Cameron Ghalambor



* invited papers

# graduate students

† undergraduate student


Martin, L.B., Ghalambor, C.K., and H.A. Woods (eds.). 2015. Integrative Organismal Biology. Wiley-Blackwell Press. 


Peer-Reviewed Publications

#Broder E. D., #Handelsman C. H., Ghalambor C. K., and Angeloni L. M. Genes and the environment shape phenotypes: Guppies as a model system. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Accepted.

Ghalambor, C. K, Hoke, K. L, Ruell, E. W., #Fisher, E. K., Reznick, D. N., and K. A. Hughes. Non-adaptive plasticity potentiates rapid adaptive evolution of gene expression in nature.  Nature. In press.

Murren, C.J., Auld, J. R., Callahan, H., Ghalambor, C.K., Handelsman, C. A.,  Heskel, M. A., Kingsolver, J.G., Maclean, H.J., Masel, J., Maughan, H., Pfennig, D. W., Relyea, R.A., Seiter, S. Snell-Rood, E., Steiner, U. K., and C. D. Schlichting.  Constraints on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity: costs of phenotype and costs of plasticity. Heredity. In press.

Robertson, J.M., #Langin, K., Sillett, T.S., Morrison, S., Ghalambor, C.K., and W. C. Funk. Identifying evolutionarily significant units and prioritizing populations for management on islands.  Western North American Naturalist. 7: 397-411.

#Langin, K. M., Sillett, T.S., Funk, W.C., Morrison, S.A., and C.K. Ghalambor.  2015. Islands within an island: repeated adaptive divergence in a single population. Evolution. 69: 653-665..

Doherty, A. H., Ghalambor, C. K., and S. W. Donahue. 2015. Evolutionary physiology of bone: bone metabolism in changing environments. Physiology 95: 2334-2345.

Ghalambor, C.K. Martin, L.B., and H.A. Woods. 2015. Plasticity, complexity, and the individual: towards a truly integrative organismal biology. Pgs. 1-22. In Martin, L.B., Ghalambor, C.K., and H.A. Woods (eds.). Integrative Organismal Biology. Wiley-Blackwell Press.

Woods, H. A., Martin, L.B., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2015. Conclusions: the central role of the organism in biology. Pgs. 309-315. In Martin, L.B., Ghalambor, C.K., and H.A. Woods (eds.). Integrative Organismal Biology. Wiley-Blackwell Press.

Handelsman, C. A., Ruell, E. W., Torres-Dowdall and C. K. Ghalambor. 2014. Phenotypic plasticity changes trait correlations of traits following experimental introductions of Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 794-804.

Martin, P.R., and C. K. Ghalambor. When David beats Goliath: the advantage of large size in aggressive contests declines over evolutionary time. PLoS One. 9: e108741

†Freshwater, C., Ghalambor, C.K., and P.R. Martin. Repeated patterns of trait divergence between closely related dominant and subordinate bird species. Ecology. 95: 2334-2345.

Murren, C., Maclean, HJ, Diamond, SE, Steiner, UK, Heskel, MA, *Handelsman, CA., Ghalambor, CK, Auld, JR, Callahan, HS, Pfennig, DW, Relyea, RA, Schlichting, CD, and J. Kingsolver. 2014. Evolutionary change in continuous reaction norms. American Naturalist. 183: 453-467

#Sofaer, H.R., #Langin, K.M., Sillett, T.S., Morrison, S.A., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2014. Partitioning the sources of demographic variation reveals density-dependent nest predation in an island bird population. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2738– 2748.

†Ims, J.J., #Sofaer, H.R., Sillett, T.S., and C.K. Ghalambor. 2014. The effects of sunrise time, temperature, and breeding stage on the timing of first activity in Orange-crowned Warblers. Western North American Naturalist. 74: 66-70.

Rick, T.C., Sillett, T. S., Ghalambor, C.K., Hofman, C.A., Ralls, K., Anderson, R. S., Boser, C.L., Brajeh, T.J., Cayani, D.R., Chesser, T., Collins, P.W., Erlandson, J.M., Faulkner, K.R., Fleischer, R. Funk, W. C., Galipeau, R., Huston, A., King, J., Laughrin, L., Maldonado, J., McEachern, K., Muhs, D. R., Newsome, S. D., Reeder-Myers, L., Still, C., and S.A., Morrison. 2014. From the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene: 20,000-years of ecological change and the future of biodiversity on California's Channel Islands. Bioscience. 64: 680-692.

Fitzpatrick, S., #Torres-Dowdall, J., Reznick, D., Ghalambor, C.K., and W. C. Funk. 2014. Parallelism isn't perfect: could disease and flooding drive a life history anomaly in Trinidadian guppies? American Naturalist. 183: 290-300.

*#Handelsman, C.A., Broder, E.D., Dalton, C. M., Ruell, E.W., Myrick, C.A., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2013. Predator-induced phenotypic plasticity in metabolism and rate of growth:  rapid adaptation to a novel environment. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53: 975-988.

