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Madison, WI 53706
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Modern climate change and habitat loss
Modern climate change and habitat loss are two of the most pressing environmental forces shaping ecological systems throughout the world. I am interested in how these forces drive changes in the wildlife behavior, abundance, and distribution. In doing so, my research focuses on the use of citizen science (monitoring projects dependent on networks of volunteer participants) to test ecological hypotheses at multiple scales ranging from local studies to national analyses. My primary interest is in working with bird populations, but I have collaborated on projects studying other taxa as well. Ultimately, my goal is to have my research play a central role in natural resource management and climate change adaptation.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Michigan State University
Affiliate; Center for Climate Research (UW-Madison)
Member; Wisconsin Initiative for Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)
Co-Chair; Wisconsin Initiative for Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Wildlife Research Working Group
Zuckerberg, B., A. Desrochers, W. M. Hochachka, D. Fink, W. D. Koenig, and J. L. Dickinson. 2012. Overlapping landscapes: A persistent, but misdirected concern when collecting and analyzing ecological data. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(5):1072–1080. Link
Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. 2012. Spatial Poisson models for examining the influence of climate and land cover pattern on bird species richness. Forest Science 58(1): 61-74. Link
Ma, Z., B. Zuckerberg, W.F. Porter, and L. Zhang. 2012. Use of localized descriptive statistics for exploring the spatial pattern changes of bird species richness at multiple spatial scales. Applied Geography, 32: 185-194. Link
Jones, G.M., B. Zuckerberg, and A. Paulios. 2012. The early bird gets earlier: a phenological shift in migration timing of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in the state of Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 74(2): 131-142.
Zuckerberg, B., D. N. Bonter, W. M. Hochachka, W. D. Koenig, A. T. DeGaetano, and J. L. Dickinson. 2011. Climatic constraints on wintering bird distributions are modified by urbanization and weather. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(2): 403-413. Link
Carling, M.D. and B. Zuckerberg. 2011. Spatiotemporal changes in the genetic structure of the Passerina bunting hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology, 20:1166-1175. Link
Savoca, M.S., D. N. Bonter, B. Zuckerberg, J. L. Dickinson, and J. C. Ellis. 2011. Nesting density an important factor affecting chick growth and survival in the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus). Condor 113(3): 565-571. Link
Zuckerberg, B. and W.F. Porter. 2010. Thresholds in the long–term responses of breeding birds to forest cover and fragmentation. Biological Conservation, 143: 952–962. Link
Dickinson, J.L., B. Zuckerberg, and D.N. Bonter. 2010. Citizen science as an ecological research tool: Challenges and benefits. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 41: 149-72. Link
Bonter, D. N., B.Zuckerberg, and J. L. Dickinson. 2010. Invasive birds in a novel landscape: habitat associations and effects on established species. Ecography, 33: 494–502. Link
Fink, D., W.M. Hochachka, B. Zuckerberg, D.W. Winkler, B. Shaby, M. A. Munson, G. Hooker, M. Riedewald, D. Sheldon, and S. Kelling. 2010. Spatiotemporal exploratory models for broad–scale survey data. Ecological Applications, 20(8): 2131-2147. Link
Koenig, W.D., W.M. Hochachka, B. Zuckerberg, and J.L. Dickinson. 2010. Ecological determinants of American crow mortality due to West Nile virus during its North American sweep. Oecologia, 163(4):903–909. Link
Milder, J.C., F.J. DeClerk, A. Sanfiorenzo, D.M. Sanchez, D.E. Tobar, and B. Zuckerberg. 2010. Effects of farm and landscape management on bird and butterfly conservation in western Honduras. Ecosphere 1(1). Link
