Robert Aldredge
Avian Ecology Lab
Archbold Biological Station
123 Main Dr.
Venus, FL 33862
phone: (863) 452-4290, cell: (407) 617-5784

Dr. Aldredge studies evolutionary ecology in birds, focusing primarily on understanding sources of variation in demography of wild, free-living populations. His M.S. and Ph.D. research focused on understanding the causes and consequences of incubation behavior for offspring growth and survival in birds. For his post-doctoral position at Archbold Biological Station, Dr. Aldredge studies basic demography of three threatened and endangered birds at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) in Florida. He oversees both full-time and seasonal Archbold employees at APAFR and uses more than twenty years of demographic data on the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Florida Scrub-Jay to understand how habitat fragmentation and military activity influence these Endangered and Threatened species. In addition, he uses more than ten years of point count data to understand the demography of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, one of the rarest birds in North America.