Though not my target species, I was happy to have a first encounter with a Carolina chickadee (Poecile carolinensis). I learned that they do sometimes hybridize with black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) where their ranges overlap. Black-capped are found at higher latitudes and elevations than Carolina chickadees. To help discriminate the two, check out this link!
For more photos of 'neat'ure, check out my photography pages!
Welcome to my personal website!
My research focus is how resistance and tolerance to infection (host-pathogen dynamics) affect the physiological and behavioural responses of birds to disease, knowledge that is important to predict population-level disease dynamics.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University (USA) investigating the neuroendocrine basis for disease resilience (HPA axis function and immunity) with Dr. Christine Lattin. Prior to this, I completed my PhD at Western University (Canada) exploring how avian malaria affects migratory behaviour and physiology of songbirds during migration.
For more about my research interests, please visit my research page.
Download CV (updated March 2020)
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Bird Capture Records (updated February 2020)
Captures available upon request.