Allison Pierce
Ph.D. • 2017 • Wunder Lab
Department of Integrative Biology

Interests: My broad research interests include animal population dynamics and behavioral ecology. Currently, my research focuses on migratory ecology and demography of an inland breeding shorebird of conservation interest, the Mountain Plover. I am interested in how migration strategies vary between individuals across the landscape and how this variation is affected by environment and phenotype. Additionally, how does this variation translate to population level effects on seasonal distribution and population persistence across the landscape? As part of this research, one of my projects focuses on tracking individual plover migration movements using GPS data loggers in collaboration with the Migratory Connectivity Project and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.