Bette Loiselle

Bette Loiselle

Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program
Center for Latin American Studies &
Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
P.O. Box 110430
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel. 352-846-0592 or 352-273-4706
Email: loiselleb@ufl.edu
Personal website: loisellelab.org

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae PDF

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Zoology (major), Botany (minor), December 1987.
M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Biology, August 1981.
B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Biology, August 1979.

Research Interests

Tropical Ecology/Conservation Biology. Ecology of seed dispersal from plant and animal perspectives; population dynamics of birds; spatial structure and social organization of leks and consequences for reproductive skew and population structure in manakins; applications of Geographic Information Systems for biodiversity research and conservation.

Teaching at University of Florida

LAS 6290/4935 The Amazon (Fall 2015, Fall 2017) http://www.loisellelab.org/theamazon/

LAS 6291 Fundraising Skills for Tropical Conservation and Development (Spring 2015, Spring 2016) http://brunalab.org/las6291/

Students

Current Advisor:
Farah Carrasco Rueda (Peru), Ph.D. student, SNRE, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2018).
Flavia Montaño (Bolivia), Ph.D. student, WEC, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2018).
Michael Esbach (USA), Ph.D. student, SNRE, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2020).
Javiera Alarcon-Valenzuela (Chile, Ecuador), Biology, Ph. D. student, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2020). (Co-advisor; Advisor: J. M. Ponciano, Biology).
Diego Garcia Oleachea (Peru), Ph.D. student, WEC, Univ. Florida. (Ph.D. expected May 2020).
W. Russell Anderson (USA), MDP student, Univ. Florida. (MDP expected May 2017).

Past Advisor to ~32 MS and PhD students and 4 Post-doctoral associates.

Post-doctoral Associate

Cesar Cestari (Brazil) (Ph. D. 2012, UNESP). 2013-2016. Integrating sexual selection and foraging theory. Funded by FAPESP, Brazil.

Research Funding (since 2011)

2012-Catalysis Meeting: Genome-enabled research on manakins. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. $30,000. November 2012 - October 2013. PI; Co-PIs: A. Boyle, M. Braun, C. Balakrishnan, E. Duval, K. Bostwick, B. Schlinger.

2012-Integrating sexual selection and foraging theory. Special Visiting Research Program, Science without Borders Program, CNPq, Brazil. $47,000. August 2013 - July 2016. PI.

2014- RCN: Enabling comparative studies of the process and products of sexual selection in a genomic context. National Science Foundation - Division of Environmental Biology. $499,901. March 2015 - February 2020. PI; Co-PIs: C. Balakrishnan, A. Boyle, M. Braun, and E. DuVal.

2015-CNH-RCN: Amazon dams network: advancing integrative research and adaptive management on social-ecological systems transformed by hydroelectric dams. National Science Foundation - Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems. $498,998. July 2016 - June 2021. PI; Co-PIs: S. Athayde, S. Bohlman, T. Melis, B. Colombi.

Program Funding (since 2011)

2012- Strengthening alliances between Universities and other research organizations to build capacity for applied environmental research in the Andes-Amazon region. USAID Higher Education Development ICAA II. $749,971. October 2012 - September 2015. Co-PI; PI: S. Perz; Other co-PIs: K. Kitajima.

2013-A Tropical Conservation and Development Certificate Program for placed-based professionals. Unviversity of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Curriculum Innovation grant. $50,000. August 2013 - July 2015. PI - R. Buschbacher; Co-PIs: S. Athayde, G. Barnes, W. Bartels, E. Bruna, J. Dain, K. Kainer, B. Loiselle, C. Romero, S. Russo, S. Perz, M. Schmink.

2014-Envisioning a Sustainable Tropics. 64th Annual Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies. PI: B. Loiselle. Funding received from: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-$5,000; Florida Climate Institute-$2,000; University of Florida International Center-$2,500; Florida Museum of Natural History-$4,000; University of Florida Office of Research-$3,000; CAIRES-$300; Center for African Studies-$1500; University of Florida Water Institute-$1500.

