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Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Functions and Ecosystem Services. Sekercioglu, Wenny and Whelan (Eds.) University of Chicago Press.     

Reviews of Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Functions and Ecosystem Services - Ardeola  TREE  Biol Conserv  Ecology  Condor

Conservation of Tropical Birds. Sodhi, Sekercioglu, Barlow and Robinson. Wiley-Blackwell.

Reviews of Conservation of Tropical Birds - The Auk  Zeledonia

Winged Sentinels: Birds and Climate Change. Wormworth & Sekercioglu. Cambridge University Press.

Natural History Book Society 2011 "Book of the Year"

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Papers and other publications

102. Frehner, E.H., Buechley, E.R., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. Subterranean caching of domestic cow (Bos taurus) carcasses by North American badgers (Taxideataxus) in the Great Basin Desert, Utah. Western North American Naturalist. In press.

101. Alexandrino, E.R., Buechley, E.R., Karr, J.R., Forte, Y.A., Ferraz, K.M.P.M.B, Ferraz, S.F.B, Couto, H.T.Z., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2017. Bird-based index of biotic integrity: assessing the ecological condition of Atlantic Forest patches in a human-modified landscape. Ecological Indicators 73, 662-675. PDF

100. Kennedy, C.M., et al. 2016. Optimizing land use decision-making to sustain Brazilian agricultural profits, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Biological Conservation 206, 221-230. PDF

99. Horns, J.J., Buechley, E., Aktay, L., Çoban, E., Kırpık, M.A., Herman, J.M., Şaşmaz, Y., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2016. Geolocator tracking of great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) identifies key regions of importance to migratory wetland specialists throughout the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Condor 118, 835-849. PDF

98. Engelen, D., Lemessa, D., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., Hylander, K. 2016. Similar bird communities in homegardens at different distances from Afromontane forests. Bird Conservation International. In press. Published online. DOI:10.1017/S0959270916000162. PDF

97. Keinath, D., Doak, D., Hodges, K., Prugh, L., Fagan, W., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., Butchart, S.H.M., Kauffman, M. 2017. A global analysis of traits predicting sensitivity to habitat fragmentation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26(1), 115-127. PDF

96. Aerts, R., Spranghers, S., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2016. Conservation of ecosystem services does not secure the conservation of birds in a Peruvian shade coffee landscape. Bird Conservation International. In press. PDF

95. Cozzi, G., Chynoweth, M., Kusak, J., Çoban, E., Çoban, A., Ozgul, A., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2016. Anthropogenic food resources foster the coexistence of distinct life history strategies: year-round sedentary and migratory brown bears. Journal of Zoology 300(2), 142-150. PDF

94. Dyer, E.E., Franks, V., Cassey, P., Collen, B., Cope, R.C., Jones, K.E., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., Blackburn, T.M. 2016. A global analysis of the determinants of alien geographic range size in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25(11), 1346-1355. PDF

93. Bilgin, R., Ebeoğlu, N., İnak, S., Kırpık, M.A., Horns, J.J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. 2016. DNA barcoding of birds at a migratory hotspot in eastern Turkey reveals continental phylogeographic relationships. PLoSOne 11(6), e0154454. PDF

92. Burin, G., Kissling, W.D., Guimaraes, P.R., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., Quental, T.B. 2016. Omnivory in birds is a macroevolutionary sink. Nature Communications 7:11250. PDF

91. Harris, B. et al. 2016. Measuring the impact of the wildlife trade on Indonesian birds. Conservation Biology. In press. Published online. DOI:10.1111/cobi.12729. PDF

90. Buechley, E.R., Sekercioglu, C.H., 2016. Vultures. Curr. Biol. 26, R560–R561. PDF

89. Alexandrino, E.R., Buechley, E.R., Piratelli, A.J., Ferraz, K.M.P.M.D.B., De Andrade Moral, R., Şekercioʇlu, Ç.H., Silva, W.R., Couto, H.T.Z., 2016. Bird sensitivity to disturbance as an indicator of forest patch conditions: An issue in environmental assessments. Ecol. Indic. 66, 369–381. PDF

88. Buechley, E.R., Sekercioğlu, C.H., 2016. The avian scavenger crisis: looming extinctions, trophic cascades, and loss of critical ecosystem functions. Biol. Conserv. 198, 220–228. PDF

87. Gower, D.J., Wade, E.O.Z., Spawls, S., Böhme, W., Buechley, E.R., Sykes, D., Colston, T.J., 2016. A new large species of Bitis Gray, 1842 (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia 4093, 41–63. PDF

