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Photo by Tristan Spinski
Welcome! Our lab conducts fieldwork and exploration in tropical and temperate systems to understand how environmental change affects wildlife populations and communities.
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NSF funding to study Amazonian bird declines
Research Funding - August 2023
NFWF funding to protect hibernating bats from white-nose syndrome
Research Funding - July 2023
Using indigenous bird knowledge to guide prescribed burns in California and Oregon
Research - June 2023
Mammals in Rio Campo, Equatorial Guinea
Published Research - January 2023
Effects of oil palm on migrant bird territoriality
Published Research - December 2022
Oil palm and migrant bird condition
Published Research - September 2022
Changes in tropical functional diversity
Published Research - August 2022
Habitat quality of oil palm for migratory birds
Published Research - May 2022
Neotropical migrants in Mexican oil palm
Published research - February 2021
Oil palm agriculture continues to expand throughout Latin America. In this study, we aimed to determine if overwintering migrant birds use oil palm farms in Mexico. Access our article in the Journal of Field Ornithology.
Adaptive significance of avian molt in the Neotropics
Published research - January 2021
White-plumed antbirds are the slowest molting songbird on earth. What selective pressures led to this and other unique molt patterns? Learn the answer to this and other molt related questions in our contribution in Ornithology.
Photo essay published on bird & molt research in the Wolfe Lab
Published research - December 2020
Explore the colors of songbird migration in a photo essay and unscripted interview that displays the ways distance and timing affect plumage.
Effects of fragmentation on Amazonian bird survival
Published research - November 2020
How does fragmentation influence bird survival in the Amazon? Learn how in our latest contribution in Avian Research.
Migrant habitat ecology on the wintering grounds
Published research - October 2020
Collaborative review focused on the habitat ecology of overwintering migrants in Central and South America published in Ornithological Applications.
Measuring site fidelity among molting songbirds
Published research - September 2020
Tackling a difficult question: do migratory songbirds exhibit site fidelity to molting grounds? Learn more by reading our latest contribution in Ornithology.
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