David Swanson

David Swanson

Director of Research, Missouri River Institute / Professor

BIOLOGY

Churchill-Haines Labs 168E

Phone: (605) 677-6175

Email: David.Swanson@usd.edu

Website: http://www.usdbiology.com/swanson

Teaching Interests:

Courses Taught Regularly: BIOL 417 - Field Ecology, BIOL 433 - Environmental Physiology, BIOL 441 - Histology, BIOL 463 - Ornithology, BIOL 481 - Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology


Research Interests:

My research interests are broadly based in the areas of ecological physiology, the evolution of physiological adaptation in animals (particularly vertebrates), and ornithology. Within these broad areas, my specific research foci include patterns and mechanisms of seasonal phenotypic flexibility and adaptation to cold in birds, freezing tolerance and overwintering strategies in amphibians, and woodland and wetland habitat use by migrating and breeding birds in the Northern Prairie region. Research in my laboratory is integrative in nature, and includes ecological (field-oriented), organismal, organ/tissue, biochemical and molecular approaches to gaining answers to questions within these research foci.


Education:

  • Ph D, Zoology, Oregon State University, 1990
  • BS, Biology, George Fox University, 1983

Grants:

  • Evaluating Post-Flood Sandbar Succession and Species Biodiversity Related to Listed Species Habitat, National Park Service. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2018 - 2021)
  • RII Track-2 FEC: Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2020)
  • REU Site: Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2019)
  • Missouri River Natural Resources Intern Program, National Park Service. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2018)
  • Common Nighthawks in agricultural landscapes: thermal microclimates, nesting productivity and population genetic structure, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2017)
  • Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science & Sustainability Across the Curriculum, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • A Reassessment of Virginia's Warbler Distribution in the Black Hills, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • MCA-IOS: Transcriptomics and Phenotypic Flexibility in Birds, National Science Foundation. (2013 - 2014)
  • Ecological Responses to the 2011 Flood along the Missouri River: Impacts on Cottonwood Forests, Songbirds, and Landscape Change, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2012 - 2015)
  • Post-flood Faunal Survey of the Delta Habitat of Upper Lewis and Clark Lake., South Dakota Game Fish and Parks. (2012 - 2013)
  • Projecting Long-term Landscape Change along the Missouri River: Implications for Cottonwood Forests and Songbird Populations, Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (US Fish and Wildlife Service). Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2013)
  • Mechanisms of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in passerine birds, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2014)
  • Physiological and Ecological Measures of Stopover Habitat Quality in Natural Riparian Corridor Woodlands and Anthropogenic Woodlots in Southeastern South Dakota, Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Region 6 Migratory Bird Program. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2014)
  • Faunal Survey of the Delta Habitat of Upper Lewis and Clark Lake, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/State Wildlife Grants Program. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2013)
  • Assessment of Forest Songbird, Marsh Bird and Frog Community Composition along the Missouri National Recreational River using Auditory and Visual Census Techniques, National Park Service. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2010)
  • Population estimates, habitat relationships, and movement patterns of turtles in southeastern South Dakota, State Wildlife Grants. Grant Role: Principal. (2006 - 2011)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Zhang, Yufeng, Eyster, Kathleen, and Swanson, David. Context-dependent regulation of pectoralis myostatin and lipid transporters by temperature and photoperiod in dark-eyed juncos, In press. Vol. 63. Current Zoology, 2017. (DOI: 10.1093/cz/zox020)
  • Swanson, David, King, Marisa, Culver III, William, and Zhang, Yufeng. Within-winter flexibility in muscles masses, myostatin and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds, 210-222. Vol. 90. Chicago, IL: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2017. (DOI: 10.1086/688956.)
  • Cheviron, Zachary, and Swanson, David. Comparative transcriptomics of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in two species of North American songbirds, In press. Vol. 57. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2017.
  • Swanson, David, McKechnie, Andrew, and Vezina, Francois. How low can you go? An adaptive energetic framework for understanding basal metabolic rate variation in endotherms, In press. Vol. 187. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 2017. (DOI: 10.1007/s00360-017-1096-3)
