bio_ritchison_155pxhtGary Ritchison
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
phone: (859) 622-1541, cell: (859) 582-4448

Gary Ritchison is Professor of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. Gary’s research interests include avian mating strategies, specifically examining factors that influence mate choice (and choice of extra-pair partners) by female songbirds, avian vocal behavior, the ecology and behavior of grassland birds (including Henslow’s and Grasshopper sparrows as well as Northern Harriers), raptor behavior and ecology, and, recently, the possible impacts of West Nile virus on Eastern Bluebirds.

M.A. (Biology), Minnesota State University – Mankato
Ph.D. (Biology), Utah State University