Summer Research Projects

Summer Research Projects

Working on a few research projects this summer including

  • surveying Pennsylvania statet game lands that were recently burned for Golden-winged Warblers
  • monitoring Wood Thrush nests
  • DNA barcoding insects that were collected that past three years
  • Quantifying the effect of deer on understory vegetation

I’m primarily focused on the bird surveys. Getting up at 4 AM isn’t fun but I love the early mornings in the woods. I have a team of several undergraduate students looking for nests and doing the DNA barcoding. I set a senior capstone team on the deer browsing project.

It’s a challenge to keep everything going but the students are fantastic!

Field crew
Emily, Maddie, Zoya, Ana

 

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