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Claire Nemes

Assistant Research Scientist
Claire Nemes
Assistant Research Scientist
Appalachian Laboratory


Claire’s research focuses on migratory bird ecology and conservation, including songbird migration phenology, stopover behavior, and effects of free-roaming domestic cats on birds during the non-breeding seasons. Before arriving at UMCES, she completed her M.S. on Cerulean Warbler habitat use in managed forests. She devotes most of her spare brain cells to thinking up bird puns.

Learn more about my proposed research on my project page

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian ecology
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Invasive species


  • Ball State University, 2016, M.S., Biology
  • University of Maryland, 2013, B.S., Environmental Science & Policy (Concentration: Wildlife Ecology & Management)

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