#Sofaer, H. R., Chapman, P. L., Sillett, T. S., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2013. Advantages of nonlinear mixed models for fitting avian growth curves.  Journal of Avian Biology. 44: 469-478.

#Yoon, J., Sillett, T.S., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2013. Male’s return rate, rather than territory fidelity and breeding dispersal, explains geographic variation in song sharing in two populations of an oscine passerine (Oreothlypis celata). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67:1691–1697.

#Fischer, E.K., Ghalambor, C.K., Hoke, K.L., and D. Soares. 2013. Genetically and environmentally mediated divergence in lateral line morphology in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Experimental Biology. 216:3132-314.

Ghalambor, C.K. #Peluc, S. I., and T. E. Martin. 2013. Plasticity of parental care under the risk of predation: how much should parents reduce care? Biology Letters. 9: (4) 20130154.

#Sofaer, H. R., T. S. Sillett, S. I. #Peluc, S. A. Morrison, and C. K. Ghalambor. 2013 Phenotypic divergence and plasticity in avian life histories in response to food abundance and nest predation risk.  Behavioral Ecology. 24: 698-707.

#Torres-Dowdall, J., Dargent, F., #Handelsman, C.A., Ramnarine, I., and C.K. Ghalambor. 2013. Ecological correlates of the distribution of two Poeciliid species across a salinity gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 790-805.

Ruell, E.W., †Hawkins, C.L., # Handelsman, C.A., #Sofaer, H. R., Ghalambor, C.K. and L. Angeloni. 2013. Fear, food, and sexual ornamentation: plasticity of colour development in Trinidadian guppies. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B: Biological Sciences. 280: 20122019.

#Torres-Dowdall, J., #Handelsman, C., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2012. Local adaptation and the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution. 66: 3432-3443.

#Yoon, J., Sillett, T.S., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2012. Breeding density, not life history, predicts differences in territorial aggression between populations of orange–crowned warblers (Oreothlypis celata). Animal Behaviour. 84: 515-521.

#Torres-Dowdall, J., #Handelsman, C., Auer, S.K., Reznick, D.N. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2012. Fine scale local adaptation in life histories along a continuous environmental gradient in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Functional Ecology. 26: 616-627.

Matthews, J. H., W. C. Funk, and C. K. Ghalambor. 2012. A Matter of Timing: Amphibian Demography, Hydropattern, and Climate Change. Pgs. 58-85 in Conserving Wildlife Populations in a Changing Climate (e.d. Brodie, J. E. Post, and D. Doak). University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Morrsion, S.A., Sillett, T.S., Ghalambor, C.K., Fitzpatrick, J.W., Graber, D.M., Bakker, V.J., Bowman, R., Collins, C.T., Collins, P.W., Delaney, K.S., Doak, D.F., Koenig, W.D., Laughrin, L., Lieberman, A.A., Marzluff, J.M., Reynolds, M.D., Scott, J.M., Stallcup, J.A., Vickers, W., and Boyce, W.M. 2011. North America’s lone insular bird species: A call for proactive management in the face of global change. Bioscience. 61: 1013-1021.

*Ghalambor C.K., Angeloni, L. and Carroll, S. P. 2010.  Behavior as phenotypic plasticity. Pps. 90-107 in Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology (e.d. C. Fox and D. Westneat).  Oxford University Press, New York.

Horton, B., #Yoon, J., Ghalambor, C.K., Moore, I. T., and T. S. Sillett. 2010. Seasonal and population variation in testosterone levels between male orange-crowned warblers (Vermivora celata) breeding in Alaska and California. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 168: 333-339.

Safran, R.J., Vitousek, M.N., Hauber, M.E., and C.K. Ghalambor.  2010. Plastic traits and flexible decision rules: Response to Cornwallis and Uller.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 25: 429-430.

Mykles, D.L., Ghalambor, C.K., Stillman, J.H., and L. Tomanek. 2010. Grand Challenges in Comparative Physiology: Integration Across Disciplines and Levels of Biological Organization. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 6-16.

#Langin, K.M, T.S. Sillett, #J. Yoon, #H. R. Sofaer, and C. K. Ghalambor.  2009. Reproductive consequences of an extreme drought for songbirds on Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands. Pgs 293-300 in Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium (eds. Damiani, C.C. and D.K. Garcelon). Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, CA

#Montag, H, Nager, R., C. K., Ghalambor, and T.S. Sillett. 2009. Nest site selection of the endemic “dusky” Orange-crowned warbler (Vermivora celata sordida) on Santa Catalina Island. Pgs 293-300 in Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium (eds. Damiani, C.C. and D.K. Garcelon). Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, CA

Gaston, K. J. S.L. Chown, P. Calosi, J. Bernardo, D.T. Bilton, A. Clarke, S. Clusella-Trullas, C.K. Ghalambor, M. Konarzewski, L.S. Peck, W.P. Porter, H.O. Pörtner, E.L. Rezende, P. M. Schulte, J. Stillman, J.S. Terblanche, and M. van Kleunen.  2009. Macrophysiology: A conceptual re-unification. American Naturalist. 174: 595-612.

