Holly M. Garrod
Cell Phone: (303) 667 2735
M.S. Villanova University 2016 - 2018 (expected)
Department of Biology
Advisor: Robert Curry
Thesis: “ Breeding biology and interspecific interactions of Hispaniola’s two tody species”
B.S. Humboldt State University 2009 - 2013
Majors: Applied Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology
Minor: Business Administration
Advisors: Mark Colwell and Bruce O’ Gara
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
Teaching Assistantship – Villanova University $15,800 & tuition exempt 2016-2018
Experiment.com crowdfunding campaign $3,292 2016
American Ornithological Society Free membership 2017
Wilson Ornithological Society travel grant $450 2017
Birds Caribbean’s David Lee Grant $1000 2017 & 2018
Bergstrom Memorial Research Award (Association of Field Ornithologists) $1500 2017
Mary J. and William B. Fellowship Award (Florida Ornithological Society) $2000 2017
Birds Caribbean Travel Award $700 2017
Association of Field Ornithologists Travel Award $1300 2017
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (National Science Foundation) Honorable Mention 2018
Garrod, H.M. New longevity record for Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltra). 2016. North American Bird Bander.
Garrod, H.M. and LaPergola, J. B. Overlap in molt and breeding phenology in the Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus). In Review.
Garrod, H.M. and Grosselet, M.O. Using eye color to age Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) and Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis). In preparation.
Garrod, H.M. Aging North American Passerines by eye color using a quantitative digital method. In preparation.
Garrod, H.M. and Cooper, J.C. Usefulness of Citizen Science Data for Resolving Elevational Movements in Tropical Systems: A Case Study with Caribbean Birds. In Preparation
Garrod, H.M., A Tale of two todies: understanding behavioral interactions in sympatric species, Departmental Seminar, Old Dominion University, 2018. Norfolk, VA
Garrod, H.M., A Tale of two todies: understanding behavioral interactions in sympatric species, Departmental Seminar, Eastern Carolina University, 2018. Greenville, NC
Garrod, H.M., A tale of two todies: understanding how Hispaniola’s two tody species coexist, Cape Henry Audubon Society, 2017, Norfolk, VA
Garrod, H.M. and Cooper, J.C. Altitudinal movement patterns among residential birds in the Greater Antilles using eBird data, Ornithological Congress of the America’s XVII, 2017, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Garrod, H.M., Schubert, S.C. and Curry, R.L. Altitudinal migration and temporal synchrony in two tody species in Hispaniola, Birds Caribbean Annual Meeting, 2017 Toppes de Collantes, Cuba
Garrod, H.M., Schubert, S.C. and Curry, R.L. Seasonal movements of Broad-billed and Narrow-billed todies in the Dominican Republic, Eastern Bird Banding Association Annual Meeting, 2017 Ithaca, NY, USA
Garrod, H.M., Schubert, S.C. and Curry, R.L. Seasonal movements of Broad-billed and Narrow-billed todies in the Dominican Republic, Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, 2017 Ft. Myers, FL, USA
Garrod, H.M. and LaPergola, J. B. Using molt patterns to determine the age of a tropical woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus), 91st Annual Western Bird Banding Association Conference, 2016, Point Reyes, CA, USA
Garrod, H.M. and LaPergola, J. B. Phenology of molt patterns in a tropical woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) and its relationship to reproductive ecology. 6th North American Ornithological Conference, 2016, Washington D.C., USA
Gellman, S. and Penalooza, E. Myiarchus Research Project. Presented by H.M. Garrod in absence of S. Gellman. 90th Annual Western Bird Banding Association Conference, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Garrod, H.M. Aging North American Passerines by eye color using a digital quantification method. Western Bird Banding Association 89th Annual Conference, 2014, Arcata, CA.
Garrod, H.M. Aging North American Passerines using eye chroma characteristics. The Wildlife Society 20th Annual Conference 2013, Milwaukee, WI.
Garrod, H.M. Eye color as a technique for aging North American Passerines. The Western Bird Banding Association 88th Annual Conference, 2013, Tucson, AZ.
Garrod, H.M., Lawton, W.P., Orlowski, C.A., Smith, J.B., Mulder, J.E., Elder, K.B., Heeszel, E.R., Roy, A.N., De La Rocha, D., Gunther, M.S. Effects of hunting on the distribution of Aleutian Cackling Geese. The Wildlife Society 18th Annual Conference. 2011, Waikaloa, HI.
Teaching Assistant, Villanova University, Villanova, PA Aug 2016 – present
- Animal Behavior Spring 2018
- Biology and Politics Spring 2018
- Ecology Fall 2016/17
- Microbiology Fall 2017
- General Biology Spring 2017
- Human Anatomy Fall 2016
Ornithologist and Educator, Audubon Starr Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, CA Oct-Aug 2014/15
Primary Bander, Bird Conservatory of the Rockies, Scottsbluff, NE Aug-Oct 2014/15
Field Assistant, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Dominican Republic Feb-Aug 2014
Bander, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Mogian Rim, AZ May-Jul 2013
Bander, Sky Islands Bird Observatory, Tucson, AZ Jun-Jul 2013
Intern, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, Northern CA May-Mar 2012/13
Primary Bander, Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory, Arcata, CA 2011-2013
Biological Field Technician, Bird Conservatory of the Rockies, AZ and CO May-Jul 2010/11
VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENTS, EDUCATION, & OUTREACH
Volunteer, Bander, Willistown Conservation Trust, Malvern, PA 2017- present
Volunteer, Bander, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA & Dominican Republic Feb-Jul 2016
Volunteer, Bander, Tierra de Aves, Minatitlan, Mexico Oct-Nov 2015
Volunteer, Golondrinas de las Americas, Irvine, CA Mar-Jul 2015
Board Member, Western Bird Banding Association 2014-present
Education Coordinator, Wright Wildlife Refuge, Eureka, CA 2011-2013
Volunteer, Sequoia Zoo, Eureka, CA Jan-Apr 2012
Beginning Bird Banding Workshop, Audubon Starr Ranch, April 11-12, 2015
Advanced Bird Banding Workshop, Audubon Starr Ranch, April 17-18, 2015
Bird Identification Workshop (in Spanish), Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, July 24-25, 2017
Bird Banding Workshop with Emphasis on Molt (in Spanish), Lima, Peru, Aug 17-20, 2017
Bird Banding Workshop and NABC Certification Session, Stann Creek, Belize, Mar 16-24, 2018
Vice President of Western Bird Banding Association
British Ornithologists Union
Animal Behavioral Society
American Ornithological Society
Wilson Ornithological Society
Association of Field Ornithologists