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Melinda Weaver

Melinda Weaver

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402

Journal Articles


Weaver, M., S. Gao and K. McGraw. 2018. Circulating corticosterone levels vary during exposure to anthropogenic stimuli and show weak correlation with behavior across an urban gradient in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 266(Sep):52-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.04.017. (link )

Weaver, M., R. A. Ligon, M. Mousel and K. McGraw. 2018. Avian anthrophobia? Behavioral and physiological responses of house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus) to human and predator threats across an urban gradient. Landscape and Urban Planning 179(Nov):46-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.07.001. (link )


Cook, M. O., M. J. Weaver, P. Hutton and K. McGraw. 2017. The effects of urbanization and human disturbance on problem solving in juvenile house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71:Art. 85. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-017-2304-6. (link )



Weaver, M. and K. McGraw. 2016. Bold urbanites and shy hilllbillies? Variation in novel environment exploration in Haemorhous mexicanus. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )


Weaver, M., K. J. McGraw and M. Mousel. 2013. Avian anthrophobia? Stress response of House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus) across an urban gradient in the presence of humans. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )


Weaver, M., M. Giraudeau and K. J. McGraw. 2012. Response to predator scent by House Finches across an urban-rural gradient. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )