In honor of International Migratory Bird Day May 9, we’re sharing #ScienceWoman profiles of biologists who are helping us save our feathered friends! Our #ScienceWoman campaign honors women across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who are making history in our agency and in conservation. With each #ScienceWoman, we share a photo and a couple questions and answers about her work. Stay tuned for more posts later this week.
Meet #ScienceWoman Pam Loring, a Pathways Intern in our Division of Migratory Birds.
Pam earned her BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her MS in Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. And she’s currently pursuing her PhD in Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts.
“For my MS research at URI, I used satellite telemetry to study movement patterns and habitat use of sea ducks in southern New England. For my PhD research, I am using nanotags and automated radio telemetry stations to study the movements of terns and shorebirds in southern New England and New York,” says Pam.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? A. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented biologists and managers, on many different and important projects, including bird movement studies, AMAPPS surveys, waterfowl surveys, the shorebird plan, etc.
Q. What’s your favorite species and why? Common and roseate terns – they are just stunning to observe in the field and their various life history strategies never cease to amaze!
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