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Education

  • Tulane University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, PhD, 2016-present
  • Appalachian State University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MS, 2013-2015
  • Appalachian State University, Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental, BS, 2011-2013
  • Sandhills Community College, AS, 2009-2011

Publications

  1. Tisdale, AC, JA Jones, K Aldinger, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, DJ McNeil, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. Geography and age influence plumage ornamentation of male golden-winged warblers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, in press.
  2. Albers, AN, JA Jones, and L Siefferman. Behavioral differences among eastern bluebird populations may be a consequence of tree swallow presence. 2017. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5:116. Link.
  3. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. 2017. Multiple plumage ornaments as signals of resource holding potential and aggression in golden-winged warblers. Ethology, 123: 145-156. Link
  4. McNeil, DJ, KR Aldinger, MH Bakermans, JA Lehman, AC Tisdale, JA Jones, PB Wood, DA Buehler, CG Smalling, JL Larkin. An evaluation and comparison of conservation guidelines for an at-risk migratory songbird. Global Ecology and Conservation, 9:90-103. Link
  5. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, JL Tucker, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. 2016. A case of mistaken identity: Understanding the stimulus of agonism between two wood warblers. Animal Behaviour, 114: 81-91. Link
  6. Jones, JA, MR Harris, and L Siefferman. 2014. Physical habitat quality and interspecific competition interact to influence territory settlement and reproductive success in a cavity nesting bird. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2:71. Link
  7.  Jones, JA and L Siefferman. 2014. Agonistic behaviors between chestnut-sided (Setophaga pensylvanica) and golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are unlikely a result of plumage misidentification. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 126(4):708-716. Link

Publications in prep / in review:

  1. Kramer, GR, DE Andersen, DA Buehler, PB Wood, SM Peterson, JA Lehman, KR Aldinger, LP Bulluck, S Harding, JA Jones, J Loegering, D Miles, C Smalling, R Vallender and HM Streby. Population trends in Neartic-Neotropical migrant warblers are linked to strong migratory connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesin review.
  2. Bakermans, MH, KR Aldinger, DA Buehler, JA Jones, J Lehman, DJ McNeil Jr., L Siefferman, CG Smalling, AC Tisdale, PB Wood, and JL Larkin. Assessing use of Golden-winged Warbler as a surrogate species across management practices throughout the Appalachian Mountains region. Forest Ecology and Management, in review.

Popular Science and Agency Reports:

  1. MR Harris, L Siefferman, JA Jones, and MM Gangloff. 2016. Evaluation of the North Carolina Species (Conservation Status) Assessment Tool. Report to: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
  2. JA Jones, MR Harris, and L Siefferman. 2015. How tree swallows and habitat quality influence bluebird breeding success. Bluebird Notes, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, 30, 1-2. Link

Select Grants and Awards

  1. Tulane Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Research Grant
  2. Tulane University: Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Fellowship
  3. Hesse Award, American Ornithologists’ Union
  4. Sigma Xi, Most Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Appalachian State Local Chapter
  5. Eugene P. Odum Award, Ecological Society of America, Southeast Chapter Award for most outstanding oral presentation; presented at the Association of Southern Biologists (ASB) meeting
  6. Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research #480757

