Loren Merrill
Loren Merrill
Research Affiliate, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Local host specialization, host-switching, and dispersal shape the regional distributions of avian haemosporidian parasites
VA Ellis, MD Collins, MCI Medeiros, EHR Sari, ED Coffey, RC Dickerson, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (36), 11294-11299, 2015
Incubation temperature impacts nestling growth and survival in an open‐cup nesting passerine
EA Ospina, L Merrill, TJ Benson
Ecology and evolution 8 (6), 3270-3279, 2018
Sex-specific variation in brown-headed cowbird immunity following acute stress: a mechanistic approach
L Merrill, F Angelier, AL O’Loghlen, SI Rothstein, JC Wingfield
Oecologia 170, 25-38, 2012
Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites is positively related to the abundance of host species at multiple sites within a region
VA Ellis, MCI Medeiros, MD Collins, EHR Sari, ED Coffey, RC Dickerson, ...
Parasitology Research 116, 73-80, 2017
Variation in immune defense shapes disease outcomes in laboratory and wild Daphnia
TE Stewart Merrill, SR Hall, L Merrill, CE Caceres
Integrative and Comparative Biology,, 2019
Bacteria-killing ability is negatively linked to epaulet size, but positively linked to baseline corticosterone, in male Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus)
L Merrill, SD Levinson, AL O'Loghlen, JC Wingfield, SI Rothstein
The Auk: Ornithological Advances 131 (1), 3-11, 2014
Host immune responses to experimental infection of Plasmodium relictum (lineage SGS1) in domestic canaries (Serinus canaria)
VA Ellis, S Cornet, L Merrill, MR Kunkel, T Tsunekage, RE Ricklefs
Parasitology Research 114, 3627-3636, 2015
Maternal Antibody Transfer Can Lead to Suppression of Humoral Immunity in Developing Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
L Merrill, JL Grindstaff
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87 (5), 740-751, 2014
Quantification of 27 yolk steroid hormones in seven shrubland bird species: interspecific patterns of hormone deposition and links to life history, development, and predation risk
L Merrill, SJ Chiavacci, RT Paitz, TJ Benson
Canadian journal of zoology 97 (1), 1-12, 2019
Pre and post-natal antigen exposure can program the stress axis of adult zebra finches: evidence for environment matching
L Merrill, JL Grindstaff
Brain, behavior, and immunity 45, 71-79, 2015
Breaking down seasonality: androgen modulation and stress response in a highly stable environment
PL González-Gómez, L Merrill, VA Ellis, C Venegas, JI Pantoja, ...
General and comparative endocrinology 191, 1-12, 2013
Immune function in an avian brood parasite and its nonparasitic relative
L Merrill, AL O’Loghlen, JC Wingfield, SI Rothstein
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86 (1), 61-72, 2013
A blurring of life-history lines: Immune function, molt and reproduction in a highly stable environment
L Merrill, PL González-Gómez, VA Ellis, II Levin, RA Vásquez, ...
General and comparative endocrinology 213, 65-73, 2015
Changes in Immunocompetence and Other Physiological Measures during Molt in Brown-Headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater)
VA Ellis, L Merrill, JC Wingfield, AL O'loghlen, SI Rothstein
The Auk 129 (2), 231-238, 2012
Early life stress strengthens trait covariance: a plastic response that results in reduced flexibility
L Merrill, JL Grindstaff
The American Naturalist 192 (5), 593-604, 2018
Blood parasite infection linked to condition of spring-migrating Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
L Merrill, JM Levengood, JC England, JM Osborn, HM Hagy
Canadian Journal of Zoology 96 (10), 1145-1152, 2018
Rates of parasitism, but not allocation of egg resources, vary among and within hosts of a generalist avian brood parasite
L Merrill, SJ Chiavacci, RT Paitz, TJ Benson
Oecologia 184 (2), 399-410, 2017
Imperfect past and present progressive: beak color reflects early-life and adult exposure to antigen
L Merrill, MF Naylor, JL Grindstaff
Behavioral Ecology 27 (5), 1320-1330, 2016
Cultural evolution and long-term song stability in a dialect population of Brown-headed Cowbirds
AL O'loghlen, V Ellis, DR Zaratzian, L Merrill, SI Rothstein
The Condor 113 (2), 449-461, 2011
Avian health across the landscape: nestling immunity covaries with changing landcover
L Merrill, TE Stewart Merrill, AM Barger, TJ Benson
Integrative and comparative biology 59 (5), 1150-1164, 2019
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