Shorebird 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

Shorebird response to post-flood drawdowns on Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Newcomb, K. C., A. P. Monroe, J. B. Davis, and M. J. Gray.  2014.  Southeastern Naturalist, 13:744-761.

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.

Balancing Shorebird Needs with Recreational Water Use.  Gray, M. J.  2007.  Tennessee Land, Life and Science Provided contributions for Chuck Denney’s article October 2007.

Influences of Drawdown on Shorebird Use of Mudflats in Two East Tennessee River Reservoirs.  Laux, J. W., M. J. Gray, T. H. Henry, and R. D. Tankersley.  2007.  The 61st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Presentation and abstract.

Influences of Reservoir Drawdown on Shorebird Use and Food Resource Availability in Tennessee.  Laux, J. W., M. J. Gray, T. H. Henry, and R. D. Tankersley.  2007.  The 14th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Tucson, Arizona. Poster and abstract.