Matthew D Shawkey

Summary

Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Nanostructure predicts intraspecific variation in ultraviolet-blue plumage colour
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1455-60. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Microbial diversity of wild bird feathers revealed through culture-based and culture-independent techniques
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Microb Ecol 50:40-7. 2005
  3. pmc Carotenoids need structural colours to shine
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Biol Lett 1:121-4. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Significance of a basal melanin layer to production of non-iridescent structural plumage color: evidence from an amelanotic Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:1245-50. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Do feather-degrading bacteria affect sexually selected plumage color?
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 96:123-8. 2009
  6. pmc Evolutionary transitions and mechanisms of matte and iridescent plumage coloration in grackles and allies (Icteridae)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J R Soc Interface 3:777-86. 2006
  7. pmc Mechanisms of evolutionary change in structural plumage coloration among bluebirds (Sialia spp.)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J R Soc Interface 3:527-32. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Bacteria as an agent for change in structural plumage color: correlational and experimental evidence
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, USA
    Am Nat 169:S112-21. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Iridescent plumage in satin bowerbirds: structure, mechanisms and nanostructural predictors of individual variation in colour
    Stéphanie M Doucet
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:380-90. 2006
  10. pmc An experimental test of the contributions and condition dependence of microstructure and carotenoids in yellow plumage coloration
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Science Division, University of California, 137 Mulford Hall 3114, Berkeley, CA 94720 3114, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2985-91. 2006

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. pmc Nanostructure predicts intraspecific variation in ultraviolet-blue plumage colour
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1455-60. 2003
    ..These observations show that the precision of nanostructural arrangement determines some colour variation in feathers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Microbial diversity of wild bird feathers revealed through culture-based and culture-independent techniques
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Microb Ecol 50:40-7. 2005
    ..However, the metabolic properties and optimal growth requirements of several isolates suggest that some of the bacteria may have a specialized association with feathers...
  3. pmc Carotenoids need structural colours to shine
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Biol Lett 1:121-4. 2005
    ..The presence of structural colour in some carotenoid-based colour displays will have to be considered in studies of colour signalling...
  4. ncbi request reprint Significance of a basal melanin layer to production of non-iridescent structural plumage color: evidence from an amelanotic Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:1245-50. 2006
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Do feather-degrading bacteria affect sexually selected plumage color?
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 96:123-8. 2009
    ..It remains unclear whether feather-degrading bacteria directly or indirectly affect plumage color, but the observed correlations suggest that feather-degrading bacteria may play some role in sexual selection...
  6. pmc Evolutionary transitions and mechanisms of matte and iridescent plumage coloration in grackles and allies (Icteridae)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J R Soc Interface 3:777-86. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Mechanisms of evolutionary change in structural plumage coloration among bluebirds (Sialia spp.)
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J R Soc Interface 3:527-32. 2006
    ..Such shifts in microstructures and pigments may be widespread mechanisms for the evolutionary changes in the colours of feathers and other reflective structures across colourful organisms...
  8. doi request reprint Bacteria as an agent for change in structural plumage color: correlational and experimental evidence
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, USA
    Am Nat 169:S112-21. 2007
    ..This change in spectral properties of feathers may occur through degradation of the cortex and spongy layer of structurally colored barbs. These data suggest that bacteria can alter structural plumage color through degradation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Iridescent plumage in satin bowerbirds: structure, mechanisms and nanostructural predictors of individual variation in colour
    Stéphanie M Doucet
    Department of Biological Sciences, 331Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:380-90. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc An experimental test of the contributions and condition dependence of microstructure and carotenoids in yellow plumage coloration
    Matthew D Shawkey
    Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ecosystem Science Division, University of California, 137 Mulford Hall 3114, Berkeley, CA 94720 3114, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2985-91. 2006
    ....