, M.G., J. E. Cunnick, D.W. Winkler, C.M. Vleck. 2007.  Immunosenescence in some but not all immune components in a free-living vertebrate, the tree swallow.  Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 274:951-957. [PDF]

Olson, C.R. C.M. Vleck, D. Vleck 2006. Periodic cooling of bird eggs reduces embryonic growth efficiency.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79:927-936. [PDF]

Scott, N. M., M. F. Haussmann, R.M. Elsey, P.L. Trosclair III, C.M. Vleck  2006. Telomere length shortens with body length in Alligator mississippiensis. Southeastern Naturalist 5:685-692. [PDF]

Juola, F.A., M.F. Haussmann, D.C Dearborn, C.M. Vleck. 2006. Telomere shortening in a long-lived marine bird: cross-sectional analysis and test of an aging tool. Auk 123:775-783. [PDF]

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, C. E. Huntingdon, D. Vleck, C. W. Sanneman, D. Hanley, C. M. Vleck. 2005. Cell-mediated immunosenescence in birds. Oecologia 145:270-275. [PDF]

Haussmann, M.R., D.W. Winkler, C.M. Vleck. 2005. Longer telomeres associated with higher survival in birds. Biology Letters 1:212-214. [PDF]

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, C. E. Huntingdon, I. C. T. Nisbet, C. M. Vleck. 2004. Telomerase expression is differentially regulated in birds of differing life span. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 1019:186-190. [PDF]

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, K. M. O'Reilly, C. E. Huntington, I. C. T. Nisbet, and C. M. Vleck. 2003. Telomeres shorten more slowly in long-lived birds and mammals than in short-lived ones. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London. B 270:1387-1392. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M., M. F. Haussmann and D. Vleck. 2003. The natural history of telomeres: Tools for aging animals and exploring the aging process. Experimental Gerontology 38(7):791-795. [PDF]

Haussmann, M. F., C. M. Vleck and I. C. T. Nisbet. 2003. Calibrating the telomere clock in common terns, Sterna hirundo. Experimental Gerontology 38(7):787-789. [PDF]

Vleck. C. M. and J. A. Van Hook. 2002. Absence of daily rhythms of prolactin and corticosterone in Adélie penguins under continuous daylight. Condor 104:667-671. [PDF]

Haussmann, M. F. and C. M. Vleck. 2002. Telomere length provides a new technique for aging animals. Oecologia. 130:325-328. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. and D. Vleck. 2002. Physiological condition and reproductive consequences in Adélie penguins. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42:76-83. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. 2001. Comparison of corticosterone and heterophil to lymphocyte ratios as indicators of stress in free-living birds. pp. 401-411. In: Avian Endocrinology. A. Dawson & C. M. Chaturvedi (Eds.), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.

Vleck, C. M. 2001. Hormonal control of incubation. pp. 54-62. In: Avian Incubation: Behaviour, Environment and Evolution. D. C. Deeming (Ed.), Oxford U. Press, Oxford. [PDF]

Reed, W.L. and C. M. Vleck. 2001. Functional significance of variation in egg-yolk androgens in the America coot. Oecologia. 128:164-171. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M., L.L. Ross, D. Vleck, and T. L. Bucher. 2000. Prolactin and parental behavior in Adélie penguins: Effects of absence from nest, incubation length and nest failure. Hormones and Behavior. 38:149-158. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M., N. Vertalino, D. Vleck, and T. L. Bucher. 2000. Stress, corticosterone, and heterophil to lymphocyte ratios in free-living Adélie Penguins. Condor 102:393-401. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M., T. L. Bucher, W. L. Reed, and A. Y. Kristmundsdottir 1999. Changes in reproductive hormones and body mass through the reproductive cycle in the Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), with associated data on courting-only individuals. pp. 1210-1223. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Ornithological Congress. N. Adams. & R. Slotow (Eds.), University of Natal, Durban. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. and J. L. Brown. 1999. Testosterone and social and reproductive behaviour in Aphelocoma jays. Animal Behaviour 58:943-951. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. and D. J. Patrick. 1999. Effects of vasoactive intestinal peptide on prolactin secretion in three species of passerine birds. General and Comparative Endocrinology 113: 146-154. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. 1999. Avian, egg. pp. 963-971. In: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Vol. 1. E. Knobil and J. D. Neill (Eds.), Academic Press, San Diego.