86. Sekercioglu, C.H., Loarie, S., Brenes, F.O., Mendenhall, C., Daily, G.C., Ehrlich, P.R. 2016. Tropical countryside riparian corridors provide critical habitat and connectivity for seed-dispersing forest birds in a fragmented landscape. Journal of Ornithology. In press. Published online. PDF

85. Chynoweth, M.W., Çoban, E., Altın, Ç., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H. 2016. Human-wildlife conflict as a barrier to large carnivore management and conservation in Turkey. Invited contribution to special issue on mammals of Western Palearctic. Turkish Journal of Zoology. In press. Published online. PDF

84. Akkucuk, U. and Sekercioglu, C.H. 2016. NGOs for environmental sustainability: the case of KuzeyDoga Society. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 25: 6038-6044 PDF

83. Capitani, C., Chynoweth, M., Kusak, J., Coban, E., Sekercioglu, C.H. 2015. Wolf diet in an agricultural landscape of north-eastern Turkey. Mammalia. In press. Published online. PDF

82. Maas, B. et al. 2015. Bird and bat predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes. Biological Reviews. In press. Published online. PDF

81. Buechley, E., Sekercioglu, C.H., Duguma, G., et al. 2015. Importance of Ethiopian shade coffee farms for forest bird conservation. Biological Conservation. In press. PDF

80. Stratford, J., Sekercioglu, C.H. 2015. Birds in forest ecosystems. Handbook of Forest Ecology. Corlett, R., Peh, K. and Bergeron, Y. (Eds.) Routeledge Press. London PDF

79. Whelan, C.J., Sekercioglu, C.H., Wenny, D. 2015. Why birds matter: from economic ornithology to ecosystem services. Journal of Ornithology. In press. PDF

78. Chynoweth, M.W., Bell, A., Gamertsfelder, E., Gavin, M., Green, A., Hethmon, B., Van Leeuwen, M., Sekercioglu, C.H. 2015. Wildlife of Utah's Red Butte Canyon Captured by Camera Traps. University of Utah. PDF

77. Burivalova, Z., Lee, T.M., Giam, X., Sekercioglu, C.H., Wilcove, D.S., Koh, L.P. 2015. Avian responses to selective logging shaped by species traits and logging practices. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. In press. PDF

76. Chynoweth, M., Coban, E., Sekercioglu, C.H. 2014. Conservation of a new breeding population of Caucasian lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki) in eastern Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology. In press. PDF

75. Redding, D., Mooers, A., Sekercioglu, C.H., Collen,B. 2015. Global evolutionary isolation measures can capture key local conservation species in Nearctic and Neotropical bird communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. In press. PDF

74. Mello, M.A.R., Rodrigues, F.A., Costa, L.D.F., Kissling, D.W., Sekercioglu, C.H., Marquitti, F.M.D., Kalko, E.K.V. 2015. Keystone species in seed dispersal networks are mainly determined by dietary specialization. Oikos. In press. PDF

73. Burivalova, Z., Sekercioglu, C.H., Koh, L.P. 2014. Logged forests are not all the same: thresholds of logging intensity to maintain tropical forest biodiversity. Current Biology 24: 1-6 PDF

72. Chynoweth, M. and Sekercioglu, C.H. 2014. Conserving biodiversity: the tropical challenge. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29(7): 174-175 PDF

71. Newbold, T., Scharlemann, J., Butchart, S., Sekercioglu, C.H, Joppa, L., Alkemade, R., Purves, D., 2014. Functional traits, land-use change and the structure of present and future bird communities in tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23(10): 1073-1084 PDF

70. Bradshaw, C.J.A., Brook, B.W., Delean, S., Fordham, D.A., Herrando-Pérez, S., Cassey,  P., Early, R., Sekercioglu, C.H, Araújo, M.B. 2013. Determinants of range contraction and expansion in British birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20140744 PDF

69. Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W., Sandel, B., Eiserhardt, W., Sekercioglu, C.H, Enquist, B., Tsirogiannis, C., Svenning, J.-C. 2014. Ecological traits influence the phylogenetic structure of bird species co-occurrences worldwide. Ecology Letters 17(7): 811-820 PDF

68. Bergman, Tom P., Sekercioglu, Cagan H., Tobias, Joseph A. 2014. Global patterns and predictors of bird species responses to forest fragmentation: implications for ecosystem function and conservation. Biological Conservation 169(1):372-383 PDF

67. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2013. Citation opportunity cost of the high impact factor obsession. Current Biology 23(17): R701-2 PDF

66. Waldron, A., Sekercioglu, C.H., Miller, D.C., Mooers, A.O., Roberts, T., Gittleman, J.L. 2013. Turkey’s biodiversity funding on the rise. Science 341: 1173 PDF

65. Buechley, Evan and Sekercioglu, C.H. "Endangered Species" Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Farmingaton: Gale, 2013. 159-175 PDF

64. Abolafya, Moris, Onmus, Ortac, Sekercioglu, Cagan H., Bilgin, Rasit 2013 Using Citizen Science Data to Model the Distributions of
Common Songbirds of Turkey Under Different Global
Climatic Change Scenarios. PLoS One 8 (7): e68037 PDF

63. Feltonet al., 2013. Projecting impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the bird communities of southern Swedish spruce monocultures: will the species poor get poorer? Ornis Fennica 90: 1-13 PDF

62. Sekercioglu, C.H., 2013 Guineafowl, ticks and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Turkey: the perfect storm? Trends in Parasitology 9: 1-2 PDF

61. Munoz, Juan C., Thijs, Koen W., Stevenson, Pablo R., Muys, Bart, Sekercioglu, Cagan H. 2013. Contribution of woody habitat islands to the conservation of birds and their potential ecosystem services in an extensive Columbian rangeland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 173: 13-19. PDF

60. Tobias, J.A., Sekercioglu, C.H., and Vargas, F.H. 2013. Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems: challenges and opportunities. Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, John Wiley & Sons: 258-276 PDF

59 . Foden et al., 2013. Identifying the world's most climate change vulnerable species: a systematic trait-based assessment of all birds, amphibians and corals. PloS One 8(6): e65427 PDF

58. Dodge, Molly, Guers, Susan L., Sekercioglu, Cagan H., Sehgal, Ravinder N. M., 2013 North American Transmission of Hemosporidian Parasites in the Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), a Migratory Songbird. Journal of Parasitology 99 (3), 548-553 PDF

57. Newbold, T., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Butchart, S.H.M., Sekercioglu, C.H., Alkemade, R., Booth, H., and Purves, D.W. 2013. Ecological traits affect the response of tropical forest bird species to land-use intensity. Proc. R. Soc. B.; vol. 25, no. 1750. PDF

56. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2012. Bird functional diversity and ecosystem services in tropical forests, agroforests and agricultural areas. Journal of Ornithology 153: 153-161. PDF

55. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2011. Promoting community-based bird monitoring in the tropics: conservation, research, environmental education, capacity-building, and local incomes. Biological Conservation 151: 69-73. PDF

54. Newbold, T., Butchart, S., Sekercioglu, C., Purves, D., Scharlemann, J. 2012 Mapping functional traits: comparing abundance and presence-absence estimates at large spatial scales. PLOS One Vol. 7, Issue 8; 1-11 PDF

53. Peh, K., Soh, M., Yap, C., Sekercioglu, C.H. 2012 Correlates of elevational specialisation in Southeast Asian tropical birds. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 25; 249-257 PDF

52. Mendenhall, Chase D., Archer, Holly M., Brenes, Federico O., et al. 2012 Balancing biodiversity with agriculture: Land sharing mitigates
avian malaria prevalence. Conservation Letters 6: 125-131 PDF

51. Sekercioglu, C.H., Primack, Richard B., Wormworth, Janice. 2012 The effects of climate change on tropical birds. Biological Conservation 148: 1-18. PDF
Most downloaded Biological Conservation article

50. Sekercioglu, C.H., Anderson, S., Akçay, E., Bilgin, R. 2011 Turkey's rich natural heritage under assault. Science 334: 1637-1638 PDF

49. Sekercioglu, C.H., Anderson, S., Akçay, E., Bilgin, R., Emre Can, Ö., Semiz, G., Tavşanoğlu, Ç., Baki Yokeş, M.., Soyumert, A., İpekdal, K., Sağlam, İ. K., Yücel, M., Dalfes, H.N. 2011 Turkey’s globally important biodiversity in crisis. Biological Conservation 144 (12), 2752-2769 PDF
Most downloaded Biological Conservation article

48. Belmaker, J., Sekercioglu, C.H.  Jetz, W. 2011. Global patterns of
specialization and coexistence in bird assemblages. Journal of Biogeography. In press. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02591.x PDF

