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Wendy Schelsky

Principal Research Scientist, Behavioral Ecology

Additional Campus Affiliations

Principal Research Scientist, Behavioral Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey

Recent Publications

Rudzki, E. N., Antonson, N. D., Jones, T. M., Schelsky, W. M., Trevelline, B. K., Hauber, M. E., & Kohl, K. D. (2024). Host avian species and environmental conditions influence the microbial ecology of brood parasitic brown-headed cowbird nestlings: What rules the roost? Molecular ecology, 33(6), Article e17289. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.17289

Matthews, A. E., Boves, T. J., Sweet, A. D., Ames, E. M., Bulluck, L. P., Johnson, E. I., Johnson, M., Lipshutz, S. E., Percy, K. L., Raybuck, D. W., Schelsky, W. M., Tonra, C. M., Viverette, C. B., & Wijeratne, A. J. (2023). Novel insights into symbiont population structure: Globe-trotting avian feather mites contradict the specialist–generalist variation hypothesis. Molecular ecology, 32(19), 5260-5275. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.17115

Matthews, A. E., Boves, T. J., Percy, K. L., Schelsky, W. M., & Wijeratne, A. J. (2023). Population Genomics of Pooled Samples: Unveiling Symbiont Infrapopulation Diversity and Host–Symbiont Coevolution. Life, 13(10), Article 2054. https://doi.org/10.3390/life13102054

Antonson, N. D., Schelsky, W. M., Tolman, D., Kilner, R. M., & Hauber, M. E. (2022). Niche construction through a Goldilocks principle maximizes fitness for a nest-sharing brood parasite. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289(1982), Article 20221223. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.1223

Scharf, H. M., Schelsky, W. M., Chamberlain, M. L., & Hauber, M. E. (2022). Host parent responses to heterospecific parasite nestling alarm calls are independent of past and current experience with experimental brood parasitism. Animal cognition, 25(5), 1289-1298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-022-01612-w

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