- 1975-80 Ph.D. Ecology, UCLA
- 1974-75 A.M. Biology, Dartmouth College
- 1969-73 A.B. Biology, Dartmouth College
- Graduated cum laude, with highest honors in the major
FELLOWSHIPS & HONORS:
- 2004-05 Chercheur Associé, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France (6 month appointment in laboratory of Jean-Dominique Lebreton)
- 1999 Elective Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union
- 1996 Tulane: Envir. Studies Faculty Enrichment
Seminar (2 wks., summer)
- 1992 Election to membership of Graduate Faculty,
- 1991 Election to Sigma Xi
- 1986 Elective member, American Ornithologists' Union
- 1979-80 NSF National Needs Fellowship (UCLA)
- 1979 Special recognition for paper
"Prey Handling and Prey Selection in Two Tropical Puffbirds", Cooper
- 1978-79 University of California Regents Fellowship (UCLA)
- 1974-75 Dartmouth College Graduate Fellowship
- 2004-07 Council, American Ornithologists' Union (3-year elective position)
- 2003-04 Student Awards Committee, American Ornithologists' Union
- 1999 Co-Chair (local Chair), Local Committee, 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.; $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 workshops.
- 1998 Director, Neotropical Ecology Institute, Tulane University
- 1997 National Science Foundation, Ecology Panel
- 1995-98 Co-President (with Tracey K. Werner) Twitchell Lake Fish
& Game Society (Adirondack Mountains, NY, USA)
- 1990- Member of Research Working Group, Neotropical Migrant Bird
- 1989- Board of Directors, Organization for Tropical Studies
- 1985- Reviews of grant proposals: NSF, Organization for Tropical
Studies, University of Montana, Brigham Young University
- 1980- Reviews of manuscripts: American Naturalist, Animal
Behaviour, The Auk, Behavioral Ecology, Behaviour, Biological Conservation, Biotropica,
Canadian Journal of Zoology, The Condor, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Eco-Science, Evolution, Molecular Ecology, The Journal of
Conservation Biology, The Journal for Field Ornithology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences, The Wilson Bulletin
- 2003 4th Annual Ecological Integration Symposium,
topic of "Natural History and Modern Conservation", Texas A&M
University. "The Garden of Eden meets Noah's Ark: wildlife conservation
in agricultural ecosystems."
- 2002 Birds of Two Worlds, Migratory Bird Symposium,
Smithsonian Institution: "Population limitation of long-distance migrant
birds: evidence for food limitation in winter."
- 1997 Thomas Waring Bennett Symposium & Migratory
Bird Workshop, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS "Population
Regulation and Limitation in Migratory birds."
- 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, respectively)
- 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. Holmes)
- 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 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)
- 2005 Brown, D.R., and T.W. Sherry. Population response of resident Jamaican birds to food supplementation: evidence of dry-season limitation. Accepted for publication, Biotropica.
- 2005 Johnson, M.D., A.M. Strong, and T.W. Sherry. Migrants in tropical bird communities: the Balanced Breeding Limitation Hypothesis. Accepted for publication, Journal of Avian Biology.
- 2005 Irschick, D., L. Dyer, and T.W. Sherry. Phylogenetic methodologies for studying specialization. Oikos 110: 404-408.
- 2005 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. In press, Conservation Biology.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, 271:
- 2002 Sherry, T. W., editor. Program for 3rd North
American Ornithological Conference (Tulane Printing, New Orleans, LA; 130
- 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:
popuplation-level regulation without individual-level interactions. Oikos
- 2001 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry. 30-year bird
poulation trends in an unfragmented temperate deciduous forest: the importance
of habitat change. The Auk 118: 589-609 [Commentary by Scott Collins
- 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. The El Niño
Southern Oscillation impacts population dynamics of a migratory songbird throughout its
annual cycle. Science 288: 2040-2042.
- 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: 883-895.
