Editorial Team

 Editors-in-Chief


Editor Image Alexander L. Bond Bird Group, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Tring, UK Website

Broadly speaking, I'm a conservation biologist, with a focus on birds on islands and in the marine environment. My main focus is the effect of invasive species on island fauna, threats to seabirds at-sea, and pollution, mainly plastics and trace elements. As the curator in charge of the Natural History Museum's ca. 1 million bird specimens, I also examine and facilitate studies of avian traits, distributions, systematics, taxonomy, and historical ecology. I'm also the co-lead of the Adrift Lab, based at the University of Tasmania (https://adriftlab.org/)

seabirds, conservation, invasive species, islands, pollution

Editor Image Keith A. Hobson Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; Environment and Climate Change Canada, Wildlife Research Division, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Website

Keith Hobson is a senior research scientist with Environment Canada, Science and Technology Branch and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan. His research has focused on applied ecology and conservation of a broad range of avian taxa. A major research tool has been the use of naturally occurring stable isotopes of several elements as tracers of nutrition, contaminants , reproductive investment and movements of birds and insects. Hobson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was previous editor of Waterbirds and serves on a number of journal editorial boards

Conservation and management, development and use of stable isotope methods, migration and connectivity

 Subject Editors


Ray T. Alisauskas Enviornment & Climate Change Canada & University of Saskatchewan

population biology, waterfowl ecology, arctic

Editor Image Nicholas J Bayly SELVA: Investigación para la Conservación en el Neotropico Website

Nick Bayly is the migratory species manager at the Colombian NGO SELVA. His research interests include the determination of bird migration strategies to facilitate the conservation of habitats on which the success of migration depends, the wintering ecology of migrants in the Neotropics and in answering basic ecological questions about understudied threatened and endemic Neotropical birds. He is currently working on the Neotropical Flyway Project, which aims to identify critical stopover regions in Central America and northern South America through broad-scale occupancy surveys, mark-recapture mist-netting stations and the deployment of radio-transmitters. As a certified bird bander since the age of 16, he is also passionate about molt strategies and monitoring techniques.

migration ecology, conservation, habitat quality, Neotropical biodiversity, molt

Editor Image Erin Bayne Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Website

Erin is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. His research centers on understanding the cumulative ecological impacts of human activities on biodiversity, with birds as a focus. His research combines behavioral, population, and community ecology in combination with cutting edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems, and habitat modelling to achieve this goal. Current areas of emphasis include understanding the factors driving population dynamics of prairie raptors across their entire annual cycle, continental scale modelling of human land-use & climate change impacts on birds, and the use of automated recording technology for improving the capability of environmental monitoring.

population dynamics, biodiversity monitoring, avian conservation, density estimation, scenario modelling

Editor Image Erik Blomberg University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Website

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine. My research seeks to evaluate relationships between environmental processes and wildlife demographics to better understand species' population ecology and inform conservation. I'm particularly interested in upland gamebirds, and I've worked extensively with grouse and more recently American woodcock. Research in my lab uses radio-telemetry, capture-mark-recapture, and other associated quantitative methods such as occupancy analysis and population modelling.

grouse, woodcock, capture-mark-recapture, population modelling, radio-telemetry,

Editor Image Kevin R Burgio Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut; Education Dept., Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Website

Kevin Burgio is a research scientist with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut and Program leader and Research Specialist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He is broadly interested in the processes that form and limit where species are distributed. He uses an integrative approach to examine historical ecology, community assembly, biogeography, biodiversity patterns, the effects of climate change on communities, and extinction. His goal is to help bridge the divide between ecological theory and on-the-ground conservation to make the best possible decisions not just for today but also for the future.

community ecology, species distribution modelling, biodiversity, extinction, biogeography, historical ecology

Editor Image Sergio A. Cabrera Cruz Website

I am a PhD student at the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology of the University of Delaware. My interests range from describing the basic patterns of bird migration through Mexico and other Neotropical areas, to evaluating the impact that anthropogenic factors and activities have on the distribution of migratory birds, both on the ground and aloft in the aerial habitat. Currently, I am focused on assessing the effect that artificial lights at night have on different aspects of nocturnal bird migration, but I have also evaluated the direct and indirect impact of wind farms to diurnal and nocturnal migratory birds in southern Mexico.

aeroecology, anthropogenic impacts, environmental impacts, migration ecology, radar

Editor Image Andrew J. Campomizzi Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario; Trent University Website

Andrew's research examines spatial and temporal patterns of avian distribution, abundance, and reproductive success. His goal is to contribute to a better understanding of avian ecology to provide practical information for conservation. Andrew uses various approaches to address research questions including field and lab research, analyzing new and existing datasets, fitting statistical models and simulating data, and using geographic information systems.

conservation, demography, habitat selection, study design

Editor Image André A. Dhondt Cornell University, USA Website

André's research is diverse. He is a population and behavioral ecologist who became a disease ecologist after he started a study on the interactions between the bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum and house finches. He his still very interested in interspecific competition.

disease ecology, population ecology, behavioral ecology, citizen science

Editor Image Pierre Drapeau Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada Website

Pierre's research program is focusing on the patterns and processes that are structuring bird assemblages in naturally disturbed and timber managed landscapes, particularly with regards to the cavity-nesting bird community and its complex biotic interactions. This research is aimed at determining conservation targets that allow persistence of birds in managed landscapes and reduce the gap with landscapes under natural disturbance regimes. He and his students use field approaches that range from point counts, playbacks and spot-mapping to nest monitoring of breeding bird populations in landscapes under different disturbance dynamics (natural and human-induced). His research interests also include food webs with regards to trophic links between birds, saproxylic insects and decaying trees in forest ecosystems.

Habitat alteration, population and community ecology, changing landscapes, habitat selection, deadwood ecology, conservation targets

Editor Image Brad Fedy University of Waterloo Website

My research examines factors that influence fitness of animal populations at multiple scales-from genes to landscapes. The impetus for most of my research emerges from important conservation issues; however, I also endeavor to answer general ecological questions to improve concepts and theory in ecology and evolution. I focus on questions examining habitat prioritization, landscape genetics, population trends, and social behaviour.

landscape genetics, habitat selection, population trends, Tetraoninae

Editor Image Auriel M.V. Fournier Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Website

Auriel is the Director of Forbes Biological Station, a part of the Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois. She is a wetland bird ecologist who's work focuses on the management of wetlands, as well as using structured decision making to tackle natural resource conservation problems.

wetlands, migration, rallidae

Editor Image Charles M. Francis Canadian Wildlife Service Website

My primary responsibility with Environment Canada is coordinating and managing bird monitoring programs in Canada, developing ways to improve bird-monitoring programs using novel approaches, and supporting activities to evaluate the effects of various stressors such as habitat loss and collisions with wind turbines and other structures on bird populations. Current research projects in my group include developing new tools and procedures to incorporate technologies such as digital microphones and recorders into bird monitoring programs; use of radars to measure patterns of bird and bat migration in relation to threats; using nocturnal flight calls and bat detectors to monitor birds and bats; developing improved statistical methods using Hierarchical Bayes to analyze bird monitoring data; and modeling bird population dynamics using mark-recapture data sets from bird marking programs.

demographic modelling, population monitoring, status assessment

Editor Image Cat Horswill ZSL Institute of Zoology Website

Cat Horswill is a Research Fellow at the ZSL Institute of Zoology and University College London. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research investigates the links between environmental variation, demography and population dynamics. Her research predominantly focuses on the ecology of seabirds, although she also works on other marine top predators and terrestrial birds. Her research uses statistical methods to analyse behavioural, demographic and population data.

Demography, Population dynamics, Quantitative analysis, Seabirds

Editor Image Jennifer L Lavers University of Tasmania Website

My research areas encompass the direct and indirect effects of chemical and physical pollution, especially plastics, on wildlife and habitats in the Southern Hemisphere. Particular interest in sub-lethal effects, quantifying population-level impacts, developing robust methods to ensure data are collected in a systematic and repeatable manner, and identification of mitigation techniques that minimise harm to ecosystems or reduce/eliminate waste production. Strong believer that tackling the big questions in science requires collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches that engage the wider community.

