Stoddard Bird Lab Outreach and Education

Clark Jones
Clark Jones completed his M.Sc. degree for the University of Georgia working on Bachman’s Sparrows at Tall Timbers.

Academic Affiliations

Our lab maintains close ties with several universities and has conducted recent collaborative projects with:

Bob Cooper, University of Georgia
Emily Duval, Florida State University
Rebecca Kimball, University of Florida

Cox also has advised post-doctoral research, graduate students, and undergraduate interns interested in birds, longleaf ecosystems, and fire effects on wildlife.

Public Outreach and Education

Jim Cox
Visitors to Elsoma Plantation help Cox band a Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

Cox meets regularly with landowners in the Red Hills region who are interested in conserving wildlife on their properties. Our lab helped landowners secure state and federal cost-share funds that support prescribed burning, longleaf pine and native ground cover restoration, and other wildlife enhancements. Since 2007, more than $500,000 has been gone to help landowners maintain and restore wildlife habitat on their properties.

The Stoddard Bird Lab regularly provides interviews for newspaper, television, and radio media outlets on topics relating to prescribed fire and wildfire. Recent television appearances include segments on Georgia Outdoors and A Forest in Balance; recent newspaper interviews include Tallahassee Democrat and Augusta Chronicle; and recent interviews in national magazines and newsletters include Wildlife Professional and Audubon Magazine.

We also lead dozens of field trips annually to help educate the general public about the ecology of longleaf pine ecosystems, bird identification, bird banding, and other topics. To learn more about these opportunities, email Jim Cox.

Cox bands a Bachman's Sparrow for FSU's SciGirls
Cox bands a Bachman’s Sparrow for FSU’s SciGirls.

Public Service

The Stoddard Bird Lab collaborates with state and federal agencies on grants and research and provides wildlife lectures for the National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center, prescribed fire councils, and other entities.

Boards and Committees – Cox has served on steering committees for several scientific conferences as well as the board of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Florida Ornithological Society, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Association, and Southeastern Partners in Flight.