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Professor of Biology
Director of the Environmental Studies Program
University of Nebraska Omaha
Office: 422G Allwine Hall
Lab: 103 Allwine Hall
Ph: (402) 554-2849
Ph.D. Cornell University, Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1995
Dissertation Title: Effects of Short-term Changes in Environmental Conditions on the Foraging Ecology and Reproductive Success of Tree Swallows, Tachycineta bicolor. Major Professor: Dr. David W. Winkler.
B.Sc. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Zoology, 1987
Senior Thesis Title: Diel Periodicity of Movement and Feeding of Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Advisor: Dr. John Magnuson.
Elected Member, American Ornithologists' Union, 2012
2011-2012 Alumni Outstanding Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UNO
Governing Council, Association of Field Ornithologists (2010-2013)
Board of Directors, Ornithological Council (2010-2013)
Certified Senior Ecologist - Ecological Society of America (2008- )
Board of Trustees, The Nature Conservancy - Nebraska (2004 - )
2004 - Fellow, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program
2002 - Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies
2001 - Fellow, University of Nebraska Graduate Faculty
2000 - AAAS Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship
1998 - AAAS Science Policy Fellowship
1995 - Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University
1988-93 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
1990-91 Cooper Ornithological Society Student Membership Award
1988 - A.D. White Fellowship, Cornell University
August 2001 to Present: University of Nebraska Omaha
August 2008-June 2009: Visiting Scientist, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway
Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln School of Natural Resources
Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2001: AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow, USDA Forest Service, Research, Washington Office.
June 1998 - July 2001: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park.
Sept. 1998 - Aug. 2000: AAAS Science and Engineering Fellow, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
June 1996-May 1998: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.
Aug. 1995- Aug. 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport.
Summers 1994-1995: Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, Cortland, NY.
Ecological Society of America
American Ornithologists' Union
Cooper Ornithological Society
Association of Field Ornithologists
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS)
Society for Conservation Biology
The Wildlife Society
Please see my research pages to learn about my research interests
To learn about the work I have completed, see my page of publications