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Dr. John Smallwood is interested in the behavior of birds of prey. Most of his research has focused on the American Kestrel, the smallest and most widespread falcon in the Western Hemisphere. He is interested in all aspects of its behavior and ecology, as they live in open habitats, such as meadows and pastures, and they nest in cavities excavated by other species. Since 1990 Dr. Smallwood has been studying populations of kestrels that breed in nest boxes that he has erected in New Jersey and Florida.

Research interests

Birds of prey, and falcon ecology and behavior.

Scholarly Interests

Ornithology, ecology, animal behavior, conservation biology.


BIOL 213, Introduction to Ecology
BIOL 430, Ornithology
BIOL 574, Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 575, Avian Biology
BIOL 595, Conservation Biology

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Expert on birds of prey, and falcon ecology and behavior.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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