Shorebird Research Group of the Americas


Shorebird Research Group of the Americas



The purpose of the bio section is to let other shorebird researchers know your research interests. If you want to add your name to this list, send a bio in the format below to Stephen Brown, and make sure to include "SRGA Bio" in the subject line.


Brown, Stephen, PhD

Stephen's work focuses on implementing the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan recommendations related to shorebird research and monitoring.  He conducts field work on shorebirds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. 


Butler, Rob, PhD

Rob’s research interest is the ecology of migration and ecology of rocky shoreline shorebird species. His current research is examining the western sandpiper and the ecology of black oystercatchers.


Gates, River

River is a master's candidate in the Biology and Wildlife Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She conducts research on the renesting ecology of Dunlin on the Alaska's North Slope and non-breeding shorebirds in the Estero Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico. River is also working as a Research Assistant for the Arctic Shorebird Demographics Network.


Fernández, Guillermo, PhD

Guillermo is a shorebird biologist at the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM Unidad Académica, in Mazatlán, Mexico. Most of his work has been done on Western Sandpipers wintering in Northwest Mexico.


Giner, Sandra

Sandra is a biologist at the Instituto de Zoología Tropical, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. Her research is on seasonal variation of shorebird foraging ecology and habitat availability at stopover sites on the coastal lagoons at Falcon State, Venezuela.


Kendall, Steve

Steve works on ornithology projects on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has conducted field studies on breeding shorebirds and currently is working on the ecology and distribution of post-breeding shorebirds staging in coastal areas of the Refuge.  

Lanctot, Rick, PhD

Rick is the Alaska Shorebird Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His work focuses on conducting research and monitoring studies on breeding, migrating and wintering shorebirds in Alaska, Latin America and Asia. He also helps coordinate the Alaska Shorebird Group and the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group.  

Pomeroy, Andrea

Andrea completed her doctorate at Simon Fraser University where she studied the role of predation risk and food on habitat use by western sandpipers, and is now doing a postdoc project investigating impacts of wind energy development on migratory birds at the University of Northern British Columbia.  

Taylor, Audrey

Audrey is a doctoral candidate with the Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research focuses on the distribution and ecology of staging shorebirds on Alaska's North Slope.


Zack, Steve, PhD, and Joe Liebezeit

Steve's and Joe's focus is on the conservation challenges of breeding shorebird species in arctic Alaska, particularly those of expanding energy development and accelerating climate change. They conduct field work in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and near Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), and on avian influenza surveillance of migrating shorebirds in South Korea.  


Participant List
from the first Shorebird Science in the Western Hemisphere meeting, Boulder Colorado