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SKILL SET

Administration & Data Management:
Design and presentation of public outreach and education materials; event coordination; social media outreach; WordPress; marketing; proposal design and editing; ecological research project management; editing and technical writing (scientific literature, grant proposals); large database management;
R Statistical Analysis Software; Python; PowerShell; ArcMap GIS; MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Field Biology: North American bird identification; wildlife trapping and handling; avian patagial tagging, leg banding and blood-collection; radio-telemetry (land and aerial); wildlife camera operation; nest searching; GPS; tree climbing; ATV operation; First Aid CPR AED certified; fish sampling and identification; weather station maintenance; water quality data collection; aquatic invertebrate sampling and identification; firearms operation; genetics laboratory procedures.

EXPERIENCE  

Biological Planner, Inventory & Monitoring Branch, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Boynton Beach, Florida, 2020 – present.
Vulture Research Associate, Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Campfire Program in Wildlife Conservation, Beaufort, South Carolina, 2019 – 2020.
Woodpecker Research Crew Lead, Oregon State University, Department of Forestry/Jim Rivers – Forest Animal Ecology Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon, 2018 – 2019.
Stream SurveyorOregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Roseburg, Oregon 2017 – 2018.
Field Murrelet Biologist, Hamer Environmental, Roseburg, Oregon, 2017.
Condor Biologist, The Peregrine Fund, California Condor Recovery Program, Marble Canyon, Arizona, 2016 – 2017.
Research Assistant, University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory,
Aiken, South Carolina, 2015 – 2016.
M.S. Graduate Researcher, University of Georgia, Warnell College of Forestry & Natural       Resources/Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina, 2013 – 2015.
Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center,       Corvallis, Oregon, 2011 – 2013.
Wildlife Biological Science Technician, US Forest Service, Hoonah Ranger District,
Tongass National Forest, Hoonah, Alaska, 2011.
Research Assistant, Oregon State University/USGS, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem                Science Center, Corvallis, Oregon, 2010 – 2011.
Conservation Genetics Laboratory Technician, Oregon State University/USGS, Forest &           Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, Oregon, 2010 – 2011.
Intern Condor Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service, California Condor Recovery                       Program, Ventura, California, 2010.

EDUCATION

M.Sc., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2015
Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources / Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Thesis: Spatial ecology of black and turkey vultures in the southeastern United States
Co-Advisors: James C. Beasley and Robert J. Warren
B.Sc., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2011
Fisheries & Wildlife Science Major; Chemistry Minor
A.A., Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, 2009
A.Sc., Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, 2008

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Holland, A. E., A. L. Bryan, M. E. Byrne, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, O. E. Rhodes, T. L. DeVault and J. C. Beasley. 2019. Evidence of Niche Differentiation for Two Sympatric Vulture Species in the Southeastern United States. Movement Ecology. DOI: 10.1186/s40462-019-0179-z.

Byrne, M. E., A. E. Holland, K. L. Turner, A. L. Bryan, J. C. Beasley. 2019. Using Multiple Data Sources to Investigate Foraging Niche Partitioning in Sympatric Obligate Avian Scavengers. Ecosphere. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2548.

Yabsley, M. J., R. Vanstreels, E. Martinsen, A. Wickson, A. E. Holland, S. Hernandez, A. Thompson, S. Perkins, A. L. Bryan, C. Cleveland, E. Jolly, J. Brown, D. McRuer, S. Behmke, J. C. Beasley. 2018. Parasitaemia Data and Molecular Characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World Vultures (Cathartidae) Reveals a Novel Clade of Haemosporida. Malaria Journal. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-017-2165-5.

Holland, A. E., A. L. Bryan, M. E. Byrne, O. E. Rhodes, T. L. DeVault and J. C. Beasley. 2017. Fine-scale Assessment of Home Ranges & Activity Patterns for Resident Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) and Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura). PLOSOne. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone0179819.

Byrne, M. E., A. E. Holland, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley. 2017. Influence of Environmental Conditions and Animal Behavior on Performance of Solar-powered GPS/GSM Avian Transmitters. The Condor: Ornithological Applications. DOI: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-76.1.

Schlichting, P. E., A. E. Holland, J. C. Beasley, A. L. Bryan, R. A. Kennamer, T. L. DeVault, B. B. Blackwell and O. E. Rhodes. 2017. Efficacy of an Acoustic Hailing Device as an Avian Dispersal Tool. Wildlife Society Bulletin. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.797.

Elliott-Smith, E., M. Bidwell, A. E. Holland, and S. M. Haig. 2015. Data from the 2011 International Piping Plover Census. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 922. DOI: 10.3133/ds922.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS  

Bryan, A. L., A. E. Holland, J. C. Beasley, and O. E. Rhodes. Spring 2014. Examining Vulture Movements and Behaviors with GSM/GPS Transmitters. Microwave Telemetry Newsletter.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Invasive Species and Depredating Birds Research. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Beaufort, South Carolina, 2019-2020.
Greater Sage Grouse Technician. Oregon State University, Surprise Valley, California, 2019.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician, Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
Corvallis, Oregon, 2009 – 2010.
Amphibian Egg Mass Monitor, Oregon Metro, Portland, Oregon, 2009.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Manuscript Reviewer, Human-Wildlife Interactions, 2019
Manuscript Reviewer, Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 2018
Figure Drafter, Study of DNA forensics of shark fisheries, author: J. O’Bryhim, PhD Candidate, George Mason University, 2014.
Undergraduate Student Representative, Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Curriculum Committee, 2010 – 2011.
Mural Artist, USFWS California Condor Recovery Program, Hopper Mountain NWR, 2010.
Student Member, Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2009.