  • Swanson, David, Dixon, Mark, and Palmer, Jeffrey. A Reassessment of Virginia's Warbler Distribution in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 214-226. Vol. 47. Western Birds, 2016.
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Carter, Travis, Eyster, Kathleen, and Swanson, David. Acute cold and exercise training increase similar aspects of fatty acid transport and catabolism in house sparrows, Passer domesticus, 3885-3893. Vol. 218. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015.
  • Swanson, David. From Tabeau to SDOU: A brief history of ornithology in South Dakota with special reference to works published in the Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 29-51. Vol. 94. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 2015.
  • Swanson, David, and Vezina, Francois. Environmental, Ecological and Mechanistic Drivers of Avian Seasonal Metabolic Flexibility in Response to Cold Winters, S377-S388. Vol. 156(Suppl 1). Journal of Ornithology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-015-1192-7)
  • Munes, Eszter C., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Merkord, Christopher L., and Benson, Adam R.. Large, infrequent disturbance on a regulated river: response of floodplain forest birds to the 2011 Missouri River flood, 19. Vol. 6, Iss. 11 (Article 212). Ecosphere, 2015.
  • Zhang, Yufeng, King, Marissa O., Harmon, Erin, Eyster, Kathleen, and Swanson, David. Migration-induced variation of fatty acid transporters and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds, 797-810. Vol. 185. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 2015. (DOI: 10.1007/s00360-015-0921-9)
  • Liu, Ming, and Swanson, David. Stopover duration, movement patterns and temporary home ranges of fall migrant yellow-rumped warblers in native and anthropogenic woodlands of the Northern Prairie region, 452-461. Vol. 46. Journal of Avian Biology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1111/jav.00672)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, King, Marisa O., Harmon, Erin, and Swanson, David. Summer-to-winter phenotypic flexibility of fatty acid transport and catabolism in skeletal muscle and heart of small birds, 535-549. Vol. 88. Chicago, IL: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1086/682154)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Eyster, Kathleen, Liu, Jin-Song, and Swanson, David. Cross-training in birds: cold and exercise training produce similar changes in maximal metabolic output, muscle masses and myostatin expression in house sparrows, Passer domesticus, 2190-2200. Vol. 218. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1242/jeb.121822)
  • King, Marisa O., Zhang, Yufeng, Carter, Travis, Johnson, Jake, Harmon, Erin, and Swanson, David. Phenotypic flexibility of skeletal muscle and heart masses and expression of myostatin and tolloid-like proteinases in migrating passerine birds, 333-342. Vol. 185. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 2015. (DOI: 10.1007/s00360-015-0887-7)
  • Stager, Maria, Swanson, David, and Cheviron, Zachary. Regulatory mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), 767-777. Vol. 218. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1242/jeb.113472)
  • Jehl, Joseph R., Henry, Annette E., and Swanson, David. Ratios, adaptations, and the differential metabolic capability of avian flight muscles, 119-124. Vol. 45. Journal of Avian Biology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1111/jav.00506)
  • Goodman, Barb, Koster, Karen, and Swanson, David. The Development and Implementation of a New Medical Biology Major Including Physiology, 67-75. Vol. 39. Advances in Physiology Education, 2015. (DOI: 10.1152/advan.00010.2015 )
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Yufeng, and King, Marisa O.. Mechanistic drivers of flexibility in summit metabolic rates of small birds, e101577; 1-9. Vol. 9, Iss. 7. PLoS ONE, 2014.
  • Liknes, Eric T., Guglielmo, Christopher G., and Swanson, David. Phenotypic flexibility in passerine birds: seasonal variation in fuel storage, mobilization and transport, 1-10. Vol. 174. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 2014.
  • Liu, Ming, and Swanson, David. Stress physiology of migrant birds during stopover in natural and anthropogenic woodland habitats the Northern Prairie region, cou046, 1-14. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Conservation Physiology, 2014.
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Yufeng, Liu, Jin-Song, Merkord, Chris, and King, Marisa. Relative roles of temperature and photoperiod as drivers of metabolic flexibility in dark-eyed juncos., 866-875. Vol. 217. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014.
  • Swanson, David, King, Marisa O., and Harmon, Erin. Seasonal variation in pectoralis muscle and heart myostatin and tolloid-like proteinases in small birds: a regulatory role for seasonal phenotypic flexibility?, 249-258. Vol. 184. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 2014.
