Chris Field

From EEBedia
Jump to: navigation, search
SSTS inthehand.jpg

PhD Student

University of Connecticut
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: BioPharm 310
Phone: (860) 486-3005
Mailing address:
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043


I recently rejoined UConn EEB after working for several years as a conservation practitioner at a national non-profit. My experiences working on the “front lines” of conservation have steered my research interests toward addressing questions that can directly influence the way conservation is done on-the-ground. Specifically, I hope to apply and advance ideas from population biology, evidence-based conservation, and systematic reserve design, with the ultimate goal of providing practitioners with the information and tools needed for making smarter conservation decisions.

In addition to conservation research, I’ve spent time studying bird song, the demographics of early-successional birds, and the transmission dynamics of zoonotic diseases. Uniting all of my past and present research projects is a general interest in better understanding and evaluating the quantitative methods by which we make inferences about ecological patterns and processes. I’m especially interested in Bayesian analyses in WinBUGS and R; I’ll be posting the code from some upcoming projects on this page.

Invited presentations

Field, C., Osborne, D., Richardson, S., Shallow, J., Tepper, H. 2010. Audubon's Atlantic Flyway Initiative. National Land Trust Rally 2010. Hartford, CT.

Field, C. 2009. Breeding Bird Atlases as tools for conservation. Connecticut Ornithological Association Annual Meeting 2009. Middlesex, CT.


  • National Audubon Society ACE Award
  • Audubon Connecticut Excellence Award
  • Quebec-Labrador Foundation Sounds Conservancy Grant
  • People's Bank Community Foundation Award
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fund Award


Recent bird sightings from the UConn campus and nearby areas