2014-The Amazon: developing a global classroom. Center for Latin American Studies Course Enhancement Grant, University of Florida. $2,500. Co-PI. PI: M. Schmink.

2016-Creating a stronger INDEFOR in Equatorial Guinea. Wildlife Conservation Society. $36,000. PI; Co-PI: T. Ankersen.

2016-Women scholars in environmental sciences and sustainability: opportunities and challenges in Latin America. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. $12,500. PI; Co-PIs: M. Marquez, C. Nuñez-Godoy, L. Branch.

Publications

Loiselle, B. A., and W. G. Hoppes. 1983. Nest predation in insular and mainland lowland rainforest in Panama. Condor 85:93-95.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1984. Site tenacity of birds on Curtis Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 46:16-21.

Loiselle, B. A. 1987. Birds and plants in a neotropical rain forest : seasonality and interactions. Unpubl. PhD diss., University of Wisconsin-Madison. 339 pp.

Loiselle, B. A. 1987. Migrant abundance in a lowland forest canopy in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 3:163-168.

Vande weghe, J. P., and B. A. Loiselle. 1987. The bird fauna of Bururi Forest, Burundi. Le Gerfaut 77:147-164.

Loiselle, B.A. 1987. Bird abundance and seasonality in a Costa Rican lowland forest canopy. Condor 90:761-772.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, T. C. Moermond, and D. J. Mason. 1989. Low elevation record for Resplendent Quetzals (Pharomachrus mocinno) in Costa Rica. Journal of Field Ornithology 60:86-88.

Loiselle, B. A. 1990. Seeds in droppings of tropical fruit eating birds: importance of considering seed composition. Oecologia 82:494-500.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1990. Diets of understory fruit-eating birds in Costa Rica. Studies in Avian Biology 13:91-103.

Blake, J. G., B. A. Loiselle, T. C. Moermond, D. J. Levey, and J. S. Denslow. 1990. Quantifying abundance of fruits for birds in tropical habitats. Studies in Avian Biology 13:73-79.

Blake, J. G., F. G. Stiles, and B. A. Loiselle. 1990. Birds of La Selva: habitat use, trophic composition, and migrants. Pp. 161-182 in A. Gentry, ed., Four neotropical rain forests. Yale University Press.

Blake, J. G., B. A. Loiselle, and J. P. Vande weghe. 1990. Weights and measurements of some Central African birds. Le Gerfaut 80:3-11.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1991. Temporal variation in birds and fruits along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Ecology 72:180-193.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1991. Variation in resource abundance effects capture rates of birds in three lowland habitats in Costa Rica. Auk 108:114-130.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1992. Habitat use by Neotropical migrants at La Selva Biological Station and Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica. Pp. 257-272 in J. Hagan and D. W. Johnston, eds. Ecology and conservation of Neotropical landbird migrants. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 1992. Fruits in the diets of Neotropical migrant birds in Costa Rica. Biotropica 24:200-210.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1992. Population variation in a tropical bird community: implications for conservation. BioScience 42:838-845.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1993. Spatial dynamics of understory fruit eating birds in a lowland wet forest. Special Issue of Vegetatio and in A. Estrada and T. H. Fleming, eds., Frugivory and Seed Dispersal, Volume II. Dr. W. Junk Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ellison, A. M., J. S. Denslow, B. A. Loiselle, and D. Brenes M. 1993. Seed and seedling ecology of Neotropical Melastomataceae. Ecology 74:1733-1749.

Briceño, R. D., and B. Loiselle. 1993. Carton building ants in a lowland tropical forest: nest characteristics and associated biota. Brenesia 39-40:167-171.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1994. Annual variation in birds and plants of a tropical second growth woodland. Condor 96:368-380.

Loiselle, B. A., V. L. Sork, and C. Graham. 1995. Comparison of genetic variation in bird-dispersed shrubs of a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 27:487-494.

Loiselle, B. A., V. L. Sork, J. Nason, and C. Graham. 1995. Spatial genetic structure of a tropical understory shrub, Psychotria officinalis (Rubiaceae). American Journal of Botany 82:1420-1425.

