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R. Kyle Pagel


BS University of Minnesota 2014

I earned a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife with an emphasis in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2014. I have been fortunate enough to work on several research projects including breeding colony surveys of black terns (Chlidonias niger) in the Great Lakes region, population dynamics of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Antigua, and the migratory patterns of golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) and blue-winged warblers (Vermivora cyanoptera) throughout their respective ranges. 

I’m most interested in researching how forming population models can influence conservation and management practices in a positive manner, as well as how the study of one target species can benefit other species in the same ecosystem. I will be joining Dr. Streby's lab in 2017 to start a collaborative project on Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) annual cycle demography, habitat associations, and migration ecology with partners at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and the Minnesota Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Team.


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