Undergraduate Thesis Student (2022-present)
As urban sprawl rapidly continues, many birds have fallen victim to window collisions. I will be studying the effects of anthropogenic light and landscape characteristics on the mortality of migrating birds following window collisions on the University of Guelph campus. I also plan to conduct a scavenger survey to understand the impact of scavengers on collision detection. By assessing specific environmental variables, key findings can be used to inform the University of Guelph campus, bird welfare enthusiasts, and conservation authorities about the factors behind the collisions. The results from my research will build on current conservation efforts, and help to create more bird-friendly urban environments.
I am currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology.