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Dr. Terry Master

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
East Stroudsburg University
Science and Technology Center
Moore Biology Hall

Office - Science and Technology Center (STC) - 228
Lab - Moore Biology Hall - 205
Email: terry.master@po-box.esu.edu
Office Phone: (570) 422-3709

 

Publications/Research Interests

S. Majumdar, T. Master, R. Ross, M. Brittingham, R. Mulvihill and J. Huffman, (eds.). 2010. Avian Ecology and Conservation: A Pennsylvania Focus with National Implications. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Easton, Pennsylvania. 368 pp.

Schreffler, L., Leiser, J. and T. L, Master. 2010. Costs and benefits of foraging alone or in mixed-species aggregations for Forster's Terns. Waterbirds 122(1): 95 - 101.

Master, T. L. 2010. Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and Great Egret chapter species accounts. In Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret and J. Merritt (eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Master, T. L. and R. S. Mulvihill. 2010. Louisiana Waterthrush species account. In Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. M. Steele, M. Brittingham, T. Maret and J. Merritt (eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Allen, M. C., Sheehan, J., Master, T. L. and R. S. Mulvihill. 2009. Responses of Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens) to hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) infestation in Appalachian riparian forests. AUK 126(3): 543- 553.

Mattson, Brady J., Terry L. Master, Robert S. Mulvihill and W. Douglas Robinson. 2009. Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla). The Birds of North America (A. Poole, ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab or Ornithology, Birds of North American Online.

George, G. and T. Master. 2008. Foraging behavior of the Torrent Tyrannulet (Serpophaga cinerea) in Costa Rica. Ornithologia Neotropical 19: 595-598.

Master, T., Mulvihill, R., Leberman, R., Sanchez, J. and E. Carman. 2006. A preliminary study of riparian songbirds in Costa Rica with emphasis on wintering Louisiana Waterthrushes. In C. John Ralph and T. D. Rich (eds.), Bird Conservation, Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners In Flight Conference, volume 1. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191, Pacific Southwest Research Center, Albany, CA.

Master, T., Leiser, J., Bennett, K., Bretsch, J.K. and H.J. Wolfe. 2005. Patch selection by Snowy Egrets. Waterbirds 28: 220-224.

 

Research Activities


The Avian Ecology and Behavior Lab at ESU currently focuses on several areas of research including foraging behavior of wading birds (Snowy and Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night-Heorns, Forsters Tern), ecology of mixed-species flocks, neotropical migrant ecology (Louisiana Waterthrush, Acadian Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Cerulean Warbler) and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid relationships.

 
 

Grants

$56,986.00. National Park Service, 2008-2010. Developement of a Louisiana Waterthrush/Riparian Bird Monitoring Protocol for the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network of the National Park Service.
$6002.00, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Council grant, 2009-2010. Population Density and Habitat Preferences of the Cerulean Warbler in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
$6,000.00, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 2006. Acadian Flycatcher Nesting Success in Deciduous and Hemlock Forests.
$36,500.00, PA Wild Resource Conservation Program, 2006-2008. The Influence of Resource Requirements and Competitive Interactions on Productivity and Survivorship of Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night-Herons and Double-crested Cormorants at the Wade Island heronry.
$6000.00, Rea Internship in Applied Ecology, Powdermill Avian Research Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Investigation of Habitat Use and Productivity of Acadian Flycatchers in a Pristine Eastern Hemlock Environment.
$74,441.00, U.S. National Park Service, 2004-2005. A Survey of Wetland Birds of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Using Point Counts.
$47,568.00, U.S. National Park Service, 2002-2003. A Survey of Grassland Birds of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Using Point Counts.

 
 

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