Munn, C. A., and B. A. Loiselle. 1995. Canopy access techniques and their importance for the study of tropical forest canopy birds. Pp. 165-177 in M. Lowman and N. Nadkarni, eds., Forest Canopies - a review of research on this biological frontier. Academic Press, NY.

Loiselle, B. A., E. Ribbens, and O. Vargas. 1996. Spatial and temporal variation of seed rain in a tropical lowland wet forest. Biotropica 28:82-95.

Remsen, J.V., Jr., J. Kushlan, and B.A. Loiselle. 1998. Why ornithological journals should not have bird names: weighing history and tradition against contemporary ornithology. Auk 115: 252-253.

Renjifo, L. M., G. P. Servat, J. M. Goerck, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 1998. Patterns of species composition and endemism in the northern Neotropics: a case for conservation of montane avifaunas. Pages 577-594 in Natural History and Conservation of Neotropical Birds, Ted Parker Memorial Volume, J. V. Remsen, ed., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 1999. Dispersal of Melastome seeds by fruit-eating birds of tropical forest understory. Ecology 80:330-336.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2000. Diversity of birds along an elevational gradient in the Cordillera Central, Costa Rica. Auk 117:663-686.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2001. Bird assemblages in second-growth and old-growth forests, Costa Rica: perspectives from mist nets and point counts. Auk 118:304-326.

Loiselle, B. A. 2001. Más de 30 años de investigaciones en la Estación Biológica 'La Selva', Costa Rica. Pages 28-34 in L. O. Rodríguez, ed., El Manu y otras experiencias de investigación y manejo de bosques neotropicales. Pro-Manu, Cusco, Perú.

Servín, J. A., S. Lyndaker-Lindsay, and B. A. Loiselle. 2001. Pileated woodpecker scavenges on a carcass in Missouri. Wilson Bulletin 113:249-250.

Loiselle, B. A., and J. G. Blake. 2002. Potential consequences of extinction of frugivorous birds for shrubs of a tropical wet forest. Pages 397-405 in D. J. Levey, W. R. Silva, and M. Galetti, eds., Seed Dispersal and Frugivory: ecology, evolution and conservation. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Loiselle, B. A., R. W. Sussman, and Lord G. Cranbrook. 2002. Tropical vertebrate diversity. Pages 441-448 in R. Chazdon and T. C. Whitmore, eds., Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Loiselle, B. A., and R. Dirzo. 2002. Plant-animal interactions and community structure. Pages 269-278 in R. Chazdon and T. C. Whitmore, eds., Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: classic papers with commentaries. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2002. Habitat use, movements, and survival of manakins (Pipridae) in second-growth and old-growth forests. Auk 119:132-148.

Loiselle, B. A., and A. Farji-Brener. 2002. What's up? An experimental comparison of predation in the canopy and understory in a tropical wet forest. Biotropica 34:327-330.

Barrantes, G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2002. Reproduction, habitat use, and natural history of the black-and-yellow silky-flycatcher (Phainoptila melanoxantha), an endemic bird of the western highlands. Ornitologia Neotropical 13:121-136.

Escalona, T. and B. Loiselle. 2003. Podocnemis unifilis, a valuable freshwater turtle used as a local and commercial food resource in the Lower Caura Basin. In C. Vispo and C. Knap-Vispo, eds, Plants and vertebrates of the Cauras riparian corridor: their biology, use and conservation. Scientia Guaianae 12:393-418.

Marsh, L. K., and B. A. Loiselle. 2003. Recruitment of black howler fruit trees in fragmented forests of Northern Belize. International Journal of Primatology 24:65-86.

Loiselle, B. A., C. A. Howell, C. Graham, J. M. Goerck, T. Brooks, K. Smith, and P. H. Williams. 2003. Identifying conservation priorities: sensitivities to model selection. Conservation Biology 17:1591-1600.

Romo, M., B. A. Loiselle, and H. Tuomisto. 2004. Does density affect predation rates at different spatial and temporal scales? The case of Dipteryx micrantha a species dispersed by bats. Oecologia 140:76-85.

