Postdoctoral Fellow / Migratory Bird Center
Relationships between bird populations / communities and anthropogenic disturbances, including invasions by non-native species, vector-borne diseases, and urbanization. Currently, I am developing analytical methods to quantify the magnitude of bird mortality associated with direct anthropogenic threats (collisions with buildings, communication towers, wind turbines, and predation by domestic cats) and to determine whether these threats have substantial effects on bird populations.
Loss, Scott R., Will, Tom and Marra, Peter P. The impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife of the United States, Nature Communications, 4 . 2013.
Davis, Amélie Y., Belaire, J. A., Farfan, Monica A., Milz, Dan, Sweeney, Eric R., Loss, Scott R. and Minor, Emily S. Green infrastructure and bird diversity across an urban socioeconomic gradient, Ecosphere, 3 (11) 1-18. 2012.
Hamer, Sarah A., Goldberg, Tony L., Kitron, Uriel D., Brawn, Jeffrey D., Anderson, Tavis K., Loss, Scott R., Walker, Edward D. and Hamer, Gabriel L. Wild Birds and Urban Ecology of Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005–2010, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18 (10) 1589-1595. 2012.
Loss, Scott R. Nesting Density of Hermit Thrushes in a Remnant Invasive Earthworm-free Portion of a Wisconsin Hardwood Forest, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 124 (2) 375-379. 2012.
Loss, Scott R., Niemi, Gerald J. and Blair, Robert B. Invasions of non-native earthworms related to population declines of ground-nesting songbirds across a regional extent in northern hardwood forests of North America, Landscape Ecology, 27 (5) 683-696. 2012.