Clare Brown, Master’s Candidate in Environmental Studies. Exploring migratory connectivity in the Calliope Hummingbird through stable isotope analysis of tail feathers. Current Position, Ph.D. student, Louisiana State University Department of Biological Science, Baton Rouge, LA.
A little about Clare (from Clare): I grew up in Seattle, and graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with degrees in anthropology and botany. My interests shifted to birds during a six month stint in 2006 to 2007 volunteering for the Omora Subantarctic Research Alliance in the far south of Chile, where I worked on the organization’s long term mist-netting and banding program. I am especially interested in avian migration, and my thesis work uses stable isotope analysis of feathers to explore migratory connectivity in Calliope Hummingbirds.
I keep a blog of the project at http://calliopestudy.blogspot.com/
Thomas Mohagen, Master’s Candidate in Environmental Studies. Reassessment of Washington Department of Transportation Wetland Mitigation Sites. Current Position – Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA.
Eric Cannizzaro, Undergraduate Research. Avian bioacoustics.
A little about Eric (from Eric): From an early age my family was supportive of my interest in birds. I took my first trip to the Rio Grande valley at 13 years old with a youth birding club and I haven’t slowed down since. I graduated high school in 2007 and had two four-month stints in Latin America banding and looking for birds. A few weeks after returning from Peru I started at the Evergreen State College where I’m currently enrolled. My most recent adventure was a six week independent contract in Borneo where I was part a team conducting simultaneous ground and canopy bird surveys. I plan on finishing my undergraduate degree at Evergreen and head in the direction of conservation.
Gone but not forgotten:
Heather Tschaekofske. Fecal analysis of molting Surf and White-winged Scoter to determine food habits at four Northern Puget Sound locations (Completed November 30, 2010).
Jeff Anderson. Comparing endangered Streaked Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) fecundity to other grassland birds (completed September 2010). Current position – Science Coordinator, North Cascades Institute, Sedro Woolley, WA.
Lindsay Raab. Nearshore Birds of Anderson Island, South Puget Sound, Washington; A Case Study: Should Anderson Island be designated as an Important Bird Area? (completed September 2010). Current position – Conference Coordinator, River Country Resource Conservation and Development, MN.
Lindsy Wright. Dietary analysis of juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Completed March 2010). Current Position – USFWS, Lacey, WA.
Jora Rehm-Lorber. Establishing long-term avian inventory monitoring in a south Puget Sound rainforest: baseline measurements of abundance and community composition in a permanent plot network (completed June 2009). Current Position – Research Biologist, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
Adam Schapaugh. Population viability of the Streaked Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata) in Washington state: comparing stochastic and deterministic models in a spatially structured context (completed June 2009). Current Position – Ph.D. student, Quantitative Ecology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB.
Sarah Boyle. Oil spill response equipment caching: a Washington state case study (completed June 3, 2009).
Jeremy Lucas. Feeding Ecology of “Southern Resident” Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): Benthic Habitat and Spatial Distribution (completed June 4, 2009).
Daniel Laggner. Blue whale (Baleanoptera musculus) ship strike threat assessment in the Santa Barbara Channel, California (completed June 4, 2009).
William Rutherford. Adapting to climate change: bridging the gap between global projections and local planning In the Chehalis basin (Completed June 4, 2008).
Katherine (Utah) Newman. Museum curatorial and research methods (Fall 2006 – Spring 2007). Current Position – 2011 Completed Masters of Biology (May 16, 2011), University of Kentucky Department of Biology, Lexington, KY. Advisor: David Westneat.
Jesse Vooz. Museum curatorial and research methods (Fall 2010 – current). Current position (starting May 2011) Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Field Technician (surveyor), Southwestern Willow Flycatcher survey and monitoring along the lower Colorado River and its tributaries, SWCA Environmental Consultants (contracted by the Bureau of Reclamation), Cibola NWR and Imperial NWR, CA (on the lower Colorado River)