Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- B.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1973
- M.A., Dartmouth College, Biology, 1975
- Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, Ecology, 1981
- Professor, Tulane University, 1999-
- Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1994-1999
- Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1989-1994
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, 1984-1988
Research & Teaching Specializations: Natural Sciences; Tropical Ornithology; Population Limitation and Regulation of Migratory Birds; Habitat Selection; Feeding Ecology and ecological specialization in birds; Conservation of Biological Diversity, especially tropical diversity
- Co-developed and organized Tulane's inaugural CIAPA interdisciplinary (Spring) semester study-abroad program in San José, Costa Rica (2013-14); and taught Tropical Conservation and Global Change course as part of this program (2014)
- Participated in Tulane (Provost)-initiated Tulane faculty rapprochement with discipline-relevant faculty at University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 2012
- Treasurer, International Ornithologists Union, 2011-
- Served on MS, and Ph.D. thesis external review committee for three students, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, 2010-2011.
- Co-organized symposium “Habitat fragmentation in tropical forest birds” for 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordão, Brazil (with Luis Dos Anjos, Brazil), 2010.
- National Science Foundation, Ecology Panel, Evolutionary and Population Ecology Panel, 2006, 2007; Population and Community Panel, 2011
- Chercheur Associé, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France, 2004-2005
- Chair, International Affairs Committee, American Ornithologists’ Union, 2004-2007
- NSF “Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Impacts on migratory shorebirds and carry-over effects to distant ecosystems.” For 2 years, with Caz Taylor. ($198,000), 2010-2012
- NSF “Dissertation research: Do mesoherbivores drive Neotropical rainforest understory insectivorous bird declines by limiting availability of preferred foraging microhabitat?” ($14,894 to Tulane to support Nicole Michel's dissertation), 2010-2012
- Beetle new to science (from Cocos Island, Costa Rica) named after Sherry and wife: Hoplocopturus sherrywernerorum (Hespenheide, H. A., 2009, Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 333-339)
- Pilot Funding for New Research (PFund), NSF EPSCoR, Louisiana Board of Regents: "Effects of forest fragmentation on genetic population structure of tropical forest birds," 2009-2010
- National Science Foundation Research Grants, “LTREB Collaborative Research: Density-dependent and Density-independent Effects on the Non-breeding Season Dynamics of a Migratory Bird,” 2007-2012, 2012-2017
Language & Proficiency: Spanish; French
- 2014. Michel, N.L., T.W. Sherry, and W.P. Carson. "The omnivorous collared peccary negates an insectivo re-generated trophic cascade in Costa Rican wet tropical forest understorey." Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 1-11.
- 2014. Michel, N.L., D.R. Robinson, and T.W. Sherry. "Liana-bird relationships: a review." In Ecology of Lianas, S.A. Schnitzner, F. Bongers, R. Burnham, and F.E. Putz, eds. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Accepted for publication (5 June 2013).
- 2013. Douglas, L.R., G. Winkel, and T.W. Sherry. "Does the bananaquit benefit commensally from parrot frugivory? An assessment using habitat quality." Biotropica 45: 457-464.
- 2012. Robinson, W. D., and T. W. Sherry. “Mechanisms of avian population decline and species loss in tropical forest fragments.” Journal of Ornithology 153 (Suppl 1): S141-S152. (DOI 10.1007/s10336-011-0806-y)
- 2012. Woltmann, S., B. R. Kreiser, and T. W. Sherry. “Fine-scale genetic population structure of an understory rainforest bird in Costa Rica.” Conservation Genetics 13: 925-935.
- 2012. Woltmann, S., T. W. Sherry, and B. R. Kreiser. “A genetic approach to estimating natal dispersal distances and self-recruitment in resident rainforest birds.” Journal of Avian Biology 43: 33-42.
- 2011. Woltmann, S., and T. W. Sherry. “High apparent survival and stable territory dynamics of Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul) in a large rain forest preserve.” Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:15-23.
- 2011. Brown, D. R., T. W. Sherry, and J. Harris. “Hurricane Katrina impacts on the breeding bird community in bottomland hardwood forest of the Pearl River basin, Louisiana.” Forest Ecology and Management 261: 111-119.
Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: General Ecology; Conservation Biology; Tropical Conservation and Global Change (CIAPA Study-Abroad Semester, San José, Costa Rica)
Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 7
- Centers & Institutes
- Affiliates & Partners
- Other Departments
- People at SCLAS
- The Latin American Library
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- "Where the River Bends" Photographic Exhibit
- Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America
- The Once and Future Brazilian Presidency: Social Policy and Electoral Alignments in the 2014 Election
- MARI Brown Bag Talk Series: Dr. Dora Sierra Carrillo "Plantas sagradas en el Códice Magliabechi: Iconografía y Simbolismo"
- The Barking Mouse: A Cuban Folktale on Learning Languages
- Film Screening: The Farm: Life inside Angola
- Stone Center Undergraduate Showcase/Open House
- JEWELS FROM THE EARTH
- A Reading by Jamaica Kincaid
- MARI Brown Bag: Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire "An Architectural Approach to the Economic and Political Organization of Ancient Maya Regal Courts"
- Guantanamo: Evening Performance with Artspot Productions and the Graduates
- Guantanamo: Performance excerpts of Taken
- 2014 Summer Field Research Symposium
- "Citizens" Art Exhibit
- M.A.R.I Brown Bag: A Report on Excavations on the Summit of Mound D at the Mississippi Period Carson Site.
