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Dara Satterfield

Ph.D, Ecology

James Smithson Post-doctoral Fellow
Migratory Bird Center 

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

As an ecologist, I am broadly interested in animal migration, infectious diseases, and conservation. In particular, I aim to understand how environmental changes affect animal movement and disease risk in wildlife populations. My post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian National Zoo focuses on insect migration as an ecologically important and diverse phenomenon. My Ph.D. research at the University of Georgia examined monarch butterfly migration and infection dynamics, using field and lab studies, modeling, and citizen science.


Post-doc advisers:

Dr. Peter Marra

Dr. Scott Sillett


Ph.D. advisers:

Dr. Sonia Altizer

Dr. John Maerz



Top monarch photo courtesy of Dave Hart. 

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