Deanna Dawson

Biography

Deanna Dawson is a research wildlife biologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. An experienced field ornithologist, her current research uses remote sensing techniques to sample the spatiotemporal distribution of birds, primarily during migration periods. She collaborates in research that analyzes data from weather surveillance radars to map the densities of nocturnal migrants at daytime stopover sites, and uses acoustic data to quantify and model the abundance of migrants aloft. She also works on methods to estimate animal densities from sounds recorded on microphone arrays, applying them to recordings of bird song made across the Patuxent Research Refuge during the nesting season.