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Student standing at back of car, measuring American kestrel nestling


Sarah Groendyk

Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate who graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She spent a couple field seasons working on our American kestrel project in western Michigan. Now she is developing a thesis project on how anthropogenic noise may impact bird vocalizations and communication. 

Melissa Brady

Melissa is a Ph.D. candidate investigating local and landscape features that influence the types and abundance of birds species that use cultivated fruit as habitat. Melissa came to us from the University of Texas where she was a double major in math and biology.