  • Zheng, Wei-Hong, Liu, Jin-Song, and Swanson, David. Seasonal phenotypic flexibility of body mass, organ masses, and tissue oxidative capacity and their relationship to BMR in Chinese bulbuls, 432-444. Vol. 87. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2014.
  • Liu, Ming, and Swanson, David. Physiological evidence that anthropogenic woodlots can substitute for native riparian woodlands as stopover habitat for migrant birds., 183-195. Vol. 87. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2014.
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Yufeng, and King, Marisa O.. Individual variation in thermogenic capacity is correlated with flight muscle size but not cellular metabolic capacity in American goldfinches, Spinus tristis., 421-431. Vol. 86. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2013. (DOI: 10.1086/671447)
  • Thomas, Nathan E., and Swanson, David. Plasma metabolites and creatine kinase levels of shorebirds during fall migration in the prairie pothole region, 580-590. Vol. 130. Auk, 2013.
  • Higgins, Steven A., and Swanson, David. Urea is not a universal cryoprotectant among hibernating anurans: Evidence from the freeze-tolerant boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)., 344-350. Vol. 164. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 2013. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.11.002)
  • King, Marisa O., and Swanson, David. Activation of the immune system incurs energetic costs but has no effect on the thermogenic performance of house sparrows during acute cold challenge., 2097-2102. Vol. 216. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2013.
  • Swanson, David, and King, Marisa O.. Short-term captivity influences maximal cold-induced metabolic rates and their repeatability in summer-acclimatized American goldfinches., 437-446. Vol. 59. Current Zoology, 2013.
  • Swanson, David, and Merkord, Chris. Seasonal phenotypic flexibility of flight muscle size in small birds: a comparison of ultrasonography and tissue mass measurements., 119-127. Vol. 154. Journal of Ornithology, 2013. (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-012-0877-4)
  • Swanson, David, Thomas, Nathan E., Liknes, Eric T., and Cooper, Sheldon J.. Intraspecific correlations of basal and maximal metabolic rates in birds and the aerobic capacity model for the evolution of endothermy., e34271; 1-9. Vol. 7, Iss. 3. PLoS ONE, 2012.
  • Swanson, David. Species Account for Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa). Birds of North America Online, 2012.
  • Carlisle, Jay D., Richart, Casey H., Swanson, David, and Olmstead, Karen L.. Food Availability, Foraging Behavior, and Diet of Autumn Landbird Migrants in the Boise Foothills of Southwestern Idaho., 449-461.. Vol. 114. Condor, 2012.
  • Swanson, David. Book Review of Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds. J.E.P.W. Bicudo, W.A. Buttemer, M.A. Chappell, J.T. Pearson, and C. Bech, (2010)., 701-703. Vol. 113. Condor, 2011.
  • Swanson, David, and Bozinovic, F. Metabolic capacity and the evolution of biogeographic patterns in oscine and suboscine passerine birds, 185-194. Vol. 84. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2011.
  • Liknes, Eric T., and Swanson, David. Phenotypic flexibility in passerine birds: seasonal variation of aerobic enzyme activities in skeletal muscle, 430-436. Vol. 36. Journal of Thermal Biology, 2011. (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2011.07.011 )
  • Liknes, Eric T., and Swanson, David. Phenotypic flexibility of body composition associated with seasonal acclimatization of passerine birds, 363-370. Vol. 36. Journal of Thermal Biology, 2011.
  • Swanson, David, and Burdick, S L.. Overwintering physiology and hibernacula microclimates of Blanchard's cricket frogs at their northwestern range boundary, 248-254. Vol. 2010. Copeia, 2010.
  • Swanson, David. Seasonal metabolic variation in birds: functional and mechanistic correlates, 75-129. Vol. 17. Current Ornithology, 2010.
  • McKechnie, A E., and Swanson, David. Sources and significance of variation in basal, summit and maximal metabolic rates in birds, 741-758. Vol. 56. Current Zoology , 2010.
  • Burdick, S L., and Swanson, David. Status, distribution and microhabitats of Blanchard's cricket frog Acris blanchardi in South Dakota, 9-16. Vol. 5. Herpetological Conservation and Biology , 2010.
  • Olson, J R., Cooper, S J., Swanson, David, Braun, M J., and Williams, J B.. The relationship of metabolic performance and distribution in black-capped and Carolina chickadees, 263-275. Vol. 83. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2010.
  • Edwards, Joshua R., Koster, Karen, and Swanson, David. Time course for cryoprotectant synthesis in the freeze-tolerant chorus frog,< i> Pseudacris triseriata</i>, 367-375. Vol. 125, Iss. 3. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2000.

