KBO Associates

CJ Ralph, ScD

RESEARCH ADVISOR

cj ralph bio (72ppi 4x)

CJ Ralph is a Research Wildlife Ecologist Emeritus at the USDA Forest Service's Redwood Sciences Laboratory in Arcata, California, and a Faculty Associate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University.
 
CJ co-founded Point Reyes Bird Observatory (now Point Blue Conservation Science), the Costa Rica Bird Observatories in 1994, and, more recently, helped start the Klamath Bird Observatory.

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Luiza Figueira

MANTIQUEIRA BIRD OBSERVATORY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Luiza Figueira (72ppi 3xX)Luiza Figueira is a Brazilian biologist with a Master of Science in Ecology from the National Institute for Amazonian Research.

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Pablo Elizondo

COSTA RICA BIRD OBSERVATORIES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

pablo elizondo bio (72ppi 4x)Pablo, better known as "Chespi", currently works under an agreement between the US Forest Service, the Klamath Bird Observatory, and the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), coordinating their bird monitoring efforts in Costa Rica.
 
He also serves as the Partners in Flight Coordinator for his native Costa Rica as well as the chair of the Western Hemisphere Bird

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Luis Morales

SAN PANCHO BIRD OBSERVATORY, DIRECTOR

Luis Morales bio (72ppi 4x)
Luis is a marine biologist with training in coral reef ecology who decided that birds were better elements of nature to connect people with nature. He has over 20 years of experience guiding nature tours and the last 12 years mostly birdwatching trips. Luis is currently the Director and co-founder of the San Pancho Bird Observatory,

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Josée Rousseau, PhD Candidate

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Josee Rousseau bio (72ppi 4x)
Josée’s partnership with KBO started in 2004, after fledgling from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Starting as an intern for the Redwood Sciences Laboratory, her position led her to become the Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory Program Manager under the KBO umbrella.

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Frank Lospalluto

Frank is a field biologist who has been working closely with Klamath Bird Observatory for over 16 years doing both spring breeding bird and fall migration surveys throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion.
 
Frank leads field trips as part of KBO's Community Education Program.  He also leads trips for Rogue Valley Audubon, Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and teaches classes

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Jared Wolfe, PhD

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY and US FOREST SERVICE
 
Jared Wolfe bio (72ppi 4x)KBO Research Associate Dr. Jared Wolfe received his BS and MS from Humboldt State University. He completed his PhD at Louisiana State University studying landscape demography of Amazonian birds. Dr. Wolfe is a science advisor for Costa Rica Bird Observatories, co-founder of the Louisiana Bird Observatory, North American Banding Council (NABC) certified trainer and current NABC board member serving as a

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Pedro Martins

MANTIQUEIRA BIRD OBSERVATORY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pedro Martins (72ppi 3xX)

Pedro Martins is an Brazilian ecologist with primary interest in statistics and bird population dynamics.

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Sarahy Contreras Martinez, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA

Sarahy Contreras web bio 2 (72ppi 4x)Sarahy is a professor and researcher at the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources-IMECBIO, University of Guadalajara-CUCSUR. The results of her projects are applied to the conservation, management, and restoration of bird habitats in subtropical temperate mountain forests.

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Nathaniel Seavy, PhD

POINT BLUE CONSERVATION SCIENCE

Nat Seavy bio (72ppi 4x)
Over the last two decades, Nat has worked on research projects in North America, Central America, Africa, and Hawaii. These projects have included research on the breeding biology of raptors and owls, habitat associations of passerine birds, population ecology and monitoring of Pacific seabirds, and avian demography. Nat’s dissertation research on the effects of fire and fuels management on bird communities was conducted at KBO.

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Kristen Mancuso, PhD Candidate

UNIVERSITY of BRITISH COLUMBIA

Kristen Mancuso bio (72ppi 4x)
Kristen Mancuso is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Her project aims to learn more about the migration ecology of the Yellow-breasted Chat and Gray Catbird. She is using geolocators, GPS tags, and hydrogen stable isotopes to link birds between summer breeding sites to overwintering sites. Kristen is

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Keith Larson, PhD

UMEÅ UNIVERSITY

keith larson bio (72ppi 4x)Keith has worked all over the world as a field biologist, working primarily with seabirds and migratory songbirds. During this time Keith developed excellent statistical and spatial analytical skills that he has applied to a diversity of projects.

Currently, Keith studies the ecology and

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