Posts about past and current research that I have been involved in from graduate school to the current day.
Offshore wind bird and bat post-construction monitoring with Acoustic and Thermographic Offshore Monitoring (ATOM)
Smart curtailment technology reduces bat mortality by shutting down turbines when bats are present and wind speeds are moderate
We collaborated with a wind developer and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to develop an Eagle Conservation Plan for an Oklahoma wind facility.
We present a model for predicting electrocution risk of bald eagles and wood storks on distribution poles in Florida.
This study presents the results of a landfill’s bird surveys and recommends a bird control plan to minimize gull activity and associated hazards.
Eagle nest monitoring is required when human disturbance occurs within 660 feet of an active nest. Here the basic nest monitoring and reporting requirements are described.
Landscape habitat variables can influence wetland breeding birds’ occupancy of an area. This research examines the effects of landscape habitat variables on wetland birds in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States.
The invasive Monk Parakeet commonly nests on electric utility structures, which can cause power outages when the nest touches energized hardware. I evaluated how Monk Parakeet distributions changed in south Florida from 2001 to 2007 to determine where current and future outages would be most likely.
My Master’s work compared two different double-observer point count methods for surveying birds. The approach where both observers worked together performed better than the approach where observers worked independently.