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Linck E, BG Freeman & JP Dumbacher. Speciation with gene flow across an elevational gradient in New Guinea kingfishers. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/589044v1
Freeman BG, MN Scholer, MAM Boehm, J Heavyside & D Schluter. Adaptation and latitudinal gradients in species interactions: nest predation in birds. www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/552380v2
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43. Pigot AL, C Sheard, ET Miller, TP Bregman, BG Freeman, U Roll, N Seddon, CH Trisos, D Swindlehurst, BC Weeks, JA Tobias. Accepted. Macroevolutionary convergence connects morphological form to ecological function in birds. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
42. BG Freeman. Lower elevation animal species do not tend to be better competitors than their upper elevation relatives. Global Ecology and Biogeography. link
41. Freeman BG, JA Tobias & D Schluter. Behavior influences range limits and patterns of coexistence across an elevational gradient in tropical bird diversity. Ecography. link.
40. Miller ET, GM Leighton, BG Freeman, AC Lees & RA Ligon. Climate, habitat and geographic range overlap drive plumage evolution and mimicry in woodpeckers. Nature Communications 10: 1602. link.
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39. Freeman BG, MN Scholer & JW Fitzpatric. In press. Climate change causes mountaintop extirpations in a tropical bird community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 11982-11987. link. Press coverage in The Atlantic, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CBC, Yale e360, etc (>250 popular articles); recommended by Faculty of 1000
38. Freeman BG. No evidence for a positive correlation between abundance and range size in birds along a New Guinean elevational gradient. Emu: Austral Ornithology. link.
37. Freeman BG, JA Lee-Yaw, J Sunday & AL Hargreaves. Expanding, shifting and shrinking: The impact of global warming on species' elevational distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 1268-1276. link. Press coverage in The Vancouver Sun and others
36. Gulson-Castillo ER*, HF Greeney & BG Freeman. Cooperative misdirection: a probable anti-nest predation behavior that is widespread in Neotropical birds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 583-590. link
35. Freeman BG & ET Miller. Why do crows attack ravens? The roles of predation threat, resource competition, and social behavior. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135: 857-867. link. Press coverage in Gizmodo, Quartz, CBC Vancouver, and several others, including many radio interviews – people love crows!
34. Freeman BG & BM Beehler. Limited support for the "abundant centre" hypothesis in birds along a tropical elevational gradient: implications for the fate of lowland tropical species in a warmer future. Journal of Biogeography 45: 1884-1895. link
33. Montgomery, GA* & BG Freeman. Cooperative breeding at a nest of the Silvery-throated Jay (Cyanolyca argenticula). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 543-547.
32. Van Doren, BM*, BG Freeman, N Aristizabal, M Alvarez-R, J Perez-Eman, AM Cuervo & GA Bravo. Species limits in the Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus) complex. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 152-167. link
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31. Miller ET, DN Bonter, C Eldermire, BG Freeman, EI Greig, LJ Harmon, C Lisle & WM Hochachka. Fighting over food unites the birds of North America in a continental dominance hierarchy. Behavioral Ecology 28: 1454-1463. Press coverage in All About Birds and others
30. Freeman BG & GA Montgomery*. Using song playback experiments to measure species recognition between allopatric populations in Neotropical passerine birds: a comparison with acoustic trait analyses. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 134: 857-870. link. Press coverage in Discover Magazine and others
29. Freeman BG, GA Montgomery* & D Schluter. Evolution and plasticity: Divergence of song discrimination is faster in birds with innate song than in song leaners. Evolution 71: 2230-2242. link
28. Freeman B. Little evidence for Bergmann's rule body size clines along tropical elevational gradients. Journal of Biogeography 44: 502-510. link
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27. Crisologo T*, R Rumelt*, E Sibbald* & B Freeman. Observations on a secondary cavity nest of Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla. Cotinga 38: 79-81.
26. Freeman B, AM Class Freeman & W Hochachka. Asymmetric interspecific aggression in New Guinean songbirds that replace one another along an elevational gradient. Ibis 158: 726-737. link
25. Freeman B. Thermal tolerances to cold do not predict upper elevational limits in New Guinean montane birds. Diversity and Distributions 22: 309-317. link
24. Freeman B & G Montgomery*. Interspecific aggression by Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) may limit the distribution of the threatened Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) in the Adirondack Mountains. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 118: 169-178. link. Press coverage in ScienceDaily and others.
