top of page


222. Mercadante A and Hill GE. 2014. An experimental test of the role of structural blue and melanin-based chestnut coloration in aggressive contests in male eastern bluebirds. Front. Ecol. Evol. 2:24. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00024

221. Hill, G. E. 2014. Stress, condition, and ornamentation. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 533-538.

220. Hill, G. E. 2014. Cellular respiration: the nexus of stress, condition, and ornamentation.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 539-554.

219. Zhang Q, Hill G E, Edwards S V, Backström N. 2014. A house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) spleen transcriptome reveals intra- and interspecific patterns of gene expression, alternative splicing and genetic diversity in passerines. BMC Genomics 15:305. (Contribution 10%; 10% of work conducted at Auburn University).

218. Mateos-Gonzalez, F., Hill, G. E., & Hood, W. R. (2014). Carotenoid coloration predicts escape performance in the House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus). Auk 131(3): 275-281. (Contribution 20%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

217. Hill, G. E. 2014. The evolution of ornamental and armaments.  In. K. Yasakawa, ed. Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do. Volume 3: Function and Evolution of Animal Behavior.  New York, NY: Praeger/ABC-CLIO. (Contribution 100%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

216. Hill. G. E. 2014. Sex linkage of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes. Heredity 112, 469–470.  (Contribution 100%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)


215. McGraw, K. J., Giraudeau, M., Hill, G. E., Toomey, M. B., & Staley, M. (2013). Ketocarotenoid circulation, but not retinal carotenoid accumulation, is linked to eye disease status in a wild songbird. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 539(2): 156-162. (Contribution 20%; 50% of work conducted at Auburn University).

214. Hill, G. E. and Johnson, J. D. 2013. The mitonuclear compatibility hypothesis of sexual selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 280 1768; doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1314 1471-2954 (Contribution 90%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

213. Surmacki, A. and Hill, G. E. 2013. Coccidial infection does not influence preening behavior in American goldfinches. Acta Ethologica DOI: 10.1007/s10211-013-0159-z (Contribution 40%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

212 Hill, G. E., Fu, X., Balenger, S., McGraw, K. J., Giraudeau, M., & Hood, W. R. 2013. Changes in concentrations of circulating heatshock proteins in House Finches in response to different environmental stressors. Journal of Field Ornithology: 84(4), 416-424. (Contribution 30%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University.

211. McClure, C. J., Rolek, B. W., & Hill, G. E. 2013. Seasonal use of habitat by shrub-breeding birds in a southeastern national forest. Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 125(4), 731-743. (Contribution 20%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

210. Davis, A. K., Hood, W. R., & Hill, G. E. 2013. Prevalence of Blood Parasites in Eastern Versus Western House Finches: Are Eastern Birds Resistant to Infection? EcoHealth, 10(3): 290-297.
 (Contribution 30%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

209. Siefferman, L., M. Liu, K. J. Navara, M. Mendonca, and G. E. Hill. 2013. Effect of prenatal and natal administration of testosterone on production of structurally based plumage coloration. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86 (3): 323-332. DOI: 10.1086/670383 (Contribution 10%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

208. Laura K. Estep, Christopher J. W. McClure , Patrick Vander Kelen, Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, Stephen Sickerman, José Hernandez, Joseph Jinright, Brenda Hunt, John Lusk, Victor Hoover, Keith Armstrong, Lillian M. Stark, Geoffrey E. Hill  and Thomas R. Unnasch. 2013. Risk of Exposure to Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus Increases with the Density of Northern Cardinals. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057879  

207. McClure, C. and G. E. Hill. 2013. The Rusty Blackbird.  In E. Soehren (ed). Alabama Wildlife, Volume 1.University of Alabama Press.

206. Johnson, J. D. and G. E. Hill. 2013. Carotenoid ornamentation linked to the inner mitochondria membrane potential?  A hypothesis for the maintenance of signal honesty.  Biochimie 95: 436–444.

205. McDonald, K. C McClure, B. Rolek, G. Hill. 2012. Bird diversity shifts north with climate change. Ecology and Evolution 12: 3052-3060 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.410

204. Badyaev, A. V., V. Belloni and G. E. Hill. 2012. House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology  

203. McClure, C. J. W., Rolek, B. W., and Hill, G. E. 2012. Predicting occupancy of wintering migratory birds: is microhabitat information necessary? Condor 114:1–9.

202. McClure, C. J. W. and Hill, G. E. 2012. Dynamic versus static occupancy: how stable are bird-habitat associations through a breeding season? Ecosphere 3(7):60

201. Bonneaud, C., S.L. Balenger, G. E. Hill, and A. F. Russell. 2012. Experimental evidence for distinct costs of pathogenesis and immunity against a natural pathogen in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology 21:4787–4796.

200. Hill, G. E. and J. D. Johnson. 2012. The Vitamin A-Redox Hypothesis: A Biochemical Basis for Honest Signaling via Carotenoid Pigmentation. American Naturalist 180(5):E127-50.

199. Ligon, R. A., Siefferman L. and G.E. Hill. 2012. Invasive ants alter native bird behavior. Ethology 118: 858–866.

198. Ligon, R.A. & G.E. Hill. 2012. Is the juvenal plumage of altricial songbirds an honest signal of age? Evidence from a comparative study of thrushes (Family Turdidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0469.2012.00668.x

197. Bonneaud, C., S.L. Balenger, J. Zhang, S. V. Edwards, and G. E. Hill. 2012. Innate immunity and the evolution of resistance to an emerging infectious disease in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology 21: 2628–2639

196. Delaney. N. F., S. Balenger, C. Bonneaud, C. J. Marx, G. E. Hill, P. Tsai, A. Rodrigo, & S. V. Edwards.  2012. Rapid genome evolution and loss of phage defense following host shift in a wildlife pathogen. PLoS Genetics 8(2): e1002511. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002511.

