Field Work & Museums

After college, I spent three years traveling and doing field work on various projects:

biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.)
Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, U of MN

chemical deterrence in watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, U of MN

old-field succession and biodiversity of grassland plants
Cedar Creek Natural History Area
weeding the experimental plots 
at Cedar Creek, summer '95

waterfowl breeding biology
Delta Waterfowl & Wetlands Research Station, Manitoba

me with a male Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), Minnedosa field station, spring '95

effects of herbivory on tropical woody species diversity
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
 approaching STRI on 
Barro Colorado Island, 
winter '96

breeding and foraging ecology of wading birds
Manomet Observatory, Delaware Bay

Great Blue Heron chicks
(Ardea herodias)
 Middle Island, DE 

blazing a trail through phragmites!
Pea Patch Island, DE, '96

I also worked at the Bell Museum of Natural History on the University of Minnesota campus (as a youth science camp instructor) and at the Science Museum of Minnesota in several capacities:
  • assistant manager of the Paleontology Hall
  • an instructor for Youth & Family Programs
  • an overnight supervisor for museum camp-ins
That's me with my favorite prehistoric mammal, a glyptodont.  Glyptodonts are extinct South American relatives of armadillos.