Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Ecology and
New Day Professor III and Siegel Professor in Social
Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design
Address: Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
400 Boggs Hall,
Orleans, Louisiana, 70118 USA (504 862-8296)
Born 1951, White Plains, New York; Married, 2 children
1975-80 Ph.D. Ecology, UCLA (Ecological
and evolutionary inferences from morphology, foraging
behavior, and diet of sympatric insectivorous Neotropical
flycatchers (Tyrannidae), 1982; H. A. Hespenheide,
1974-75 A.M. Biology, Dartmouth College (Foraging
behavior and niche relationships of breeding American
redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla) and least flycatchers
(Empidonax minimus): the flycatcher guild in a New England
hardwoods ecosystem, 1975; R. T. Holmes, director)
1969-73 A.B. Biology, Dartmouth College;
Graduated cum laude, with highest honors in the major
2016-2019 New Day Professor III and the
Siegel Professor in Social Entrepreneurship (three year
2016 Winner of the 2016 George H. Lowery
Award, the premier recognition award of the Louisiana
Ornithological Society, recognizing "persons who have made a
significant contribution to Louisiana birding and/or habitats or
who have had a major positive influence on ornithology in
2014 Article focused on Sherry’s Jamaica
research published in The Broadsheet BirdLife Jamaica: "The Font
Hill redstarts Setophaga ruticilla from little acorns…
Introduction: history, topics, and principals" by David
Poster by Nicole Michel (Sherry Ph.D. student) and Sherry
chosen for the Second Emerging Issues Conference of the
Ecological Society of America: “Walking the line between the
‘empty forest’ and ‘ecological meltdown’: managing to prevent
the tropical biodiversity crisis in an era of mesoherbivore
decline and release”
2009Beetle new to science (from
Cocos Island, Costa Rica) named after Sherry and wife : Hoplocopturus
sherrywernerorum (Hespenheide, H. A., 2009,
Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 333-339)
Ornithological Committee, elected member; and treasurer,
Executive Committee of International Ornithologists’ Union
2005 Research Fellow
in Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College, Fall semester
2004-05 Chercheur Associé, Centre d’Ecologie
Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France : Salaried
six-month appointment in laboratory of Jean-Dominique Lebreton
1999 Elective Fellow, American
1992 Election to membership of Graduate
Faculty, Tulane University
1991 Election to Sigma Xi
1986 Elective member, American
1979-80 NSF National Needs Fellowship (UCLA)
1979 Special recognition for paper
"Prey Handling and Prey Selection in Two Tropical Puffbirds",
Delivered at 49th Annual meeting of the Cooper Ornithological
1978-79 University of California Regents
1974-75 Dartmouth College Graduate Fellowship
2016-17 Acting chair, Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University (starting July 1)
2015 On-campus faculty liaison for
Artist-in-Residence (vocalist Shay Nichols) at A Studio In The
Woods, Tulane’s Flint and Steel program.
2015 Organized symposium for Birds Caribbean
2015 meeting, Kingston, Jamaica: “Ecological value of migrants
in the Caribbean” (6 papers presented, including Cuban,
Caribbean, & N. American scientists/conservation biologists)
2011 National Science Foundation: Population
& Community Ecology Panel.
2010, 11 Served on MS, and Ph.D. thesis
external review committee for three students, University of the
West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.
2010 Dissertation committee of Karl Mokross
(Brazilian graduate student at LSU, Baton Rouge).
2010 Co-organized symposium “Habitat
fragmentation in tropical forest birds” for 25th International
Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordão, Brazil (with Luis Dos
Anjos, of Brazil)
2006, 07 National Science Foundation:
Ecology Panel, Evolutionary and Population Ecology Panel
2004-09 Council member, American
Ornithologists’ Union (AOU, 3-year elective position); chair,
International Affairs Committee
2006- Treasurer, Federation of International
2005- Member, La Selva Advisory Committee
(LSAC), Organization for Tropical
2004 Ad Hoc Assignment
Editor, Conservation Biology
2003-04 Student Awards Committee, American
1999-02 Co-Chair (& Local Chair) 3rd
North American Ornithological Conference (New Orleans, Sept.
2002). Conference highlights: 1,400 ornithologists (30 countries
represented; largest ornithology conference ever); six societies
including Mexican and Caribbean ornithology societies for first
time ever in U.S. & AOU; $330,000 budget; $40,000 funding
raised locally towards meeting expenses; $40,000 provided in
student travel awards; program included 4 plenary speakers, 418
spoken papers, 328 posters, 140 talks in 14 symposia, and 9
1997 National Science Foundation, Ecology
1995 Co-President with Tracey K. Werner
Twitchell Lake Fish & Game Society (Adirondack Mountains,
NY, USA). Facilitated a controversial community-wide
debate over watercraft use; studied & gained first-hand
experience in conflict resolution (re-elected 1996, 1997)
1990- Member of Research Working Group,
Neotropical Migrant Bird Conservation Program
1989-2011 Assembly of Delegates,
Organization for Tropical Studies
1995- Tenure (& Full Professor)
Reviews of candidates at Cornell Univ., Univ. Maine, Southeast
Louisiana University, University of the West Indies, Michigan
State, Smithsonian Institution, Oregon State University, Univ.
of Utah, among others
RESEARCH & TEACHING
2016-17 Levin-Bernick Award (Tulane,
internal): “Genetic Basis for Population Connectivity in a
Migratory Bird: Integrating Ecological and Evolutionary
Contributions to Population Processes” ($6,000)
2012-17 NSF “LTREB Renewal: Collaborative
Research: Density-dependent and Density-independent Effects on
the Non-breeding Season Dynamics of a Migratory Bird” ($118,640
to Tulane for a second five year period; with P.P. Marra and
2010-12 NSF “Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
Impacts on migratory shorebirds and carry-over effects to
distant ecosystems”. For 2 years, with Caz Taylor.
2010-12 NSF “Dissertation research: Do
mesoherbivores drive Neotropical rainforest understory
insectivorous bird declines by limiting availability of
preferred foraging microhabitat?” ($14,894 to Tulane to support
Nicole Michel’s dissertation)
2010-14 Louisiana Board of Regents,
Graduate Fellows Program: “Recruiting Superior Students in
Environmental Biology-022GF-10” ($104,000 for 4 years).
With D.H. Heins and M.L. Blum.