Awards and Honors:

  • Harrington Lecturer, College of Arts & Sciences, 2016
  • Truman and Beverly Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award, University of South Dakota, College of Arts & Sciences, 2014
  • Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, 2013
  • Richard and Sharon Cutler Award in Liberal Arts, University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences, 2012

Presentations:

  • Wone, Bernard, Kinchen, Jason M., Swanson, David. Seasonal Metabotypes in Small Birds. Presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 2017)
  • Swanson, David. Modeling the impact of land-use change under a bioenergy economy in the upper Missouri River basin. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (March 29, 2017)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Bird-habitat relationships in floodplain forests along the middle Missouri River. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 6, 2017)
  • Dixon, Mark, Merkord, Christopher L., Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L.. Trajectories of decline in cottonwood forests along the Missouri River: Implications for songbirds. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 6, 2017)
  • Swanson, David. Woodland bird use of Missouri National Recreational River riparian and farmstead woodlot habitats for nesting and migration. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, NE. (February 6, 2017)
  • Cheviron, Zachary A., Stager, Maria, Swanson, David. Comparative transcriptomics of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in three species of North American resident songbirds. Presented at the Society of Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (January 2017)
  • Stoy, Paul, Gerken, Tobias, Bromley, Gabriel, Tang, Angela, Ahmed, Selena, Haggerty, Julia, Jarchow, Meghann, Miller, Perry, Rashford, Ben, Spangler, Lee, Swanson, David, Poulter, Ben. Cooling Trends from agricultural management practices that conserve soil carbon resources in the North American Northern Great Plains: Important first steps in the transition toward a BECCS economy. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (December 2016)
  • Swanson, David. Modeling land-use change under a bioenergy economy and its impact on economic and ecosystem services in the Upper Missouri River Basin. Presented at the South Dakota Energy Stakeholders Conference, Pierre, SD. (September 2016)
  • Newberry, Gretchen, Swanson, David. Common nighthawk nesting ecology in an agriculturally dominated landscape and susceptibility to land-use change. Presented at the VI North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, D.C.. (August 2016)
  • Swanson, David. Metabolic flexibility and biogeography in birds. Presented at the VI North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, D.C.. (August 2016)
  • Swanson, David. 2016. Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, 7 April, Vermillion, SD. Bird use of Missouri River riparian forests for migratory stopover. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 2016)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Cross-training in birds: acute cold and exercise training upregulate similar aspects of fatty acid transport and catabolism in house sparrows. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (January 2016)
  • Newberry, Gretchen, Swanson, David. Nest microclimate and hatching success of common nighthawks at rooftop nest sites in an agriculturally dominated landscape. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (January 2016)
  • Swanson, David, King, Marisa, Culver, William, Zhang, Yufeng. Within-winter flexibility in muscle mass, myostatin and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (January 2016)
  • Munes, Eszter, Merkord, Chris L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Projecting long-term effects of the 2011 Missouri River flood on floodplain bird populations. Presented at the NSF Food, Energy Water Nexus Workshop, Rapid City, SD. (October 2015)
  • Munes, Eszter, Merkord, Chris L., Dixon, Mark D., Swanson, David. Effects of the 2011 flood on forest bird populations along the Missouri River. Presented at the NSF Food, Energy, Water Nexus Workshop, Rapid City, SD. (October 2015)
  • Swanson, David. Mechanistic underpinnings of seasonal metabolic flexibility in birds. Presented at the International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Krakow, Poland. (August 2015)
  • Swanson, David. Patterns and Mechanisms of Metabolic Flexibility During the Annual Cycle of Small Birds. Presented at the Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of General and Molecular Biology, Torun, Poland. (June 2015)
  • Swanson, David. Patterns and Mechanisms of Metabolic Flexibility During the Annual Cycle of Small Birds. Presented at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Krakow, Poland. (June 2015)
  • Swanson, David. Shorebirds on the Prairie: Occurrence and Identification of Spring Migrant Shorebirds in South Dakota. Presented at the South Dakota Birding Festival, Pickstown, SD. (May 2015)
  • Swanson, David. Early ornithological explorations of the Missouri River in South Dakota. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Swanson, David, Cowman, Tim, Merkord, Christopher L., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the 2011 Flood on Missouri River Cottonwood Forests. Presented at the Annual NE/SD Emergent Sandbar Habitat Interagency Meeting , Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, Crofton, NE. (October 30, 2014)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Cold and exercise training produce similar increases in maximal metabolic output in house sparrows. Presented at the American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology, San Diego, CA. (October 2014)
