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Student

Luke DeGroote

Graduate Research Assistant
Student
Luke DeGroote
Graduate Research Assistant
Appalachian Laboratory

Bio

Luke DeGroote is a PhD student in Dr. Emily Cohen’s lab studying the ecology of migrant landbirds. He aims to promote avian conservation through research, partnerships, and outreach. He has conducted field work across the western hemisphere from Canada to Brazil studying songbird migration, avian disease, breeding phenology, molt, habitat use, and bird-window collisions. He is also a full-time employee of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History serving as the Avian Research Coordinator where he oversees the long-term bird banding operation at Powdermill Nature Reserve and research studying habitat use of Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Pennsylvania, migration and breeding phenology, and avian perception of patterned glass.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ornithology
  • Migration Ecology
  • Stopover Ecology
  • Anthropogenic threats
  • Molt

Education

  • The Ohio State University, 2006, M.S., Natural Resources
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001, B.S., Wildlife Ecology