Trina Bayard

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Ph.D. Candidate
University of Connecticut
Department of Ecology and Evolution

Office: BioPharm 310

Voice: (860) 486-3005
Fax: (860) 486-6364

Mailing address:

75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.

Research Interests


Ph.D. 2005–Present
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Primary Advisor: Dr. Chris S. Elphick

B.A. 1996–2000
Lewis & Clark College, OR

Teaching and Research Experience

  • Spring 2009: Teaching Assistant, EEB 2208: Introduction to Conservation Biology
  • Fall 2008: Teaching Assistant, BIOL 1102: Foundations of Biology Laboratory
  • 2005-2008: Research Assistant, Elphick lab, University of Connecticut



  • Wilson Ornithological Society Paul A. Steward Award
  • American Museum of Natural History Frank M. Chapman Award
  • Quebec-Labrador Foundation Sounds Conservancy Grant
  • University of Connecticut Center for Conservation and Biodiversity Award
  • Manter Fund/CT State Museum of Nat. History University of Connecticut


  • Garden Club of America Francis M. Peacock Scholarship
  • Cooper Ornithological Society Mewaldt-King Student Research Award
  • Animal Behavior Society Student Research Award


  • Manter Fund, University of Connecticut
  • George Clark Jr. Endowment, University of Connecticut


(*indicates presenting author)

Bayard, T.* and C. Elphick. 2007. Pausing to reflect: an examination of how we study
avian area sensitivity. Wilson Ornithological Society 87th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Schneider, T*. 2006. How do animals select and use their habitats? 16th Annual Graduate
Student Symposium, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT.