About The Author

I have broad interests in behavioral ecology, community ecology, and conservation of Hawaiian forests and forest birds.  The relationships between habitat variables and bird distribution, abundance, and demography as they relate to the conservation of Hawaiian forest birds have been a major theme of much of my past and current research.  Our lab strives to address hypotheses with a broad perspective, and uses techniques from various biological disciplines such as behavioral ecology, population biology, and vegetation ecology.

Habitat Fragmentation’s Effect On Oscine Passerine Bird Song

Most bird species around the world produce some sort of “song” that provides information important to mate attraction, territoriality, foraging, and predator avoidance. Often times, those individuals that sing the best (have the most complex songs with the greatest diversity of syllables) are also the most successful at holding territories, attracting the most females, and