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Mamantov MA*, Sheldon KS. In press. Seasonality, distribution, and diversity of dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, and Geotrupinae) in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Coleopterists Bulletin.

deCastro-Arrazola I, Andrew N, Berg M, Curtsdotter A, Lumaret J, Menendez R, Moretti M, Nervo B, Nichols E, Sanchez Pinero F, Santos A, Sheldon KS, Slade E, Hortal J. 2022. A trait-based framework for dung beetle functional ecology. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13829
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Carrasco L‡, Giam X, Sheldon KS, Papes M. 2022. The relative influence of history, climate, topography and vegetation structure on local animal richness varies among taxa and spatial grains. Journal of Animal Ecology. 91:1596–1611. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13752

Kirkpatrick WH†, Sheldon KS. 2022. Experimental increases in temperature mean and variance alter reproductive behaviors in the dung beetle Phanaeus vindex. Biology Letters. 18:20220109. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2022.0109

Winfrey CC*, Sheldon KS. 2021. Drivers of inter-population variation in the gut microbiomes of sister species of Phanaeus dung beetles. bioRxiv doi:10.1101/2021.02.19.431932

Dickey J, Swenie R, Turner S, Winfrey CC*, Yaffar D, Padukone A, Beals K, Sheldon KS, Kivlin SN. 2021. The utility of macroecological rules for microbial biogeography Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:196. doi:10.22541/au.159551320.05175629

Fleming JM†, Carter AW‡, Sheldon KS. 2021. Dung beetles show metabolic plasticity as pupae and smaller adult body size in response to increased temperature mean and variance. Journal of Insect Physiology 131.

Carrasco L‡, Papes M, Sheldon KS, Giam X. 2021. Global progress in incorporating climate adaptation into land protection for biodiversity since Aichi targets. Global Change Biology.
Media coverage of this article: Anthropocene Magazine, The Lancet, NSF Research News

Mamantov MA*, Gibson-Reinemer DK, Linck EB‡, Sheldon KS. 2021. Climate-driven range shifts of montane species vary with elevation. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.13246

Mamantov MA*, Sheldon KS. 2021. Behavioural responses to warming differentially impact survival in introduced and native dung beetles. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:273–281. doi:10.1111/1365‐2656.13366

Sheldon KS, Padash M, Carter AW‡, Marshall KE. 2020. Different amplitudes of temperature fluctuation induce distinct transcriptomic and metabolomic responses in the dung beetle Phanaeus vindex. Journal of Experimental Biology
* This article was featured in Inside JEB and selected as Editors’ Choice by the journal.

Carter AW‡, Sheldon KS. 2020. Life stages of the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus differ in plasticity to temperature fluctuations and uniquely contribute to adult phenotype. Journal of Experimental Biology 223:jeb227884 doi:10.1242/jeb.227884

Linck EB‡, Celi J, Sheldon KS. 2020. Panmixia across elevation in thermally sensitive Andean dung beetles. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.6185

Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2019. The nest, eggs, and nestling of Coopmans’s Elaenia Elaenia brachyptera (Tyrannidae). Revista Ecuatoriana de Ornitología 5:30–41. Greeney-Sheldon-2019.pdf

Sheldon KS. 2019. Climate change in the tropics: Ecological and evolutionary responses at low latitudes. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 50:303-333.

Carrasco L‡, Giam X, Papeş M, Sheldon KS. 2019. Metrics of lidar-derived 3D vegetation structure reveal contrasting effects of horizontal and vertical forest heterogeneity on bird species richness. Remote Sensing 11:743.

Linck EB‡, Huber HC†, Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2019. Nesting biology of the Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca) in northeastern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 30:5-10.

McGee MR#, Edwards DA†, Kirkpatrick WH†, Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2018. Breeding behavior of the Gray-breasted Flycatcher (Lathrotriccus griseipectus) in southwestern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 29:367-370.

Sheldon KS, Huey RB, Kaspari M, Sanders NJ. 2018. Fifty Years of Mountain Passes: A perspective on Dan Janzen’s classic article. The American Naturalist 191:553-565. doi:10.1086/697046

Vogel HF, Campos JB, Sheldon KS, Bechara FC. Comparative analysis of birdlife in different ecological restoration methods with emphasis on the role of artificial perches. Revista de Biologia Neotropical 14:111-134. doi:10.5216/rbn.v14i2.47000

Henning J, Leppanen CJ, Bush J, Sheldon KS, Gotelli NJ, Gravel D, Strauss SY, Simberloff D, Wilson EO. 2017. A pioneering adventure becomes an ecological classic. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Henning-et-al-2017-Bulletin-of-the-ESA.pdf

Williams CM, Ragland GJ, Betini G, Buckley LB, Cheviron Z, Donohue K, Hereford J, Humphries MM, Lisovski S, Marshall KE, Schmidt PS, Sheldon KS, Varpe Ø, Visser ME. 2017. Understanding evolutionary impacts of seasonality. Integrative & Comparative Biology 57:921–933. doi:10.1093/icb/icx122

Sheldon KS, Zhao L, Chuang A, Panayotovam IN, Miller LA, Bourouiba L. 2017. Revisiting the physics of spider ballooning. Layton A, Miller LA. (eds) Women in Mathematical Biology. Association for Women in Mathematics Series, vol 8. pp. 163-178. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60304-9_9

Zhao L, Chuang A, Panayotovam IN, Sheldon KS, Bourouiba L, Miller LA. 2017. Flying Spiders: Simulating and modeling the dynamics of ballooning. Layton A, Miller LA. (eds) Women in Mathematical Biology. Association for Women in Mathematics Series, vol 8. pp. 179-210. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60304-9_10

