A MS student in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science specialization area.
My research interests include understanding vertebrate life history and ecology along with factors that limit wild populations to ultimately use this information to guide management decisions. For my thesis, I will be examining two understudied stages of the annual cycle of Black-crowned Night-Herons: post-fledging and migration. Research will be conducted on two mixed-species breeding colonies in the western Lake Erie region and will employ current tracking technology to determine patterns of dispersal, survival and recruitment rates, along with migratory routes and wintering locations of Ohio's night-heron population.
Learn more about Kristie's research in the Tonra Lab of Avian Ecology.
Christopher Tonra, advisor