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1968

Shirer, H. W. & Downhower, J. F. 1968 Radio tracking of dispersing yellow bellied marmots. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 71, 463-479.  

1970

Armitage, K. B. & Downhower, J. F. 1970 Interment behavior in the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris). J. Mamm. 51, 177-178.

Downhower, J. F. & Pauley, J. D. 1970 Automated recordings of body temperature from free-ranging yellow-bellied marmots. J. Wildlife Mgmt. 34, 639-641.  

1971

Downhower, J. F. & Armitage, K. B. 1971 The yellow-bellied marmot and the evolution of polygamy. Amer. Natur. 105, 355-370.  

1972

Travis, S. E. & Armitage, K. B. 1972 Some quantitative aspects of the behavior of marmots. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 75, 308-321.  

1973

Armitage, K. B. 1973 Population changes and social behavior following colonization by the yellow-bellied marmot. J. Mamm. 54, 842-854.

Svendsen, G. E. & Armitage, K. B. 1973 Mirror-image stimulation applied to field behavioral studies. Ecology 54, 623-627.  

1974

Armitage, K. B. 1974 Male behaviour and territoriality in the yellow-bellied marmot. J. Zool., London 172, 233-265.

Armitage, K. B. & Downhower, J. F. 1974 Demography of yellow-bellied marmot populations. Ecology 55, 1233-1245.

Svendsen, G. E. 1974 Behavioral and environmental factors in the spatial distribution and population dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot population. Ecology 55, 760-771.

1975

Armitage, K. B. 1975 Social behavior and population dynamics of marmots. Oikos 26, 341-354.  

1976

Andersen, D. C., Armitage, K. B. & Hoffmann, R. S. 1976 Socioecology of marmots:  female reproductive strategies. Ecology 57, 552-560.

Armitage, K. B. 1976 Scent marking by yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 57, 583-584.

Armitage, K. B., Downhower, J. F. & Svendsen, G. E. 1976 Seasonal changes in weights of marmots. Amer. Midl. Nat. 96, 36-51.

Svendsen, G. E. 1976 Structure and location of burrows of yellow-bellied marmot. Southwest. Nat. 20, 487-494.  

1977

Andersen, D. C. & Johns, D. W. 1977 Predation by badger on yellow-bellied marmot in Colorado. Southwest. Nat. 22, 283-284.

Armitage, K. B. 1977 Social variety in the yellow-bellied marmot: a population-behavioural system. Anim. Behav. 25, 585-593.  

1978

Kilgore, D. L., Jr.  & Armitage, K. 1978 Energetics of yellow-bellied marmot populations. Ecology 59, 78-88.  

1979

Armitage, K. B. 1979 Food selectivity by yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 60, 628-629.

Armitage, K. B., Johns, D. & Andersen, D. C. 1979 Cannibalism among yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 60, 205-207.

Johns, D. W. & Armitage, K. B. 1979 Behavioral ecology of alpine yellow-bellied marmots. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 5, 133-157.

Nowicki, S. & Armitage, K. B. 1979 Behavior of juvenile yellow-bellied marmots: play and social integration. Z. Tierpsychol. 51, 85-105.  

1980

Frase, B. A. & Hoffmann, R. S. 1980 Marmota flaviventris. Mamm. Sp. 135, 1-8.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1980 Genetic variation in social mammals:  the marmot model. Science 207, 665-667.  

1981

Armitage, K. B. 1981 Sociality as a life-history tactic of ground squirrels. Oecologia 48, 36-49.

Downhower, J. F. & Armitage, K. B. 1981 Dispersal of yearling yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Anim. Behav. 29, 1064-1069.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1981 Social substructure and dispersion of genetic variation in the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris). In Mammalian population genetics (ed. M. H. Smith & J. Joule), pp. 139-159. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.  

1982

Armitage, K. B. 1982 Social dynamics of juvenile marmots: role of kinship and individual variability. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 11, 33-36.

Armitage, K. B. 1982 Marmots and coyotes:  behavior of prey and predator. J. Mamm. 63, 503-505.

Armitage, K. B. 1982 Yellow-bellied marmot. In CRC handbook of census methods for terrestrial vertebrates (ed. D. E. Davis), pp. 148-149. Boca Raton, Florida.: CRC Press, Inc.

Armitage, K. B. & Johns, D. W. 1982 Kinship, reproductive strategies and social dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 11, 55-63.  

1983

Armitage, K. B. 1983 Hematological values for free-ranging yellow-bellied marmots. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 74A, 89-93.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1983 Problems in the use of genetic similarity to show relatedness. Evolution 37, 417-420.  

1984

Armitage, K. B. 1984 Recruitment in yellow-bellied marmot populations:  kinship, philopatry, and individual variability. In The biology of ground-dwelling squirrels (ed. J. O. Murie & G. R. Michener), pp. 377-403. Lincoln: Univ. Nebraska Press.

Frase, B. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1984 Foraging patterns of yellow-bellied marmots: role of kinship and individual variability. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 16, 1-10.  

1985

Brody, A. K. & Armitage, K. B. 1985 The effects of adult removal on dispersal of yearling yellow-bellied marmots. Can. J. Zool. 63, 2560-2564.  

1986

Armitage, K. B. 1986 Marmot polygyny revisited: determinants of male and female reproductive strategies. In Ecological aspects of social evolution (ed. D. I. Rubenstein & R. W. Wrangham), pp. 303-331. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Armitage, K. B. 1986 Individuality, social behavior, and reproductive success in yellow-bellied marmots. Ecology 67, 1186-1193.

