Bridget J. Stutchbury

PhD (Yale) stutchbury-1
Professor of Biology
Research Areas:  Ecology, population biology, conservation biology

Research Focus

Dr. Stutchbury is not accepting new graduate students.
My long-term research examines the population ecology and conservation of birds. My recent research uses use long-term coded radiotags and a large automated telemetry array (MOTUS) in Ontario to monitor migration movements of birds that were tagged as nestlings or breeding adults. Formerly, my lab used light-level geolocators to track the long distance migration movements of songbirds to understand migration ecology, seasonal carry-over effects and the extent to which breeding populations depend on specific wintering regions.

Representative  Publications:

Horn, L., T. K. Remmel, B. J. M. Stutchbury. 2021. Weak evidence of carry-over effects of overwinter climate and habitat productivity on spring arrival of migratory songbirds at a northern stopover site. Ornithological Applications.

Albert, S., J. D. Wolfe, J. Kellerman, T. Sherry, B. J. M. Stutchbury, N. J. Bayly, A. Ruiz-Sánchez. 2020. Habitat ecology of Nearctic–Neotropical migratory landbirds on the nonbreeding grounds. Ornithological Applications. 122:

VanVliet, H., B. J. M. Stutchbury, A. E. M. Newman, and D. R. Norris. 2020. The impacts of agricultural intensification on an obligate grassland bird of North America. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 106696.

Eng, M. L. Bridget J.M. Stutchbury, and Christy A. Morrissey. 2019. Neonicotinoid insecticide reduces fueling and delays migration in songbirds. Science 365: 1177-1180.

Eng, M. B. J. M. Stutchbury, and C.  Morrissey. 2017. Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird. Scientific Reports, 7: 15176 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15446

Stutchbury B. J. M, R. Siddiqui, K. Fraser K. 2016. Ecological causes and consequences of intra-tropical migration in long-distance migratory birds. American Naturalist. Invited paper. American Naturalist188, S28–S40