Janet’s Scientific Publications

Janet is a retired research ornithologist and has published scientific journal articles on subjects related to grassland birds, migration ecology, and landbird conservation.

Ruth, J.M., W.A. Talbot, and E. Krabbe Smith. 2020. Behavioral response to high temperatures in a desert grassland bird: use of shrubs as thermal refugia. Western North American Naturalist 80:265-275.

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Ruth, J. M. and J. Kitting. 2018.  Nestling development and aging of Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow. Arizona Birds 2018:1-13.

Ruth, J. M. and S. K. Skagen. 2018. Reproductive response of Arizona Grasshopper Sparrows to weather patterns and habitat structure. The Condor 120:596-616.

Ruth, J. M. and S. K. Skagen. 2017. Territory and nest site selection patterns by Grasshopper Sparrows in southeastern Arizona. The Condor 119:469-483.

Ruth, J.M. 2017. Life history attributes of Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus) and comparisons with other North American subspecies. The American Midland Naturalist 178:64-81.

Ruth, J.M. 2015. Status assessment and conservation plan for the Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum). Version 1.0 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lakewood, CO. 109 pp.

Ruth, J.M., T.R. Stanley, and C.E. Gordon. 2014. Associations of wintering birds with habitat in semidesert and plains grasslands in Arizona. The Southwestern Naturalist 59:199-211.

Ruth, J.M., R.H. Diehl, and R.KI. Felix Jr. 2012. Migrating birds’ use of stopover habitat in the southwestern United States. The Condor 114:698-710.

Ruth, J.M. and K.V. Rosenberg. 2009. Partners in Flight research needs assessment summary. Pages 23-33 In Proceedings of the International Partners in Flight Conference: Tundra to Tropics. 13-16 February 2008. McAllen, TX.  Partners in Flight.

Fitzgerald, J.A., W.E. Thogmartin, R. Dettmers, T. Jones, C. Rustay, J. M. Ruth, F. R. Thompson III, and T. Will. 2009. Application of models to conservation planning for terrestrial birds in North America. Chapter 22 – Pages 593-624. In Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes (Eds. J. J. Millspaugh and F. R. Thompson III). Academic Press, Burlington, MA.

Ruth, J.M. 2008. Distribution and abundance of breeding Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus) in the southwestern United States: past, present, and future.  Studies in Avian Biology 37:113-124.

Felix, Jr., R.K., R.H. Diehl, and J.M. Ruth. 2008. Seasonal passerine migratory movements over the arid Southwest. Studies in Avian Biology 37:126-137.

Pyle, P., S.L. Jones, and J.M. Ruth. 2008. Molt and aging criteria for four North American grassland passerines. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Biological Technical Publication, FWS/BTP-R6011-2008. Washington, D.C.

Ruth, J.M. (editor) 2007. Applying radar technology to migratory bird conservation and management: strengthening and expanding a collaborative. Fort Collins, Colo., U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, Open-File Report 2007–1361, 84 p.

Ruth, J.M., Barrow, W.C., Sojda, R.S., Dawson, D.K., Diehl, R.H., Manville, A., Green, M.T., Krueper, D.J., and Johnston, S. 2005. Advancing migratory bird conservation and management by using radar: An interagency collaboration. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, Open-File Report 2005-1173, 12 p.

Ruth, J.M., D.R. Petit, J.R. Sauer, M.D. Samuel, F.A. Johnson, M.D. Fornwall, C.E. Korschgen, and J.P. Bennett. 2003. Science for avian conservation: priorities for the new millennium. The Auk 120:204-211.

Ruth, J.M. and T.R. Stanley. 2002. Breeding habitat use by sympatric and allopatric populations of Wilson’s Warblers and Yellow Warblers. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:412-419.

Ruth, J.M. 2000. Cassin’s Sparrow status assessment and conservation plan. Biological Technical Publication BTP-R6002-2000. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. Denver, CO.

Ruth, J.M. 1995. Effects of vegetative structure and surrounding land-uses on avian communities in the floodplain forests of Maryland. Ph.D. Dissertation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.