- When superstrate becomes substrate: Spanish grammar taking over Kaqchikel syntax
- The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence
- An Evening With Two Francophone-Creolophone Authors
- Stone Center Alumni's Exchange Program Featured in New Wave
- Job Opening: Sr. Administrative Program Coordinator for CIPR
- Stone Center Awarded $1.85 Million in Grants- New Wave
- Stone Center Celebrates Day of the Dead with LPO, Mexican Consulate
- Eduardo Silva joins scientific board of the Center for Conflict and Cohesion Studies
- Bertucci and Lowenthal Publish on Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the US naval station at Guantánamo, Bay, Cuba, and foster dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes.
Steered from Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Project is being developed by a growing collaboration of universities, organizations, and individuals. It was first launched in 2009 from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Support for the Project has come from National Dialogue and Traveling exhibit partners, the Libra Foundation, the New York Council on the Humanities, and the Open Society Foundations.
National Dialogue & Traveling Exhibit
The Project's first traveling exhibit opened in New York City at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life Windows Gallery on December 13, 2012 and is traveling to 17 sites across the country and internationally through at least 2015. The exhibit explores GTMO's history from US occupation in 1898 to today's debates and visions for its future. It was created through a unique collaboration among a growing number of universities from around the country by student curators, communities, and people with first-hand experience at GTMO, who raised difficult questions and addressed them from diverse perspectives. The exhibit is accompanied by public dialogues in each host community. Join the National Dialogue.
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project in New Orleans
SEPTEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Exhibit in New Orleans at Tulane University with special events on campus and at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center.
September 2 – October 30, 2014
Exhibit is free and open to the public from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- September 18
Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Modern America
- October 16
Angola and Guantánamo: Art and Incarceration
- October 30
Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories
November 5 – November 26, 2014
- November 7
Performance Excerpts by Kesha McKey
- November 8
Evening Performance with ArtSpot Productions & The Graduates
- November 14
The Farm: Life Inside Angola Film Screening
- November 15
Central City Fest
Sponsored by Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies, The Murphy Institute, the Altman Program, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Center for Public Service, Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching, Newcomb College Institute, Honors Program, Department of History, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The University of New Orleans’ Latin American Studies Department, CubaNOLA Arts Collective, and the Jefferson Muslim Association.
For more information about the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, please visit gitmomemory.org. For more information about the main exhibit at Tulane University, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For resources for K-12 teachers, click here.
"Citizens" Art Exhibit
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to partner with the satellite program P.3+ of the biennial Prospect New Orleans to present an exhibition by Mexican Artist Tony Makhlouf entitled "Citizens." The exhibit will run from from November 6th to November 30th, 2014 at the Art Gallery of the Consulate- 901 Convention Center Blvd. Suite 118, New Orleans, LA 70130.
An opening reception will be held November 6th, 2014 at 6:00pm.
Tony Makhlouf is a Mexican artist with a long, and ongoing, artistic history, full of achievements and great national and international recognition. Tony also teaches production of printmaking workshops and Fine Arts at various universities in Morelos. He currently lives, teaches and works in Morelos, Mexico. "Citizens" is a compilation of Tony Makhlouf's artwork through several years.
For more information visit the Culture Blog of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
The Barking Mouse: A Cuban Folktale on Learning Languages
The Pebbles Center at the Algiers Regional Public Library, and the Latin American Resource Center- at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies present “The Barking Mouse: Lessons from a Mouse Family in Speaking Other Languages; Hands-on story time with author, Antonio Sacre.” The event is for children ages 6-12, their families, and teachers.
Antonio Sacre will present his story, The Barking Mouse, which encourages bilingual education and tolerance of other peoples and cultures. In addition to the storytelling, puppet making, food, and other activities will also take place!
Antonio Sacre is the author of My Name is Cool, A Mango in the Hand, La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story, and The Barking Mouse. Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, is an internationally touring bilingual storyteller, author, and solo performance artist, based in Los Angeles. Called "a charismatic, empathetic presence" by Chicago Tribune, his stories have appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and on National Public Radio. His first picture book, The Barking Mouse, published by Albert Whitman and Company in 2003, was a winner of the 2004 International Reading Association Notable Books for a Global Society. His next two picture books, La Noche Buena, a Christmas Story, and A Mango in the Hand, a Story of Proverbs were published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. Both were chosen for inclusion in the prestigious California Readers Book Collections for School Libraries in 2011 and 2012.
Event will include food, storytelling, puppet making and more!
Free and open to the public.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DWOLTERI@TULANE.EDU OR CALL 504-862-3143.
"Where the River Bends" Photographic Exhibit
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to partner with the PhotoNOLA Festival 2014 presenting the photographic exhibition by artist Scott Dalton "Where The River Bends" from December 3rd to December 30th, 2014
Opening reception December 3rd, 2014 at 6:00pm
Scott Dalton is an editorial and corporate photographer living in Houston, Texas. He was based for 14 years throughout Latin America, mainly in Bogotá, Colombia, where he photographed the civil conflict and drug war before returning to his home state of Texas. He now photographs both editorial and corporate assignments while spending his free time working on long-term personal projects. Currently he is working along the troubled border region near Ciudad Juárez, Mexico as well as projects throughout the American South. His photography has appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Harper’s, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post Magazine, Condé Nast Portfolio, Business Week, and The New Yorker, among other outlets. His documentary film, LA SIERRA, won numerous awards and has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, HBO Latino, and many other international broadcasters.
Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)
Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.
Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.
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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.
From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.
The Call for Papers is available here
Registration prices are listed below:
Early Registration (BEFORE January 15, 2015):
- $150.00 U.S. academics
- $125.00 U.S. Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $100.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America
Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):
- $165.00 U.S. academics
- $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
- $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America
2015 Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 12th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, “Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya.”
The workshop, for K-12 educators, will include basic information on the ancient Maya, discussions of how to integrate information about the Maya into the classroom, and information on ancient Maya funerary practices, the theme of the workshop.
More details on the workshop schedule will follow shortly.
To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page