- Long-term monitoring for Eskimo Curlews:
- Conducting systematic searches of former fall stopover locations to detect the presence of surviving Eskimo Curlews.
- Forest bird communities:
- Characterizing the population distributions and habitat associations of all forest bird species of southern New England.
- Examining how environmental factors determine the geographic distribution of forest bird diversity.
- Examining how environmental factors influence seasonal shifts in the population distributions of permanent resident forest birds.
- Investigating the role of habitat fragmentation on the regional structure of forest bird communities.
- Marsh bird communities:
- Determining the underlying causes of the species-area effect in marsh bird communities
- Understanding how species-area relationships can be used to design wetland wildlife refuges.
- Endangered species conservation:
- Developing a continental approach toward prioritizing species endangerment at the state level.
- Establishing a long term monitoring program to detect the presence of surviving Eskimo Curlews
We are developing a series of high level educational resources that are based on modern learning theory and that will advance the state of environmental education. These include:
- PowerPoint presentations that follow the AP Environmental Science curriculum at a level of sophistication not otherwise available in commercially produced PowerPoints.
- Video productions that focus specifically on the habitats of southern New England. Productions examine these habitats in detail and correspond to our book on the same topics.
- Lab investigations that improve the level of sophistication of AP Environmental Science activities. They focus on advanced concepts and on the rigorous use of the scientific method in hypothesis testing.
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