2009-10 Pilot Funding for New Research
(PFund), NSF EPSCoR, Louisiana Board of Regents: “Effects of
forest fragmentation on genetic population structure of tropical
forest birds” ($10,000; with Stefan Woltmann)
2007-12 NSF “LTREB Collaborative Research:
Density-dependent and Density-independent Effects on the
Non-breeding Season Dynamics of a Migratory Bird” ($118,640 to
Tulane for five years; with P.P. Marra and S.L. Sillett)
2006 NSF “Travel Grant to the 4th North
American Ornithological Conference” (in support of graduate
students & post-docs), with K.A. Sullivan, Utah State
2004 Organization for Tropical
Studies-Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Senior
Investigator Award, “Comparison of Forest Bird Communities and
Community Change at La Selva and Barro Colorado Island” ($5,995)
2004 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant,
“Dissertation Research: Modeling Winter Food Limitation in a
Migratory Bird” ($10,500 to Tulane to support David Brown’s
2002 Environmental Protection Agency:
“Environmental Education Grant, for K-12 teacher-education
workshop associated with 3rd North American Ornithological
2002 Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife &
Fisheries: “Identifying Swallow-tailed Kite activity
centers: determining use of state of Louisiana managed
2002 Coypu Foundation: Support for 3rd
North American Ornithological Conference ($10,000)
2002 Coypu Foundation: “Fragmentation
of hardwood forests and spider communities” ($5,092)
2001 Weyerhaueser Corporation: “Reproductive
success and habitat use by Swainson’s Warbler in Loblolly Pine
2001 Coypu Foundation: Meetings on
Biodiversity and Environmental Change ($17,500)
2001 NSF: “Collaborative research:
population limitation of Neotropical migratory birds and the
seasonal-interaction hypothesis” ($246,996)
2000 Louisiana Board of Regents,
Graduate Fellowship Program: “Recruiting superior graduate
students to Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology”.
Louisiana Board of Regents, Graduate Fellowship Program ($64,000
for 4 years)
1997 Newcomb Foundation, student-initiated
grant to support honors thesis research: “Migrant Bird
Ecology and Conservation” ($500)
1996 NSF: “Collaborative research:
population responses of neotropical-nearctic migrant birds to
human-impacted habitats in the winter grounds” ($97,376)
1995 NSF: Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) Program: “Acid Precipitation, Calcium
Limitation, and Birds on Two Geological Substrates in the
Adirondacks, NY” ($5,000)
1995 Newcomb Foundation, student-initiated
grant to support summer research of two senior honors thesis
candidates: “Acid precipitation, calcium limitation, and bird
1995 Tulane Senate Committee on Research
Summer Fellowship: “Acid Precipitation, Calcium
Limitation, and Migratory Bird Reproductive Ecology”
1994 DOE: “Hazardous Materials in
Aquatic Ecosystems-Environmental Management; Ecological
sentinels of Aquatic Contamination Cluster Group; Effects of
Environmental Contaminants on Colonial Wading Birds
(support for Sally Spahn, PhD. Student) ($45,000).
Renewed, 1995--same budget
1993 NSF: ROA Supplement: “Lipid
Storage and Body Mass Dynamics in Wintering Warblers and the
Effect of Habitat” (With Bradley Bergstrom, Valdosta State
University, Valdosta, Georgia) ($15,000)
1992 NSF: “Collaborative
Research: Ecology of Migratory Passerine Birds in Breeding
and Wintering Areas: Demographic and Experimental Studies” (with
R.T. Holmes, Dartmouth College) ($100,089 for 2 years to Tulane
1992 Louisiana Education Quality Support
Fund, Graduate Fellows Program, Louisiana Board of Regents:
“Recruitment of Superior Graduate Students to Ecology,
Evolution, and Organismal Biology”, T.W. Sherry, S.P. Darwin,
and M.W. Fingerman ($192,000 for 4 years)
1991 Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments
Project (World Wildlife Fund, Smithsonian Institution, Instituto
Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia): “Dietary and Foraging
Specialization in Amazonian Birds of Forest Interior vs. Canopy
and Edge Habitats”, M. Cohn-Haft & T. Sherry ($11,000)
1990 NSF, Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) Program: “Nest Predation as a Cause of
Habitat Selection in Migrant Birds” ($4,800).
1990 LaSER (Louisiana Stimulus for
Excellence in Research), Joint Colloquium
Program: “Conservation of Biodiversity and Biotic
Resources” ($5,000) (With J.S. Denslow)
1989-92 NSF: “Collaborative Research:
Ecology of Migratory Passerine Birds on Breeding and Wintering
Areas--Demographic and Experimental Studies” (with R.T. Holmes,
Dartmouth College)($180,000 to Tulane University)
1986-88 NSF: "Ecology of Migratory
Passerine Birds in Breeding and Wintering Areas: Demographic and
Experimental Studies" (co-authored with R.T. Holmes) ($248,000)
1985-90 NSF: "Long-term Population
Trends of Birds in Northern Hardwoods Forests" (co-authored with
R.T. Holmes and F.W. Sturges) ($160,000)
1983-86 NSF: "Effects of Food
Abundance, Habitat Structure, and Species Interactions on
Migratory Bird Populations in Temperate Forests" (co-authored
with R.T. Holmes) ($250,000)
1983-84 National Geographic
Society: "Behavioral Niche-variation in the Cocos Island
Finch" (co-authored with T.K. Werner) ($29,000)
1983-84 EARTHWATCH Foundation:
"Behavioral Niche-variation in the Cocos Island Finch"
(co-authored with T.K. Werner)
1981-83 NSF: "Competitive
Interactions, Inclusive Niches and the Evolution of Life History
Traits: A study of Two Forest Passerines", R.T. Holmes &
T.W. Sherry ($90,000)
1980 Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund,
American Museum of Natural History: "Breeding Biology and
Ecology of Cocos Island Flycatcher"
1978-79 NSF: Dissertation Improvement
Grant: "Guild Structure of Hover-gleaning Birds in a Tropical
1978-79 University of California
Graduate Student Travel Award: "Study of Lowland Rainforest
1976 NSF: Research Initiative and Support
Program (O.T.S.): "Studies of Tropical Rainforest Flycatchers."
1972 Mellon Foundation (Dartmouth Outing
Club): "Time and Energy Budget of the Least Flycatcher in the
Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, N.H."
TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
2016- Developed new course, “Climate Change
across the Curriculum: Science, Stakes, and Solutions”, as
senior elective for Social Innovation and Social
Entrepreneurship minor, Phyllis Taylor Center for Social
Innovation and Design Thinking
2014- Developed new course, “Tropical
Conservation and Global Change”, at Tulane’s CIAPA facility in
San José, Costa Rica. Course was intensive 2-week module,
with two weekend field trips to tropical dry forest and tropical
wet forest sites.
2013- Developed Journal Review Course
(co-taught with Liz Derryberry) incorporating required use of
scientific teaching (engaged learning, student-centered)
activities into each session taught by graduate students.
