An Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology at McGill University but continuing as Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre. Main research interests over 40 years focused on raptorial birds, e.g. falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, etc. Participated in recovery programs for endangered Peregrine Falcons and Loggerhead Shrikes.
Most recent research interest in the last ten years included the impact of brominated flame retardants on birds of prey, however his current studies focus on the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to wildlife research and management all over the world.
Also have extensive consulting experience in human-bird interactions, e.g. control of nuisance wildlife, impact of ecotourism, wind farms, golf courses, urbanization, etc. on birds of prey and wildlife in general.