47. Kissling, W. D., Sekercioglu, C. H., Jetz, W. 2011. Bird dietary guild richness across latitudes, environments and biogeographic regions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 328-340 PDF

46. Mendenhall, C. D., Sekercioglu, C. H., Oviedo-Brenes, F., Ehrlich, P.R., Daily, G.C. 2011. Predictive model for sustaining biodiversity in tropical countryside. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 108: 163130-16316 PDF

45. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2011. Functional extinctions of bird pollinators cause plant declines. Science 331: 1019-1020 PDF

44. Harris, J.B.C., Sekercioglu, C.H., Sodhi, N.S., Fordham, D.A., Paton, D.C., Brook, B.W. 2011. The tropical frontier in avian climate impact research. Ibis 153: 877–882 PDF

43. Dik, B., Sekercioglu, C.H., Kırpık, M.A., Șaşmaz, Y. 2011. Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) found on songbirds (Passeriformes) in Turkey. Acta Parasitologica Turcica 35: 34-39 PDF

42. Dik, B., Sekercioglu, C.H., Kırpık, M.A. 2011. Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) species found on birds along the Aras River, Iğdır, Eastern Turkey. Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 17, 567–573 PDF

41. Wenny, D.G., Devault, T., Johnson, M.D., Kelly, D., Sekercioglu, C.H., Tomback, D., Whelan, C.J. 2011. The need to quantify ecosystem services provided by birds. Auk 128: 1-14 PDF

40. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2010 Q&A: Cagan H. Sekercioglu Current Biology 20: R44-R46 PDF

39. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2010 Partial migration in tropical birds: the frontier of movement ecology. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 933-936 PDF

38. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2010 The mystery of nocturnal birds in tropical secondary forests. Animal Conservation 13: 12-13 PDF

37. Sodhi, Navjots S., Wilcove, David S., Lee, Tien Ming, et al. 2010. Deforestation and Avian Extinction on Tropical Landbridge Islands. Conservation Biology 24 (5), 1290-1298 PDF

36. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2010. OUP Conservation Book Ecosystem Services Ecosystem functioning and services Conservation Biology for All, pp. 45-72 (eds. N.S. Sodhi and P.R. Ehrlich). Oxford University Press PDF

35. Bilal Dik, CH Şekercioğlu, Mehmet Ali Kirpik, Sedat Inak, Uğur Uslu. 2010. Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) species found on Turkish shorebirds (Charadriformes). Kafkas Univ Vet Fak Derg 16 (5), 867-874 PDF

34. Mendenhall, Chase D., Sekercioglu, Cagan H., Brenes, Federico Oviedo. 2010. Using interpubic distance for sexing manakins in the field. Journal of Field Ornithology 81 (1), 46-63 PDF

33. Miller-Rushing, Abraham J., Primack, Richard B., Sekercioglu, Cagan H. 2010. Effects of Climate Change on Birds 259-309 PDF

32. Sodhi, N.S., Lee, T.M., Sekercioglu, C.H., Webb E.L., Prawiradilaga, D.M., Lohman, D.J., Pierce, N.E., Diesmos, A.C., Rao, M., Ehrlich, P.R. 2009. Local people value environmental services provided by forested parks. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 1175-1188 PDF

31. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2009. Tropical ecology: riparian corridors connect fragmented forest bird populations. Current Biology 19: R210-R213 PDF

30. Jetz, W., Sekercioglu, C. H., Boehning-Gaese, K. 2008. Worldwide variation in avian clutch size across species and space. PLoS Biology 6: e303 PDF

29. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2008. Quantifying co-author contributions Science 322: 371 Original submission with the formula PDF

28. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2008. People skills for the conservation professional. Ecology 89: 882-883 PDF

27. Tscharntke, T., Sekercioglu, C. H., Dietsch, T.V., Tylianakis, J., Sodhi, N.S. 2008. Landscape constraints on functional diversity of birds and insects in tropical agroecosystems. Ecology 89: 944-951 PDF

26. Bickford, D., Lee, T. M., Koh, L. P., et al. 2008. Forgetting habitat loss in amphibian extinctions-missing the forest for the disease. PLoS Biology PDF

25. Sodhi, N.S., Bickford, D., Diesmos, A. C., Lee, T. M., Koh, L. P., Brook, B. W., Sekercioglu, C. H., Bradshaw, C. J. A. 2008. Measuring the meltdown: drivers of global amphibian extinction and decline. PLOS One 3: e1636 PDF

