Sarah Deckel

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
M.S. Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Department of Environmental Conservation

Education: 

B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI, 2015

Experience: 

Field technician, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire, summer 2018
Lead bird bander, University of Massachusetts Amherst, spring 2018
Bird banding technician, St. George Island, Florida, spring 2018
Field technician, WMNF, NH, 2017
Field technician, Schoodic Education Research Center, Winter harbor, Maine, 2016
Avian technician, WMNF, NH 2015
Wildlife Biological Intern, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, 2014

Research Interests: 

My research interests are focused on songbird population ecology including how changing climate influences breeding communities and migratory patterns. I will be looking specifically at abiotic and biotic influences that affect Swainson’s thrush breeding success in the White Mountain National Forest, NH and how the changes in temperature and climate along elevational gradients could have an impact on abundance.