Our background and interests lie in what makes island bird species unique and how threats to their survival and reproduction can change certain demographic parameters. Below is a sample of current research; links embedded in the text will direct you to our publications on these topics.
- Adaptive value of same sex pairing and sex ratio skews in seabirds
- Analysis of mark-recapture data in Hawaiian seabirds (Laysan Albatross) and forest birds (Elepaio, Puaiohi and Maui forest birds) to estimate survival and various life history parameters
- Investigating egg turning and incubation behavior in seabirds
- Evolution of nesting height in an endangered Hawaiian forest bird in response to a non-native predator
- Population genetics of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses and Elepaio
- Effects of habitat disturbance and mosquito-borne diseases on demography of the Hawaii Elepaio Reports 14, 32, and 60