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.
FW 5571 Avian Conservation and Management
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.
Doherty, K.E., D.E. Andersen, J. Meunier, E. Oppelt, R.S. Lutz, and J.G. Bruggink. 2010. Past patch quality as a predictor of future habitat selection: relating movement behavior of American woodcock to environmental factors. Wildlife Biology 16:379-388.
Henneman, C. and D.E. Andersen. 2009. Occupancy models of nesting‐season habitat associations of red‐shouldered hawks in central Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1316‐1324.
Reiter, M.E., D.E. Andersen, and C.W. Boal. 2008. Species composition, distribution, and habitat associations of anurans in a subarctic tundra landscape near Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Field‐Naturalist 122:129‐137.
Streby, H.M. J.M. Refsnider, S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2008. Barred owl predation on hermit thrush and ovenbird fledglings. Journal of Raptor Research 42:296‐298.
Sammler, J.E.., D.E. Andersen, and S. Skagen. 2008. Population trends of tundra-nesting birds at Cape Churchill, Manitoba, in relation to increasing goose populations. Condor 110:325-334.
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