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.


  • Calle, L., L. Green, A. Strong, and D. E. Gawlik. 2018. Time-integrated habitat availability is a resource attribute that informs patterns of use in intertidal areas. Ecological Monographs 88: in press.
  • Cherukuri, A., A. M. Strong, and T. M. Donovan. 2018. Monitoring Least Bitterns (Ixobrychis exilis) in Vermont: Detection Probability and Occupancy Modeling. Northeastern Naturalist 25:56-71.
  • Sutti, F., A. M. Strong, and N. G. Perlut. 2017. A multicriteria decision analysis for identifying priority conservation areas for grassland birds. Northeastern Naturalist 24:99-118.
  • Perlut, N. G., and A. M. Strong. 2016. Comparative analysis of factors associated with first-year survival in two species of migratory songbirds. Journal of Avian Biology 47:858–864.
  • Lkhagvasuren, M., J. D. Murdoch, T. Munkhzul, and A. M. Strong. 2016. Predicting the effects of habitat loss on corsac fox occupancy in Mongolia. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 1153-1163.
  • Renfrew, R., A. M. Strong, and N. G. Perlut, Stephen G. Martin and Thomas A. Gavin. 2015. Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). No. 176 in The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • Morse, C., A. Strong, V. E. Mendez, S. T. Lovell, A. Troy, and W. B. Morris. 2014. Performing a New England landscape: Viewing, engaging, and belonging. Journal of Rural Studies 36:226-236.
  • Cline, M. H., A. M. Strong, T. S. Sillett, N.L. Rodenhouse, and R.T. Holmes. 2013. Correlates and consequences of breeding dispersal in a migratory songbird. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 130:742−752.
  • 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.
  • Keyel, A. C., A. M. Strong, N. G. Perlut, and J. M. Reed. 2013. Evaluating the roles of visual openness and edge effects on grassland bird nest site selection and reproductive success.  The Auk: Ornithological Advances 130:161-170.
  • Frey, S. J. K., A. M. Strong, and K. P. McFarland.  2012.  The relative contribution of local habitat and landscape context to metapopulation processes: A dynamic occupancy modeling approach.  Ecography 35:581-589.
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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312i Aiken Center