195. McClure, C. J. W., Rolek, B. McDonald, K. and Hill, G. E. 2012. Climate change and the decline of a once common bird. Ecology and Evolution. 2(2): 370-378.

194. Estep, L. K., Christopher J.W. McClure, N. Burkett-Cadena, H. Hassan, T. R. Unnasch, and G. E. Hill. 2012. Developing models for the forage ratios of Culiseta melanura and Culex erraticus based on characteristics of avian hosts. Journal of Medical Entomology 49(2):378-387

193. McClure, C. J. W., Estep L. K., and Hill, G. E. McClure, C.J.W., Estep, L. K., and Hill, G. E. 2012. Effects of species ecology and urbanization on accuracy of a cover-type model: A test using GAP analysis.  Landscape and Urban Planning 105: 417–424.

192. Hawkins, G. Hill, G. E. Mercadante, A. 2012. Delayed plumage maturation and delayed reproductive investment in birds.  Biological Reviews 87: 257–274

191. Surmacki, A., Liu, M., Merchadante, A., and Hill, G. E. 2011. Effect of feather abrasion on structural coloration in the eastern bluebird Sialia sialis.  J. Avian Biology 42: 514-521.

190. Soley, N., Siefferman, L., Navara, K. J.  and Hill G. E. 2011. Influence of hatch order on begging and plumage coloration of nestling Eastern Bluebirds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:772-778.

189. Balenger S. L., C. J. S. McClure, G. E. Hill. 2011. Primer design and transcript quantification of a highly multiplexed rt-pcr for a non-model avian species, Carpodacus mexicanus. Molecular Ecology 12:116–122. Resources doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03058.x

188. McClure, C. J. W., Burkett-Cadena, N. D., Ligon, R. A. and Hill, G. E. 2011. Actual or perceived abundance? Interpreting annual survey data in the face of changing phenologies. Condor 113(3):490-500.

187. Ligon, R.A., Siefferman, L.,  & G.E. Hill. 2011. Invasive fire ants reduce reproductive success and alter the reproductive strategies of a native vertebrate insectivore. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22578. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022578. (Contribution 20%; 100% of work conducted at Auburn University)

186. Hill, G. E. 2011. Condition-dependent traits as signals of the functionality of vital cellular processes. Ecology Letters 14: 625-634.

185. Bonneaud, C., S.L. Balenger, A. F. Russell, J. Zhang, G. E. Hill, and S. V. Edwards. 2011. Rapidly evolving disease resistance manifest through functional changes in gene expression in a wild bird. PNAS 108 (19) 7866-7871.

184. Burkett-Cadena, N. D., C. J. McClure, R. A. Ligon, S. P. Graham, C. G. Guyer, G. E. Hill, S. S. Ditchkoff, M. D. Eubanks, H. K. Hassan and T. R. Unnasch. 2011.  Host reproductive phenology drives seasonal patterns of host use in mosquitoes. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17681.

183. McClure, C. J. W., Estep, L. K. and Hill, G. E. 2011. Using public land cover data to determine habitat associations of breeding birds in Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry

182. McClure, C. J. W., Estep, L. K. and Hill, G. E. 2011. A Multi-Scale Analysis Of Competition Between The House Finch And House Sparrow In The Southeastern U.S. Condor 113: 462468.

181. Estep, L. K., Christopher J.W. McClure, N. Burkett-Cadena, H. Hassan, T. Hicks, T. R. Unnasch, and G. E. Hill. 2011. A multi-year study of mosquito feeding patterns on avian hosts in a southeastern focus of eastern equine encephalitis virus. J. Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 84:718-726.

180. Estep, L. K., N. Burkett-Cadena, G. E. Hill, R. S. Unnasch, and T. R. Unnasch. 2010. Estimation of dispersal distances of Culex erraticus in a focus of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 47: 977-986.

179. Huggins, K. Navara, KJ, Hill, GE, and MT Mendonça. 2010. Detrimental effects of carotenoid pigments: the dark side of bright coloration. Naturwissenschaften 97:637644.

178. Burkett-Cadena ND, RA Ligon, M Liu, HK Hassan, GE Hill, MD Eubanks, and TR Unnasch. 2010. Vector-host interactions in avian nests: do mosquitoes prefer nestlings over adults? American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 83: 395399.

177. Jacob, Benjamin G., N. Burkett, J. Luvall, S. Parack, C. J. W. McClure, L. Estep, G. E. Hill, E. W. Cupp, R. J. Novak, And T R. Unnasch. 2010. Developing GIS-Based Eastern Equine Encephalitis Vector-host Models in Tuskegee, Alabama. International Journal of Health Geographics 9: 1-16.

176. McKay, B. D., F. K. Barker, H. L. Mays, S. M. Doucet, and G. E. Hill. 2010. A molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the manakins (Aves: Pipridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 733-737.

175. Ligon, R. A. and Hill, G. E. 2010. Feeding decisions of eastern bluebirds are situationally influenced by fledgling plumage color. Behavioral Ecology 21: 456-464.

174. Ligon RA & G. E.  Hill. 2010. Sex-biased parental investment is correlated with mate ornamentation in eastern bluebirds. Animal Behaviour 79: 727-734.

173. Steffen, J. E., Hill, G. E., and Guyer, C. 2010. Carotenoid access, nutritional stress and the dewlap color of adult male brown anoles. Copiea 2010: 239-246.

bottom of page