Andrea Contina

Andrea Contina

Andrea Contina

Associate Researcher

My interests fall within the domain of molecular ecology and evolution with a strong bent towards conservation biology. I am fascinated by animal movements and the impact of global climate change on population dynamics in migratory species. Before joining the Keitt lab, I was a postdoc fellow at the University of Colorado working on the 'Origin Inference from Geospatial Isotope Networks' (NSF-ORIGIN) project and then a research associate at the Center for Earth Observation and Modeling at the University of Oklahoma, where I also got my Ph.D. in animal biology, conducting research on avian migration, avian influenza, and land-use change (NSF-OU/USGS). Recently, I supervised the development of abmR, a new R package designed for animal movement simulations that take place in a changing environment affected by zoonotic disease risk. 

Twitter: @andrea_contina