Selected Publications (click here for complete list)


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]

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]

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]

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]

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