Armitage, K. B. 1986 Individual differences in the behavior of juvenile yellow-bellied marmots. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 18, 419-424.  

1987

Armitage, K. B. 1987 Do female yellow-bellied marmots adjust the sex ratios of their offspring? Amer. Nat. 129, 501-519.

Armitage, K. B. 1987 Social dynamics of mammals:  reproductive success, kinship, and individual fitness. Trends Ecol. Evol. 2, 279-284.

Jamieson, S. H. & Armitage, K. B. 1987 Sex differences in the play behavior of yearling yellow-bellied marmots. Ethology 74, 237-253.  

1988

Armitage, K. B. 1988 Resources and social organization of ground-dwelling squirrels. In The ecology of social behavior (ed. C. N. Slobodchikoff), pp. 131-155. San Diego: Academic Press.  

1989

Armitage, K. B. 1989 The function of kin discrimination. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 1, 111-121.

Frase, B. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1989 Yellow-bellied marmots are generalist herbivores. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 1, 353-366.

Melcher, J. C., Armitage, K. B. & Porter, W. P. 1989 Energy allocation by yellow-bellied marmots. Physiol. Zool. 62, 429-448.

Van Vuren, D. 1989 Effects of intraperitoneal transmitter implants on yellow-bellied marmots. J. Wildl. Mgmt. 53, 320-323.  

1990

Armitage, K. B., Melcher, J. C. & Ward, J. M., Jr. 1990 Oxygen consumption and body temperature in yellow-bellied marmot populations from montane-mesic and lowland-xeric environments. J. Comp. Physiol. B. 160, 491-502.

Melcher, J. C., Armitage, K. B. & Porter, W. P. 1990 Thermal influences on the activity and energetics of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Physiol. Zool. 63, 803-820.  

1991

Armitage, K. B. 1991 Social and population dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots: results from long-term research. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 22, 379-407.

Armitage, K. B. 1991 Factors affecting corticosteroid concentrations in yellow-bellied marmots. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 98A, 47-54.

Rayor, L. S. & Armitage, K. B. 1991 Social behavior and space-use of young ground-dwelling squirrel species with different levels of sociality. Ethol., Ecol., Evol. 3, 185-205.

Van Vuren, D. 1991 Yellow-bellied marmots as prey of coyotes. Am. Midl. Nat. 125, 135-139.

Van Vuren, D. & Armitage, K. B. 1991 Duration of snow cover and its influence on life-history variation in yellow-bellied marmots. Can. J. Zool. 69, 1755-1758.  

1992

Armitage, K. B. 1992 Social organization and fitness strategies of marmots. In Proceedings of 1st international symposium on alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) and on genus Marmota (ed. B. Bassano, P. Durio, U. Gallo Orsi & E. Macchi), pp. 89-94. Torino, Italy: Dipartmento di Produzioni Animali, Epidemiologia ed Ecologia.

Armitage, K. B. & Salsbury, C. M. 1992 Factors affecting oxygen consumption in wild-caught yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103A, 729-737.  

Van Vuren, D. & Salsbury, C. M. 1992. The relation between premolar wear and age in yellow-bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris. Can. Field Nat. 106, 134-136.

1993

Armitage, K. B. & Salsbury, C. M. 1993 The effect of molt on oxygen consumption of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 106A, 667-670.  

1994

Armitage, K. B. 1994 Unusual mortality in a yellow-bellied marmot population. In Acutal problems of marmots investigation (ed. V. Rumiantsev), pp. 5-13. Moscow: ABF Publishing House.

Armitage, K. B. & Chiesura Corona, M. C. 1994 Time and wariness in yellow-bellied marmots. Ibex Journ. Mount. Ecol. 2, 1-8.

Armitage, K. B. & Gurri-Glass, G. E. 1994 Communal nesting in yellow-bellied marmots. In Actual problems of marmots investigation (ed. V. Y. Rumiantsev), pp. 14-26. Moscow: ABF.

Leger, D. W. & Didrichsons, I. A. 1994 An assessment of data pooling and some alternatives. Anim. Behav. 48, 823-832.

Salsbury, C. M. & Armitage, K. B. 1994 Resting and field metabolic rates of adult male yellow-bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 108A, 579-588.

Salsbury, C. M. & Armitage, K. B. 1994 Home-range size and exploratory excursions of adult, male yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 75, 648-656.

Van Vuren, D. & Armitage, K. B. 1994 Survival of dispersing and philopatric yellow-bellied marmots:  what is the cost of dispersal? Oikos 69, 179-181.

Van Vuren, D. & Armitage, K. B. 1994 Reproductive success of colonial and noncolonial female yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). J. Mamm. 75, 950-955.  

1995

Salsbury, C. M. & Armitage, K. B. 1995 Reproductive energetics of adult male yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Can. J. Zool. 73, 1791-1797.  

1996

Armitage, K. B. 1996 Social dynamics, kinship, and population dynamics of marmots. In Biodiversity in marmots (ed. M. Le Berre, R. Ramousse & L. Le Guelte), pp. 113-128. Moscow-Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Armitage, K. B. 1996 Seasonal mass gain in yellow-bellied marmots. In Biodiversity in marmots (ed. M. Le Berre, R. Ramousse & L. Le Guelte), pp. 223-230. Moscow-Lyon: International Network on Marmots.

