Rebecca is a 5th year biology student at Dalhousie University. She loves animals and enjoys camping and hiking with friends and family. She also enjoys painting, playing the piano and playing sports.
Rebecca grew up spending lots of time outside, which led to a general interest in conservation and the environment. This eventually led to pursue a degree in biology where she decided to focus on conservation, animal behaviour and ornithology. She became interested in bird research after taking an ornithology summer course where she fell in love with birds and field work. Through the SEASIDE courses she has also gotten the chance to complete field work in Sri Lanka looking at conservation practices and various biotic and abiotic factors in different ecosystems.
Rebecca is currently working on her honours thesis under Dr. Leonard and Dr. Horn where she is studying the factors impacting nest site selection in the Barn Swallow. She got to complete field work for this research this summer in Sackville, New Brunswick. The field work allowed her to gain lots of experience in monitoring, catching and banding a variety of different bird species. In the future she hopes to complete a graduate degree that has a strong focus on conservation.
Rebecca is really excited to be a part of this FIG and can’t wait to learn more about the ocean with everyone in the upcoming weeks!
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