• Twitter Handle:
• My position with AOS:
Chair of the Publications Committee
• My current full-time title and institution:
Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
• My current career stage:
• My lineage of mentors/labs:
PhD student at the U. Arizona co-advised by Judie Bronstein and Courtney Conway.
Post-doc mentored by Chris Guglielmo (Western) and Kathy Martin (UBC) with additional forays into labs of Ryan Norris (Guelph) and Dave Winkler (Cornell).
I wasn’t in biology before my PhD.
Birds go away, some stay–why? I also persuade impressionable youth to do the same, and ask for $$ to keep asking
• My favorite bird and why:
RAVENS for smarts, wilderness homes, play. WHITE-RUFFED MANAKINS because I can almost think like one by now
• I am involved with AOS because:
To help disseminate best science from diverse ornithologists thru good publishing models
• Birds are important to me because:
my connection to natural world, acoustic and visual beauty, intriguing private lives
• Advice I have to offer a student (master’s level or younger) in ornithology:
Do what you love as well as you can, take responsibility for your own education, carefully observe nature, make time to play
• One ornithology question or problem I would like to solve or see solved:
the weight vs. distance vs. battery life problem for tracking devices of tiny birds
• Fun random fact about myself:
I play fiddle and viola… once did it professionally, now travel the country with my band to play for dances