Dr. Michael L. Avery is the Project Leader of the National Wildlife Research Center’s Florida Field Station in Gainesville. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in a number of wildlife management areas including avian collisions with manmade structures (towers, powerlines, etc.); avian damage to grain and fruit crops; repellents and chemical deterrents; avian contraception methods; vulture management and roost dispersal; and monk parakeet population management. The emphasis of the Florida Field Station’s current research program is on invasive species, including Burmese pythons, spiny-tailed iguanas, and common mynas.
Vulture management, urban crow roosts, repellents, invasive species, crop damage, avian contraceptives, telemetry, effigies
Taxonomic Groups of Interest
Vultures, monk parakeets, corvids, blackbirds, cedar waxwing, mynas, Burmese pythons, iguanas
Products/Techniques Developed or Tested
Last Modified: August 2, 2010