UMP Staff

Marc Travers
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Underline Monitoring Project, Avian Conservation Biologist

Marc Travers received his Masters degree from Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2009.  He joined KESRP as an Avian Conservation Biologist in September of 2011 and co-ordinates the Underline Monitoring Project.  Marc’s previous work has focused on the indirect demographic consequences of nest predation, climate change induced diet shifts, niche partitioning, avian disease dynamics, and physiological indicators of health in wildlife.


Jesse Beck

Underline Monitoring Project, Field Assistant

Jesse grew up in Wisconsin and earned his B.Sc. of Biogeoscience at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.  He became hooked on birds after mist netting Cooper’s Hawks in Wisconsin and has been working with them ever since.  Before starting his current position with KESRP Underline Monitoring Project, Jesse worked with macaws in Southeastern Peru, shorebirds in South Africa and red-headed woodpeckers in Minnesota.  He has also worked in avian rehabilitation and as an avian point count technician.

Jesse spends a lot of his free time hiking and birding.


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