Armitage, K. B. 1996 Resource sharing and kinship in yellow-bellied marmots. In Biodiversity in marmots (ed. M. Le Berre, R. Ramousse & L. Le Guelte), pp. 129-134. Moscow-Lyon: International Network on Marmots.

Armitage, K. B., Salsbury, C. M., Barthelmess, E. L., Gray, R. C. & Kovach, A. 1996 Population time budget for the yellow-bellied marmot. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 8, 67-95.

Lenihan, C. & Van Vuren, D. 1996 Costs and benefits of sociality in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris):  do noncolonial females have lower fitness? Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 8, 177-189.

Lenihan, C. & Van Vuren, D. 1996 Growth and survival of juvenile yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Can. J. Zool. 74, 297-302.

Van Vuren, D. 1996 Ectoparasites, fitness, and social behaviour of yellow-bellied marmots. Ethology 102, 686-694.  

1997

Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 1997 Alarm calling in yellow-bellied marmots:  I.  The meaning of situationally-specific calls. Anim. Behav. 53, 143-171.

Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 1997 Does sociality drive the evolution of communicative complexity?  A comparative test with ground-dwelling sciurid alarm calls. Am. Nat. 150, 179-200.

Blumstein, D. T. & Daniel, J. C. 1997 Inter- and intraspecific variation in the acoustic habitats of three marmot species. Ethology 103, 325-338.

Blumstein, D. T., Steinmetz, J., Armitage, K. B. & Daniel, J. C. 1997 Alarm calling in yellow-bellied marmots:  II.  Kin selection or parental care? Anim. Behav. 53, 173-184.  

1998

Armitage, K. B. 1998 Reproductive strategies of yellow-bellied marmots:  energy consevation and differences between the sexes. J. Mamm. 79, 385-393.

Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 1998 Why do yellow-bellied marmots call? Anim. Behav. 56, 1053-1055.

Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 1998 Life history consequences of social complexity:  a comparative study of ground-dwelling sciurids. Behav. Ecol. 9, 8-19.

Daniel, J. C. & Blumstein, D. T. 1998 A test of the acoustic adaptation hypothesis in four species of marmots. Anim. Behav. 56, 1517-1528.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 1998 Empirical considerations on the stable age distribution. Oecologia Mont. 7, 1-6.

Schwartz, O. A., Armitage, K. B. & Van Vuren, D. H. 1998 A 32-year demography of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). J. Zool. Lond. 246, 337-346.  

1999

Armitage, K. B. 1999 Evolution of sociality in marmots. J. Mamm. 80, 1-10.

Blumstein, D. T. 1999 The evolution of functionally referential alarm communication:  multiple adaptations; multiple constraints. Evol. Comm. 3, 135-147.

Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 1999 Cooperative breeding in marmots. Oikos 84, 369-382.

Brady, K. M. & Armitage, K. B. 1999 Scent-marking in the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris). Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 11, 35-47.  

2000

Armitage, K. B. 2000 The evolution, ecology, and systematics of marmots. Oecologia Mont. 9, 1-18.

Armitage, K. B. & Schwartz, O. A. 2000 Social enhancement of fitness in yellow-bellied marmots. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 12149-12152.

Inouye, D. W., Barr, B., Armitage, K. B. & Inouye, B. D. 2000 Climate change is affecting altitudinal migrants and hibernating species. PNAS 97, 1630-1633.  

2001

Armitage, K. B. 2001 The roots of marmot sociality. In The new encyclopedia of mammals (ed. D. W. Macdonald), pp. 612-613. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Van Vuren, D. 2001 Predation on yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Am. Midl. Nat. 145, 94-100.  

2002

Armitage, K. B. 2002 Social dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots:  strategies for evolutionary success. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Marmots (ed. K. B. Armitage & V. Y. Rumiantsev), pp. 9-21. Moscow: ABF Publishing House.

Armitage, K. B. & Blumstein, D. T. 2002 Body-mass diversity in marmots. In Holarctic Marmots as a Factor of Biodiversity- Proceedings of the 3d International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary , Russia, 25-30 August 1997 (ed. K. B. Armitage & V. Y. Rumiantsev), pp. 22-40. Moscow: ABF Publishing House.

Armitage, K. B. & Wynne-Edwards, K. E. 2002 Progesterone concentrations of wild-caught yellow-bellied marmots. In Holarctic Marmots as a Factor of Biodiversity- Proceedings of the 3d International Conference on Marmots, Cheboksary , Russia, 25-30 August 1997 (ed. K. B. Armitage & V. Y. Rumiantsev), pp. xxx-xxx. Moscow: ABF Publishing House.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 2002 Correlations between weather factors and life-history traits of yellow-bellied marmots. In Holarctic marmots as a factor of biodiversity (ed. K. B. Armitage & V. Y. Rumiantsev), pp. 345-351. Moscow: ABF.

Woods, B., Armitage, K. B. & Blumstein, D. T. 2002 Circadian rhythm is maintained during hibernation in yellow-bellied marmots. In Holarctic Marmots as a Factor of Biodiversity (ed. V. Y. Rumiantsev, A. A. Nikolskii & O. V. Brandler), pp. 389-395. Moscow: International Marmot Network.

Woods, B., Armitage, K. B. & Blumstein, D. T. 2002 Yellow-bellied marmots depress metabolism to enter torpor. In Holarctic Marmots as a Factor of Biodiversity (ed. K. B. Armitage & V. Y. Rumiantsev). Moscow: International Marmot Network.

2003

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Reproductive competition in female yellow-bellied marmots. In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allaine & M. Le Berre), pp. 133-142. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Marmots (Marmota monax) and allies. In Wild mammals of North America:  biology, management, and conservation, 2nd ed. (ed. G. A. Feldhamer, B. C. Thompson & J. A. Chapman), pp. 188-210. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Recovery of a yellow-bellied marmot population following a weather-induced decline. In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allaine & M. Le Berre), pp. 215-222. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Behavioral responses of yellow-bellied marmots to birds and mammals. Oecol. Montana 12, 15-20.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Heart rates of free-ranging yellow-bellied marmots. In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allainé & M. Le Berre), pp. 89-96. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Dynamics of immigration into yellow-bellied marmot colonies. Oecol. Montana 12, 21-24.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Nesting activities of yellow-bellied marmots. In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allainé & M. Le Berre), pp. 27-32. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Observations on plant choice by foraging yellow-bellied marmots. Oecol. Montana 12, 25-28.

Armitage, K. B. 2003 Is the hepatitis virus absent from yellow-bellied marmots? Oecol. Montana 12, 37-38.

Armitage, K. B., Blumstein, D. T. & Woods, B. C. 2003 Energetics of hibernating yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 134, 101-114.

Armitage, K. B. & Van Vuren, D. H. 2003 Individual differences and reproductive success in yellow-bellied marmots. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 15, 207-233.

Armitage, K. B. & Woods, B. C. 2003 Group hibernation does not reduce energetic costs of young yellow-bellied marmots. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 76, 888-898.

Blumstein, D. T. 2003 Social complexity but not the acoustic environment is responsible for the evolution of complex alarm communication / La complexité sociale est responsable de l'évolution de la communication d’alarme complexe, non le milieu acoustique. In Adaptative strategies and diversity in marmots / Stratégies adaptatives et diversité chez les marmottes (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allainé & M. Le Berre), pp. 41-49. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Nanayakkara, D. D. & Blumstein, D. T. 2003 Defining yellow-bellied marmot social groups using association indices. Oecologia Montana 12, 7-11.

Oli, M. K. & Armitage, K. B. 2003 Sociality and individual fitness in yellow-bellied marmots: insights from a long-term study (1962-2001). Oecologia 136, 543-550.

Olson, L. E., Yovovich, V. & Blumstein, D. T. 2003 Early season arboreal behaviour in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaveventris). Oecol. Montana 12, 12-14.

Salsbury, C. M. & Armitage, K. B. 2003 Variation in growth rates of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allainé & M. Le Berre), pp. 197-206. Lyon: International Marmot Network.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 2003 Population biology of yellow-bellied marmots:  a 40-year perspective. In Adaptive strategies and diversity in marmots (ed. R. Ramousse, D. Allaine & M. Le Berre), pp. 245-250. Lyon: International Newtwork on Marmots.

Woods, B. C. & Armitage, K. B. 2003 Effect of food supplementation on juvenile growth and survival in Marmota flaviventris. J. Mamm. 84, 903-914.

Woods, B. C. & Armitage, K. B. 2003 Effects of food addition on life history of yellow-bellied marmots. Oecol. Montana 12, 1-8.  

2004

Armitage, K. B. 2004 Badger predation on yellow-bellied marmots. Am. Midl. Nat. 151, 378-387.

Armitage, K. B. 2004 Lifetime reproductive success of territorial male yellow-bellied marmots. Oecol. Montana 13, 28-34.

Armitage, K. B. 2004 Metabolic diversity in yellow-bellied marmots. In Life in the cold:  evolution, mechanisms, adaptation.  Twelfth international hibernation symposium. (ed. B. M. Barnes & H. V. Carey), pp. 161-173. Fairbanks: Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska.

Blumstein, D. T. & Daniel, J. C. 2004 Yellow-bellied marmots discriminate between the alarm calls of individuals and are more responsive to the calls from juveniles. Anim. Behav. 68, 1257-1265.

Blumstein, D. T., Im, S., Nicodemus, A. & Zugmeyer, C. 2004 Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) hibernate socially. J. Mamm. 85, 25-29.

Blumstein, D. T., Runyan, A., Seymour, M., Nicodemus, A., Ozgul, A., Ransler, F., Im, S., Stark, T., Zugmeyer, C. & Daniel, J. C. 2004 Locomotor ability and wariness in yellow-bellied marmots. Ethology 110, 615-634.

Blumstein, D. T., Verenyre, L. & Daniel, J. C. 2004 Reliability and the adaptive utility of discrimination among alarm callers. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 271, 1851-1857.

Oli, M. K. & Armitage, K. B. 2004 Yellow-bellied marmot population dynamics: demographic mechanisms of growth and decline. Ecology 85, 2446-2455.

Runyan, A. M. & Blumstein, D. T. 2004 Do individual differences influence flight initiation distance? J. Wildl. Mgmt. 68, 1124-1129.  

2005

Armitage, K. B. 2005 Intraspecific variation in marmots. In Contribuciones mastozoológicas en homenajea bernardo villa (ed. V. Sánchaz-Cordero & R. A. Medellín), pp. 39-48. Mexcio City: Instituto de Ecología, UNAM.

Armitage, K. B. 2005 Socioecology of marmots. In Encyclopedia of animal behavior (ed. M. Bekoff), pp. 1024-1030. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Blumstein, D. T. & Munos, O. 2005 Individual and age/sex class variation in marmot alarm calls. Anim. Behav. 69, 353-361.

Blumstein, D. T. & Pelletier, D. 2005 Yellow-bellied marmot hiding time is sensitive to variation in costs. Can. J. Zool. 83, 363-367.

