Frank La Sorte
Senior Research Associate
Bird Migration • Climate Change • Urbanization • Biogeography • Macroecology • Environmental Pollution
My research program addresses a broad range of questions in avian ecology, behavior, evolution, biogeography, and conservation. Recent lines of inquiry include migration ecology, urban ecology, environmental pollution, temperature extremes, and island biogeography. I address these questions primarily using eBird and radar data in combination with a diversity of other ecological and environmental data sources. The central objective of my current research program is to explore the broad-scale patterns and drivers of seasonal bird distributions, with a special focus on the implications of global environmental change for migratory bird populations.
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Mexico State University
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona
B.A., Biology, Oberlin College