Welcome Dr. Auriel Fournier!

The Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network (GoMAMN) is pleased to welcome Dr. Auriel Fournier to the team.  Dr. Fournier has accepted a post-doc position with Mississippi State University where she will focus on the technical and quantitative aspects of Structured Decision Making to help structure and inform bird monitoring efforts along the northern Gulf of Mexico.


Dr. Fournier recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas where she focused on rail migration through the mid-western United States.  Specifically, her research focused on the use of stable isotopes and other quantitative techniques to understand population connectivity.  Further, she conducted landscape-scale experiments to evaluate the effects of water level management on the timing and use of wetland impoundments during fall migration.


In addition to her exciting research, Dr. Fournier has a strong quantitative background and has demonstrated strong coordination and communication skills.  Dr. Fournier is excited to join our team and is looking forward to working with members of GoMAMN to further the conservation of Gulf of Mexico birdlife.  She will be based out of the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Woodrey but also spending time with Dr. Jim Lyons at the USGS Patuxent Research Center in Laurel, MD over the next two years.


Additional information about here exciting research and experience can be found on her personal website: https://aurielfournier.github.io/