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Janis Dickinson - History

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Molecular Ecology/Citizen Science
Animal Behavior and Ecology/ Avian Conservation

 

EDUCATION

YEAR DEGREE MAJOR UNIVERSITY
1987 Ph. D Entomology/Animal Behavior Cornell University
1981 B.S Biology Binghamton University

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

YEAR POSITION DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY
2016 – Professor of Citizen Science Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Cornell University
2005 – 2016 Arthur A. Allen Director of Citizen Science Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Cornell University
2011 – Professor Department of Natural Resources Cornell University
2011 – Professor Graduate Field of Neurobiology and Behavior Cornell University
2005 – 2011 Associate Professor Department of Natural Resources Cornell University
2005 - 2011 Associate Professor Graduate Field of Neurobiology and Behavior Cornell University
2003 - 2005 Associate Research Zoologist Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley
1995 - 2003 Assistant Research Zoologist Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley
1998 - fall Visiting Ecologist Spatial Ecology Program University of Helsinki
1992 - 1994 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley
1990 - 1992 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley
1989 - 1995 Research Associate Museum of Vertebrate Zoology UC Berkeley
1988 - 1989 Visiting Scientist Department of Genetics University of Cambridge
1987 - 1988 Maytag Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Zoology Arizona State University

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

YEAR POSITION
2015 Co-organizer, Ecological Functions in Suburban Landscapes Workshop, Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA, Nov. 5-8
2014 Elected Fellow, Animal Behavior Society
2014 Co-organizer of workshop on Human Computation, Wilson Center, D.C. June 18-20.
2014 National Research Council Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Meeting: Our Changing Globe: The Challenges and Value of Monitoring Earth Processes, Keck Center, Washington, D.C. May 12.
2014 National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, The Dynamics of Small Non-human Social Networks, Knoxville, TN, 6-8 March

2014 Participant/Advisor, Deep Time Charette, American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 20-21 February
2014 Advisory Board, Journal of Human Computation
2013 NSF panel member
2013 Handling Editor, Conservation Biology
2013 HCOMP3 Program Committee; Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
2012 Planning commission, World Bank funded CCRES (Capturing Coral Reef Ecosystem Services), Indonesia, January 2013
2012 Elected Fellow, California Academy of Sciences
2009 Elected Fellow, A.A.A.S.
2008 Cook Award for changing the climate for women at Cornell University
2008 Member, Education advisory board, Encyclopedia of Life, Harvard University  
2008-2011 Council member, American Ornithologist's Union  
2007-2009 Board Member, Cooper Ornithological Society  
2007- 2011 Member, National Phenology Network Working Group, Univ. of Milwaukee  
2006- 2007 Invited to Scifoo camp at Google, sponsored by Nature Publishing, Google, and O'Reilly Publishing
2006 Chair, Task force on highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza and impacts on wild birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
2005 - 2006 Content Adviser, "Conserving birds in human dominated landscapes: weaving a common future," Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, Spring Symposium.
2003 Elected Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union
2002 Etho-informatics workshop participant, Indiana University
2000 - 2004 Associate Editor, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Springer-Verlag
2000 - 2001 Associate Editor, Auk (published by American Ornithologists' Union)
1999 - 2003 Membership committee chair, Animal Behavior Society
1996 - 2002 Elected councilor, Executive Committee, International Society for Behavioral Ecology
1998 - 1999 National Science Foundation Animal Behavior Panel Member
1997 Elective member, American Ornithologist's Union
1996 - 1998 National Science Foundation, Dissertation Grant Panel Member
1998 Scientific Committee Chair, International Society for Behavioral Ecology Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, 27
2000-2004 Reviewer for Animal Behaviour, American Naturalist, Auk, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Condor, Ibis, J. Animal Ecology, J. Applied Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Proceedings of the Royal Society, The Ostrich, National Science Foundation. Member of AAAS, Animal Behavior Society, AOU, Cooper Ornithological Society, International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Sigma Xi.

 

