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Peter Arcese

Forest Renewal BC Chair in Conservation Biology

Forest Sciences Centre 3607
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-1886

Research Areas:

  • Population demography and genetics of vertebrates
  • Biogeography of native plant and animal communities
  • Adaptive management and monitoring of rare species and ecosystems
  • Conservation area design


The population demography and genetics of island organisms


Phenotypic and genetic differentiation of song sparrows


Indirect effects of humans on plant and animal species invasions


Biogeography of Garry Oak associated species


Trend Detection and Cause of Population Decline in Fish-eating Birds

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Rapid evolution in Plectritis congesta


US National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience 1994
Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1998
Killam Research Fellow 1990
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Grant 2010

Selected Publications

Rodewald, A., P. Arcese, J. Sarra, J. Tobin, J. Sayer, T. Martin, F. Hawkins, B. Guy, K. Wachowicz, (2020). Innovative finance for conservation: roles for ecologists and practitioners Issues in Ecology
JM Reid, P Arcese (2020). Recent immigrants alter the quantitative genetic architecture of paternity in song sparrows Evolution Letters 4, 124-136
Skaien CL, P Arcese (2020). Local adaptation in island populations of Plectritis congesta that differ in historic exposure to ungulate browsers Ecology in press
GowEA, P Arcese, D Dagenais, RJ Sardell, S Wilson, JM Reid (2019). Testing predictions of inclusive fitness theory in inbreeding relatives with biparental care Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286, 20191933
Walsh-Edmonds J, Benham P, Dean-Coe P, Arcese P, Butcher BG, Chan Y, Cheviron Z, Elphick C, Kovach A, Olsen B, Shriver G, Winder V, Lovette I. (2019). Genomics of rapid ecological divergence and parallel adaptation in songbirds. Evolution Letters Evolution Letters 3: 324-338
Radichuck V, Reed T, Teplitsky C, van de Pol, M, Charmantier A, Hassall C, Adamík P, Adriaensen F, Ahola M, Arcese P et al. (2019). Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient Nature Communications 10, 3109
Schuster R, RR Germain, JR Bennett, NJ Reo, DL Secord and P Arcese (2019). Vertebrate biodiversity on indigenous-managed lands in Australia, Brazil, and Canada equals that in protected areas Environmental Science and Policy 101, 1-6
Schuster R, S Wilson, AD Rodewald, P Arcese, D Fink, T Auer and JR Bennett (2019). Optimizing the conservation of migratory species over their annual cycle in the Western Hemisphere Nature Communications 10:1740
Arcese, P and AD Rodewald (2019). Predictors and consequences of earthworm invasion in a coastal archipelago Biological Invasions 1-10, doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-01942-w
Scholer M, Arcese P, Londono G, Puterman M, Jankowski J. (2019). Survival is negatively related to basal metabolic rate in tropical Andean birds Functional Ecology 33 (8), 1436-1445
Rodewald AD, Schuster R, Strimas-Mackey M, Arcese P (2019). Tradeoffs in the value of biodiversity feature and cost data in conservation prioritization Scientific Reports 9 (1), 1-8
Rodewald AD, Strimas-Mackey M, Schuster R, Arcese P (2019). Beyond canaries in coal mines: impacts of Andean mining concessions on migratory birds Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 17 (3), 151-156
Reid JM, Nietlisbach P, Wolak ME, Keller LF, Arcese P (2019). Individuals’ expected genetic contributions to future generations, reproductive value, and short‐term metrics of fitness in free‐living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) Evolution Letters 3, 271-285
Wilson S, Schuster R, Rodewald AD, Bennett JR, Smith A, La Sorte, FA, Verburg, PH, and Arcese P (2019). Prioritize diversity or declining species? Trade-offs and synergies in spatial planning for the conservation of migratory birds in the face of land cover change Biological Conservation 239, 108285
Nelson-Flower MJ, Germain RR, MacDougall-Shackleton EA, Taylor SB, Arcese P (2018). Purifying selection in the toll-like receptors of song sparrows Melospiza melodia Heredity 109: 501-509
Wolak, ME, Arcese, P, Keller, LF, Reid, JM (2018). Sex-specific additive genetic variances and correlations for fitness in a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) population subject to natural immigration and inbreeding Evolution 72:10.1111/evo.13575
Tarwater CE, Arcese P. (2018). Individual fitness and the effects of a changing climate on the cessation and length of the breeding period Global Change Biology 24: 1212–1223
Germain, R., P. Arcese, J.M. Reid (2018). The consequences of polyandry for sibship structures, distributions of relationships and relatedness, and potential for inbreeding in a wild population The American Naturalist 191(5):000-000
Visty H, Wilson S, Germain RR, Krippel J, Arcese (2018). Demography of sooty fox sparrows (Passerella illiaca unalaschcensis) following a shift from a migratory to resident life history Canadian Journal of Zoology 96(5): 436-440
Germain RR, Schuster R, Tarwater CE, Hochachka WM, Arcese (2018). Adult survival and reproductive rate are linked to habitat preference in a territorial, year-round resident bird Ibis 160: 568-581
Johnston, K, Germain R, Tarwater C, Reid J, Arcese (2018). Demographic consequences of invasion by a native, controphic competitor to an insular bird population Oecologia 187:155-165.
