Environmental Studies

Faculty Research

rotenbergDr. Jamie Rotenberg, Associate Professor

Painted Bunting Observer Team (PBOT)
The eastern population of Painted Bunting is in decline. Our main goal focuses on developing strategies for sustaining eastern Painted Bunting populations, with volunteers playing a major role in monitoring and collecting data in the field to meet that goal. Join Dr. Rotenberg and his citizen science monitoring project to help the Painted Bunting in the Carolinas. Become a Painted Bunting Observer Team (PBOT) member. Click here for the website and more information.

Harpy Eagle Research Project
Dr. Rotenberg and his Belizean colleagues were recently awarded their second year of funding from The Nature Conservancy for his research project, "An Integrated Community-Based Harpy Eagle and Avian Conservation Program for the Maya Mountains Massif. For more information please visit the website.

HillDr. Jeffery Hill, Professor

North Carolina Coastal Reserve Program Initiatives
Faculty from UNCW's Department of Environmental Studies are working with the Department of Geography and Geology to map visitor impacts at three Coastal Reserves (Bird Island, Bald Head Woods and Buckridge).

The following is a link to the interactive map (IE Only): NCCRP Visitor Impacts

SniderDr. Anthony Snider, Associate Professor

Movement, Habitat Selection, and Baseline Condition of Deer on Bald Head Island

Dr. Snider, along with other colleagues will be making detailed records of deer movement from collared deer over the next 2 years. Habitat selection, as well as home range and core areas and any emigration will be reported. The information will be used by the village of Bald Head to inform deer management.