Flyod, C. H., Van Vuren, D. H. & May, B. 2005 Marmots on Great Basin mountaintops:  using genetics to test a biogeographic paradigm. Ecology 86, 2145-2153.

Schwartz, O. A. & Armitage, K. B. 2005 Weather influences on demography of the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris). J. Zool. Lond. 265, 73-79.  

2006

Blumstein, D. T. 2006 Nature's wake-up call:  the marmot alarm. Crested Butte News June 30, 84-85.

Blumstein, D. T., Ozgul, A., Yovovitch, V., Van Vuren, D. H. & Armitage, K. B. 2006 Effect of predation risk on the presence and persistence of yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris) colonies. J. Zool. Lond. 270, 132-138.

Blumstein, D. T., Patton, M. L. & Saltzman, W. 2006 Faecal glucocorticoid metabolites and alarm calling in free-living yellow-bellied marmots. Biol. Lett. 2, 29-32.

Ozgul, A., Armitage, K. B., Blumstein, D. T. & Oli, M. K. 2006 Spatiotemporal variation in age-specific survival rates: implications for population dynamics in yellow-bellied marmots. Ecology 87, 1027-1037.

Ozgul, A., Armitage, K. B., Blumstein, D. T., Van Vuren, D. H. & Oli, M. K. 2006 Effects of patch quality and network structure on patch occupancy dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation. J. Anim. Ecol. 75, 191-202.  

2007

Ali, A. M., Collier, T. C., Girod, L., Yao, K., Taylor, C. E. & Blumstein, D. T. 2007 Acoustic source localization using the acoustic ENSBox. In IPSN'07, pp. 555-556. Cambridge, MA: IPSN.

Ali, A. M., Collier, T. C., Girod, L., Yao, K., Taylor, C. E. & Blumstein, D. T. 2007 An empirical study of collaborative acoustic source localization. In IPSN'07, pp. 41-50. Cambridge, MA.

Armitage, K. B. 2007 Evolution of sociality in marmots:  it begins with hibernation. In Rodent societies:  an ecological and evolutionary perspective (ed. J. O. Wolff & P. W. Sherman), pp. 356-367. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Blumstein, D. T. 2007 The evolution of alarm communication in rodents:  structure, function, and the puzzle of apparently altruistic calling in rodents. In Rodent societies (ed. J. O. Wolff & P. W. Sherman), pp. 317-327. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Blumstein, D. T. 2007 The evolution, function, and meaning of marmot alarm communication. Adv. Study Behav. 37, 371-401.

Ozgul, A., Oli, M. K., Olson, L. E., Blumstein, D. T. & Armitage, K. B. 2007 Spatiotemporal variation in the reproductive parameters of the yellow-bellied marmot. Oecolgia 154, 95-106.

Rhoades, E. & Blumstein, D. T. 2007 Predicted finess consequences of threat-sensitive hiding behavior. Behav. Ecol. 18, 937-943.

Trifa, V., Girod, L., Collier, T., Blumstein, D. T. & Taylor, C. E. 2007 Automated wildlife monitoring using self-configurating sensor networks deployed in natural habitats. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Artificial LIfe and Robotics (ed. M. Sugisaka & H. Tanaka).  

2008

Allen, M., Girod, L., Newton, R., Madden, S., Blumstein, D. T. & Estrin, D. 2008 VoxNet: an interactive, rapidly-deployable acoustic monitoring platform. In IPSN '08:  Information Processing in Sensor Networks, pp. 371-382: Cogent Comp., ARC, Coventry Univ., Coventry.

Armitage, K. B. 2008 Phylogeny and patterns of energy conservation in marmots. In Molecules to migration:  the pressures of life (ed. S. Morris & A. Vosloo), pp. 591-602. Bologna: Medimond Publishing.

Blumstein, D. T. 2008 Do marmots retain fear of extinct predators? Crested Butte News July 18, 44-45.

Blumstein, D. T. 2008 A localized ecological disaster. Denver Post July 1, http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_9756521.

Blumstein, D. T. 2008 Fourteen lessons from anti-predator behavior. In Natural security:  A Darwinian approach to a dangerous world (ed. R. Sagarin & T. Taylor), pp. 147-158. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Blumstein, D. T., Barrow, L. & Luterra, M. 2008 Olfactory predator discrimination in yellow-bellied marmots. Ethology 114, 1135-1143.

Blumstein, D. T., Cooley, L., Winternitz, J. & Daniel, J. C. 2008 Do yellow-bellied marmots respond to predator vocalizations? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62, 457-468.

Blumstein, D. T., Richardson, D. T., Cooley, L., Winternitz, J. & Daniel, J. C. 2008 The structure, meaning, and function of yellow-bellied marmot pup screams. Anim. Behav. 76, 1055-1064.

Borrego, N., Ozgul, A., Armitage, K. B., Blumstein, D. T. & Oli, M. K. 2008 Spatiotemporal variation in survival of male yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 89, 365-373.

Jones, O.R., Gaillard, J.-M., Tuljapurkar, S., Alho, J.S., Armitage, K.B., et al. 2008. Senesence rates are determined by ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecol. Lett. 11, 664-673.

Oli, M. K. & Armitage, K. B. 2008 Indirect fitness benefits do not compensate for the loss of direct fitness in yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 89, 874-881.

Wey, T., Blumstein, D. T., Shen, W. & Jordán, F. 2008 Social network analysis of animal behaviour:  a promising tool for the study of sociality. Anim. Behav. 75, 333-344.  

2009

Ali, A. M., Asgari, S., Collier, T. C., Allen, M., Girod, L., Hudson, R. E., Yao, K., Taylor, C. E. & Blumstein, D. T. 2009 An empirical study of collaborative acoustic source localization. J. Sign. Process. Syst. 57, 415-436.

Armitage, K. B. 2009 Fur color diversity in marmots. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 21, 183-194.

Armitage, K. B. 2009 Home range area and shape of yellow-bellied marmots. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 21, 195-207.

Bednekoff, P. A. & Blumstein, D. T. 2009 Peripheral visibility influences marmot vigilance:  integrating observational and experimental results. Behav. Ecol. 20, 1111-1117.

Blumstein, D. T. 2009 Social effects on emergence from hibernation in yellow-bellied marmots. J. Mamm. 90, 1184-1187.

Blumstein, D. T., Ferando, E. & Stankowich, T. 2009 A test of the multipredator hypothesis:  yellow-bellied marmots respond fearfully to the sight of novel and extinct predators. Anim. Behav. 78, 873-878.

Blumstein, D. T. & Récapet, C. 2009 The sound of arousal:  the addition of novel non-linearities increases responsiveness in marmot alarm calls. Ethology 115, 1074-1081.

Blumstein, D. T., Wey, T. W. & Tang, K. 2009 A test of the social cohesion hypothesis: interactive female marmots remain at home. Proc. R. Soc. B 276, 3007-3012.

Ozgul, A., Oli, M. K., Armitage, K. B., Blumstein, D. T. & Van Vuren, D. H. 2009 Influence of local demography on asymptotic and transient dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation. Am. Nat. 173, 517-530.

Wang, T. B., Nonacs, P. & Blumstein, D. T. 2009 Social skew as a measure of the costs and benefits of group living in marmots. In: Reproductive skew in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes (ed. R. Hager & C.B. Jones), pp. 114-133. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2010

Armitage, K.B. 2010. Individual fitness, social behavior, and population dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots. In The ecology of place: Contributions of place-based researcher to ecological understanding (ed. I. Billick & M.V. Price), pp. 134-154. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Blumstein, D. T., Lea, A. J., Olson, L. E. & Martin, J. 2010 Heritability of anti-predatory traits: vigilance and locomotor performance in marmots. J. Evol. Biol. 23, 879-887. [cover photo]

Collier, T.C., Blumstein, D.T., Girod, L. & Taylor, C.E. 2010. Is alarm calling risky? Marmots avoid calling from risky places. Ethology 116, 1171-1178.

Lea, A.J., Blumstein, D.T., Wey, T.W. & Martin, J.G.A. 2010. Heritable victimization and the benefits of agonistic relationships. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 21587-21592.

Olson, L.E. & Blumstein, D.T. 2010. Applying the coalitionary traits metric: sociality without complex cooperation in male yellow-bellied marmots. Behav. Ecol. 21, 957-965.

Ozgul, A., Childs, D.Z., Oli, M.K., Armitage, K.B., Blumstein, D.T., Olson, L.E., Tuljapurkar, S. & Coulson, T.. 2010. Coupled dynamics of body mass and population growth in response to environmental change. Nature 466, 482-485. [cover article]

Ozgul, A. September 2010. Ekolojinin arka bahćeleri / Backyards of ecology. NTV Bilim Magazine 19, 52-56. [in Turkish]

Swaisgood, R.R., Terbourgh, J.W. & Blumstein, D.T. Letter: Funding should come to those who wait. Science 329, 276.

Wey, T. W. & Blumstein, D. T. 2010. Social cohesion in yellow-bellied marmots is established through age and kin structuring. Anim. Behav. 79, 1343-1352.

2011

Armitage, K.B., Van Vuren, D.H., Ozgul, A., and M.K. Oli. 2011. Proximate causes of natal dispersal in female yellow-bellied marmots, Marmota flaviventris. Ecology 92, 218-227.

Blumstein, D.T., Mennill, D.J., Clemins, P., Girod, L., Yao, K., Patricelli, G., Deppe, J.L., Krakhauer, A.H., Clark, C., Cortopassi, K.A., Hanser, S.F., McCowan, B., Ali, A.M., & Kirschel, A.N.G. 2011. Acoustic monitoring in terrestrial environments using microphone arrays: applications, technological considerations, and prospectus. Journal of Applied Ecology 48, 758-767. [featured editor's choice paper]

Huang, B., Wey, T.W., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Correlates and consequences of dominance in a social rodent. Ethology 117, 573-585.

Lea, A.J., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Age and sex influence marmot antipredator behavior during periods of heightened risk. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 1525-1533.

Lea, A.J., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Ontogenetic and sex differences influence alarm call response: a meta-analysis. Ethology 117, 839-851.

Li, C., Monclus, R., Maul, T.L.,Jiang, Z., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Quantifying human disturbance on antipredator behaviour and flush initiation distance in yellow-bellied marmots. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129, 146-152.

Matrosova, V.A., Blumstein, D.T., Volodin, I.A., and E.V. Volodina. 2011. The potential to encode sex, age, and individual identity in the alarm calls of three species of Marmotinae. Naturwissenschaften 98, 181-192.

Monclús, R., Tiulim, J., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Older mothers follow conservative strategies under predator pressure: the adaptive role of maternal glucocorticoids in yellow-bellied marmots. Hormones and Behavior 60, 660-665.

