CURRICULUM VITAE

Holly M. Garrod

Email: hmg.ornithology@gamail.com

Cell Phone: (303) 667 2735


EDUCATION

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


PUBLICATIONS

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


PRESENTATIONS

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.


EMPLOYMENT

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


WORKSHOPS TAUGHT

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


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Vice President of Western Bird Banding Association

Birds Caribbean

British Ornithologists Union

Animal Behavioral Society

American Ornithological Society

Wilson Ornithological Society

Association of Field Ornithologists