The decline of native species as a result of land cover change is well documented. Novel solutions to address this trend are needed. My research focuses on the role managed ecosystems, in particular farm systems, play in species conservation. My current research focuses on the population and community responses of avian species to organic land management practices, the the role of the landscape that a farm is embeded within, and the tradeoffs between intensification and species conservation across ecoregions.
Other research interests include the proximate and ultimate responses of species to brood parasitism, birds as ecological indicators, and the role of acoustic recordings in research and outreach.
Conservation in Managed Ecosystems
- Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, and R. Johnson. (In Press). Grassland bird response to local and landscape land use and land cover patterns associated with organic farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
- Quinn, J.E. 2012. A shared vision for biodiversity conservation and agriculture. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. doi:10.1017/S1742170512000154
- Johnson, R.J., Jedlicka, J.A., Quinn, J.E., Brandle, J.R. 2011. Global perspectives on birds in agricultural landscapes. Pages 55-140 in: Campbell WB, Ortiz SL (editors) Issues in agroecology; present status and future prospectus, volume 1, Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field. Springer (Abstract and figures)
- Loomis, J. and J. E. Quinn The contribution of organic farmalnd to Great Plains bird conservation
- Quinn, J.E., J.R. Brandle, and R.J. Johnson. 2010. Avian response to land use and land cover patterns associated with organic farm systems. Poster presented at the COS/AOU/SCO Joint Meeting San Diego, CA.
- Quinn, J.E., R.J. Johnson, J.R. Brandle. 2009. Biotic interactions in organic farm systems. Proceedings of the 11th North American Agroforestry Conference of the Association for Temperate Agroforestry. Columbia, MO.
- Quinn J.E., K.M Tolson. 2006. Avian response to silviculture practices in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: A breeding bird survey of Boeuf Wildlife Management Area. Poster presented at the meeting of Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists.
- Farmbird Scratchpad
- Forms/Data Sheets
- Conservation Resources
- Workshops (Birding on the Farm 2011)
- Regional Bird Song Database
- Quinn, J.E. , J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson Monitoring long-term patterns of farmland bird communities in Nebraska. Poster presented at MEEC 2009
school of natural resources, university of nebraska - lincoln
- Quinn, J.E., K.M. Tolson. 2009. Proximate Mechanisms of Parasite Egg Rejection by the Northern Mockingbird. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1):180-183.
- Quinn J.E., K.M. Tolson. 2006. Mechanisms of Brown-headed Cowbird egg rejection by the Northern Mockingbird and Brown Thrasher. Poster presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.
Quinn, J.E., J. Brandle, R. Johnson, and A. Tyre. 2011. Accounting for detectability in the use and application of indicator species: A case study with birds. Ecological Indicators. 11:1413-1418.
Quinn, J.E., J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson. 2007. Avian Abundance and Diversity in Organic Agricultural Landscapes: An Ecological Indicator for a Healthy Farm Index. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska School of Natural Resources Research Colloquium. Lincoln, Nebraska.