Michael T. Hallworth
I am an ecologist that takes a full annual cycle approach to understand the interplay between the environment and population demography. To do this, it’s imperative to integrate movement at multiple spatial scales – from fine scale habitat selection of individuals to intercontinental migrations of populations. Identifying how different phases of the annual cycle interact to shape individual, population- and community dynamics, is essential to understand how they respond to global change. The overarching goals of my research program included 1) reveal the mechanisms that drive behavior, life-history and demographics of wildlife populations, 2) identify where migratory individuals and populations are throughout the year to better inform conservation and 3) determine when and where wildlife populations are limited.