Wesley M. Hochachka

Senior Research Associate
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY, 14850, U.S.A.

Academic Positions

researcher in the center for Avian Population Studies, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
 Senior Research Associate (2006–present)
 Research Associate (1998–2006)

research associate, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana

research associate, Kluane Snowshoe Hare project, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia


Post-doctoral researcher (1990–1993)
 Division of Life Sciences, Scarborough campus, University of Toronto

PhD (1985–1990)
 Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
 thesis title: Determinants of fitness in an insular population of Song Sparrows

MSc (1984–1985)
 Department of Zoology, University of Alberta
 thesis title: The effect of food availability on Black-billed Magpie reproduction

BSc First Class Honours (1980–1984)
 Department of Zoology, University of Alberta

Professional Recognitions & Awards

Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union

Elective Member, American Ornithologists’ Union

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award
 (1983, 1984)

William Rowan Memorial Price
 Department of Zoology, University of Alberta (1983)

Graduate Student Mentoring

(as committee member; my position does not allow supervision of graduate students)

Collin Edwards
 PhD candidate, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Holly L. Lutz
 PhD, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 (defended 2016)

Ryan Germain
 PhD Faculty of Forestry, UBC
 (defended 2015)

Sarah L. States
 PhD, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 (defended 2012)

Funded Grant Applications

Avian Abundance Estimation Across the Pacific Flyway for Full Life-cycle Conservation Planning
 co-PI with with Steve Kelling (Cornell), Daniel Fink (Cornell)
 NASA Ecological Forecasting for Conservation and Natural Resource Management program
 grant #12-ECOF12-0009 (2013–present)

Ecological drivers of virulence evolution in an emerging avian pathogen
 Cornell co-PI with Dana Hawley (NIH PI: Virginia Tech), André Dhondt (Cornell), Steve Geery (UConn), Andy Dobson (Princeton), David Ley (NC State University), Meghan May (U. of New England)
 NIH/NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program
 NIH grant #1R01GM105245 (2012–present)

BirdCast: novel machine learning methods for understanding continent-scale bird migration
  co-PI with Steve Kelling (lead-PI: Cornell), Andrew Farnsworth (Cornell), Thomas Dietterich (lead PI: Oregon State University)
 NSF Information and Intelligent Systems program
 NSF grant #IIS-1125098 (2011–2016)

Finding interesting patterns through analysis of complex prediction models
  co-PI with Mirek Riedewald (lead PI: Northeastern University), Daniel Fink (Cornell), and Steven Kelling (Cornell)
  NSF Information Integration and Informatics-Contextual Research program
  SGER grant #III-CXT-6635426 (2007–2009)

Community dynamics of an emergent pathogen: intrinsic versus extrinsic mechanisms
 co-PI with A.A. Dhondt, I.J. Lovette, E. Cooch, G. Kollias (all Cornell), and A.P. Dobson (Princeton)
 NSF Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID) program
 award #EF-0622705 (2006–2010)

Tracking environmental change through the data resources of the bird-monitoring community
 co-PI with S. Kelling, R. Caruana, M. Riedewald, and J. Fitzpatrick (Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Computing Sciences Department)
 NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) for National Priorities program
 grant #EF-0427914 (2004–2007)