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Title: M.S. Student
Advisor: Donald Lyons
Address: Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97330
Education: B.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine 2015
Research Interests: Seabird restoration, foraging ecology, acoustic monitoring, avian ecology.
Biography: Before arriving at OSU I worked as a traveling seabird technician, which included three summers at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, four summers at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and two seasons on Isla Española, Galápagos, Ecuador.
My research currently is studying the basic breeding ecology of Aleutian terns (Onychoprion aleuticus) in the Kodiak Archipelago using game cameras, acoustic monitoring units, and other methods. Aleutian terns were recently listed by IUCN as Vulnerable due to serious population declines over the past three decades. My work is part of a collaborative effort across Alaska to improve monitoring methods and management efforts for this rare tern.