Ornithology

Stuart Pimm became a conservation biologist watching bird species become extinct in Hawai’i. And today Much of Stuart Pimm’s conservation research is based on work with neotropical birds. Dr. Pimm also supports the role of the public in supporting bird conservation. He’s been doing citizen science counts of various kinds since he was a teenager (in Britain) over 40 years ago and regularly participates in the Great Backyard Bird Count and winter bird counting for Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology.

Popular articles, news releases and scientific papers related to Dr. Pimm’s ornithological work include:

  • February 13, 2009 – Scientists shocked by songbirds migrating speedStatesman.com (Austin American Statesman)
  • Jenkins, C.N, M. A. S. Alves, and S. L. Pimm. 2010. Avian conservation in a top-ranked biodiversity hotspot. Biological Conservation (in press)
  • Boulton, R. L., J.L. Lockwood, M.J. Davis, A. Pedziwilk, K.A. Boadway, J.J.T. Boadway, D. Okines and S.L. Pimm. 2009. Endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 530-537
  • Pimm, S. L. 2002. No more moa. Nature 420: 361.
  • Manne, L. L, T. M. Brooks and S. L. Pimm. 1999. Relative risk of extinction of passerine birds on continents and islands. Nature 399: 258-261