Kristin Davis

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021

Ph.D. Student , Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Research Summary: For my Ph.D., I am investigating how 1) bird populations respond to changes in human land use, 2) how human land use affects the ability of an ecosystem to support bird species, and 3) how bird populations respond differently to human-modified land cover (e.g., development, agriculture) within their native and non-native ranges. To address these questions, I will use remotely sensed land use data and bird data collected by citizen scientists from North America and Europe. Results from my investigations will provide guidance on how landscape change and land use policy may impact bird populations across two continents.