Crombie M, Arcese P. (2018). Temporal variation in the effects of individual and environmental traits on nest success The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135 :326-341
Losdat S, Germain R, Nietlisbach P, Arcese P, Reid J (2018). No evidence of inbreeding depression in sperm performance traits in wild song sparrows Ecology and Evolution Ecology and Evolution 12:1842-1852
Appleton RD, Van Horn RC, Noyce KV, Spady TJ, Swaisgood RR, Arcese P. (2018). Phenotypic plasticity in the timing of reproduction in Andean bears Journal of Zoology 305: 196-202
Skaien C, Arcese P (2018). Spatial variation in herbivory, climate and isolation predict plant height and fruit phenotype in Plectritis congesta populations on islands Journal of Ecology 106: 2344-2352
Tarwater CE, Germain RR, Arcese P (2018). Examination of context-dependent effects of natal traits on lifetime reproductive success using a long-term study of a temperate songbird The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135: 609-621
Schuster R, EA Law, AD Rodewald, TG Martin, KA Wilson, M Watts, HP Possingham, P Arcese (2018). Tax-shifting and incentives for biodiversity conservation on private lands. Conservation Letters 11:e12377
Tarwater CE, Arcese P. (2017). Young females pay higher costs of reproduction in a short-lived bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 84
Crombie M, Germain RR, Arcese (2017). Breeding site preference and reproductive performance in song sparrows nesting in historically-extant and invading shrubs. Canadian Journal of Zoology
Tarwater CE, Arcese P. (2017). Age and years to death disparately influence reproductive allocation in a short-lived bird. Ecology Ecology 98: 2248-2254
Rodewald AD, P Arcese. (2017). Eco-evolutionary dynamics in urbanizing landscapes: a case for environmental buffering and relaxed selection in cities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 77-85
P Arcese, AD Rodewald, R Schuster, O Venter, J Bennett (2017). Public-private partnerships to meet international biodiversity treaty targets and stem extinction In Reflections on Canada (P. Tortelli, ed), Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia Press.
Arcese P, Keller, LF (2017). Population Structure ORNITHOLOGYFoundation, Critique, and Application, M.L. Morrison, A.D. Rodewald, G. Voelker, J.F. Prather and M.R. Colón (Eds). Johns Hopkins Press.
Law, EA, P Ferraro, P Arcese, BA Bryan, K Davis, A Gordon, MH Holden, Gl Iacona, RM Martinez, C McAlpine, JR Rhodes, JS Sze, KA Wilson (2017). Projecting the performance of conservation interventions Biological Conservation Biological Conservation 215:142-151
Crombie, M., Germain, R, and Arcese, P. (2017). Nest-site preference and reproductive performance of Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in historically extant and colonist shrub species Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 115-121
Nietlisbach, P, LF Keller, G Camenisch, F Guillaume, P Arcese, JM Reid and E Postma. (2016). Pedigree-based inbreeding coefficient explains more variation in fitness than heterozygosity at 160 short tandem repeat loci in a wild bird population. Proceeding of the Royal Society, London, Series B
Germain RR, Wolak ME, Arcese P, Losdat S, Reid JM. (2016). Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows. Journal of Animal Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12575
Lameris, TK, JR Bennett, LK Blight, M Giesen, MK Janssen, J Schaminée, P Arcese (2016). A century of ecosystem change: human and seabird impacts on plant species extirpation and invasion on islands. PeerJ 4:e2208; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2208.
