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Dr. Andrew Mack

Dr. Andrew Mack

Office: Punxsutawney Campus
Telephone: 724-357-2352

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B.A. – University of Delaware

Ph.D. – University of Miami


Conservation Ecology


Birds of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the United States


Deiner, K., A.R. Lemmon, A.L. Mack, R.C. Fleischer, and J.P. Dumbacher. A passerine bird's evolution reveals the geologic history of New Guinea. (submitted) PLoS One Biology.

Mack, A.L. 2011. Review ofFourth International Partners in Flight Symposium. m press, Condor.

Richards, S. J. and A.L. Mack. 2011. Regional Profile: New Guinea. The best (and most difficult) place for RAP Expeditions 1996-2010. Pgs 285-291 In: Alonso, L.E., J.L. Deichmann, S. A. McKenna, P. Naskrecki and S.J. Richards (eds.), Still Counting... Biodiversity Exploration for Conservation-- the first 20 years of the Rapid Assessment Program. Conservation International, Arlington, VA. 316 pp.

Sagata, K.,A.L. Mack, D.D. Wright and P.J. Lester. 2010. The influence of nest availability on the abundance and diversity oftwig-dwelling ants in Papua New Guinea. Insects Sociaux 57: 333-341.

Oppel, S., and A.L. Mack. 2010. Bird assemblage and visitation pattern at fruiting Elmerrillia tsiampaca (Magnoliaceae) trees in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica 42: 229-235.

Mack, A.L. 2009. Predicting the effects of climate change on Melanesian bird populations: the constraints of too many variables and too few data. In: Leisz, S.J. & Burnett, J.B. (eds.), Climate Change and Biodiversity in Melanesia. Bishop Museum Technical Report 42(9), 15 pp.

Heinsohn, R., T. Zeriga, P. Igag and A. Mack. 2009. Do Palm Cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus) have long enough life spans to support their low reproductive success? Emu 109: 183-191

Jones, E. R., A. L. Mack, D. D. Wright and L. Curran. 2008. Differential effects of mammalian seed predation on recruitment in five Papua New Guinean tree species. Journal ofTropical Ecology 24: 259-267.

Richards, S.J., A.L. Mack, and C. Austin. 2007. Two new species of Platymantis (Anura: Ranidae) from the Admiralty Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 1639: 41-55.

Mack, A. L. and J. Dumbacher. 2007. The Birds of Papua. Pgs 654-688 In: Marshall, A.J. and B. M. Beehler (eds.). The Ecology of Papua.

Symes, C.T., J. C. Hughes, A.L. Mack and S. Marsden. 2006. Avian geophagy in the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Zoology 268:87-96.

Marsden, S.J., C.T. Symes and A. L. Mack. 2006. Response of a New Guinean avifauna to conversion of forest to small-scale agriculture. Ibis 148: 629-640.

Mack, A. L. and P. West. 2005. Ten thousand tonnes of small animals: wildlife use in Papua New Guinea, a vital resource in need of management. Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Working Paper No. 61.

Mack, A.L. and S. Oppel. 2005. Nidification ofthe Dwarf Whistler, Pachycare jlavogriseum, a little-known New Guinea endemic. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 126: 61-65.

Mack, A. L. and L. E. Alonso. (eds). A biological assessment of the Wide Bay conservation area, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. in press. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment.

Mack, A. L. and D. Wright. 2005. The frugivore community and the fruiting plant flora in a New Guinea rainforest: identifYing keystone frugivores. Pages 184-203 In: J. Lawrence Dew and Jean Philippe Boubli (eds.), Tropical Fruits and Frugivores: The Search for Strong Interactors. Springer. The Netherlands.

Legge, S., S. Murphy, P. Igag, and A. L. Mack. 2004. Territoriality and density of an Australian migrant, the Buff-Breasted Paradise Kingfisher, in the New Guinean non­ breeding grounds. Emu 104: 15-20.

Mack, A. L. and J. Jones. 2003. Infrasound communication by cassowaries. Auk 120: 1062-1068.

Mack, A. L. and E. Scholes. 2003. Nesting activity of the Wallace's Fairy Wren Sipodotus wallacii. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 123: 177-181.

Mack, A. L. and G. Druliner. 2003. A non-intrusive method for measuring movements and seed dispersal in cassowaries. Journal ofField Ornithology 74: 193-196.

Mack, A. L. and L. E. Alonso. (eds) 2000. A biological assessment of the Wapoga River area of northwestern Irian Jaya, Indonesia. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 14.

Mack, A. L. and D. D. Wright. 2000. Notes on the Crested Cnemophilus macgregorii and Yellow-breasted Loboparadisaea sericea Birds of Paradise. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 120: 186-189.

Mack, A.L. 2000. Did fleshy fruit pulp evolve as a defence against seed loss rather than as a dispersal mechanism? Journal ofBiosciences 25: 93-97.

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