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Jeff Buler

Education

  • Ph.D. Biology, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2006
  • M.S. Wildlife, Louisiana State University , 1999
  • B.A. Biology , St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1995

Regular Courses Taught

  • ENWC 416/616, Wildlife Habitat Management, Fall
  • ENWC325, Wildlife Management, Alternate Springs
  • ENWC 820 Landscape Ecology, Alternate Springs
  • ENWC 842 Ecological Modeling, Alternate Springs

Research

  • Radar Aeroecology
  • Avian Ecology and Migration
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Conservation Biology

Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

12. Calderon, Lily. In progress. A multiscale approach to understanding the function and management of stopover habitats for migratory land birds

11. Cabrera-Cruz, Sergio. In progress. Nocturnal light pollution and landbird migration. Ph.D. Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

10. Clipp, Hannah. In progress. An investigation of landbird stopover patterns along the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico during spring migration. M.S. Wildlife Ecology

9. Zenzal, T.J. In progress. Application of integrated long term datasets to understand migrant-habitat use along the Mississippi-Alabama coast. Post-doctoral Researcher.

8. Schreckengost, Timothy. 2017. Methods for studying stopover ecology of migrating landbirds with weather surveillance radar. M.S. Wildlife Ecology. Current position: General manager of Phoneskope.

7. McLaren, James. 2015-2016. Assess possible impacts of Superstorm Sandy on migrating landbirds and their habitats. Post-doctoral Researcher. Current position: Post-doctoral Researcher Environment Canada, Ontario, Canada.

6. Boone, Matthew. 2016. The effect of Hurricane Sandy on landbird migration in the Northeast United States. M.S. Wildlife Ecology. Current position: GIS/database manager Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, HI.

5. Adalsteinsson, Solny. 2016. (co-advised with W. G. Shriver). The effect of forest fragment dynamics on human disease risk: developing a holistic approach to prevent tick-borne diseases in urban landscapes. Ph.D. Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. 2016 UD CANR William J. Benton Graduate Student Award. Current position: post-doctoral researcher Washington University, MO.

4. Horton, Kyle. 2013. Examining songbird migration along the Delaware Bay: A comprehensive approach. M.S. in Wildlife Ecology. Current position: Ph.D student, University of Oklahoma, OK.

3. Sieges, Mason. 2013. If You Flood It, They Will Come: Quantifying Waterbird Response to the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative. M.S. Wildlife Ecology. Current position: Biologist, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ.

2. La Puma, David. 2013. Radar analysis of bird migration stopover sites in the southeastern U.S. Post-docoral Researcher. Current position: Director of Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ.

1. Duren, Ken. 2010. A predictive habitat model for northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in Delaware. M.S. Wildlife Ecology. (co-advised with Dr. Chris Williams). Current position: Biometrician, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA.

Publications

Generally, JJB  will appear as second or last author if publication is a mentored student project. Google Scholar reported citations: 481, h-Index = 10, i10-Index = 11. Goggle Scholars Report Page

2017

20. La Sorte, F., D. Fink, J. J. Buler, A. Farnsworth, and S. Cabrera-Cruz. 2017. Seasonal associations with urban light pollution for nocturnally migrating bird populations. Global Change Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13792/full.

19. Cohen, E. B., W. C. Barrow, Jr., J. J. Buler, J. L. Deppe, A. Farnsworth, P. P. Marra, S. R. McWilliams, D. W. Mehlman, R. R. Wilson, M. S. Woodrey, and F. R. Moore. 2017. Understanding how en route events around the Gulf of Mexico impact intercontinental migratory landbird populations. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119(2):327-343. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1650/CONDOR-17-20.1

18. Archibald, K. M., J. J. Buler, J. A. Smolinsky, and R. J. Smith. 2017. Migrating birds reorient toward land at dawn over the Great Lakes, USA. The Auk 134:193201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1642/AUK-16-123.1

