Habitat ecology of neotropical migratory birds (NTMBs) in the Madrean Archipelago. Effects of prescribed fire on breeding and wintering birds in the American Southwest. Wildfire effects on bird and small mammal communities. Effects of fire risk abatement and restoration treatments on bird and small mammal populations.
Habitat ecology; population ecology; conservation biology; fire effects on birds and small mammals; effects of restoration on wildlife; effects of fuels reduction on wildlife; conservation planning
Managing for wildlife requires a basic understanding of their ecology, hence much of my works focuses on habitat and resource use at hierarchies of space and time. Further, managers have various options for treatments they place on the ground. Understanding responses of key species and wildlife communities to these treatments will provide managers with critical information for making informed decisions.
I've worked on various taxa including amphibians, reptiles, birds and small mammals. Much of this work has focused on habitat associations, resource use, and population response to natural or human perturbation. Understanding factors that influence population status provides the basis for developing options that managers can use to ensure population persistance at appropriate spatial scales.