GRANTS

TITLE DESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT YEARS
Principal Investigator Testing visibility and social identity models for changing sustainability norms Hatch-Smith-Lever 2015-2018
Co-principal Investigator A-Birds USDA OREI Award with Washington State University, Pullman (YardMap) 2015-2018
Principal Investigator Habitat Network The Nature Conservancy 2014-2016
Principal Investigator DIP:Potential for everyday learning in a virtual community - A design-based investigation National Science Foundation - Cyberlearning 2014-2017
Co-principal Investigator Exploring identity-based social influence on environmental behaviors in a socially networked mapping platform Atkinson Center Academic Venture Fund 2014-2016
Principal Investigator Can socially networked citizen science generate massively collective environmental behavior? Atkinson Center Rapid Response Fund 2012-2013
Principal Investigator Citizen science as an instrument for youth development across America Smith-Lever Fund 2011-2014
Principal Investigator YardMap apprentice program for undergraduates: Connecting Northeast farmers and land managers to sustainable practices through map-based social networking CALS Organic Agricultural Research, Teaching & Outreach Grant 2011
Principal Investigator The YardMap Network National Science Foundation - Informal Science Education 2009-2013
Principal Investigator Urban Bird Gardens Planning Grant National Science Foundation - Informal Science Education 2008-2009
Principal Investigator Delayed dispersal: teasing apart the effects of resources and parents National Science Foundation - Animal Behavior Program 2007-2010
Principal Investigator Unraveling the effects of mercury deposition and acid rain on forest-breeding bird species in New York Federal Formula Funds 2006-2008
Principal Investigator Celebrate
Urban Birds
Extension Funds 2006-2009
Co-Principal Investigator Citizen Science: A Model for Program Development and Evaluation National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program 2006-2007
Co-Principal Investigator Project NestWatch – a citizen science project National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program 2006-2010
Principal Investigator The role of winter sociality in the evolution of facultative social behavior National Science Foundation - Animal Behavior Program, Long Term Research in Environmental Biology 2001-2007
Principal Investigator Bioinformatics approaches to genetic resources at Hastings Reserve Genetic Resource Conservation program Grants, UC Davis 1989-2004
Principal Investigator A Ceramic Arts Center for the Jamesburg Family Coop Monterey Community Foundation: Rural outreach at Hastings Reserve, Monterey Community Foundation 1999
Principal Investigator Reproductive Options in a variable Social System National Science Foundation - Animal Behavior program 1995-1999
Principal Investigator Certainty of paternity and parental care in the western bluebird  NRSA 1992-1994
Principal Investigator Sexual conflict over mate guarding and extrapair paternity in western bluebirds National Science Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship in environmental biology 1990-1992
Principal Investigator Experimental tests of mate guarding in western bluebirds Ellis Bird Farm Research grant 1990-1992
Principal Investigator Extrapair paternity in the western
bluebird
North American Bluebird Society Grant 1990
Maytag Visiting Assistant Professor Postdoctoral Fellowship Arizona State University1987-1988
Student Proposal,
Co-Principal Investigator with George C. Eickwort (PI)
The costs and benefits of prolonged
mating in the
milkweed leaf beetle
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant 1985-1987

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Smith, M.G., Dickinson, J.L., Rush, A.W., Wade, A.L., and D.-S. Yang. 2017. Western bluebird parents preferentially feed hungrier nestlings in a design that balances location in the nest. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 1-7.

Dickinson, J.L., McLeod, P., Bloomfield, R., and S. Allred. 2016. Which moral foundations predict willingness to make lifestyle changes to avert climate change in the USA? PlosONE http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163852

Akçay, C., Arnold, J.A., Hambury, K.L. and J.L. Dickinson. 2016. Age discrimination of rival males in western bluebirds. Animal Cognition doi: 10.1007/s10071-016-1004-3.

Milligan, M. and J.L. Dickinson. 2016. Habitat quality and nest box occupancy by five species of oak woodland birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 133: 429-438.

Dickinson, J.L., Akcay, C., Ferree, E.D., and C.A. Stern. 2016. A hierarchical analysis of incest avoidance in a cooperative breeder. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1132-1140. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw020

Stern, C.A. and J.L. Dickinson. 2016. Effects of load-lightening and delayed extrapair benefits on the fitness consequences of helping behavior. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1078-1086. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw018

Michelucci, P. and J.L. Dickinson. 2016. The power of crowds: Combining the strengths of humans and machines to tackle increasingly hard problems. Science 351: 14-15.

Kobori, H., Dickinson, J.L., Washitani, I., Sakurai, R., Amano, T., Komatsu, N., Kitamura, W., Takagawa, S., Koyama, K., Ogawara, T., and A. Miller-Rushing. 2016. Citizen science: A new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation. Ecological Research DOI 10.1007/s11284-015-1314-y

Dickinson, J.L., Crain, R.L., Reeve, H.K., and J. Schuldt. 2015. Can deliberate design of citizen-science networks make it easier to be green? Sustainability Magazine. [Reprint of TREE article, 2013]

Wilson, E., Sullivan, P., and J.L. Dickinson. 2014. Spatial distribution of oak mistletoe as it relates to dispersal patterns of oak woodland frugivores. PlosONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111947.

Dickinson, J.L., Ferree, E., Stern, C.A., Swift R., and B. Zuckerberg. 2014. Delayed dispersal in western bluebirds: Teasing apart the importance of resources and parents. Behavioral Ecology 25: 843-851.

Crain, R.L., Cooper, C.B., and J.L. Dickinson. 2014.  Citizen Science: A tool for integrating studies of human and natural systems.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 39: 39: 641-665.

Akçay, C., Hambury, K.L., Arnold, J.A., Nevins, A., and J.L. Dickinson. 2014. Song sharing with neighbors and relatives in a cooperatively breeding songbird. Animal Behaviour 92:55-62.

Winkler, D.W., Ringelman, K.M., Dunn, P.O., Whittingham, L., Hussell, D.J.T, Clark, R.G., Johnson, L.S., Rose, A., Austin, S.H., Robinson, W.D., Lombard, M.P., Thorpe, P.A., Shutler, D., Robertson, Stager, M., Leonard, M., Dickinson, J., Horn, A.G., R.J., Ferretti, V., Massoni, V., Bulit, F., Reborada, J.C., Liljesthrom, M., Quiroga, M., Rakhimberdiev, E., and D.R. Ardia. 2014. Latitudinal variation in clutch size – lay date regressions in Tachycyneta swallows: effects of food supply or demography? Ecography 37: 1-9.

Ferree, E.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2014. Males that sire extra-pair young are also successful within-pair mates. Animal Behaviour 90:11-19.

