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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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Scharf, H. M., Hauber, M. E., Stenstrom, K. H., & Schelsky, W. M. (2022). Should I stay or should I go: the effect of avian brood parasitism on host fledging dynamics. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 76(5), Article 64.

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