Alumni of Frederick Lab

Evan Adams. MS 2007. Effects of chronic and low methylmercury exposure on juvenile White Ibises (Eudocimus albus). Now in PhD program at University of Maine.

Greg Babbitt. MS, 2000. Morphologic, behavioral, and energetic aspects of reproduction and sexual selection in colonial ibises, Threskiornithinae. PhD, University of Florida 2006. Now at the Biodesign Institute, University of Arizona.

Matthew Bokach. MS, 2005. The relative influences of predation and prey availability on ardeid breeding colony site selection. Currently working as a senior analyst with U.S. Forest Service in California.

Rena Borkhataria, PhD 2009, Postdoc finishing 2012. Now Research Assistant Professor at University of Florida.

Shannon Bouton. MS, 1999. Ecotourism in wading bird colonies in the Brazilian Pantanal: Biological and social implications. PhD, 2005, University of Michigan. Now working as an analyst for McKinsey Global Institute.

Brittany Burtner, MS 2011, now Biologist with Planning and Environmental Resources, Monroe County FL.

Jason Fidorra, MS 2012, now Landowner Resource Specialist, Washington Department of Fish and Game.

Julie Heath. PhD, 2002. White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) reproductive physiology. Following several productive years at Hofstra University, now an assistant professor at Boise State University.

Becky Hylton. MS, 2004. Survival, movement patterns, and habitat use of juvenile wood storks, (Mycteria americana). Currently PhD candidate, North Carolina State University.

Nilmini Jayasena, PhD 2010, now faculty at University of Perideniya, Sri Lanka.

Deng Jie. MS, 1998. Bird-strike mortality of wetland birds on a 550 KV high-voltage powerline in the Everglades of Florida. PhD, 2005 University of Florida. Now a Postdoctoral Associate in Dept. Neurobiology, Duke University.

Lucas Nell, MS 2014, now in PhD program University of Wisconsin.

Alejandro Paredes. MS, 2004. Status, distribution, habitat requirements, and foraging ecology of the Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria) in northern and central Belize, Central America. Current whereabouts unknown. Alejandro, where are you?

Johanna Salatas. MS, 2000. The relationships among food consumption, growth and survival in nestling herons. Now a Senior Scientist at Exponent Engineering and Consulting.

Jennifer Seavey, Postdoc finishing 2013, now director of the Shoals Marine Lab, University of New Hampshire and Cornell University.

John David Semones. MS, 2003. Consequences of nesting date on nesting success and juvenile survival in white ibis. Juris Doctor 2006 Lewis and Clark University. Now practicing environmental law at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (link to

Jim Surdick. MS, 1998. Biotic and abiotic indicators of foraging site selection and foraging success of four ciconiiform species in the freshwater Everglades of Florida. PhD, University of Florida 2005. Now with Florida Natural Areas Inventory.

Ross Tsai. Postdoc finishing 2012. Now Assistant Professor at Chaiyi National University, Taiwan.

Louise Venne, PhD 2012, now senior ecologist at MacTec, Atlanta, Ga.

Gary Williams. MS, 1997. The effects of methylmercury on the growth and food consumption of great egret nestlings in the Central Everglades. Now a senior Environmental Scientist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Kate Williams. MS, 2007. Biases in population estimation for colonially nesting Great Egrets (Ardea alba) and White Ibises (Eudocimus albus) in the Florida Everglades. Now with Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine.