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Dr. Michael L. Avery

   
 
 
photo of Mike Avery Dr. Michael L. Avery,
Research Wildlife Biologist

 

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.

NWRC Research Project: Avian and Invasive Species Population Management


Current Research

  • Vulture movement and roost management
  • Monk parakeet ecology and management
  • Management of invasive reptiles
  • Feral pig management methods
  • Urban crow winter roost dispersal
  • Invasive bird species management
 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California--Davis
  • M.S., North Dakota State University
  • B.E.S., Johns Hopkins University


International Experience

  • Malaysia (Peace Corps, 2 years)
  • Morrocco
  • Venezuela
  • Uruguay
     

Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 2820 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32641
  • Telephone: 352.375.2229
  • Fax: 352.377.5559
  • E-mail: michael.l.avery@aphis.usda.gov


Selected Publications

2014

Engeman, R., M.L. Avery, and E. Jacobson. 2014. Weighing empirical and hypothetical evidence for assessing potential invasive species range limits: a review of the case of Burmese pythons in the USA. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(20):11973-11978.  doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-3173-4.

Hobson, E.A., M.L. Avery, and T.F. Wright.  2014. The socioecology of Monk Parakeets: Insights into parrot social complexity. The Auk 131:756-775. doi: 10.1642/AUK-14-14.1.

Felix, Jr., R.K., S.L. Orzell, E.A. Tillman, R.M. Engeman, and M.L. Avery. 2014. Fine-scale, spatial and temporal assessment methods for feral swine disturbances to sensitive plant communities in south-central Florida. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(17):10399-10406. doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-2956-y.

Humphrey, J.S. and M.L. Avery. 2014. Improved satellite transmitter harness attachment technique. Journal of Raptor Research 48(3): 289-291.  doi: 10.3356/JRR-13-26.1.

Engeman, R., T. Hershberger, S. Orzell, R. Felix, G. Killian, J. Woolard, J. Cornman, D. Romano, C. Huddleston, P. Zimmerman, C. Barre, E. Tillman, and M. Avery. 2014. Impacts from control operations on a recreationally hunted feral swine population at a large military installation in Florida. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(12):7689-7697. doi 10.1007/s11356-014-2727-9.

2013

Engeman, R.M., K.J. Couturier, R.K. Felix Jr., and M.L. Avery. 2013. Feral swine disturbance at important archaeological sites. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 20:4093-4098. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-012-1367-1

Fischer, J.W., W.D. Walter, and M.L. Avery. 2013. Brownian bridge movement models to characterize birds' home ranges. The Condor 115(2):298-305. DOI: 10.1525/cond.2013.110168

Hobson E.A., Avery M.L., Wright T.F. 2013. An analytical framework for quantifying and testing patterns of temporal dynamics in social networks. Animal Behaviour 85:83-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.10.010.

Longcore, T., C. Rich, P. Mineau, B. MacDonald, D. G. Bert, L. M. Sullivan, E. Mutrie, S. A. Gauthreaux, M. L. Avery, R. L. Crawford, A. M. Manville, E. R. Travis, and D. Drake. 2013. Avian mortality at communication towers in the United States and Canada: Which species, how many, and where? Biological Conservation 158:410-419.

Moulton, M.P., W.P. Cropper, Jr., M.L. Avery. 2013. Is propagule size the critical factor in predicting introduction outcomes in passeriform birds? Biological Invasions 15: 1449-1458. doi: 10.1007/s10530-012-0383-x.

Thomas, J.F., R.M. Engeman, E.A. Tillman, J.W. Fischer, S.L. Orzell, D.H. Glueck, R.K. Felix, and M.L. Avery. 2013. Optimizing line intercept sampling and estimation for feral swine damage levels in ecologically sensitive wetland plant communities. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20:1503-1510. DOI 10.1007/s11356-012-1004-z.

 

 

 

 



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