I have a M.S. degree in wildlife from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Southern Mississippi. I am one of a handful of biologists in the United States actively using the national network of weather surveillance radars to study the distribution, movement, and habitat use patterns of migratory birds.
To me, the long-distance migrations of billions of birds across the planet every year is one of the most spectacular biological phenomena in nature. We often witness it in our daily lives; seeing flocks of geese flying overhead or the juncos appearing at our backyard bird feeders during the winter. We are an integral part of nature and as good stewards of the environment we should strive to maintain the health of our ecosystems for which birds are an important indicator. This is why I have devoted my life to understanding and protecting nature.