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Maria Wheeler

5th Year Ph.D Candidate
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Biological Sciences

Porter Lab, Mellon Hall
Phone: x1104


B.A. Life Sciences - Ecology, Otterbein University, 2008
Research Project

My project looks at the pre- and post-reintroduction population genetics of golden eagles and bald eagles across North America.


"Bald Eagle" entry. World Book Encyclopedia, Late 2013 web edition; 2014 print edition

Katzner, Todd E., Brian W. Smith, Tricia A. Miller, David Brandes, Jeff Cooper, Michael Lanzone, Daniel Brauning, Christopher Farmer, Sergio Harding, David E. Kramar, Craig Koppie, Charles Maisonneuve, Mark Martell, Elizabeth K. Mojica, Charlie Todd, Junior A. Tremblay, Maria Wheeler, David F. Brinker, Tony E. Chubbs, Rolf Gubler, Kieran O'Malley, Scott Mehus, Brady Porter, Robert P. Brooks, Bryan D. Watts, Keith L. Bildstein. Status, Biology, and Conservation Priorities for North America's Eastern Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Population. The Auk. 129:168-176. 2012.

Katzner, Todd E., Maria Wheeler, Juan Jose Negro, Yula Kapetanakos, J. Andrew DeWoody, Marton Horvath, and Irby Lovette. To Pluck or Not to Pluck: Scientific Methodologies Should Be Carefully Chosen, not ‘One Size Fits All'. Journal of Avian Biology. 43:15-17. 2012.


Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University (2013) Bayer Fellow at Duquesne University (2012-2013 academic year)