Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens

Kevin J. Burns, Kevin McGraw, Allison J. Shultz, Mary C. Stoddard, Daniel B. Thomas

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Abstract

Advanced analyses of feathers, eggs, and other colorful tissues in ornithology collections are revealing fresh insights into the life histories of birds. Here, we describe the methods used in these studies, including high-performance liquid chromatography, digital photography, Raman spectroscopy, and spectrophotometry. We use case studies from across the diversity of birds and from deep in the fossil record to illustrate method usage, limitations, and other considerations for analyzing museum specimens. Structural colors in feathers and the surface coloration of eggs are particularly emphasized

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Extended Specimen
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research
PublisherCRC Press
Pages23-57
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781498729161
ISBN (Print)9781498729154
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Feathers
Birds
Pigments
feathers
Eggs
pigments
ornithology
Museums
Raman spectroscopy
Raman Spectrum Analysis
color
Photography
Spectrophotometry
birds
High performance liquid chromatography
digital images
spectroscopy
fossils
Color
high performance liquid chromatography

Keywords

  • Digital photography
  • Egg pigmentation
  • High-performance liquid chromatography
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Structural coloration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Burns, K. J., McGraw, K., Shultz, A. J., Stoddard, M. C., & Thomas, D. B. (2017). Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens. In The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research (pp. 23-57). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315120454

Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens. / Burns, Kevin J.; McGraw, Kevin; Shultz, Allison J.; Stoddard, Mary C.; Thomas, Daniel B.

The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research. CRC Press, 2017. p. 23-57.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Burns, KJ, McGraw, K, Shultz, AJ, Stoddard, MC & Thomas, DB 2017, Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens. in The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research. CRC Press, pp. 23-57. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315120454
Burns KJ, McGraw K, Shultz AJ, Stoddard MC, Thomas DB. Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens. In The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research. CRC Press. 2017. p. 23-57 https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315120454
Burns, Kevin J. ; McGraw, Kevin ; Shultz, Allison J. ; Stoddard, Mary C. ; Thomas, Daniel B. / Advanced methods for studying pigments and coloration using avian specimens. The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research. CRC Press, 2017. pp. 23-57
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