QA/QC Manager/Entomological Technician/ Database Technician
Phone: (207) 839-7600 ex. 102 /Fax: (207) 839-7655
Melissa Duron graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern Maine in 2004. For undergraduate research, she worked under Dr. Chris Maher to look at the breeding system and genetic relationships of woodchucks in Maine. Melissa volunteered with BRI in 2001, which led to summer employment from 2002-2004. She has been a full-time employee for BRI since 2004, and is the director of the Forest Songbird Program.
- Her projects focus on avian forest invertivores and mercury in terrestrial food-webs.
- Evers, D.E., R. Hames, T. Tear , M. Duron , J. Loukmas , A. White , G. Lovett , C. Driscoll , C. Rimmer , T. Daigle, K. McFarland, J. Lowe , K. Schmidt , and R. Taylor. Potential Negative Impacts of Air Pollutants on Thrushes and Other Songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Poster presented at 2005 Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection conference and at the Eight International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
- D.C. Evers and M. Duron. 2006. Developing an exposure profile for mercury in breeding birds of New York and Pennsylvania, 2005. Report BRI 2006-11 submitted to the The Nature Conservancy. BioDiversity Research Institute, Gorham, ME.
- Sullivan, B.D. and Morin (Duron), M. 2000. It's a bird...it's a plane. Texas Parks and Wildlife: The Outdoor Magazine of Texas 58:52-54.