Avian wildlife ecologist interviewed by Ohio Young Birders Club

Feb. 22, 2016
Assistant Professor Tonra (shown in background) was recently interviewed by the Ohio Young Birders Club. He is shown here with graduate student Jay Wright (foreground). The pair are studying Rusty Blackbirds at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Luke Powell.
Christopher Tonra, assistant professor of avian wildlife ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources spends some time speaking with Stephen Bischoff, a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club, before a talk he presented at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in January.
In the interview, Dr. Tonra shares how he got involved in birding and his early field research experiences, as well as his current role as a faculty member and new mentor to graduate students in the school. He also shares thoughts on importance of being in nature and caring for nature.