Recent (Past ~5 Years) Publications

Underlined = Amherst College undergraduate co-author

Clotfelter, E.D., Lapidus, S.J.H. and Brown, A.C. In press. The effects of temperature and dissolved oxygen on antioxidant defences and oxidative damage in the fathead minnow Pimephales promelas.  Journal of Fish Biology.

Montgomery, T.M., Brown, A.C., Gendelman, H.K., Ota, M. and Clotfelter, E.D. In press. Exposure to 17α-ethinyl estradiol decreases motility and ATP in sperm of male fighting fish Betta splendens. Environmental Toxicology.

Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2012. Fighting fish (Betta splendens) bubble nests do not inhibit microbial growth. Journal of Experimental Zoology 317: 481-487. (Cover story)

Stevenson, L.M., Brown, A.C., Montgomery, T.M. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2011.  Reproductive consequences of exposure to waterborne phytoestrogens in male fighting fish Betta splendens. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60: 501-510.

Clotfelter, E.D., McNitt, M.M., Carpenter, R.E. and Summers, C. 2010. Modulation of monoamine neurotransmitters in fighting fish Betta splendens exposed to waterborne phytoestrogens. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 36: 933-943.

Ardia, D.R., Pérez, J.H. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2010. Experimental cooling during incubation leads to reduced innate immunity and body condition in nestling tree swallows.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 1881-1888.

Lin, S.M., Nieves-Puigdoller, K., Brown, A.C., McGraw, K.J. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2010. Testing the carotenoid trade-off hypothesis in the polychromatic Midas cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83: 333-342.

Morrison, E.S., Ardia, D.R. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2009. Cross-fostering reveals sources of variation in innate immunity and hematocrit in nestling tree swallows. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 573-578.

Kuperberg, E.S., Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2009. Body condition in male Betta splendens does not predict their ability to perform opercular displays under hypoxic conditions. Ethology 115: 1182-1189.

Blakeslee, C., McRobert, S.P., Brown, A.C. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2009. The effect of body coloration and group size on social partner preferences in female fighting fish (Betta splendens). Behavioural Processes 80: 157-161.

Ardia, D.R., Pérez, J.H., Chad, E.K. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2009. Temperature and life history: experimental heating leads female tree swallows to modulate egg temperature and incubation behavior.  Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 3-14.

Pérez, J.H., Ardia, D.R., Chad, E.K. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2008. Experimental heating reveals nest temperature affects nestling condition in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Biology Letters 4: 468-471.

Clotfelter, E.D. 2008. Frequency-dependent performance and handedness in professional baseball players. Journal of Comparative Psychology 122: 68-72.

Clotfelter, E.D. and Hollis, K.L. 2008. Cognition in domestic dogs: object permanence and social cueing. The American Biology Teacher 70: 293-298.

Clotfelter, E.D., Ardia, D.R. and McGraw, K.J. 2007. Red fish, blue fish: trade-offs between pigmentation and immunity in Betta splendens. Behavioral Ecology 18: 1139-1145.

Clotfelter, E.D., Pedersen, A.B., Cranford, J.A., Ram, N., Snajdr, E.A., Nolan Jr., V. and Ketterson, E.D. 2007. Acorn mast drives long-term dynamics of rodent and songbird populations. Oecologia 154: 493-503.

Clotfelter, E.D., O’Hare, E.P., McNitt, M.M., Carpenter, R.E. and Summers, C.H. 2007. Serotonin decreases aggression via 5-HT1A receptors in the fighting fish Betta splendens. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 87: 222-231.

Ardia, D.R. and Clotfelter, E.D. 2007. Individual quality and age affect responses to an energetic constraint in a cavity-nesting bird. Behavioral Ecology 18: 259-266.

Clotfelter, E.D., Chandler, C.R., Nolan, V. Jr. and Ketterson, E.D. 2007. The influence of exogenous testosterone on the dynamics of nestling provisioning in dark-eyed juncos. Ethology 113: 18-25.

Clotfelter, E.D. and Kuperberg, E.S. 2007. Cerebral lateralization and its relationship to phylogeny and aggression in anabantoid fishes. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 69: 169-175.