Martin Wikelski

Summary

Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Marine iguanas die from trace oil pollution
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 417:607-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Going wild: what a global small-animal tracking system could do for experimental biologists
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:181-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Conservation physiology
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:38-46. 2006
  4. pmc Evolution of body size in Galapagos marine iguanas
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Princeton, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1985-93. 2005
  5. pmc Avian circannual clocks: adaptive significance and possible involvement of energy turnover in their proximate control
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall 303, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:411-23. 2008
  6. pmc Simple rules guide dragonfly migration
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Biol Lett 2:325-9. 2006
  7. pmc Slow pace of life in tropical sedentary birds: a common-garden experiment on four stonechat populations from different latitudes
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall 303, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2383-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Avian metabolism: Costs of migration in free-flying songbirds
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 423:704. 2003
  9. doi request reprint To breed or not to breed: physiological correlates of reproductive status in a facultatively biennial iguanid
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Horm Behav 57:140-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Island tameness: an altered cardiovascular stress response in Galápagos marine iguanas
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 2016, USA
    Physiol Behav 99:544-8. 2010

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Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Marine iguanas die from trace oil pollution
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 417:607-8. 2002
    ..Another population on the more remote island of Genovesa was unaffected...
  2. ncbi request reprint Going wild: what a global small-animal tracking system could do for experimental biologists
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:181-6. 2007
    ..Our discussion is intended to contribute to an emerging groundswell of scientific support to make such a new technological system happen...
  3. ncbi request reprint Conservation physiology
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:38-46. 2006
    ..New physiological techniques can enable a rapid assessment of the causes of conservation problems and the consequences of conservation actions...
  4. pmc Evolution of body size in Galapagos marine iguanas
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Princeton, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1985-93. 2005
    ..Furthermore, evolutionary stable body size distributions within populations should be analysed to better understand selection pressures on individual body size...
  5. pmc Avian circannual clocks: adaptive significance and possible involvement of energy turnover in their proximate control
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall 303, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:411-23. 2008
    ..We propose a novel energy turnover hypothesis which predicts a dependence of the speed of the circannual clock on the overall energy expenditure of an organism...
  6. pmc Simple rules guide dragonfly migration
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Biol Lett 2:325-9. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Slow pace of life in tropical sedentary birds: a common-garden experiment on four stonechat populations from different latitudes
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall 303, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2383-8. 2003
    ..Such intrinsically low energy expenditure in sedentary tropical birds may have important implications for slow development, delayed senescence and high longevity in many tropical organisms...
  8. ncbi request reprint Avian metabolism: Costs of migration in free-flying songbirds
    Martin Wikelski
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 423:704. 2003
  9. doi request reprint To breed or not to breed: physiological correlates of reproductive status in a facultatively biennial iguanid
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Horm Behav 57:140-6. 2010
    ..We suggest that corticosterone may modulate reproductive decisions by altering individual sensitivity to both internal and external cues of the likelihood of successful reproduction...
  10. doi request reprint Island tameness: an altered cardiovascular stress response in Galápagos marine iguanas
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 2016, USA
    Physiol Behav 99:544-8. 2010
    ..Understanding how the response to predators differs in predator-naïve species could enable the design of maximally effective techniques for inducing an anti-predator response in these vulnerable species...
  11. ncbi request reprint Contrasting adaptive immune defenses and blood parasite prevalence in closely related Passer sparrows
    Kelly A Lee
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Oecologia 150:383-92. 2006
    ..We suggest that these immunological differences could affect fitness in ways that contribute to the contrasting abundances of the two species in North American and Western Europe...
  12. ncbi request reprint House sparrows (Passer domesticus) adjust their social status position to their physiological costs
    Karin M Lindström
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, 106 Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Horm Behav 48:311-20. 2005
    ..Furthermore, in a large group, individuals maintained a social status position that minimized energetic and immunological costs...
  13. ncbi request reprint Experimentally increased social competition compromises humoral immune responses in house finches
    Dana M Hawley
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Horm Behav 49:417-24. 2006
    ..Overall, we documented that two universal components of social behavior, intraspecific competition and social status, modulated the strength of a humoral immune response in house finches...
  14. ncbi request reprint Investment in immune defense is linked to pace of life in house sparrows
    Lynn B Martin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
    Oecologia 147:565-75. 2006
    ..Further study is necessary to identify the influence of other factors, particular pathogen environment during development, on the architecture of the immune system of wild animals...
