Marisa is a Biologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center interested in using ecological models to understand species-habitat associations and predict how species will respond to environmental change.
Marisa's primary research interests include avian species and their habitats. Before joining USGS, Marisa's research focused on modeling spatiotemporal availability of foraging habitat for wading birds in coastal south Florida, occupancy modeling of saltmarsh sparrows in coastal Maine and Massachusetts, and post-fledging habitat use patterns of black-capped vireos in central Texas.
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., Biology, Florida Atlantic University, 2022
M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University, 2015
B.S., Animal Science, Natural Resources (double major), Cornell University, 2011