Related Links - More information on Bird Strikes
Bird Strike Committee USA
FAA Airport Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
United States Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
United States Navy Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
B.S. (Biology/Wildlife Biology): Ball State University, 2007
Research Interests or Responsibilities
Responsibilities include the identification of feathers and feather fragments from bird/aircraft collisions (birdstrikes) that are submitted by the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Navy and others. My interests are broad and include natural history, migration, specimen preparation, and field work. I have previously worked in the Division of Mammals and am continuing work on Squirrels of the World, a book to be published in 2012.
Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Koprowski, John L., Steele, Michael A. and Whatton, James F. 2012
. Squirrels of the World
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 459 pages.
Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor Faridah, Heacker, Marcy A. and Whatton, James F. 2010
. Using Whatman FTA cards to collect DNA for bird-strike identifications. Human-Wildlife Interactions
, 5(2): 218-223.
Kawashima, Tomokazu, Thorington, Richard W., Jr. and Whatton, James F. 2009
. Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Cardiac Innervation in New World Monkeys (Platyrrhini, E. Geoffroy, 1812). The Anatomical Record
, 292(5): 670-691. doi:10.1002/ar.20894
Marra, Peter P., Dove, Carla J., Dolbeer, Richard, Dahlan, N. F., Heacker, M., Whatton, J. F., Diggs, N. E., France, C. and Henkes, G. A. 2009
. Migratory Canada geese cause crash of US Airways Flight 1549
. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
, 7(6): 297-301.
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