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[32] Burgio, K.R., K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, L.M. Cisneros, S.J. Presley, C.B. van Rees, and M.R. Willig. 2022. Integrating multiple dimensions of biodiversity to inform global parrot diversity. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. 45.2:189–202. DOI: 10.32800/ABC.2022.45.0189

[31] Capers, R., A. Oeldorf-Hirsch, R. Wyss, K.R. Burgio, and M.A. Rubega. 2022. What did they learn? Objective assessment tools show mixed effects of training on science communication behaviors. Frontiers in Communication. 6: DOI:10.3389/fcomm.2021.805630

[30] Erickson, O.A., R.B Cole, J.M. Isaacs, S. Alvarez-Clare, J. Arnold, A. Augustus-Wallace, J. Ayoob, A. Berkowitz, J. Branchaw, K.R. Burgio,et al. 2022.“How do we do this at a distance?!” A descriptive study of remote Research Experiences for Undergraduates sites during COVID19.Life Sciences Education. 21(1): 1-16. DOI: 10.1187/cbe.21-05-0125

[29] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, A.L. Bond, M.A. Rubega, and M.W. Tingley. 2021. The two extinctions of the Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis). Bird Conservation International. 1-8. DOI:10.1017/S0959270921000241

[28] Burgio, K.R. 2021.Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive Bird. Ornithological Applications. 123: 1-2. DOI:10.1093/ornithapp/duaa070

[27] Rubega, M.A., K.R. Burgio, R.S. Capers, A.A.M. MacDonald, A. Oeldorf-Hirsch, and R. Wyss. 2021. Assessment by audiences shows little effect of science communication training. Science Communication. 43(2):139-169. DOI:10.1177/1075547020971639

[26] Gravely, J.*, K.R. Burgio, and M.A. Rubega. 2020. A Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation Value of Bird Feather Coats. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 160: e60981, DOI:10.3791/60981

[25] Burgio, K.R., L.M. Cisneros, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. In review. Dimensions of passerine biodiversity along a tropical elevational gradient: a nexus for historical biogeography and contemporary ecology. Preprint available: bioRxiv 842138. DOI: 10.1101/842138

[24] Burgio, K.R., C.M. MacKenzie, S.B. Borelle, S.K.M. Ernest, J.L. Gill, K.E. Ingeman, A. Teffer, and E.P. White. 2020. Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Remote Postdoc. PLoS Computational Biology. 16(5): e1007809. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007809

[23] Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, T.A. Dallas, and W.M. Getz. 2019. The mathematics of extinction across scales: from populations to the biosphere. In: Kaper H., Roberts F. (eds) Mathematics of Planet Earth, vol 5. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-22044-0_9

[22] Kosman, E., K.R. Burgio, S.J. Presley, M.R. Willig, and S.M. Scheiner. 2019. Conservation prioritization based on trait-based metrics illustrated with global parrot distributions. Diversity and Distributions. 25: 1156–1165. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12923

[21] Burgio, K.R., K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, L.M. Cisneros, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2019. A complete phylogenetic supertree and trait database for all extant parrots. Data In Brief 24: 103882. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103882

[20] Bahlai, C. L.J. Bartlett, K.R. Burgio, A.M.V. Fournier, C.N. Keiser, T. Poisot, K. Stack Whitney. 2019. Open Science Isn’t Always Open to All Scientists. American Scientist 107: 78-83. DOI: 10.1511/2019.107.2.78

[19] Burgio, K.R. 2018. The mysterious and tragic story of America’s only native parrot, now extinct for 100 years. Washington Post (link)

[18] Bond, A.L., C.J. Carlson, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Local extinction of insular avifauna on the most remote inhabited island in the world. Journal of Ornithology. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-018-1590-8

[17] Carlson, C.J., A.L. Bond, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Re-evaluating sighting models, and moving beyond them, to test and contextualize the extinction of the thylacine. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13187

[16] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, A.L. Bond. 2018. Georeferenced sighting and specimen occurrence data of the extinct Carolina Parakeet 1564 – 1944. Biodiversity Data Journal. 6: e25280. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.6.e25280

[15] Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, T.A. Dallas, and A.L. Bond. 2018. spatExtinct: an R package for spatially-interpolated extinction date estimation from sighting data. Preprint available

[14] Carlson, C.J., A.L. Bond, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Estimating the extinction date of the Thylacine accounting for unconfirmed sightings. Conservation Biology. 32: 477-483. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13037

[13] Carlson, C.J, K.R. Burgio, E.R. Dougherty, A.J. Phillips, V.M. Bueno, C.F. Clements, G. Castaldo, T. Dallas, C.A. Cizauskas, G. Cumming, J. Doña, N.C. Harris, R. Jovani, S. Mironov, O. Muellerklein, H.C. Proctor, and W.M. Getz. Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate. Science Advances. 3(9): e1602422 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602422

[12] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, and M.W. Tingley. 2017. Lazarus ecology: recovering the natural history of the extinct Carolina parakeet. Ecology & EvolutionDOI: 10.1002/ece3.3135

[11] Cizauskas, C.A., C.J. Carlson, K.R. Burgio, C.F. Clements, N.C. Harris, E.R. Dougherty, and A.J. Phillips. 2017. Parasite vulnerability to climate change: an evidence-based functional trait approach. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 160535. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160535

[10] Lopez, B.E., K.R. Burgio, M.B. Carlucci, K.A. Palmquist, A. Parada, V. Weinberger, and A.H. Hurlbert. 2016. A new framework for inferring community assembly processes using phylogenetic information, relevant traits and environmental gradients. One Ecosystem. 1: e9501. DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.1.e9501

[9] Brightsmith, D., K.R. Burgio, B.J. Hiller, K.E. Block, P. Pyle, and M.A. Patten. 2017. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri). Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

[8] Brightsmith, D., K.R. Burgio, B.J. Hiller, K.E. Block, P. Pyle, and M.A. Patten. 2017. White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolorus). Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

[7] Carlson, C.J., O.C. Mullerklein, A.J. Phillips, K.R. Burgio, G. Castaldo, C.A. Cizauskas, G. Cumming, T.A. Dallas, J. Dona, Z. Miao, H. Proctor, H.S. Yoon, and W.M. Getz. 2017. The Parasite Extinction Assessment Red List (PEARL): an extensible, open-source, online biodiversity database for neglected invertebrates. Preprint available

[6] Burgio, K.R., C.R. van Rees, K.E. Block, M. Spreyer, and E.H. Bucher. 2016. Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) in Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. DOI: 10.2173/bna.322

[5] Dougherty, E.R., C.J. Carlson, V.M. Bueno, K.R. Burgio, C.A. Cizauskas, C.F. Clements, D.P. Seidel, and N.C. Harris. 2015. Paradigms for parasite conservation. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12634

[4] Dreiss, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2015. Multiple dimensions of biodiversity for rodents along an extensive tropical elevational gradient: taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic perspectives. Ecography. 38: 876–888.

[3] Burgio, K.R., M.A. Rubega, and D. Sustaita. 2014. Nest-building behavior of Monk Parakeets and insights into potential mechanisms for reducing damage to utility poles. PeerJ. 2:e601 DOI:10.7717/peerj.601

[2] Cisneros, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2014. Elevational variation of multiple dimensions of biodiversity in bats. Journal of Animal Ecology. 83: 1124–1136.

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Burgio, K.R. and M.A. Rubega. 2013. Monk Parakeet Utility Pole Exclusion Device. Provisional Patent # 61/842,608. USA. Filed: 7/3/2013.