Koenig, W.D., Liebold, A.M., Bonter, D.N., Hochachka, W., and J.L. Dickinson. 2013. Effects of Emerald Ashborer invasion on four species of birds. Biological Invasions 15: 2095-2103.

Dickinson, J.L., Crain, R.L., Reeve, H.K., and J. Schuldt. 2013. Can deliberate design of social networks make it easier to be green? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 561-569.

Akçay, C., Swift, R.J., Reed, V.A., and J.L. Dickinson. 2013. Vocal kin recognition in kin neighborhoods of western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 24:898-905. doi:10.1093/beheco/art018.

Dickinson, J.L., Crain, R.L., Yalowitz, S., and T. Cherry. 2013. How framing climate change influences interest in doing something about it. Journal of Environmental Education 44:145-158.

Cooper, C.B., Loyd, K. Murante, T., Savoca, M., and J.L. Dickinson. 2012. Natural history traits associated with detecting mortality within residential bird communities: Can citizen science provide insights? Environmental Management 50: 11-20.

Dickinson, J.L., Shirk, J., Bonter, D., Bonney, R., Crain, R.L., Martin, J., Phillips, T., and K. Purcell. 2012. The current state of citizen science as a tool for ecological research and public engagement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10: 291-297.

Zuckerberg, B.J., A. DesRochers, W.M. Hochachka, D. Fink, W.D. Koenig, and J.L. Dickinson. 2011. Overlapping landscapes: A persistent, but misdirected concern when collecting and analyzing ecological data. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76: 1072-1080.

Ferree, E.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2011. Natural extra-pair paternity matches receptivity patterns in unguarded females: Evidence for importance of female choice. Animal Behaviour 83: 1167-1173.

Abbot, P. et al. (137 authors) 2011. Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471: E1-E4.

Bushway, L.J., J.L. Dickinson, R.C. Stedman, L.P. Wagenet, D.A. Weinstein. 2011. Benefits, motivations, and barriers related to environmental volunteerism for older adults: Developing a research agenda. The International Journal for Research on Aging and Human Development 72: 189-206.

Zuckerberg, B., Bonter, D. N., Hochachka, W. M., Koenig, W. D., DeGaetano, A. T., Dickinson, J. L. 2011. Climatic constraints on wintering bird distributions are modified by urbanization and weather. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 403-413.

Koenig, W. D., Hochachka, W. M., Zuckerberg, B., Dickinson, J. L. 2010. Ecological determinants of American crow mortality due to West Nile virus during its North American sweep. Oecologia 163: 903-909.

Ferree, E., J.L. Dickinson, W. Rendell, C. Stern, and S. Porter. 2010. Hatching order explains extra-pair chick advantage in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 21: 802-807.

Dickinson, J.L., B. Zuckerberg, and D. Bonter. 2010. Citizen science as an ecological research tool: challenges and benefits. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 41: 149-172.

Bonter, D., B. Zuckerberg, and J.L. Dickinson. 2010. Invasive birds in a novel landscape: habitat associations and effects on established species. Ecography, Published Online: Oct 14 2009 6:46AM DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.06017.x.

Koenig, W.D., Knops, J.M.H., Dickinson, J.L., and B. Zuckerberg. 2009. Latitudinal decrease in acorn size in bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is due to environmental constraints, not avian dispersal. Botany, 87: 349-356.

Dickinson, J.L. 2009. The people paradox: self-esteem striving, immortality ideologies, and human response to climate change, Ecology and Society 14(1): 34. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss1/art34/.

Bonney, R., C. Cooper, J. Dickinson, S. Kelling, T. Phillips, K.V. Rosenberg, and J. Shirk. 2009. Citizen science: a new paradigm for increasing scientific knowedge and scientific literacy. BioScience, 59: 977-984.

Dickinson, J., Euaparadorn, M., Greenwald, K., Mitra, C., Shizuka, D. 2009. Cooperation and competition: nepotistic tolerance and intra-sexual aggression in western bluebird winter groups, Animal Behaviour, 77: 867-872.

Budden, A.E. and J.L. Dickinson. 2009. Signals of quality and age: the information content of multiple plumage ornaments in male western bluebirds, Sialia mexicana. Journal of Avian Biology, 40: 18-27.

Cooper, C.B., J. Dickinson, T. Phillips, R. Bonney. 2008. Using citizens to do science versus citizens and scientists.  Ecology and Society , 13 (2).

Ferree, E., Dickinson, J., D. Kleiber, C. Stern, J. Haydock, M.T. Stanback, V. Schmidt, L. Eisenberg, and C. Stolzenberg. 2008. Development and cross-species testing of western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) microsatellite primers. Molecular Ecology Resources , 8: 1348-1350.

Cooper, C.B., J. Dickinson, T. Phillips, R. Bonney. 2007. Citizen science as a tool for conservation in residential ecosystems.  Ecology and Society, 12 (2): 11.

Dickinson, J.L. 2007. Decoding dumping ducks.  Molecular Ecology, 16: 2610-2612.

Kleiber, D., Turner, J., Budden, A., and J.L. Dickinson.  2007. Interspecific egg-dumping by a violet-green swallow in an active western bluebird nest.  The Wilson Bulletin, 119: 126-127.

