The Team


Project committee

Rua Mordecai  


Rua is the Southeast U.S. Bird Monitoring Coordinator for Southeast Partners in Flight. He has a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and specializes in the design and analysis of large-scale bird monitoring programs.

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Melinda Knutson



Melinda is a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She has been addressing the biological monitoring and adaptive management needs of National Wildlife Refuges in the Midwest and Northeast since 1995. A more detailed bio is available here.


Todd Sutherland



Todd is an Information Technology Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He designs and manages geospatial database applications for the National Wildlife Refuge System. A more detailed bio is available here.