  • Stager, Maria, Swanson, David, Cheviron, Zachary A.. Regulatory mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in a temperate songbird. Presented at the Ecological Genomics Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (October 2014)
  • Swanson, David. Patterns and mechanisms of metabolic flexibility during the annual cycle of small birds. Presented at the North Dakota State University Graduate Seminar Series, Fargo, ND. (September 2014)
  • Liu, Ming, Swanson, David. Comparison of stopover habitat quality of native and anthropogenic woodlands in the Northern Prairie, USA, by radio-telemetry.. Presented at the 26th International Ornithological Congress, Tokyo, Japan. (August 2014)
  • Swanson, David, Vezina, Francois. Environmental, ecological and mechanistic drivers of seasonal metabolic flexibility in birds. Presented at the 26th International Ornithological Congress, Tokyo, Japan. (August 2014)
  • Swanson, David, Liu, Ming. Assessing Habitat Quality of Missouri River Riparian Woodlands for Migrating Birds Using Physiological Methods. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 2014)
  • Liu, Ming, Swanson, David. Using radio-telemetry to assess relative stopover habitat quality of Missouri River riparian corridor woodlands and farmstead woodlots for migrant birds. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 2014)
  • Swanson, David, Liu, Ming. Assessment of Habitat Quality of Missouri River Riparian Woodlands for Migrating Birds Using Physiological Methods. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 2014)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C.. Projected Changes in Forest Bird Populations as a Result of Land-use/ Land-cover Change.. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 2014)
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Yufeng, King, Marisa O.. Mechanistic Drivers of Variation in Thermogenic Capacity in Small Birds. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science, 99th Annual Meeting, Rapid City, SD. (March 2014)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Cold and exercise training produce similar increases in maximal metabolic output in house sparrows. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (January 2014)
  • Stager, Maria, Swanson, David, Cheviron, Zac. Molecular mechanisms of metabolic flexibility induced by synthetic environmental cues in the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (January 2014)
  • Swanson, David, King, Marisa O., Harmon, Erin. Seasonal variation in pectoralis muscle and heart myostatin and TLL in small birds: a regulatory role for seasonal phenotypes?. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (January 2014)
  • Munes, Eszter C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C.. Projected changes in land cover, age class, and species composition of forests on non-channelized segments of the Missouri River. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 9, 2013)
  • Balla, Esther C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 7, 2013)
  • Swanson, David, Liu, Ming. Corticosterone and stopover habitat quality for migrating woodland birds. Presented at the American Ornithologists' Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2013)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Effects of cold and exercise training on metabolism of birds. Presented at the American Ornithologists' Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2013)
  • Stager, Maria, Swanson, David, Cheviron, Zachary. Molecular mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in juncos. Presented at the American Ornithologists' Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2013)
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Yufeng, King, Marisa. Temperature, photoperiod and metabolic flexibility in juncos. Presented at the American Ornithologists' Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL. (August 2013)
  • Swanson, David. Do hibernaculum microclimates limit the range of Blanchard's cricket frog in South Dakota?. Presented at the Dakota Amphibian and Reptile Network Annual Meeting. , Vermillion, SD. (May 10, 2013)
  • Balla, Esther C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. (March 12, 2013)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, King, Marisa, Swanson, David. Thermogenic capacity is correlated with flight muscle size but not cellular aerobic capacity in American goldfinches, Spinus tristis. Presented at the SICB Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (January 2013)
  • King, Marisa O., Swanson, David. Activation of the immune system incurs energetic costs but produces no thermogenic tradeoffs in House Sparrows under cold stress. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Swanson, David. Mechanisms and fitness correlates of seasonally flexible metabolic phenotypes in small birds. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Metabolic rates in swallows: do energetically expensive lifestyles affect metabolic capacities in birds?. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Thomas, Nathan E., Swanson, David. Metabolic rates of Least and Pectoral sandpipers at a stopover site during spring migration. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Liu, Ming, Swanson, David. Plasma metabolites suggest similar stopover habitat quality for riparian corridor woodlands and anthropogenic woodlots in the northern prairie region. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Swanson, David, Dixon, Mark, Johnson, Carter. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forest and bird populations. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Bowen, Daniel E., Rabbe, Lisa A., Merkord, Christopher, Swanson, David. Missouri River cottonwood forests: Past, present, and future. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. (April 5, 2012)
