Last update: 2007-02-20 17:19:14

Laura R. Nagy

200 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Telephone: 541-754-4773

  • Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Evolution and Ecology, 2002
  • M.S., University of Arkansas, Zoology, 1996
  • B.A., Oberlin College, Biology, 1992

  • Professional Positions:
  • Ecologist (2002-present) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College (1997 to 2002)
  • Wildlife Biologist (1996-1997), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin, TX
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas (1994-1996)

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Laura Nagy is interested in seasonal patterns and process that influence reproductive success in birds. She is expanding on the long-term reproductive studies of Richard Holmes and using Black-throated Blue Warblers to examine the fitness implications of individual variation in females. This variation includes timing, fate, and number nest attempts by each female over the breeding season. Currently, Laura is modeling the importance of the date of first reproductive effort and reviewing preliminary data on food supplementation in the Black-throated Blue Warblers.

    Selected Publications:
  • Nagy, L. R. (in press). Food limits annual fecundity of a migratory songbird: an experimental study. Ecology.
  • Nagy, L. R. (in press). Factors influencing fecundity in migratory songbirds: is nest predation the most important? Journal of Avian Biology.
  • Nagy, L. R. and R. T. Holmes (In press, Auk). Individual variation in reproductive effort: factors influencing the frequency of double brooding.
  • Jones, J., P. J. Doran, L. R. Nagy, and R. T. Holmes. (in press, Auk). The relationship between Mayfield nest survival estimates and seasonal fecundity: a cautionary note.
  • Nagy L.R. and K.G. Smith. 1997. Effects of insecticide-induced reduction in lepidopteran larvae on reproductive success of Hooded Warblers. Auk 114: 619-627.
  • Rimmer, C.C., J.L. Atwood, K.P. McFarland, and L.R. Nagy. 1996. Population density, vocal behavior, and recommended survey methods for Bicknell's Thrush. Wilson Bulletin 108: 639-649.
  • Atwood, J.L., C.C. Rimmer, K.P. McFarland, S.H. Tsai, and L.R. Nagy. 1996. Distribution of Bicknell's Thrush in New England and New York. Wilson Bulletin 108:650-661.

  • Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator