About Me

I am currently a PhD candidate in Irby Lovette’s Lab in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and the Fuller Evolutionary Biology Lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I study the ecology and evolutionary biology of birds using a variety of tools, including phylogenetics, comparative analyses, population genetics, phylogeography, and niche modeling, among others. I am also an avid contributor and user of natural history collections.

I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Vassar College, where I graduated with departmental honors in Biology and minored in Hispanic Studies. I then joined Kevin Burns’s lab at San Diego State University to study avian systematics and comparative biology as a master’s student. After earning my master’s, I joined Irby Lovette’s lab at Cornell University, where I am currently a PhD candidate.

In addition to thinking about evolutionary biology, birds, and natural history, I also enjoy baking, rugby, and discovering weird subgenres of electronic music.

NickParabola

Recording birds in the Shingle Shanty Preserve of the Adirondacks in May 2013.

 

Advertisements