To support the conservation and study of birds through bird banding
Scott Rush is an assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. Dr. Rush received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (2009) where his research focused on indicators of ecosystem properties within northern Gulf of Mexico tidal marshes. His post-doctoral work, carried out at The University of Windsor’s (Windsor, Ontario) Great Lakes’ Institute for Environmental Research, addressed changes in energy mobility through Great Lakes ecosystems. Now at Mississippi State University, Scott and his students continue to work within an expanding research framework incorporating novel technologies and chemical tracers to address features of landscape and trophic ecology relative to wildlife populations. Some current work strives to understand the effects of climate change on migration phenology, avian population regulation and impact mitigation from ornithogenic deposition and management of ecological communities supporting endangered species.