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Our Research Team 

The Everglade Snail Kite Research Team is a group of dedicated and hard-working ecologists, students, and field biologists. Our team conducts range-wide snail kite population monitoring and research. We work in collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies to help inform decision-making for conservation efforts of the critically endangered Everglade Snail Kite. 

Rob Fletcher

Rob is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. He is the Principle Investigator for the snail kite monitoring program.

Brian Jeffery

Is the project manager and is in charge of training, reports, and permits. He is also pursuing a PhD examining the impacts of climate and weather on snail kite demography. 

Ellen Roberson

Ellen is a Postdoctoral Associate investigating patterns of snail kite demography, movement, and drivers of population viability. 

Caroline Poli

Caroline is a field ecologist with twelve years of experience, currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology studying spatial ecology and conservation of snail kites.

Adam Price

Adam is the snail kite crew lead and received his B.S. from SUNY Cobleskill and is interested in the preservation of wilderness, avian life history, and forest-dwelling mustelids. Adam is also interested in pursuing a masters in the spatial ecology of Pacific fishers. 

Matthew Dickey

Matthew is the snail kite assistant crew lead