Member since: May 30, 2012
I graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I then worked several field jobs in animal behavior, disease ecology, and conservation biology before finishing my M.S. in Biology at the University of Tulsa (2009).
I am interested in invasion ecology of parasites and conservation biology of birds. My PhD research involves comparing the effects of the parasitic nest fly Philornis downsi on different hosts in the parasite’s native and invasive range.
During the little spare time I have, I enjoy biking, birding/bird-banding, backpacking, hiking, playing soccer, and watching old western movies. Nicknames include: bird nerd and crazy bird lady, but you can call me... Knutie.