University of Massachusetts
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Graduate Faculty
Dr. Field's primary interests are wildlife-habitat associations and behavior relevant to wildlife management. Her work has focused on old growth forest requirements for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, effects of hunting regulations on mourning dove population, and bird-habitat association in oil development areas of northern Alaska. She has also supervised studies of the endangered Puerto Rican parrot, habitat and courtship interactions of black ducks and mallards, and habitat selection of American woodcock. Over the last 10 years, she has directed a training program for natural resource professionals from other countries, particularly Central America and Central Europe. Recently Dr. Field has focused on the ecology and management of wildlife in suburban habitats. She is also collaborating with a mammalian ecologist in a study of small mammal predation of open nesting birds in mixed oak forests.
- Suburban wildlife ecology and conservation in New England
- International training for natural resource professionals
- Predation of open-nesting birds in mixed oak forests of central Massachusetts
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
Field, R. 1997. Introduction: International Wildlife Management
and Research Symposium. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 25:28-32.
Field, R. 1997. Should the Wildlife Society be involved in international wildlife issues? Wildl Soc. Bull. 25:22-25.
Wilson, K. A., M. H. Wilson, and R. Field. 1997. Behavior of Puerto Rican Parrots during failed nesting attempts. Wilson Bull. 109:490-503.
Jonker, S. A., J. A. Parkhurst, R. Field, and T. K. Fuller. 1998. Survey of black bear depredation in agriculture in Massachusetts. J. Wildl. Manage. 26:318-32.
Kessler, W. B., S. Csányi, and R. Field. 1998. International trends in university education for wildlife conservation and management.Wildl. Soc. Bull. 26:927-936.
Deblinger, R. D., R. Field, J. T. Finn, and D. K. Loomis. (in press) A conceptual model of suburban wildlife management: a case study of beaver in MA. In Proceedings of the 4th Interntaional Symposium on Urban Wildlife. 000:000-000.
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