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Teaching biodiversity

My goal is to open these students’ eyes to astounding nature sitting right in their ‘backyards,’ to use these local resources as teaching tools for global biodiversity challenges.

Calling in Bird Bands: Actively Participating in Citizen Science

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Erika calls in banded Snowy Plovers on Florida beaches.

Living in a Migration Destination

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Erika experiences her first migration season on the Florida Panhandle.

Seal Friend: A testament to Conservation’s Triumph

Harbor seals once had all but disappeared from Monterey Bay. Fur trappers had eliminated sea otters, urchin populations exploded, and the kelp forests were decimated.

Final Thoughts

Recently I finished my internship at the Rocky Mountain Institute and I’m back in Durham for another year of school.

Ask Questions–Always

There is something fantastically energizing about conducting research—liberating even.

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