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Colleen Handel, Ph.D.

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

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

Affiliations and 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

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