CV & Publications

I earned my B.S. from Canisius College in 2004, my M.S. from The University of Maine in 2008, and my Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. To see more details of my previous work and experience, please click here.


Covino, K.M., J.M. Jawor, S.R. Morris, and F.R. Moore. Sex-specific Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal axis sensitivity in migrating songbirds. Hormones and Behavior 97:112-120. Link

Elias, S.P., P. Keenan, J.L. Kenney, S.R. Morris, K.M. Covino, S. Robinson, K.A. Foss, P.W. Rand, C. Lubelczyk, E.H. Lacombe, J. Mutebi, D. Evers, and R.P. Smith Jr. 2017. Seasonal patterns in eastern equine encephalitis virus antibody in songbirds in southern Maine. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, doi:10.1089/vbz.2016.2029. Link

Moore, F.R., K.M. Covino, W.B. Lewis, T.J. Zenzal Jr, and T.J. Benson. 2017. Effect of fuel deposition rate on departure fuel load of migratory songbirds during spring stopover along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Avian Biology, 48:123–132. PDF

Covino, K.M., J.M. Jawor, J.F. Kelly, and F. R. Moore. 2017. Overlapping life-history stages in migrating songbirds: Variation in circulating testosterone and testosterone production capacity. Journal of Ornithology, 158:203–212. PDF

Morris, S. R., J. D. Jacobs, K. M. Covino, and P. D. Taylor. 2016. Autumn migratory patterns of the Blackpoll Warbler at a continental scale. Auk, 133:41-51. PDF

Covino, K.M. 2015. Field determination of sex using morphometrics in the Northern Waterthrush and Swainson’s Thrush. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 127:706-711. PDF

Covino, K.M., S.R. Morris, and F. R. Moore. 2015. Patterns of testosterone in three Nearctic-Neotropical migratory songbirds during spring passage. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 224:186-193. Link

Covino, K.M, and B. Cooney. 2015. Daytime sleeping behavior observed in a Black-and-White Warbler during spring stopover. Animal Migration, 2:44-46. PDF

Covino, K. M., R. L. Holberton, and S. R. Morris. 2014. Factors influencing migratory decisions made by songbirds on spring stopover in the
 Gulf of Maine. Journal of Avian Biology, 45. Link

Covino, K. M. and R. L. Holberton. 2011. The influence of energetic condition on flight initiation and orientation of migratory songbirds in the Gulf of Maine region. Auk, 128(2):313-320. PDF

Sheets, H. D., K. M. Covino, J. M. Panasiewicz, and S. R. Morris. 2006. Comparison of Geometric Morphometric Outline Methods in the Discrimination of Age-Related Differences in Feather Shape. Frontiers in Zoology, 3:15. PDF

Morris, S. R., A. M. Larracuente, K. M. Covino, M. S. Mustillo, K. E. Mattern, D. A. Liebner, and H. D. Sheets. 2006. Utility of open population models: Limitations posed by parameter estimability in a case study using migratory stopover. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 118(4):513-526. PDF

Stay tuned for:
Covino, K.M., S.R. Morris, and P. D. Taylor. In prep. Spring migration of Blackpoll Warblers across North America. TBD.