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Take a fascinating look into the lives of birds with stunning photos of birds bringing food to their young in Ashley Kennedy's program "What Do Birds Eat?". Ashley is a PhD candidate in Doug Tallamy's lab at the University of Delaware's Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology. Her dissertation research focuses on bird-insect food webs, specifically, investigating which insects are the most important in birds’ diets, which will help guide avian conservation efforts.
Ashley studied vervet monkeys for her undergraduate thesis research at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2009. She completed internships/seasonal positions at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Maryland), the National Zoo (D.C.), and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Virginia) between her undergraduate and graduate studies. In 2010, she began a MS project on planthopper taxonomy at the University of Delaware, describing several new species in the process. After receiving her MS in 2013, she worked as an educator for the Delaware Nature Society and an insect taxonomist for Delaware Mosquito Control. In 2015, she began her current position in Doug Tallamy’s lab. She is a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, a 2018 recipient of the Entomological Society of America John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award, and a member of the Delaware Native Species Commission."
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