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!