|Dr. Clay Corbin|
Dr. Corbin, along with BAHS alumni Kenneth Pallis and Brandan Gray, published a paper entitled "An Inexpensive and Mobile See-though Tunnel for Collecting Bird Flight Performance Data in the Field" in the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences. The group tested the use of a simple, durable, inexpensive, lightweight, and portable children's play tunnel for acquiring performance data on bird flight such as wing-beat frequency and acceleration. Very cool! Such data are valuable to scientists researching foraging, predator-prey responses, and physiological demand.
To read more about their work see:
Sean Hartzell and Clay Corbin (2016) New Finds in an Old Collection: Some Distributional Records for Amphibians and Reptiles. Herpetological Review 47(2), 2016, 272
Clay E. Corbin, Kenneth E. Pallis, and Brandan L. Gray (2015) An Inexpensive and Mobile See-through Tunnel for Collecting Bird Flight Performance Data in the Field. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 89(2): 88-91.