Areas of Specialization
Ornithology, ecology, conservation biology
Year of arrival 1969. Associate Professor, tenured. B.A., Biology, Radford College, 1963; M. Ed., Biology, University of Virginia, 1966. Research interests:
Ornithology: Population dynamics of wading birds and seabirds (terns, herons, gulls and skimmers). Biological monitoring of colonial waterbirds.
Ecology: Behavior and population dynamics of Colonial and Solitary Beach Nesting Waterbirds. Biology of endangered and threatened species (Piping Plover, Least Tern and Red-cockaded Woodpecker).
Conservation Biology: Distribution, dispersal and decline of neotropical migrants in North America and Central America. Implementing management strategies and evaluating political and economic policies affecting avian endangered and threatened species.