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Recent media coverage of research on songbirds and energy development

Research in the Chalfoun lab on sagebrush-obligate songbird nest survival on energy fields was recently featured in news articles by the University of Wyoming and Wyofile.  This research, a part of a 7-year study on the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah gasfield, is trying to understand the mechanisms underlying decreased songbird nest survival near energy development.  Links to the articles, and the project website are below:


UW article:


Wyofile article:


Project website: