Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 1987.
M.A. Ecology and Systematic Biology, San Francisco State
B.A. Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 1979
Population Biology and Conservation of seabirds. Micro-habitat monitoring with sensor arrays. Use of GIS
technology in management of coastal and marine ecosystems, community planning and development.
Teaching and Professional Experience:
Oct 2009-present Elected to executive Council, Waterbird Society
July 2008-Aug 2009 Executive Council member Ecological Society of America
June 2000-June 2008 Associate Dean for Advanced Studies, College of the Atlantic
Oct 2005-Oct 2006 President, Society for Human Ecology
1987-present: Professor, College of the Atlantic,
1990-present: Associate Professor, Multiversidad Franciscana del Latina America, Montevideo, Uruguay
1990-1996 Commission Member, State of Maine Governor's Commission on Oil Spill Preparedness
May 1986 to August 1987: Research Assistant, University of Rhode Island Environmental Data Center.
Awards and Grants:
Linnaean Society of London –elected Fellow May 2007
W.H. Drury jr. Chair in Ecology/Natural History Oct 2002.
U.S. Dept. of Interior Outstanding Contribution Award. 1993
American Ornithologists Union Council Award, 1987
American Ornithologists Union Marcia Brady Tucker Award, 1987
University Fellowship, University of Rhode Island, 1984.
Member at Large, Sigma XI. Elected 1984.
U.S. Dept. of Interior/National Park Service. Acadia Fellowships Grant (ongoing)
L.L. Bean Research Fellowship 2007
Maine Space Grant 2006, 2007, 2009
Luce Foundation Grant 2002-2005
Dendroica Foundation Grant 2000
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Challenge Grants 1989-1997
U.S. Dept. of Education Fund For Improvement of Post- Secondary Education (FIPSE) 1991
National Sciences Foundation Grant USE-8852860, 1988
Sigma Xi grant-in-aid, 1985
American Museum of Natural History, Frank M. Chapman Fund, 1984, 1985.