Çağan Şekercioğlu

Decline of vultures and rise of dogs carries disease risks

Feral dogs can’t make up for vultures’ carrion consumption and carry risks of rabies.

What factors put Philippine birds at risk of extinction?

Correlating bird traits with extinction risk suggests some birds more endangered than previously thought.

U contributes to first-ever nationwide mammal survey

A new 50-state survey shows Utah in the top 10 nationally for raccoons, bobcats and red foxes.

Why lists of worldwide bird species disagree

Data gaps and species similarities may lead to undercounting biodiversity.

Warming climate slows tropical birds’ population growth rates

A 30-year study in Tanzania shows temperature-linked population declines in species important to forests.

Community science birding data does not yet capture global bird trends

More observations and more focus on common birds could fill the data gap.

‘Alien’ bird invasions

Research shows location is the biggest factor in successful “alien” bird invasions—which are also seen as negatively impacting native species.

Are coffee farms for the birds?

U researcher Çağan Şekercioğlu explores whether the expansion of coffee plantations is reducing tropical bird biodiversity.

Helping students succeed

Career and Professional Development Center recognizes faculty for their integral role in mentoring students and assisting in their professional journeys.


HawkWatch International partners with the U to study raptors in Africa.