Submitted/ In review Articles

DuBay, S. G., Y. Wu, G.R. Scott, Y. Qu, Q. Liu, J. Smith, C. Xin, A. Hart Reeve, C. Juncheng, D. Meyer, J. Wang, J. Johnson, Z. Cheviron, F. Lei, & J. Bates. Life history predicts flight muscle phenotype and function in birds. In review.

Peer-reviewed Articles


Qu, Y., C, Chen, Y. Xiong, H. She, Y. Chen, S. G. DuBay, D. Li, P. G. P. Ericson, Y. Hao, H. Wang, Y. Zhang, W. Zhai, H. Zhao, G. Song, H. Zhang , T. Yang , C. Zhang , L. Liang , T. Wu , J. Zhao , Q. Gao, & F. Lei. Polygenic adaptation drives rapid phenotypic divergence during the early stage of high elevation adaptation in the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. National Science Review. In press. link

Liu, W., Y. Wu, S. G. DuBay, C. Zhao, B. Wang, & J. Ran. 2019. Dung-associated arthropods influence foraging ecology and habitat selection in Black-necked Cranes (Grus nigricollis) on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Ecology and Evolution 9(4): 2096-2105. link pdf

He, X., X. Wang, S. G. DuBay, A. Hart Reeve, P. Alström, J. Ran, Q. Liu, & Y. Wu. 2019. Elevational patterns of bird species richness on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga, Sichuan Province, China. Avian Research 10(1). link pdf


Zhu, Z., Y. Guan, A. Signore, C. Natarajan, S. G. DuBay, Y. Cheng, N. Han, G. Song, Y. Qu, H. Moriyama, F. Hoffmann, A. Fago, F. M. Lei & J. F. Storz. 2018. Divergent and parallel routes of biochemical adaptation in high-altitude passerine birds from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 115(8): 1865-1870. link pdf + supplements


DuBay, S. G., & C. C. Fuldner. 2017. Bird specimens track 135 years of atmospheric black carbon and environmental policy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 114(43): 11321-11326. link pdf + supplements

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Wu, Y., X. He, S. G. DuBay, A. H. Reeve, P. Alström, H. Zhou, M. He, F. Yong, W. Zhang, F. M. Lei, & J. Ran. 2017. Avifauna of the eastern slopes of Mt. Gongga. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 36(6): 601-615. link pdf

DuBay, S. G., A. H. Reeve, & Y. Wu. 2017. Human disturbance provides foraging opportunities for birds in primary subalpine forest. Journal of Ornithology 158(3): 833-839. link pdf


Wu, Y., S. G. DuBay, R. K. Colwell, J. H. Ran, & F. M. Lei. 2016. Mobile hotspots and refugia of avian diversity in the mountains of southwest China under past and contemporary global climate change. Journal of Biogeography 44(3): 615-626. link pdf

Song, G., R. Zhang, S. G. DuBay, Y. H. Qu, L. Dong, W. J. Wang, Y. Y. Zhang, D. Lambert, & F. M. Lei. 2016. East Asian allopatry and north Eurasian sympatry in Long-tailed Tit lineages despite similar population dynamics during the late Pleistocene. Zoologica Scripta 45(2): 115-126. link pdf


DuBay, S. G., & C. C. Witt. 2014. Differential high-altitude adaptation and restricted gene flow across a mid-elevation hybrid zone in Andean tit-tyrant flycatchers. Molecular Ecology 23(14): 3551-3565. link pdf

DuBay, S. G., & A. B. Johnson. 2014. Underweight American Woodcock specimens from New Mexico. NMOS Bulletin 42(3&4): 21-24. pdf


DuBay, S. G., & C. C. Witt. 2012. An improved phylogeny of Andean tit-tyrants (Aves, Tyrannidae): More characters trump sophisticated analyses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64(2): 285-296. link pdf


Benham, P. M., E. J. Beckman, S. G. DuBay, M. Flores, A. B. Johnson, M. J. Lelevier, C. J. Schmitt, N. A. Wright, & C. C. Witt. 2011. Satellite imagery reveals new critical habitat for endangered bird species in the high Andes of Peru. Endangered Species Research 13(2): 145-157. Open Access Full Text

Web Publications

DuBay, S. G., & C. C. Witt. 2012. Proposal for the resurrection of the genus Uromyias. Proposal to the South American Checklist Committee (SACC). link

DuBay, S. G., & C. C. Witt. 2009. Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes reguloides). In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. link


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