Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

Wildlife and Ornithology

My research focuses on the factors that influence habitat quality for birds. Much of this work involves quantifying the factors that influence food availability; although, some of my recent research looks at the effects of anthropogenic habitat (e.g., ski resorts, urbanization, and agricultural habitats) modification on bird populations. My current research emphasis is on grassland bird populations in the Champlain Valley. However, my research can better be described as question-driven, as I am also involved with projects investigating the ecology of high elevation bird species and contributions of birds to trophic level interactions.


Cuzio, E., W. L. Hohman, B. Martin, M. D. Smith, S. Stephens, A. M. Strong, and T. VerCauteren. 2013. Opportunities and challenges to implementing bird conservation on private lands.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:267–277.

Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, and T. J. Alexander. 2011. A model for integrating wildlife science and agri-environmental policy in the conservation of declining species. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1657–1663.

Schwenk, W.S., A.M. Strong, and T.S. Sillett. 2010. Effects of bird predation on arthropod abundance and tree growth across an elevational gradient. Journal of Avian Biology 41:367-377.

Fajardo, N., A. M. Strong, N. G. Perlut, and N. J. Buckley.  2009.  Breeding and natal dispersal in Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows. The Auk 126:310-318.

Strong, A. M., C. C. Rimmer. K. P. McFarland, and K. Hagen.  2009.  Effects of mountain resorts on wildlife.  Pages 99-126 in J. E. Milne and R. A. Virginia, Eds., Mountain resorts: Ecology and the law. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., UK.

Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. J. Buckley.  2008.  Grassland songbird survival and recruitment in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes: implications for source-sink demography.  Ecology 89:1941-1952.

Perlut, N. G., C. R. Freeman-Gallant, A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, and N. J. Zalik.  2008.  Agricultural management affects evolutionary processes in a migratory songbird.  Molecular Ecology 17:1248-1255.

Troy, A. R., A. M. Strong, S. C. Bosworth, T. M. Donovan, N. J. Buckley, and M. L. Wilson. 2005.  Attitudes of dairy farmers regarding adoption of management practices for grassland songbirds.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:528-538.

Strong, A. M., C. C. Rimmer, and K. P. McFarland.  2004.  Effect of prey biomass on the reproductive success and mating strategy of a polygynandrous songbird, the Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli).  The Auk 121:446-451.

Allan Strong

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional programs: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Natural Resources
Research: Avian ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology


  • Ph.D. 1999 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
  • M.S. 1986 Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • B.S. 1983 Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, cum laude


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Office Location:

220L Aiken Center