Carpenter, F.L. 1975. Bird hematocrits: effects of high altitude and strength offlight. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 50A: 415-417.
Carpenter, F.L. 1976. Ecology and evolution in an Andean Hummingbird. University of California Publications in Zoology, vol. 106, 74 pp.
Carpenter, F.L. 1976 Plant-pollinator interactions in Hawaii: pollination energetics of Metrosideros collina (Myrtaceae). Ecology 57: 1125-1144.
Carpenter, F.L. and R.E. MacMillen. 1976. Threshold model of feeding territoriality and test with a Hawaiian Honeycreeper. Science 194: 639-642.
MacMillen, R.E. and F.L. Carpenter. 1977. Daily energy costs and body weight in nectarivorous birds. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 56A: 439-441.
Ewald, P.W. and F.L. Carpenter. 1978. Territorial responses to energy manipulations in the Anna Hummingbird. Oecologia 31:277-292.
Carpenter, F.L. 1979. Competition between hummingbirds and insects for nectar. Amer. Zool. 19: 1105-1114.
Carpenter, F.L. and H.F. Recher. 1979. Pollination, reproduction and fire. Amer. Nat. 113: 871-879.
Carpenter, F.L. and R.E. MacMillen. 1980. Resource limitation, foraging strategies and community structure in Hawaiian Honeycreepers. Proc. XVII Inter. Omith. Congress 2: 1100-1104.
MacMillen, R.E. and F.L. Carpenter. 1980. Evening roosting flights of the honeycreepers Himatione sanguinea and Yestiaria coccinea on Hawaii. Auk 97: 28-37.
Carpenter, F.L. 1983. Pollination energetics in avian communities: simple concepts and complex realities. Ch. 10 in Handbook of Experimental Pollination Ecology, Eds. C.E. Jones and R.J. Little. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY, NY.
Carpenter, F.L., D.C. Paton, and M.A. Hixon. 1983. Weight gain and adjustment of feeding territory size in migrant hummingbirds. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 80: 7259-7263.
Hixon, M.A., Carpenter, F.L., and D.C. Paton. 1983. Territory area, flower density, and time budgeting in hummingbirds: an experimental and theoretical analysis. Amer. Nat. 122: 366-391.
Paton, D.C. and F.L. Carpenter. 1984. Peripheral foraging by territorial Rufous Hummingbirds: defense by exploitation. Ecology 65: 1808-1819.
Diamond, J.M., W.H. Karasov, D. Phan, and F.L. Carpenter. 1986. Digestive physiology is a determinant of foraging bout frequency in hummingbirds. Nature 320: 62-63.
Karasov, W.H., D. Phan, J.M. Diamond, and F.L. Carpenter. 1986. Food passage and intestinal nutrient absorption in hummingbirds. Auk 103. 453-464.
Carpenter, F.L 1987. Introduction to the symposium: Territoriality: conceptual advances in field and theoretical studies. Amer. Zool. 27: 223-228.
Carpenter, F.L 1987. Food abundance and territoriality: to defend or not to defend? Amer. Zool. 27: 387-399.
Carpenter, F.L 1987. The study of territoriality: complexities and future directions. Amer. Zool. 27: 401-409.
Hixon, M.A. and F.L. Carpenter. 1988. Distinguishing energy maximizers from time minimizers: a comparative study of two hummingbird species. Amer. Zool. 28: 913-925.
Carpenter, F.L and M.A. Hixon. 1988. A new function for torpor: fat conservation in a wild migrant hummingbird. Condor 90: 373-378.
Carpenter, F.L. 1989. Pollen transfer efficiency compensates for pollinator crashes in a specialized bird-pollinated plant. Acta. XIX Congressus Internationalis Omithologici. Vol. I, 537-548. U. Ottawa Press.
Carpenter, F.L. and M.A. Hixon. 1992. Fighting Rufous Hummingbirds. Anima 2: 5964. (Japanese natural history magazine, in Japanese)
Carpenter, F.L., M.A. Hixon, C.A. Beuchat, R.W. Russell, and D.C. Paton. 1993. Biphasic mass gain in migrant Rufous Hummingbirds: body composition changes, torpor, and ecological significance. Ecology 74: 1173-1182.
Carpenter, F.L., M.A. Hixon, R.W. Russell, D.C. Paton and E.J. Temeles. 1993. Interference asymmetries among age-sex classes of Rufous Hummingbirds during migratory stopovers. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 33: 305-312.
Russell, R.W., F.L. Carpenter, M.A. Hixon, and D.C. Paton. 1994. The impact of variation in stopover habitat quality on migrant Rufous Hummingbirds. Conservation Biology 8: 483-490.