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Dr. Kathleen Farley


Kathleen investigates how degraded habitats influence animal behavior and populations using the American Woodcock. Her research system includes the  brownfields and natural early successional habitats along an urbanizing gradient in northern New Jersey. She is currently investigating usage and fitness of males on their singing ground sites, home ranges, vegetation assemblages, food availability and predator community.

Previously she has done work with population monitoring of declining American Kestrels in New Jersey, modeling predation pressures on Band-tailed Pigeons nesting in the Sonoran Desert, and quantifying avian biodiversity in Honduran Cloud forests.