Koenig, W.D., Marcus, L., Scott, T.W., and J.L. Dickinson. 2007. West Nile Virus and breeding bird declines. Ecohealth, 4:18-24.
Kleiber, D., Kyle, K., Rockwell, S., and J.L. Dickinson. 2007.  Sexual competition and group size explain individual investment in winter territory defence in western bluebirds. Animal Behaviour, 73: 763-770.
Dickinson, J.L. and A. McGowan. 2005. Resource wealth drives family group living in western bluebirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 272: 2423 - 2428.
Shizuka, D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2005. Using molt limits to age western bluebirds. J. Field Ornithology. 76: 193-195
Saether, B.-E., Engen, S., Møller, A.P, Visser, M.E., Matthysen, E., Fiedler, W., Lambrechts, M.M., Becker, P.H. Brommer, J.E., Dickinson, J., du Feu, C., Gehlbach, F.R., Merila, J., Rendell, W., Robertson, R., Thomson, D.L., Torok, J. 2005. Time to extinction in bird populations. Ecology 86: 693-700.
Saether, B.-E., Engen, S., Møller, A.P, Weimerskirch, H., Visser, M., Fiedler, W., Matthysen, E., Lambrechts, M.M., Freckleton, R., Badyaev, A., Becker, P.H. Brommer, J.E., Bukacinski, D., Bukacinska, M., Christensen, H., Dickinson, J., du Feu, C., Gehlbach, F.R., Heg, D., Hotker, H., Merila, J., Nielsen, J.T., Rendell, W., Robertson, R.J., Thomson, D.L., Torok, J., and P. Van Hecke. 2004. Life history variation predicts the effects of demographic stochasticity on avian population dynamics. American Naturalist 164: 793-802.
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. Facultative sex ratio adjustment by western bluebird mothers with stay-at-home helpers-at-the-nest. Animal Behaviour 68: 373-380.
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. A test of the importance of direct and indirect fitness benefits for helping decisions in western bluebirds, Behavioral Ecology 15: 233-238.
Dickinson, J.L. and W.D. Koenig 2003. Desperately seeking similarity. Science 300: 1887-1889.
Dickinson, J.L. 2003. Male share of provisioning is not influenced by actual or apparent loss of paternity in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 14: 360-366.
Marks, J., J.L. Dickinson, and J. Haydock. 2002. Serial polyandry and alloparenting in Long-eared Owls. Condor 104: 202-204.
Dickinson, J.L. 2001. Extrapair copulations in western bluebirds: female receptivity depends on male age. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 423-429.
Kraaijeveld, K. and J.L. Dickinson. 2001. Family-based winter territoriality in western bluebirds: the structure and dynamics of winter groups. Animal Behaviour. 61: 109-117.
Dickinson, J.L., Kraaijeveld, K. and F. Smit-Kraaijeveld. 2000. Specialized extra-pair mating display in western bluebirds. Auk 117: 1078-1080.
Parker, P.G., Jones, T.C., Haydock, J., Dickinson, J.L., and B.D. Worden. 1999. Multilocus minisatellite DNA fingerprinting and cooperative breeding. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 108-111.
Marks, J., J.L. Dickinson, and J. Haydock. 1999. Genetic monogamy in semi-colonial Long-eared Owls. Condor 101: 854-859.
Dickinson, J.L. and W.W. Weathers. 1999. Replacement males in the western bluebird: opportunity for paternity, chick-feeding rules, and fitness consequences of male parental care. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 45: 201-209.
Dickinson, J.L. and J.J. Akre. 1998. Extrapair paternity, annual inclusive fitness, and within-group benefits of helping in the western bluebird. Molecular Ecology 7: 95-105.
Dickinson, J.L. 1997. Male detention affects extra-pair copulation frequency and pair behaviour in western bluebirds. Animal Behaviour 53: 561-571.
Dickinson, J.L. and M.L. Leonard. 1996. Mate attendance and copulatory behaviour in western bluebirds: evidence of mate guarding. Animal Behaviour 52: 981-992.
Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 1996. Nestling sex ratio variation in western bluebirds. Auk 113: 902-910.
Dickinson, J.L., W.D. Koenig, and F.A. Pitelka. 1996. The fitness consequences of helping behavior in the western bluebird. Behavioral Ecology 7: 168-177.
Leonard, M.L., J.L. Dickinson, A.G. Horn, and W. Koenig. 1995. An experimental test of offspring recognition in western bluebirds. Auk 112: 1062-1064.
Dickinson, J.L, J. Haydock, W.D. Koenig, M.T. Stanback, and F.A. Pitelka. 1995. Genetic monogamy in single-male groups of acorn woodpeckers. Molecular Ecology 4: 765-770.
Dickinson, J.L. 1995. Tradeoffs between postcopulatory riding and mate location in the blue milkweed beetle. Behavioral Ecology 6: 280-286.
Leonard, M.L., K.L. Teather, A.G. Horn, W.D. Koenig, and J.L. Dickinson. 1994. Provisioning in western bluebirds is not related to offspring sex. Behavioral Ecology 5: 455-459.
Dickinson, J.L. 1992. Scramble competition polygyny in the milkweed leaf beetle: combat, mobility, and the importance of being there. Behavioral Ecology 3: 32-41.
Dickinson, J. L. 1992. Egg cannibalism by larvae and adults of the milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis, Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Ecological Entomology 17: 209-218.
Dickinson, J.L. and P.P. Rabenold. 1992. Dispelling the skinny well myth. Fingerprint News 4: 3-4.
Koenig, W.D., Gowaty, P.A., and J.L. Dickinson. 1992. Boxes, barns, and bridges: confounding factors or exceptional opportunities in ecological studies? Oikos 63: 305-308.
Koenig, W.D., Albano, S.S., and J. L. Dickinson. 1991. Selection acting via components of fitness: or do larger male bullfrogs have greater hatching success? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 4: 309-320.
Rutowski, R. L., Dickinson, J.L., and B. Terkanian. 1991. Behavior of male desert hackberry butterflies, Asterocampa leilia (Nymphalidae) at perching sites used in mate location. Journal for Research on Lepidoptera 30: 129-139.
Dickinson, J.L. and C.E. McCulloch. 1989. Use of maximum likelihood estimation to apportion broods among potential sires. Animal Behaviour 38: 719-721.
Dickinson, J.L. and R. L. Rutowski. 1989. The function of the mating plug in the chalcedon checkerspot butterfly. Animal Behaviour 38: 154-162.
Rutowski, R.L. and J.L. Dickinson. 1989. The structure of the mating plug of the chalcedon checkerspot butterfly. Psyche 96: 279-285.
Dickinson, J.L. 1988. Determinants of paternity in the milkweed leaf beetle. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 23: 9-19.
Dickinson, J.L. 1986. Prolonged mating in the milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis): a test of the "sperm-loading" hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 18: 331-338.
Silberglied, R.E., J.G. Shepherd, and J.L. Dickinson. 1984. Eunuchs: the role of apyrene sperm in Lepidoptera? American Naturalist 123: 255-265.


