Faculty & Staff
* Habitat Use of Grassland Birds on Reclaimed Mine
* Winter Bird use of a Reclaimed Surface Mine
* Competition Among Woodpeckers and European
Starlings for Nest Sites
Danny Ingold teaches introductory biology, general ecology, vertebrate natural history, advanced botany, plant systematics, environmental science, conservation science discussion, and senior biological research at Muskingum University. Danny’s research interests are focused on the habitat preferences and population ecology of grassland birds on a reclaimed surface mine (the Wilds). Along with colleague Jim Dooley, Danny is currently examining local occupancy and extinction patterns of several grassland bird species across a variety of habitats. Each summer Danny and Jim employ three to four life science majors (usually during their freshman or sophomore year) to assist in their grassland bird research. These students subsequently present their findings at professional meetings. This internship often serves as a springboard for students when applying for future internship and research opportunities.