Google Scholar does a pretty good job tracking my publications. Here’s a self-maintained list:

Peer reviewed

  1. Youngflesh, C., J.B. Socolar, B.R. Amaral, A. Arab, R.P. Guralnick, A.H. Hurlbert, R. LaFrance, S.J. Mayor, D.A.W. Miller, and M.W. Tingley. in press “Migratory strategy drives species-level variation in bird sensitivity to green-up.” Nature Ecology and Evolution
  2. Draper, F.C. et al (J.B. Socolar eleventh of 142 authors, and one of 15 authors mentioned in contributions statement). in press “Amazonian tree dominance across forest strata.” Nature Ecology and Evolution
  3. Acevedo-Charry, O., F.A. Peña-Alzate, J. Beckers, M. Cabezas, B. Coral-Jaramillo, O. Janni, D. Ocampo, S.M Peñuela-Gomez, D. Rocha, J.B. Socolar, and Z. Colón-Piñeiro. in press “Avifauna del interfluvio de la cuenca media Caquetá-Putumayo (Japurá-Içá), al sur de la Amazonia colombiana y su respuesta a la huella humana.” Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencies Exactas, Físicas y Naturales
  4. Vasquez-Arevalo, F., R. Zarate-Gomez, J.B. Socolar, J. Diaz-Alvan, and P.E. Perez-Pena. 2020. “First record of the gray-legged tinamou, Crypturellus dude, and other poor-soil specialist birds from peatlands in the Putumayo River basin, Loreto, Peru.” Acta Amazonica 50: 155-158.
  5. Socolar, J.B. and D.S. Wilcove. 2019. “Forest-type specialization strongly predicts avian responses to tropical agriculture.” Proc. Roy. Soc. B 286: 20191724.
  6. Edwards, D.P., J.B. Socolar, S.C. Mills, Z. Burivalova, L.P. Koh, and D.S. Wilcove. 2019. “Conservation of tropical forests in the Anthropocene.” Current Biology 29: R1008-R1020.
  7. Socolar, J.B., E.H. Valderrama Sandoval, and D.S. Wilcove. 2019. “Overlooked biodiversity loss in tropical smallholder agriculture.” Conservation Biology [pdf] [press]
  8. Socolar, J.B. 2019. “First record of Snethlage’s Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus minor pallens) from Peru’s Nanay River basin. Boletin UNOP 14: 6-7. [pdf]
  9. Socolar, J.B., J. Díaz-Alván, P. Saboya del Castillo, L. Pomara, B. O’Shea, S. Cubas Poclin, D. Stotz, F. Schmitt, D. Graham, B. Carnes, and E. Ruelas Inzunza. 2018. “Noteworthy bird records from northeastern Peru reveal connectivity and isolation in the western Amazonian avifauna.” Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 94-111.
  10. Socolar, J.B., P. Epanchin, S. Beissinger, and M.W. Tingley. 2017. “Phenological shifts conserve thermal niches in North American birds and reshape expectations for climate-driven range shifts.” PNAS 114: 12976-12981. [pdf] [press] [press] [press] [press]
  11. Díaz-Alván, J., J.B. Socolar, and J. Álvarez Alonso. 2017. “Avifauna of the río Tigre basin, northern Perú.” Ornitologia Neotropical 28: 11-21.
  12. Socolar, J.B., J. Gilroy, W. Kunin, and D. Edwards. 2016. “Sparse data necessitate explicit treatment of beta-diversity: A reply to Bush et al.” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 338-339.
  13. Socolar, J.B., J. Gilroy, W. Kunin, and D. Edwards. 2016. “How should beta-diversity inform biodiversity conservation?” Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 67-80.
  14. Pellegrini, A.F., J.B. Socolar, P. Elsen, and X. Giam. 2016. “Tradeoffs between savanna woody plant diversity and carbon storage in the Brazilian Cerrado.” Global Change Biology 10: 3373-3382.
  15. Socolar. J.B. and A. Washburne. 2015. “Prey carrying capacity modulates the effect of predation on prey diversity.” American Naturalist 186: 333-347.
  16. Socolar, S.J., S. Robinson, and J. Terborgh. 2013. “Bird diversity and specialist bird occurrence in two bamboo die-offs in southeastern Peru.” Condor 115: 253-262.
  17. Socolar, S.J., O. Gonzalez, and G. Forero-Medina. 2013. “Noteworthy bird records from the northern Cerros del Sira, Peru.” Cotinga 35: 24-36.
  18. Forero-Medina, G., J. Terborgh, S.J. Socolar, and S. Pimm. 2011. “Elevational preferences of birds on a tropical montane gradient lag behind warming temperatures.” PLoS One 6(12): e28535. [pdf]


  • Socolar, S.J. and D. Wilcove. 2013. Threatened Birds. In: Levin, S.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd edition, Volume 7, pp. 180-190. Waltham, Ma: Academic Press.
  • Lees, A.C. and Socolar, J.B. 2016 “Will we soon see another wave of bird extinctions in the Americas?” The Conversation. [online] Also run by iflScience, Business Insider.
  • Socolar, J. (2018). Mishana Tyrannulet (Zimmerius villarejoi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. Online