Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Natural Resources Science | West Virginia University (2023)
Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis | West Virginia University (2023)
Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Wildlife Ecology | University of Delaware (2018)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources | West Virginia University (2016)
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (B.MdS.) in Conservation Ecology, Biology, and English | West Virginia University (2016)
CURRENT & RECENT RESEARCH
I am currently a member of the 7th cohort of the USDA Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP), working as an Ecologist for the Northern Research Station. Starting in July 2023, I have been collaborating with the Landscape Change Research Group on several projects involving climate change and forest pests. From 2018 to 2023, I was a Ph.D. candidate in the West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. For my dissertation research, I investigated long-term responses in bird communities and abundance to forest management and climate change in the Appalachian Mountains. Read more...
In general, I aim to study how wildlife species respond to human impacts, management actions, and environmental change, with a focus on avian ecology. I am interested in applied research and generating scientific knowledge in order to better inform and guide conservation and management efforts. My past research experiences encompass community, spatial, and landscape ecology.
My career goal is to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist and conduct ecological research as a federal scientist with a U.S. Forest Service or U.S. Geological Survey research station. I am also open to positions with other federal natural resources agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service.
Aside from ecological research, I enjoy wildlife photography, nature walks, science communication, creative writing, and art. I am an avid birder, with a matching enthusiasm for seeing mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.
WHERE TO FIND ME ONLINE
Follow me on all the things at @AllThatWildlife or Hannah Clipp.
- Facebook / Instagram (both primarily science communication content): For wildlife photos and facts.
- Twitter (blend of primarily professional and minor personal content): For wildlife photos and facts, as well as occasional announcements / thoughts / comments / questions.
- LinkedIn (professional content only): For professional networking (caveat: not very active and updated infrequently).
- Google Scholar (professional content only): For a list and links to publications.
Webpage last updated: 9.5.2023