Publications

*Popescu, M., *Trychta, M.R., *Jackson, E.G., *Selman, J.B., Houston, A.E., Collins, M.D. 2020. Avian haemosporidian prevalence and its relationship to host traits in western Tennessee. Journal of Ornithology doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01783-8

*Dorn, R.P., Horne, H.E., Collins, M.D. 2019. Et tu, Picoides? Understanding why bird names change. The Migrant 90:77–92.

Fecchio, A., Bell, J.A., Pinheiro, R.B.P., …, Collins, M.D. 2019. Avian host composition, local speciation, and dispersal drive the regional assembly of avian malaria parasites in South American birds. Molecular Ecology doi.org/10.1111/mec.15094

Fecchio, A., Collins, M.D., Bell, J.A., García-Trejo, E.A., Sánchez-González, L.A., Dispoto, J.H., Rice, N.H., Weckstein, J.D. 2019. Bird tissues from museum collections are reliable for assessing avian haemosporidian diversity. Journal of Parasitology 105:446–453

Ellis, V.A., and Collins, M.D. 2019. Temporal changes in abundance exhibit less spatial structure than abundance itself in North American birds. Journal of Ornithology 160:37–47. doi:10.1007/s10336-018-1586-4

Fecchio, A., Bell, J.A., Collins, M.D., Farias, I.P., Trisos, C.H., Tobias, J.A., Tkach, V.V., Weckstein, J.A., Ricklefs, R.E., and Batalha-Filho, H. 2018. Diversification by host-switching and dispersal shaped the diversity and distribution of avian malaria parasites in Amazonia. Oikos 127:1233-1242. doi: 10.1111/oik.05115

Fecchio, A., Pinheiro, R., Bell, J.A., Felix, G., Faria, I.P., Pinho, J.B., Braga, E.M., Farias, I.P., Tkach, V., Aleixo, A., Collins, M.D., and Weckstein, J.D. 2018. Host community similarity and geography shape the diversity and distribution of haemosporidian parasites in Amazonian birds. Ecography 41:505–515. doi:10.1111/ecog.03058

Collins, M.D., Relyea, G.E., *Blustein, E.C., and *Badami, S.M. 2017. Neotropical migrants exhibit variable body size changes over time and space. Northeastern Naturalist 24:82–96. doi:10.1656/045.024.0107

Ellis, V.A., Medeiros, M.C.I., Collins, M.D., Sari, E.H.R., Coffey, E.D., Dickerson, R.C., Lugarini, C., Stratford, J.A., Henry, D.R., Merrill, L., *Matthews, A.E., *Hanson, A.A., *Roberts, J.R., Joyce, M., Kunkel, M.R., and Ricklefs, R.E. 2017. Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites is positively related to the abundance of host species at multiple sites within a region. Parasitology Research 116:73–80. doi:10.1007/s00436-016-5263-3

Collins, M.D., Relyea, G.E., *Blustein, E.C., and *Badami, S.M. 2017. Heterogeneous changes in avian body size across and within species. Journal of Ornithology 158:39–52. doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1391-x

*Matthews, A.E., Ellis, V.A., *Hanson, A.A., *Roberts, J.R., Ricklefs, R.E., and Collins, M.D. 2016. Avian haemosporidian prevalence and its relationship to host life histories in eastern Tennessee. Journal of Ornithology 157:533–548. doi:10.1007/s10336-015-1298-y

Trout Fryxell, R.T., Moore, J.E., Collins, M.D., Kwon, Y., Jean-Philippe, S.R., Schaeffer, S.M., Odoi, A., Kennedy, M., and Houston, A. 2015. Habitat and vegetation variables are not enough when predicting tick populations in the southeastern United States. PLoS ONE. 10(12):e0144092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144092

Ellis, V.A., Collins, M.D., Medeiros, M.C.I., Sari, E.H.R., Coffey, E.D., Dickerson, R.C., Lugarini, C., Stratford, J.A., Henry, D.R., Merrill, L., *Matthews, A.E., *Hanson, A.A., *Roberts, J.R., Joyce, M., Kunkel, M.R., & Ricklefs, R.E. 2015. Local host specialization, host-switching, and dispersal shape the regional distributions of avian haemosporidian parasites. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112:11294–11299. doi:10.1073/pnas.1515309112           

Connor, E.F., Collins, M.D., and Simberloff, D.S. 2015. The checkered history of checkerboard distributions: Reply. Ecology 96:3388–3389.

Connor, E.F., Collins, M.D., and Simberloff, D.S. 2013. The checkered history of checkerboard distributions. Ecology 94:2403–2414.

Collins, M.D., Simberloff, D., and Connor, E.F. 2011. Binary matrices and checkerboard distributions of birds in the Bismarck Archipelago. Journal of Biogeography 38:2373–2383.

Simberloff, D., and Collins, M.D. 2010. Birds of the Solomon Islands: The domain of the dynamic equilibrium theory and assembly rules, with comments on the taxon cycle. Pages 237–263 in J.B. Losos and R. Ricklefs, eds. The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Collins, M.D., and Simberloff, D.S. 2009. Rarefaction and nonrandom spatial dispersion patterns. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 16:89–103.

*Schook, D.M., Collins, M.D., Jensen, W.E., *Williams, P.J., *Bader, N.E., and Parker, T.H. 2008. Geographic patterns of song similarity in the Dickcissel, Spiza americana. The Auk 125:953–964.

Crutsinger, G.M., Collins, M.D., Fordyce, J.A., and Sanders, N.J. 2008. Temporal dynamics in non-additive responses of arthropods to host-plant genotypic diversity. Oikos 117:255–264.

Cadotte, M.W., *Mai, D.V., *Jantz, S., Collins, M.D., *Keele, M., and Drake, J.A. 2006. On testing the competition–colonization trade-off in a multispecies assemblage. American Naturalist 168:704–709.

Crutsinger, G.M., Collins, M.D., Fordyce, J.A., Gompert, Z, Nice, C.C., and Sanders, N.J. 2006. Plant genotypic diversity predicts community structure and governs an ecosystem process. Science 313:966–968.

Collins, M.D., Vázquez, D.P., and Sanders, N.J. 2002. Species–area curves, homogenization and the loss of global diversity. Evolutionary Ecology Research 4:457–464.