Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Thomas J Benson
Title: Senior Wildlife Ecologist, CTAP Coordinator
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
1816 S. Oak Street - room 2108
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room: 2080
Location: Forbes Natural History Building
Phone: 217-265-6242
Fax: 217-244-0802

Message to students:

Please send me an email to discuss potential opportunities.

Professional affiliations:
Selected publications:
Benson, T.J., S.J. Chiavacci, and M.P. Ward. 2013. Patch size and edge proximity are useful predictors of brood parasitism but not nest survival of grassland birds. Ecological Applications 23:879–887.
Benson, T.J., J.D. Brown, and J.C. Bednarz. 2010. Identifying predators clarifies predictors of nest success in a temperate passerine. Journal of Animal Ecology 79:225–234.
Benson, T.J., N.M. Anich, J.D. Brown, and J.C. Bednarz. 2010. Habitat and landscape effects on brood parasitism, nest survival, and fledgling production in Swainson's Warblers. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:81–93.
Benson, T.J., and J.C. Bednarz. 2010. Relationships among survival, body condition, and habitat of breeding Swainson's Warblers. Condor 112:138–148.
Walk, J.W., M.P. Ward, T.J. Benson, J.L. Deppe, S. Lischka, S.D. Bailey, and J.D. Brawn. 2010. Illinois Birds: A Century of Change. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 31.  
Anich, N.M., T.J. Benson, and J.C. Bednarz. 2009. Estimating territory and home-range sizes: do singing locations alone provide an accurate estimate of space use? Auk 126:626–634.
For a more complete list, see my Research Page or Google Scholar Page
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Professional society involvement and activities:
American Ornithologists' Union
Association of Field Ornithologists
Cooper Ornithological Society
The Wildlife Society
Wilson Ornithological Society

Ph.D., Arkansas State University, 2008
M.S., Iowa State University, 2003
B.S., University of Iowa, 2000

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