Ryder, T. B., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2006. A test of the hotspot hypothesis for lek placement in three species of manakins (Aves, Pipridae). Auk 123:247-258.

Elith, J., Graham, C., Anderson, R.P., Dudík, M., Ferrier, S., Guisan, A., Hijmans, R.J., Huettmann, F., Leathwick, J.R., Lehmann, A.,

Li, J., Lohmann, L.G., Loiselle, B.A., Manion, G., Moritz, C., Nakamura, M., Nakazawa, Y., Overton, J., Peterson, A.T., Phillips, S.J., Richardson, K., Scachetti-Pereira, R., Schapire, R.E., Soberón, J., Williams, S., Wisz, M.S., & Zimmermann, N.E. (2006) Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data. Ecography 29:129-151.

Tori, W. P., T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, J. R. Hidalgo, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2006. Obtaining offspring genetic material: a new method for nests with high predation rates. Condor 108:948-952.

Loiselle, B. A., T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, W. Tori, J. G. Blake, and P. G. Parker. 2007. Kin selection does not explain male aggregation at leks of four manakin species. Behavioral Ecology 18:287-291.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, R. Durães, T. B. Ryder, and W. Tori. 2007. Environmental and spatial segregation of leks among six co-occurring species of manakins (Aves: Pipridae) in eastern Ecuador. Auk 124:420-431.

Loiselle, B. A., J. G. Blake, P. G. Blendinger, and T. B. Ryder. 2007. Ecological redundancy in seed dispersal systems: a comparison between manakins (Pipridae) in two tropical forests. Pp. 178-196 in A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. Green, and D. W. Westcott, eds., Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Applications in a Changing World. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Holbrook, K. M., and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Using toucan-generated seed shadows to estimate seed dispersal in Amazonia Ecuador. Pp. 300-321 in A. J. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. Green, and D. W. Westcott, eds., Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Applications in a Changing World. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

Guisan, A., C. H. Graham, J. Elith, F. Huettmann, and the NCEAS Species Distribution Modeling Group. 2007. Sensitivity of predictive species distribution models to change in grain size: insights from a multi-models experiment across five continents. Diversity and Distribution 13: 332-340.

Holbrook, K. M., B. A. Loiselle, and G. Clark. 2007. Eight polymorphic satellite loci for a Neotropical nutmeg, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 7:248-250.

Cadena, C. D., and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Limits to elevational distributions in two species of Emberizine finches: disentangling the role of interspecific competition, autoecology, and geographic variation in the environment. Ecography 30:491-504.

Durães, R., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2007. Intersexual spatial relationships in a lekking species: blue-crowned manakins (Lepidothrix coronata) do not lek at female hotspots. Behavioral Ecology 18:1029-1039.

Loiselle, B. A., P. Jorgensen, T. Consiglio, I. Jimenez, J. G. Blake, L. G. Lohmann, and O.-M. Montiel. 2008. Evaluating plant collection representation for ecological niche modeling: a case study using plant vouchers from Ecuador and Bolivia. Journal of Biogeography 35:105-116. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01779.x.

Hidalgo, J. R., T. B. Ryder, W. P. Tori, R. Durães, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Nest architecture and placement of three manakin species in lowland Ecuador. Cotinga 29:57-61.

Graham, C. H., J. Elith, R. Hijmans , A. Guisan, A. T. Peterson, B. Loiselle and The NCEAS Predicting Species Distributions Working Group. 2008. The influence of spatial errors in species occurrence data used in distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:239-247. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01408.x

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Estimates of apparent survival rate for forest birds in eastern Ecuador. Biotropica 40:485-493.

Ryder, T. B., R. Durães, W. P. Tori, J. R. Hidalgo, B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2008. Modeling nest survival for two species of manakins (Aves: Pipridae) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journal of Avian Biology 39:355-358.