  • King, Marisa O., Swanson, David. Activation of the immune system incurs energetic costs but no thermogenic tradeoffs in house sparrows undergoing cold stress. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Metabolic rates in swallows: do energetically expensive lifestyles affect metabolic capacities in birds?. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Liu, Ming, Swanson, David. Plasma metabolites suggest similar stopover habitat quality for riparian corridor woodlands and anthropogenic woodlots in the Northern Prairie region. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications of cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Swanson, David, King, Marisa O.. Short-term captivity effects on maximal cold-induced metabolic rates and their repeatability in American goldfinches. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Symposium, Providence, RI. (April 2012)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum, "The Big Muddy: What Have We Learned?" , Pierre, SD. (March 15, 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative meeting, Bismarck, ND. (February 2012)
  • Swanson, David, Thomas, Nathan E.. Are intraspecific correlations between minimum and maximum metabolic output in birds consistent with the aerobic capacity model for the evolution of endothermy?. Presented at the SICB Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. (January 2012)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Does the energetically expensive lifestyle of swallows affect thermogenic capacity?. Presented at the SICB Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. (January 2012)
  • King, Marisa O., Zhang, Yufeng, Tordsen, Tyler, Swanson, David. Seasonal phenotypic flexibility of muscle aerobic enzyme activities in small birds.. Presented at the SICB Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. (January 2012)
  • Bozinovic, Francisco, Swanson, David. Metabolic capacity and altitudinal distribution in passerine birds: A macrophysiological approach.. Presented at the IX Neotropical Ornithological Congress, Cusco, Peru. (November 2011)
  • Thomas, Nathan E., Swanson, David. Intraspecific correlation between minimum and maximum metabolic output in birds: Do intraspecific data support the aerobic capacity model for the evolution of endothermy?. Presented at the Joint Ornithological Meeting, Kearney, NE. (March 2011)
  • Zhang, Yufeng, Swanson, David. Metabolic rates in swallows: Do energetically expensive lifestyles affect metabolic capacities in birds?. Presented at the Joint Ornithological Meeting, Kearney, NE. (March 2011)
  • Swanson, David. Ultrasonographic detection of seasonal changes in flight muscle size in small birds.. Presented at the Joint Ornithological Meeting, Kearney, Nebraska. (March 2011)
  • Swanson, David. Mechanisms of seasonal phenotypic flexibility in small birds. Presented at the Ohio State University, EEO Biology Department Seminar Series, Columbus, Ohio. (November 4, 2010)
  • Dixon, Mark, Benson, Adam, Swanson, David. Historical changes and future projections for cottonwood forests of the Missouri River floodplain and their impacts on bird populations. Presented at the South Dakota Ornithologists Union Fall Meeting , Vermillion, SD. (October 9, 2010)
  • Liu, M, Swanson, David. Assessment of Stopover Habitat Quality of Native Riparian Corridor Woodlands and Farmstead Woodlots for Landbird Migrants. Presented at the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union, Vermillion, SD. (October 9, 2010)
  • Swanson, David, Zhang, Y. Does an Aerial Lifestyle Impact Metabolic Rates in Swallows. Presented at the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union, Vermillion, SD. (October 9, 2010)
  • Higgins, S, Swanson, David. Preliminary findings on cryoprotection by urea and glycerol in the boreal chorus frog. Presented at the Northern Integrative Biology Society, Decorah, IA. (October 2, 2010)
  • Gregor, A J., Swanson, David. Ecology of smooth softshell, Apalone mutica, and false map, Graptemys pseudogeographica, turtles within the 59-mile segment of the Misssouri River National Recreational River. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 14, 2010)
  • Benson, A, Swanson, David, Swanson, D L.. Effects of forest type and age class on songbird populations across a cottonwood successional gradient within the Misssouri River National Recreational River. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 14, 2010)
  • Swanson, David. Mechanisms of Phenotypic Flexibility of Metabolism: How do Small Birds Respond to Changing Climates?. Presented at the University of Quebec at Rimouski, Department of Biology, Quebec, Canada. (February 19, 2010)
  • Swanson, David. Does metabolic capacity influence biogeography of oscine and suboscine passerine birds?. Presented at the Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, San Diego, CA. (February 7, 2010)
  • Burdick, S L., Swanson, David. Overwintering physiology and hibernacula microclimates of Blanchard's cricket frogs at their northwestern range boundary.. Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (January 3, 2010)