Dr. Jeffrey Buler directs the Aeroecology Program research laboratory at the University of Delaware that began in 2011.
The program works to advance the development and integration of remotely-sensed and field-collected data to quantify and track the movements and ecology of airborne wildlife (e.g., birds, bats, and insects) with the philosophy that the airspace is habitat.
The lab is a leading research group in the use of weather surveillance radar as a biological remote-sensing tool. The research is often focused on the stopover ecology of birds during migration. However, they also conduct research more broadly in landscape ecology and conservation biology through modeling species distributions and habitat relationships over broad geographic scales and assessing wildlife response to habitat restoration/management and human development.