Morrell N, Johnston K, Tarwater C & P Arcese. (2016). Nest defense and parental investment in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 453-461, 10.1139/cjz-2016-0033
Rodewald AD, P Arcese (2016). Direct and indirect interactions between landscape structure and invasive or overabundant species. Current Landscape Ecology Reports, DOI: 10.1007/s40823-016-0004-y
Reid, JM, G Bocedi, P Nietlisbach, AB Duthie, ME Wolak, EA Gow & P Arcese (2016). Variation in parent–offspring kinship in socially monogamous systems with extra-pair reproduction and inbreeding. Evolution 70: 1512–1529
Jackson, CL, R Schuster & P Arcese. (2016). Release date influences first-year site fidelity and survival in captive-bred Vancouver Island marmots. Ecosphere 7(5):e01314. 10.1002/ecs2.1314
Reid, JM, B Duthie, M Wolak, & P Arcese. (2015). Resolving the conundrum of inbreeding depression but no inbreeding avoidance in estimating sex-specific selection on inbreeding by song sparrows. Evolution 69:2846–2861
Reid J, BA Duthie, M Wolak, P Arcese (2015). Demographic mechanisms of inbreeding adjustment through extra-pair reproduction Journal of Animal Ecology
Wilson AG, Taylor SS, Chan YL, Arcese P (2015). Genetic divergence of an avian endemic on the Californian Channel Islands PLoS One PLoS One 10:e0134471.
Losdat S, Arcese P, Reid JM (2015). Double decomposition: decomposing the variance in subcomponents of male extra-pair reproductive success Journal of Animal Ecology Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1384-1395
Losdat S, Arcese P, Sampson L, Villar N, Reid J (2015). Additive genetic variance and effects of inbreeding, sex and age on heterophil to lymphocyte ratio in song sparrows Functional Ecology Functional Ecology 30: 1185–1195
Germain R, Schuster R, Delmore K, Arcese P (2015). Habitat preference facilitates successful early breeding in an open-cup nesting songbird Functional Ecology 29: 1522-1532
Blight L, Dreever M, Arcese P (2015). A century of change in glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens) populations in a dynamic coastal environment The Condor: Ornithological Applications
Reid J, Arcese P, Keller L, Germain R, Duthie A, Losdat L, Wolak M, Nietlisbach P (2015). Quantifying inbreeding avoidance through extra-pair reproduction Evolution Evolution 69: 59-74
Reid, J., P. Arcese, G. Bocedi, A.B. Duthie, M Wolak, & L.F. Keller (2015). Resolving the conundrum of inbreeding depression but no inbreeding avoidance in estimating sex-specific selection on inbreeding by song sparrows Evolution 69: 2846-2861
Hobson, K.A., L.K. Blight, P. Arcese (2015). Human-Induced Long-Term Shifts in Gull Diet from Marine to Terrestrial Sources in North America's Coastal Pacific: More Evidence from More Isotopes (delta H-2, delta S-34) Environmental Science & Technology 49: 10834-10840
Schuster, R. & P. Arcese (2015). Effects of disputes and easement violations on the cost-effectiveness of land conservation PeerJ 3: 3:e1185
Gow, E.A., R.R. Germain, J. Krippel & P. Arcese (2015). Climate Change and Birds: Impacts and Conservation Responses Journal of Field Ornithology 86: DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12092
Blight L, Hobson K, Kyser K, Arcese P (2014). Changing gull diet in a changing world: A 150-year stable isotope (δ13C,δ15N) record from feathers collected in the Pacific Northwest of North America Global Change Biology
Reid J, Arcese P, Keller L, Losdat S (2014). Genetic covariance between components of male reproductive success: within-pair versus extra-pair paternity in song sparrows Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Schuster R, Martin T, Arcese P (2014). Bird Community Conservation and Carbon Offsets in Western North America PLoS One
Reid J, Keller L, Marr A, Nietlisbach P, Sardell R, Arcese P (2014). Pedigree error due to extra-pair reproduction substantially biases estimates of inbreeding depression Evolution
Reid, JM, LF Keller, AB Marr, P Nietlisbach, RJ Sardell & P Arcese (2014). Pedigree error due to extra-pair reproduction substantially biases estimates of inbreeding depression. Evolution 68: 802-815
Germain, R.R. & P. Arcese (2014). Distinguishing individual quality from habitat preference and quality in a territorial passerine. Ecology95:436–445
Arcese, P, R Schuster, L Campbell, A Barber & TG Martin (2014). Deer density and plant palatability predict shrub cover, richness, diversity and aboriginal food value in a North American archipelago. Diversity and Distributions, in press. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1338-1378
Reid, JM, P Arcese LF Keller & S Losdat (2014). Female and male genetic effects on offspring paternity: additive genetic co-variances in female extra-pair reproduction and male paternity success in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) Evolution, in press Evolution 88: 2357-2370
T. Martin, P. Arcese, P. Kuhnert, A. Gaston, J-L Martin (2013). Prior information reduces uncertainty about the consequences of deer overabundance on forest birds Biological Conservation 165: 10-17
Brashares, J.S. and P. Arcese (2013). Ourebia orebi, Oribi Mammals of Africa Vol 5: 406-412.
