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Kevin Burgio

Ph.D. Student
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Currently researching the distribution and the physiological, morphological, and behavioral mechanisms of species range limitations in extant and extinct North American parrot populations. Also interested in the community assembly mechanisms, biogeography, and phylogeny of song birds.

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Contact Info

E-Mail: kevin.burgio@uconn.edu
Twitter: @KRBurgio
Google Scholar
Parasite Ecology Research Project


Ph.D. (2010 - Present) - Ecology
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Advisor: Dr. Margaret Rubega

B.A. (2006 - 2010) - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Summa Cum Laude, University Scholar, Honors Scholar)
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Awards and Grants

2011 - 2016
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
George Clark Jr. Connecticut Natural History Museum Award
UConn Faculty Large Grant (co-author, awarded to Margaret Rubega)
Edward Victor Gant Scholarship
Connecticut Natural History Museum Award
Inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Barry Goldwater National Scholarship
Treibick Foundation Summer Fellowship
Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Office of Undergraduate Research Grant
Life Sciences Honors Thesis Research Grant
Katie Bu Memorial Grant
National Science Foundation REU Grant

Research Interests

For the past five years, Kevin has been part of the UConn Ornithology Research Group, working on various research projects, including his own research on North American Parakeet populations. His goal is to do research on the use of science to mitigate conflicts between avian conservation goals and the environmental impact of human activity.