Migratory Research

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Many bird species migrate to Tennessee from Canada, and take up residence on our wetlands. We are researching the importance of mudflats and how that habitat impacts shorebirds.


Recent Publications

Population trends in Vermivora warblers are linked to strong migratory connectivity.  Kramer, G. R., D. E. Andersen, D. A. Buehler, et al.  2018.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1718985115.

An evaluation and comparison of conservation guidelines for an at-risk migratory songbird McNeil, D. J., K. Aldinger, M. Bakermans, D. A. Buehler, et al.  2017.  Global Ecology and Conservation 9:90-103..

Feather corticosterone levels are related to age and future body condition, but not to subsequent fitness, in a declining migratory songbird Boves, T. A., G. D. Fairhurst, C. S. Rushing, and D. A. Buehler.  2016.  Conservation Physiology, 4(1):cow041.

Molecular detections of the causative agent of White-nose Syndrome in Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesqui) and two species of migratory bats in the Southeastern U.S.  Bernard, R. F., J. T. Foster, E. V. Willcox, K. L. Parise, and G. F. McCracken.  2015.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51:519-522.

Recent Advances in Migratory Connectivity Research on Golden - winged Warblers.  Buehler, D. A., H. M. Streby, D. E. Anderson, P. B. Wood, S. Peterson, G. Kramer, and J. Lehman.  2014.  Joint Meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight.

Effects of forest management practices on migratory birds in the southern appalachian mountains.  Isenhower, A., and D. A. Buehler.  2014.  Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society.

Roost tree use by female Indiana bats in Tennessee during the Migratory and Pre-maternity periods.  Jackson, R. T., E. V. Willcox, P. Sirajuddin, D. Thames, C. Simpson, T. Hopkins, and J. Campbell.  2014.  44th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research, Albany, NY, Albany, NY. October 22−25, 2014.

The value of transient mud. How Tennessee Valley mud benefits migratory birds Minser, W. G., M. J. Gray, Laux, John, and Wirwa, Drew.  2011.  The Wildlife Professional 5:35-37.

Synchrony in resource supply and demand and its impact on a migratory songbird.  Stodola, K. W., Cooper, R. J., D. A. Buehler, Kim, D. H., Franzreb, K. E., Hunter, M, and Lindner, E. T..  2010.  Journal of Avian Biology 41:In Press.

Relative influence of male and female care in determining nestling mass in a migratory songbird.  Stodola, K. W., E. T. Lindner, D. A. Buehler, K. E. Franzreb, D. H. Kim, and R. J. Cooper.  2010.  Journal of Avian Biology 41:515-522.

Avian community response to grazing intensity on monoculture and mixed Florida pastures.  Willcox, E. V., G. W. Tanner, W. M. Giuliano, and R. McSorley.  2010.  Rangeland Ecology and Management, 63(2):203-222. [Abstract]

Synchrony in resource supply and demand and its impact on a migratory songbird.  Stodola, K. W., R. J. Cooper, D. A. Buehler, D. H. Kim, K. E. Franzreb, M. Hunter, and E. T. Linder.  2009.  Journal of Avian Biology 41.