Wilson S, EM Anderson, ASG Wilson, DF Bertram & P Arcese (2013). Citizen science reveals an extensive shift in the winter distribution of migratory western grebes PloS One 8:e65408
Bennett, J., W. Cornwell, P. Lilley, M. Vellend and P. Arcese (2013). Abundance, rarity and invasion debt among exotic species in a patchy ecosystem Biological Invasions 15: 707-716
Bennett, J.R. and P. Arcese (2013). Human influence and classical biogeographic predictors of rare species occurrence Conservation Biology 27: 417-421
Lebigre, C., P. Arcese, R.J. Sardell, J.M. Reid (2013). Decomposing variation in male reproductive success: age-specific variances and covariances through extra-pair and within-pair reproduction Journal of Animal Ecology, in press
Jones, T.G., P. Arcese, T. Sharma & N.C. Coops (2013). Describing avifaunal richness with functional and structural bioindicators derived from advanced airborne remotely sensed data Taylor & Francis International Journal of Remote Sensing Volume 34, Issue 8
Schuster, R. and P. Arcese (2012). Using focal bird species occurrence to prioritize forests for old growth restoration. Ecography 35: 001–009
Bennett, J., P. Dunwiddie, D. Giblin and P. Arcese (2012). Native versus exotic community patterns across three scales: roles of competition, environment and incomplete invasion Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 381-302
Sardell, R.J., P. Arcese and J.M. Reid (2012). Offspring fitness varies with parental extra-pair status in song sparrows, Melospiza melodia Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences 279: 4078-4086
Taylor, S.R., D.A. Jenkins and P. Arcese (2012). Loss of Mhc and neutral variation in Peary caribou: Genetic drift is not mitigated by balancing selection or exacerbated by Mhc allele distributions PLoS ONE 7(5): e36748. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036748
Lebigre, C., P. Arcese, R.J. Sardell, L.F. Keller, J.M. Reid (2012). Extra-pair paternity and the variance in male fitness in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) Evolution 66: 3111–3129
Sardell, R.J., P. Arcese, L.F. Keller and J.M. Reid (2012). Are there indirect fitness benefits of female extra-pair reproduction? Lifetime reproductive success of within-pair and extra-pair offspring American Naturalist 179: 779-793
Bennett, J., E. Young, D. Giblin, P. Dunwiddie, P. Arcese (2012). Avian dispersal of exotic shrubs in an archipelago Ecoscience 18: 369-374
Sardell R.J., P. Arcese, L.F. Keller, J. Reid (2011). Sex-specific differential survival of extra-pair and within-pair offspring in song sparrows, Melospiza melodia Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences 278: 3251-3259
Janssen, M.H., P. Arcese, T.K. Kyser, D.F. Bertram and D.R. Norris (2011). Stable isotopes reveal strategic allocation of resources during juvenile development in a cryptic and threatened seabird Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 859-868
Wilson, AG, P Arcese1, YL Chan and MA Patten. (2011). Micro-spatial genetic structure in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Conservation Genetics 12: 213-222.