EDITED BOOKS

Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2016. Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (In Press).
Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney (editors). 2012. Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Cornell University Press, Ithaca.
Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson (editors). 2004. Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Koenig, W.D., Dickinson, J.L., and S.T. Emlen. 2016. Cooperative breeding: A synthesis. In Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson (eds), Cooperative breeding in vertebrates: Long-term studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press .
Dickinson, J.L., Akçay, C., Ferree, E.D., and C.A. Stern. 2016. Western bluebirds: lessons from a marginal cooperative breeder. In Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson (eds), Cooperative breeding in vertebrates: Long-term studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (In Press).
Dickinson, J.L. and W.D. Koenig. 2016. Introduction. In Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson (eds), Cooperative breeding in vertebrates: Long-term studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (In Press).
Dickinson, J.L. and R.L. Crain. 2014. Socially networked citizen science and the crowdsourcing of environmental collective actions. In Agrawal, N., Lim, M., and Wigand, R. (eds), Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media. Hamburg: Springer-Verlag.
Fawcett, L. and J.L. Dickinson. 2013. Pyschological resilience, uncertainty, and biological conservation: Junctures between emotional knowledges, nature experiences, and environmental education. Pp. 159-186 in Krasny, M. and J. Dillon (eds), Trading Zones in Environmental Education, London, England: Peter Lang Publishing.
Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2013. Let’s get together: The evolution of social behavior. In Yasukawa, K., Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do what they Do, London: Praeger.
Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney. 2012. Introduction. Pp 1-14 in Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney (eds), Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Bonney, R. and J.L. Dickinson. 2012. Evolution and overview of internet-based citizen science. Pp 19-26 in Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney (eds), Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Triezenberg, H., B. Knuth, J.L. Dickinson, and Y.C. Yuan. 2012. Internet-based social networking and collective action models of citizen science: theory meets possibility. Pp 226-233 in Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney (eds), Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Purcell, K. and J.L. Dickinson. 2012. A gateway to science for all. Pp 191-200 in Dickinson, J.L. and R. Bonney (eds), Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2008. Cooperative breeding as an alternative reproductive tactic. Pp 451-470 in R. Oliveira, M. Taborsky and J. Brockmann (eds), Alternative Reproductive Tactics: an Integrative Approach. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Dickinson, J.L. and B.J. Hatchwell. 2004. Fitness conseqeuences of helping behavior. Pp 48-66 in: W.D. Koenig and J.L. Dickinson (eds) Evolution and Ecology of Cooperative Breeding in Birds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson. 2004. Introduction. Pp 1-4 in: W.D. Koenig and J.L. Dickinson (eds) Evolution and Ecology of Cooperative Breeding in Birds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Ekman, J., J.L. Dickinson, B.J. Hatchwell, and M. Griesser. 2004. Delayed dispersal. Pp 35-47 in: W.D. Koenig and J.L. Dickinson (eds) Evolution and Ecology of Cooperative Breeding in Birds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Dickinson, J.L. 1997. Multiple mating, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice in the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Pp 164-183 In B. J. Crespi & J. C. Choe, eds, Social Competition and Cooperation in Insects and Arachnids: Vol. I. Evolution of Mating Systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Dickinson, J.L. 1996. The behavior and ecology of Labidomera Chevrolat. Pp 323-335 In P. Jolivet, T. Hsaio, and M.L. Cox, eds, The Biology of the Chrysomelidae, III, SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam.

