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Julie Coffey (Masters Student)

Project Title: Avian and lepidopteran community response to invasive species management along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park.

My work is focused on identifying potential drivers of avian and butterfly community structure along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo in relation to restoration activities. Potential drivers include historic and current land-use patterns, prevalence of native and non-native vegetation, and grazing pressures. A major goal of mine is to provide park biologists with relevant information to guide future restoration activities. 

contact: jcoffey2 'at' calstatela.edu

 Tackling a bird survey in a field of Giant Cane ( Arundo donax ) that was recently burned (Big Bend National Park, Texas). A major component of our work in Big Bend is to quantify the response of wildlife to the removal of  Arundo donax . 

Tackling a bird survey in a field of Giant Cane (Arundo donax) that was recently burned (Big Bend National Park, Texas). A major component of our work in Big Bend is to quantify the response of wildlife to the removal of Arundo donax