Dr. Jenny (Howard) 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 GRFP, my PhD research investigated the environmental and individual predictors of foraging behavior in a pelagic seabird, the Nazca booby, in the Galápagos Islands. I am currently working remotely as a 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 Magazine, National Geographic (as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow), and Hakai Magazine.