 

TECHNICAL ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Michelucci, P., J.L. Dickinson, L. Shanley, and H. Hirsh. 2014. A U.S. Roadmap for Human Computation: A Community Report from the 2014 Human Computation Roadmap Summit. Computing Community Consortium.
Stern, C.A. and J.L. Dickinson. 2010. Pigeons. In: Breed, M.D. and J. Moore (eds), Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour, Volume 2, pp 723-730.
Phillips, T. and J.L. Dickinson. 2009. Tracking the nesting success of North America’s breeding birds through public participation in NestWatch, Pp 633-640 in T.D. Rich, C. Arizmendi, D. Demarest, and C. Thompson (eds), Tundra to Tropics: Birds, Habitats and People, Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference, 13-16 February 2008, McAllen, TX. Partners in Flight.
Dickinson, JL and W.D. Koenig. (2009) Animal Social Behaviour. In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 31, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/550897/animal-social-behaviour

 

OUTREACH PUBLICATIONS
Stern, C., Dickinson, J.L., and E.D. Ferree. 2010. The importance of family for western bluebirds. Birdscope, 24: 3. [Reprinted in The Bluebird)
Lohnes, R. and J.L. Dickinson. 2008. Common Nighthawks No Longer Common: Can corporate partnerships bring them back? Birdscope, 22(2): 1.
Dickinson, J.L. and M. Chu. 2007. Animal funerals, Birdscope, 21: 8.
Dickinson, J.L. 2006. The future of citizen science: documenting environmental change,building communities, transforming landscapes for conservation. Birdscope, 19 (4): 6.
Dickinson, J.L., Cooper, C., and T. Phillips. 2006. Cautious or courageous: How bold are your birds? Birdscope, 19 (4): 7.
Dickinson, J.L. 2006. Personality profiles: when is boldness best? Carmel Valley Country Magazine, April Issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2006.  Your backyard birds count: so get out there and bring a buddy too!  Carmel Valley Country Magazine, February Issue, Carmel Valley, CA 
Dickinson, J.L. 2005.  Hastings Natural History News. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, October Issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, Carmel Valley Country MagazineJ.L. 2005. Old growth oak forest or vineyard clearcuts? Our choice. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, August issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. Return of the natives: a “grass roots” conservation project. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, July issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. Animal funerals: how much do animals feel? Carmel Valley Country Magazine, May issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. Wacky woodpeckers: Details of the most shocking alternative lifestyle in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, March 2005, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. What local folks should know about oaks. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, January 2005, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. Oak mistletoe: a keystone species with a fascinating history. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, December issue, Carmel Valley, CA
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. California tiger salamander listed as “federally threatened”. Carmel Valley Country Magazine, October issue, Carmel Valley, CA

TEACHING
2008 - 9 BIONB 7210 Graduate Seminar in Animal Behavior (team taught)
2014 BIONB 6702/NTRES 6702 Underpinnings and drivers of environmental behavior (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2013 BIONB 6702/NTRES 6702 Sexual selection and sperm competition (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2012 BIONB 6702/NTRES 6702 Graduate seminar: The evolution of cooperation (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2010 BIONB 6702/NTRES 6702 Graduate seminar: Social Networking Meets Evolution (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2009 BIONB 6702/NTRES 6702 Graduate seminar: The Evolution of Mutual Understanding (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2008 - 2014 BIONB 7210 Graduate Seminar in Animal Behavior (team taught)
2008 BIONB 7200/NTRES 6940 Graduate seminar: Animal Personality! (with Co-Instructor Walt Koenig)
2007 BIONB 221: Intro to Animal Behavior (team taught)
2006 BIOEE 759/NTRES 694 Seminar: Climate Change in Birds, Cornell University (with Co-Instructor André Dhondt)
2006 - 2008 BIOEE 758/NTRES 758 Ornithology Seminar, Cornell University (with Co-Instructors André Dhondt, Irby Lovette, and David Winkler)
2003 Instructor, IB144/Psych. 115B, Animal Behavior, UCB Graduate seminar in Behavioral Ecology, UCB Lecturer, IB 291, Museum and Field Techniques, UCB
1992 Team Lecturer, Animal Behavior, U.C. Berkeley (with Co-Instructors Eileen Lacey and Lucy Jacobs)
1990 Team Lecturer, Eco-ethology, U.C. Berkeley (with Lead Instructor George Barlow)
1987 - 1988 Instructor, Behavioral Ecology Seminar, Arizona State University
1981 - 1986 Laboratory Instructor, Cornell University: Introductory Biology (2 years), Introductory Entomology, Insect Morphology, Insect Physiology, Applied Entomology, Insects and Man

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING

YEAR COMMITTEE
2008 – Cornell University: Postdoctoral advisor to Caglar Akcay, mechanisms of kin-based sociality in western bluebirds (2011-); Elise Ferree, behavioral and molecular ecology, western bluebirds (2007-2010); Ben Zuckerberg, spatial/landscape ecology studies using citizen science data (2008-2011); Co-supervisor of Dr. Caren Cooper, Research Associate in Citizen Science and Bird Population Studies (2005-2008).
2006 – Cornell University: Special Committee Chair for Jake Blessing (M.S. student in DNR, 2011-2016), Esther Cline (Ph.D. student in NB&B, 2011), Jim Goetz (Ph.D. student in DNR, 2009-), Kristin Hook (Ph.D. student in NB&B, 2010-2016), Rebecca Lohnes (M.S./Ph.D. student in DNR, 2006-2009), Caitlin Stern (Ph.D. student in NB&B, 2006-2012), Taza Schaming (M.S. in DNR: 2007-2010; Ph.D. 2010-2016)
2006 – Cornell University: Minor Committee Member to Jennifer Shirk, Jamie Herring, Andrea Townsend, Heather Triezenberg, Becky Cramer, Jenelle Dowling, Jon Lambert, Josh Lapergola, Julie Miller, Jacqueline Dillard (Ph.D. students)
2002 - 2006 Minor Committee Member, Elise Feree, UC Santa Cruz, Ph.D. 2007, Major Professor: Bruce Lyon
2000 - 2004 UC Berkeley: Postdoctoral advisor to: Dr. Amber Budden, Dr. Andy McGowan, Dr. Andrew Zink
2000-
2003
Outside committee Member, Jennifer Pretare, Environmental Science and Policy Management, UC Berkeley, Ph.D. granted 2003, Major Professor: Don Dahlsten


