The Radar Team
A Group of Biologists Committed to Studying Migration
Rebecca Horton, Jeff Gosse, David Larson, Tim Bowden, Dan Nolfi, Nathan Rathbun, and Erik Olson. Not pictured: Michael Wells and Kevin Heist.
Photo by USFWS
Project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Photo by USFWS
To contact us about the project, please email Jeff Gosse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Leader - Regional Energy Coordinator
The vision for this project was conceived by Jeff and a few other members of the Regional Office in Bloomington, Minnesota. The effort they put in to acquiring funding for the project through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative allowed this project to move off of the drawing board and into reality. As Regional Energy Coordinator, Jeff continues to keep the project focused on the interactions between migrants and wind energy.
Radar Team of Fish and Wildlife Biologists
Photos by USFWS
Kevin has worked with the Avian Radar Project for years, analyzing bat acoustical data. We are happy to have him on board as an official part of the team now!
The resident GIS expert, Erik makes the maps for the project, helps with siting and spatial analysis, and assists with the large IT load that the project needs.
Nate splits his time between the field and the Regional Office and thus is involved with a variety of activities. He maintains the radar units when in the field, works with SQL, conducts data analysis, writes reports, and created this website.
Mike is the newest member of the Avian Radar Project, starting work in 2016. His statistical background brings a new facet to the team and will undoubtedly bring some exciting results in the future!
Former Radar Team Members
Photos by USFWS
Tim maintained the radar units for two seasons before transitioning to the Regional Office, where he leads data analysis and report writing. He now works for the Bureau of Land Management in California.
Becky has spent a great deal of time in the field with the radar units and is currently honing her skills in GIS for continued and specialized data analysis in the Regional Office. She now works for the State of Minnesota as a biologist.
David maintained the radar units during the first seasons of the project and continued to stay involved with the project up through his recent retirement from the working as the Assistant Regional Energy Coordinator for Region 3. He has now retired from working with the USFWS.
The bat biologist of the team, Dan spent most of his time in the field maintaining the radar units and working on data from the acoustic and ultrasonic monitors. Dan continues to work with the USFWS but is now located in eastern Idaho.