Editor Image Elizabeth Masden North Highland College, University of the Highlands and Islands

My current research focuses on i) the potential ornithological
impacts of human activities such as marine renewable energy
developments as well as oil and gas extraction on the environment, and
ii) the impacts of marine litter on seabirds. I also have an interest
in cumulative impacts but more generally I am interested in population
dynamics and spatial ecology including animal movement.

Editor Image Erica Nol Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Website

Erica Nol is a Professor of Biology at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Her research focuses on the biology and conservation of arctic and sub-arctic breeding shorebirds in North America as well as anthropogenic factors influencing demography of songbirds in a variety of habitats in Southern Ontario. She is Past-President of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists and currently serving as Vice-President of the Waterbird Society.

shorebird conservation and ecology, land-bird conservation, forests and birds

Editor Image Katherine Renton Estación de Biología Chamela, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Jalisco, México Website

Katherine Renton has been conducting research on the ecology of Psittacines and other cavity-nesting birds in tropical dry and moist forests of Latin America for over 30 years. Her research interests focus on avian reproductive strategies, nest-site selection, and plant-animal interactions of granivorous and frugivorous birds. She has also conducted research on behavioral ecology and bioacoustics of Psittacines, as well as radio-telemetry studies to determine home-range, habitat use, and movements of birds in tropical dry forest. Katherine is Past-President of the Mexican Parrot Subcommittee, and the Society for the Conservation and Study of Birds in Mexico, and has actively collaborated with Mexican government authorities on avian conservation issues.

Psittaciformes, cavity-nesters, reproductive strategies, plant-animal interaction, radio-telemetry, nest-site selection, behavioral ecology

Editor Image John R. Sauer USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USA Website

I participate in a variety of research projects united by the general themes of population ecology, survey design and analysis, geographic and temporal analysis of population change, analysis of count data, geographical ecology, and summary and display of large-scale surveys.

birds, population change, population ecology, surveys.

Editor Image Jean-Pierre L. Savard Environment Canada, Canada Website

Retired in 2012 from Environment Canada. Emeritus Scientist for Environment Canada since 2012. Research interest include urban birds, forest birds and sea ducks.

urban birds, forest birds, sea ducks,

Editor Image Fiona KA Schmiegelow Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Northern ENCS Program, Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT, Canada; Boreal Avian Modelling Project

Fiona Schmiegelow is a Professor and Director of the Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program, a unique partnership between the University of Alberta and Yukon College. Her general interests are in the areas of wildlife and landscape ecology, with a focus on the effects of land-use policies and practices on northern ecosystems. She leads several collaborative research efforts, including the Boreal Ecosystems Analysis for Conservation Networks (BEACONs) Project and the Boreal Avian Modeling (BAM) Project, both of which involve the compilation and analysis of large data sets spanning boreal regions of Canada and Alaska, and their application to conservation planning in these areas. Schmiegelow is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and serves on several editorial boards, as well as acting as scientific advisor to a number of government and non-government initiatives focused on sustainable land-use and biodiversity conservation.

conservation, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, adaptive management

Sampath Seneviratne

Editor Image Dave Shutler Acadia University, Canada Website

I'm a professor of Biology and have been at Acadia since 1998. I study reproductive ecology of tree swallows and Leach's storm-petrels, and also do research on honey bee parasites.

reproductive ecology, parasites, stressors

Editor Image Katie E. Sieving University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Website

My current research focuses on landscapes of fear, ecological acoustics, and landscapes of information as they relate to population and community processes. Otherwise I am broadly trained in ecology and conservation biology of forest bird communities.

ecological acoustics, risk perception, Paridae, information use

Editor Image Philip D. Taylor Department of Biology, Acadia University, 33 Westwood Ave, Wolfville, NS, Canada, B4P 2R6 Website