Martin, TG., Arcese, P. and Scheerder, N. (2011). Browsing down our natural heritage: Deer impacts on vegetation structure and songbird populations across an island archipelago. Biological Conservation 144: 459-469.
Reid, J, Arcese, P, Sardell, R and L Keller. (2011). Heritability of female extra-pair paternity rate in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 278: 1114-1120.
Reid, J, Arcese, P, Sardell, R and L Keller. (2011). Additive Genetic Variance, Heritability, and Inbreeding Depression in Male Extra-Pair Reproductive Success. American Naturalist 177: 177-187.
Postma, E, F Heinrich, U Koller, RJ Sardell, JM Reid, P Arcese and LF Keller. (2011). Disentangling the effect of genes, the environment and chance on sex ratio variation in a wild bird population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 278, 2996–3002.
Hazlitt SL, Martin TG, Sampson, L, Arcese P (2010). The effects of including marine ecological values in terrestrial reserve planning for a forest-nesting seabird. Biological Conservation 143:1299-1303
Sardell, RJ, Keller, LF, Arcese, P, Bucher, T. and Reid, JM. (2010). Comprehensive paternity assignment: genotype, spatial location and social status in song sparrows, Melospiza melodia. Molecular Ecology 19: 4352 - 4364.
Isaac-Renton, M., JR Bennett and P. Arcese. (2010). Effects of introduced Canada geese (Branta canadensis) on native plant communities of the Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia. Ecoscience 17: 394-399.
Taylor, SR, Sardell, J., Reid, T. Buchner, N. Taylor, P. Arcese, and L. Keller. (2010). Inbreeding coefficient and heterozygosity-fitness correlations in unhatched and hatched song sparrow nestmates. Molecular Ecology 19: 4454-4461.
Naujokaitis-Lewis, R.I., J.M.R. Curtis, P. Arcese and J. Rosenfeld (2009). Sensitivity analyses of spatial population viability analysis models for species at risk and habitat conservation planning Conservation Biology 23: 225-229.
Best, R.J. and P. Arcese (2009). Exotic herbivores directly facilitate the exotic grasses they graze: mechanisms for an unexpected positive feedback between invaders. Oecologia 159: 139-150.
Cornulier, T, D. Elston, P, Arcese, T. Benton, D. Douglas, X. Lambin, J. Reid, R. Robinson, W. Sutherland. (2009). Estimating the annual number of breeding attempts from breeding dates using mixture models. Ecology Letters 12: 1184-1193
Gutowsky, S.A., Janssen, M.H., P. Arcese, T.K. Kyser, D. Ethier, M.B Wunder, D.F. Bertram, L. Mcfarlane-Tranquilla, Celia Lougheed and D.R. Norris (2009). Concurrent declines in nestling diet quality and reproductive success in a threatened seabirds. Endangered Species Research, 9: 247-254.
Janssen, M.H., P. Arcese, T.K. Kyser, D.F. Bertram, L. McFarlane-Tranquilla, T.D. Williams and D.R. Norris (2009). Pre-breeding diet, condition and timing of breeding in a threatened seabird, the marbled murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus. Marine Ornithology, 37: 33-40.
Keller, L.F., J.M. Reid and P. Arcese. (2008). Testing evolutionary models of senescence in a natural population: Inbreeding and age effects on survival and reproduction in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: in press.
Reid. J. M., P. Arcese and L.F. Keller. (2008). Individual phenotype, kinship and the occurrence of inbreeding in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Evolution, in press.
Wilson, A.G., Arcese, P., Keller, L., Pruett, C., K Winker, K, MA Patten, M., and Chan, Y. (2008). The contribution of island populations to in situ genetic conservation Conservation Genetics, in press
Pruett, C.L., P, Arcese, Y,L, Chan, A,G. Wilson, M.A. Patten, L.F. Keller and K. Winker. (2008). The effects of contemporary processes in maintaining the genetic structure of western song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Heredity, in press.
Pruett, C.L., P, Arcese, Y,L, Chan, A,G. Wilson, M.A. Patten, L.F. Keller and K. Winker (2008). Concordant and discordant signals between genetic data and described subspecies of Pacific Coast Song Sparrows. The Condor, in press
Jewell, K. and P. Arcese (2008). Consequences of parasite invasion and land use on the spatial dynamics of host populations. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.
