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Publications

When you submit a checklist to eBird, you make your observations available to the global community of researchers, educators, conservationists, birders and anyone else with an interest in birds. This list of publications highlights ways in which eBird data are being put to use. We would like this list of publications to be as inclusive as possible so if you know of other publications that have made use of eBird, please let us know at ebird@cornell.edu.

2013

Fink, D., Damoulas, T., Dave, J. 2013. Adaptive Spatio-Temporal Exploratory Models: Hemisphere-wide species distributions from massively crowdsourced eBird data. Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13) July 14–18, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

Gibbons, R.E., J. Barrio, G.A. Bravo, and L. Alza. 2011.Assessing the geographic range of Black‐fronted Ground‐Tyrants (Muscisaxicola frontalis) using extralimital and winter range occurrence records and ecological niche modeling. Journal of Field Ornithology 82 (4), 355-365. Access online.

Kelling, S., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, K. V. Rosenberg, R. Cook, T. Damoulas, C. Silva, and W. K. Michener. 2013. Estimating species distributions — across space, through time, and with features of the environment. Pages 441-458 in M. Atkinson, R. Baxter, P. Brezany, O. Corcho, M. Galea, J. van Hemert, M. Parsons, and D. Snelling, editors. The Data Bonanza: Improving Knowledge Discovery in Science, Engineering, and Business. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

S. Kelling, C. Lagoze, W. K. Wong, J. Yu, T. Damoulas, J. Gerbracht, D. Fink, C. Gomes, 2013. eBird: A Human/Computer Learning Network to Improve Biodiversity Conservation and Research, Artificial Intelligence Magazine, vol. 34(2), 10-20.

La Sorte, F. A., D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, J. P. DeLong, and S. Kelling. 2013. Population-level scaling of avian migration speed with body size and migration distance for powered fliers. Ecology 94:1839-1847. http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/12-1768.1

2012

Hochachka,W.M., D. Fink, R.A. Hutchinson, D. Sheldon, W-K Wong, S. Kelling. 2012. Data-intensive science applied to broad-scale citizen science, Trends in Ecology & Evolution: 27 (2): 130-137. 10.1016/j.tree.2011.11.006

Hochachka, Wesley; & Fink, Daniel. (2012). Broad-scale citizen science data from checklists: prospects and challenges for macroecology. Frontiers of Biogeography, 4(4). fb_15350. http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/01t5c00w

Hochachka, W. M., D. Fink, and B. Zuckerberg. 2012. Use of citizen science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference. Pages 460-477 in R. A. Gitzen, A. B. Cooper, J. J. Millspaugh, and D. S. Licth, editors. Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Hurlbert, A.H., Liang, Z. 2012. Spatiotemporal Variation in Avian Migration Phenology: Citizen Science Reveals Effects of Climate Change. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31662.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031662

2011

Fink, D., and W.M. Hochachka. 2011. Mining information from citizen science data: The use of new analytical techniques for exploratory analysis of broad-scale observational data. (to appear in CITIZEN SCIENCE: PUBLIC COLLABORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH edited by Dickinson, J. and Bonney, R. Cornell University press)

Hochachka, W.M., D. Fink, and B. Zuckerberg. 2011. Use of citizen science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference (to appear in Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies edited by Gitzen, R.A., Millspaugh, J.J., Cooper, A.B., and Licht, D.S. Cambridge University Press)

Kelling, S. 2011. Using Bioinformatics In Citizen Science. (to appear in CITIZEN SCIENCE: PUBLIC COLLABORATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH edited by Dickinson, J. and Bonney, R. Cornell University press)

Wood, C., B. Sullivan, M. Iliff, D. Fink, S. Kelling. 2011. eBird: Engaging Birders in Science and Conservation. PLoS Biol 9(12): e1001220.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001220

2010

Boakes, E.H., P.J.K. McGowan, R.A. Fuller, D. Chang-qing, N.E. Clark, K. O’Conner, and G.M. Mace. 2010. Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data. PLoS Biol 8(6): e1000385. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385

Bolaños, M. R., V. Sánchez-Cordero, M.A. Gurrola Hidalgo, J.A. Iglesias Hernández, G.E. Magaña-Cota and F. J. Botello López. 2010. First record of the Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 26(1): 237-241.

Conrad, C.C., and K.G. Hilchey. 2010. A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities.Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-010-1582-5.

Cooper, C. B., and J. A. Smith. 2010. Gender patterns in bird-related recreation in the USA and UK. Ecology and Society 15(4): 4. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art4/

Devictor, V., R.J. Whittaker, and C. Beltrame. Beyond scarcity: citizen science programmes as useful tools for conservation biogeography.Diversity and Distributions 16:3 354–362

Fink, D., Hochachka, W. M., B. Zuckerberg, D. W. Winkler, B. Shaby, M.A. Munson, G.J. Hooker, M. Riedewald, D. Sheldon, and S. Kelling.  2010. Spatiotemporal Exploratory models for Broad-scale Survey Data.Ecological Applications 20(8): 2131-2147.

