Recipient of the Nelson Memorial Fellowship

I recently received the Nelson Memorial Fellowship from the Instituate of Agricultural and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for travel to Washington, D.C. for the North American Ornithological Congress VI! I am grateful for the support the donors, Drs. Stuart O. and Don.J Nelson, have provided me to discuss my research, and the advancements and future of big data ornithology. I will also be presenting preliminary results from my dissertation research in a presentation titled, “Detecting broad-scale regime shifts using the Breeding Bird Survey Data”.

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My first Whooper

This morning I was lucky enough to see, up close, one of the few North American whooping cranes! With no other whooper friends around, this crane foraged at the UF Beef Teaching Unit, a small cattle facility nestled within the city of Gainesville, among groups of wintering Sandhill Cranes.

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Summer's Over

As summer ends and “Fall” begins (although, this is Florida), data analysis becomes a primary target. Although I have already analyzed much of my data, I have yet to write up reports for publication. I am also interested in running my Occupancy Models by Dr. Jim Nichols, who has been kind enough to correspond through email regarding my modeling concerns. So, I won’t be watching sparrows much, for a while.

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