Wilson, A.G. and P. Arcese (2008). Factors influencing natal dispersal in an avian island metapopulation. Journal of Avian Biology, in press
Janssen, M.S., P. Arcese, Sloan, M.H. and K.J. Jewell (2008). Polyandry and Sex Ratio in the Song Sparrow Wilson Journal of Ornithology, in press
Wilson, S., D.R.Norris, A.G. Wilson and P. Arcese (2007). Breeding experience and population density affect the ability of a songbird to respond to future climate variation Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274: 2539-2545.
Steventon, J.D., G.D. Sutherland and P. Arcese. (2007). A Population-viability-based Assessment of Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat Policy in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 3075-3088.
Hilborn, R., G. Hopcraft and P. Arcese. (2007). Wildlife population increases in Serengeti National Park – Response. Science 315: 1790-1791.
D.R. Norris, P. Arcese, D. Preikshot, D.F. Bertram and T.K. Kyser. (2007). Diet reconstruction and historic population dynamics in a threatened seabird. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:875-884.
Jewell, K.J. P. Arcese, S.E. Gergel (2007). Robust predictions of species distribution: spatial habitat models for a brood parasite Biological Conservation 140: 259-272
Wilson, S. and P. Arcese (2006). Nest depredation, brood parasitism and reproductive variation in island song sparrow populations. The Auk 123: 784-794.
O’Connor, K.D. A.B. Marr, P. Arcese, L.F. Keller, K.J. Jeffery and M.W. Bruford. (2006). Extra-Pair Fertilization and Effective Population Size in the Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Journal of Avian Biology 37: 572-578.
Reid, J.M., P. Arcese and L.F. Keller. (2006). Intrinsic parent-offspring correlation in inbreeding level in a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) population open to immigration. American Naturalist 168: 1-13.
Reid. J., P. Arcese, L.F. Keller, K. Elliott, L. Sampson and D. Hasselquist. (2006). Sex-specific inbreeding effects on cell-mediated and humoral immunity in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274: 697-706.
Reid, J. P. Arcese and D. Hasselquist. (2006). Long-term maternal effect on offspring immune response in song sparrows Melospiza melodia. Biology Letters 2: 573-575.
Smith, J.N.M., L.F. Keller, A.B. Marr, and P. Arcese (eds) (2006). Biology of small populations: the song sparrows of Mandarte Island Oxford University Press, New York. Oxford Monographs in Population Biology
Arcese, P. and A.B. Marr (2006). Population viability in the presence and absence of cowbirds, catastrophic mortality, and immigration Oxford University Press, New York in In Smith, J.N.M., L.F. Keller, A.B. Marr and P. Arcese (eds). Biology of small populations: the song sparrows of Mandarte Island. Oxford University Press, New York.
Smith, J.N.M., A.B. Marr, P. Arcese and L.F. Keller (2006). The Song Sparrow and the Brown-headed Cowbird. Oxford University Press, New York In Smith, J.N.M., L.F. Keller, A.B. Marr and P. Arcese (eds). Biology of small populations: the song sparrows of Mandarte Island. Oxford University Press, New York
Smith, J.N.M., A.B. Marr, P. Arcese and L.F. Keller (2006). Fluctuations in Numbers: Population Regulation and Catastrophic Mortality Oxford University Press, New York In Smith, J.N.M., L.F. Keller, A.B. Marr and P. Arcese (eds). Biology of small populations: the song sparrows of Mandarte Island. Oxford University Press, New York.
Smith, J.N.M., Arcese, P., O’Connor, K.D. and Reid, J.M (2006). Social mechanisms: dominance, territoriality, song and the mating system. Oxford University Press, New York. In Smith, J.N.M., L.F. Keller, A.B. Marr and P. Arcese (eds). Biology of small populations: the song sparrows of Mandarte Island. Oxford University Press, New York.
Hilborn, R., P. Arcese, M. Borner, J. Hando, G. Hopcraft, M. Loibooki, S.A.R. Mduma, A.R.E. Sinclair. (2006). Effective enforcement in a conservation area. Science 314: 1266.
Reid, J.M, P, Arcese, A.L.E.V. Cassidy, S.M. Heibert, A.B.Marr, J.N.M.Smith, P.K. Stoddard & L.F. Keller. (2005). Song repertoire size predicts initial mating success in male song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Animal Behaviour, 68:1055-1063.
Reid, J.M., Arcese, P., Cassidy, A.L.E.V., Marr, A.B., Smith, J.N.M. and Keller, L.F. (2005). Hamilton and Zuk meet heterozygosity? Song repertoire size signals inbreeding and immunity in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 272: 481-487
Reid, J.M., P. Arcese, A.L.E.V. Cassidy, S.M. Hiebert, J.N.M. Smith, P.K. Stoddard, A.B. Marr and L.F. Keller. (2005). Fitness correlates of song repertoire size in free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia). The American Naturalist 165: 299-310.
Brashares, J.S., P. Arcese, M.K. Sam, P.B. Coppolillo, A.R.E. Sinclair and A. Balmford (2004). Bushmeat Hunting, Wildlife Declines, and Fish Supply in West Africa Science 306:1180-1183.
Burger, A.E., T.A. Chatwin, S.A. Cullen, N.L. Holmes, I.A. Manley, M.H. Mather, B.K. Schroeder, J.D. Steventon, P. Arcese and E. Selak. (2004). Application of radar surveys in the management of nesting habitat for Marbled Murrelets in British Columbia Marine Ornithology 32: 1-11.
Marr, A.B., Arcese, P., W.M. Hochchaka, J.M. Reid, and L.F. Keller. (2004). Interactive effects of environmental effects and inbreeding in a wild bird population. The Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 1406-1415.
Brashares, J.S. & P. Arcese (2004). The oribi, Ourebia ourebi. The Mammals of Africa, J. Kingdon, D. Happold & T. Butynski, eds. / Academic Press, London.
Reid, J.M., P. Arcese & L. F. Keller. (2004). Inbreeding depresses immune response in song sparrows (Melospiza melodia): direct and inter-generational effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, 270:2152-2157.
Wilson, S & P. Arcese. (2004). El Nino dirves timing of breeding but not population growth in the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100: 11139-11142.
Arcese, P. (2004). Individual quality, environment and conservation. Island Press, Washington, DC. Pgs 271-297, in Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation (M. Festa-Bianchet & M. Apollonio, eds).
Arcese, P, M.K. Sogge, A.B. Marr & M. Patten. (2003). The Song Sparrow. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Philadelphia, PA. In The Birds of the North America, No. 704 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds).
Emily K. Gonzales, Peter Arcese, Rueben Schulz, and Fred L. Bunnell (2003). Strategic reserve design in the central coast of British Columbia: integrating ecological and industrial goals Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 2129–2140.
J. Douglas Steventon, Glenn D. Sutherland, and Peter Arcese (2003). Long-term Risks to Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) Populations: Assessing Alternative Forest Management Policies in Coastal British Columbia Res.Br.,B.C.Min.For.,Victoria,B.C.Tech.Rep.012.
J. Douglas Steventon, Glenn D. Sutherland, and Peter Arcese (2003). Policy Implications of an Assessment of Long-term Risks to Marbled Murrelet Populations in British Columbia Res.Br.,B.C.Min.For.,Victoria, B.C.Exten.Note.66.
Chan, Y.H.-L. & P. Arcese. (2003). Morphological and microsatellite differentiation in Melospiza melodia (Aves) at a microgeographic scale. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16:939-947.
Saunders, C.A., P. Arcese & K.D. O’Connor. (2003). Influence of nest site on parasitism by brown headed cowbirds in the song sparrow. The Wilson Bulletin
Brashares, J.S., P. Arcese and M.K. Sam. (2003). Extinction and human population demography in African wildlife reserves. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B. 268: 2473-2478.
Sinclair, A.R.E., S.A.R. Mduma and P. Arcese. (2003). Protected areas as biodiversity benchmarks: Decline in birds of the Serengeti region. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B. 269:2401-2405.
Chan, Y.L. and P. Arcese. (2002). Subspecific differentiation and conservation of song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in the San Francisco bay region inferred by microsatellite loci analysis. The Auk 119: 641-657
Marr, A.B., L.F. Keller and P. Arcese. (2002). Offspring of natural immigrants to an inbred population of song sparrows show evidence of F1 heterosis and F2 outbreeding depression. Evolution 56: 131-132.
