My research is focused on three major tasks:
quantifying and synthesizing biodiversity responses to global change processes;
identifying proximate drivers of species and community responses to global change with field experiments; and
informing conservation decision-making using structured decision making, simulation models of population and community dynamics, and value of information analyses.
I am currently working to develop synthetic metrics of landscape health and supporting models that can inform strategic conservation actions at local and regional scales.
Developing a landscape health index for Missouri’s Priority Geographies
Identifying information needs for American Black Duck management
Quantifying the effects of shrub encroachment and land-use intensification on African savanna birds
Stanton Jr., R. A., W. W. Boone IV, J. Soto-Shoender, R. J. Fletcher Jr., N. Blaum,and R. A. McCleery. 2018. Shrub encroachment and vertebrate diversity: a global meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:368-379.http://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12675
Stanton Jr., R. A., A. D. Burke, K. M. Carrlson, D. C. Kesler, J. Faaborg, and F. R.Thompson III. 2018. Retention of Radio Transmitters Tail-mounted on Six Bird Species. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:67-71. http://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.846
Stanton Jr., R. A., J. T. Shapiro, J. A. Laskowski, and R. A. McCleery. 2017. Dynamic figures should be a central feature of scientific articles. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15:427-428. http://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1532
Stanton Jr., R. A., F. R. Thompson III, and D. C. Kesler. 2015. Site occupancy of brown-headed nuthatches varies with habitat restoration and range-limit context. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:917-926. http://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.903
Stanton Jr., R. A., D. C. Kesler, and F. R. Thompson, III. 2014. Resource configuration and abundance affect space use of a cooperatively breeding resident bird. The Auk 131:407-420. https://doi.org/10.1642/AUK-13-186.1