The Perlut lab focuses on how human habitat management effects the ecology and evolution of diverse species.  Foundational to our work is the acknowledgement that all habitats and organisms are affected (albeit at different intensities) by humans.  This broad interest has led to studies of diverse species and diverse habitats–from grassland birds breeding in agricultural fields of Vermont to Caribbean Martins roosting in roof crevices in Dominica.  Importantly, this work has also led to many collaborations with professionals and landowners.  While we primarily focus on birds, we have been known to also stray into mammalology too.    The lab projects integrate students at all levels–from project design to data collection to publication.