Andrew W. Jones

Andrew W. Jones
Spring Island Trust

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Andrew W. Jones is the Executive Director of the Spring Island Trust and the LowCountry Institute, based out of Okatie, SC. These organizations are involved with land management, education, and outreach across the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He formerly worked at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where he was William A. and Nancy R. Klamm Endowed Chair and Curator of Ornithology. Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society.
Additional affiliations
February 2006 - April 2020
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Position
  • Chair
Education
September 1999 - February 2006
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Field of study
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
August 1995 - May 1999
University of Tennessee
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences

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Publications (44)
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We recorded the natural song of male Veeries (Catharus fuscescens) on breeding territories to examine variation in song structure, repertoire size, and patterns of song delivery. Despite wide distribution of Veeries, many aspects of their biology are largely unknown, including a clear characterization of song and singing behavior. Recordings were m...
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An unusual geological setting and a high level of endemism makes the Philippine islands of great interest to biogeography. These islands lie adjacent to the continental (Sunda) shelf, yet the majority of the islands have never been directly attached to the mainland. Existing hypotheses of colonization and diversification processes have been tested...
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We sequenced 2800 bp of mitochondrial DNA from each of 33 species and 2 subspecies (35 taxa) of terns (Sternini), and employed Bayesian methods to derive a phylogeny with good branch support based on posterior probabilities. The resulting tree confirmed many of the generally accepted taxonomic groups, and led us to suggest a revision of the terns t...
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The documentation of hybrids between distantly related taxa can illustrate an initial step to explain how genes might move between species that do not exhibit complete reproductive isolation. In birds, some of the most phylogenetically distant hybrid combinations occur between genera. Traditionally, morphological and plumage characters have been us...
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The documentation of hybrids between distantly related taxa can illustrate an initial step to explain how genes might move between species that do not exhibit complete reproductive isolation. In birds, some of the most phylogenetically distant hybrid combinations occur between genera. Traditionally, morphological and plumage characters have been us...
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The latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) is an established macroecological pattern, but is poorly studied in microbial organisms, particularly parasites. In this study, we tested whether latitude, elevation, and host species predicted patterns of prevalence, alpha diversity, and community turnover of hemosporidian parasites. We expected parasite di...
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The Latitudinal Diversity Gradient (LDG) is an established macroecological pattern, but is poorly studied in microbial organisms, particularly parasites. In this study, we tested whether latitude, elevation and host species predicted patterns of prevalence, alpha diversity and community turnover of haemosporidian parasites. We expected parasite div...
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Migratory movements of facultative migrants are poorly understood due to their irregular and often unpredictable occurrence. However, tracking such movements is important for understanding population dynamics, informing annual cycle conservation plans, and identifying possible cues of facultative migration. We used pinpoint GPS tags to track autumn...
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Hybridization between Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) and Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) has been suggested from field observations at several sites in eastern North America, but without quantitative data to confirm this pairing. Here we present the first mensural and molecular evidence to confirm hybridization of these closely related...
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The six species of sparrows in the genus Spizella are common in open habitats across North America. Clay-coloured Sparrow S. pallida occurs in central North America, in shrubland, grassland and prairies, throughout the year (Grant & Knapton 2012). Field Sparrow S. pusilla is found in brushy pasture and grassland, and second-growth scrub, in eastern...
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Understanding interactions between biota and the built environment is increasingly important as human modification of the landscape expands in extent and intensity. For migratory birds, collisions with lighted structures are a major cause of mortality, but the mechanisms behind these collisions are poorly understood. Using 40 years of collision rec...
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Discarded and lost materials associated with human fishing activity have been shown to have negative impacts on wildlife, particularly through consumption of hooks and entanglement in fishing line. For birds, the affected species are typically those associated with shorelines or the water itself. We recovered a dead Barn Owl that was found suspende...
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Shorebirds (Order Charadriiformes) exhibit a wide variety of breeding systems, and have been the subject of extensive studies on the evolution of these systems. Nevertheless, there are many monogamous species within this clade. Previous studies of Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer) have shown that they are monogamous, with only a single documented var...
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We report on a Northern Cardinal from South Bass Island, in the western basin of Lake Erie, which showed male plumage characteristics on the right side and female plumage characteristics on the left side. This condition, termed bilateral gynandromorphism, is rare among wild birds, and there are few (<100) preserved specimens available for research....
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Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect borer on ash trees, currently occurs in the Untied States and Canada. In many regions, large populations of ash trees are affected with many trees exhibiting partial to full canopy dieback. Several cases exist in northwest Ohio, U.S., where EAB infested ash branches or stems fail prematurely during deadwo...
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Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect borer on ash trees, currently occurs in the Untied States and Canada. In many regions, large populations of ash trees are affected with many trees exhibiting partial to full canopy dieback. Several cases exist in northwest Ohio, U.S., where EAB infested ash branches or stems fail prematurely during deadwo...
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Previous microsatellite analysis (Barr et al. 2008) of the endangered Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) revealed a low (FST = 0.021) but statistically significant level of population differentiation with isolation by distance (IBD); most pairwise FST values among populations were significant. No clear geographic pattern was detected, although...
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A Migrating birds congregate near the shores of Lake Erie during migration and may be funneled through small green spaces within the urban matrix of Great Lake coastal cities, where they are at risk of higher mortality from manmade structures. Bird deaths due to window collisions were assessed amongst a complex of low-rise buildings (<30 m) on a un...
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We present a case report of a 14-month-old girl who ingested a moth cocoon, which resulted in dramatic symptoms of irritability, drooling, and anorexia. Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and esophagoscopy under general anesthesia revealed copious, tenaciously adherent, barbed hairs embedded in her tongue and buccal mucosa. Removal of the hairs wit...
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Aproximadamente el 60% de las 45 especies de gaviotines (Sternae) presentan una forma inusual de muda del ala en la que un número variable de primarias internas y secundarias externas son reemplazadas dos o tres veces en un mismo año, un proceso denominado muda repetida. Aunque muchas hipótesis han sido propuestas para el mantenimiento de la muda r...
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Con más de 50 subespecies descritas que se distribuyen en todo el sudeste de Asia y Micronesia, y con una amplia variación morfológica y ecológica, Turdus poliocephalus es una de las especies de ave con más variabilidad conocida. Sin embargo, esta especie ha sido estudiada poco desde una perspectiva evolutiva y no existe información sobre su histor...
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Approximately 60% of the 45 species of terns (Sternae) have an unusual form of wing molt in which a variable number of inner primaries and outer secondaries are replaced two or three times in a single year—a process that has been called “repeated molt.” Although several hypotheses have been proposed for the maintenance of repeated molt, few data ex...
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Environmentally distributed ecological networks (EDENs) are growing increasingly important in ecology, coordinating research in more disciplines and over larger areas than ever before, while supplanting post hoc syntheses of uncoordinated research. With the rise of multiple broadly focused, continental-scale EDENs, these networks will be directing...
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We are working with local partners Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Cleveland Metroparks, Akron Zoo, and Lake Metroparks to monitor Cleveland's buildings for collisions by nocturnal migrants. This project is one of several cities in Ohio monitoring bird collisions, coordinated by Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative. https://ohiolightsout.org/cities/lights-out-cleveland/
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We are working on a series of papers documenting hybrids in various groups of birds. Most of these reports are coming from Ohio, thanks to the sharp eyed naturalists in the state.
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Evaluating the abiotic and biotic factors determining avian malaria dynamics in a clade of North American birds.