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Rebecca Cooper in the lab


Rebecca Cooper


Advisor: Dr. Tom Risch

PhD Student
Environmental Sciences - Biology 

My primary research focus involves avian ecotoxicology. My Master's project involves the development of a non-lethal method for sampling avian adipose tissue from migrating songbirds in order to detect persistent organic pollutants. Additionally, I am evaluating potential short-term effects of this non-lethal sampling method on songbirds using an outdoor aviary.