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A Massachusetts native, Lianne’s lifelong interest in birds began by watching them at feeders in her yard. After earning a BA in biology from the University of Maine at Farmington, she spent several years working as a field biologist, monitoring piping plovers and least terns in South Dakota and black-capped vireos and nesting sea turtles in Texas, restoring seabird habitat on California’s Santa Barbara Island, and conducting shorebird surveys along the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Lianne earned her master’s degree in range and wildlife management from Texas A&M–Kingsville for her studies of American oystercatcher reproductive success; she then continued at Kingsville, earning a PhD in wildlife science in 2017 for her work on reddish egret movement. She joined our team in March 2019, after working most recently as a postdoctoral research associate studying brown pelicans.
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