1979 - B.S., Hobart College, Animal Behavior
1981 - M.S., Memorial College of Newfoundland, Psychology
1988 - Ph.D., City University of New York, Biology
Research Interests and Background
My research background is in Ornithology, specifically behavior and evolutionary ecology of birds. I have studied species limits in the Genus Geothlypis using behavioral and morphometric analyses. I have also conducted research on the ecology of seabirds in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. My current research is on geographic and temporal variation in bird song. I have been recording Mourning and MacGillivray's Warblers throughout their respective breeding ranges to determine the extent and nature of geographic variation in song wihtin each species. My future research will involve comparing variation between recordings I made in the 1980's with recent recordings from the early 2000's to examine how song differences evolve within populations over time.