*Denotes undergraduate mentee 

†Denotes equal author contributions

5) Grabenstein, K.C, Otter, K., Burg, T., & Taylor, S.A. Sympatry leads to reduced body condition in chickadees that occasionally hybridize. Ecology & Evolution.

4) Theodosopoulos, A.N., Bensch, S., Grabenstein, K.C., & Taylor, S.A. A highly invasive malaria parasite has expanded its range to non-migratory birds in North America. Biology Letters.

3) *Feldmann, K., Grabenstein, K.C., & Taylor, S.A. Achromatic plumage variation between and within closely-related hybridizing chickadees. The Journal of Field Ornithology.

2) Schroeter, I., Forrester, C., Brigham, L., Fried, E., Grabenstein, K., Karban, C., McDermott, M. 2019. Diverging from the Dogma: A Call to Train Creative Thinkers in Science, Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.


1) Grabenstein, K.C. & Taylor, S.A. 2018. Breaking barriers: causes, consequences, and experimental utility of human-mediated hybridization. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

In Revision

Grabenstein, K.C., Otter, K., Burg, T., & Taylor, S.A. Human habitat disturbance correlates with hybridization between closely related songbirds. Global Change Biology.

In Review

Grabenstein, K.C., Theodosopoulos, A.N., & Taylor, S.A. Human-mediated hybridization leads to extensive local introgression in common backyard birds. Current Biology. 


Grabenstein, K.C.†, Kaiser, S.A.†, Sillett, T.S., and Webster, M.S. No experimental support for resource-dependent offspring sex allocation in a migratory songbird.



*Feldmann, K., Funk, E., Grabenstein, K., Jackson, D., Theodosopolous, A., Wagner, D. N. and Taylor, S. A. (2019), Recent Literature The Ascent of Birds: How Modern Science is Revealing their Stories John Reilly, 2018. Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK. 340 pages. ISBN 9781784271695. $33.00 (Hardcover).. J. Field Ornithol., 90: 101-102. doi:10.1111/jofo.12286

Grabenstein, K.C. “The Boulder Chickadee Study: Establishing a long-term research framework” Colorado Birds, Colorado Field Ornithologists Quarterly Publication, 2019.


Grabenstein, K.C. "Seven Ways of Looking at a Fairywren: Student Research in Australia." All About Birds, 13 Aug. 2014. 


Grabenstein, K.C."Research News: Can Clark's Nutcrackers help keep white bark pine forests alive?" Project FeederWatch, 5 Mar. 2012. 

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