Longo, James

Headshot of James LongoAdvisor: Amber Roth – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and School of Forest Resources
Start Date: Spring 2023
B.S. 2018, Department of Environmental Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
james.longo@maine.edu, 207.581.2954

Brief Biography: I grew up in Upstate NY and now am living in Blue Hill, ME. I became interested in ornithology and birding when I heard a Red-eyed Vireo singing during a guided birding trip. Having my awareness directed at that bird helped me realize that learning about Nature allows for a much richer experience in my everyday life.

Current Research: My research aims to fill knowledge gaps in our understanding of Bicknell’s Thrush breeding habitat selection to inform forestry best management practices. By studying the spatial and temporal dynamics of high-elevation spruce-fir forests, I hope to translate those patterns into silvicultural practices which are more congruent with their typical breeding habitat, thereby minimizing potential anthropogenic harm to breeding Bicknell’s Thrush.