Google Scholar profile for Morgan W. Tingley
Email: morgan.tingley[at] for reprints not posted here

In Press and 2017

Batt, R.D., J.W. Morley, R.L. Selden, M.W. Tingley, & M.L. Pinsky. In press. Gradual changes in range size accompany long­-term trends in species richnessEcology Letters.

Tingley, M.W., J.B.C. Harris, F. Hua, D.S. Wilcove, & D.L. Yong. 2017. The pet trade’s role in defaunation. Science, 356:916. [link]

Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, & M.W. Tingley. 2017. Lazarus ecology: Recovering the distribution and migratory patterns of the extinct Carolina parakeet. Ecology and Evolution. [link (open)]

Mayor, S.J, R.P. Guralnick, M.W. Tingley, J. Otegui, J.C. Withey, S.C. Elmendorf, M.E. Andrew, S. Leyk, I.S. Pearse, & D.C. Schneider. 2017. Increasing asynchrony between arrival of migratory birds and spring green-up. Scientific Reports, 7:1902. [link (open)]
[covered here, here, and here]

Elsen, P.R., M.W. Tingley, R. Kalyanaraman, K. Ramesh, & D.S. Wilcove. 2017. The role of competition, ecotones, and temperature in the elevational distribution of Himalayan birds. Ecology, 98:337-348.  [link]

O’Connor, K.M., L.R. Nathan, M.R. Liberati, M.W. Tingley, J.C. Vokoun, & T.A.G. Rittenhouse. 2017. Camera Trap Arrays Improve Detection Probability of Wildlife: Investigating Study Design Considerations Using an Empirical Dataset. PLoS ONE, 12:e0175684. [link (open)]

Loffland, H.L., J.S. Polasik, M.W. Tingley, E. Elsey, C. Loffland, G. LeBuhn, R.B. Siegel. 2017. Bumble Bee Use of Post-fire Chaparral in the Central Sierra Nevada. Journal of Wildlife Management. [link]

Tingley, M.W. 2017. Turning Oranges into Apples: Using detectability correction and bias heuristics to compare imperfectly repeated observations. In Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research (A. Shavit & A.M. Ellison, Eds.), pp. 215-233. Yale University Press.

Harris, J.B.C., M.W. Tingley, F. Hua, D.L. Yong, J.M. Adeney, T.M. Lee, W. Marthy, D.M. Prawiradilaga, C.H. Sekercioglu, Suyadi, N. Winarmi, and D.S. Wilcove. 2017. Measuring the impact of the pet trade on Indonesian birds. Conservation Biology, 31:394-405. [link]


Tingley, M. W., Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., Wilkerson, R., Howell, C., & Siegel, R. 2016. Pyrodiversity promotes avian diversity over the decade following forest fire. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283:20161703. [link] [media]

Russo, N.J., C.A.S.-J. Cheah, and M.W. Tingley. 2016. Experimental evidence for branch-to-bird transfer as a mechanism for avian dispersal of the hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Environmental Entomology, 45:1107-1114. [link] [media]

MEE_CoverPhotoTingley, M.W., R.L. Wilkerson, C.A. Howell, and R.B. Siegel. 2016. An integrated occupancy and space‐use model to predict abundance of imperfectly detected, territorial vertebratesMethods in Ecology and Evolution, 7:508-518. [link]

Siegel, R.B, M.W. Tingley, R.L. Wilkerson, C.A. Howell, M. Johnson, and P. Pyle. 2016. Age structure of Black-backed Woodpecker populations in burned forests. The Auk: Ornithological Advances, 133:69-78. [pdf]


Elsen, P.R. & M.W. Tingley. 2015. Global mountain topography and the fate of montane species under climate change. Nature Climate Change, 5. [link]
[Media coverage here]

Wu, J.X., R.B. Siegel, H.L. Loffland, M.W. Tingley, et al. 2015. Diversity of Great Gray Owl nest sites and nesting habitats in California. Journal of Wildlife Management, 79: 937-947.