Pollard, K.A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2011. Social group size predicts the evolution of individuality. Current Biology 21, 413-417. [cover photo]

2012

Armitage, K.B. 2012. Sociality, individual fitness and population dynamics of yellow-bellied marmots. Molecular Ecology 21, 532-540. [published on-line in 2011]

Blumstein, D.T. 2012. Respecting animal diversity for its own sake. Crested Butte News, 20 July 2012: 22.

Blumstein, D.T., and Y.Y. Chi. 2012. Scared and less noisy: glucocorticoids are associated with alarm call entropy. Biology Letters 8, 189-192. [published on-line in 2011]

Carrasco, M.F. and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) respond to yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris) alarm calls. Ethology 118, 243-250.

Monclús, R., and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Litter sex composition affects life-history traits in yellow-bellied marmots. Journal of Animal Ecology 81, 80-86. [published on-line in 2011]

Monclús, R. Cook, T., and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Masculinized female yellow-bellied marmots initiate more social interactions. Biology Letters 8, 208-210.

Olson, L.E., Blumstein, D.T., Pollinger, J.P., and R.K. Wayne. 2012. No evidence of inbreeding avoidance despite survival costs in a polygynous rodent. Molecular Ecology 21, 562-571.

Pollard, K.A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Evolving communicative complexity: insights from rodents and beyond. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0221

Smith, J.E., Monclús, R., Wantuck, D., Florant, G.L. and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in wild yellow-bellied marmots: experimental validation, individual differences and ecological correlates. General and Comparative Endocrinology 178, 417-426.

Wey, T.W., and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Social attributes and associated performance measures in marmots: bigger male bullies and weakly affiliating females have higher annual reproductive success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66, 1075-1085.

 

2013

Armitage, K.B. 2013. Climate change and the conservation of marmots. Natural Science 5, 36-43.

Blumstein, D. T. 2013. Yellow-bellied marmots: insights from an emergent view of sociality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 368, 20120349.

Blumstein, D.T., Chung, L.K., and J.E. Smith. 2013. Early play may predict later dominance relationships in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20130485.

Blumstein, D.T., Nguyen, K.T., and J.G.A. Martin. 2013. Ontogenetic variation of heritability and maternal effects in yellow-bellied marmot alarm calls. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280, 20130176.

Blumstein, D.T., Petelle, M.B. and T.W. Wey. 2013. Defensive and social aggression: repeatable but independent. Behavioral Ecology 24, 457-461. [published on-line in 2012]

Cross, H.B., Blumstein, D.T., and F. Rosell. 2013. Do marmots display a 'dear enemy phenomenon' in response to anal gland secretions? Journal of Zoology 289, 189-195. [published on-line in 2012]

Engen, S., Saether, B.-E., Armitage, K.B., Blumstein, D.T., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Coulson, T., Dobson, F.S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Oli, M.K. and A. Ozgul. 2013. Estimating the effect of temporally autocorrelated environments on the demography of density-independent age-structured populations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4, 573-584.

Lopez, J., Wey, T.W. and D.T. Blumstein. 2013. Patterns of parasite prevalence and individual infection in yellow-bellied marmots. Journal of Zoology 291, 296-303.

Martin J.G.A., Festa-Bianchet, M., Cote, S.D., and D.T. Blumstein. 2013. Detecting between-individual differences in hind-foot length in populations of widl mammals. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91:118-123.

Petelle, M.B., McCoy, D.E., Alejandro, V., Martin, J.G.A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2013. Development of boldness and docility in yellow-bellied marmots. Animal Behaviour 86, 1147-1154.

Saether, B.-E., Coulson, T., GrŅtan, V., Engen, S., Altwegg, R., Armitage, K.B., Barbraud, C., Becker, P.H., Blumstein, D.T., Dobson, F.S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Gaillard, J.-M., Jenkins, A., Jones, C., Nicoll, M.A.C., Norris, K., Oli, M.K., Ozgul, A., and H. Weirmerskirch. 2013. How life history influences population dynamics in fluctuating environments. American Naturalist 182, 743-759.

Smith, J.E., Chung, L.E., and D.T. Blumstein. 2013. Ontogeny and symmetry of social partner choice among free-living yellow-bellied marmots. Animal Behaviour 85, 715-725.

 

2014

Armitage, K.B. 2014. Marmot Biology: Sociality, Individual Fitness, and Population Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Fouqueray, T.D., Blumstein, D.T., Monclús, R., and J.G.A. Martin. 2014. Maternal effects on anogenital distance in a wild marmot population. PLoS-ONE 9(3):e92718.

Martin, J.G.A., Petelle, M.B., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014.Environmental, social, morphological and behavioural constraints on opportunistic multiple paternity. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1531-1538.

Monclús, R., Pang, B., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Yellow-bellied marmots do not compensate for a late start:  the role of maternal investment in shaping life-history trajectories. Evolutionary Ecology 28: 721-733.

Monclús, R., von Holst, D., Blumstein, D.T. and H.G. Rödel. 2014. Long-term effects of litter sex ratio on female reproduction in two iteroparous mammals. Functional Ecology 28: 954-962.

Petelle, M.B. and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. A critical evaluation of subjective ratings: unacquainted observers can reliably assess personality. Current Zoology 60: 162-169. [published on-line in 2013]

Williams, D.M., Samia, D.S.M., Cooper, W.E. Jr., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. The flush early and avoid the rush hypothesis holds after accounting for spontaneous behavior. Behavioral Ecology 25: 1136-1147.

