Colleen Barber


Faculty of Science
Biology

Faculty Member Information

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Foote J., C.A. Barber.,. "Paired male song sparrows sing more when their mate is incubating", Accepted with revisions by the Wilson Journal of Ornithology TBA (Winter - 2009), TBA
Lucas Z., McLoughlin P., Coltman D., Barber C.. "Multiscale analysis reveals restricted gene flow and a linear gradient in heterozygosity for an island population of feral horses", Canadian Journal of Zoology 87 (Winter - 2009), 310-316
Barber C., Robertson R.J. ""Timing of Copulations and the Pattern of Paternity in Relation to Laying Order in Tree Swallows, Tachycineta Bicolor"", Journal of Avian Biology 38 (Winter - 2007), 249-254
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""High Level of Song Sharing Found in an Eastern Population of Song Sparrows (Melospiza Melodia)"", The Auk 124 (Winter - 2007), 53-62
Barber C., Edwards M., Robertson R.J. ""A Test of the Genetic Compatibility Hypothesis with Tree Swallows, Tachycineta Bicolor"", Canadian Journal of Zoology 83 (Winter - 2005), 955-961
Nordlund C., Barber C.A. ""Parental Provisioning in Melospiza Melodia (Song Sparrows)"", The Northeastern Naturalist 12 (Winter - 2005), 425-432
Major D., Barber C.A. ""Extra-Pair Paternity in First and Second Broods of an Eastern Song Sparrow Population"", Journal of Field Ornithology 75 (Winter - 2004), 152-156
Turner W., Barber C.A. , Journal of Avian Biology 35 (Winter - 2004), 483-486
Barber C., R.J. Robertson,. "Floater males engage in extra-pair copulations with resident female tree swallows.", Auk 116 American Ornithologists' Union (Winter - 1999), 264-269
Barber C., R.J. Robertson,. "Homing ability of breeding male tree swallows", Journal of Field Ornithology 59 Dr. Charles Brown (Winter - 1998), 444-449
Barber C., Robertson R., P.T. Boag,. "The high frequency of extra-pair paternity in tree swallows is not an artifact of nestboxes.", Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 38 Springer-Verlag Heidelberg (Winter - 1996), 425-430
Barber C., R.M. Evans,. "Clutch-size manipulations in the Yellow-headed Blackbird: a test of the individual optimization hypothesis", Condor 97 Cooper Ornithological Society (Winter - 1995), 352-360

Presentation

Reeve C., C. Barber.. "The relationship between paternity and provisioning in the socially monogamous European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)", Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution (Spring - 2009)
Barber C., A. Nowak,, L. Thomas,. "Predator exclosures enhance the reproductive success of Piping plovers (Charadrius melodus)", Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution (Spring - 2009)
Moore J., C.A. Barber,. "Evaluation of a novel method to estimate Midway Atolls Bonin Petrel population, a burrow-nesting seabird", American Ornithological Conference (Summer - 2008)
Reeve C., C.A. Barber,. "Song as an indicator of male quality in breeding European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)", International Society for Behavioural Ecology (Summer - 2008)
Wright M., C.A. Barber,. "European Starlings: Does Age Matter to Females?", the International Society for Behavioural Ecology (Summer - 2008)
Murphy K., Barber C.A. ""Effects of Human Activity, Territory Quality, and Meteorological Conditions on Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus) Foraging Behaviour and Reproductive Success"", XXX International Ethological Conference (Summer - 2007)
Murphy K., Barber C.A. ""The Effects of Human Disturbance, Habitat Quality, Prey Abundance and Meteorological Conditions on Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus) Foraging Behaviour and Fledging Success"", IV North American Ornithological Conference (Fall - 2006)
Barber C., Robertson R.J. ""Patterns of Paternity with Respect to Copulations and Laying Order in Tree Swallows"", Animal Behavior Society Meeting (Summer - 2006)
Barber C., Edwards M., Robertson R.J. ""Testing the Genetic Compatibility Hypothesis with Tree Swallows (Tachycineta Bicolor)"", Society of Canadian Ornithologists (Fall - 2005)
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""High Level of Song Sharing Found in an Eastern Population of Song Sparrows"", Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union/Canadian Society of Ornithologists (Summer - 2004)
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""Is Offspring Sex Ratio of Song Sparrow Nestlings Related to Parental Quality?"", Poster Presentation at Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union/Canadian Society of Ornithologists (Summer - 2004)
Foote J.R, Barber C.A. ""Song Rates of Male Song Sparrows Differ Among Breeding Stages"", Canadian Society of Zoologists Conference (Spring - 2004)
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""Length of Observation Affects Results When Studying Song Rates in Song Sparrows (Melospiza Melodia)"", Canadian Society of Zoologists Conference (Spring - 2004)
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""Do Eastern Song Sparrow Males Share Song Types with their Neighbours?"", Northeastern Biological Graduate Student Conference (Winter - 2003)
Foote J., Barber C.A. ""Does a Male Song Sparrow's (Melospiza Melodia) Response to Playback Differ with his Mate's Breeding Stage?"", International Society of Behavioural Ecology Conference (Summer - 2002)
Foote J.R, Barber Colleen. ""Is There a Difference in Neighbour-Stranger Discrimination of Males During their Mates' Fertile and Non-Fertile Periods?"", Atlantic Universities Undergraduate Biology Conference (Winter - 2002)
Turner W., Barber C.A. , International Society of Behavioural Ecology Conference (Summer - 2002)
Major D.L, Barber Colleen. "Does extra-pair paternity exist in eastern populations of Song Sparrows?", Atlantic Universities Undergraduate Biology Conference (Winter - 2001)
Barber C., R.J. Robertson,. "Is feather-gathering ability a good indicator of male quality in Tree Swallows?", American Ornithological Conference (Summer - 2000)
Barber C., R.J. Robertson,. "The distribution of extra-pair young within the laying sequence of tree swallows", American Ornithological Conference (Summer - 1999)

Conference Proceedings

Barber C., Robertson R., P.T. Boag,. "Experimental mate replacement does not increase extra-pair paternity in tree swallows", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 265 (1998 - 1998)