Dr. John Quinn's research addresses the conservation of biodiversity in managed and novel ecosystems, avian ecology, behavioral ecology, and creation of tools for improving decision-making related to biological diversity in working landscapes. His immediate and long-term research questions consider restoration and conservation of biodiversity in agricultural and urban ecosystems, documenting the resulting benefits and costs to society, and an improved understanding of the linkages and feedback between environmental and social system. Dr. Quinn's research employs experimental, observational, and statistical techniques to evaluate theory for both basic and applied research questions. The tools he uses include fieldwork, GIS applications, and spatial and statistical modeling. While ecology provides the foundation to his work, Dr. Quinn greatly enjoys and benefits from interaction with peers beyond his discipline. He anticipates that his future research will follow the path of biology and sustainability science to understand complex relationships in coupled human natural systems.