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Danial ShustackEnvironmental Studies Faculty 

Dr. Daniel Shustack


Office Hours
T 1:30-2:30, W&TH 1:00-2:00


Office: CSI 225D
Phone: 413.662.5301

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. in Natural Resources, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2008

M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2004

B.S. in Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2000

Courses Taught

Ornithology, Environmental Resources: Science and Management, Introduction to Environmental Systems, The Environment of South Florida, Green Living Seminar: Issues and Approaches to Avian Conservation

Selected Research Publicatons

Rodewald, A. D., L.J.Kearns, and Shustack, D. P. 2013. Consequences of urbanizing landscapes to reproductive performance of birds in remnant forests. Biological Conservation 160:32-39.

Shustack, D. P., A. D. Rodewald, and T. A. Waite. 2009. Springtime in the city: exotic shrubs promote earlier green-up in urban forests. Biological Invasions 11:1357-1371.


Shustack, D. P., and A. D. Rodewald. 2008. Nearctic-Neotropical migrant bird distributions across an urban to rural gradient: simulating the mechanisms. Avian Conservation and Ecology. 3(2)

Selected Presentations

127th Meeting of the American Ornithologists (2009). D. P. Shustack. How many nests are in the population? A systematic evaluation of the Horvitz-Thompson estimator for nests present but undetected.

127th Meeting of the American Ornithologists (2009). A. D. Rodewald, L.J. Kearns, and D. P. Shustack. Urbanization does not reduce avian nest survival in forest parks.

Urban Wildlife Ecology & Management Conference (2009). D.P. Shustack and A.D. Rodewald. No apparent benefit to early breeding by Northern Cardinals in urban and rural forests.  

Invited And Outreach Presentations

Avian Reproductive Phenology: Examples from an Urbanizing Landscape, Ohio Phenology Network Annual Workshop, March 2008

Cool Birds in the Hot City: Patterns of Avian Reproductive Phenology in Urban and Rural Forests, School of Environment and Natural Resource Seminar Series, February 2008 

City Birds and Country Chippers, Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society at Ohio State, February 2005