Scott Winton is a PhD candidate advised by Curt Richardson of the Duke University Wetland Center and he studies the effects of waterfowl on greenhouse gas emissions at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina. He is a native of Durham, NC and studied geology and biology at Brown University where he founded and presided over the Brown Student Bird Club (“Brown Boobies”).
He serves as vice president of the Carolina Bird Club, for which he leads birding field trips across the Carolinas and in Latin America. For the past four years he has written “Birds on the Brain,” an independent blog about his birding adventures.
Scott also serves the Graduate and Professional Student Council as a representative of the Nicholas School’s Environmental Science and Policy program and as an officer of two Nicholas School student groups: the Student Association of Wetland Scientists (SAWS) and Nicholas School Naturalists. Before starting his doctoral program he lived and worked in Edinburgh, Scotland; Sydney, Australia; and La Hesperia Biological Station, Ecuador.