2006- Developed Service Learning course in
conjunction with Conservation Biology
2006 Semester-long faculty-development
seminar, Tulane University: Service Learning Pedagogy &
2005 Supervisor of Directed Reading Course
for Leo Douglas, Jamaican student enrolled at Columbia
University: Ecology, Evolution, and Envir. Biology 9509
1999- Full Professor (Tulane University)
1996 Participant, inaugural two-week
Environmental Faculty Enrichment Seminar, Tulane University
1994- Associate Professor (Tulane
University): General Ecology, Population Biology, Graduate
Seminar in Conservation Biology, Ornithology, Processes of
Evolution, Conservation Biology, “Cooperation, confrontation,
& Environmental Controversy” Freshman Writing Seminar
1989- Assistant Professor (Tulane
University): Comparative Vertebrate Morphology, Ecology,
Population Biology, Processes of Evolution, Ornithology,
Graduate Seminar in Population Ecology
1988 Visiting Professor (Univ. NH Extension,
School for Lifelong Learning): Bird Ecology and Migration
1984-88 Visiting Assistant Professor
(Dartmouth College): Tropical Vertebrate Ecology, Animal
Behavior, Population Genetics and Evolution, Conservation
Biology (Freshman Seminar)
2017 MacPherson, Maggie. Migration
patters in birds of the New World: seasonal, morphometric and
physiological considerations. Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane
University, co-advised by Dr. Caz Taylor.
2015 Visco, Deborah. Demography,
ecology, and behavior of chestnut-backed antbird (Myrmeciza
exsul) populations in fragmented Neotropical rainforest.
Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane University. (Restoration Programs
Director with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana)
2015 Peele, Ashley. Population
regulation of a long distance migratory bird population in the
non-breeding season: a test of buffer and crowding
effects. Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane University. (Research
Faculty, Conservation Management Institute, Virginia Tech.
University, Coordinator Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas)
2014 O’Malley, Briana. Natural history
of the bird-eating snake (Pseustes poecilonotus) and its
impact on tropical understory nesting birds. Senior
Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
2014 Cooper, Nathan W. How do winter
food availability and population density interact to determine
avian body condition and migratory performance? Ph.D.
dissertation, Tulane University. (Smithsonian Research Fellow,
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Program)
2012 Mammen, Serena. Microhabitat
preferences of the chestnut-backed antbird (Myrmeciza exsul)
in Panama. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane
2012 Michel, Nicole. Mechanisms and
consequences of avian understory insectivore population decline
in fragmented tropical rainforest. Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane
University. Recipient of George Henry Penn Award
for Best Dissertation, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary
Biology, Tulane University. (Did Post-doc with Canadian
Wildlife Service, then in Dept. of Animal & Poultry Science,
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; hired
(2015) as Quantitative Ecologist, Conservation Science, National
2011 Hunter, Sarah. "Insectivorous birds and
trophic cascades in bottomland hardwood ecosystems: the roles of
habitat fragmentation and predator diversity". M.S.
thesis, Tulane University. (Faculty Biology Dept., Delgado
Community College, New Orleans)
2010 Woltmann, Stefan. Dispersal of a
tropical rainforest understory bird, the chestnut-backed antbird
(Myrmeciza exsul). Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane
University. (Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State
2009 McAvoy, Caroline. Diet
similarities & differences of five Neotropical-Nearctic
migratory warblers wintering in shade-grown coffee habitat.
Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
2007 Sigel, Bryan J. The susceptibility of
tropical forest bird communities to forest fragmentation.
Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane University. (Assistant Professor,
Nevada State College, Las Vegas)
2006 Coulson, Jennifer A. Intraguild
predation, low reproductive potential, and social behaviors that
may be slowing the recovery of the Northern Swallow-tailed
Kite. Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane University.
(Free-lance scientist, book author, researcher living in Pearl
2006 Brown, David. Food supply and the
dry-season ecology of a tropical resident bird community and an
over-wintering migrant bird species. Ph.D. dissertation,
Tulane University. Recipient of George Henry Penn Award for
Best Dissertation, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Tulane University. (Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky
2004 Henry, Donata (Roome):
Reproductive success and habitat selection of Swainson’s warbler
in managed pine versus bottomland hardwood forests. Ph.D.
dissertation, Tulane University. Recipient of George Henry
Penn Award for Best Dissertation, Dept. of Ecology &
Evolutionary Biology , Tulane University. (Professor of the
Practice, Tulane University)
2004 Valderrama, Carlos. Effect of
bottomland hardwood forest fragmentation on spider communities
in southeastern Louisiana. Ph.D. dissertation, Tulane
University. (Associate Professor, Universidad Icesi, Cali,
2004 Voth, Caroline. Are habitat and
food niches complementary: a test using tropical insectivorous
flycatchers (Tyrannidae) in Costa Rica. Senior Undergraduate
Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
2003 Tanner, Shannon. Habitat
Selection by Swainson’s Warbler in Commercial Pine Plantations,
LA. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
2003 Leumas, Cecelia. Habitat Use
Patterns and Changes in Abundance of 22 Insectivorous
Neotropical Birds at a Lowland Rainforest Site in Costa Rica.
Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
2002 Douglas, Leo. Effects of human
habitat disturbance on resident and migrant bird communities,
Caribbean tropical dry forest, Jamaica. M.S. thesis,
University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Funded by TWS, and
thesis co-supervised by TWS and Dr. Peter Vogel, Univ. of the
West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica. (Douglas completed his
Ph.D. at Columbia Univ., and now works in NY City)
2000 Kaban, Jordana. Food resources
used by three Neotropical migrant warblers wintering in a
Jamaican shade coffee plantation. Senior Undergraduate
Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
1999 Johnson, Matthew D. Habitat
Suitability for Canopy-Foraging
Warblers Wintering in Jamaica: Patterns,
Determinants, and Conservation Implications. Ph.D.
Dissertation, Tulane University. (Professor, Humboldt
State University, CA)
1999 Strong, Alan M. Modeling Winter
Habitat Suitability for Ovenbirds and Swainson’s Warblers
(Emberizidae: Parulinae). Ph.D. Dissertation, Tulane
University. Recipient of George Henry Penn Award for
Best Dissertation, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Tulane University. (Associate Professor, University of
1998 Medori, Amanda. Seasonal and
habitat changes in the diet of a neotropical migrant warbler,
with special emphasis on the conservation value of shade coffee
plantations. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane
1997 Spahn, Sally. Colonial Wading
Birds as Bioindicators of Food Chain Contamination by Heavy
Metals and Organohalogens: Relationships among Tissue
Concentrations, Growth Rates, and Reproduction. Ph.D.
