Filiberti, Emily

Advisor:  Amber Roth – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and School of Forest Resources
Start Date:  Spring 2021
B.S. 2017, Environmental Science, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, 207.581.2921

Brief Biography: I’m originally from northern Vermont, where my childhood consisted of getting deeply lost in my backwoods with binoculars in one hand and a Sibley’s field guide in the other. My passion for avian ecology intensified during undergrad and through participating as a technician on various wildlife projects. My hobbies include long runs and puzzles

Current Research: My current research is focused on understanding the annual survival of Golden-winged Warblers across their breeding range. This is a large-scale collaborative effort spearheaded and organized by the Roth Lab and the Golden-winged Warbler Working Group. My fieldwork will consist of trekking out to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin and attaching year-long VHF coded NanoTags to male and female Golden-winged Warblers with the intention of collecting enough return rate data to analyze annual survival. This data will fill a critical gap in our knowledge of the species and will help to inform the listing decision (Endangered Species List) of this incredibly vulnerable warbler.