Andrew Stillman

Postdoctoral Fellow


Applied ecology • Conservation • Ecological modeling

My work stems from an interest in applied ecology—studying wildlife and applying that knowledge to key questions in conservation and management. I approach this topic from many angles, including community science, ecological modeling, disturbance ecology, and global change. My current projects use eBird data to inform bird conservation with a focus on Golden and Bald Eagles.

Much of my past work used data from radio telemetry and population surveys to learn how animals use burned areas after forest fire and respond to new opportunities created by fire. I investigated these questions through the lens of the Black-backed Woodpecker, a bird that thrives in burned forests in the western U.S. Our findings address pressing questions about forest management and future disturbance regimes.

At the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I am using community science data from eBird to continue investigating ecological questions with relevance to conservation and management. I am currently working to integrate data from eBird and field surveys to estimate eagle population size and trends in the continental U.S. This work is directly applicable to decisions about wind energy development and eagle conservation.


Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
B.Sc., Environmental Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Andrew Stillman
Center Avian Population Studies

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