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Berkelman, James D.

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In 1993, James received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying ecology of the Madagascar Buzzard on the Masoala Peninsula.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

In 1997, he received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech, studying the habitat and ecology of the Madagascar Fish-eagle.

Currently, he is a Faculty Associate for the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Berkelman, J., J.D. Fraser, and R.T. Watson. 2002. Nesting and perching habitat use of the Madagascar Fish-eagle. Journal of Raptor Research 36:287-293.

Watson, R.T., J. Berkelman, R. Rabarisoa, R. Thorstrom, and C.R.B. Watson. 2000. Description of nesting and foraging habitat of the Madagascar Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides): a conservation initiative. Ostrich 71:336-340.

Berkelman, J., J.D. Fraser, and R.T. Watson. 1999. Lake selection by Madagascar Fish-eagles. The Auk 116:976-983.

Berkelman, J., J.D. Fraser, and R.T. Watson. 1999. Madagascar Fish-eagle prey preference and foraging success. The Wilson Bulletin 111:15-21.

Rabarisoa, R., R.T. Watson, R. Thorstrom, and J. Berkelman. 1997.  Status of the Madagascar Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vociferoides) in 1995.  Ostrich 68:8-12.


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