Ian Ausprey
After a point count survey in Levanto, Peru.

I completed by PhD in 2021 in the Department of Biology and Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida where I spent a total of two years in the field studying how bird communities assemble along interacting elevation and agricultural land use gradients in the Andes of northern Peru. I was lucky to work out of the Ordway Lab for Ecosystem Conservation with a fantastic group of avian ecologists!

I am now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Division of Conservation Biology in Bern, Switzerland. I teach and mentor students, as well as develop research projects related to the maintenance and conservation of avian biodiversity in the Alps and Andes.

Email: iausprey [at] ufl.edu

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Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History

Explorer, National Geographic Society

Treasurer, Neotropical Ornithological Society

Elected Councilor, Association of Field Ornithologists

Elected Councilor, North American Banding Council

Fellow, UF Biodiversity Institute