Scientific Conference Presentations

  1. Jones, JA, J Boersma, E Enbody, J Karubian. Ecological correlates of behavioural and social change in dichromatic Papuan fairywrens. Poster Presentation. American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists: East Lansing, MI.
  2. Jones, JA, J Boersma, E Enbody, J Karubian. Ecological determinants of phenotypic divergence in female coloration of Papuan fairywrens. Poster Presentation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: New Orleans, LA. January 2017. Poster PDF.
  3. Boersma, J, E Enbody, JA Jones, J Karubian, and H Schwabl. Androgens and the evolution of plumage and behavioral phenotypes in a tropical passerine. Poster Presentation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology: New Orleans, LA. January 2017.
  4. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, JL Tucker, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. 2016. A case of mistaken identity: Understanding the stimulus of agonism between two golden-winged and chestnut-sided warblers. North American Ornithological Conference VI: Washington, DC. August 2016. Received press attention from Cornell’s All About Birds event summary page for NAOC VI.
  5. Jones, JA, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. Applications of behavioral and community research for golden-winged warbler conservation. Oral presentation. American Ornithologist’s Union / Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting: Norman, OK. July 2015.
  6. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. Ecological and behavioral consequences of sympatry between golden-winged and chestnut-sided warblers. Poster presentation. 18th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors: Boone, NC. April 2015. Awarded Sigma Xi best poster on interdisciplinary research.
  7. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. Ecological and behavioral consequences of sympatry between golden-winged and chestnut-sided warblers. Oral presentation. Association of Southeastern Biologists: Chattanooga, TN. April 2015. Awarded best oral presentation on ecological research by the Southeastern chapter of the Ecological Society of America.
  8. Jones, JA, AC Tisdale, CG Smalling, and L Siefferman. Ecological and behavioral consequences of sympatry between golden-winged and chestnut-sided warblers. Poster presentation. 51st Animal Behaviour Society Conference: Princeton, NJ. August 2014. Poster PDF
  9. Tisdale, AC, JA Jones, L Siefferman, CG Smalling, MH Bakermans, JL Larkin, D Buehler, P Wood, K Aldinger, DJ McNeil, and J Lehman. Habitat quality, male plumage, and reproductive output in golden-winged warblers. Poster presentation. 51st Animal Behaviour Society Conference: Princeton, NJ. August 2014.
  10. Jones, JA, MR Harris, and L Siefferman. Past territory use predicts habitat quality and aggressive behaviors in eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis). Poster presentation. American Ornithologist’s Union. August 2013. Poster PDF

Invited Presentations

  1. Jones, JA. A case of mistaken identity: Understanding the stimulus of aggression between two sympatric warblers. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology EcoLunch presentation, Tulane University: New Orleans. September 2016.
  2. Jones, JA. A case of mistaken identity: Understanding the stimulus of aggression between two sympatric warblers. Master’s Thesis Seminar, Appalachian State University: Boone, NC. November 2015.
  3. Jones, JA. Ecological and behavioral consequences of sympatry between golden-winged and chestnut-sided warblers. Sigma Xi Annual Banquet, Appalachian State University Local Chapter: Boone, NC. April 2015.
  4. Jones, JA. Golden-winged warblers of the southern Appalachians: A behavioral approach to a conservation priority. Carolina Bird Club: Hendersonville, NC. May 2014.
  5. Jones, JA, MR Harris, and L Siefferman. Physical and social environment interact to influence territory settlement and reproductive success in bluebirds. North Carolina Bluebird Society: Fayetteville, NC. April 2014.
  6. Jones, JA and AC Tisdale. Golden-winged warbler working group. High Country Audubon Society: Boone, NC. October 2013.

Teaching Positions and Employment History

  • Adjunct Supplemental Instructor at Appalachian State University, Spring 2016: labs for Global climate change and Earth’s life & Intro Biology II
  • North Carolina Conservation Status Protocol Assessment, August 2015 – February 2016; See agency reports
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at Appalachian State University2013-2015: labs for Ecology, Ornithology, Intro Biology II
  • Biological Field Technician for Audubon North Carolina, Summer 2013, 2014

Synergistic Activities

  • ReviewerI have served as a manuscript reviewer for three manuscripts (Wilsons Journal of Ornithology (x2) and Journal of Field Biology) since my first publication in 2014.
  • Student Mentorship ­­– I have trained six undergraduates and one masters student to track, mist-net, and band birds between 2014-2015, who received course credit in avian field biology at Appalachian State University. I have additionally guided numerous students from Ecology, Ornithology, and Animal Behavior courses to design projects centered on eastern bluebird/tree swallow nest-box competition. Finally, I have trained several students (undergraduate and masters) to operate a spectrometer to record color reflectance data in bird feathers and amphibians.
  • Outreach ­– I have given guest lectures for Animal Behavior (x1), Ecology (x2), Ornithology (x1), Introductory Biology for Majors (x3). I have helped orchestrate and lead two festivals in Watauga Co., NC (Boone Annual Boone Birding Festival and Heritage Festival) for raising awareness for local avian and amphibian communities, with focus on conservation and outreach to children. I have presented to my local Audubon chapter about golden-winged warbler conservation.

Updated: 7 Nov 2017

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