Luciani, Carolina

Carolina holding a puffin

Carolina Luciani, M.W.C.
Advisor: Amber Roth – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and School of Forest Resources
Start Date:  Fall 2022
B.S. 2021, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL; 207.581.1340

Brief Biography: Being from Miami, beach bumming is my favorite pastime. I also enjoy camping and spending evenings gathered around a fire. After graduation, I’d like to spend a few years taking seasonal conservation jobs around the world and spending most, if not all, of my time in the field.

Current Research: My project involves studying the relationship between the nesting Arctic and Common terns and Laughing gulls on Petit Manan Island as a result of the laughing gull control project implemented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The laughing gulls have historically posed a threat to these terns through kleptoparasitism, competition for space, and predation on tern eggs and chicks. I am evaluating the different management methods as well as their effect on the nesting tern population over the years.