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Rebecca Zerlin, Master of Science
The Effects of Prescribed Burning on Butterfly Communities in Coastal Southern Texas


Rebecca grew up in New Orleans, LA and received her Bachelor of Science at Unity College in Maine. After graduating, she worked as a naturalist and wildlife technician with different organizations including the Bureau of Land Management, the Cape May Bird Observatory, and the National Park Service. In these positions, she had the opportunity to work with a variety of species ranging from butterflies to sea turtles and even cattle.

Her favorite positions have involved fire and insects, so she is very excited to be working towards her Master’s of Science at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her research will look at the effects of different prescribed burning intervals on butterfly populations in south Texas.


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