  15. doi request reprint Low metabolism and inactive lifestyle of a tropical rain forest bird investigated via heart-rate telemetry
    Silke S Steiger
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Guyot Hall 403, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 82:580-9. 2009
    ..This suggests that wild birds reduce their body temperature every night. Our data confirm and extend previous studies showing that tropical passerines have low metabolic rates...
  16. ncbi request reprint How and why do insects migrate?
    Richard A Holland
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544, USA
    Science 313:794-6. 2006
    ..In the future, advances in tracking methods may enable the global surveillance of large insects such as desert locusts...
  17. pmc Tameness and stress physiology in a predator-naive island species confronted with novel predation threat
    Thomas Rödl
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:577-82. 2007
    ..In general, we predict that island endemics show flexible physiological stress responses but are restricted by narrow behavioural plasticity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Stress responses and disease in three wintering house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations along a latitudinal gradient
    Karin M Lindström
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 106 Guyot Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 143:231-9. 2005
    ..A causal understanding of the implications for this variation in corticosterone concentrations for Mycoplasma disease dynamics awaits further studies...
  19. pmc High costs of female choice in a lekking lizard
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e567. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that female choice can carry significant costs, and suggest that the benefits that lek-mating females gain through mating with a preferred male may be higher than previously predicted...
  20. pmc Bats use magnetite to detect the earth's magnetic field
    Richard A Holland
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1676. 2008
    ..It is crucial that the ultrastructure of the magnetite containing magnetoreceptors is described for our understanding of magnetoreception in animals...
  21. pmc Pointed wings, low wingloading and calm air reduce migratory flight costs in songbirds
    Melissa S Bowlin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2154. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Are hotshots always hot? A longitudinal study of hormones, behavior, and reproductive success in male marine iguanas
    Maren N Vitousek
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 157:227-32. 2008
    ..By using testosterone to regulate their costly display behaviors male marine iguanas appear to have a mechanism that allows them to adjust their reproductive effort depending on extrinsic and/or intrinsic factors...
  23. pmc Evidence for a navigational map stretching across the continental U.S. in a migratory songbird
    Kasper Thorup
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:18115-9. 2007
    ..The juveniles with less experience rely on their innate program to find their distant wintering areas and continue to migrate in the innate direction without correcting for displacement...
  24. pmc Immune activity elevates energy expenditure of house sparrows: a link between direct and indirect costs?
    Lynn B Martin
    Department of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Morrill Hall, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:153-8. 2003
    ..We suggest that immune activity in wild passerines increases energy expenditure, which in turn may influence important life-history characteristics such as clutch size, timing of breeding or the scheduling of moult...
  25. pmc Female choice for male motor skills
    Julia Barske
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3523-8. 2011
    ..We propose that elaborate, acrobatic courtship dances evolve because they reflect motor skills and cardiovascular function of males...
  26. pmc When the sun never sets: diverse activity rhythms under continuous daylight in free-living arctic-breeding birds
    Silke S Steiger
    Department Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, 82319 Seewiesen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131016. 2013
    ..Our results support the idea that circadian behaviour can be adaptively modified to enable species-specific time-keeping under polar conditions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Navigation: bat orientation using Earth's magnetic field
    Richard A Holland
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 444:702. 2006
    ..This finding adds to the impressive array of sensory abilities possessed by this animal for navigation in the dark...
  28. doi request reprint Wingbeat frequency and flap-pause ratio during natural migratory flight in thrushes
    William W Cochran
    Ecology and Conservation Science Division, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign Urbana, IL 61820, USA Division of Biological Sciences, 32 Campus Dr, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, D 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    Integr Comp Biol 48:134-51. 2008
    ....
  29. pmc Immunological investments reflect parasite abundance in island populations of Darwin's finches
    Karin M Lindström
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, 106 Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1513-9. 2004
    ..Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that different immunological defence strategies are optimal in parasite-rich and parasite-poor environments...
  30. ncbi request reprint Corticosterone suppresses cutaneous immune function in temperate but not tropical House Sparrows, Passer domesticus
    Lynn B Martin Ii
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 140:126-35. 2005
    ..We propose that other animals living where disease threats are high may use CORT in a similar way...
  31. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and physiological adjustments to new predators in an endemic island species, the Galápagos marine iguana
    Silke Berger
    Institute of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Horm Behav 52:653-63. 2007
    ..However, the adjustments in FID are not sufficient to cope with the novel predators. We suggest that low behavioral plasticity in the face of introduced predators may drive many island species to extinction...
  32. doi request reprint A theoretical investigation of the effect of latitude on avian life histories
    John M McNamara
    Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TW, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 172:331-45. 2008
    ..Our results show that seasonal changes in food supply are sufficient to explain the observed trends in clutch size, care times, and age at first breeding...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relationship between heart rate and rate of oxygen consumption in Galapagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) at two different temperatures
    Patrick J Butler
    School of Biosciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    J Exp Biol 205:1917-24. 2002
    ..This creates the situation whereby the same fH at the two temperatures can represent different values of sVO2...
  34. ncbi request reprint Migrating songbirds recalibrate their magnetic compass daily from twilight cues
    William W Cochran
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL61820, USA
    Science 304:405-8. 2004
    ..We suggest that birds orient with a magnetic compass calibrated daily from twilight cues. This could explain how birds cross the magnetic equator and deal with declination...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diurnal and nocturnal differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in Galápagos marine iguanas
    L Michael Romero
    Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 145:177-81. 2006
    ..However, the failure of negative feedback at night suggests that the response is not equivalent to the controlled downregulation seen in mammals...
  36. ncbi request reprint Steroid hormones and aggression in female Galápagos marine iguanas
    Dustin R Rubenstein
    Cornell University, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Seeley G Mudd Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Horm Behav 48:329-41. 2005
    ..The rapid production and conversion of E2 and P4 may be an important mechanism underlying female aggression in vertebrates...
  37. ncbi request reprint Corticosterone suppresses immune activity in territorial Galápagos marine iguanas during reproduction
    Silke Berger
    Department of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany
    Horm Behav 47:419-29. 2005
    ..Our data show that cort can induce immunosuppression, but they do not support the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in its narrow sense because T concentrations were not related to immunosuppression...
  38. pmc Migratory sleeplessness in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii)
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E212. 2004
    ..Understanding the mechanisms that mediate migratory sleeplessness may provide insights into the etiology of changes in sleep and behavior in seasonal mood disorders, as well as into the functions of sleep itself...
  39. ncbi request reprint Correlation between plasma steroids and chick visits by nonbreeding adult Nazca boobies
    Elisa M Tarlow
    Department of Biology, 505 S Goodwin Ave, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Horm Behav 43:402-7. 2003
    ..T levels, however, did not vary with level of aggression among chick-visiting adults. We suggest that chick-visiting behavior may be permitted by low T levels and activated by, or resulting in, high CORT levels...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diel changes in plasma melatonin and corticosterone concentrations in tropical Nazca boobies (Sula granti) in relation to moon phase and age
    Elisa M Tarlow
    Department of Animal Biology, 505 S Goodwin Ave, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 133:297-304. 2003
    ..First, melatonin rhythms can be directly affected by the light intensity associated with full moon. Second, prey availability may change foraging patterns and can therefore indirectly alter corticosterone secretion in Nazca boobies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and microbiological evidence for fermentative digestion in free-living land iguanas (Conolophus pallidus) and marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on the Galápagos archipelago
    Roderick I Mackie
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:127-38. 2004
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Increased energy expenditure but decreased stress responsiveness during molt
    Nicole E Cyr
    Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 81:452-62. 2008
    ..Overall, our data suggest that molt is not only energetically expensive but that it also alters multiple stress response pathways. Furthermore, most acute stressors do not appear to require a significant increase in energy expenditure...
  43. doi request reprint Stress, metabolism, and antioxidants in two wild passerine bird species
    Alan A Cohen
    Department of Biology, University of Missouri St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63121, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 81:463-72. 2008
    ..Thus, high uric acid may reflect recent stress, poor condition, or a compensatory response. Relationships among metabolic rate, antioxidants, and corticosterone differed qualitatively between the species...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of tidal cycle and food intake on the baseline plasma corticosterone rhythm in intertidally foraging marine iguanas
    Sarah K Woodley
    Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 132:216-22. 2003
    ..Together, these data suggest that the baseline B rhythm in marine iguanas is influenced by the tidal cycle/food intake as well as the light:dark cycle...
  45. pmc Sleeping outside the box: electroencephalographic measures of sleep in sloths inhabiting a rainforest
    Niels C Rattenborg
    Sleep and Flight Group, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen, Eberhard Gwinner Strasse, Starnberg, Germany
    Biol Lett 4:402-5. 2008
    ..Our initial study of sloths demonstrates the feasibility of this endeavour, and thereby opens the door to comparative studies of sleep occurring within the ecological context within which it evolved...