Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Amanda Holland SREL Graduate Program Warnell School of Forestry & Nat. Res.

Amanda Holland

Masters Student
Beasley Lab

Amanda Holland is a master's student in the Beasley Lab at SREL and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA. Her research will focus on the spatial ecology and behavioral response of Black and Turkey Vultures to acoustic hailing devices in attempts to reduce collisions with airplanes. Originally from Utah, Amanda spent the last 10 years in Oregon where she earned her B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Science at Oregon State University in 2011. As an undergrad, she specialized in avian ecology and conservation and gained experience working as an intern condor biologist for the USFWS California Condor Recovery Program in Ventura, California, and as a wildlife technician monitoring Queen Charlotte Goshawks, Bald Eagles, and habitat use by salmonids on Chichagof Island in Hoonah, Alaska. Upon graduation, she was hired as a wildlife biologist for the US Geological Survey, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystems Science Center in Corvallis, Oregon, where she collaborated in studies on quantifying impacts of climate change on semi-arid wetland ecosystems of the Great Basin, as well as demographic studies of at-risk, threatened and endangered species including the Piping Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Black Oystercatcher and Western Yellow Rail. Amanda began her master's studies at SREL in May of 2013.