2016

17. Adalsteinsson, S. A, V. D’Amico, W. G. Shriver, D. Brisson, and J. J. Buler. 2016. Scale-dependent effects of nonnative plant invasion on host-seeking tick abundance. Ecosphere 7. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1317/full

16. Lafleur, J. M., and J. J. Buler (co-first author), and F. R. Moore. 2016. Geographic position and landscape composition explain regional patterns of migrating landbird distributions during spring stopover along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Landscape Ecology 31:1697–1709. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10980-016-0354-1

15. Horton, K. G., W. G. Shriver, and J. J. Buler. 2016. An assessment of spatio-temporal relationships between nocturnal bird migration traffic rates and diurnal bird stopover density. Movement Ecology 4:1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40462-015-0066-1

2015

14. Horton, K. G., W. G. Shriver, and J. Buler. 2015. A Comparison of traffic estimates of nocturnal flying animals using radar, thermal imaging, and acoustic recording.  Ecological Applications 25:390-401.

2014

13. Buler, J. J., and D. K. Dawson. 2014.  Radar analysis of fall bird migration stopover sites in the northeastern US. The Condor 116:357–370.

12. Sieges, M. L., J. J. Buler, J. A. Smolinsky, W. Barrow Jr., M. Baldwin, and L. Randall. 2014. Assessment of bird response to Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative managed wetlands using weather surveillance radar. Southeastern Naturalist 13: G36–G65.

2013

11. Irvin, E., K. Duren, J. Buler. W. Jones, A, Gonzon, and C. K. Williams. 2013. A multi-scale occupancy model for the grasshopper sparrow in the Mid-Atlantic. Journal of Wildlife Management.

2012

10. Buler, J.J., L.A. Randall, J.P. Fleskes, W.C. Barrow, T. Bogart, and D. Kluver. 2012. Mapping wintering waterfowl distributions using weather surveillance radar. PLoS ONE 7:e41571

9. Duren, K. R., J. J. Buler, W. Jones, and C. K. Williams. 2012. Effects of broadcasting calls during surveys to estimate density and occupancy of northern bobwhite. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:16-20.

2011

8. Duren, K., J. J. Buler, W. Jones, and C. K. Williams. 2011. An improved multi-scale approach to modeling habitat occupancy of northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1700–1709.

7. Buler, J. J., and F. R. Moore. 2011. Migrant – habitat relations during stopover along an ecological barrier: Extrinsic constraints and conservation implications. Journal of Ornithology 152(S1):101–112.

2009

6. Buler, J. J. and R. H. Diehl. 2009. Quantifying bird density during migratory stopover using weather surveillance radar. IEEE Transcations on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47:2741–2751.

2008

5. Ruth, J. M., J. J. Buler, R. H. Diehl, and R. S. Sojda, R.S. 2008. Management and research applications of long-range surveillance radar data for birds, bats, and flying insects. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3095, 4p.

2007

4. Barrow, W., J. J. Buler, B. Couvillion, R. Diehl, S. Faulkner, F. Moore, L. Randall. 2007. Broad scale response of landbird migration to the immediate effects of hurricane Katrina. Science and the storms – the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005. (G.S. Farris, G. J. Smith, M. P Crane, C. R. Demas, L. L. Robbins, D. L. Lavoire, eds.). U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1306. pp. 131-136.

3. Buler, J. J., F. R. Moore, and S. Woltmann. 2007. A multi-scale examination of stopover habitat use by birds. Ecology 88:1789–1802.

2005

2. Moore, F. R., M. S. Woodrey, J. J. Buler, S. Woltmann, and T. R. Simons. 2005. Understanding the stopover of migratory birds: A scale dependent approach. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Vol 2. (C.J. Ralph and T.D. Rich, eds.). Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S.D.A., Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-191, Albany, CA pp. 684–689.

2000

1. Buler, J. J., and R. B. Hamilton. 2000. Predation of natural and artificial nests in a southern pine forest. The Auk 117:739–747.

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Contact Information
Jeff Buler

Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
246 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1306
Fax number: (302) 831-8889
Email: jbuler@udel.edu