Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 725-0387 office
(803) 725-3309 fax
My research interests include the ecology of breeding waterfowl (particularly wood ducks), with a focus on factors affecting individual fitness/fecundity and offspring quality, and climate effects on population productivity characteristics; the interactions of waterfowl and gamebirds in general (both local breeding and migrant populations) with environmental contaminants such as metals, metalloids, and radionuclides, the risks they present to the birds themselves and potential human consumers, and long-term patterns of natural attenuation of such contaminants in the environment; and, human-wildlife conflicts, particularly temporal and spatial patterns of bird populations in relation to bird/aircraft collisions and the potential for mitigating such hazards.