Professor of Wildlife Science, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
He received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph. D. in Wildlife Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research program has focused on avian population ecology and developing effective conservation strategies for species of conservation concern. Recent research has focused on population viability and full life cycle conservation of Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers, two of the most rapidly declining passerines breeding in North America. In addition, he has been conducting population studies on upland gamebirds, including Wild Turkeys, Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, and American Woodcock. He has directed >50 MS, PhD, and post-doctoral students during his tenure at UT. He also teaches a graduate course in Avian Ecology and Conservation Science.