My primary interests are in avian ecology and the use of GIS technology. Specifically, I am interested in how bird population use and respond to changing habitat, whether the change is perceived as 'bad' or 'good'. I am also very interested in using GIS technology to avoid the 'shotgun' approach and focus conservation strategies that are limited by financial realities. Finally, I am interested in helping bridge the sometimes sizable gap between research and management, in part by using GIS to help managers make focused decisions that are based on sound science.
|Research Publications||Publication Date|
|Stutzman, R.J., and J.J. Fontaine. 2015. Shorebird migration in the face of climate change: potential shifts in migration phenology and resource availability. Pp. 145–159 in E.M. Wood and J.L. Kellermann (editors), Phenological synchrony and bird migration: changing climate and seasonal resources in North America. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 47), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. | Abstract | Download||January 2015|
|Jorgensen, C.F., R.J. Stutzman, L. Anderson, S. Decker, L.A. Powell, and J.J. Fontaine. 2013. Choosing a DIVA: a comparison of emerging digital imagery vegetation analysis techniques. Applied Vegetation Science 16:552-560. Doi: 10.1111/avsc.12037 | Download||December 2013|
|Hutto, R.L. and R.J. Stutzman. 2009. Humans versus autonomous recording units: a comparison of point-count results. Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 387–398.||October 2009|
|Fontaine, J.J., R.J. Stutzman, and L.Z. Gannes. 2015. Leaps, chains, and climate change for western migratory songbirds. Pp. 3–15 in E.M. Wood and J.L. Kellermann (editors). Phenological synchrony and bird migration: changing climate and seasonal resources in North America. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 47), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. | Download||January 2015|
|Migratory shorebird habitat decisions across spatial scales||December 2013|
|Fontaine, J.J., C. Gillespie and R.J. Stutzman. 2013. The interplay of climate and land-use change: Implications for a long distance migrant. Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar. Hastings, NE.||February 2013|