Sheldon KS, Dillon ME. 2016. Beyond the mean: biological impacts of cryptic temperature change. Integrative & Comparative Biology 56:110-9. doi:10.1093/icb/icw005

Williams CM, Buckley LB, Sheldon KS, Vickers M, Pörtner H-O, Dowd WW, Gunderson AR, Marshall KE, Stillman JH. 2016. Biological impacts of thermal extremes: mechanisms and costs of functional responses matter. Integrative & Comparative Biology 56:73-84. doi:10.1093/icb/icw013

Gibson-Reinemer D, Sheldon KS, Rahel FJ. 2015. Climate change creates rapid species turnover in montane communities. Ecology and Evolution 5:2340-2347. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1518

Sheldon KS, Nadkarni NM. 2015. Reproductive phenology of epiphytes in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Revista de Biología Tropical 63:1119-1126.

Sheldon KS, Leaché AD, Cruz FB. 2015. The influence of seasonality in temperature on elevational range size across latitude: a test using Liolaemus lizards. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:632-641. doi: 10.1111/geb.12284.

Sheldon KS, Greeney HF, Dobbs RC. 2014. Nesting biology of the Flame-faced Tanager (Tangara parzudakii) in northeastern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 25:397-406.

Sheldon KS, Tewksbury JJ. 2014. The impact of seasonality in temperature on thermal tolerance and elevational range size of tropical and temperate beetles. Ecology 95:2134-2143 doi: 10.1890/13-1703.1

Sheldon KS, Nadkarni NM. 2013. Factors affecting bird use of pasture trees in a tropical montane landscape. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:459-462. doi:10.1017/S0266467413000503

HilleRisLambers J, Ford K, Haak DC, Horwith M, Ettinger AK, Miner BE, Rogers HS, Sheldon KS, Water S, Yang S, Tewksbury JJ. 2013. Accidental experiments: ecological and evolutionary insights and opportunities derived from anthropogenic change. Oikos 122:1649-1661.

Sheldon KS, Nadkarni NM. 2013. Spatial and temporal variation of seed rain in the canopy and on the ground of a tropical cloud forest. Biotropica 45:549-556. doi:10.1111/btp.12043

Schmidt AH, Robbins AST, Combs JK, Freeburg A, Jesperson G, Rogers HS, Sheldon KS, Wheat E. 2012. A new model for training graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, international (I3) research. BioScience 62:296-304. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.3.11

Urban MC, Tewksbury JJ, Sheldon KS. 2012. On a collision course: Competition and climate change generate no-analog communities and extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:2072-2080. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.2367.

Sheldon KS, Yang S, Tewksbury JJ. 2011. Climate change and community disassembly: impacts of warming on tropical and temperate montane community structure. Ecology Letters 14:1191-1200.

Tewksbury JJ, Sheldon KS, Ettinger AK. 2011. Moving farther and faster in a warming world. Nature Climate Change 1:396:397.

Greeney HF, Manzaba-B OG, Sheldon KS, Stawarczyk T. 2009. Nest and egg of the Tyrannine Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla tyrannina). Cotinga 31:125-127.

Deutsch C, Tewksbury JJ, Huey RB, Sheldon KS, Ghalambor C, Haak DC, Martin PR. 2008. Impacts of climate warming on terrestrial ectotherms across latitude. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:6668-6672.

Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2008. The nest and eggs of the Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis). Cotinga 30:80-81.

Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2008. The nest and egg of Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus) in the foothills of eastern Ecuador. Cotinga 29:171-172.

Greeney HF, Sheldon KS, Simbaña J. 2008. Observations on the hatchlings, eggs, and incubation of the Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus) in eastern Ecuador. Cotinga 29:82-84.

Sheldon KS, Greeney HF. 2008. First description of the nest of Yellow-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis flaviventer). Cotinga 29:78-79.

Sheldon KS, Greeney HF. 2008. Comparison of parental care of the Great Antshrike (Taraba major) in Costa Rica and Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 19:293-297.

Greeney HF, Sheldon KS. 2008. Comments on the natural history and larval shelter construction of Urbanus proteus Linn. (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) in southern Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 62:1008-1010.

Greeney HF, Freeman B, Sheldon KS, Dobbs RC, Gelis RA. 2008. Notes on the nest architecture and nesting biology of Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei) in northeastern Ecuador. Boletín de la Sociedad Antioquña de Ornitología 18:10-15.

Ricklefs RE, Sheldon KS. 2007. Malaria prevalence and white-blood-cell response to infection in a tropical and in a temperate thrush. Auk 124:1254-1266.

Sheldon KS, Greeney HF. 2007. Breeding biology of the Beryl-spangled Tanager (Tangara nigroviridis) in Eastern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 18:603-606.

Greeney HF, Simbaña J, Sheldon KS, Craik A, Jonsson R. 2007. Observations on nesting and diet of White-capped Tanager (Sericossypha albocristata) in eastern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 18:139-142.

Day LB, Fusani L, Hernande E, Billo TJ, Sheldon KS, Wise PM, Schlinger BA. 2007. Testosterone and its effects on courtship in Golden-collared Manakins (Manacus vitellinus): Seasonal, sex, and age differences. Hormones and Behavior 51:69-76.

Bonier F, Martin PR, Sheldon KS, Jensen JP, Foltz S, Wingfield JC. 2007. Sex-specific consequences of life in the city. Behavioral Ecology 18:121-129.

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