William Glanz

William E. Glanz

Associate Professor of Zoology and Cooperating Associate Professor of Wildlife
Degree: Ph.D. 1977 University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:
Community and foraging ecology and social behavior of mammals and birds; evolution and biogeography of North and South American rodents

Research Program:
My research interests focus on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of birds, mammals, and amphibians. Recent projects with my graduate students and other collaborators include: effects of tidal restriction on breeding success in Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrows in Maine; status and conservation of Rusty Blackbirds in northern Maine; behavior of amphibian larvae in relation to environmental stressors, including predators and UV radiation; community structure of amphibians in Acadia National Park and effects of beavers on species distributions; wintering ecology, population responses, and conservation of Harlequin Ducks in Maine; foraging habitat selection and roosting habitats of bats in coastal Maine.

Publications:
L.L. Powell, T.P. Hodgman, W.E. Glanz, & J.D. Osenton. 2010. Nest-site selection and nest survival of the Rusty Blackbird: Does timber management adjacent to wetlands create ecological traps? The Condor 112 (4): 800-809.L.L. Powell, T.P. Hodgman, W.E. Glanz. 2010. Home ranges of Rusty Blackbirds breeding in wetlands: How much would buffers from timber harvest protect habitat? The Condor 112 (4): 834-840.L.L. Powell, T.P. Hodgman, W.E. Glanz, J.D. Osenton, & D.M. Ellis. 2010. A loose colony of Rusty Blackbirds in northern Maine. Northeastern Naturalist 17: 639-646.

J.M. Cunningham, A. Calhoun, & W.E. Glanz. 2007. Pond-breeding amphibian species richness and breeding habitat selection in a beaver-modified landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management 71 (8): 2517-2526.

J.M. Cunningham, A. Calhoun, & W.E. Glanz. 2006. Patterns of beaver colonization and wetland change in Acadia National Park. Northeastern Naturalist 13: 583-596.

L. Atkins & W. Glanz. 2001. Roosting Habits of Bats in Acadia National Park, Coastal Maine. US Nat. Park Service Technical Report NPS/BSO-RNR/NRTR/2002-2. 44 pp.

G.S. Zimmerman and W.E. Glanz. 2000. Habitat use by bats in eastern Maine. Journal of Wildlife Management 64: 1032-1040.

W.E. Glanz and B. Connery, editors. 1999. Biological Inventories of Schoodic and Corea Peninsulas, Coastal Maine, 1996. US National Park Service Technical Report NPS/BSO-RNR/NRTR/00-4. 142 pp.

J.P.Roche and W.E. Glanz. 1998. Temporal characteristics of foraging movements in Black-capped Chickadees. Journal of Field Ornithology 69: 603-613.