Tori, W. P., R. D. Durães, T. B. Ryder, M. Anciães, J. Karubian, R. H. Macedo, A. C. Uy, P. G. Parker, T. B. Smith, A. C. Stein, M. S. Webster, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Advances in sexual selection theory: insights from tropical avifauna. Ornitología Neotropical 19 (Suppl.): 151-163.

Loayza, A., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Preliminary information on the home range and movement patterns of Sturnira lilium (Phyllostomidae) in a naturally fragmented landscape in Beni, Bolivia. Biotropica 40: 630-635.

Ryder, T. B., D. B. McDonald, J. G. Blake, P. G. Parker, and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. Social networks in the lek mating Wire-tailed manakin (Pipra filicauda). Proc. Royal Society B 275: 1367-1374.

Wisz, M. S., R. J. Hijmans, J. Li, S. J. Phillips, A. T. Peterson, C. H. Graham, and NCEAS Predicting Species Working Group. 2008. Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions 14:763-773.

Durães, R., B. Loiselle, and J. Blake. 2008. Spatial and temporal dynamics at leks of the blue-crowned manakin Lepidothrix coronata: reconciling lek traditionality with high male turnover. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1947-1957.

DeMatteo, K. E., and B. A. Loiselle. 2008. New data on the status and distribution of the bush dog (Speothos venaticus): evaluating its quality of protection and directing research efforts. Biological Conservation 141:2494-2505.

Gomes, V. S. da Mota, B. A. Loiselle, and M. A. S. Alves. 2008. Birds foraging for fruits and insects in shrubby restinga vegeation, southeastern Brail. Biota Neotropica 8(4): http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v8n4/pt/item?article

Blendinger, P., B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. 2008. Crop size, plant aggregation, and microhabitat type affect fruit removal by birds from individual melastome plants in the Upper Amazon. Oecologia 158:273-283.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Species composition of Neotropical understory bird communities: local versus regional perspectives based on capture data. Biotropica 41:85-94.

Holbrook, K. M., and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Dispersal in a neotropical tree, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae): does hunting of large vertebrates limit seed removal? Ecology 90:1449-1455.

Loayza, A., and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Composition of the bat assemblage during the dry season in a naturally fragmented landscape in Bolivia. Journal of Mammology 90:732-742.

Durães, R., B. A. Loiselle, P. G. Parker, and J. G. Blake. 2009. Female mate choice across spatial scales: influence of lek and male attributes on mating success of blue-crowned manakins. Proceedings Royal Society B. 276:1875-1881.

Sheth, S. N., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Phylogenetic constraints on fine-scale patterns of habitat use by eight primate species in eastern Ecuador. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25:571-582.

Ryder, T. B., P. G. Parker, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. It takes two to tango: reproductive skew and social correlates of male mating success in a lek breeding bird. Proceedings Royal Society B. 1666:2377-2384.

Malizia, L. R., S. Pacheco, and B. A. Loiselle. 2009. Árboles de valor forestal en las Yungas de la Alta Cuenca del Río Bermejo. Pp. 105-120 in A. D. Brown, P. Blendinger, T. Lomascolo y P. García Bes (Eds), Selva Pedemontana de las Yungas: Historia Natural, Ecología y Manejo de un Ecosistema en Peligro.

Loiselle, B., C. H. Graham, J. M. Goerck, and M. Ribeiro. 2010. Assessing the impact of forest loss and climate change on the spatial and environmental distribution of Neotropical birds of the Atlantic forests, Brazil. Journal of Biogeography 37:1288-1301.

Blake, J. G., J. Guerra, D. Mosquera, R. Torres, B. A. Loiselle, and D. Romo. 2010. Use of Mineral Licks by White-bellied Spider Monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) and Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) in Eastern Ecuador. International Journal of Primatology31:471-483.

