Jeff Buler


  • 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
  • ENWC 667 Landscape Ecology, Spring


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

Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

7. Boone, Matthew. In Progress. The response of severe and unusual weather on autumnal avian migration and the evolution of avian weather prediction. M.S. Wildlife Ecology.

6. Schreckengost, Tim. In Progress. Validation of NEXRAD data of bird migration stopover sites on the Delmarva peninsula. M.S. Wildlife Ecology.

5. Adalsteinsson, Solny. In Progress. The influence of urban forest characteristics on tick-borne disease dynamics. Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology (Co-advised with Dr. Greg Shriver).

4. Horton, Kyle. In Progress. Examining songbird migration along the Delaware Bay: A comprehensive approach. M.S. in Wildlife Ecology.

3. Sieges, Mason. In Progress. If You Flood It, They Will Come: Quantifying Waterbird Response to the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative. M.S. Wildlife Ecology.

2. La Puma, David.2013. Radar analysis of bird migration stopover sites in the southeastern U.S. Post-docoral Researcher.

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).


Generally, JJB  will appear as second or last author if publication is a mentored student project. Google Scholar reported citations: 264, h-Index = 8, i10-Index = 8. Goggle Scholars Report Page


14. K. G. Horton, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Contact Information
Jeff Buler

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
246 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1306
Fax number: (302) 831-8889