Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Ashley Ballou and I started a project this winter, with help from Ben Padilla and Molly Lawry. We are considering how natural and human-induced landscape heterogeneity influences the abundance and behavior of forest songbirds, specifically focusing on black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, and downy woodpeckers. We are linking measures from the field with a geographic analysis in our new landscape ecology laboratory. We’ll be collecting data one more year before we analyze and try to publish it.