My research is driven by an interest in understanding wildlife-habitat associations. My research projects are diverse but aim to understand the factors explaining why species occur where and when they do, patterns of animal movement in search of suitable conditions, and the consequences of movement and habitat selection on fitness and species distributions at various scales. Understanding species’ habitat requirements is a fundamental component of animal conservation and management; thus, my research program includes applied components as well as theoretical ones. My research program can be divided into four general areas: (1) migration ecology, (2) wildlife responses to bioenergy crops, (3) wildlife-habitat associations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and (4), evaluation and application of acoustic recording systems for monitoring wildlife. The ecological processes I study are inherently complex; thus, my research is multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative, combining aspects of biology, computer science, remote sensing, atmospheric science, geography, and engineering. I enjoy working with a diverse range of people including researchers and students at universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as private land owners in the United States and Mexico.
Scale-dependent habitat use by fall migratory birds: vegetation architecture, floristics, and geographic consistency (with John T. Rotenberry), Ecological Monographs (2008)
Animal habitat selection is a central focus of ecology and conservation biology. Understanding habitat associations...