Welcome! If you are a journalist working on a story, or just looking for background, we’re glad you are here.
How to Contact Us:
VIA EMAIL: We understand the fast-turnaround of the news cycle, so we strive to respond to journalists as rapidly as possible. It will help us help you if your subject line lets us know that you’re a journalist: “Interview for New Haven Register”, for instance, would get a faster response than “Your study on birds”.
email@example.com for: expert/Connecticut State Ornithologist commentary on bird-related news; monk parakeets; chimney swifts; hummingbirds; use of social media in science education; background/back-up for any research in our lab
firstname.lastname@example.org for: monk parakeets on utility poles; Carolina parakeet extinction; bird distribution (why are birds where they are?)
email@example.com for: heron behavior and the visual ecology of catching fish; science education.
ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Margaret Rubega 860-486-4502
Kevin Burgio 860-486-3839
Holly Brown 860-486-0309
Background: Spelling, Titles, Attribution
Margaret Rubega is an Associate Professor AND the Curator of Ornithology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs; AND she is the Connecticut State Ornithologist.
Kevin Burgio is a graduate student in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Holly Brown is a graduate student in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.