Ian Ausprey
Florida Museum of Natural History
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
email: iausprey@ufl.edu

Ian’s doctoral research explores the patterns and processes shaping avian community assembly and genetic connectivity in fragmented high elevation cloud forests of the Peruvian Andes. Much of his work is based in rural campesino communities where he communicates his science via environmental education and outreach programs. Ian has participated in avian field research throughout the United States and Latin America, including stints in Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru. His M.S. research (2010) examined avian post-fledging ecology in urban landscapes. He then worked with Klamath Bird Observatory as a Research Biologist, conducting analyses of bird distributions to inform land management and collaborating with governmental partners to launch the bird monitoring component of the Trinity River Restoration Project in northern California.

Ian is Chair of the Evaluation Committee of the North American Banding Council, where he develops policies for NABC’s professional certification program. He is currently facilitating a small grants initiative funded by AFO that supports Latin American and Caribbean biologists wishing to obtain NABC certification. He has trained or certified over 120 biologists in bird banding techniques during workshops in the USA, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, and Peru.

B.S. – Middlebury College
M.S. (Natural Resources) – Ohio State University