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The ecological and evolutionary impacts of agricultural management on songbirds

  • 12/6/2012 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
  • Event Type: Seminar

The ecological and evolutionary impacts of agricultural management on songbirdsNoah Perlut, Assistant Professor, University of New England,

Research Interests
I study the joint ecological and evolutionary consequences of using human-managed habitats as wildlife habitat. In 2002 I began a long-term research project on how hayfield and pasture management affects the life-histories of grassland songbirds. Along with ecology and evolution work, this project has expanded to create and explore federal policies that balance landowners' economic and birds' life-history needs. Additional projects include: studying grey squirrel ecology on the UNE campus; exploring the ecology of urban roof-nesting Herring Gulls; evaluating the marsh bird communities on the Saco River; exploring what the ideal farm looks like--both in terms of maximizing farm production as well as biodiversity.