Zuckerberg, B., A.Woods, and W. F. Porter. 2009. Poleward shifts in breeding bird distributions in New York State. Global Change Biology, 15: 1866–1883. Link
Zuckerberg, B., W.F. Porter, K. Corwin. 2009. The consistency and stability of abundance–occupancy relationships in large–scale population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78: 172–181. Link
Koenig, W. D., J. M. H. Knops, J. L. Dickinson, and B. Zuckerberg. 2009. Latitudinal decrease in acorn size in bur oak (Quercus macrocarp) is due to environmental constraints, not avian dispersal. Botany, 87: 349–356. Link
Zuckerberg, B. Overcoming analysis paralysis. 2008. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(6): 505. Link
Signell, S., B. Zuckerberg, S. McNulty and W. F. Porter. 2008. Development of an Adirondack Ecosystems Model. Adirondack Journal of Environmental Sciences, 15: 13–17. Link
Askins, R. A., B. Zuckerberg, and L. Novak. 2007. Do the size and landscape context of forest openings influence the abundance and breeding success of shrubland songbirds in Southern New England? Forest Ecology and Management, 250(3): 137–147. Link
Zuckerberg, B., and P. D. Vickery. 2006. Grassland restoration on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: early effects of mowing and burning on shrubland and grassland passerines. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 118(3): 353–363. Link
Vickery, P. D., B. Zuckerberg, A. L. Jones, W. G. Shriver, and A. P. Weik. 2005. Influence of fire and other anthropogenic practices on grassland and shrubland birds in New England. Studies in Avian Biology, 30:139–146. Link
Books and Book Chapters
Zuckerberg, B. and K. McGarigal. 2012. Widening the circle of investigation: The interface between citizen science and landscape ecology. Pages 114-124 in Citizen Science: Public Collaboration in Environmental Research. Editors, J.L. Dickinson and R. Bonney. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. Link
Hochachka, W.M., D. Fink, and B. Zuckerberg. 2012. Use of citizen science monitoring for pattern discovery and biological inference. Pages 460-480 in Design and Analysis of Long–term Ecological Monitoring Studies. Editors, R. A. Gitzen, J. J. Millspaugh, A. B. Cooper, and D. S. Licht. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Link
Zuckerberg, B., F. Huettman, and J. L. Frair. 2011. Proper data management as a scientific foundation for reliable species distribution modeling. Pages 45-70 in Predictive species and habitat modeling in landscape ecology: concepts and applications. Editors, C.A. Drew, Y.F. Wiersma, and F. Huettman. Springer Verlag, NY. Link
McComb, B.C., B. Zuckerberg, C. Jordan, and D. Vesley. 2010. Monitoring Animal Populations and Their Habitats: A Practitioner’s Guide. Taylor–Francis CRC Press. Link
McGowan, K., and B. Zuckerberg. 2008. Summary of Results in The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Editors, K.J. McGowan and K.J. Corwin. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. Link
Vesely, D., B.C. McComb, C.D. Vojta, L.H. Suring, J. Halaj, R.S. Holthausen, B. Zuckerberg, P.M. Manley. 2006. Development of Protocols to Inventory or Monitor Wildlife, Fish, or Rare Plants. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO–72. Washington, DC: U.S. Depart. of Agriculture, Forest Service. 100 p. Link
Zuckerberg B., M.D. Carling, A.K. Townsend, R. Dor, E.D. Ferree, G.M. Spellman. Relationships between habitat fragmentation and within-population genetic diversity of three forest-dwelling birds.
Sadoti, G., B. Zuckerberg, M. Jarzyna, and W.F. Porter. Applying occupancy estimation and modeling to the analysis of atlas data.
Bonter, D.N., B. Zuckerberg, C. W. Sedgwick, W. M. Hochachka. A tradeoff between starvation and predation risks in bird foraging behavior?
Jarzyna, M., A., B. Zuckerberg, and W.F. Porter. Climate change and wildlife. Pages xx-xx in Wildlife management and conservation: contemporary principles and practices. Editors, Krausman, P. R., and Cain, J. W. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Kujala, H., V. Vepsalainin, B. Zuckerberg, and J. Brommer. Range margin shifts of birds revisited–the role of spatiotemporally varying survey effort.