What’s New?

December 2017

My School of Natural Resources weekly Writing Workshop had a successful semester at Mizzou. The anonymous exit survey responses indicated that Writing Workshop resulted in 9 manuscripts that could be sent to co-authors, 8 manuscripts being submitted or resubmitted to journals for publication, and 3 manuscripts having positive (accepted or revise and resubmit) responses at the time of the survey. 100% of participants agreed that Writing Workshop helped them identify and undertake writing goals they would not have approached on their own. I am thrilled and anxious for the Spring 2018 semester to begin so that our group can continue to facilitate the development of excellency in scientific writing at Mizzou's SNR. 


I became an Associate Editor at a prestigious ornithological journal, Ibis.  


September 2017

I began a post doctoral researcher position at the University of Missouri developing species distribution models using Bayesian networks with Dr. Lisa Webb.


May 2017

I graduated from Tulane University with a Ph.D.! You can now call me "Dr. MacPherson" and as of October you can order a print copy of my dissertation here, or e-mail me for a .pdf.


March 2017

I successfully defended my Ph.D. in the department of Ecology & Evolution at Tulane University. You can watch my defense at you leisure with credit to the power of modern technology.


August 2016

I was on the winning team (and the only female finalist contestant) for the North American Ornithologist Congress IV quiz bowl (Washington, D.C.)! 


Check out my poster from NAOC 2016! I presented some results from my second chapter which tackles how boreal versus austral migrant flycatchers may track different types of resources in their annual cycles.