Dissertation, Tulane University (2º school teacher, New Orleans)
1996 Fleury, Bruce E. Population
Trends of Colonial Wading Bird Populations in the Southern
United States: Food Limitation and the Response of
Louisiana Populations to Crayfish Aquaculture. Ph.D.
Dissertation, Tulane University. Recipient of George
Henry Penn Award for Best Dissertation, Dept. of Ecology
& Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University.
(Professor of the Practice, Tulane University)
1996 Arp, Jeffrey T. Ecological
Factors Influencing Habitat Selection by Foliage-Gleaning Birds
along a Vegetation Gradient in a Northern Hardwoods Forest
Ecosystem. M.S. Thesis, Tulane University
1996 Bazzano, Lydia. Calcium
Limitation to Northern Hardwood Tree Species in Relation to
Bedrock Geology. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis,
1996 Keefe, Martina. Acid
Precipitation’s Effects on Forest Birds of the Adirondack
Mountains, New York. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis,
1995 Cohn-Haft, Mario. Dietary
Specialization by Lowland Tropical Rainforest Birds: Forest
Interior Vs. Canopy and Edge Habitats. M.S. Thesis, Tulane
University (Staff scientist, INPA, Manaus, Brazil)
1995 Adelson, Robert T. The Functional
Morphology of Diplocaulis (Permian Amphibian).
Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University.
1993 Crews, James P. Nest Site
Selection in American Redstarts: Importance of Nest
Predators. Senior Undergraduate Research Project, Tulane
1991 Parrish, Jeffrey D. Sexual
Habitat Segregation in American Redstarts (Setophaga
ruticilla) Wintering in Jamaica, West Indies. Senior
Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Tulane University
1991 Sloan, Stephen P. Nest Predation
in a Northern Hardwoods Forest As a Function of Season, Stratum,
and Habitat: Experiments with Artificial Nests--Senior
undergraduate thesis at Dartmouth College (R.T. Holmes
supervisor), but unofficially initiated, funded, and edited in
part by T. Sherry)
1991 Sliwa, Alex. Age-, and
Sex-Specific Habitat and Geographic Segregation Patterns of two
New World Wood Warblers (Parulinae) Wintering in Jamaica. (MS.
thesis, Berlin Free University, Germany; but idea devised,
funded, supervised, and thesis edited in English by T. Sherry)
(Curator, Cologne Zoo, Germany)
2011 Served on Self-study Committee to
review Tulane University’s Payson Center for International
Development, newly situated in Tulane Law School, including the
Center’s operation, mission, and programs. Served on
Undergraduate Programs sub-committee.
1994 Member 3-person panel reviewing BBIRD
Program, U.S. Forest Service;
1983 Initiator/advisor, extracurricular
undergraduate student project: Pamphlet & slide show
(Montshire Museum of Science, Hanover, NH) on Tropical
INVITED SYMPOSIA &
2016 Energy & Environmental Policy in
the Next Administration: A Discussion with Tulane Professors.
One of two panelists for Tulane University “Science Café” event
2016 North American Ornithological
Conference, “Gut contents reveal dietary opportunism and diffuse
competition among migratory Parulid warblers wintering in
Jamaican shade coffee farms”, in symposium “Knowing your S#!%:
Comparing Traditional and Next-generation Methods for
Understanding Bird Diets”; and “Evolutionary specialization in a
changing world: are resident tropical insectivores at greater
risk than previously thought?” in symposium “Identifying
unifying factors driving bird population declines: are life
history traits all that matter?”
2014 University of Tsukuba, Japan:
“Population limitation in a migratory songbird: direct and
indirect effects of nest predation and weather on reproductive
2014 New Orleans Sierra Club: “Tropical
forest loss and fragmentation threaten resident birds: a case
study from Central America”
2014 Orleans Audubon Society invited
lecture: “What controls populations of migratory songbird:
perspectives from Jamaica, New Hampshire, and Louisiana”
2014 University of Costa Rica, and
University of the West Indies (Mona campus, Jamaica) invited
lectures: “Population control in a migratory songbird: winter
and summer decoupled?”
2013 University of New Orleans invited
lecture: “Population control in a migratory songbird: winter and
2012 Participated in Tulane
(Provost)-initiated Tulane faculty rapprochement with
discipline-linked faculty at University of Havana, Havana, Cuba,
2010 Invited participant in symposium on
“Habitat Selection in Birds” (Cooper Ornithological Society
annual meeting, San Diego, CA): “The importance of food to
habitat suitability” (T.W. Sherry, D. R. Henry, and N.L. Michel)
2007 Invited participant in Post Katrina
Economic Development Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, in session
“Affordable Energy Solutions for Rebuilding”
2007 New Orleans Society for Conservation
Biology featured speaker: “Getting a handle on global change
demography in birds”
2007 Organization for Tropical Studies
workshop, “Tropical Forests in Transition: La Selva as a Case
Study” presentation titled: “Birds at La Selva: 40 Years of
Data” (with Bryan Sigel)
2006 Organization for Tropical Studies
Annual Board of Directors Meeting at NSF Headquarters, symposium
on Long-term Change in Tropical Ecosystems: “Bird Declines at La
Selva: Patterns, Possible Causes, and Research Needs”
2003 4th Annual Ecological Integration
Symposium, topic of “Natural History and Modern Conservation”,
Texas A& M University. Tentative talk title:
“The Garden of Eden meets Noah’s Ark: the agricultural ecosystem
as ecological refuge”
2002 Birds of Two Worlds, Migratory Bird
Symposium, Smithsonian Institution: “Population limitation of
long-distance migrant birds: evidence for food limitation in
1997 Thomas Waring Bennett Symposium &
Migratory Bird Workshop, University of Southern Mississippi,
Hattiesburg, MS. “Population Regulation and Limitation in
1995 International Partners in Flight
Program on monitoring migrant bird populations, Cape May, NJ
1994 “Winter Ecology of Migrant Birds”, and
“Habitat Selection in Birds”, XXI International Ornithological
Congress, Vienna, Austria (With R.T. Holmes and M. Cohn-Haft,
1993 Winter Habitat Limitation for
Neotropical-Nearctic Migrant Songbirds: Distributional,
Demographic, and Experimental Evidence, in “Population Trends in
Neotropical Migrant Birds: What are the Key Processes at Work”,
Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin (With R.T.
