A little over four years ago I left my job to embark on a fabulous journey of adventure studying birds and raptors. That journey has taken me to mountain peaks in late winter, to sweltering heat in mid-summer, and to foreign lands. I have suffered through long cold days and relentless heat. I have been physically assaulted by birds and crapped on, on multiple occasions. I have had long boring days and days filled with non-stop action. I have also seen nature at its most basic components - the day-to-day challenge of survival, sometimes successful, sometimes not. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.
Today marks a great milestone on that journey. After departing my job I have completed a second Bachelor's degree in Biology and have spent the last three years in the MS program for Raptor Biology. Today is my thesis defense. I will defend my thesis in a public presentation, followed immediately by a 3 hour private defense with my thesis committee. I am very excited.
In preparation for my thesis defense presentation, I have recorded the final dry-run of my presentation. The video is linked here for your interest. The presentation is 45 minutes in length. Please post any questions you have in the comments section and I will reply.
Breeding Ecology of the Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) within a Unique Prey and Forest Landscape of the Western United States
Thank you for your interest.