Jablonski, K.E., S.A. McNulty, and M.D. Schlesinger. 2010. A Digital Spot-mapping Method for Avian Field Studies. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(4):772-776.

Marris, E. 2010. Birds flock online: Supercomputer time will help ornithologists make ecological sense of millions of records of bird sightings. Nature. Published online 10 August 2010. (http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100810/full/news.2010.395.html). doi:10.1038/news.2010.395

Munson, M.A., R. Caruana, D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, K. Rosenberg, D. Sheldon, B. Sullivan, C. Wood, and S. Kelling. 2010. A Method for Measuring the Relative Information Content of Data from Different Monitoring Protocols. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2010(1): 263-273.

Munson, M.A., K. Webb, D. Sheldon, D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, B.L. Sullivan, C.L. Wood, and S. Kelling. The eBird Reference Dataset, Version 2.0. Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY, June 2010.

Swarthout, S.B., K.V. Rosenberg, T.C. Wil, and M.I. Moreno. 2008. A collaborative web-based recording program for housing records of migratory birds during non-breeding periods in Central and South America. Ornitologia Neotropical 19:531-539

Wiersma, Y.F. 2010. Birding 2.0: citizen science and effective monitoring in the Web 2.0 world. Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(2): 13. [online] URL: http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art13/

Yaukey, P.H. 2010. Citizen-science and bird-distribution data: an opportunity for geographical research. The Geographical Review 100:2 263-273.

Yu, J., W.K. Wong, and R. Hutchinson. 2010. Modeling experts and novices in citizen science data for species distribution modeling. Page in Press. IEEE international Conference on Data Mining. IEEE, Sydney, Australia. Technical report available: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18806.

2009

Bonney, R., C. Cooper, J. Dickinson, S. Kelling, T. Phillips, K. Rosenberg, and J. Shirk. 2009. Citizen Science: A Developing Tool for Expanding Science Knowledge and Scientific Literacy. BioScience 59:11 977–984.

Iliff, M., L. Salas, E.R. Inzunza, G. Ballard, D. Lepage, and S. Kelling. 2009. The Avian Knowledge Network: A Partnership to Organize, Analyze, and Visualize Bird Observation Data for Education, Conservation, Research, and Land Management. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 365–373.

Kelling, S., W.M. Hochachka, D. Fink, M. Riedewald, R. Caruana, G. Ballard, and G. Hooker. 2009. Data-intensive Science: A New Paradigm for Biodiversity Studies. BioScience, 59: 613-620.

Kelling, S., D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, M.J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C.L. Wood, A. Munson, and M. Riedewald. 2009. Obtaining new insights for biodiversity conservation from broad-scale citizen science data. Nature Precedings. doi:10.1038/npre.2009.3967.1

Martin, E., B.G. Peterjohn, and S. Kelling. 2009. Gathering, Organizing and Accessing Data for Use in Bird Conservation across the Americas. Proceedings Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 388–393.

McCormack, J.E., A.J. Zellmer, and L.L. Knowles. 2009. Does niche divergence accompany allopatric divergence in Aphelocoma jays as predicted under ecological speciation?: insights from tests with niche models. Evolution 64-5: 1231-1244. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00900.x

Miller, D.A., S.R. Crawford, T.D. Rich, and S. Kelling. 2009. Web Mapping for Bird Conservation: Leveraging the Avian Knowledge Network. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 394–395.

Munson, M.A., K. Webb, D. Sheldon, D. Fink, W.M. Hochachka, M. Iliff, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, B.L. Sullivan, C.L. Wood, and S. Kelling. The eBird Reference Dataset, Version 1.0. Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, Ithaca, NY, June 2009.

Saracco, J.F., D.F. DeSante, M.P. Nott, W.M. Hochachka, S. Kelling, and D. Fink. 2009. Integrated Bird Monitoring and the Avian Knowledge Network: Using Multiple Data Resources to Understand Spatio‐temporal Variation in Demographic Processes and Abundance. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 659–661.

Silvertown, J. 2009. A new dawn for citizen science. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24: 467–471.

Stralberg, D., D. Jongsomjit, C.A. Howell, M.A. Snyder, J.D. Alexander, J.A. Wiens, and T.L. Root. 2009. Reshuffling of species with climate disruption: a no-analog future for California birds? PLoS ONE 4:e6825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006825

Sullivan, B.L., S.T. Kelling, C.L. Wood, M.J. Iliff, D. Fink. G. Ballard, M. Herzog, and D. Moody. 2009. Data exploration through visualization tools. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics 415–418.

