Vulture roosting site selection

We analyzed how various local and landscape features affect roosting attendance of black vultures and turkey vultures to better understand vulture roosting site selection and landscape use. 

This research has been published in Urban Ecosystems and can be found here

Where are vultures choosing to roost and why?

Urban areas offer various resources to vulture populations but also present many threats. I am interested in evaluating the complex relationship between vultures and humans, which includes where the vultures choose to live in urban and rural landscapes, and why. 

To better understand the impacts of urbanization on vulture populations, we examined how local and landscape features affect roost attendance of black and turkey vultures in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. 

What have we found?