Current Research

In most years, Albany Pine Bush Preserve staff, along with partners, are engaged in approximately 15 research and monitoring projects in the preserve. Staff and partners collect data to answer questions ranging from the effects of management on plants and animals to public perception of the preserve and its policies.

Acoustic monitoring of nocturnal migration of birds

Habitat use of birds during fall migration


Karner blue habitat suitability

Microclimate variation created by dune topography

Monitoring bird productivity and survival as a means of assessing habitat quality

Monitoring population size of the endangered Karner blue

Movement patterns of eastern spadefoots

Mycorrhizal fungal associations of scrub oak and pitch pine

Pitch pine recruitment

Prairie warbler movements during the non-breeding season

Project Owlnet

Range expansion of the Southern pine beetle

Site suitability for the reintroduction of American burying beetles

Small animal migration using Motus Wildlife Tracking System

Temporal and spatial patterns of mammal activity

Temporal changes in the bird community

Vegetation and soil response to management