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Wildlife Research and Field Biologist
Alex Dalton, B.S.
Alex holding a banded Merlin before release.

Alex Dalton, B.S.

Wildlife Biologist

Interested in the interplay between human society and wildlife and natural resources, Alex earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Southern Maine in 2015.
He started with BRI in 2014 as an intern, preparing museum specimens and working as a banding apprentice at River Point Conservation Area. Since joining BRI full time in 2015, he has been capturing and banding birds, analyzing data, and creating digital maps.


  • B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine, 2015


  • Wilderness EMT, SOLO, 2007

Expertise and Experience

  • Capture and banding techniques for a variety of avian taxa
  • General lab practices with regard to quantitative chemical analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Digital mapping using ArcGIS software
  • Preparation of museum specimens

Research Interests

  • Environmental toxicology and contaminants monitoring
  • Avian ecology and conservation
  • Habitat restoration and remediation
  • Quantifying human impacts on wildlife populations

BRI Science Communications


Presentations and Posters

  • Dalton, A. (2014, April). Mobbing Calls of Black-Capped Chickadees vary in both pitch and intensity along an Urban-Rural Gradient. Poster session presented at Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.
Photo Credits: Photo © Ani St. Amand
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