Ryder, T. B., W. P. Tori, J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, and P. G. Parker. 2010. Mate choice for genetic quality: a test of the heterozygosity and compatibility hypotheses. Behavioral Ecology 21: 203-210. doi:10.1093/beheco/arp176

Fleming, E. J., N. F. Galvis, B. A. Loiselle, and J. F. Nerbonne. 2011. Collaborate in conservation: a method for volunteer-scientist teams to monitor plant community composition long-term in a private old-growth forest. Nature Precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2011.5527.1

Graham, C. H., B. A. Loiselle, J. Velasquez-Tibati, and F. Cuesta C. 2011. Species distribution modelling and the challenge of predicting future distributions. In: Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Tropical Andes, edited by S. K. Herzog, R. Martínez, P. M. Jørgensen, and H. Tiessen. IAI-SCOPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil, web-based, www.iai.int.

Ryder, T. B., J. G. Blake, P. G. Parker, and B. A. Loiselle. 2011. The composition, stability and kinship of reproductive coalitions in a lekking bird. Behavioral Ecology 22:282-290. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq213.

Blendinger, P. G., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2011. Composition and clumping of seeds deposited by frugivorous birds varies between forest microsites. Oikos 120:463-471. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18963.x

Blendinger, P. G., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. 2011. Connecting fruit production to seedling establishment in two co-occurring Miconia species: consequences of seed dispersal by birds in upper Amazonia. Oecologia 167:61-73. doi 10.1007/s00442-011-1956-6

Blake, J., D. Mosquera, J. Guerra, B. Loiselle, D. Romo, and K. Swing. 2011. Mineral licks as diversity hotspots in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador. Diversity 3:217-234. doi:10.3390/d3020217

Durães, R., J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, T. B. Ryder, W. P. Tori, and J. R. Hidalgo. 2011. Vocalization activity at leks of six manakin (Pipridae) species in eastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 22:437-445.

Loayza, A., B. A. Loiselle, and R. S. Rios. 2011. Context-dependent recruitment of Guettarda viburnoides in a Neotropical forest-savanna mosaic. American Journal of Botany 98:1317-1326. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000478.

Hidalgo, J. R., J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, T. B. Ryder, R. Durães, and W. P. Tori. 2012. Nest site selection by blue-crowned (Lepidothrix coronata) and wire-tailed (Pipra filicauda) manakins in lowland Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 23:63-71.

Karubian, J., L. Browne, C. Bosque, T. Carlo, M. Galetti, B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, D. Cabrera, R. Durães, F. M. Labecca, K. M. Holbrook, R. Holland, W. Jetz, F. Kümmeth, J. Olivo, K. Ottewell, G. Papadakis, G. Rivas, S. Steiger, B. Voirin, and M. Wikelski. Seed dispersal by neotropical birds: emerging patterns and underlying processes. Ornitologia Neotropical 23:9-24.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2012. Temporal and spatial patterns in abundance of the wedge-billed woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus) in lowland Ecuador. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:436-445.

Fair, J. M., T. B. Ryder, B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, T. E. Larson, P. Davis, J. Syme, G. B. Perkins, and J. M. Heikoop. 2013. Estimates of dietary overlap for six species of Amazonian manakins using stable isotopes. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 31: doi 10.1080\10256016.2013.784702.

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, B. A. Loiselle, K. Swing, J. Guerra, and D. Romo. 2013. Temporal activity patterns of terrestrial mammals in lowland rainforest of eastern Ecuador. Ecotropica 18:137-146.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2013. Apparent survival rates of forest birds in Ecuador: improvement in precision but no change in estimates. PLOS One 8:e81028. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081028.

Svensson-Coelho, M., J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, A. S. Penrose, P. G. Parker, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2013. Diversity, prevalence, and host specificity of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in a western Amazon assemblage. Ornithological Monographs 76:1-48. doi: 10.1525/om.2013.76.1.1.

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, J. Guerra, B. A. Loiselle, D. Romo, and K. Swing. 2014. Yasuní – a hotspot for jaguars Panthera onca (Carnivora: Felidae)? Camera-traps and jaguar activity at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador. Revista de Biologia Tropical 62:689-698. doi: 10.15517/rbt.v62i2.11115

Svensson-Coelho, M., V. A. Ellis, B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, R. E. Ricklefs. 2014. Reciprocal specialization in multi-host malaria parasite communities of birds: a temperate – tropical comparison. American Naturalist 184:624-635. doi:10.1086/678126.