Vleck, C. M. and T. L. Bucher. 1998. Energy metabolism, gas exchange and ventilation. pp. 89-116. In: Avian Growth and Development. Evolution within the Precocial-Altricial Spectrum. J. M. Stark and R. E. Ricklefs (Eds.), Oxford Univ. Press, New York.

Brown, J. L. and C. M. Vleck. 1998. Prolactin and helping in birds: Has natural selection strengthened helping behavior? Behavioral Ecology 9:541-545. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. and D. Vleck. 1996. Embryonic Energetics. pp. 417-460. In: Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology. C. Carey ( Ed.), Chapman and Hall, NY.

Vleck, C. M. and S. J. Dobrott. 1993. Testosterone, antiandrogens and alloparental behavior in bobwhite quail foster fathers. Hormones and Behavior 27:92-107. [Abstract]

Vleck, C. M. 1993. Hormones, reproduction, and behavior in birds of the Sonoran Desert. pp. 73-86. In: Avian Endocrinology. P. J. Sharp (Ed.), Journal of Endocrinology, Bristol.

Wingfield, J. C., C. M. Vleck, and M. C. Moore. 1992. Seasonal changes of the adrenocortical response to stress in birds of the Sonoran Desert. Journal of Experimental Zoology 264:419-428.

Vleck, C. M., N. A. Mays, J. W. Dawson and A. Goldsmith. 1991. Hormonal correlates of parental and helping behavior in cooperatively breeding Harris' Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus). Auk. 108:638-648. [PDF]

Mays, N. A., C. M. Vleck, and J. W. Dawson. 1991. Plasma luteinizing hormone, steroid hormones, behavioral role, and nest stage in the cooperatively breeding Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus). Auk 108:619-637. [PDF]

Vleck, C. M. and D. F. Hoyt. 1991. Metabolism and energetics of reptilian and avian embryos. pp. 285-306. In: Egg Incubation and its Effects in Embryonic Development in Birds and Reptiles. M. W. J. Ferguson and D. C. Deeming (Eds.), Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Vleck, C. M. 1991. Allometric scaling in avian embryonic development. pp. 39-57. In: Avian Incubation and Embryology. S. G. Tullett (Ed.), Butterworth, London.

Vleck, C. M. and D. Vleck. 1987. Metabolism and energetics of avian embryos. Journal of Experimental Zoology Suppl. 1:111-125.

Seymour, R. S., D. Vleck, and C. M. Vleck. 1987. Water relations of buried eggs of mound building birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology 157:413-422.

Seymour, R. S., D. Vleck, and C. M. Vleck. 1986. Gas exchange in the incubation mounds of megapode birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology 156:773-782.

Vleck, D., Vleck, C. M. Vleck, and D. F. Hoyt. 1985. Physiological correlates of synchronous hatching in rhea eggs (Rhea americana). Proceedings of the 18th International Ornithological Congress (Moscow). 18:864-872.

Vleck, C. M. and J. Priedkalns. 1985. Reproduction in Zebra Finches: Hormone levels and effects of dehydration. Condor 87:37-46.

Vleck, C. M. 1985. Time and energy in avian incubation. Proceedings of the 18th International Ornithological Congress (Moscow). 18:399-403.

Priedkalns, J. and C. Vleck. 1985. Effect of environmental factors on testicular size and activity in the Zebra Finch. pp. 265-268. In: Current Trends in Comparative Endocrinology. B. Lofts and W.N. Holmes (Eds.), Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong.

Vleck, D., C. M. Vleck, and R. S. Seymour. 1984. Energetics of embryonic development in the megapode birds, Mallee Fowl (Leipoa ocellata) and Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami). Physiological Zoology 57:444-456.

Priedkalns, J., A. Oksche, C. Vleck, and R. K. Bennett. 1984. The response of the hypothalamo-gonadal system to environmental factors in the Zebra Finch, Poephila guttata castanotis. Cell and Tissue Research 238:23-35.

Vleck, C. M., D. Vleck, C. Paganelli, and H. Rahn. 1983. Nest microclimate, water-vapor conductance and water loss in heron and tern eggs. Auk 100:76-83.

