David Brown

Associate Professor &

Faculty Manager of Taylor Fork Ecological Area

 

Department of Biological Sciences

Eastern Kentucky University

 


Ph.D., Tulane University, 2006

M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994
 

Wildlife & Wetland Ecology, Winter Ecology, Migratory Birds
 

david.brown@eku.edu

As an instructor, I am interested in teaching students about techniques and issues in wildlife ecology relevant to biologists living and working in the southeast. Most of my classes emphasize field-based data collection, application of quantitative analyses to these data, and written and oral presentation of the results.

As a researcher, I'm interested in the non-breeding season ecology of migratory birds. My focus is population ecology, but I use behavioral and physiological studies of individual birds to better understand population processes. I also conduct research on wetland ecology.

Research website

People

Taylor Fork Ecological Area and maps

 

 

Publications

Padover, A., J. Koslow, D. Brown. 2016. Population Trends of the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky. Natural Areas Journal 36:137-145. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., and T. Weinkam. 2014. Predicting bird community changes to invasion of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Kentucky. Southeastern Naturalist 13s:104-116. pdf

 

Douglas, D.D., D.R. Brown, and N. Pederson. 2013. Land snail diversity can reflect degrees of anthropogenic disturbance. Ecosphere 4:art28. pdf

 

Bisig Clark, A., C.L. Elliott, and D. Brown. 2012. Nesting habitat characteristics of Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) colonies on the interior plateau of Kentucky. The Kentucky Warbler 88:6369.

 

Brown, D.R., and S.C. Richter. 2012. Meeting the challenges to preserving Kentucky’s biodiversity. Sustain 25:2233. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., T.W. Sherry, and J. Harris. 2011. Hurricane Katrina impacts the breeding bird community in a bottomland hardwood forest of the Pearl River Basin, Louisiana. Forest Ecology and Management 261:111119. pdf

 

McSpirit, S., D. Brown, S. Scott, J. Pulliam. 2010. Major impacts and challenges facing Kentucky’s streams and wetlands: a summary of agency, other expert, and stakeholder views. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences 71:8294. pdf

 

Brown, D.R. and T.W. Sherry. 2008. Alternative strategies of space use and response to resource change in a wintering migrant songbird. Behavioral Ecology 19:13141325. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., and T.W. Sherry. 2008. Solitary winter roosting of ovenbirds in core foraging area. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:455459. pdf

 

Brown, D. R., and J. A. Long. 2007. What is a winter floater? Causes, consequences, and implications for habitat selection. Condor 109:548565. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., and T.W. Sherry. 2006. Food supply controls body condition of a migrant bird wintering in the tropics. Oecologia 149:2232. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., and T.W. Sherry. 2006. Behavioral response of resident Jamaican birds to food supplementation to dry season food supplementation. Biotropica 38:9199.   pdf

 

Brown, D. R., and J. A. Long. 2006. Experimental fruit removal does not affect territory structure of wintering hermit thrushes. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:404–408. pdf

 

Strong, C.M., D.R. Brown, P.C. Stouffer. 2005. Frugivory by wintering Hermit Thrush in Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 4:627638. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., C.M. Strong, P.C. Stouffer. 2002.  Demographic effects of habitat selection on Hermit Thrushes wintering in a pine plantation landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:407416. pdf

 

Brown, D.R., P.C. Stouffer, and C.M. Strong. 2000. Movement and territoriality of wintering Hermit Thrushes in southeastern Louisiana. Wilson Bulletin 112:347353. pdf