Prof. Dr. Mark Erno Hauber 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 2021 - September 2021 Fellow
January 2021 - April 2021 Fellow

Projects at HWK

  • January 2021 - September 2021: Drawing up a new theory for the hormonal mechanisms of avian host-parasite interactions
Mark Erno Hauber

Publications (22)

A comparative study of the structural and mechanical
properties of avian eggshells among hosts of obligate
brood parasitic cowbirds (genus Molothrus)
Publication: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume & Pages:133 (4), 1057-107+
Male common cuckoos use a three-note variant of their “cu-coo” call for
duetting with conspecific females
Publication: Science Direct
Volume & Pages:191 (104472),
Multicomponent shell traits are consistent with an individual recognition function of the appearance of common murre (Uria aalge) eggs: A biological replication study
Publication: Ecology and Evolution
Volume & Pages:11 (5), 2402-2409
Nest substrate and tool shape significantly affect the mechanics
and energy requirements of avian eggshell puncture
Publication: Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume & Pages:224 (8): jeb238832,
Pairing status moderates both the production of and responses to anti-parasitic referential alarm calls in male yellow warblers
Publication: Ethology
Volume & Pages:127 (5), 385-394
Rapid morphological changes as agents of adaption in the introduced populations of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Publication: Evolutionary Ecology
Volume & Pages:35, 443-462
Responses of Female Yellow Warblers to Playbacks Signaling Brood Parasitism or Predation Risk: A Quasi-Replication Study
Publication: Animal Behavior and Cognition
Volume & Pages:8 (2), 216-230
Sex-specific contributions to nest building
in birds
Publication: Behavioral Ecology
Volume & Pages:32 (6), 1075-1085
The American robin (Turdus migratorius): A focal species for
egg rejection studies among hosts of the brown-headed
cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Publication: Ethology
Volume & Pages:127 (6), 490-503
The effect of avian brood parasitism on physiological responses
of host nestlings
Publication: Physiological ecology – original research
Volume & Pages:195, 861-872
How to build a puncture- and breakage-resistant eggshell?
Mechanical and structural analyses of avian brood
parasites and their hosts
Publication: Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume & Pages:224 (17): jeb243016,
Genes, Environments, and Ohenotypic Plasticity in Immunology
Publication: Trends in Immunology
Volume & Pages:42 (3), 198-208
A Meta-Analysis of Avian Egg Traits
Cueing Egg-Rejection Defenses
Against Brood Parasitism
Publication: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Volume & Pages:9:703208,
Advancing onset of breeding dates in brood parasitic common cuckoos and their great reed warbler hosts over a 22-year period
Publication: Ethology Ecology & Evolution
Volume & Pages:33 (5), 553-560
An inclusive venue to discuss behavioural biology research: the first
global Animal Behaviour Twitter Conference
Publication: Animal Behaviour
Volume & Pages:187, 197-207
Autopreening behaviour may convey information about
internal social state in Arabian babbler (Turdoides
squamiceps) allopreening dyads
Publication: Behaviour
Volume & Pages:158 (5), 427-446
Brood Parasites Are a Heterogeneous and
Functionally Distinct Class of Natural Enemies
Publication: Trends in Parasitology
Trends in Parasitology
Volume & Pages:37 (7), 588-596
Call rate in Common Cuckoos does not predict body size
and responses to conspecifc playbacks
Publication: Journal of Ornithology
Volume & Pages:162, 11183-1192
Developmental asynchrony and host species identity predict variability in nestling growth of an obligate brood parasite: a test of the “growth-tuning” hypothesis
Publication: Canadian Journal of Zoology
Volume & Pages:99, 3, 213-220
Do hosts of avian brood parasites discriminate parasitic vs. predatory threats? A meta-analysis
Publication: ScienceDirect
Volume & Pages:53, 63-95
Exposure to a mimetic or non-mometic model avian brood parasite egg does not produce differential glucocorticoid responses in an egg-accepter host species
Publication: General and Comparatice Endocrinology
Volume & Pages:304 (113723), 6
The limits of egg recognition: testing acceptance thresholds of American robins in response to decreasingly egg-shaped objects in the nest
Publication: The Royal Society Open Science
Volume & Pages:8 (1),