Contributor since Fall 2015

Kit Straley

PhD Candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Kit Straley

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Keywords: birds, animal behavior, urban ecology

I am interested in how wildlife can cope with human-altered habitats. I study nesting birds in small forested areas that remain inbetween human developments like suburban neighborhoods, farms, and shopping areas. I examine bird behavior to see how parents can provide food for chicks while still managing to feed themselves. Ultimately a bird’s ability to care for its young, as well as itself, will determine its survival and success at reproducing. Roles on Blog: Writer, Editor, Outreach Committee Member