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Barbara Kus

   Research Ecologist

Barbara Kus
San Diego Field Station
4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 225-6421
Fax: (619) 225-6436
Email: barbara_kus@usgs.gov
Research Ecologist Barbara Kus.
Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Adaptation
  • Avian Ecology
  • Behavioral ecology of vertebrates
  • Biodiversity
  • Bird capture and handling
  • Conservation biology
  • Conservation education
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Endangered habitat
  • Environmental impacts
  • Evolution
  • Habitat Fragmentation
  • Habitat modeling
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Migratory bird biology
  • Monitoring methodology
  • Natural areas and preserves
  • Natural history
  • Neotropical migratory birds
  • Ornithology
  • Pop. viab. models
  • Population biology
  • Reserve Design and Management
  • Restoration ecology
  • Riparian ecology
  • Species inventory
  • Species/Population management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Threatened and endangered species
  • Wetland ecology
  • Zoology

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 1985
  • M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 1980
  • B.S., Anthropology, University of California, Davis, CA 1977
  • B.A., Zoology, University of California, Davis, CA 1977

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES
  • American Birding Association
  • American Ornithologist’s Union
  • Association of Field Ornithologists
  • Cooper Ornithological Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • The Wildlife Society

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Research Ecologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Feb 1998-Present
  • Station Leader, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, Feb 1998-Present
  • Research Professor, Dept. of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, Sep 1985-present
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, Sep 1985-Feb 1998
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