Monitoring to Conserve Midwestern Birds
Since the age of ten, I have been fascinated by the range of colors, foraging strategies, and behaviors of birds and I haven’t outgrown this interest to this day. In all of my work--from the evolutionary genomics of loons, diversification of tropical birds, and niche partitioning among chickadees--I have maintained an interest in understanding how interactions between species and their environment influence adaptation and drive biodiversity accumulation in birds.
After completing my Master's degree in genomics, I am currently working with Copper Country Audubon to study warbler migration along a large flyway in the Keweenaw Peninsula. I have plans to use remote recorders to monitor flight calls of migrating warblers at Manitou Island and Bete Grise.