I am ecologist, interested in the study of animal movement. I completed my PhD in 1993, working with Gray Merriam on the effects of landscape structure on the population dynamics of an Odonate. Since then I have studied animal movement in a variety of taxa, from insects, to mammals and birds. Since about 2000 I have focussed on post-fledging and migratory movements of birds, with a recent emphasis on the use of automated tracking networks for studying regional and continent-wide movements of passerines.

animal movement, telemetry, radar, landscape

Editor Image Scott A Taylor University of Colorado Boulder Website

Scott Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Research in his lab is focused on using natural hybrid zones and recent radiations to understand the genetic bases of traits involved in reproductive isolation, population divergence, and speciation, and the impacts of anthropogenic change, including climate change, on species distributions, interactions, and evolution. He and his lab are fascinated by natural history and the intersections between art and science, and are committed to doing their part to increase diversity and make our community inclusive and supportive.

hybridization, speciation, genomics, natural history

Editor Image Wayne E. Thogmartin USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Website

My career and research interests include advancing a dynamic body of research in landscape and habitat ecology for animals declining in abundance, asking new questions of multiple, combined data sets to gain novel insight into the dynamics of animal populations over space and time, and continuing to publish in peer-reviewed journals, translating science into guidance for practical, applicable management decisions. I am particularly interested in wildlife ecology, population biology of rare species, and population dynamics of birds. I participate on a number of committees and working groups such as the International Scientific Committee of Partners in Flight, USFWS Upper Mississippi River / Great Lakes Region All-bird Joint Venture Technical Committee, and a number of avian conservation working groups relating to rare and imperiled species (e.g., Cerulean Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Henslow's Sparrow).

conservation design and planning, mathematical ecology, population dynamics, species distribution modeling, statistical ecology

Editor Image Steven L. Van Wilgenburg Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service Website

Steve's main interest lies in understanding factors limiting populations of migratory birds throughout their annual cycle, with an emphasis on the conservation and management of boreal forest birds. Steve is involved in research and monitoring including the design and implementation of monitoring programs for boreal forest birds, conservation of migratory birds and their habitats at sites used throughout the annual cycle, R&D for tracking migration and monitoring birds, and science to support the recovery of threatened species.

boreal forest, conservation, migration, forestry, acoustic monitoring

Editor Image Marc-André Villard Université du Québec à Rimouski; Mount Allison University Website

Marc-André's research program focuses on processes underlying species response to human activities, mainly at the population level. He is especially interested in landscape-level processes such as dispersal, and ecosystem-level processes influencing the survival of nests and juveniles, as well as recruitment rate. He and his students use approaches ranging from intensive spot mapping surveys and monitoring of banded populations to stable isotope analysis to examine population dynamics under various degrees of habitat loss, fragmentation, or degradation. His research interests also include the behavioural response of individuals to nest predation risk and to various habitat alterations associated with forest management, agriculture, or other human activities.

landscape ecology, habitat fragmentation, population ecology, behaviour, conservation

Editor Image Scott Wilson Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, 5421 Robertson Road, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3Y3 Canada; Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, 2424 Main Mall, University of Britis

Scott Wilson is a research scientist with the Wildlife and Landscape Science Division of Environment Canada. His research focuses on population ecology and conservation biology with an emphasis on the mechanisms that limit migratory bird populations throughout the annual cycle. Current studies include the relative roles of climate and density during breeding and non-breeding periods on survival and movement of Neotropical migrants; factors driving emigration of Arctic geese and the consequences for metapopulation dynamics; assessing regional variation in species response to climate using Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count data; and the use of integrated population models to assess viability and management scenarios for species at risk.

population ecology, demography, mark-recapture, conservation, population modeling

Editor Image Michael B Wunder University of Colorado Denver Website

My research interests are focused on the ecological, behavioral, and evolutionary dynamics of migratory animal populations, and how those are related to demographics and decision making for management and conservation.

stable isotope ecology, migration, demographic models, survival models, mark-recapture, hierarchical models, occupancy models, abundance estimation

Avian Conservation and Ecology ISSN: 1712-6568