Human Impacts Projects

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 Habitat Fragmentation

  • Effects of urban development on breeding bird diversity: The role of diet and migration
  • Investigation of neotropical migrant songbirds on Fort Lee Army Base
  • Importance of shoreline condition on bank-dependent birds of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Influence of patch size on breeding bird communities within grassland and shrubland habitats
  • Influence of forest patch size on use by passerines during fall migration
  • Influence of patch size and landscape context on the distribution of American kestrels

 Contaminants

  • Brominated fire retardant loads in raptors: A comparison between China and North America
  • Assessing mercury loads in Nelson’s and Saltmarsh sparrows wintering in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Species-specific accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in birds of prey from the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Mercury loads in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles
  • An investigation of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in peregrine falcon eggs
  • Bald eagle productivity and contaminant monitoring at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland
  • Environmental contaminants in blood, feathers, and eggs of bald eagles on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

 Mortality Hazards

  • Estimating mortality limits for waterbird populations using the Atlantic Flyway for use in wind energy development
  • Managing the impact of wild birds on food safety and farm hygiene
  • Influence of median plant removal on automobile-related bird mortality
  • The influence of thorny eleagnus along interstate highways on bird mortality
  • Factors contributing to bald eagle electrocutions on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • An investigation of waterbird interactions with power lines on Smith Island, Maryland