1990 Demography and Population Dynamics of
Long-distance Migratory Passerines: Variability in Time and
Space, in “Long-term Population Studies” symposium, XX
International Ornithological Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand
(with R. T. Holmes)
1990 Demographic and Numerical Responses of
Temperate Forest Birds to Fluctuating Food Resources, in “Food
Limitation in Breeding Terrestrial Bird Populations” symposium,
XX International Ornithological Congress, Christchurch, New
Zealand (with R. T. Holmes)
1989 Demography of a Long-distance Migrant:
Causes and Consequences of variable yearling recruitment in
the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), in
"Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds"
symposium, Manomet Bird Observatory, Manomet, Massachusetts
(with R.T. Holmes)
1989 Site Fidelity and Site Attachment of
Migrant Warblers in Temperate Breeding and Neotropical Wintering
Quarters: Implications for Population Dynamics, Habitat
Selection, and Conservation, in "Ecology and Conservation of
Neotropical Migrant Landbirds" symposium, Manomet Bird
Observatory, Manomet, Massachusetts (with R.T. Holmes)
1988 When is a Bird a food Specialist? In
"Food Exploitation by Terrestrial Birds” symposium, Cooper
Ornithological Society Meeting, Pacific Grove, California
1986 Temporal and Spatial Heterogeneity in a
Temperate Forest Bird Community, in "Community Ecology: the
Importance of Scale", Cooper Ornithological Society Meeting,
Davis, California (with R.T. Holmes)
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
(JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS:
Journal Articles (see
published book chapters, book reviews, in subsequent
2017(100) Sherry, T.W. “Bio-Box 15.3: The role of feeding in
population and community ecology by Thomas W. Sherry”. In ORNITHOLOGY:
Foundation, Critique, and Application, M. L. Morrison, A.
D. Rodewald, G. Voelker, J. F. Prather, and M. R. Colón,
editors. Johns Hopkins University Press, in Review.
2016 Dornelas, M., et al. (many authors).
BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the
Anthropocene. BioTIME database.
2016 Sherry, T.W., M.D. Johnson, K.
Williams, J. Kaban, C. McAvoy, A. Medori, S. Rainey, and S. Xu.
Dietary opportunism, resource partitioning, and consumption of
coffee-berry borers by five migratory wood warblers (Parulidae)
wintering in Jamaican shade coffee plantations. Journal of
Field Ornithology 87: 273-292. DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12160
2015 Marra, P. P., C. E. Studds, S. Wilson,
T. S. Sillett, T. W. Sherry, and R. T. Holmes. Non-breeding
season habitat quality mediates the strength of
density-dependence for a migratory bird. Proceedings of the
Royal Society B, Pp. 1-8, published on-line, 2 Jul:
2015 Sherry, T.W., D. S. Wilson, C. S.
Hunter, and R. T. Holmes. Impacts of nest predators and weather
on reproductive success and population limitation in a
long-distance migratory bird. Journal of Avian Biology 46:
559-569. Selected as “Editor’s Choice”, with following summary:
“Understanding the population ecology of different phases in the
complex annual cycle of long-distance migratory birds, and
determining the importance of winter vs summer vs migration
impacts, and their carry-over effects, on population dynamics,
represents a major long-standing research challenge in animal
ecology. This fascinating experimental and analytical study of
the American redstart, demonstrates that annual variation in
nest success is caused mainly by predation (and by climate
presumably affecting the predators) and explains much of the
annual fluctuations in breeding population, thus stressing the
importance of breeding season limitation for the population
dynamics. This represents one significant step towards a more
complete view of the impact of different limiting factors in
different geographic regions and in different phases of the
annual cycle, which is discussed in a very stimulating and
illuminating way in the paper.”
2015 Peele, A. M., P. P. Marra, T. S.
Sillett, T. W. Sherry. Combining survey methods to estimate
abundance and transience of birds among tropical non-breeding
habitats. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132: 926-937
2015 Visco, D. M., N. L. Michel, A. W.
Boyle, B. J. Sigel, S. Woltmann, and T. W. Sherry.
Patterns and causes of understory bird declines from
human-disturbed tropical forest landscapes: A case study from
Central America. Biological Conservation 191: 117-129.
2015 Michel, N. L., W. P. Carson, and T. W.
Sherry. Do collared peccaries reduce understory insectivorous
rainforest bird abundance indirectly via lianas and vines?
Biotropica 47(6): 745-757.
2014 Cooper, N., T. W. Sherry, and P. P.
Marra. Modeling three-dimensional space use and overlap in
birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 131: 681-693.
2014 Michel, N. L., T. W. Sherry, and W. P.
Carson. The omnivorous collared peccary negates an
insectivore-generated trophic cascade in Costa Rican wet
tropical forest understory. Journal of Tropical
Ecology 30: 1-11.
2013 Douglas, L. R., G. Winkel, and T. W.
Sherry. Does the bananaquit benefit commensally from
parrot frugivory? An assessment using habitat quality. Biotropica
2012 Robinson, W. D., and T. W.
Sherry. Mechanisms of avian population decline and species
loss in tropical forest fragments. Journal of
Ornithology 153 (Suppl 1): S141-S152. (DOI
2012 Woltmann, S., B. R. Kreiser, and T. W.
Sherry. Fine-scale genetic population structure of an
understory rainforest bird in Costa Rica. Conservation
Genetics 13: 925-935.
2012 Woltmann, S., T. W. Sherry, and B. R.
Kreiser. A genetic approach to estimating natal dispersal
distances and self-recruitment in resident rainforest birds. Journal
of Avian Biology 43: 33-42.
2011 Woltmann, S., and T. W. Sherry. 2011.
High apparent survival and stable territory dynamics of
Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul) in a large rain forest
preserve. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:15-23.
2011 Brown, D. R., T. W. Sherry, and J.
Harris. Hurricane Katrina impacts on the breeding bird community
in bottomland hardwood forest of the Pearl River basin,
Louisiana. Forest Ecology and Management 261:
2010 Faaborg, J., R. T. Holmes, A. Anders*,
K. Bildstein, K. Dugger, S. Gauthreaux, P. Heglund, K. Hobson,
D. H. Johnson, S. C. Latta, D. Levey, P. P. Marra, C. L. Merkord
, E. Nol, S. I. Rothstein, T. S. Sillett, T. W. Sherry, F. R.
Thompson III, and N. Warnock. Recent advances in
understanding migration systems of New World land birds. Ecological
Monographs 80(1): 3-48. *Authors other than Faaborg &
Holmes listed in alphabetical order.
2010 (80) Faaborg, J., R. T. Holmes, A. Anders, K. Bildstein,
K. Dugger, S. Gauthreaux, P. Heglund, K. Hobson, D. H. Johnson,
S. Latta, D. Levey, P.P. Marra, C. Merkord , E. Nol, S. I.
Rothstein, T. S. Sillett, T.W. Sherry, F. Thompson III,
and N. Warnock. Managing migratory birds in the New World:
do we know enough? Ecological Applications 20(2):
398-418. *Authors other than Faaborg & Holmes listed
in alphabetical order.
