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  • Winnett, K.A., K.G. Murray, and J.C. Wingfield. 1979. Southern race of Xantus' Murrelet breeding on Santa Barbara Island, California. Western Birds 10: 81-82.
  • Murray, K.G., K.A. WinnettMurray, and G.L. Hunt, Jr. 1980. Egg Neglect in Xantus' Murrelet. Proc. Colonial Waterbird Group 3: 186195.
  • Murray, K.G., K.A. WinnettMurray, Z.A. Eppley, G.L. Hunt, Jr., and D.B. Schwartz. 1983. Breeding Biology of the Xantus' Murrelet. Condor 85: 1221.
  • Wheelwright, N.T., W.A. Haber, K.G. Murray, and C. Guindon. 1984. Tropical fruiteating birds and their food plants: a survey of a Costa Rican lower montane forest. Biotropica 16(3): 173192.
  • Murray, K.G. 1986. Consequences of seed dispersal for gapdependent plants: relationships between seed shadows, germination requirements, and forest dynamic processes. Pages 187-198, in: A. Estrada and T.H. Fleming [eds.]: Frugivores and Seed Dispersal. W. Junk. Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Feinsinger, P., K.G. Murray, S. Kinsman, and W.H. Busby. 1986. Floral neighborhood and pollination success in four hummingbirdpollinated plant species of a Costa Rican cloud forest. Ecology 67: 449-464.
  • Murray, K.G. 1987. Selection for optimal fruit crop size in bird-dispersed plants. American Naturalist 129: 18-31.
  • Murray, K.G., P. Feinsinger, W.H. Busby, Y.B. Linhart, J.H. Beach, and S. Kinsman. 1987. Evaluation of character displacement among plants in two tropical pollination guilds. Ecology 68: 1283-1293.
  • Feinsinger, P., J.H. Beach, Y.B. Linhart, W.H. Busby, and K.G. Murray. 1987. Disturbance, pollinator predictability, and pollination success among Costa Rican cloud forest plants. Ecology 68: 1294-1305.
  • Linhart, Y.B., P. Feinsinger, J.H. Beach, W.H. Busby, K.G. Murray, W. ZuchowskiPounds, S. Kinsman, C.A. Guindon, and M. Kooiman. 1987. Disturbance and predictability of flowering patterns in birdpollinated plants of neotropical cloud forest. Ecology 68: 1696-1710.
  • Feinsinger, P., W.H. Busby, K.G. Murray, J.H. Beach, W.Z. Pounds, and Y.B. Linhart. 1988. Mixed support for spatial heterogeneity in species interactions: hummingbirds in a tropical disturbance mosaic. American Naturalist 131: 33-57.
  • Murray, K.G. 1988. Avian seed dispersal of three neotropical gap-dependent plants. Ecological Monographs 58: 271-298.
  • Winnett-Murray, K., K.G. Murray, and W.H. Busby. 1988. Two nests of the Azure-hooded Jay with notes on nest attendance. Wilson Bulletin 100: 134-135.
  • Murray, K.G. 1991. Swainson's Thrush. Pages 352-353, in: R. Brewer, G.A. McPeek, and R.J. Adams, Jr. [eds]: The atlas of breeding birds of Michigan. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI, USA.
  • Feinsinger, P., H.M. Tiebout III, B.E. Young, and K.G. Murray. 1992. New perspectives on neotropical plant-hummingbird interactions. Acta XX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici: 1605-1610.
  • Murray, K.G., K. Winnett-Murray, E.A. Cromie*, M. Minor*, and E. Meyers*. 1993. The influence of seed packaging and fruit color on feeding preferences of American Robins. Vegetatio 107/108: 217-226.
  • Murray, K.G., S. Russell*, C.M. Picone*, K. Winnett-Murray, W. Sherwood*, and M.L. Kuhlmann*. 1994. Fruit laxatives and seed passage rates in frugivores: consequences for plant reproductive success. Ecology 75: 989-994.
