Amanda is a wildlife biologist who specializes in avian ecology and conservation. An alumnus from Oregon State University’s Fisheries & Wildlife Science (B.S.) and University of Georgia’s Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources (M.S.), her research interests include conservation biology, avian ecology, spatial ecology, scavenger ecology, ecotoxicology, and genetics. She’s participated in research and management for a range of wildlife including California condors, marbled murrelets,¬†salmonids, amphibians, shorebirds, waterfowl, vultures, and others. A strong advocate for science education and art appreciation, Amanda balances her life of field research and data analysis with drawing, mural art, paper mach√©, and other creative endeavors.

Amanda with a transmittered western yellow rail in Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, eastern Oregon.