John Lloyd joined the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in November 2014. John began his career as an ornithologist at the University of Vermont, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Wildlife Biology. After a brief stint studying Roseate Terns on Long Island Sound, he headed west. The first stop was the University of Arizona, where John received a master’s of science for his research on the effects of fire suppression on birds in the desert grasslands of southern Arizona. He then spent a year working on a research fellowship in Rocky Mountain National Park, studying the ecological relationships between elk, aspen, and songbirds, before moving to the University of Montana to pursue a doctorate. John’s doctoral research focused on the ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation of grassland birds in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, with a special focus on Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
After completing his doctorate, John and his family returned to Vermont, and in recent years he has focused his research program on the ecology and conservation of birds of south Florida and the Caribbean – in particular Mangrove Cuckoos – and on the application of novel quantitative techniques to complex problems in ecology and conservation. John has also served on the faculty at Antioch University New England, where he has taught statistics and quantitative research methods to graduate students in the Department of Environmental Studies, and as a visiting instructor in the Biology Department at Middlebury College. John is an associate editor at Natural Areas Journal and has worked as a consultant for a variety of organizations, including most recently the Luc Hoffmann Institute at WWF International. John’s work as a scientist has been celebrated by the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, who awarded John and his colleagues the 2003 George Miksch Sutton Award in Conservation Research, and by the Florida Ornithological Society through its Mary J. and William B. Robertson Fellowship Award.
As the Director of Science, John will use his technical expertise and experience in program management to advance VCE’s science programs and to facilitate the cutting-edge work already being done by VCE scientists.
Outside of work, John is a runner, fly-fisherman, and devotee of single-speed bikes. He also has a short and mostly undistinguished history as a participant in agricultural fairs.
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- Lloyd, J.D., C. C. Rimmer, and K. P. McFarland. 2016. Assessing conservation status of resident and migrant birds of Hispaniola with mist-netting. PeerJ 3:31541.DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1541
- Lloyd, J. D. 2016. Phenotypic variation in Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) across its geographic range. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152141.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152141
- Lloyd, J. D., and G. L. Slater. 2014. Abundance and distribution of mangrove landbirds in Florida. North American Fauna 80:1-45.
- Slater, G. L., J. D. Lloyd, and R. W. Snow. 2013. Re-introduction of brown-headed nuthatch and eastern bluebird to South Florida pine rocklands, USA. Pages 63-67 in P. S. Soorae, ed. Global Reintroduction Perspectives 2013. IUCN/SSC, Gland, Switzerland.
- Slater, G. L., J. D. Lloyd, J. H. Withgott, and K. G. Smith. 2013. Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/349
- Faccio, S. D., M. Amaral, C. J. Martin, A. Tur, and J. D. Lloyd. 2013. Movement patterns, natal dispersal, and survival of Peregrine Falcons banded in New England. Journal of Raptor Research 47:246-261.
- Lloyd, J. D. 2013. Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. http://neotropical.birds.
- Lloyd, J. D., G. L. Slater, and J. R. Snyder. 2012. The role of fire-return interval and season of burn on snag dynamics in a south Florida slash-pine forest. Fire Ecology 8:18-31.
- Lloyd, J. D., and G. L. Slater. 2012. Fire history and the structure of pine-rockland bird assemblages. Natural Areas Journal 32: 247-259.
- Frieze, R., S. Mullin, and J. D. Lloyd. 2012. Call playbacks increase detection rates of Mangrove Cuckoos. Southeastern Naturalist 11:447-454.
- Lloyd, J. D. and G. L. Slater. 2011. Influence of fire and water regimes on pineland bird assemblages. Natural Areas Journal 31:270-282.
- Lloyd, J. D., and T. Doyle. 2011. Abundance and population trends of mangrove landbirds in southwest Florida. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:132-139.
- Lloyd, J. D., and G. L. Slater. 2011. Abundance and distribution of breeding birds in the pine forests of Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 24:1-9.
- Lloyd, J.D., G. L. Slater, and S. Snow. 2009. Demography of reintroduced Eastern bluebirds and brown-headed nuthatches. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:955-964.
- Lloyd, J. D., and G. L. Slater. 2007. Environmental factors affecting productivity of brown-headed nuthatches. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1968-1975.
- Lloyd, J. D. and J. J. Tewksbury. 2007. Analyzing avian nest survival in forests and grasslands: a comparison of the Mayfield and logistic-exposure methods. Studies in Avian Biology 34:96-104.
- Tewksbury, J. J., L. Garner, S. Garner, J. D. Lloyd, V. Saab, and T. E. Martin. 2006. Alternative hypotheses of landscape influence on nest predation and brood parasitism in fragmented ecosystems. Ecology 87:759-768.
- Lloyd, J. D., A. Casey, and M. Trask. 2005. Wildlife hot spots along highways in northwestern Oregon. Pages 680-686 in Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation.
- Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2005. Reproductive success of Chestnut-collared Longspurs in native and exotic grassland. Condor 107:365-376.
- Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site preference and maternal effects on offspring growth. Behavioral Ecology 15:816-823.
- Lloyd, J. D. 2004. Partial albinism in a Gray-headed Junco. Colorado Birds 38:114-116.
- Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2003. Sibling competition and the evolution of developmental rates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270:735-740. (cover article)
- Lloyd, J. D., and B. Ruediger. 2003. A rapid assessment process for determining potential wildlife, fish, and plant linkages for highways. Pages 206-226 in Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation.
- Kirkpatrick, C., R.W. Mannan, S. DeStefano, and J. D. Lloyd. 2002. Trends in abundance of grassland birds following a spring prescribed burn in southern Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 47:282-292.
- Tewksbury, J. J., and J. D. Lloyd. 2001. Positive interactions under nurse plants: spatial scale, stress gradients, and benefactor quality. Oecologia 127:425-434.
- Lloyd, J.D., R.W. Mannan, S. DeStefano, and C. Kirkpatrick. 1998. The effects of mesquite invasion on a southeastern Arizona grassland bird community. Wilson Bulletin 110:403-408.