SENR was well represented at the NAOC and participated in the scientific program in a number of ways.
- Assistant Professor Christopher Tonra, “Adventitious molt in an overwintering migratory bird: color change, carotenoid content, and implications for seasonal interactions”
- Assistant Professor Alia Dietsch, “The role of societal values in shaping conservation-related attitudes and behaviors”
Presenting in the General Session
- Researcher Matthew Shumar presented, “Regional changes in breeding bird distributions: a strong proximate signal of land cover shifts in the face of growing climate pressure”
- Graduate student Kaley Donovan presented, “Songbird conservation on the landscape scale in southeast Ohio's public forestland using habitat suitability index models”
- Graduate student Bryce Adams presented, ""Predicting and describing gradients of forest breeding birds: linking ordination space to environmental gradients"
- Graduate student Elizabeth Ames presented, “Linking Winter Habitat, Phenology, and Post-Fledging Survival in a Migratory Songbird”
- Graduate student Alicia Brunner presented, “Seasonal changes in habitat utilization of Swainson's Warblers in response to moisture and prey abundance”
- Graduate student James Wright presented, “Do migratory Rusty Blackbirds have a third stationary period in their annual cycle? Automated telemetry reveals the ‘stopover’ ecology of a species in decline”
School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate student Alicia Brunner
presenting a lightning talk at the 2016 North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC.
Graduate student Brendan Shirkey presented, "Population monitoring, ecology, and habitat relationships of sora and
Virginia rails in northwestern Ohio"
- Graduate student Kristi Stein presented, “Growth and survival of nestlings in two island populations of Blackcrowned Night-Herons in southwestern Lake Erie”
School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate student Kristi Stein presenting her research
during the poster session at the 2016 North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC.
- Luke DeGroote presented, “The relationship between refueling performance, migratory flight calls, weather, and competition at an inland stopover site”
- Lionel Leston presented, “How well do local scale cumulative effects models predict boreal bird abundance at larger spatial extents?”
- Molly McDermott presented, “Long-term impacts of climate change on breeding bird phenology and productivity in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania”
- Desiree Narango presented, “Do exotic plants explain dietary shifts in nestlings of an insectivorous bird?”
- Daniel Shustack presented, “Daniel Habitat Selection and Nest Site Fidelity: Are we asking the right question?”
- Marja Bakermans presented, “Breeding bird communities in sites created by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices targeted for Golden-winged Warbler”
- Andrew Vitz presented, “A Strategy for Grassland Bird Conservation in Massachusetts”
Bryant Dossman presented, "Assessing Plasticity in the Migratory Behavior of a Songbirds Using the Motus Wildlife Tracking System"
- Laura Kearns presented, “Migration patterns of greater sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) from Ohio”
Jennifer Malpass, "Conserving our urban birds: Lessons from the OSU Yard Birds Project"