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Dr. Jenny McKee


Welcome! Bienvenido! As a scientist, I am broadly interested in ecology and evolutionary science with a particular focus on movement and foraging ecology. I have considerable experience completing field work on remote islands in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and am passionate about wildlife and the outdoors.


I finished my PhD in December 2021 at Wake Forest University: Under an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, my PhD research investigated the environmental and individual predictors of foraging behavior in a pelagic seabird, the Nazca booby, in the Galápagos Islands. I currently work remotely as a Senior Research Scientist with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, mapping and researching ungulate migrations across the western United States.


My work as a scientist extends beyond the field and lab: I’m eager to communicate science to other scientists and non-scientists through writing and teaching. I have written for Audubon MagazineNational Geographic (as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow), and Hakai Magazine.

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University of Wyoming

Wyoming Cooperative Fish & 

Wildlife Research Unit

Department of Zoology & Physiology

1000 East University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Nazca booby holding a feather in its bill
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