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Sevan Esaian (Masters student)

Project Title: The importance of the Los Angeles urban forest as habitat for migratory and resident birds

I am a graduate student quantifying the importance of the LA urban forest to resident and migratory birds. My field work is situated all throughout LA and surrounding cities where I count and quantify foraging behavior by birds. I  use a variety of analytical techniques to model habitat associations and tree-species preferences by birds. My work is intended to aid city planners in managing the urban forest with trees that are beneficial to both people and wildlife. 

contact: sesaian 'at' calstatela.edu

A Rose-ringed Parakeet searching for food in an urban street tree. Playa del Rey, California. One aim of our urban ecology research is to determine tree-species preferences by foraging birds in the urban forest. 

A Rose-ringed Parakeet searching for food in an urban street tree. Playa del Rey, California. One aim of our urban ecology research is to determine tree-species preferences by foraging birds in the urban forest.