I am an academic administrator, educator, and ecologist.
As a scientist, my research interest is avian behavioral ecology. I study the intersection of humans and birds in cultivated fruit crop systems. I work to understand this human-wildlife interaction by assessing the influences of resource availability, spatial scale, diet, and sociality the behavior of fruit-eating birds. I also evaluate the implications of these behaviors for fruit growers.
As an educator, I am committed to the development of an inspired and well-trained generation of new scientists. I am especially interested in partnering with students and challenging them to become stakeholders in their own academic and professional development.
Rachael A. Eaton
Department of BioSciences