Publications

* Authors listed in italics are former students who have worked in the Powers lab.

Casotti, G., T. Waldron, G. Misquith, D. Powers, and L. Slusher. 2007. Expression and localization of an aquaporin-1 homologue in the avian kidney and lower intestinal tract. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 147:355-362. Download

Ficken, M. S.,  K. S. Rusch, S. J. Taylor, and D. R. Powers.  2002.  Reproductive behavior and communication in Blue-throated Hummingbirds.  Wilson Bulletin 114:197-209. Download

Ficken, M. S., K. S. Rusch, S. J. Taylor, and D. R. Powers.  2000.  Blue-throated Hummingbird song:  a pinnacle of non-oscine vocalizations. Auk 117:120-128. Download

McWhorter, T. J., D. R. Powers, C. Martinez del Rio. 2003.  Are Hummingbirds Facultatively Ammonotelic?  Nitrogen Excretion and Requirements as a Function of Body Size.  Physiological & Biochemical Zoology 76:731-743. Download

Powers, D. R. 1987. Effects of variation in food quality on the breeding territoriality of the male Anna’s hummingbird. Condor 89:103-111.  Download

Powers, D. R. 1991.  Diurnal variation in mass, metabolic rate, and respiratory quotient in Anna’s and Costa’s Hummingbirds.  Physiological Zoology 64:860-880. Download

Powers, D. R.  1992.  Effect of temperature and humidity on evaporative water loss in Anna’s Hummingbird (Calype anna).  Journal of Comparative Physiology B 162:74-84. Download

Powers, D. R. 1996.  Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens).  In The Birds of North America (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.).  Philadelphia:  The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.:  The American Ornithologists’ Union.

Powers, D. R.  1999.  Family Trochilidae (Hummingbirds).  Pp. 536-680 In:  Del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J., eds. (1999).  Handbook of the Birds of the World.  Vol. 5.  Barn owls to hummingbirds.  Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Powers, D. R. 1999.  Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris).  In The Birds of North America, No. 430 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.).  The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Powers, D. R.  2004.  The impact of social interactions on torpor use in hummingbirds.  In Life in the Cold:  Evolution, Mechanisms, Adaptation, and Application.  Twelfth International Hibernation Symposium (Barns, B. M, and Carey, H. V. eds.).  Biological Papers of the University of Alaska, number 27.  Fairbanks, AK, USA:  Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska. Download

Powers, D. R., A. R. Brown, and J. A. Van Hook.  2003.  The influence of normal daytime fat deposition on laboratory measurements of torpor use in territorial vs. non-territorial hummingbirds.  Physiological & Biochemical Zoology 76:389-397. Download

Powers, D. R. and T. Conley. 1994.  Metabolic rate and food consumption of two sympatric hummingbird species in southeastern Arizona.  Condor 96:141-150. Download

Powers, D. R., P. W. Getsinger, B. W. Tobalske, S. M. Wethington, S. D. Powers, and D. R. Warrick.  2012.  Respiratory evaporative water loss during hovering and forward flight in hummingbirds.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 161:279-285. Download

Powers, D. R. and T. McKee.  1994.  The effect of food availability on time and energy expenditures of territorial and non-territorial hummingbirds.  Condor 96:1064-1075. Download

Powers, D. R. and K. A. Nagy. 1988. Field metabolic rate and food consumption by free-living Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna). Physiological Zoology 61:500-506. Download

Powers, D. R., J. A. Van Hook, E. A. Sandlin, and T. J. McWhorter. 2010. An examination of arthropod foraging in a southeastern Arizona hummingbird guild.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:494-502. Download

Tobalske, B. W., D. L. Altshuler, and D. R. Powers.  2004.  Take-off mechanics in hummingbirds (Trochilidae).  Journal of Experimental Biology 207:1345-1352. Download

Tobalske, B. W., A. A. Biewener, D. R. Warrick, T. L. Hedrick, and D. R. Powers.  2010.  Effects of flight speed upon muscle activity in hummingbirds.  Journal of Experimental Biology 213:2515-2523. Download

Tobalske, B. W., D. R. Warrick, C. J. Clark, D. R. Powers, T. L. Hedrick, G. A. Hyder, and A. A. Biewener.  2007.  Three-dimensional kinematics of hummingbird flight.  Journal of Experimental Biology 210:2368-2382. Download

Warrick, D., B. W. Tobalske, and D. R. Powers.  2005.  Aerodynamics of the hovering hummingbird.  Nature 435:1094-1097. Download

Warrick, D., B. W. Tobalske, and D. R. Powers.  2009. Lift production in the hovering hummingbird.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276:3747-3752. Download

Warrick, D. R., B. W. Tobalske, D. R. Powers, and M. H. Dickinison.  2007.  The aerodynamics of hummingbird flight.  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 41:1-5. Download

 


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