PRESENTATIONS

Holland, A. E.  Spatial Ecology of Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern United States. Master’s Defense. Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 17 November 2015. (Platform)

Holland, A. E., M. E. Byrne, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley. Fine-Scale Spatial Ecology of Resident Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern United States. Student Research-in-Progress. The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 25-30 October 2015. (Poster)

Wickson, A., J. C. Beasley, A. E. Holland,  A. L. Bryan, C. Cleveland, S. M. Hernandez, and M. J. Yabsley. Identifying Avian Haemosporidians in Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures from South Carolina. Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Poster Symposium. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 23 July 2015. (Poster)

Holland, A. E., M. E. Byrne, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley.  Fine-Scale Assessment of Seasonal Home Ranges for Resident Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern United States. Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 18-20 February 2015. (Platform)

Holland, A. E., M. E. Byrne, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley. Efficacy of Solar-Powered Groupe Spécial Mobile/ Global Positioning System (GSM/GPS) Transmitters in a Range of Weather Conditions. The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 25-30 October 2014. (Poster)

Holland, A. E., M. E. Byrne, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley.  Fine-Scale Assessment of Seasonal Home Ranges for Resident Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern United States. Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Société des Ornithologistes du Canada. Estes Park, CO. 23-28 September 2014. (Platform)

Holland, A. E., M. E. Byrne, A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley. Efficacy of Solar-Powered Groupe Spécial Mobile/ Global Positioning System (GSM/GPS) Transmitters in a Range of Weather Conditions. Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment. Raleigh, NC. 4-8 May 2014. (Poster)

Holland, A. E., A. L. Bryan, T. L. DeVault, O. E. Rhodes, and J. C. Beasley. Spatial Ecology of Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern United States. Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 15-17 February 2014. (Poster)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS    

“USFWS California Condor Recovery Program Internship Experience,” FW 107: Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife, Presentation on Internships, Oregon State University, 23 November 2010.
“USFWS California Condor Recovery Program Internship Experience,” FW 307: Specialization Development, Presentation on Internships, Oregon State University, 13 October 2010.

PRESENTATIONS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Holland, A. E. and J. C. Beasley. Spatial Ecology of Black and Turkey Vultures. Touch An Animal Day. Savannah River Ecology Lab. Aiken, SC. 23 August 2014.
Holland, A. E. and J. C. Beasley. Spatial Ecology of Black and Turkey Vultures. Touch An Animal Day. Savannah River Ecology Lab. Aiken, SC. 22 August 2015.

MEDIA COVERAGE

UGA Today: Campus NewsTwo vulture species; the same but different (11 March 2020)
Georgia Public Broadcasting, PBS Video Georgia Outdoors: Vultures” (29 October 2015)
Aiken Standard Can vultures, airplanes share the skies? (5 October 2014)
Augusta ChronicleProtection of buzzards is focus of local study (26 December 2013)

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS          

University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources/
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Graduate Assistantship, 2013 – 2015
Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources 2015 Graduate Student Symposium,
Oral Presentation Award, 2015
Georgia Ornithological Society’s H. Branch Howe Jr. Grant,
      Graduate Student Research Award, 2014
American Ornithologists’ Union/ Cooper Ornithological Society/
Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Student Travel Grant, 2014
Wildlife Damage Management Working Group, The Wildlife Society,
      Student Travel Grant2014
University of Georgia’s Graduate Affairs Committee, Student Travel Grant, 2014
Warnell College of Forestry & Natural Resources 2014 Graduate Student Symposium,
Poster Presentation Award2014
Georgia Museum of Natural History2013
Vivian Schriver Thompson Scholarship2011
Klarquist, Internship Scholarship, 2011
Mike and Kay Brown Scholarship, 2011
Oregon State University, Diversity Achievement Award, 2011
OSU, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Internship Support Scholarship, 2011
Zonta Club of Corvallis, Returning Student Scholarship, 2010 – 2011
Oregon State University, Diversity Achievement Award, 2010 – 2011
OSU, College of Agricultural Sciences, Internship Assistance Program, 2010
Oregon State University, Diversity Achievement Award, 2009 – 2010

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS          

Society for Conservation GIS (2018-present)
Association of Field Ornithologists (2012-present)
Waterbird Society (2012-2017)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2011-2014)
Oregon State University Society for Conservation Biology (2010-2011)
American Ornithologists’ Union (2010-present)
The Wilson Ornithological Society (2010-present)
The Wildlife Society (2009-present)