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
Google Scholar: Publications
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