Kylee Dunham '13

Environmental Science

Kylee Dunham

Kylee Dunham is a graduate research assistant at the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. She completed a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science at Framingham State University in the spring of 2013. In October of 2013, her Environmental Science thesis on Population Viability of American Alligators in Northern Latitudes was accepted for publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management and she was offered a graduate research assistantship at Auburn University.

In January 2014, she began as a Master's student at Auburn University in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences studying population dynamics of threatened Steller's Eiders. In the summer of 2015 Kylee visited Barrow, Alaska the only remaining breeding area of her study species in North America. She has also been traveling around the country to present her work at various different conferences. She successfully defended her Master's thesis in April 2016 and graduated with a Master's degree in Wildlife Sciences in May 2016. She immediately began her current position as a PhD student studying Spectacled Eiders in Alaska. She currently has 3 manuscripts in various stages of the publishing process, with her first chapter of her thesis having been accepted in Ecological Modelling.

Kylee is interested in population ecology, conservation biology, threatened and endangered species, and decision analysis. Kylee Dunham lives in Auburn, Alabama with her husband and three dogs. Following her PhD work she would like to continue her work modeling threatened and endangered species to aid in their conservation and management.