Noah Perlut serves as first author of article published in ‘The Auk’

April 02, 2014

Noah Perlut

Noah Perlut, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, recently published an article in the journal The Auk:  Ornithological Advances.  Co-authors include Steven Travis, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biology; Catherine Dunbar, a former Animal Behavior major; and Derek Wright, a former environmental science major.

The article, “Nestling sex ratios do not support long-term parity in two species with different life-history strategies,” explores the sex ratios of young in two species of grassland nesting songbirds that breed in agricultural fields in Vermont.

Results demonstrated that while Savannah Sparrows showed a significant female-biased nestling sex ratio, Bobolinks’ sex ratio was even.