SYMPOSIA AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
(Last five years only)

Dickinson, J.L. 2016. Two talks: one on citizen science and one on cooperation in western bluebirds, College of William and Mary, 30 Mar - 1 Apr, Williamsburg, VA.
Dickinson, J.L. 2015. Why kin selection is not dead: Evidence from a marginal cooperative breeder, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1 Apr, UCLA.
Dickinson, J.L. 2014. Can citizen science networks make it easier to be green? The Santa Fe Institute, 13 Oct, Santa Fe, NM.
Dickinson, J.L. 2014. Speaker on Citizen Science, International conference on data, information and knowledge for water governance in the networked society, EU SWAN Project, 10-13 June, Seville, Spain.
Dickinson, J.L. 2014. Speaker on Citizen Science, Crowds and Games workshop and meeting, Games for Change and Office of Science and Technology Policy, Eisenhower Center, Washington, D.C. 29 April - 1 May.
Dickinson, J.L. 2014. Web-based citizen science for combined study of natural and human systems. Keynote Address, Ecologicial Society of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan, 8-11 March.
Dickinson, J.L. 2013. Citizen science: Public participation in environmental research. Ecology Seminar, University of Huelva, Spain, March.
Dickinson, J.L. 2013. Western bluebirds and their relationship with Oak Misteltoe. Ecology Seminar, University of Huelva, Spain, March.
Dickinson, J.L. 2012. The power of the crowd: Socially networked citizen science as an integrative tool for emergent conservation research and management. Emerging issues conference of the Ecological Society of America, 27 February – 1 March, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Virginia.
Dickinson, J.L. 2011. “Beyond the people paradox: How do we support human capacity to engage with dire environmental problems,” Keynote, Ernest Becker Foundation, Seattle, WA, 21 October.
Dickinson, J.L. 2011. “Eyes in the field, boots on the ground: Citizen Science,” Panel, SXSW Eco Conference, Austing, Texas, 5 October.
Dickinson, J.L. 2011. “Under the mistletoe; The evolution of families in western bluebirds,” Lectures of the Linnaean Society of New York, 22 March.
Dickinson, J.L. and B. Selman. 2011. “Crossing Boundaries with Citizen Science,” Co-organized and spoke at a 180-minute symposium on citizen science at the 2011 AAAS Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dickinson, J.L., R. Crain, and Chris Marx. 2010. “A 3D YardMap in Google Earth: Cool tools to promote sustainable living through citizen science.” Googleplex, 28 July.
Dickinson, J.L. 2009. “Citizen Science: Building citizen-refuge connections for bird conservation.” 21 February, Friends of the Wildlife Refuges meeting, Washington D.C.
Dickinson, J.L. 2009. “Citizen Science: Joining science and people for bird conservation,” Vassar Brothers Institute, Science in Your Life series,” 11 February.
Dickinson, J.L. 2008. “Citizen Science: Joining Science and People for Birds,” Keynote at For Our Birds 2008: Sharing Science Conservation, and Education about Birds, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. Canada, 15 Nov.
Dickinson, J.L. 2008. Citizen Science for science and community,” New York State Council for the Environment, Keynote at St. Lawrence University, 11 October.
Purcell, K. & J.L. Dickinson. 2008. Celebrate urban birds: Exploring gateways to science for all. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, SYMP 9 - Linking Scientists With Non-Traditional Public Audiences to Enhance Ecological Thought, August, Milwaukee, WI.
Dickinson, J.L. 2007. "The opportunities and challenges of citizen science ," Northeast Bird Monitoring Workshop, Patuxent, Laurel, MD, 5 October.
Dickinson, J.L. 2007. Two talks: "Wealth and family: mistletoe and the stay-at-home sons of western bluebirds," and "The future of bluebird conservation: why we need a centralized database and what NestWatch can do for you," Bluebird partnerships: The science of bluebirds; North American Bluebird Society Meeting, Athens, GA, 20 and 22 September.
Dickinson, J.L. 2007. "Tracking variation in complex life history traits," National Phenology Network Workshop, Milwaukee, WI, August 28.
Dickinson, J.L. 2007. "Environmental and social determinants of behavioral variability: examples from western bluebirds," Departmental Seminar, Ecology and Evolution, SUNY Stony Brook, March 7.
Dickinson, J.L. 2007. Theodosia Hamilton Hadley seminar in Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, Public Lecture: "Citizen science: what the public can bring to real science in residential landscapes;" Deparatmental Seminar: "Rules for life: behavioral decisions and the varied social behaviors of western bluebirds," Feb 1-2.
Dickinson, J.L. 2006. "Environmental and social determinants of behavioral variability," Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Monday Night Seminar Series, Oct 2.
Dickinson, J.L. 2006. Poster presentation on“Urban Bird Studies” at the 12th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition & Reception, 7 June 2006, Capitol Hill.
Dickinson, J.L. 2006. “Where the people are: Citizen Science as a conservation tool in human dominated landscapes,” Conserving birds in human dominated landscapes: weaving a common future, Spring Symposium, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, April 27-29.
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. “Citizen Science: empowering the global conservation community,” Department of Natural Resources and Cornell Lab of Ornithology Seminar, Cornell University, June.
Dickinson, J.L. 2005. “Winter resource wealth drives delayed dispersal in western bluebirds,” Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, March.
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. “The UC Natural Reserves: safe havens for the study and preservation of biodiversity,” University of California Alumni Camp – The Lair of the Golden Bear, August.
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. “Vision for Citizen Science at Cornell, Department of Natural Resources and Cornell Lab of Ornithology,” Cornell University, June.
Dickinson, J.L. 2004. “Mistletoe wealth: the key to delayed dispersal in western bluebirds,” Department of Natural Resources and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, June.
Dickinson, J.L. 2003. “Mistletoe as a determinant of survival and reproductive success in western bluebirds,” Department of , University of California, Santa Cruz, March.
Dickinson, J.L. 2001. “Western bluebird family group living: dependence on mistletoe in central California,” School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan, March.