23. Freeman B. 2015. Strong asymmetric interspecific aggression between two sympatric New Guinean robins. Ibis 158: 75-81. link
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22. Pegan TM*, RB Rumelt*, SA Dzielski*, MM Ferraro*, LE Flesher*, NE Young*, A Class Freeman & B Freeman. 2015. Asymmetric response of Costa Rican White-breasted Wood-Wrens (Henicorhina leucosticta) to vocalizations from allopatric populations. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144949. link. Press coverage in All About Birds
21. Freeman B. 2015. Competitive Interactions upon Secondary Contact Drive Elevational Divergence in Tropical Birds. The American Naturalist 186: 470-479. link
20. Freeman B & NA Mason. 2015. The Geographic Distribution of a Tropical Montane Bird is Limited by a Tree: Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) and Colombian Oaks (Quercus humboldtii) in the Northern Andes. PLoS ONE 10: e0128675. link
19. Boyce A#, B Freeman#, AE Mitchell & T Martin. 2015. Clutch size declines with elevation in tropical birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132: 424-432. link #these authors contributed equally to this work
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18. Freeman B & NA Mason. 2014. New Guinean birds have globally small clutch sizes. Emu - Austral Ornithology 114: 304-308. link
17b. Freeman B & AM Class Freeman. 2014. Reply to Rehm: Why rates of upslope shifts in tropical species vary is an open question. PNAS 111: E1677. link
17. Freeman B & AM Class Freeman. 2014. Rapid upslope shifts in New Guinean birds illustrate strong distributional responses of tropical montane species to global warming. PNAS 111: 4490-4494. link. Press coverage in MongaBay, All About Birds and several others; featured in “The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman
16. Freeman B & AM Class Freeman. 2014. The avifauna of Mt. Karimui, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea, including evidence for long-term population dynamics in undisturbed tropical forest. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 134: 30-51. link
15. Freeman B 2014. Sexual niche partitioning in two species of New Guinean Pachycephala whistlers. Journal of Field Ornithology 85: 23-30. link
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14. Freeman B, AM Class, J Mandeville, S Tomassi & B Beehler. 2013. Ornithological survey of the mountains of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 133: 4-18. link
13. Freeman B, AM Class, CA Olaciregui & E Botero-Delgadillo. 2012. Breeding biology of the Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) on Santa Marta Mountain. Ornitología Colombiana 12: 10-16. link
12. Freeman B & JA Arango. 2012. The nest and egg of the Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) in Western Colombia. Boletín SAO 20: 67-71. link
11. Freeman B, SL Hilty, D Calderón-F, T Ellery & LE Urueña. 2012. New and noteworthy bird records from central and northern Colombia. Cotinga 34: 5-16. link
10. Greeney HF, PR. Martin, RA Gelis, A Solano-Ugalde, F Bonier, B Freeman & ET Miller. 2011. Notes on the breeding of high Andean birds in northern Ecuador. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 131: 24-31.
9. Greeney HF, Suson B, Gelis RA, Freeman B & ET Miller. 2011. The nest and eggs of Yellow-throated Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavigularis. Cotinga 33: 83-84. link
8. Freeman B & JA Arango. 2010. The nest of the Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta), a Colombian endemic. Ornitología Colombiana 9: 71-75. link
7. Jahn AE, DJ Levey, IP Farias, AM Mamani, Q Vidoz & B Freeman. 2010. Morphological and genetic variation between migratory and non-migratory Tropical Kingbirds during spring migration in central South America. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 236-243.
6. Freeman B & CJ Rojas. 2010. The nest and egg of Cinnamon Screech-Owl Megascops petersoni in central Colombia. Cotinga 32: 107. link
5. Freeman B & HF Greeney. 2009. Parental care of the Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei) in northeastern Ecuador. Boletín SAO 19(2): 32-37. link
4. Morales-Rozo A, Rodríguez Ortiz E, Cadena CD & B Freeman. 2009. Notas sobre el nido y los pichones del Abanico Colombiano Myioborus flavivertex: Parulidae. Ornitología Neotropical 20: 19-26. link
3. Freeman B & HF Greeney. 2008. Parental care of the Long-tailed Tapaculo (Scytalopus micropterus) in northeastern Ecuador. Ornitología Neotropical 19: 581-585. link
2. Freeman B & HF Greeney. 2008. First description of the nest and eggs of Sharpe’s Wren(Cinnycerthia olivascens). Ornitología Colombiana: 88-92. link
1. Greeney HF, Freeman B, Sheldon KC, Dobbs RC & RA Gelis. 2008. Notes on the nest architecture and nesting biology of Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei) in northeastern Ecuador. Boletín SAO 18(1).