Full Professor, Department of Biology Distinguished Research Professor
PhD, Yale University
Lay Research Summary
My long term research examines the behavioural ecology and conservation of birds. My recent research used radiotelemetry to determine the survival of young birds after they leave nest, and tested how habitat quality affects juvenile survival. We have also used geolocators to track th ...read moree long distance migration movements of songbirds to their wintering grounds in Central and South America to understand how populations depend on specific regions thousands of kilometers away. read less
Scientific Research Summary
My long term research examines the behavioural ecology and conservation of birds. My recent research has used radiotelemetry to determine the survival of young birds after they leave nest, and is testing how forest fragmentation and logging affects this fledgling survival. We are also using geolocat ...read moreors to track the long distance migration movements of songbirds to understand seasonal carry-over effects and the extent to which breeding populations depend on specific wintering regions.read less
Connecting breeding, wintering, and migration sites by range-wide tracking of a declining migratory songbird
Journal: Conservation Biology
A trans-hemispheric migratory songbird does not advance spring schedules or increase migration rate in response to record-setting temperatures at breeding sites.
Journal: Plos One
Continent-wide tracking to determine migratory connectivity and tropical habitat associations of a declining aerial insectivore.
Journal: Proc Biol Sci.
Repeat tracking of individual songbirds reveals consistent migration timing but flexibility in route.
Journal: Plos One.
Effects of post-breeding moult and energetic condition on timing of songbird migration into the tropics.
Journal: Proc Biol Sci.
Dr. Stutchbury’s long term research focuses on the behavioural ecology and conservation of birds. By using radio-tracking devices Professor Stutchbury is able to follow the short-distance movements to determine the survival rates of young birds after they leave the nest. This information is important to songbird conservation and understanding whether reproduction is good enough to keep populations stable. Dozens of species of migratory songbirds are in steep decline, and we need to know what threats they face on migration. Professor Stutchbury is also employing the use of lightweight, electronic tracking devices known as geolocators to track the long-distance movements of songbirds in order to better understand how breeding songbird populations depend on specific migration and wintering regions.
Honours & Awards
President's Research Excellence Award2016
Board Member, Wildlife Preservation Canada, ---Type: ---
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