Jeffrey A. Stratford
Assistant Professor of Biology
376 Stark Learning Center, Biology Department,
Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA 18766
* Ph.D., Auburn University, May 2005. Advisor: W.D. Robinson. Dissertation Title: Avian Species Richness and Abundance in a Rapidly Urbanizing Landscape in the Southern Piedmont Region of Georgia, USA.
* M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1997. Advisor: P. C. Stouffer. Thesis Research: The effects of forest fragmentation on terrestrial insectivorous birds in central Amazonas, Brazil.
* B.S., Rutgers University, 1991.
* Current Assistant Professor of Biology, Wilkes University
* Spring 2006-Summer 2007
Assistant Professor of Biology, Columbus State University,
* Spring 2005-Spring 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Auburn University
* Spring 2003- Spring 2005
Graduate Assistant/Research Fellow, Auburn University
* Spring 1999-Fall2002
Teaching Assistant, Auburn University
* Fall 1998 - Fall 1999
GeoScience Specialist. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Restoration Division, Data Analysis Section
Published Abstracts For Presentations
* 2006. Stratford, J.A., W.D. Robinson, and J. Hogland. Urbanization and avian communities in the southeastern US. Ecological Society of America. Memphis, Tennesee.
* 2005. Stratford, J.A., and W.D. Robinson. Densities of Neotropical Migrant Songbirds Along a Southeastern U.S. Urban-Rural Gradient. Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces: Linking Science and Society. Atlanta, Georgia.
* 2004. Stratford, J.A., and W.D. Robinson. Large-scale habitat selection of southeastern migrants in a rapidly urbanizing landscape. American Ornithologists’ Union, Quebec City, Quebec.
* 2004. Robinson, W.D., B.G. Lockaby, D. Zhange, J.W. Feminella, J. McDaniel, J.A. Stratford. A multidisciplinary investigation of urbanization in the southeastern United States: The West Georgia Project. Society for Conservation Biology. New York, New York.
* 2004. Stratford, J.A., W.D. Robinson. Distribution of Neotropical migratory bird species richness across an urbanizing landscape. Society for Conservation Biology. New York, New York.
* 2003. Stratford, J.A., W.D. Robinson, and P. Chaney. Distribution of bird diversity across a gradient of urbanization: the west Georgia project. American Ornithologists’ Union, Urbana, Illinois.
* 2003. Stratford, J.A., W.D. Robinson, and P. Chaney. Distribution of bird diversity across a gradient of urbanization: the west Georgia project. Ecological Society of America, Savannah, Georgia.
* 2001. Robinson, W.D., J.W. Tucker, T.R. Robinson, J. A. Stratford, and C. Romagosa. Cowbird distribution along a southeastern geographic range border. Society for Conservation Biology, University of Hawaii.
* 1998. Stratford, J. A. The role of vegetation structure in the local distribution of several Neotropical terrestrial insectivores in a fragmented landscape. American Ornithological Union. St. Louis, Missouri.
* 1997. Stratford, J. A. The role of vegetation structure in the local distribution of Neotropical terrestrial insectivores in landscape mosaic. Wilson Ornithological Society. Manhattan, Kansas.
* 1995. Stratford, J. A. and P. C. Stouffer. Terrestrial insectivorous birds in a central Amazonian landscape matrix.” Society for Conservation Biology. Fort Collins, Colorado.
* 1995. Stratford, J. A. and P. C. Stouffer. Reduced feather growth rates of two common forest birds in a landscape matrix of central Amazonas. American Ornithological Union. Cincinnati, Ohio.
Non-Dissertation Research Experience
* Summer 2004-prent. Eastern Bluebird reproductive success across an urbanizing landscape.
* Summer 2000. Nest predation and parasitism of Bachman’s Sparrows in southeastern Alabama forests. Principal investigator: Dr. W. Douglas Robinson, Auburn University.
* Summer 1998. Louisiana black bear ecology. Field technician under Dr. Jack Rice, Louisiana State University.
* Winter 1998. Hermit thrush winter ecology. Field technician under Dr. P. C. Stouffer, Southeastern Louisiana University.
* Summer 1997. Gopher tortoise ecology. Field technician under Dr. Richard Seigel, Southeastern Louisiana University.
* Spring - Fall 1992. Effects of forest fragmentation on Neotropical birds near Manaus Brazil. Intern under Dr. Robert O. Bierregaard, Jr. Smithsonian Institute.
* Spring 1992 - Fall 1992. Plant ecology and landfill restoration. Field technician under Drs. Stephen Handel and George Robinson, Rutgers University.
Certifications and Expertise
* ArcGIS Geographic Information Systems (certified)
* Statistical Programming (R, SAS, Systat)
* Statistics (univariate, spatial, multivariate, nonparametric)
Awards And Grants Received
* Harry Merriwether Fellowship – Auburn University Graduate School ($4000)
* College of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2002 ($500)
* Center for Forest Sustainability Graduate Research Assistantship, 2002-2003 ($22,500)
* F.S. Arant Memorial Award for outstanding zoology/biology student 2001 ($500)
* Auburn University Graduate School Research Grant 2001 ($1000)
* Auburn University College of Science and Mathematics Research Grant 2001 ($500)
* Auburn University Biological Sciences Research Grant 2001 ($500)
* Lincoln Park Zoo Scott Neotropic Fund 2000 ($3000)
* Field trip leader, Biology Club, Wilkes U.
* Regular programs at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, Auburn U.
* Camp instructor at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, Auburn U.
* Presenter at Oxbow Meadow Environmental Center, CSU
* Louisiana UPWARD BOUND
* Youth Soccer Coach
* Auburn Ecology Preserve Volunteer
Professional Affiliations and Service
* American Ornithologists’ Union
* Ecological Society of America
* Society for Conservation Biology
* Reviewer for The Auk, Ararajuba, The American Midland Naturalist, Biotropica, Journal of Tropical Ecology