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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
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho
- The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial
- Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
- Art Syncopation
- MARI Brown Bag: Rebecca Hill and Erlend Johnson
- Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today
- Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero
- Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world
- MARI Brown Bag: Keith Eppich, "Maya Ceramics and the Maya Collapse: the last three centuries of the potting tradition at el Perú-Waka', Guatemala."
- Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution - Dr. Claudio Lomnitz
- Guest Lecture: "Listen to you. Public Hearings at the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation."
- MARI Brown Bag: Viola König
- Roundtable: Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn
- Paolo Spadoni: Cuba's Socialist Economy Today
- Summer 2014 K-12 Teacher Grant
- Katy Henderson awarded Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowship
- Cuban Ambassador Visits Tulane
- Tulane alumnus elected president of Costa Rica
- CEQ paper published in special issue of Public Finance Review
- Eduardo Silva Invited to Two Presentations: Quito, Ecuador
- Ludovico Feoli discusses upcoming elections and democracy in Central America
- 2014 Maya Symposium Informs Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts about Travel in the Ancient Maya World
The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial
Kátia Felipini, Coordinator, São Paulo Resistance Memorial, will give a talk entitled “The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial.” The talk will be in Portuguese.
The Resistance Memorial is Brazil's first national memorial dedicated to preserving memories of the political resistance and repression that occurred during the civil-military dictatorship that governed the country from 1964 to 1985. Kátia Felipini, who participated as a museologist in developing the memorial and now serves as its coordinator, will discuss the complex process of the memorial's creation and the lessons it offers for other sites in Brazil and around the world. This lecture will be given in Portuguese.
Sponsored by the Center for Scholars, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb-Tulane College, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information please contact Rebecca Atencio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho
Anderson da Mata, an Assistant Professor of literary theory at Universidade de Brasília, will give a talk entitled “The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho.” The talk will be given in Portuguese.
Anderson da Mata is an Assistant Professor of literary theory at the Universidade de Brasília and author of O silêncio das crianças: representações da infância na narrativa brasileira contemporânea (Londrina: EDUEL, 2010).
Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.
For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.
For the event flyer, click here.
The Pebbles Center turns 10!
The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!
Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.
El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.
Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.
Photo by Nina Menconi.
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.
Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.
Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.