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Vincent Spagnuolo, M.L.A.

Vincent Spagnuolo, M.L.A.

Loon Program Director

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After earning his bachelor’s degree in business management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Vincent began working in the energy industry for EnerNOC, Inc. While at EnerNOC he started a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental management at Harvard University. This field of study helped him realize that wildlife conservation was his true calling in life.

He left the energy conservation world to pursue wildlife conservation at the Loon Preservation Committee in New Hampshire as a Common Loon field biologist. After two seasons on scenic Lake Winnipesaukee, he shifted his focus to the recovery of the Massachusetts loon population for his master’s thesis research.

In 2013, Vincent joined BRI to study Common Loons as part of the Restore the Call project funded by the Ricketts Conservation Foundation. As the project leader for Wyoming he will spend summers in the Yellowstone/Grand Tetons region working to understand the decline of loons in that area and contributing to the larger goals of the project in the West. He will also be a lead writer for the Loon Lines blog to inform the general public about BRI's loon research and field work.


  • M.L.A., Sustainability and Environmental Management, Harvard University, 2012
  • B.S., Business Administration, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2007

Expertise and Experience

  • Common Loon ecology and conservation

Research Interests

  • Common Loon population dynamics
  • Avian ecotoxicology
  • Invasive species management

Journal Articles

  • Spagnuolo, V.S. 2013. Common Loon Recovery in Massachusetts. Waterbirds. In Prep.

BRI Scientific Communications


Presentations and Posters

  • Spagnuolo V.S., 2012. Oral Presentation. Recovery of Common Loons in Massachusetts and future recovery for southern New England. Connecticut Audubon, Pomfret, CT.
  • Spagnuolo V.S., 2013. Oral Presentation. Wyoming loon population status and research results. Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth, WY.
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