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Cheryl Horton

Cheryl Horton is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research

Her work focuses on the distribution, abundance, habitat associations, seasonal variation, and
species composition of seabirds and marine mammals. She is interested in the application of technology
and novel analytic methods to inform marine spatial planning and renewable energy development. As
part of the Seabird Studies Team, Cheryl contributes to projects using digital aerial photography,
tracking data, acoustic monitors, and traditional surveys to study seabirds and the marine environment.

MSc, Wildlife Science, Oregon State University 2014
BS, Natural Resources: Applied Ecology, Cornell University 2006

Research Interests:

  • Seabird Ecology, Breeding Biology and Food Web Dynamics
  • Tracking and Movement Ecology
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Data Science and Machine Learning

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