Julian Avery

Assistant Research Professor

Julian Avery

Research Summary

Conservation biology, invasive species ecology, effects of human disturbance on biodiversity, illegal reptilian wildlife trade, animal coloration and the ecology of visual signals.

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Color Temperature Plastics Biodiversity Canopy History Bird Pregnancy Reptiles Habitats Birds Habitat Sialia Sialis Predation North America Young Nest Boxes Thermal Effects Tachycineta Bicolor Protected Area Heat Decision Predation Risk Forest Birds Nestling

Most Recent Papers

Honest signals and sexual conflict

Braulio A. Assis, Julian D. Avery, Catherine Tylan, Heather I. Engler, Ryan L. Earley, Tracy Langkilde, 2021, Ecology and Evolution on p. 7647-7659

Experimental playback of natural gas compressor noise reduces incubation time and hatching success in two secondary cavity-nesting bird species

Julian Avery, 2021, Ornithological Applications

Trade-off between Thermal Quality and Predation Risk at Timber Rattlesnake Gestation Sites

Mark W. Herr, Julian D. Avery, Tracy Langkilde, Christopher A.F. Howey, 2020, Journal of Herpetology on p. 196-205

You’re not going far from home – and neither are the animals you spy out your window

Julian Avery, 2020,

It's OK to feed wild birds - here are some tips for doing it the right way

Julian Avery, 2020,

Plastic sexual ornaments: Assessing temperature effects on color metrics in a color-changing reptile

B. A. Assis, Benjamin Jarrett, Gabe Koscky, Tracy Lee Langkilde, Julian Avery, 2020, PLoS One

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeds Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings

Danielle P. Williams, Margaret C. Brittingham, Julian Avery, 2019, Wilson Journal of Ornithology on p. 633-637

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas

Jeffrey A. Brown, Julie L. Lockwood, Julian D. Avery, J. Curtis Burkhalter, Kevin Aagaard, Katherine H. Fenn, 2019, Biodiversity and Conservation on p. 811-826

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeds Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings: Support for location-based decision rule

Danielle P. Williams, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, Julian Avery, 2019, Wilson Journal of Ornithology on p. 633

Spring migration patterns of birds in montane habitats of the Southwestern United States

Julian D. Avery, Gregory S. Keller, 2018, Southwestern Naturalist on p. 17-25

Most-Cited Papers

Seeking international agreement on what it means to be “native”

James J. Gilroy, Julian D. Avery, Julie L. Lockwood, 2017, Conservation Letters on p. 238-247

Cryptic introductions and the interpretation of island biodiversity

Julian D. Avery, Dina M. Fonseca, Pascal Campagne, Julie L. Lockwood, 2013, Molecular Ecology on p. 2313-2324

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas

Jeffrey A. Brown, Julie L. Lockwood, Julian D. Avery, J. Curtis Burkhalter, Kevin Aagaard, Katherine H. Fenn, 2019, Biodiversity and Conservation on p. 811-826

Avian use of isolated cottonwood, tamarisk, and residential patches of habitat during migration on the high plains of New Mexico

Gregory S. Keller, Julian D. Avery, 2014, Southwestern Naturalist on p. 263-271

Contemporary divergence of island bird plumage

Julian D. Avery, Phillip Cassey, Julie L. Lockwood, 2014, Journal of Avian Biology on p. 291-295

Seabird longline bycatch reduction devices increase target catch while reducing bycatch

Julian D. Avery, Kevin Aagaard, J. C. Burkhalter, Orin J. Robinson, 2017, Journal for Nature Conservation on p. 37-45

Plastic sexual ornaments: Assessing temperature effects on color metrics in a color-changing reptile

B. A. Assis, Benjamin Jarrett, Gabe Koscky, Tracy Lee Langkilde, Julian Avery, 2020, PLoS One

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeds Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings

Danielle P. Williams, Margaret C. Brittingham, Julian Avery, 2019, Wilson Journal of Ornithology on p. 633-637

Trade-off between Thermal Quality and Predation Risk at Timber Rattlesnake Gestation Sites

Mark W. Herr, Julian D. Avery, Tracy Langkilde, Christopher A.F. Howey, 2020, Journal of Herpetology on p. 196-205

Introduction history, impacts, and management of house sparrows in North America

Julian D. Avery, Julie L. Lockwood, 2017, on p. 359-384

News Articles Featuring Julian Avery

Ecology Institute announces grant recipients

The Ecology Institute has awarded 11 proposals from across the University as part of its Flower Grant program, including five projects submitted by faculty at Commonwealth Campuses.

Sunnier but riskier

Conservation efforts that open up the canopy of overgrown habitat for threatened timber rattlesnakes — whose venom is used in anticoagulants and other medical treatments — are beneficial to snakes but could come at a cost, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State and the University of Scranton.

Keeping tabs on neighborhood wildlife may hook you on all the action

Watching wildlife outside your window can boost your mental well-being, and it’s something lots of people have been doing a lot more of lately.

Expert-approved ways to feed all your favorite birds

The cardinals and hummingbirds will appreciate it, as will the hawks and the crows.

Top Tips for Feeding Wild Birds

It’s OK to feed wild birds. Here are some tips for doing it the right way from a wildlife ecologist.

It's OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way

Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter, when birds needs extra energy, and spring, when many species build nests and raise young.