Rowe, K.C., K.M.C. Rowe, M.W. Tingley, et al. 2015. Spatially heterogenous impact of climate change on small mammals of montane CaliforniaProceedings of the Royal Society B, 282: 20141857. [link]


Tingley, M.W., E.S. Darling, and D.S. Wilcove. 2014. Fine- and Coarse-filter Conservation Strategies in a Time of Climate ChangeThe Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology – Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1322: 92-109. [link]

Souther, S., M.W. Tingley, V.D. Popescu, D.T.S. Hayman, M.E. Ryan, T.A. Graves, B. Hartl, and K. Terrell. 2014. Biotic impacts of energy development from shale: research priorities and knowledge gapsFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12: 330-338.
[Read it here, with supplemental material here]
[Covered here and here, with our commentary here]

La Sorte, F.A., M.W. Tingley, and A.H. Hurlbert. 2014. The role of urban and agricultural areas during avian migration: an assessment of within-year temporal turnoverGlobal Ecology and Biogeography, 23: 1225-1234. [link]

Iknayan, K.J., M.W. Tingley, B.J. Furnas, and S.R. Beissinger. 2014. Detecting diversity: emerging methods to estimate species diversityTrends in Ecology and Evolution, 29: 97-106. [link]
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Kurz, D.J., A.J. Nowakowski , M.W. Tingley , M.A. Donnelly , and D.S. Wilcove. 2014. 2014. Forest-land use complementarity modifies community structure of a tropical herpetofaunaBiological Conservation, 170: 246-255. [link]

Siegel, R.B., P. Pyle, J.H. Thorne, A.J. Holguin, C.A. Howell, S. Stock, and M.W. Tingley. 2014. Vulnerability of birds to climate change in California’s Sierra NevadaAvian Ecology and Conservation, 9: 7. [link]

CoverImageTingley, M.W., R.L. Wilkerson, M.L. Bond, C.A. Howell, and R.B. Siegel. 2014. Variation in Home-range Size of Black-backed WoodpeckersCondor: Ornithological Applications, 116(3): 325-340. [link]

Siegel, R.B., R.L. Wilkerson, M.W. Tingley, and C.A. Howell. 2014. Roost sites of the Black-backed Woodpecker in burned forestWestern Birds, 45: 296-303. [pdf]

McGrann, M.C., M.W. Tingley, J.H. Thorne, D.L. Elliott-Fisk, and A.M. McGrann. 2014. Heterogeneity in avian richness-environment relationships along the Pacific Crest TrailAvian Ecology and Conservation, 9(2): 8.


Tingley, M.W., L.D. Estes, and D.S. Wilcove. 2013. Comment: Climate change must not blow conservation off courseNature, 500: 271-272. [link]

Tingley, M.W. and S.R. Beissinger. 2013. Cryptic loss of montane avian richness and high community turnover over 100 years. Ecology, 94: 598-609. [pdf]

Bond, M.L., D.E. Lee, R.B. Siegel, and M.W. Tingley. 2013. Diet and home range size of California spotted owls in burned forestWestern Birds, 44: 114-126. [pdf]


Tingley, M.W., M.S. Koo, C. Moritz, A.C. Rush, and S.R. Beissinger.  2012.  The push and pull of climate change causes heterogeneous shifts in avian elevational rangesGlobal Change Biology,  18: 3279–3290. [link]

Monahan, W.B. and M.W. Tingley. 2012. Niche tracking and rapid establishment of distributional equilibrium in the House Sparrow show potential responsiveness of species to climate changePLoS ONE, 7: e42097. [pdf]

Shultz, A.J., M.W. Tingley, and R.C.K. Bowie.  2012.  A century of avian community turnover in an urban green space in northern California. Condor, 114: 258-267[link]


Tingley, M.W., W.B. Monahan, S.R. Beissinger, and C. Moritz.  2009.  Birds track their Grinnellian niche through a century of climate changeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106: 19637-19643. [link]
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Tingley, M.W. and S.R. Beissinger. 2009. Detecting range shifts from historical species occurrences: new perspectives on old data. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24: 625-633. [link]

Tingley, M.W., D.A. Orwig, R. Field, and G. Motzkin. 2002. Avian response to removal of a forest dominant: consequences of hemlock woolly adelgid infestations. Journal of Biogeography, 29: 1505-1516. [pdf]