POSTDOCTORAL WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST Suisun Waterfowl Program
San Jose State University Research Foundation - contracted to US Geological Survey
7 November 2016 - current
I am currently employed by San Jose State University Moss Landing Marine Labs as a Post doctoral research biologist contracted to the US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Centre (USGS-WERC), Dixon Field Office where I work on the Suisun Marsh Waterfowl & Waterbird Studies Project. We are assessing apparent declines in waterfowl populations in this Flyway which is critical habitat for wintering and breeding waterbirds in California. USGS is working with the California DWR and numerous other regional, state and federal agencies and stakeholders to examine the trends in bird decline and to assess the habitat factors driving long-term survival of waterfowl, rails, and other birds in this important area.
I am helping guide the experimental design of the movement ecology portion of this project, tracking numerous waterfowl taxa to understand movement, space-use, migrations and critical habitats with multiple management and conservation implications.
To date, I have written 4 manuscripts, 2 as first author and 2 as second author with a further 2 currently in review.