Jess Cosentino

MSc. Department of Biology

 

Co-supervisor: Dr. Ann McKellar

 

BSc. Plymouth State University 

 

Birthplace: New Hampshire, USA

 

Project: Influence of winter origin on population structure, migration timing, and route selection in Sanderling (Calidris alba) during spring migration 

 

My research aims to identify distinct geographic wintering origins and migration routes of Sanderling populations staging at Chaplin Lake, SK using feather stable isotopic signatures and automated radio telemetry of nano-tagged individuals. Additionally, I intend to investigate annual variation in the relative proportion of individuals from different wintering biomes in order to identify changes in the Chaplin Lake population structure migration timing over time.