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Caryn Ross
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
B.S. Biology; Longwood University; 2015
  kkx654@mocs.utc.edu

Degree Tract: Thesis

Advisor: Dr. David Aborn

Research Interests: As an undergraduate, I spent two years researching the effects of urbanization on birds of the Southeastern United States. Since graduation, I have spent time in Vermont working in wild bird rehabilitation, as well as, public education through falconry programs. After leaving Vermont, I worked in various states in the western part of the country, continuing my environmental and avian studies. My main interests for graduate school are to further investigate the effects of urbanization on avian species, looking into urban greenspaces, habitat usage, and sustainable management. 

 

Publications:

Ross, C., E. Crawford and S. Henkanaththegedara. A novel approach to assess the impacts of urbanization on Virginia bird populations. Submitted.

 

Presentations:

Oral Presentations- Invited
Henkanaththegedara, S.M. and C. Ross. 2015. An Assessment of Birds of Central Piedmont using Citizen Science Data. Margaret Watson Bird Club of Farmville, Central Virginia Regional Library, Farmville. March 12.

 

Oral Presentations - International Meetings
Ross, C. and S.M. Henkanaththegedara. 2015. Effects of Urbanization on Birds of the Southeastern United States, 76th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN, April 1-4.

 

Poster Presentations

Quinn, K., C. Ross, M. Fink and S. Henkanaththegedara. 2015. Long-term Population Dynamics and Trends of Common Wintering Birds in Central Virginia, 76th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN, April 1-4.

Ross, C.D. and S.M. Henkanaththegedara. 2014. The effects of urbanization on birds of the Southeastern United States. Second Annual Longwood Perspectives on Research In Mathematics & Science (PRISM) summer undergraduate symposium, Longwood University, Farmville, VA, July 11.

Ross, C.D., S.M. Henkanaththegedara and M.L. Fink. 2014. Status of Common Wintering Birds in the Central Piedmont of Virginia. The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, May 15.