Kathleen Schnaars Uvino, Ph.DAssociate Professor

Certifications/Degrees:
Ph.D in Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Behavior: The Graduate School and University Center of CUNY
M. Phil. in Biology: Graduate School and University Center of CUNY
M.A in Biology: Queens College;
M.S in Computer Science: Pace University;
B.A in Biology: SUNY - Potsdam
A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY – Delhi

Phone: 701-252-3467 ext. 5482

Email: Kathleen.Uvino@uj.edu

I was born in Brooklyn, NY and loved escaping to my brother’s dairy farm in the northern Adirondacks. I was excited when an opportunity to move to North Dakota presented itself.

As a field ecologist, I have broad interests in birds, plants and insects. I conduct research on the recovery of habitat, severely degraded by destructive snow goose foraging and I oversee the Hudson Bay Project recovery ecology program. I am also interested in declines in aerial insectivores and their population trends, behavior and niche requirements, at and beyond the published range. I am currently examining this by providing and monitoring artificial nest boxes to tree swallows north of tree line and monitoring insect population trends through the breeding season. I have involved students from the US and Canada in my research projects. I also involve the local communities in Churchill, Manitoba and Jamestown, ND, in the projects as citizen scientists.

I am a member of the National Wildlife Society, ND Chapter of The Wildlife Society, North American Arctic Goose Venture, Beta-Beta-Beta Honor Society, Entomological Society of America and advisor to the UJ Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. I am a Primary Investigator with The Hudson Bay Project and I conduct research each summer in Churchill, Manitoba. I have brought student researchers every summer to participate in the exciting investigations of the Hudson Bay Project. Let me know if you want to join me!

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