Jenny Howard selected as a 2019 AAAS Mass Media Fellow! The fellowship places science and engineering students at media organizations across the nation to improve their ability to communicate complex scientific topics for a general audience. She will spend 10 weeks this summer writing for National Geographic.
Emily Tompkins’ paper “Sex-specific patterns of senescence in Nazca boobies linked to mating system” came out in Journal of Animal Ecology: DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12944.
Congratulations Emily Tompkins, now Dr. Emily Tompkins!
Dr. Terri Maness, Ph.D. 2008, received tenure at Louisiana Tech University! Yay Terri!
Also Jenny Howard attends AniMove workshop in Germany, brings back great new analytical approaches.
Jenny Howard’s photo exhibit is at Wake Downtown now, exhibit, “[photo]Tracking in the Galápagos”. It presents ~35 photos taken during her doctoral research in Galápagos, and runs through October 11.
Our group at the IOC in Vancouver! Emily Tompkins and Jenny Howard (current doctoral students), Nicholas Per Huffeldt (Ph.D. 2018, now at Aarhus U. in Denmark), and Martina Muller (M.S. 2007, now at U. Rhode Island).
New paper! “Pacific Decadal and El Nino oscillations shape survival of a seabird”, Ecology 99:1063-1072, by Jocelyn Champagnon, Jean-Dominique Lebreton, Hugh Drummond, and Dave Anderson. Also today we wrapped up season 35 of our field study of Nazca boobies in Galapagos.
Our camp in Galapagos, and research site in the background.
Jacquie Grace’s paper came out in Biology Letters: “Early-life maltreatment predicts adult stress response in a long-lived wild bird”. Biology Letters 14:20170679.
Terri Maness’ paper “Serum chemistry of free-ranging Nazca boobies (Sula granti)” is out now in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48:1234-1238.
Field team leaves for Galapagos for breeding season #35 of our Nazca booby study.
Welcome new undergraduate research students Cameron Munley and Lisa Liu (sleep in wild birds), Landis Pujol (sex-specific activity patterns in Arctic seabirds), and Danny Kelleher and Denas Kisonas (fluctuating asymmetry in tropical seabirds). Looking forward to hearing about your results!
Emily Tompkins‘ paper “Decadal-scale variation in diet forecasts persistently poor breeding under ocean warming in a tropical seabird” came out in PLoS ONE! 476 views in the first two days. For some media coverage, see Science Daily. 2004 Ph.D. alum Howard Townsend participated in this paper too!
Emily Tompkins‘ paper “Avian pox discovered in the critically endangered waved albatross” came out in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases. M.S. alum Kate Huyvaert (now at Colorado State) was on this too.
Successful shakeout flights of our quadcopter at our Galapagos field site. Thanks Kate Huyvaert for the photos.
Galapagos Conservancy and the Bluefeet Foundation award us funding for the project
“Population size of blue-footed boobies in Galápagos: evaluation of indications of population decline”. Field work in June for this study!
David Anchundia’s second paper from his M.S. research is accepted at Marine Ornithology:
“Overland flight by seabirds at Isla Isabela, Galapagos” (David Anchundia, Jacob Anderson, and David Anderson)
Nicholas received a Richter Award from WFU that he’ll use to spend the Fall semester 2017 with Barbara Helm’s group at the University of Glasgow.
Jenny Howard returns to Isla Espanola, Galapagos to wrap up her third year of doctoral research. Mortality of nestling Nazca boobies appears to have been high since late January under these La Nina conditions… a surprise.
Congrats Jenny! Best Doctoral Poster award at the Pacific Seabird Group meeting in Portland, OR!!!
Congrats Jenny Howard! Awarded a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!