Brooke Keeney

Managing Editor

I am the Managing Editor for Birds of the World. I work with a vibrant community of editors, authors, experts, photographers, and recordists to produce one of the richest and most authoritative digital natural history resources. I am thrilled to be at the Cornell Lab, where I not only have the privilege of thinking about birds every day, but I get to combine my background in educational resource design with my passion to make digital natural history engaging, authoritative, and accessible.

A lifelong aspiring naturalist, I have been watching birds since childhood, but in all honesty my enthusiasm extends to most anything with a backbone (and many things without!). In my formative years, I worked at a natural history museum and was an itinerant field biologist. This afforded me opportunities to work on everything from spiders to Hawaiian honeycreepers before I returned to the academic world to pursue my Ph.D. My experiences in graduate school led me to a love of teaching and a desire to create engaging and effective educational content, which got me into the world of digital publishing before I came to the Cornell Lab.

Education

Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, UC Riverside
B.A., Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Beyond the Lab

In my free time, I enjoy art (especially linocut printmaking), checking out local eBird hotspots, music, and traveling around the world to places with the best birds and food.

Brooke Keeney
Center Avian Population Studies
Projects Birds of the World
Email bkk37@cornell.edu

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