Bio


I am interested in how ecological communities respond to global environmental change, and through my research I seek to identify concrete solutions for conserving biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes. In my dissertation research, I use a combination of field surveys, radio-telemetry, and network modeling to inform bird and plant-pollinator community conservation within Chilean timber plantations. Recently I have also started analyzing long-term bird population trends in California, drawing on 30 years of survey data collected at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. I am passionate about environmental education at all levels and co-teach an undergraduate Ornithology class (BIO 121/221) and co-direct an afterschool outdoor education program for high school English Language Learners (www.meroscience.org).

Stanford Advisors


2020-21 Courses


All Publications


  • RECOMMENDED BAND SIZES AND A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR SEXING IMMATURE GREEN-BACKED FIRECROWN HUMMINGBIRDS (SEPHANOIDES SEPHANIODES) ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL McFadden, T. N., Biscarra, G., Ruiz, J., Navedo, J. G. 2019; 30: 179–84
  • Opening the silvicultural toolbox: A new framework for conserving biodiversity in Chilean timber plantations FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT McFadden, T. N., Dirzo, R. 2018; 425: 75–84
  • Waterbird responses to regular passage of a birdwatching tour boat: Implications for wetland management JOURNAL FOR NATURE CONSERVATION McFadden, T. N., Herrera, A. G., Navedo, J. G. 2017; 40: 42–48
  • Effects of nesting waterbirds on nutrient levels in mangroves, Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT McFadden, T., Kauffman, J., Bhomia, R. K. 2016; 24 (2): 217–29
  • Ecosystem carbon stocks of mangrove forests along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Honduras WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT Bhomia, R. K., Kauffman, J., McFadden, T. N. 2016; 24 (2): 187–201