Graduate Fellow Graduates!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Richard Stanton was partially funded by the NECSC to complete his M.S. research and prepare two publications titled “Patch Occupancy By Brown-Headed Nuthatch Along A Range Extension Front Is Not Predicted Solely By Patch Quality”  and “Cost-Sensitive Resource Selection In A Cooperatively-Breeding Resident Bird.” 

Richard is working with Dylan Kesler (University of Missouri)and Frank Thompson (USDA Forest Service) to study Brown-headed nuthatches because this resident bird is a species of conservation concern and has limited dispersal abilities, but has the potential to expand its range northward in response to habitat restoration efforts and climate warming and could be a candidate for assisted migration.  Richard graduated in May 2013 (M.S) and begins a PhD program at University of Florida in August.