Erin Heller

Research Interests: My research focuses on a threatened migratory shorebird species called Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa). The subspecies we are investigating are fascinating in that they have tremendously long migrations -- from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to the Arctic Circle! We are investigating reasons behind the rufa subspecies' drastic population decline in order to better manage the species and hopefully halt further population decline. 

Graduate Research Site