While at UA I worked with the USA National Phenology Network (www.usanpn.org), a group dedicated to understanding phenology – the timing of key life cycle events in organisms such as flowering of plants or nesting of birds – from local to continental scales and the impacts of environmental and climatic variation and change. I hope to incorporate phenology monitoring into programs in the upper Klamath Basin to better understand mechanisms of ecological change in the region.
While at HSU I spent summers working with the Klamath Bird Observatory in Ashland. I studied birds and their habitats throughout the Klamath Basin, and particularly the upper Klamath Basin. I fell in love with this region and its diverse range of ecosystems and wildlife habitats. I look forward to being a part of education and scientific research in the region to further understanding of our unique wildlife, habitats, and natural resources.