University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Kevin R. Burgio

Kevin and Rosie the Galah!

PhD Student 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Visiting Scientist – Fairfield University

I am broadly interested in the mechanisms of species range limitations and how disturbance (climate change and habitat fragmentation) influences species distribution patterns and extinction processes. My research focuses on: the behavioral, physiological, and morphological limitations of parrot distributions;  the ecology, biogeography, and assembly of vertebrate communities; and extinction in parrots and parasites. My Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

Prior to graduate school, I worked for the National Audubon Society as a field research manager, and served a six year enlistment in the US Air Force.
For more information about my Monk Parakeet research, please visit UConn’s Monk Parakeet Research website. I can also be found on Researchgate, Twitter,,, and Google Scholar.