Lauri Green, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles. Biology
B.S. University of California Los Angeles, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
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271 Hartline Science Center
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Animal Behavior*, Biodiversity and Conservation, Concepts 1 Laboratory, Concepts 2 Laboratory, Conservation Biology*, Current Topics-Research Methods in Environmental Science*, Ecology and Evolution, Independent study, Marine Ecology, Writing in Biology
*Indicates dual listed with graduate sections
Keywords: Aquatic ecosystems, avian, behavior, bird, climate change, food web, foraging, insect, reproduction, Tree Swallow, trophic dynamics, wetland
I joined Bloomsburg University in 2017 after working in California, Florida and Oregon. I earned my PhD in Biology at UCLA and held postdoctoral positions with UCLA and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Florida Atlantic University and the Environmental Protection Agency. I have a research program that supports both undergraduate and graduate projects. I provide students with opportunities to grow as researchers and learn technical writing skills. I also enjoy experimenting with innovative teaching styles and creating inclusive learning environments.
My current research uses Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) to evaluate avian ecology, trophic dynamics, animal behavior and wetland ecology. Projects include assessing the relationship between of prey availability and reproductive success, using DNA fingerprinting to evaluate prey consumption, quantifying avian behavior and analyzing nest construction. Future projects will include the use of drones in spatial analysis, recording Tree Swallow communication and using playback experiments in behavior experiments. My research has been covered by the local print media and featured on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life.
Prior to coming to Bloomsburg University, I studied the effects of eutrophication and how to manage nutrient enrichment. My research utilized a broad array of techniques including manipulative experiments, quantifying biogeochemistry, use of stable isotopes, creating time budgets for foraging shorebirds, using spatial analysis in resource selection models and harnessing secondary data to evaluate management of nonpoint sources of nutrients.
I welcome collaboration and I welcome prospective students to inquire about research opportunities.
Green, L., Magel, C., Brown, C. 2021. Management pathways for the successful reduction of nonpoint source nutrients in coastal ecosystems. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 45 (101851)
Calle, L. Green, L., Strong, A., Gawlik, D. 2018. Time-integrated habitat availability is a resource attribute that informs patterns of use in intertidal areas. Ecological Monographs. 1-21.
Calle, L., Gawlik, D., Xie, Z., Green, L., Lapointe, B., Strong, A. 2018. Tidal periodicities and foraging time-constraints give insight into mechanisms driving a wading bird numerical response to changes in habitat. The Auk. 133(3): 378-396.
Yee, S., Bousquin, J., Bruins, R., Canfield, T., DeWitt, T., De Jesus-Crespo, R., Dyson, B., Fulford, R., Harwell, M., Hoffman, J., Littles, C., Mckane, R., Green, L., Russell, M., Sharpe, L., Seeteram, N., Tashie, A., Williams, K. Practical Strategies for Integrating Final Ecosystem Goods and Services into Community Decision-Making Practical Strategies for Integrating Final Ecosystem Goods and Services into Community Decision-Making. Report number: EPA/600/R-17/266 United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Calle, L., Gawlik, D., Xie, Z., Green, L., Lapointe, B., Strong, A. Tidal periodicities and foraging time-constraints give insight into mechanisms driving a wading bird numerical response to changes in habitat. The Auk. 133(3): 378-396
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Faculty Professional Development Council (2019)
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, (2019)
Professional Enhancement Grant (2019)
*Prey availabilities’ influence on Tree Swallow reproduction and prey consumption. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Scholars Forum, April 7th, 2021.
Can a model transferability framework improve ecosystem service estimates? A case study of Soil forest carbon sequestration in Tillamook Bay, OR, USA. A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference, Jacksonville, FL. December 5-9, 2016.
*Study on Tree Swallow nest composition by obtaining feather data from nests at various artificial wetlands. Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Research Day, April 30th, 2021.
*Variation in feather sizes used in Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nest construction and relationship to reproductive success. Northeast Natural History Conference. April 15th-18th, 2021.
*Importance of feathers in Tree Swallow nests. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Scholars Forum, April 7th, 2021.
*Parental foraging effort of Tree Swallows (Tachycienta bicolor) in different chick age classes. Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bucknell University, PA. July 31st, 2019.
*Emergence rates of wetlands insects positively related to Tree Swallow chick abundance. Disappearing Boundaries Conference. Lebanon Valley College, PA. July 17th, 2019.
*Emergence rates of wetland insects positively related to Tree Swallow chick abundance. American Ornithological Society Conference. Anchorage, AL. June 24th- 28th, 2019.
*Population density of insectivore prey in artificial wetlands. Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Research Day. April 26th, 2019.
*Examining the effects of selective logging on a naturally reproducing Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, stream in Montour County, Pennsylvania: A pilot study. Chillisquaque-Limestone Watershed Association, June 11th, 2019.
*Examining the effects of selective logging on a naturally reproducing Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, stream in Montour County, Pennsylvania: A pilot study. Bloomsburg University College of Science and Technology Research Day. April 13th, 2019.
*Co-authored with students
Research in the Press
“Tree Swallow Update” Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. WNEP, Airdate: June 21st, 2020
“The Tree Swallows are Back!” Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. WNEP. Airdate: May 17th, 2020
“Update on Tree Swallow Project.” Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. WNEP. Airdate: June 16th, 2019
“Tree Swallow Project.” Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. WNEP. Airdate: March 3rd, 2019
Zavislak, Haley. “Efforts hatch a success story.” Press Enterprise. Bloomsburg. June 22nd, 2019
Jackson, Kent. “Searching for answers.” The Citizens’ Voice. Wilkes-Barre. March 10th, 2019
Miller, Gabriel. “A little birdie told me.” The Voice. Bloomsburg University Campus Newspaper. February 7th, 2019
Zavislak, Haley. “BU Research is for the birds.” Press Enterprise. Bloomsburg. January 29th, 2019