HMANA Lunch & Learn Series: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Golden Eagle
Wednesday, August 17 at 12:00 pm EST
Our August 2022 lunch & learn featured Dr. Tricia Miller and Michael Lanzone as they provided insights into what is known about Eastern Golden Eagles, including distribution, timing of migration, behavior, routes traveled, conservation issues and concerns, and best times and places to see Golden Eagles.
Dr. Tricia Miller has been studying birds for over 20 years and has been tracking and studying eagles for more than 15 years. She has a long standing interest in bird conservation and spatial ecology. Dr. Miller works as a senior research wildlife biologist and the executive director of Conservation Science Global where she studies movement ecology and conservation of raptors, especially eagles. Her research integrates telemetry and spatial modeling to address conflicts with human development. She is adjunct faculty at West Virginia University and received her B.S. in biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State. Her Ph.D. research focused on the eastern North American population of Golden Eagles.
Michael Lanzone is the CEO of Cellular Tracking Technologies, a company that develops high-end animal tracking devices for studies conducted across the globe. Over his career he has worked for various state and federal agencies and not-for-profit organizations across the country. He was director of the Bioacoustics and Biomonitoring Laboratory at Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Powdermill Avian Research Center, co-founder of the Eastern Golden Eagle Working group, and was Assistant Coordinator for the 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas. He has worked on many other research and banding projects across the world and has specialized in technological advancements and applied conservation in ornithology including bioacoustics and Golden Eagle ecology and conservation.