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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.

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), Article 2054.

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.

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