The mission of of the Agricultural Ecology Laboratory at Mississippi State University is to understand how multi-functional landscapes can be managed to increase multiple endpoints of wildlife habitat, biodiversity, ecosystem services, agricultural production and profitability.
Taylor Hackemack, a former undergraduate research scholar, and Zac Loman, former research associate, recently reported their findings on how brown-headed cowbirds pick nests to parasitize. According to Taylor, "The birds do more than I do in the cafeteria line to get my food. They're evil geniuses, really." Read more about this research: wildlife.org