Jessica R. Eberhard


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My research concerns the behavior, biogeography, and molecular systematics of birds, and involves a combination of field observation and molecular techniques. I am especially interested in using comparative approaches to study the evolution of behavior, historical biogeography, and molecular evolution. Much of my research has focused on the behavior and evolution of parrots, but has also included studies of hummingbirds and toucans, and my interests in biogeography and behavioral evolution are not taxonomically defined.

Selected Publications

Eberhard, J. R. and E. Bermingham. 2004. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Amazona ochrocephala complex. The Auk 121:318-332. pdf cover

Ottens-Wainright, P., K. M. Halanych, J. R. Eberhard, R. I. Burke, J. W. Wiley, R. S. Gnam, and X. Galvez Aguilera. 2004. Independent geographic origins of the genus Amazona in the West Indies. J. Caribbean Ornithology--Special issue honoring Nedra Klein:23-49. pdf

González, M. A., J. R. Eberhard, I. J. Lovette, S. L. Olson and E. Bermingham. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of the Bay Wren complex. The Condor 105:228-238. pdf

Harms, K. E. and J. R. Eberhard. 2003. Roosting behavior of the Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax) and roost locations on four southern Caribbean Islands. Ornitología Neotropical 14:79-89. pdf

Eberhard, J. R. 2002. Cavity-adoption and the evolution of coloniality. The Condor 104:240-247. abstract

Eberhard, J. R., T. F. Wright and E. Bermingham. 2001. Duplication and concerted evolution of the mitochondrial control region in the parrot genus Amazona. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18(7):1330-1342. (JRE and TFW co-first authors) abstract

Wright, T.F., C.A. Toft , E. Enkerlin-Hoeflich, J. Gonzalez-Elizondo, M.Albornoz, A. Rodríguez-Ferraro, F. Rojas-Suárez, V. Sanz, A. Trujillo, S. R. Beissinger, V. Berovides A., X. Gálvez A., A. T. Brice, K. Joyner, J. Eberhard, J. Gilardi, S. E. Koenig, S. Stoleson, P. Martuscelli, J. M. Meyers, K. Renton, A. M. Rodríguez, A. C. Sosa-Asanza, F. J. Vilella, and J. W. Wiley. 2001. Nest poaching in Neotropical parrots. Conservation Biology 15:710-720. pdf

Eberhard, J. R. 1998. Breeding biology of the Monk Parakeet. The Wilson Bulletin 110: 463-473.

Eberhard, J. R. 1998. Evolution of nest-building behavior in Agapornis parrots. The Auk 115:455-464.

Eberhard, J. R. and P. W. Ewald. 1994. Effects of food availability and intrusion pressure on territory size: an experimental study of Anna's hummingbirds (Calypte anna). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 34(1): 11-18.



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