Margaret Brittingham

Professor of Wildlife Resources

Margaret Brittingham

Research Summary

Avian ecology; avian response to oil and gas exploration and development; effects of habitat fragmentation on bird populations; managing wildlife on private land

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Shale Gas Shale Fragmentation Habitat Gases Infrastructure Agricultural Land Appalachian Region Gas Birds Soil Bird Energy Pipeline Songbirds Songbird Conservation Areas Food Breeding Acid Rain Programme Program Vegetation Effect Canopy

Most Recent Papers

There’s a New Bird in Town: Irruptions and Superflights

Margaret Brittingham, 2020,

Threshold responses of songbirds to forest loss and fragmentation across the Marcellus-Utica shale gas region of central Appalachia, USA

Laura S. Farwell, Petra B. Wood, Randy Dettmers, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2020, Landscape Ecology on p. 1353-1370

Birding and COVID-19

Margaret Brittingham, 2020, on p. 1

The birds at my table: Why we feed wild birds and why it matters

Margaret Brittingham, 2020, THE QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY on p. 72-73

2020-21 Penn State Tree Fruit Production Guide

R Crassweller, K Peter, G Krawczyk, J Schupp, T Ford, Margaret Brittingham, L LaBorde, J Harper, K Kephart, R Pifer, K Kelley, L He, P Heinemann, D Biddinger, M Lopez de Murphy, R Marini, T Baugher, D Weber, L Kime, 2020,

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeds Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings

Danielle P. Williams, Margaret C. Brittingham, Julian Avery, 2019, Wilson Journal of Ornithology on p. 633-637

Habitat of Breeding Blackpoll Warblers at a Persistent Extralimital Breeding Site in Pennsylvania

Eric J. Zawatski, Douglas A. Gross, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2019, Northeastern Naturalist on p. 31-42

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeds Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings: Support for location-based decision rule

Danielle P. Williams, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, Julian Avery, 2019, Wilson Journal of Ornithology on p. 633

Birding the Sprirng Creek Watershed

Margaret Brittingham-Brant, 2018, Spring Creek Watershed atlas

Migrants on the Move

Margaret Brittingahm, 2017, Pennsylvania Wildlife on p. 6-7

Most-Cited Papers

Early trends in landcover change and forest fragmentation due to shale-gas development in Pennsylvania

Patrick Joseph Drohan, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, J. Bishop, K. Yoder, 2012, Environmental Management on p. 1061-1075

Ecological risks of shale oil and gas development to wildlife, aquatic resources and their habitats

Margaret C. Brittingham, Kelly O. Maloney, Aïda M. Farag, David D. Harper, Zachary H. Bowen, 2014, Environmental Science & Technology on p. 11034-11047

Topographic and soil constraints to shale-gas development in the northcentral appalachians

P. J. Drohan, M. Brittingham, 2012, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 1696-1706

Linear infrastructure drives habitat conversion and forest fragmentation associated with Marcellus shale gas development in a forested landscape

Lillie A. Langlois, Patrick J. Drohan, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2017, Journal of Environmental Management on p. 167-176

Conventional oil and gas development alters forest songbird communities

Emily H. Thomas, Margaret C. Brittingham, Scott H. Stoleson, 2014, Journal of Wildlife Management on p. 293-306

Bird community response to Marcellus shale gas development

Ethan P. Barton, Sarah E. Pabian, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2016, Journal of Wildlife Management on p. 1301-1313

Effects of liming on forage availability and nutrient content in a forest impacted by acid rain

Sarah E. Pabian, Nathan M. Ermer, Walter M. Tzilkowski, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2012, PLoS One

Perspectives from the field: Oil and gas impacts on forest ecosystems: Findings gleaned from the 2012 goddard forum at Penn State University

Patrick J. Drohan, James C. Finley, Paul Roth, Thomas M. Schuler, Susan L. Stout, Margaret C. Brittingham, Nels C. Johnson, 2012, Environmental Practice on p. 394-399

Mixed responses of farmland birds to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in Pennsylvania

Sarah E. Pabian, Andrew M. Wilson, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2013, Journal of Wildlife Management on p. 616-625

Pennsylvania's Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program benefits ring-necked pheasants but not enough to reverse declines

Sarah E. Pabian, Andrew M. Wilson, Scott R. Klinger, Margaret C. Brittingham, 2015, Journal of Wildlife Management on p. 641-646