Sullivan, B.L., C.L. Wood, M.J. Iliff, R.E. Bonney, D. Fink, and S. Kelling. 2009. eBird: a citizen-based bird observation network in the biological sciences. Biological Conservation 142: 2282-2292.

Wiens, J.A., D. Stralberg, D. Jongsomjit, C.A. Howell, and M.A. Snyder. 2009. Niches, models, and climate change: Assessing the assumptions and uncertainties. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106:19729-19736.

2008

Cohn, J.P. 2008. Citizen Science: Can Volunteers Do Real Research?BioScience, vol. 58:3 192–197.

Sorokina D., R. Caruana, M. Riedewald, and D. Fink. 2008. Detecting Statistical Interactions with Additive Groves of Trees. In Proc. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pages 1000‐1007

2007

Thompson, S., and R. Bonney. 2007. Evaluating the Impacts of Participation in an Online Citizen Science Project: A Mixed-methods Approach. In Museums and the Web 2007: Selected Papers from an International Conference. J. Trant and D. Bearman, eds. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics 2007: 187-199.

2006

R. Caruana, M. Elhawary, A. Munson, M. Riedewald, D. Sorokina, D. Fink, W. M. Hochachka, and S. Kelling. 2006. Mining citizen science data to predict prevalence of wild bird species. In SIGKDD, 2006.

2005

Bart, J. Monitoring the abundance of bird populations. Auk 122:1 15-25.

2003

Levin, G.A., and M.H. Cragin. 2003. The Role of Information Science in Gathering Biodiversity and Neuroscience Data. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 30:1

Popular Publications:

Brinkley, E.S. 2008. The Changing Season: Cold enough for you? North American Birds 62(2): 204-210.

Brinkley, E.S. 2009. The Changing Season: Never a dull moment. North American Birds 63(2): 206-219.

Brinkley, E.S. 2009. The Changing Season: Cornucopia. North American Birds 63(1): 16-32.

Brinkley, E.S. 2010. The Changing Season: Provenance. North American Birds 64(1): 20-31.

Cruickshank, I., and R. Melcer Jr. 2010. Observation of a Red-shouldered Hawk on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, during fall migration. British Columbia Birds 20.

Fitzpatrick, J.W., F. Gill, M. Powers, J.V. Wells, and K.V. Rosenberg. 2002. Introducing eBird: The Union of Passion and Purpose. North American Birds 56:2 11-12.

Green, P, C. Wood, and B.L. Sullivan. 2005. Results Flood in to the Great Backyard Bird Count. BirdScope 19:2 8-9.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Reintroducing eBird. Birding 40(4):12.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Recording subspecies and more in eBird! Birding 40(5):13.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2008. News from eBird – Make your daily ABA checklists more meaningful! Birding 40(6):12.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird Data Use. Birding 41(1):13.

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird Checklist Sharing. Birding 41(2):12

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – eBird maps. Birding 41(3):12

Iliff, M.J., B.L. Sullivan, and C.L. Wood. 2009. News from eBird – How bar charts make you a better birder. Birding 41(4):12-13.

Lester, M. 2010. The influence of lunar phase and predation on the vocalization behavior of Eastern Whip-poor-wills. Undergraduate thesis, University of Vermont.

Leukering, T., and B. Gibbons. 2005. The Changing Seasons: Early and late. North American Birds 59:3 386-394.

McLaren, I.A., and J.D. McLaren. 2009. An analysis of unusual flights of neotropical migrants to northeastern North America in April 2009. North American Birds 63:3 364-368.

Morello, L. 2010. Will satellites and super computers improve bird watching? Scientific American, 3 August 2010. ( http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=satellites-and-supercomputing-improve-bird-watching).

Sullivan, B.L. and C.L. Wood. 2005.  The Changing Seasons:  A Plea for the Common Birds.  North American Birds 58: 18-30.

Sullivan, B.L. 2007. Another Passenger Pigeon? – How will Mourning Doves fare with Eurasian Collared-Doves? WildBird. November/December 2007: 14-17.

Sullivan, B.L. 2006. More than memories: From your backyard to places across North America, eBird keeps track of sightings. BirdScope 20:1 20.

Sullivan, B.L. 2008. eBird and the Evolution of a Birder. Birding 40:1 48-52.

Sullivan, B.L. 2009. Window into change–Fall migration reveals differences in bird distribution and abundance. WildBird 23:6 10-12.

Sullivan, B.L. 2011. The Road Less Traveled: Look for birds in unfamiliar and unlikely places to discover surprises. WildBird 25:2 16-19.

Young, M.A. 2010. Type 5 Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) in New York: first confirmation east of the Rocky Mountains. North American Birds 64:2 343-346.

In addition, eBird data has been used quarterly since at least 2007 by up to 33 different North American Birds regional editors in the compilation of those articles summarizing regional bird occurrence across North America. These are not cited specifically.