© 2013 by Henry M Streby

In 2007, I earned a B.A. in Biology at Macalester College with a capstone project focused on avian diversity in the Kèköldi Indigenous Reserve in Costa Rica.  I earned my M.S. in Natural Resources Science and Management in 2014 from the University of Minnesota, advised by Dr. Henry M. Streby and Dr. David E. Andersen of the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  My thesis focused on the impact of forest management on productivity and the ecology and management implications of brood division in Golden-winged Warblers.

 

My research interests focus on nest productivity, post-fledging behavior and survival, and full-season productivity estimates.  Specifically, my research has focused on using new technology to answer questions that may have been impossible to address in the past.  My goal is to provide data that can better inform management and conservation decisions as to what actions most benefit species of interest throughout the entire breeding season.

 

Sean M. Peterson

 

MS University of Minnesota, 2014

BA Macalester College, 2007

 

speterson435@yahoo.com

Publications

 

Peterson, S.M., G.R. Kramer, H.M. Streby, J.A. Lehman, D.A. Buehler, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Geolocators on golden-winged warblers do not affect migratory ecology. in press, Condor: Ornithological Applications.

 

Streby, H.M., T.L. McAllister, G.R. Kramer, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Minimizing marker mass and handling time when attaching radio transmitters and geolocators to small songbirds. in press, Condor: Ornithological Applications.

 

Peterson, S.M., H.M. Streby, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Spatially explicit models of full-season productivity and implications for landscape management of golden-winged warblers in the western Great Lakes region. in H.M. Streby, D.E. Andersen, and D.A. Buehler (editors), Golden-winged Warbler Ecology Conservation and Management. Studies in Avian Biology Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. In press.

 

Peterson, S.M., H.M. Streby, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Management implications of brood division in golden-winged warblers. in H.M. Streby, D.E. Andersen, and D.A. Buehler (editors), Golden-winged Warbler Ecology Conservation and Management. Studies in Avian Biology Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. In press.

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Golden-winged warbler fledgling habitat use and survival in the Western Great Lakes region. in H.M. Streby, D.E. Andersen, and D.A. Buehler (editors), Golden-winged Warbler Ecology Conservation and Management. Studies in Avian Biology Series, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. In press.

 

Streby H.M., G.R. Kramer, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, D.A. Buehler, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Tornadic storm avoidance behavior in breeding songbirds. Current Biology 25:98-102.

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Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, G.R. Kramer, and D.E. Andersen. 2015. Post-independence fledgling ecology in a migratory songbird: implications for breeding-grounds conservation. Animal Conservation. Early online view now.

 

Streby, H.M., J.M. Refsnider, S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2014. Retirement investment theory explains patterns in songbird nest-site choice. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 281:20131834. -Cover Image-

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, G.R. Kramer, B.J. Vernasco, and D.E. Andersen. 2014. Do digestive contents confound body mass as a measure of relative condition in nestling songbirds? Wildlife Society Bulletin .

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, G.R. Kramer, K.J. Iknayan, and D.E. Andersen. 2013. The effects of force-fledging and premature fledging on the survival of nestling songbirds. Ibis 155:616-620.

 

Streby, H.M., B. Scholtens, A.P. Monroe, S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2013. The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) as model for testing food-value theory. American Midland Naturalist 169:214-220.

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, C.F. Gesmundo, M.K. Johnson, A.C. Fish, J.A. Lehman, and D.E. Andersen. 2013. Radio-transmitters do not affect seasonal productivity of female golden-winged warblers. Journal of Field Ornithology 84:316-321.

 

Peterson, S.M., H.M. Streby, and D.E. Andersen. 2012. Effects of brood parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds may persist in the post-fledging period. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:183-186.

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, T.L. McAllister, and D.E. Andersen. 2011. Use of early-successional managed northern forest by mature-forest species during the post-fledging period. Condor 113:817-824.

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2011. Invertebrate availability and vegetation characteristics explain use of non-nesting cover types by mature forest songbirds during the post-fledging period. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:406-414.

 

Streby, H.M., S.M. Peterson, and P.M. Kapfer. 2009. Fledging success is a poor indicator of the effects of blow fly infestation on ovenbird survival. Condor 111:193-197.

 

Streby, H.M., J.M. Refsnider, S.M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2008. Barred owl predation on hermit thrush and ovenbird fledglings. Journal of Raptor Research 42:296-298.

 

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