Scholes, E. 2008. Evolution of the courtship phenotype in the Bird of Paradise genus Parotia (Aves: Paradisaeidae): Homology, phylogeny, and modularity. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 94:491-504.

Scholes, E2008.  Structure and composition of the courtship phenotype in the bird of paradise Parotia Lawesii (Aves, Paradisaeidae).  Zoology. 111:260-278.


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Scholes, E2008. Courtship ethology of Wahnes’ Parotia Parotia wahnesi (Aves: Paradisaeidae). Journal of Ethology. 26:79-91.

    doi: 10.1007/s10164-006-0032-x

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Scholes, E2006. Courtship Ethology of Carola’s Parotia (Parotia carolae). The Auk. 123 (4):967-990.

    doi: 10.1642/0004-8038(2006)123[967:CEOCPP]2.0.CO;2

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Fitzpatrick, J. W., J. M. Bates, K. S. Bostwick, I. C. Caballero, B. M. Clock, A. Farnsworth, P. A. Hosner, L. Joseph, G. Langham, D. J. Lebbin, J. A. Mobley, M. B. Robbins, E. Scholes, J. G. Tello, B. A. Walther and K. J. Zimmer. 2004. Family Tyrannidae (Tyrant-Flycatchers). Pp. 289-290 in Handbook of the Birds of the World: Vol. 9 Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails.(J. del Hoyo, A. Elliot and D. A. Christie, eds). Lynx Editions, Barcelona.

Mack, A. L., Scholes E. 2003.  Nesting Activity of Wallace’s Wren, Sipodotus wallacii, in Crater Mountain, Papua New Guinea. Bull. B.B.O.C 123:177-181.

Moran, N. A., Kaplan M. E., Gelsey M., Murphy, T. and E. Scholes1999.  Phylogenetics and evolution of theaphid genus Uroleucon based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Systematic Entomology 24:85-93.


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July 2007.  “Feathers of Seduction.”  Feature article in National Geographic Magazine about the birds of paradise.  Photographs by Tim Laman.  Story by Jenny Holland.  The online multimedia feature includes video recorded by me.

March 2007.  “Peril in Paradise.” Feature article in Kansas Alumni MagazineKU_Ornithology.pdf

14 December 2006. Cornell Chronicle Online.

06 December 2006. “Digitizing the dance of a hip-hop bird: video revolutionizes study of little-known birds.” Cornell Lab of Ornithology press release.

05 September 2006. “A ruptured appendix fails to stop doctoral student.” Kansas City Star.

First page: KC_Star_Scholes.pdf.

Second page: KC_Star_Scholes2.pdf.

24 July 2006. “KU doctoral student survives near-death experience to complete dissertation.”  University of Kansas News Release.

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Scholes, E. October 2007. “Birds of Paradise.” Ranger Rick Magazine.

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Murphy, T. G., Rohwer, V.G., Scholes, E. 2010. Breeding biology and longevity of the Russet-crowned Motmot (Momotus mexicanus) in central Mexico. Journal of Field Ornithology. 81:13-16.