Stoddard Bird LabĀ at Tall Timbers

Jim Cox

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem of the Southeastern U.S. ranks as one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. Our lab is committed to providing the scientific information needed to conserve and monitor the many declining animals associated with these imperiled forests. Fire is essential for maintaining the grassland qualities of longleaf ecosystems, and determining how animals respond to changes in the frequency, season, extent, and spatial arrangement with which fire is applied is an over-arching theme in our research.

Our lab also uses a unique tract of old-growth longleaf forest, the Wade Tract, to assess demographic, behavioral, and ecological characteristics for selected species in a setting that mirrors conditions once found throughout much of the Southeastern U.S.

For more information on the bird research conducted at Tall Timbers, contact Jim Cox, (Cox’s CV).