Bartholomew, G. A., C. M. Vleck, and T. L. Bucher. 1983. Energy metabolism and nocturnal hypothermia in two tropical passerine frugivores, Manacus vittelinus and Pipra mentalis. Physiological Zoology 56:370-379.

Carey, C., E. L. Thompson, C. M. Vleck, and F. C. James. 1982. Avian reproduction over an altitudinal gradient: incubation period, hatchling mass, and embryonic oxygen consumption. ¬Auk 99:710-718.

Wingfield, J. C., C. M. Vleck, and D. S. Farner. 1981. Effects of day length and reproductive state on diel rhythms of luteinizing hormone levels in the plasma of White-crowned Sparrows, Zonotrichia leucophyrys gambelii. Journal of Experimental Zoology 217:261-264.

Vleck, C. M. 1981. Energetic cost of incubation in the Zebra Finch, Poephila guttata. Condor 83:229-237. [PDF]

Bartholomew, G. A., D. Vleck, and C. M. Vleck. 1981. Instantaneous measurement of oxygen consumption during pre-flight warm-up and post-flight cooling in sphingid and saturniid moths. Journal of Experimental Biology 90:17-32.

Vleck, C. M. 198l. Hummingbird incubation: female attentiveness and egg temperature. Oecologia 51:199-205.

Vleck, D., C. M. Vleck, and D. F. Hoyt. 1980. Metabolism of avian embryos: Ontogeny of oxygen consumption in the rhea and emu. Physiological Zoology 53:125-135.

Vleck, C. M., D. Vleck, and D. F. Hoyt. 1980. Patterns of metabolism and growth in avian embryos. American Zoologist 20:405-416.

Vleck, C. M. and G. J. Kenagy. 1980. Embryonic metabolism of the Fork-tailed Storm-petrel: physiological patterns during prolonged and interrupted incubation. Physiological Zoology 53:32-42.

Vleck, C. M., D. F. Hoyt, and D. Vleck. 1979. Metabolism of avian embryos: patterns in altricial and precocial birds. Physiological Zoology 52:363-377.

Vleck, C. M. and D. Vleck. 1979. Metabolic rate of five tropical bird species. Condor 81:89-91.
Hoyt, D. F., D. Vleck, and C. M. Vleck. 1978. Metabolism of embryos: Ontogeny and temperature effects in the Ostrich. Condor 80:265-271.

Hoyt, D. F., C. M. Vleck, and D. Vleck. 1978. Metabolism of avian embryos: Comparative Ontogeny. pp. 237-238. In: Respiratory Function in Birds, Adult and Embryonic. J. Piiper (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin.


Reports (non-peer-reviewed)
Palacios, M.G.,D.m. Vleck and D. Vleck. 2006 Comparison of immune structure and function of nestling and adult tree swallows. Iowa State University, Horticulture Research Station 2006 Annual Progress Report. Page 68-69.

Vleck, C. M. and T. Bucher. 1998. Reproductive endocrinology of free-living Adélie penguins at Torgersen Island, Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the United States 32:105-107.

Bucher, T. L. and C. M. Vleck. 1998. Patterns of nest attendance and relief in Adélie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae. Antarctic Journal of the United States 32:103-104.

Vleck, C. M. and A. Ar. 1994. Forward to Symposium Proceedings: Development in vertebrate embryos: Environmental, parental and embryonic interactions. Israel Journal of Zoology 40:291-292.

Vleck, C. M. 1991. In Memoriam: Hermann Rahn, 1912-1990. Auk 109:191-192.

Book Reviews
Vleck, C. M. 1999. Review of [Swallow Summer. Charles R. Brown. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London. 371 pp. 1998] Quarterly Review of Biology 74:337.

Vleck, C. M. 1987. Review of [Physiological Strategies in Avian Biology. J. G. Phillips, P. J. Butler, &P. J. Sharp, Chapman & Hall, New York. 218 pp. 1985] Ecology 68:114.

Vleck, C. M. 1983. Review of [Avian Incubation-Egg Temperature, Nest Humidity, and Behavioral Thermoregulation in a Hot Environment. G. S. Grant. Ornithological Monographs No. 30. AOU, Washington, D. C. 75 pp. 1982] BioScience 34(2):114.

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