2010 Sigel, B., W. D. Robinson, and T. W.
Sherry. Comparing bird community responses to forest
fragmentation in two lowland Central American reserves. Biological
Conservation 143: 340-350.
2008 Sherry, T.W. Community approach
to tropical forest fragmentation gets us closer to understanding
mechanisms by revealing strong indirect effects. (Invited)
Commentary. Animal Conservation 11: 361-363.
2008 Brown, D. R., and T. W. Sherry.
Alternative strategies of space use and response to resource
change in a wintering migrant songbird. Behavioral
Ecology 19: 1314-1325.
2008 Bergstrom, B.J., and T.W. Sherry.
Estimating Lipid and Lean Body Mass in Small Passerine Birds
using TOBEC, External Morphology and Subcutaneous Fat scoring. Journal
of Avian Biology 39: 507-513.
2008 Brown, D. R., and T. W. Sherry.
Solitary winter roosting of ovenbirds in core foraging area. Wilson
Journal of Ornithology 120: 455-459.
2008 Young, B.E., T.W. Sherry, B.J. Sigel,
and S. Woltmann. Edge and isolation effects on nesting
success of Costa Rican forest birds. Biotropica 40:
2008 Coulson, J.O., T.D. Coulson, S.A.
DeFrancesch, T.W. Sherry. Predators of the swallow-tailed
kite in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. Journal of
Raptor Research 42:1-12.
2007 Siccama, T.G., C.E. Johnson, T.W.
Sherry, E.B. Girdler, G.E. Likens, T. Fahey, and P.
Schwarz. Population and biomass dynamics of trees in
a northern hardwood forest at Hubbard Brook. Canadian
Journal of Forest Research 37: 737-749.
2006 Brown, D.R., T.W. Sherry. Food
supply controls physical condition of a long distance migrant
bird wintering in the tropics. Oecologia 149:
2006 (70) Staicer, C.A., V. Ingalls, and T.W. Sherry.
Singing behavior varies with breeding status of American
Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla). The
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118(4):
439-451. Winner of The Edwards Prize,
awarded by the editor for best paper in the Wilson Journal
of Ornithology, volume 118.
2006 Johnson, M.D., A.M. Strong, and T.W.
Sherry. Migrants in tropical bird communities: the
Balanced Breeding Limitation Hypothesis. Journal
of Avian Biology 37: 229-237.
2006 Johnson, M.D., T.W. Sherry, R.T.
Holmes, and P.P. Marra. Assessing habitat quality for a
wintering songbird in natural and agricultural areas. Conservation
Biology 20: 1433-1444.
2006 Sigel, B., T.W. Sherry, and B.E.
Young. Avian community response to lowland tropical
rainforest isolation: 40 years of change at La Selva Biological
Station, Costa Rica. Conservation Biology 20: 111-121.
2006 Brown, D.R., and T.W. Sherry.
Population response of resident Jamaican birds to food
supplementation: evidence of dry-season limitation. Biotropica
2005 Irschick, D., L. Dyer, and T.W.
Sherry. Phylogenetic methodologies for studying
specialization. Oikos 110: 404-408.
2005 Johnson, M.D., T.W. Sherry, A.M.
Strong, and A. Medori. Migrants in Neotropical bird
communities: an assessment of the breeding currency
hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology 74:333-341.
2004 Norris, D.R., P.P. Marra, T.K. Kyser,
T.W. Sherry, and L.M. Ratcliffe. Tropical winter habitat
limits reproductive success on the temperate breeding grounds in
a migratory bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B,
2001 Strong, A.M., and T.W. Sherry.
Body condition of Swainson’s warblers wintering in Jamaica, with
emphasis on the conservation value of Caribbean dry
forests. Wilson Bulletin, 113: 410-418.
2001 McPeek, M.A., N.L. Rodenhouse, R.T.
Holmes, and T.W. Sherry. A general model of site-dependent
population regulation: population -level regulation without
individual-level interactions. Oikos 94: 417-424.
2001 (60) Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry. 30-year bird
population trends in an unfragmented temperate deciduous forest:
the importance of habitat change. The Auk 118:
589-609. [Commentary by Scott Collins preceeding article]
2001 Johnson, M.D., and T. W. Sherry.
Effects of food availability on the distribution of migratory
warblers among habitats in Jamaica. Journal of Animal
Ecology 70: 546-560.
2000 Strong, A.M., T.W. Sherry, and R.T.
Holmes. Bird predation on herbivorous insects: indirect
effects on sugar maple saplings. Oecologia 125:
2000 Sillett, T.S., R.T. Holmes, and T.W.
Sherry. Impacts of a global climate cycle on population
dynamics of a migratory songbird. Science 288:
2000 Strong, A.M., and T.W. Sherry.
Habitat-specific effects of food abundance on the condition of
ovenbirds wintering in Jamaica. Journal of Animal Ecology 69:
2000 Rodenhouse, N.L., T.W. Sherry, and R.T.
Holmes. Site-dependent regulation of population size:
reply. Ecology 81: 1168-1171.
2000 Sherry, T.W. Overview.
Shade coffee: a good brew even in small doses. The Auk
1999 N.L. Rodenhouse, T.W. Sherry, and R.T.
Holmes. Multiple mechanisms of population regulation:
contributions of site-dependence, crowding, and age
structure. In N.J. Adams and R.H. Slotow, editors.
Proceedings of the 22nd International Ornithological Conference,
Durban, South Africa, 16-22 August 1998. CD-ROM
format. Birdlife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1999 Spahn, S.A., and T.W. Sherry.
Cadmium and lead exposure associated with reduced growth rates,
poorer fledging success of little blue heron chicks (Egretta
caerulea) in south Louisiana wetlands. Archives
of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 37:
1998 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Migrants wintering in the Caribbean: vacation time?
Jamaican Naturalist 5: 16-19.
1998 (50) Sloan, S.S., R.T. Holmes, and T.W. Sherry.
Depredation rates and predators at artificial bird nests in an
unfragmented northern hardwoods forest. Journal of
Wildlife Management 62: 529-539.
1997 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry.
Ecological factors influencing biodiversity in northern
hardwoods ecosystems: contributions of long-term studies of bird
populations at Hubbard Brook. 13 pp. in “Biodiversity at
LTER Sites” (R.B. Waide, ed.). Internet publication
1997 Rodenhouse, N.L., T.W. Sherry, and R.T.
Holmes. Site-dependent regulation of population size: a
new synthesis (in section, “Concepts in Ecology”). Ecology
1997 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). In Birds of
North America, No. 277 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The
academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; the American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington,
1997 Chamberlain, C.P., J.D. Blum, R.T.
Holmes, X. Feng, T.W. Sherry, and G.R. Graves. The use of
isotope tracers for identifying populations of migratory
birds. Oecologia, 109: 132-141.
