PhD, 2023 & postdoc

Katy’s PhD dissertation determined the direct and indirect effects of weather on grassland songbirds, from the level of individual physiology up to the community level. She collaborated with Dr. Trevor Hefley and Narmadha Mohankumar to integrate mechanistic drivers into a holistic understanding of how weather affects populations of grassland birds. She defended in spring 2023 , stayed on as a post-doctoral researcher leading our Virtual Fence project, and is now the Assistant Director/Ecologist at the Institute for Applied Ecology in Santa Fe.

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