- 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., 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. In press. Available on line at http://birdsource4.ornith.cornell.edu/pifCapeMay/sherry_and_holmes.htm.
Also 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.
- 2000 Sherry, T.W. Overview. Shade coffee: a good brew even in
small doses. The Auk 117: 563-568.
- 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: 377-384.
- 1999 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.
- 1999 Rodenhouse, N.R., R.T. Holmes, and T.W. Sherry. What is
Site-Dependent Regulation? Ecology, accepted for publication.
- 1999 Spahn, S.A., and T.W. Sherry. Cadmium and lead exposure
associated with reduced growth rates, poorer fledging success of little blue herons (Egretta
caerulea) in south Louisiana wetlands. Archives of Environmental Contamination and
Toxicology. Accepted for publication.
- 1999 N.L. Rodenhouse, T.W. Sherry, and R.T. Holmes. Site
suitability, preemption and the spatial scale of population regulation. Acta XXII
Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici. Accepted for publication.
- 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., and R.T. Holmes. Migrants wintering in the
Caribbean: vacation time? Jamaican Naturalist 5: 16-19.
- 1998 Sherry, T.W. Review of "Life of the Flycatcher"
(by Alexander Skutch, Univ. Nebraska Press). The Auk 115: 266-267.
- 1998 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.). http://atlantic.evsc.virginia.edu/LTER_biod/hbr.html
- 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 78: 2025-2042.
- 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, DC.
- 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: 183-195.
- 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
- 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 113: 613-632.
- 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 University
- 1995 Omland, K.E., and T.W. Sherry. Parental care not likely to
explain poor mating success in yearling male American redstarts. Condor 97: 836-837.
- 1995 Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes. American Redstart (Setophaga
ruticilla). Species account in New Hampshire Breeding Bird Atlas. New Hampshire
- 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 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 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.
- 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: 565-572.
- 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 Partners in Flight/Aves de las Americas: A call for broader
participation. Editorial, in Tropinet, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 1991.
- 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 Conservation of Neotropical Migrant Landbirds,
Smithsonian Inst. Press, Wash., D.C.
- 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,
- 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 Ornithologici: 1559-1567.
- 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 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 71:1224-1225.
- 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. 25).
- 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
xperiment. Oikos 57:375-380.
- 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.
- 1989 Holmes, R.T., and T.W. Sherry. Ecological Studies of
Migrant Warblers Jamaica--A Progress Report. Gosse Bird Club (Jamaica, W.I.) Broadsheet
No. 53, pp. 7-10.
- 1989 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 Sherry, T.W. Darwin's Finches Revisited. Review of P.R.
Grant, Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches. Ecology 68:1127-1128.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 1984 Sherry, T.W. Comparative Dietary Ecology of Sympatric,
Insectivorous Neotropical Flycatchers (Tyrannidae). Ecological Monographs 54:
- 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, llinois, USA.
- 1982 Sherry, T.W., and L.A. McDade. Prey Selection and Handling
in Two Neotropical Hover-gleaning Birds. Ecology 63: 1016-1028.
- 1980 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: 265-283.
- 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.
MANUSCRIPTS IN REVIEW
- Fleury, B.E., T.W. Sherry, and J.V. Huner. The importance of agricultural habitats for
wildlife: aquaculture and colonial wading birds in Louisiana.
- Medori, A., and T.W. Sherry. Seasonal and habitat changes in diet of a Neotropical
migrant warbler: implications for food-limitation in winter.
- Sherry, T.W., and R.T. Holmes. Age-specific Segregation of American Redstarts (Setophaga
ruticilla) by Habitat at a Deciduous-Coniferous Ecotone.
- Sliwa, A., T.W. Sherry, and R.T. Holmes. Population structure of American Redstarts and
Black-throated Blue Warblers wintering in Jamaica: effects of habitat, elevation, and
- Arp, J., and T.W. Sherry. Seasonal food availability and habitat quality for
foliage-gleaning birds in a deciduous-coniferous forest ecotone.