Heppner, a professor of biological sciences is an expert in the structure and function of organized groups of moving animals, particularly birds.
He has researched the role of chaos in the behavioral systems of birds, and was a private pilot for 30 years.
Though not an expert in bird strikes, Heppner does have expertise in the flight patterns of Canada geese.
As a pilot, he has an inherent understanding of the potential dangers that geese can present for an aircraft.
To reach Heppner, please contact Shane Donaldson, 401-874-4894.