Kevin R. Burgio
Kevin Burgio is an integrative ecologist and generally studies of how disturbance, like climate change and habitat loss, affects the distribution and extinction risk of birds and other animals. He also does research in the fields of science communication and education.
Aside from ecological research, Kevin is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equality in science, and is a first-generation college student, disabled military veteran, single-parent, and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He sometimes writes about social justice issues in science, like this article on the barriers to open science and how remote postdoctoral jobs can be a tool for more inclusiveness in STEM.
Additionally, he is a science communicator and regularly writes, performs, and appears on podcasts to discuss science, conservation, and being a scientist.
In his spare time, Kevin hangs out with his daughter spending time outdoors birdwatching, metal detecting, fishing, and rockhounding. He also enjoys restoring vintage items, such as cast-iron pans, furniture, and watches.