Avian Conservation and Management
David Aborn, Ph.D.
I am interested in many aspects of avian biology, especially migration and habitat selection. I am currently studying the suitability of urban riparian forests to songbirds during migration, as well as the behavior and economic impact of Sandhill Cranes overwintering at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge.
Recent Grants and Projects
The importance of urban riparian corridors for migratory landbirds, In review - National Science Foundation.
2001. Migration, overwintering behavior, and economic impact of Sandhill Cranes in east Tennessee. Funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.
2001. Migration, overwintering behavior, and economic impact of Sandhill Cranes in east Tennessee. Funded by the Tennessee Ornithological Society.
Aborn, D. A. Behavior and habitat use of greater Sandhill Cranes in east Tennessee. Journal of Wildlife Management (in review).
Aborn, D. A., and F. R. Moore. 2004. Activity budgets of Summer Tanagers during spring migratory stopover. Wilson Bulletin 116: 64-68.
Aborn, D. A. 2001. Demographics, attitudes, and economic impact of people attending an east Tennessee birding festival. The Migrant 72:49-56.
Moore, F. R., and D. A. Aborn. 2000. Mechanisms of en route habitat selection: how do migrants make habitat decisions during stopover? Studies In Avian Biology 20: 34-42.