  • Cardoso da Silva, J.M., C. Uhl, and K.G. Murray. 1996. Plant succession, landscape management, and the ecology of frugivorous birds in abandoned Amazonian pastures. Conservation Biology 10: 491-503.
  • Winnett-Murray, K., L. Hertel, and K.G. Murray. 1997. Herbivory and anti-herbivory: investigating the relationship between the toxicity of plant chemical extracts and insect damage to the leaves. Pp. 249-272, in Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 18 (J. C. Glase, editor). Proceedings of the 18th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Harvey, C.A., C.F. Guindon, W.A. Haber, D.H. DeRosier, and K.G. Murray. 2000. The importance of forest patches, isolated trees an agricultural windbreaks for local and regional biodiversity: the case of Monteverde, Costa Rica. XXI IUFRO World Congress, 7-12 August 2000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Subplenary sessions Vol 1: 787-798.
  • Lepczyk, C.A.*, K.G. Murray, K. Winnett-Murray, P. Bartell*, E. Geyer*, and T. Work*. 2000. Seasonal fruit preferences and digestive correlates in American Robins. The Auk 117: 709-717.
  • Murray, K.G., S. Kinsman, and J. Bronstein. 2000. Plant-animal interactions. Pp. 245-302, in: N.M. Nadkarni and N.T. Wheelwright [eds]. Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Murray, K.G. 2000. Fruiting phenologies of pioneer plants: constraints imposed by flowering phenology, disturbance regime, and disperser migration patterns. Pp. 283-286 in: N.M. Nadkarni and N.T. Wheelwright [eds]. Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Murray, K.G. 2000. The importance of different bird species as seed dispersers. Pp. 294-295 in: N.M. Nadkarni and N.T. Wheelwright [eds]. Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford University Press, NewYork).
  • Winnett-Murray, K., K.G. Murray, L. Hertel, and C.L. Barney. 2000. Energetic strategies in terrestrial vertebrates. Pp. 356-379, in Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 21 (S. J.Karcher, editor). Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Murray, K.G., and J. Mauricio Garcia-C. 2002. Contributions of seed dispersal and demography to recruitment limitation in a Costa Rican cloud forest. Pp. 323-338, in: Levey, D. J., W. R. Silva, and M. Galetti. (eds) Seed dispersal and frugivory: Ecology, evolution, and conservation. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  • Murray, K.G., K. Winnett-Murray, and L. Hertel. 2002. Island biogeography, species diversity, and the design of nature preserves. Pages 125-143, in Trested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 23 (M.A. O'Donnell, Editor). Proceedings of the 23rd Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 392 pages.
  • Murray, K.G., K.Winnett-Murray, and the Ecological Society of America. 2004. The effect of Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) on the establishment of interspecific seedlings. Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology Volume 1. Experiments to Teach Ecology. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v1/experiments/hemlock/hemlock.htm
  • Murray, K.G., K. Winnett-Murray and L. Hertel. 2005. Photosynthetic Strategies and their Consequences for Plant Community Structure”. Tested studies for laboratory teaching, anticipated Vol. 26. (M.A. O’Donnell, Editor). Proceedings of the 26th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Veldman, J.W.*, K.G. Murray, A.L. Hull*, J.M. Garcia-C., W.S. Mungall, G.B. Rotman*, M.P. Plosz*, and L.K. McNamara*. 2007. Chemical Defense and the Persistence of Pioneer Plant Seeds in the Soil of a Tropical Cloud Forest. Biotropica 39: 87-93.
  • Harvey, C.A., C.F. Guindon, W.A. Haber, D. Hamilton DeRosier and K.G. Murray. 2008. Importancia de fragmentos de bosque, árboles dispersos y cortinas rompevientos para la conservación de biodiversidad en el agropaisaje de Monteverde, Costa Rica. In: Evaluación y Conservación de
la Biodiversidad en Agropaisajes de Mesoamérica C.A. Harvey and J.C. Sáenz (eds.). Editorial EUNA, Costa Rica.
*indicates undergraduate student collaborator
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