William DeLuca

Past NE CASC Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts


Department of Environmental Conservation, Landscape Ecology Lab


M.S., 2003, Biology, George Mason University
B.S., 1998, Interdisciplinary, Plymouth State University
Ph.D., 2013, Wildlife Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst



Research Assistant, 2006-2012, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Research Technician, 2002-2006, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Research Technician, 2002-2006, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Teaching Assistant, 2000-2002, George Mason University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012-present, North Atlantic LCC Designing Sustainable Landscapes Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests: 

I am interested in understanding the biotic, abiotic and anthropogenic drivers that are responsible for determining species’ distributions and demography. I currently work on the North Atlantic LCC’s Designing Sustainable Landscapes project as one of the principal team members. The purpose of this project is to assess the capability of current and future landscapes and climate to provide integral ecosystems and suitable habitat for a suite of representative species, and provide guidance for strategic habitat conservation. I am also working on other projects aimed at identifying factors that determine montane bird distributions and reproductive success along elevational gradients. 

Recent Publications

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Deluca, W. V., Woodworth B.. K., Rimmer C.. C., Marra P.. P., Taylor P.. D., McFarland K.. P., et al. (2015).  Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird. Biology Letters. 112768806641346487771063233858319787712638, 20141045 - 20141045.
Deluca, W. V., & King D. I. (2014).  Influence of hiking trails on montane birds. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 78, 494 - 502.