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Caroline R Van Hemert, Ph.D.

Avian health and disease, ecology of landbirds, beak deformities in Alaska (“avian keratin disorder”), anatomy and structure of keratinized tissues, wildlife pathology.

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - Present  Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 2005 - 2012       Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 2003 - 2005      Teaching Assistant, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

  • 2001                    Volunteer Field Assistant, Wild Dog Research Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • 2000 - 2002      Bioscience Technician, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1999                    Research Assistant, Wildlife Conservation Society, Haines, AK

  • 1998                    Field Research Assistant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK

  • 1997 - 1998       Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.  2012    University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK    Biology and Wildlife

  • M.A.   2005    Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA   English/Creative Nonfiction

  • B.S.    2000    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ      Ecology and Evolution

  • B.A.   2000     University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ     Gender Studies

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Ornithological Society

  • Boreal Partners in Flight

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Wildlife Disease Association

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