24. Sekercioglu, C. H., Schneider, S.H., Fay, J.P., Loarie, S.R. 2008. Climate change, elevational range shifts, and bird extinctions. Conservation Biology 22: 140-150 PDF

23. Jetz, W., Sekercioglu, C. H., Watson, J.E.M. 2008 Ecological causes and conservation implications of range overestimating species geographic ranges. Conservation Biology 22: 111-119 PDF

22. Sodhi, N.S., Koh, L. P., Peh, K.S.-H., Tan, H. T. W., Chazdon, R. L., Corlett, R. T., Lee, T. M., Colwell, R. K., Brook, B. W., Sekercioglu, C. H., Bradshaw, C. J. A. 2008. Correlates of extinction proneness in tropical angiosperms. Diversity and Distributions 14: 1-10 PDF

21. Svensson, L. M. E., Ruegg, K. C., Sekercioglu, C. H., Sehgal, R. N. M. 2007. Widespread and structured distribution of blood parasite haplotypes across a migratory divide of the Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus). Journal of Parasitology 93: 1488-1495 PDF

20. Sekercioglu, C. H., Sodhi, N.S. 2007. Conservation biology: Predicting birds' responses to forest fragmentation. Current Biology 17: R838-R840 PDF

19. Sekercioglu, C. H., Loarie, S.R., Oviedo-Brenes, F., Daily, G. C. & Ehrlich, P. R. 2007. Persistence of forest birds in the Costa Rican agricultural countryside. Conservation Biology 21: 482-494 PDF

18. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2007. Conservation ecology: area trumps mobility in fragment bird extinctions. Current Biology 17 (8): R283-R286 PDF

17. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2006. Ecological significance of bird populations Handbook of the Birds of the World 11: 15-51 PDF

16. Kati, V. & Sekercioglu, C.H. 2006. Diversity, ecological structure, and conservation of the landbird community of a Greek reserve. Diversity and Distributions 12: 620-629 PDF

15. Peh, K.S.-H., Sodhi, N.S., de Jong, J., Sekercioglu, C.H., Yap, C.A.M. & Lim, S.L.-H. 2006. Conservation value of degraded habitats for forest birds in southern Peninsular Malaysia. Diversity & Distributions 12: 572-581 PDF

14. Sekercioglu, C.H. 2006. Increasing awareness of avian ecological function. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 464-471 PDF

13. Pimm, S., Raven, P., Peterson, A., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Ehrlich, P. R. 2006. Human impacts on the rates of recent, present, and future bird extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 10941-10946 PDF

12. Sekercioglu, C. H. & Riley, A. 2005. A brief survey of the birds in Kumbira Forest, Gabela, Angola. Ostrich 76: 11-117 PDF

11. Sekercioglu, C. H., Daily, G. C. & Ehrlich, P. R. 2004. Ecosystem consequences of bird declines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 18042-18047 PDF

10. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2004. Prion diseases and a penchant for brains. Science 305: 342-343 PDF

9. Kandul, N. P., Coleman, J. W. S., Lukhtanov, V., Dantchenko, A., Sekercioglu, C.H., Haig, D. & Pierce, N. E. 2004. Karyotype diversification and species radiation within the genus Agrodiaetus Hübner 1822 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), a molecular phylogenetic approach. Systematic Biology 53: 278-298 PDF

8. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2003. Review of Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica Quarterly Review of Biology 78: 106 PDF

7. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2003. Causes and consequences of bird extinctions Doctoral thesis. Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences PDF

6. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2002. Forest fragmentation hits insectivorous birds hard. Directions in Science 1: 62-64 PDF

5. Sekercioglu, C. H., Ehrlich, P. R., Daily, G. C., Aygen, D., Goehring, D. & Sandí, R. 2002. Disappearance of insectivorous birds from tropical forest fragments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99: 263-267 PDF

4. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2002. Effects of forestry practices on vegetation structure and the bird community of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Biological Conservation 107: 229-240 PDF

3. Sekercioglu, C. H. 2002. Impacts of birdwatching on human and avian communities. Environmental Conservation 29: 282-289 PDF

2. Goehring, D. M., Daily, G. C. & Sekercioglu, C. H. 2002. Distribution of ground-dwelling arthropods in tropical countryside habitats. Journal of Insect Conservation 6: 83–91 PDF

1. Sekercioglu, C. H. 1999. Megapodes: A fascinating incubation strategy Harvard Journal of Undergraduate Sciences 5: 77-83 PDF