Current Graduate Students - Brian Rolek
Brian Rolek, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Cynthia Loftin, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit & Daniel Harrison, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2012 – Spring 2017
M.S. 2009, Ornithology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
B.S. 2003, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Biography: My research has generally focused on conservation of wildlife. I have published on the effects of climate change on bird communities and habitat associations of birds; with a focus on modeling. I am originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania but have since moved throughout the East Coast of North America to pursue my interests in biology and wildlife. I enjoy everything outdoors. A few of my favorite activities include traveling, hiking, camping, and bird watching.
Current Research: I am currently working towards my Ph.D. with the USGS Cooperative Unit at the University of Maine. My research investigates the influence of forestry management practices in New England on diversity and composition of bird communities at multiple scales. I will also focus on species of concern that may be affected by these management practices.