Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources


Joanna Hatt

Education Background


B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont
M.S. Student, University of Georgia


Research Focus


Consequences of climate change for fledgling survival of Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens)


Project Summary

Generally, I am interested in declining populations and changing distributions of birds and determining optimal conservation strategies for these populations.  More specifically, I am interested in understanding how changes in global climate might alter timing of emergence of larval insects and the responses of bird communities to such changes.  My research is conducted at sites distributed along an elevational gradient adjacent to the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina.  My research focuses on the effects of changes to the distribution and timing of larval insects on survival of Black-throated Blue Warbler offspring during the post-fledging period. 

Additional Information

Funding for this research is provided by NASA and the Georgia Ornithological Society.




Cline, M. H. and J. L. Hatt. 2011. Idle lobster traps kill Blue Jays. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:181-183.