Berigan, Liam

Liam headshot holding a birdAdvisor: Erik Blomberg – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Co-Advisor:  Amber Roth – Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and School of Forest Resources
Start Date:  Summer 2020
M.S. 2019, Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
B.S. 2017, Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Minneapolis, MN, 207.581.2921

Brief Biography: Since growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., I’ve spent much of my adult life trying to get as far away from cities as possible. I moved to Maine after spending three years in Kansas, where I worked to reestablish a population of lesser prairie-chickens on public land. My interests include bird watching, hiking, and good vegetarian food.

Current Research: My research is a part of the Eastern Woodcock Migration Research Collective, which is an international collaboration focused on understanding the migratory ecology of the American Woodcock. I’m particularly interested in using satellite transmitter data from woodcock to identify their migratory habitat, and learn more about how habitat influences woodcock movement and survival during migration.