Welcome to the Ordway Lab!

Our lab studies the origin, maintenance, and conservation of tropical avian biodiversity.

Lab Spring 2017 from left: Felicity, Mitch, Scott, Harry, Ian, Diego, Daniel, Stephanie, Elise.

Lab Director

Scott K. Robinson, Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation, 352-273-1965, srobinson@flmnh.ufl.edu

Our current research interests include the following projects:

  • Impacts of agricultural land use change and forest fragmentation on avian communities across the AndesĀ  (Harry Jones, Daniel Montalvo, and Ian Ausprey)
  • Avian community turnover along precipitation gradients in tropical dry forests of Peru and Ecuador (Daniel Montalvo and Diego Garcia)
  • How climate structures avian reproductive phenology and trophic interactions in tropical montane forests of Peru (Felicity Newell)
  • Avian behavior and social interactions within colonial nesting species of Kenya (Stephanie Wheeler)
  • Urban ecology and signalling of the Northern Mockingbird in Florida (Mitch Walters)
  • Environmental education, biological capacity building, and science communication in rural tropical communities (Lab)