Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – 2014
Tulane University
Advisors: Dr. Peter P. Marra and Dr. Thomas W. Sherry

 M.S. Biology – 2008
Portland State University
Advisor: Dr. Michael T. Murphy

B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife – 2003
Michigan State University



Professional History
              

Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution (2018-present)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (2014-2017)
Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution (2013-2014)
Research Assistant, Tulane University (2011-2013)
Teaching Assistant, Tulane University (2008-2011)
Teaching Assistant, Portland State University (2005-2008)


Publications


10. Cooper, N.W.
, D.N. Ewert,  K.R. Hall, S.M. Rockwell, D. Currie, J.M. Wunderle Jr., J.D. White, and P.P. Marra. 2018. Re-sighting data reveal weak
connectivity from wintering to breeding grounds in a range-restricted and endangered long-distance migratory passerine. Avian Conservation and
Ecology
. 13:1-9.
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9. Cooper, N.W., M.T. Hallworth, and P.P. Marra. 2017. Light-level geolocation reveals wintering distribution, migratory routes, and primary stopover
locations of an endangered long-distance migratory songbird. Journal of Avian Biology. 48:209-219.
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8. Chutter, C.M., M.T. Murphy, L.J. Redmond, N.W. Cooper, A.C. Dolan, and D. Duffield. 2016. Paternal behavior in a socially monogamous but sexually
promiscuous passerine bird. Behavior. 153:443-446.
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7. Redmond, L.J., M.T., Murphy, N.W. Cooper, and K.M. O'Reilly. 2016. Testosterone secretion in a socially monogamous but sexually promiscuous
migratory passerine. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 228:23-42.
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6. Cooper, N.W., P.P. Marra, and T.W. Sherry. 2015. Experimental reduction of winter food decreases body condition and delays migration in a long-
distance migratory bird. Ecology. 96:1933-1942.
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5. Cooper, N.W., P.P. Marra, and T.W. Sherry. 2014. Modeling three-dimensional space use and overlap in birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances.
131:681-693.
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4. Cooper, N.W., M.A. Thomas, M.B. Garfinkel, K.L. Schneider, and P.P. Marra. 2012. Comparing the precision, accuracy, and efficiency of branch clipping
and sweep netting for sampling arthropods in two Jamaican forest types. Journal of Field Ornithology. 83:381-390.    
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3. Cooper, N.W., M.T. Murphy, and L.J. Redmond, and A.C. Dolan. 2011. Reproductive correlates of spring arrival date in the Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus
tyrannus
. Journal of Ornithology. 152:143-152.    
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2. Cooper, N.W., M.T. Murphy, and L.J. Redmond. 2009. Age- and sex-dependent spring arrival dates of Eastern Kingbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology.
80(1):35-41.    
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1. Cooper, N.W., M.T. Murphy, L.J. Redmond, and A.C. Dolan. 2009. Density-dependent age at first reproduction in the Eastern Kingbird. Oikos.
118:413.419.    
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Competitive Grants and Awards

Grants ($576,260)

USFWS Midwest Migratory Bird Conservation Program                               $82,459
USFWS Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (2018)                    $77,963
James Bond Fund (2017)                                                                               $24,575
National Geographic Long-Distance Animal Migration                                 $109,215
USFWS Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (2017)                    $49,455
James Bond Fund (2016)                                                                               $50,300
USFWS Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (2015)                    $102,593
USFWS Joint Venture Flex Fund (2015)                                                       $43,950          
USFWS Joint Venture Flex Fund (2014)                                                       $34,600
Animal Behavior Society Student Research Award                                       $500
Forbes-Lea Research Fund                                                                           $650

Fellowships ($82,200)

Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                            $48,000
Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship                                                              $30,500
University of Missouri Graduate Research Fellowship (declined)          $80,000

 

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