Justin Proctor’s Field Work with Golden Swallows in the Dominican Repulic

Justin Proctor, a Master’s/Ph.D. student, just finished up an exciting field season working with Golden Swallows in the Dominican Republic. Golden Swallows are endemic to the Dominic Republic and are listed as a threatened species due to unknown causes. Proctor spent three months studying their life history as well as creating a conservation project in the remote pine forests of Parque Valle Nuevo. Along with Argentinian Marisol Mata, Proctor recorded the reproductive behavior of the Golden Swallow and incorporated that into outreach and education programs. For the next three years, the project will involve collaboration between students and conservation initiatives to further expand the conservation project.

See Justin Proctor’s Field Report Here!

Cornell Guani Fellowship in Conservation Biology

We are pleased to announce that the Guani Fellowship in Conservation Biology has been awarded to Justin Proctor. Justin’s MS/Ph.D. research will focus on breeding biology and community conservation of the Golden Swallow in the Dominican Republic. He will be supervised by David Winkler, the newest member of the Field of Natural Resources. Nominations for future Guani Fellowships will be solicited in the fall.

Evan Cooch, Cliff Kraft, Steven Wolf