As part of the mission of the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, my research program emphasizes the study of terrestrial vertebrates, primarily birds, and their habitats. Recent research projects include (1) northern goshawk ecology in the western Great Lakes region, (2) ecology of geese and other breeding birds in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, (3) landscape ecology of red-shouldered hawks in Minnesota, and (4) fall ecology of American woodcock in the western Great Lakes region. Current research projects include those on forest songbird productivity in relation to forest management in north-central Minnesota, interactions of Canada and snow geese in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, distribution and abundance of anurans at Cape Churchill, Manitoba, and American woodcock population ecology.
Population ecology of wild birds as it relates to their management and conservation, the impacts of human activity on wildlife, applied population ecology and habitat/wildlife relationships, population and landscape ecology of raptors, habitat relationships of forest-nesting birds, population ecology and habitat relationships of upland game birds, and surveying and monitoring bird and other vertebrate populations.
Kramer, G.R., D.E. Andersen, D.A. Buehler, P.B. Wood, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, K.R. Aldinger, L.P. Bulluck, S. Harding, J.A. Jones, J.P Loegering, C. Smalling, R. Vallender, and H.M. Streby. 2018. Population trends in Vermivora warblers are linked to strong migratory connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1718985115.
Fronczak, D.L., D.E.Andersen, E.E. Hanna, and T.R. Cooper. 2017. Distribution and migration chronology of Eastern Population sandhill cranes. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1021-1032. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21272.
Kramer, G.R., H.M. Streby, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, D.A. Buehler, B.P. Wood, D.J. McNeil, J.L. Larkin, and D.E. Andersen. 2017. Nonbreeding isolation and population-specific migration patterns among three populations of Golden-winged Warblers. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119: 108-121. DOI: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-143.1.
Streby, H.M., D.E. Andersen, and D.A. Buehler. 2016. Golden-winged warbler ecology, conservation, and habitat management. Studies in Avian Biology, Cooper Ornithological Society, CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis. ISB no. 13:978-1-4822-4068-9.
Bruggeman, J.E., T. Swem, D.E. Andersen, P.L. Kennedy, and D. Nigro. 2016. Multi-season occupancy models identify abiotic and biotic factors influencing a recovering Arctic peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius population in a variable climate. Ibis 158:61-74. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12313.
Streby, H.M., G.R. Kramer, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, D.A. Buehler, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Tornadic storm avoidance behavior in breeding songbirds. Current Biology 25:1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.079.