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David Farris

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Student
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

David Farris is investigating how avian behaviors like migration, parental care, and feeding are affected by a changing climate.


M.S., Biology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2022
B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2013


Graduate Student Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2019-2022
Avian Biologist/Crew Leader, The Institute for Bird Populations, Fort A.P. Hill, VA, and Fort Bragg, NC, 2017-2019
Avian Surveyor, Migratory Bird Research Group, University of Southern Mississippi, Lacassine Bayou, LA, 2018
Kirtland’s Warbler Field Technician/Intern, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Michigan, 2016
Great Gull Island Project Volunteer, Great Gull Island Research Station, NY, 2013, 2015
Avian Nest Searching and Spot-mapping Intern, Point Blue Conservation Science, Bolinas, CA, 2014
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