Wesley Hochachka

Assistant Director, Bird Population Studies


Population Ecology • Citizen Science • Ecological Informatics • Disease Ecology

I work as a research scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, mostly on studies that aim to identify why bird species live where they do.

Mostly, this work is related to two projects. First, I am part of a multi-university research team looking at the impacts of a bacterial disease on House Finches, where my interests are largely related to identifying the impacts of this disease on the abundance of House Finches across North America.

Second, I am part of the group of data analysts extracting biological insights from the data collected in the citizen-science project eBird: describing species ranges, identifying their habitat associations, describing seasonal changes in distributions, and similar work.


Ph.D., Zoology, University of British Columbia
M.Sc., Zoology, University of Alberta
B.Sc., Zoology, University of Alberta

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