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2015. Enigmatic declines in bird numbers in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador: climate change effects? PeerJ 3:e1177 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1177

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, B. A. Loiselle, J. A. Guerra, D. Romo, and K. Swing. 2015. Spatial and temporal activity patterns of ocelots Leopardus pardalis in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador. Journal of Mammalogy doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyv190

Blake, J. G., and B. A. Loiselle. 2016. Long-term changes in composition and species richness of bird communities at an “undisturbed” site in eastern Ecuador. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:255-267. doi: 10.1676/wils-128-02-255-267.1 Svensson-Coelho, M., B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, and R. E. Ricklefs. 2016. On the relationship between specialization and resource predictability in avian malaria parasites. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13758

Gomes, V. S. da M., M. B. Vecchi, B. A. Loiselle, C. C. Correa Missagia, and M. A. S. Alves. Heterogeneity of bird communities in a mosaic of habitats on a restinga ecosystem in southeast Brazil. Zoologia 33: e20150205. doi: 10.1590/S1984-4689zool-20150205

Cestari, C., B. A. Loiselle, and M. A. Pizo. Trade-offs in male display activity with lek size. PloS ONE: in press.

Gonzalez, O., and B. A. Loiselle. Species interactions in an Andean bird-flowering plant network: phenology is more important than abundance or morphology. PeerJ: in revision.

Manuscripts in Review or Near Submission

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, B. A. Loiselle, K. Swing, and D. Romo. Long-term variation in abundance of terrestrial mammals and birds in eastern Ecuador as measured by photographic rates and occupancy estimates. Journal of Mammalogy: in review.

Cardenas-Posada, G., C. D. Cadena, J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. Display behavior, social organization and vocal repertoire of Blue-backed manakin (Chiroxiphia pareola napensis) in northwest Amazonia. Ibis: in review.

Villegas, M., B. A. Loiselle, and J. G. Blake. Ecological niche differentiation in South American Chiroxiphia and Antilophia manakins (Aves, Pipridae). J Biogeography: in revision.

Cestari, C., M. A. Pizo, and B. A. Loiselle. Foraging costs of a lekking bird: integrating sexual selection and optimal foraging theory. Ornitologia Neotropical: in review.

Tori, W. P., J. G. Blake, and B. A. Loiselle. Sexual selection in the white-crowned manakin (Dixiphia pipra): effects of behavioral and spatial characteristics on male mating success. Auk: in revision.

Rivas-Torres, G., S. L. Flory, and B. A. Loiselle. When is an ecosystem novel?: Plant community composition and structural characteristics of invaded forests in the Galápagos. Forest Ecology and Management: in review.

Rivas-Torres, G., S. L. Flory, C. Wilson, and B. A. Loiselle. Experimental removal of an invasive-dominated tree in a novel ecosystem aids native and non-native plants performance. Ecology: in final preparation.

Blake, J. G., D. Mosquera, and B. A. Loiselle. Effects of human traffic on trail use by mammals in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador. In preparation.

Fecchio, A., M. Svensson-Coelho, J. Bell, V. Ellis, M. C. Medeiros, C. H. Trisos, J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, J. A. Tobias, R. Fanti, E. D. Coffey, I. P. de Faria, J. B. Pinho, G. Felix, E. M. Braga, M. Anciães, V. Tkach, J. Bates, C. Witt, J. D. Weckstein, R. E. Ricklefs, and I. P. Farias. Host associatinos and turnover of haemosporidian parasites in manakins (Aves: Pipridae). Auk: in preparation.

Ricklefs, R. E., M. Medeiros, V. A. Ellis, M. Svensson-Coelho, J. G. Blake, B. A. Loiselle, L. Soares, A. Fecchio, D. Outlaw, P. Marra, S. C. Latta, G. Valkiūnas, O. Hellgren, S. Bensch. Avian migration and the distribution of malaria parasites in New World passerine birds. Journal of Biogeography: in review.