Arcese, P. and G. Sutherland. (2001). Conservation Risk Assessment: A review of methods with recommendations for the marbled murrelet in British Columbia. B.C. Report to B.C.Min.For.,For.Practices Br.,Vic- toria,B.C.
Keller, L.F., K.J. Jeffery, P. Arcese, M.A. Beaumont, W.M. Hochachka, J.N.M. Smith, and M.W. Bruford. (2001). Immigration and the ephemerality of a natural population bottleneck: evidence from molecular markers. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Lodon, B. 268: 1387-1394.
Brashares, J.S, T. Garland, Jr., and P. Arcese. (2000). Phylogenetic analysis of coadaptation in behavior, diet, and body size in the African antelope. Behavioural Ecology 4:452-463.
Jeffery, K.J., L.F. Keller, P. Arcese, and M.W. Bruford. (2000). The development of microsatellite loci in the song sparrow, Melospiza melodia and genotyping errors associated with good quality DNA. Molecular Ecology Notes 1.
Seather, B.-E, S. Engen, R. Lande, P. Arcese, and J.N.M. Smith. (2000). Estimating time to extinction in an island population of song sparrows. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B. 267:621-626.
Sinclair, A.R.E., S.A.R. Mduma, and P. Arcese. (2000). What determines phenology and syncrhony of ungulate breeding in Serengeti? Ecology 81:2100-2111.
Tufto, J., B.-E. Seather, S. Engen, P. Arcese, K. Jerstad, O.W. Rolstad, and J.N.M. Smith. (2000). Bayesian meta-analysis of demographic parameters in three small temperate passerines. Oikos 88:273-281.
Arcese, P. (1999). Effect of auxiliary males on the rate of territory loss in oribi and the attributes of multi-male groups. -Animal Behaviour 57:61-71.
Arcese, P. and J.N.M. Smith. (1999). Impacts of nest predators and brood parasites on the production of North American passerines. In: Adams, N. and Slotow, R. (eds.) Proc. 22 Int'l Ornithol. Coongr. Durban, University of Natal.
Brashares, J.S. and P. Arcese. (1999). Scent marking in a territorial African antelope: I. The maintenance of borders between male oribi. Animal Behaviour 57:1-10.
Brashares, J. S. and P. Arcese. (1999). Scent marking in a territorial African antelope: II. The economics of marking with faeces. Animal Behaviour 57:11-17.
Davis, A. and P. Arcese. (1999). An examination of Migration in the song sparrows using banding recovery data. North American Bird-bander 24:124-128.
Smith, J.N.M., M.J. Taitt, C.M. Rogers, P. Arcese, L.F. Keller, A.L.E.V. Cassidy, and W.M. Hochacka. (1999). A metapopulation approach to the population biology of song sparrows. Ibis 138:120-128.
Keller, L. F. and P. Arcese. (1998). No evidence for inbreeding avoidance in an island population of song sparrows. American Naturalist 152:380-392.
Arcese, P. and A.R.E. Sinclair (1997). The role of protected areas as ecological baselines. -Journal of Wildlife Management 61:587-602.
Arcese, P. and V.M. Bauldry. (1997). A corroboration of the Breeding Bird Survey. North American Bird-bander 22:169-172.
Arcese, P., L.F. Keller and J.R. Cary. (1997). Why hire a behaviorist into your conservation or management team? Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp. 48-71 in J. Clemmons and R. Buchholz (eds.), Behavioral Approaches to Conservation in the Wild.
Barrett, C.B. and Arcese, P. (1997). How long until crisis in African wildlife integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs)? Simulation results from the Serengeti ecosystem. Land Economics 74:449-465.
Bauldry, V.M., D. Biemborn and P. Arcese. (1997). Return rates of migrating adult Eastern bluebirds in relation to sex, winter weather and population size. North American Bird-bander, 68:129-137.
Radunzel, L.A., D.M. Muschitz, V.M. Bauldry, and P. Arcese. (1997). A long-term study of variation in the breeding success of eastern bluebirds by year and cavity type. Journal of Field Ornithology, 68:7-18.
Arcese, P., J.N.M. Smith and M.I. Hatch. (1996). Nest predation by cowbirds and its consequences for passerine demography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 93:4608-4611.