 
CONTRIBUTED PAPER PRESENTATIONS
(Last five years only)

YEAR PRESENTATION
2013 Dickinson, J.L. and E.D. Ferree, " Extrapair paternity in the absence of tradeoffs in the western bluebird," Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Boulder, Colorado.
2012 Dickinson, J.L., “Hierarchical kin recognition in western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Lund, Sweden.
2011 Dickinson, J.L., B. Zuckerberg, E.D. Ferree, and C.A. Stern, “Delayed dispersal in western bluebirds: Resources and parents,” American Ornithologists’ Union Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
2010 Dickinson, J.L. & E.D. Ferree, “Competition, nepotism, and food: fitness consequences of kin-based winter territoriality for western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Perth, Australia.
2010 Ferree, E.D. & J.L. Dickinson, “Lifetime survival and reproductive success of extra-pair and within-pair Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana),” Wilson Ornithological Society Meeting, May, Geneva, NY.
2009 Ferree, E.D. & J.L. Dickinson. “Non-genetic effects masquerade as genetic benefits in western bluebirds,” Animal Behavior Society, Brazil.
2009 Shen, Sheng-Feng, Dickinson, J.L. “Winter territorial defense as a collective action in western bluebirds," American Ornithologists Union Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
2008 Poster: Stern, C., Reeve, K., Dickinson, J.L. “The influence of help on reproductive effort within cooperative groups," International Society for Behavioral Ecology.
2005 Posters: Kleiber, D., Rockwell, S., Kyle, K., & Dickinson, J.L. “Factors influencing the intensity of defense by members of western bluebird winter groups.” Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
2005 Dickinson, J.L. & A. Budden, “ Delayed plumage maturation and multiple signals: teasing apart age, condition, and performance in western bluebirds.” Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
2004 Talks: Dickinson, J.L. & A. McGowan, “Mistletoe wealth drives delayed dispersal in western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
2004 Dickinson, J.L. & A. McGowan, “Mistletoe wealth drives delayed dispersal in western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Jyvaskyla, Finland Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2002 Talks: Dickinson, J.L., “Why local competition for mates outstrips "repayment" in predicting facultative sex ratio adjustment in western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Montreal,Canada.
2002 Graham, C. & J.L. Dickinson, “Habitat use in western bluebirds in California’s oak savannah,” American Ornithologist’s Union, New Orleans, LA.
2001 Talk: Dickinson, J.L., “Breeding constraints explain facultative sex ratio adjustment in western bluebirds,” Animal Behavior Society, Corvallis, Oregon.
2000 Talk: Dickinson, J.L., “Extrapair copulations and paternal care in western bluebirds,” International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Zurich, Switzerland.


MEDIA

YEAR ACTIVITY
2007 IT Conversations: Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators - http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3643.html
2006 Nature Podcast (near middle):http://www.nature.com/nature/
podcast/v442/n7105/nature-2006-08-24.mp3
2006 Maker Faire: 22-23 April Marketing event in San Mateo CA ("Bluebird Nest Box Construction and Monitoring &
Citizen Science ") http://www.makezine.com/pub/ev/271
2005 Featured in 8-part BBC Radio4 series "The Rules of Life" with Aubrey Manning. Near end of programme 5, 'Happy Families,' aired fall 2005 - Winter 2006 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
science/rulesoflife.shtml

 

NONACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

YEAR ACTIVITY
2005 Participant, Jazzmasters Workshop Ensemble, fiddle improvisation, weekly with Bruce Forman
2002-3 Student, Ceilidh Trail School (Cape Breton Fiddle), Inverness, Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada, with Buddy MacMaster, Richard Wood, J.P. Cormier, Joe Cormier, Brenda Stubbert.
2001 Student, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp, Ben Lomond, CA, with Alasdair Fraser, Annbørg Lien, and Howie MacDonald.

Contact Information

Janis L. Dickinson
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Rd, Ithaca NY 14850
Office: 607 - 254-2194
jld84@cornell.edu
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Photo Credits

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