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Jeffrey A. Stratford, Ph.D.    

376 Stark Learning Center

Wilkes University, PA 18766 USA

Jeffrey dot Stratford at wilkes dot edu

570-332-2942

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My blog: Concrete Ornithology

 

Assistant Professor of Biology, Wilkes University  
Liaison between Wilkes University and Wallop's Island Marine Science Consortium
Associated with The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and

Wilkes Institute for Environmental Science and Sustainability

 

Education

B.S. (Biology), 1987-1991, Rutgers University 
M.S. (Biology), 1993-1997, Southeastern Louisiana University and Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project
     Advisor: Phil Stouffer
    Thesis: Effects of Forest Fragmentation on Neotropical Terrestrial Insectivores
Ph.D. (Biology), 1999-2005, Auburn University, Biology and Center for Forest Sustainability 
    Advisor: W. Douglas Robinson (currently at Oregon State University)
    Dissertation Title: Effects of Land Use Change on Avian Communities

Research

         South American birds in fragmented landscapes

         Grasslands, meadows, and savannahs and grassland bird diversity in nePA (current project)

         The effects of urbanization on avian communities and ecosystem services Clay Caterpillar Project (current project)

         Ecotoxicology associated with natural gas drilling in eastern PA will post a link to state report soon

Teaching

Fall Courses

Spring Courses

Summer Courses

  Evolution and Population Biology (BIO225)

  Conservation Biology

 Field Zoology

  Archosaurs: Birds, Crocodiles and Dinosaurs

 Animal Behavior

 Biostatistics and Experimental Design (BIO347)

 

 Ecology (EES/BIO 344)

 

Publications

Ecosystem Services and Food Webs

         Curtis, R. A.W. Bartlow, S. Agosta, J. Clemmons, J. Stratford. Clay caterpillar whodunit: a customizable method for studying predator-prey interactions in the field. American Biology Teacher. In press.

         Bartlow, A.W., M. Kachmar, N. Lichti, R.K. Swihart, J.A. Stratford, M.A. Steele. 2011. Does multiple seed loading in Blue Jays result in selective dispersal of smaller acorns? Integrative Zoology 6:235-243. 

Contaminants

         Stratford, J.A. 2010. The effect of environmental contaminants on avian populations. In, S.K. Majumdar, T.L. Masters, M.Brittingham, R.M. Ross, R. Mulvihill, and J. Huffman (eds.) Avian Ecology and Conservation: A Pennsylvania Focus with National Implications. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. 

Conservation

         Stratford, J.A. and C.H. Şekercioğlu. In Press. Birds in Forest Ecosystems. In Handbook of Forest Ecosystems.

         Stratford, J.A. and M. Steele. 2011. Conservation Biology: An Overview In Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Case Study in Conservation.  Johns Hopkins University Press.

         Paul, E., J. Alexander, S. Finnegan, A.L. Bond. J.A. Stratford, S. Weidensaul. Call for Retraction, Bird Banding Opinion Piece Raises Objections [Commentary]. Wildlife Professional Spring 2012:68-69.

         Stratford, J.A. and J.W. Tucker. 2002. Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) nest in the east Gulf Coastal Plain of Alabama. Alabama Birdlife 48:10-12.

Neotropical Birds

         Stratford, J.A. and P.C. Stouffer. 2013. Microhabitat associations of terrestrial insectivorous birds in Amazonian rainforest and second-growth forests. Journal of Field Ornithology 84:1-12. Link to pdf

         Stratford, J.A. and W.D. Robinson. 2005. Gulliver travels to the fragmented tropics. Geographic variation in mechanisms of avian extinction. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:91-98.

         Stratford, J.A. 2004. Notes on nests of Ruddy Quail-doves (Geotrygon montana), Lesser Swallow-tailed Swifts (Panyptila cayennensis), mouse-colored antshrikes (Thamnophilus murinus), and Scale-backed Antbirds (Hylogphylax poecilinotus) from Central Amazonas, Brazil. Ornithologia Neotropical 15:265-267.

         Stratford, J.A. and P.C. Stouffer. 2001. Reduced feather growth rates of two common birds in a fragmented landscape near Manaus, Brazil. Conservation Biology 15:721-728.

         Stratford. J.A. 2000. A Ferruginous-backed Nest, Myrmeciza ferruginea, nest from Central Amazonas, Brazil. Ararajuba 8:43-44. (PDF)

         Stratford, J.A. and P.C. Stouffer. 1999. Local extinctions of terrestrial insectivorous birds in a fragmented landscape near Manaus, Brazil. Conservation Biology 13:1316-1326.

Urbanization

          Stratford, J.A. and W.D. Robinson. 2005. Distribution of neotropical migratory bird species across an urbanizing landscape. Urban Ecosystems 8:59-77.

As a statistics consultant

          Luo, Y., Z. Yang, M.A. Steele, Z. Zhang, J.A. Stratford, and H. Zhang. Hoarding without reward: rodent responses to repeated episodes of complete cache loss. Behavioral Processes. In Press

 

Awards

        2010 Wilkes University Outstanding New Faculty Award

        2014 Wilkes University Faculty Choice Award

 

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