Ruth Beck

Associate Professor

Office: Millington Hall 110
Phone: 757 221 2217
Email: [[rabeck]]
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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.