Colleen Handel, Ph.D.

Population ecology of passerines and shorebirds, behavioral ecology, population monitoring, and sampling design.


Education and/or Training

Ph.D.   2002   University of California Davis, Davis, CA   Ecology
M.S.     1982   University of California Davis, Davis, CA   Ecology
B.A.     1974    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA   Biological Sciences

Professional Experience

1996 - Present     Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1993 - 1996         Research Wildlife Biologist, NBS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1978 - 1993         Research Wildlife Biologist, USFWS, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1977 - 1978         Research/ Teaching Assistant, University of California Davis, Davis, California
1975 - 1978         Biological Science Technician, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
1975 - 1975         Biological Science Aide,  Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Kenai, Alaska
1974 - 1974         Botany and Ornithology Instructor, Murray Rhode School, Newton Public High Schools, Newton, Massachusetts
1972 - 1972         Assistant Curator, Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1972 - 1972         Research Assistant, Concord Field Station, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Ornithological Society (Fellow, Deputy Editor)
Association of Field Ornithologists
Colonial Waterbird Group
Ecological Society of America
Pacific Seabird Group
Society for Conservation Biology
Wader Study Group
Wildlife Society
Wilson Ornithological Society