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Shawn Kurtzman is a wildlife biologist and has been a biological technician for seven years. In that time he has worked on a wide variety of taxa including surveys for endangered bat species, freshwater mussel surveys across Virginia, bird point counts, and inventories of riverine freshwater fishes. He has also been the lead project biologist for a herpetological surveys on military lands, and on several aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate studies.
Previously Shawn has also conducted herpetological and aquatic invertebrate surveys for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. His past avian work includes wintering bird ecology in Jamaica, including coordinating the sampling of invertebrates for food abundance studies. In addition he has extensive experience with mist-netting of birds.
Shawn received a BA in General Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, and completed several field biology courses at the Ohio State University at Stone Laboratory.