1996 Holmes, R.T., P.P. Marra, and T.W.
Sherry. Habitat-specific demography of breeding
black-throated blue warblers (Dendroica caerulescens):
implications for population dynamics. J. Anim. Ecol. 65:
1996 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Winter habitat limitation in Neotropical Nearctic migrant birds:
implications for population dynamics and conservation. Ecology
77: 36-48 (in Special Feature: “Continental Scale
Ecology and Neotropical Migratory Birds”).
1996 Fleury, B.E., and T.W. Sherry.
Long-term population trends of colonial wading birds in the
southern United States: The impact of crawfish aquaculture
on Louisiana populations. The Auk 112: 613-632.
1995 Omland, K.E., and T.W. Sherry.
Parental care not likely to explain poor mating success in
yearling male American redstarts. The Condor 97:
1994 Omland, K.E., and T.W. Sherry.
Parental Care at Nests of Two Age Classes of Male American
Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla): Implications for Female
Choice of Mate. The Condor 96: 606-613.
1994 (40) Parrish, J., and T.W. Sherry. Sexual habitat
segregation in American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla)
wintering in Jamaica: impact of resource seasonality. The
Auk 111: 38-49.
1993 Marra, P.P., T.W. Sherry, and R.T.
Holmes. Territorial exclusion by a Neotropical migrant
warbler in Jamaica: a removal experiment with American redstarts
(Setophaga ruticilla). The Auk 110:
1993 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Limits for migrant landbirds--year-round. Quart. Jour.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory 97 (Fall): 4-5.
1992 Sliwa, A., and T.W. Sherry.
Surveying Wintering Warbler Populations in Jamaica: Point
Counts with and without Broadcast Vocalizations. The Condor
1992 Holmes, R.T., T.W. Sherry, P.P. Marra,
and K.E. Petit. Multiple-brooding, nesting success, and
annual productivity of a Neotropical Migrant, the Black-throated
Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens), in an Unfragmented
Temperate Forest. The Auk 109:321-333.
1991 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry, and F.W.
Sturges. Numerical and Demographic Responses of Temperate
Forest Birds to Annual Fluctuations in their Food
Resources. Acta XX Congressus Internationalis
1991 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Population Age structure of Long-distance Migratory Passerine
Birds: Variation in Time and Space. Acta XX Congressus
Internationalis Ornithologici: 1542-1556.
1991 Secunda, R.C., and T.W. Sherry.
Polyterritorial Polygyny in the American Redstart. The
Wilson Bulletin 103:190-203.
1990 Reitsma, L.R., R.T. Holmes, and T.W.
Sherry. Effects of removal of Red Squirrels, Tamiasciurus
hudsonicus, and Eastern Chipmunks, Tamias striatus,
on nest predation in a northern hardwoods forest: an artificial
nest experiment. Oikos 57: 375-380.
1989 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry.
Ecological Studies of Migrant Warblers in Jamaica--A Progress
Report. Gosse Bird Club (Jamaica, W.I.) Broadsheet No.
53, pp. 7-10.
1989 (30) Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes. Age-specific
social dominance affects habitat use by breeding American
redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla): a removal
experiment. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 25:327-333.
1989 Holmes, R.T., T.W. Sherry, and L.
Reitsma. Population Structure, Territoriality and
Overwinter Survival of Two Migrant Warbler Species in
Jamaica. The Condor 91:545-561.
1988 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry.
Assessing Population Trends of New Hampshire Forest Birds: Local
vs. Regional Patterns. The Auk 105:756-768.
1988 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Habitat Selection by breeding American Redstarts in Response to
a Dominant Competitor, the Least Flycatcher. The Auk 105:350-364.
1987 Werner, T.K. and T.W. Sherry.
Behavioral Feeding Specialization in Pinaroloxias inornata,
the 'Darwin's Finch' of Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Proc.
Nat. Acad. Sci.USA, 84:5506-5510. (For commentary
see J. Diamond. 1987. News and Views. Nature
330:16-17. Also, this paper was selected in 2014 for a
senior Biology coursepack at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen,
1987 Kroodsma, D.E., V. Ingalls, T.W.
Sherry, and T.K. Werner. Songs of the Cocos Flycatcher:
Vocal Behavior of a Suboscine on an isolated Oceanic
Island. The Condor 89: 75-84.
1986 Holmes, R.T., T.W. Sherry, and
F.W. Sturges. Bird Community Dynamics in a Temperate
Deciduous Forest: Long-term Trends at Hubbard Brook. Ecological
Monographs 56: 201-220.
1986 Sherry, T.W. Nest, Eggs, and
Reproductive Behavior of the Cocos Flycatcher (Nesotriccus
ridgwayi). The Condor 88:531-532.
1982 Sherry, T.W., and L.A. McDade.
Prey Selection and Handling in Two Neotropical Hover-gleaning
Birds. Ecology 63: 1016-1028.
1980 (20) Anderson, R.C., P.L. Wong, and T.W. Sherry. Diplotriaena
muscisaxicolae Schuurmans-Stekhoven, 1952 (Nematoda:
Diplotriaenoidea) from Nesotriccus ridgwayi Townsend
(Tryannidae) of Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Can. J. of Zool.
1979 Holmes, R.T., C.P. Black, and T.W.
Sherry. Comparative Population Bioenergetics of Three
Insectivorous Passerines in a Deciduous Forest. The
Condor 81: 9-20.
1979 Sherry, T.W. Competitive Interactions
and Adaptive Strategies of American Redstarts and Least
Flycatchers in a Northern Hardwoods Forest. The Auk 96:
1978 Holmes, R.T., T.W. Sherry, and S.E.
Bennett. Diurnal and Individual Variation in the Foraging
Behavior of American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla).
Oecologia 36: 141-49.
2016 Sherry, T. W. Chapter 8. Avian
Food and Foraging. Pp. 264-310 in The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd Edition (I. J. Lovette and J. W.
Fitzpatrick, Eds). John Wiley & Sons, West
2015 Henry, D. R., D. A. Miller, and T. W.
Sherry. Chapter 10. Integrating wildlife conservation with
commercial silviculture: demography of the Swainson’s warbler, a
migrant bird of conservation concern in southern pine forests,
USA. Pp. 217-236 in Precious Forests—Precious Earth, Editor
Miodrag Zlatic, ISBN 978-953-51-2175-6. In-Tech publishers.
Published 30 Sept., 2015.
2014 Michel, N. L., D. R. Robinson, and T.
W. Sherry. Ch. 25. Liana-bird relationships: a
review. Pp. 362-397, in Ecology of Lianas, S. A.