 

2015

Blumstein, D.T., Flores, G., and N.E. Munoz. 2015. Does locomotor ability influence flight initiation distance in yellow-bellied marmots? Ethology 121:434-441.

Fuong, H., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Are social attributes associated with alarm calling propensity? Behavioral Ecology 26:587-592.

Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Hubbard, L., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Group size affects social relationships in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Behavioral Ecology 26:909-915.

Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Martin, J.G.A., Armitage, K.B., Oli, M.K., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Environmentally induced phenotypic variation in wild yellow-bellied marmots. Journal of Mammalogy 96:269-278.

Mills, J.A. Teplitsky, C. et al. 2015. Archiving primary data: solutions for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 581-589.

Monclús, R., Anderson, A.M., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Do yellow-bellied marmots perceive enhanced predation risk when they are farther from safety?: an experimental study. Ethology 121:831-839.

Petelle, M.B., Martin, J.G.A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Heritability and genetic correlations of personality traits in a wild popluation of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1840-1848.

Wey, T.W., Lin, L., Patton, M.L., and D.T. Blumstein. 2015. Stress hormone metabolites predict overwinter survival in yellow-bellied marmots. Acta Ethologica 18:181-185.

 

2016


Armitage, K.B., and C.M. Salsbury. 2016. Pattern and variation of the time budget of yellow-bellied marmots. Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 28:329-365.

Blumstein, D.T., Keeley, K.N., and J.E. Smith. 2016. Fitness and hormonal correlates of social and ecological stressors of female yellow-bellied marmots. Animal Behaviour 112:1-11.

Chmura, H.E., Wey, T.W., and D.T. Blumstein. 2016. Assessing the sensitivity of foraging and vigilance to internal state and environmental variables in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:1901-1910.

García-Nava, V., and D.T. Blumstein. 2016. The effect of body size and habitat on the evolution of alarm vocalizations in rodents. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118:745-751.

Mills, J.A. Teplitsky, C. et al. 2016. Solutions for archiving data in long-term studies - a reply to Whitlock et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:85-87.

Sastre, N., Franciono, Ol, Curti, J.N., Armenta, T.C., Fraser, D.L., Kelly, R.M., Hunt, E., Silbermayr, K., Zewe, C., Sanchez, A., and L. Ferrer. 2016. Detection, prevalence and phylogenetic relationships of Demodex spp and further skin prostigmata mites (Acari, Arachnida) in wild and domestic mammals. PLOS-ONE 11(11):e0165765.

 

2017

Armitage, K.B. 2017. Hibernation as a major determinant of life-history traits in marmots. Journal of Mammalogy 98:321-331.

Blumstein, D.T. 2017. Groundhog day is so silly. But as a groundhog scientist I love it anyway. The Washington Post 1 February 2017.

Blumstein, D.T. 2017. Skiing for science. Science 356:214.

Blumstein, D.T., Fuong, H., and E. Palmer. 2017. Social security: social relationship strength and connectedness influence how marmots respond to alarm calls. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Maldonado-Chaparro, A.A., Read, D.W., and D.T. Blumstein. 2017. Can individual variation in phenotypic plasticity enhance population viability? Ecological Modeling 352:19-30.

Martin, J.G.A., Pirotta, E., Petelle, M., and D.T. Blumstein. 2017. Genetic basis of between-individual and within-individual variance of docility. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30:796-805.

Petelle, M.B., Dang, B.N., and D.T. Blumstein. 2017. The effect of maternal glucocorticoid levels on juvenile docility in yellow-bellied marmots. Hormones and Behavior 89:86-91. [cover]

Yang, W.J., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., and D.T. Blumstein. 2017. A cost of being amicable in a hibernating marmot. Behavioral Ecology 28:11-19.

 

Additional "Team Marmot" field publications (birds and deer)

Blumstein, D.T., Whitaker, J., Kennen, J., and G.A. Bryant. 2017. Do birds differentiate between white noise and deterministic chaos? Ethology

Blesdoe, E.K. and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. What is the sound of fear? Behavioral responses of white-crownded sparrows Zonotrichia leucophrys to synthesized nonlinear acoustic phenomena. Current Zoology 60: 534-541. [published on-line in 2013]

Gilman, S., Blumstein, D.T., and J. Foufopoulos. 2007.  The effect of hemoparasites on white-crowned sparrow singing behavior. Ethology 113: 437-445.

Hettena, A., Munoz, N. and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Prey responses to predator’s sounds:  a review and empirical study. Ethology 120:427-452.

Laubach, Z., Sampson, G., Blumstein, D.T., Romero, L.M., and J. Foufopoulos. 2013.  Are white-crowned sparrow badges reliable signals? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 481-492.

Munoz, N.E., Blumstein, D.T., and J. Foufopolous.  2010.  Immune system activation affects song and territorial defenseBehavioral Ecology 21:788-793.

Peshek, K.R., and D.T. Blumstein.  2011. Can rarefaction be used to estimate song repertoire size in birds?  Current Zoology 57:300-306.

Price, M.V., Strombom, H., and D.T. Blumstein. 2014. Human activity affects the perception of risk by mule deer. Current Zoology 60:693-699.

Waser, N.M., Price, M.V., Blumstein, D.T., Arozqueta, S.R., Castro-Escobar, B.D., Pickens, R., and A. Pistoia. 2014. Coyotes, mule deer, and wildflowers: Diverse evidence points to a trophic cascade. Naturweissenshaften 101: 427-436.