I am a PhD Candidate at Michigan State University working toward a dual-degree in Integrative Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior and a Certification in College Teaching
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
Michigan State University
Department of Integrative Biology
288 Farm Lane, Rm 203
East Lansing, MI 48824
Email: eatonrac [at] msu.edu