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Jennifer ArnoldAssistant Professor of Biology
Full-time

Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston

B.A., Biology, State University of New York College at Buffalo

e-mail: jma25@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6002, 610-396-6174
Office: 102 Bowman
Lab: 232 Luerssen

Profile:

Dr. Arnold is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Penn State Berks. Dr. Arnold;s research uses field experimentation, modeling techniques, and physiological approaches to address issues in evolutionary ecology and population biology. Her research focuses on the evolution of life histories and the impacts of anthropogenic activities on populations of long-lived waterbirds, such as terns, gulls and albatrosses.

Individual research projects include experimental studies of life history trade-offs, investigations of the effectiveness of waterbird colony restoration techniques, development of minimally invasive field techniques for waterbird ecology, and the development of population models and software to assist managers in investigating the impacts of fisheries and development (e.g., wind farms and oil) on bird populations. Dr. Arnold's work is conducted in collaboration with academic researches in the US and abroad, as well as NGOs, Government Agencies, and the private sector.

Selected Publications:

* Indicates Penn State Student Co-author

Oswald, S.A., Nisbet, I.C.T., Chiaradia, A. and Arnold, J.M.  2012.  FlexParamCurve: R package for flexible fitting of nonlinear parametric curves. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3(6): 1073-1077.

Oswald, S.A. and Arnold, J.M.  2012.  Direct impacts of climatic warming on heat stress in endothermic species: seabirds as bioindicators of changing thermoregulatory constraints. Integrative Zoology 7(2): 121-136.

Arnold, J.M., Nisbet, I.C.T. and Viet, R.  2011.  Assessing aural and visual cues as tools for seabird management.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 495-500.

Arnold, J.M., Ordonez, R.*, Copeland, D.A.*, Nathan, R., Scornavacchi, J.M.*, Tyerman, D.J., and Oswald, S.A.  2011.  Simple and inexpensive devices to measure heartrate in incubating birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 82: 288-296.

Arnold, J.M., Oswald, S.A., Voigt, C.C., Palme, R., and Becker, P.H. 2008. Taking the stress out of blood collection: A comparison of field blood-sampling techniques for analysis of baseline corticosterone. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 588-592.

Finkelstein, M., Bakker, V., Doak, D., Sullivan, B., Lewison R., Satterthwaite, W.H., McIntyre, P.B., Wolf, S., Priddel, D., Arnold, J., Henry, R.W., Sievert, P., and Croxall, J. 2008. Evaluating the potential effectiveness of compensatory mitigation strategies for marine bycatch. PLoS ONE 3(6): e2480 (ll pages).

Arnold, J.M., Brault, S., and Croxall, J.P.  2006.  Albatross populations in peril? A long-term  population trajectory for the black-browed albatrosses at South Georgia. Ecological Applications 16:  419-432.