This blog began as a journal for my field research.
I’m a recent PhD graduate from UC Berkeley. My research uses a unique historical dataset – field journals from the early 1900s – to look at how changes in climate and land use have impacted bird distributions in California. Over the past five years I’ve revisited 83 of these historic sites, so that I can compare the birds I see to those seen a hundred years ago.
Catch up on my adventures roaming California in search of birds:
Though this particular blog focuses on my travels in California, I’ve been collecting stories from my other field research for many years. These stories are longer, but offer a more detailed look into life as a field researcher in some pretty phenomenal settings.