Graduate Research Fellow
Grace is a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire and the new Margaret A. Davidson Fellow at Great Bay NERR. Through the Davidson Fellowship Grace will conduct research to meet the Reserve’s management needs, while pursuing her passion for wildlife conservation. Her project reflects that passion as she seeks to inform decision making in salt marsh management to protect the vulnerable saltmarsh sparrow. As tidal marsh birds, like the saltmarsh sparrow, decline, Grace’s research looks at how current tools used in NH sea-level rise planning can predict critical habitat for these birds, with the ultimate aim of prioritizing their conservation in tandem with community planning.
Before coming to the Reserve, Grace worked as a wildlife research technician, environmental educator, and stewardship intern. She has conducted avian research in northern hardwood forests, taught kids with the Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park, and worked on stewardship projects across New Hampshire as a Nature Groupie intern. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of New Hampshire.
Contact Rachel Stevens if you have questions for Grace.