#Huizinga, M., Ghalambor, C.K., and D. N. Reznick. 2009. The genetic and environmental basis of adaptive differences in shoaling behavior between populations of the Trinidadian guppy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 1860-1866.

Deutsch, C., Tewksbury, J.J., Huey, R. B., Sheldon, K., Ghalambor, C. K., Haak, D., and Martin, P. R.  2008.  Climate change will be most detrimental to tropical ectotherms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 105: 6668-6672.

#Peluc, S., Sillett, T. S., Rotenberry, J.T. and C. K. Ghalambor.  2008. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in an island songbird exposed to a novel predation risk.  Behavioral Ecology. 19: 830-835.

*Reznick, D.N., Ghalambor, C. K., and K.R. Crooks.  2008. Guppies as a model for understanding the evolutionary consequences of losing predators in natural communities.  Molecular Ecology 17: 97-107.

*Ghalambor, C. K., McKay, J.K., Carroll, S., and D. N. Reznick. 2007. Adaptive versus non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the potential for contemporary adaptation to new environments. Functional Ecology 21: 394-407.

*Ghalambor, C. K., Huey, R. B., Martin, P. R., and G. Wang.  2006. Are mountain passes higher in the tropics? Janzen’s Hypothesis Revisited. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46: 5-17.

Hammond, K. A., R. Cardullo, and C. K. Ghalambor.  2006. The role of developmental plasticity in comparative physiology: mechanism and process.  Pp. 71-82. in New Directions in Developmental Physiology (e.d. W. Burggren et al.). Oxford University Press.

Walker, J. A., Ghalambor, C. K., Griset, O. L., McKenny, D., and D. N. Reznick. 2005. Do faster starts increase the probability of evading predators?  Functional Ecology 19: 808-815.

Rezende, E. L., Gomes, F. R., Ghalambor, C. K., Russell, G. A., and M. A. Chappell.  2005. An evolutionary framework to study physiological adaptation to high altitudes. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 78: 323-336.

*Reznick, D. N. and C. K. Ghalambor.  2005. Selection in nature: Experimental manipulations of natural populations.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 45: 456-462.

*Reznick, D. N. and C. K. Ghalambor.  2005.  Can commercial fishing cause evolution? Answers from guppies.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62: 791-801.

Reznick, D. N., Bryant, M. J., Roff, D., Ghalambor, C. K., and D. E. Ghalambor.  2004. Extrinsic mortality fails to predict patterns of senescence in guppies.  Nature 431:1095-1099.

Ghalambor, C. K., Reznick, D. N., and J. A. Walker.  2004.  Constraints on adaptive evolution: The functional trade-off between reproduction and fast start swimming performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata).  American Naturalist 164: 38-50.

*Ghalambor, C. K., Walker, J. A., and D. N. Reznick. 2003.  Multi-trait selection, adaptation, and constraints on the evolution of burst swimming performance.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43: 431-438.

Reznick, D.N, Ghalambor, C. K., and L. Nunney.  2002. The evolution of senescence in fish. Mechanisms of Aging and Development 123: 773-789.

Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin.  2002. Comparative manipulation of predation risk during incubation reveals variability in the plasticity of parental responses. Behavioral Ecology 13: 101-108.

Hejl, S., Newlon, K., McFadzen, M., Young, J., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2002.  Brown Creeper (Certhia americana).  In The Birds of North America (A. Poole and F. Gill Eds.).  Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin.  2001.  Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. Science 292: 494-497.

Reznick, D. N., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2001.  The population ecology of contemporary adaptation: What empirical studies reveal about the conditions that promote adaptive evolution. Genetica 112-113: 183-198.

Badyaev, A. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2001.  Avian life-history strategies in relation to elevation: Evidence for a trade-off between fecundity and parental care.  Ecology 82: 2948-2960.

Kingery, H., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2001.  Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea).  No. 567. In The Birds of North America (A. Poole and F. Gill Eds.).  Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin. 2000.  Parental investment decisions in two species of nuthatch vary with stage-specific predation risk and reproductive effort. Animal Behaviour 60: 263-267.

Reznick, D. N., and C. K. Ghalambor.  1999.  Sex and death.  Science. 286: 2458-2459.

Martin, T. E., and C. K. Ghalambor. 1999.  Males feeding females during incubation. I. Required by microclimate or constrained by nest predation. American Naturalist 153: 131-139.

Ghalambor, C.K. and T.E. Martin. 1999.  Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis).  No. 459.  In The Birds of North America (A. Poole and F. Gill Eds.).  Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Badyaev, A. and C.K. Ghalambor.  1998.  Does a trade-off exist between sexual ornamentation and ecological plasticity?  Sexual dichromatism and occupied elevational range. Oikos 82: 319-325.


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