Schnitzer, F. Bongers, R. J. Burnham, and F. E. Putz, eds.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
2005 Sherry, T.W., M.D. Johnson, and A.M.
Strong. Does winter food limit populations of migratory
birds? Pp. 414-425 in R. Greenberg and P.P. Marra
(eds.), Birds of Two Worlds: the Ecology and Evolution of
Migration. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
2000 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Demographic modeling of migratory bird populations: The
importance of parameter estimation using marked individuals.
Proceedings of the Partners in Flight/U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service Conference, Cape May, NJ. Available on line at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pifcapemay/sherry_and_holmes.htmAlso
pp. 211-219 in Bonney, R.; Pashley, D. N.; Cooper, R. J.; Niles,
L., eds. 2000. Strategies for bird conservation: The Partners in
Flight Planning Process; Proceedings of the 3rd Partners in
Flight Workshop; 1995 October 1-5; Cape May, NJ. Proceedings
RMRS-P-16. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest
Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 281 p.
1999 (10) Fleury, B.E., T.W. Sherry, and J.V. Huner.
Agricultural wetlands and the conservation of colonial wading
birds in Louisiana. Pp. 287-294 in Rozas, L.P., J.A.
Nyman, C.E. Proffitt, N.N. Rabalais, D.J. Reed, and R.E. Turner,
Eds, Recent Research in Coastal Louisiana: Natural system
Function and Response to Human Influence. Louisiana Sea
Grant College Program, Louisiana. http://nsgl.gso.uri.edu/lsu/lsuw98002/lsuw98002index.html
1995 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Summer versus winter limitation of populations: issues and the
evidence. Pp. 85-120 In T.M. Martin, and D. Finch, eds.
Ecology and management of Neotropical migratory birds. Oxford
1995 Sherry, T.W., American redstart,
Species account in New Hampshire Breeding Bird Atlas. New
Hampshire Audubon Society.
1993 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Are Populations of Neotropical Migrant Birds Limited in Summer
or Winter? Implications for Management. Pp. 47-57,
in Finch, D.M., and P.W. Stangel (eds.). Status and
Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds. U.S. Forest
Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station,
Fort Collins, Colorado. General Technical Report RM-229.
1992 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry.
Site Fidelity of Migratory Warblers in Temperate Breeding and
Neotropical Wintering Areas: Implications for Population
Dynamics, Habitat Selection, and Conservation. Pp. 563-575
in J.M. Hagan III and D.W. Johnston, eds. Ecology and Conservat
Neotropical Migrant Landbirds, Smithsonian Inst. Press, Wash.,
1992 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Population Fluctuations in a Long-Distance Neotropical Migrant:
Demographic Evidence for the importance of Breeding Season
Events in the American Redstart. Pp. 431-442 in J.M. Hagan
III and D.W. Johnston, eds. Ecology and Conservation of
Neotropical Migrant Landbirds, Smithsonian Inst. Press, Wash.,
1990 Sherry, T.W. When are birds
dietarily specialized? Distinguishing ecological from
evolutionary approaches. In Avian Foraging: Theory,
Methodology, and Applications. M.L. Morrison, C.J. Ralph,
and J. Verner, and J. Jehl, eds. Studies in Avian Biology
13:337-352. See https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/sab/sab_013.pdf.
1985 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes.
Dispersion Patterns and Habitat Responses of Birds in Northern
Hardwoods Forests. Pp. 283-309, in M.L. Cody, ed. Habitat
Selection in Birds. Academic Press.
1985 Sherry, T.W. Adaptation to a Novel
Environment: Food, Foraging, and Morphology of the Cocos Island
Flycatcher. Pp. 908-920 in Neotropical Ornithology, P.A.
Buckley, M.S. Foster, E.S. Morton, R.S. Ridgely, and F. Buckley,
eds. Ornithological Monographs No. 36, American
Ornithologists'Union, Washington, D.C.
1983 Sherry, T.W. Galbula ruficauda (Jacamar
Rabirrufo, Gorrion de Montana, Rufous-tailed Jacamar), pp.
579-581; Mionectes oleaginea (Mosqueitero Ojenido,
Tontillo, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher), pp. 586-587; Monasa
morphoeus (Monja Cariblanca, Julio, White-fronted
Nunbird), pp. 587-590; Terenotriccus erythrurus (Mosqueitero
Colirrufo, Tontillo, Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher), pp. 605-607; Todirostrum
cenereum (Espatulilla Comun, Pechita, Tontilla, Common
Tody-Flycatcher), pp. 608-610. In Costa Rican Natural
History, D.H. Janzen, ed. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago,
Edited Proceedings Volume
2002 Sherry, T.W., editor. Program for
3rd North American Ornithological Conference (Tulane Printing,
New Orleans, LA; 130 pp.)
2011 Sherry, T. W. Reviews of “Bird
Migration and Global Change” (by George W. Cox, 2010,
Island Press, Washington, DC, 291 pp.); and “Effects of
Climate Change on Birds” (ed. by Anders Pape Møller,
Wolfgang Fielder, and Peter Berthold, 2010, Oxford University
Press, New York, NY, 321 pp.). The Auk 128 (4):
2011 Sherry, T. W. Review of “Merchants
of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on
Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming” (Naomi
Oreskes & Erik M. Conway, 2010, Bloomsbury Press, New York,
New York, 355 pp.). The Auk 128 (2): 435-436.
2010 Sherry, T. W. Review of “A
Photographic guide to the birds of Jamaica” (by Ann
Haynes-Sutton, et al., Princeton University Press, Princeton,
New Jersey, USA., 304 pp.) The Wilson Journal of
Ornithology 122 (4): 817-818.
1999 Sherry, T.W. Review of “Conservation
of Faunal Diversity in Forested Landscapes” (ed. by R.M.
Degraaf and R. I. Miller, Chapman & Hall, NY). The
Condor 101: 186-187.
1998 Sherry, T.W. Review of “Life of the
Flycatcher” (by Alexander Skutch, Univ. Nebraska
Press). The Auk 115: 266-267.
1990 Sherry, T.W. Winging it in hemispheric
eco-politics. Review of “Where Have All the Birds Gone”,
by John Terborgh (Princeton University Press, 1989). Ecology
1990 Sherry, T.W. Neotropical Migrant
Birds. Review of Ecology and Conservation of
Neotropical Migrant Landbirds, a symposium, Woods Hole,
Massachusetts, December, 1989 (organized by Manomet Bird
Observatory). Tropinet vol. 2 (Biotropica Supplement No.
1987 Sherry, T.W. Darwin's Finches
Revisited. Review of P.R. Grant, Ecology and Evolution
of Darwin's Finches. Ecology 68:1127-1128.