Emily with the subject of her MSc thesis… a Grasshopper Sparrow

MSc, 2016

Emily’s research aimed to explain why Konza’s Grasshopper Sparrows frequently disperse within seasons, sequentially defending multiple territories. Emily documented the frequency and spatial scales of these movements, and tested hypotheses based on food availability and risk avoidance. After four years as an avian biologist at Denali National Park, she began her PhD in Dr. Peter Marra’s lab where she will be studying migration of arctic-breeding birds. Read Emily’s MSc thesis, or check out her 1st publication from her MSc documenting the patterns of breeding dispersal, or her 2nd publication that tests hypotheses explaining why some but not all birds make these movements.

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