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In August 2017, I will begin a PhD position in the lab of Dr. Julie Heath at Boise State University to study the phenology of American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American kestrels are the smallest falcon in North America, and a species that shows varying responses (i.e., earlier nesting and resident, short-, and long-distance migration strategies) to climate change across its range. The project will include widespread sampling of kestrels across North America, and the development of an individual-based model to test hypotheses about the causes and consequences of breeding and migration phenology on kestrel populations. Find out more about the American Kestrel Full Cycle Phenology project here.

More information to come!