Welcome to the (Land and Sea) Bird Migration Research Group!

 

A little about the head honcho, big cheese…

Prior to coming to URI, I was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). I earned my PhD from University of California at Davis where I studied the physiological ecology of arctic-nesting geese, and an MSc from Iowa State University where I studied the behavioral ecology of a threatened species of salamander. I earned a BA in Biology from Hiram College (Ohio). Our research group primarily focuses on the nutrition, physiology, and ecology of wild vertebrates, with an emphasis on migratory birds of conservation interest. Current research topics include the physiology and ecology of songbirds during migration; habitat use, diet, and nutrition of arctic-nesting geese, sea ducks, and migratory songbirds; forest management to support healthy bird populations; exercise physiology of long-distance migratory songbirds; effects of climate change on migratory birds; how offshore wind farms affect migratory birds.