Dr. Scott Rush is Keynote Speaker for AOS Winter Meeting

Scott A. Rush is an Assistant Professor in Mississippi State University’s  Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture.  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 of Dr. Rush’s current work strives to understand the effects of climate change on migration phenology, and as a part of this work he has been banding birds at Fort Morgan in collaboration with Eric Soehren, Past President of AOS and a Biologist with the Alabama DCNR.

For a great article by Ben Raines on the the Fort Morgan banding project, click here:  https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2018/04/tiny_birds_incredible_journey.html