Kevin R. Burgio


I am bi and I am a postdoctoral research fellow studying science communication, macroecology, extinction, and conservation. //

I’m a first-generation college student, a military veteran, and a single father. I’m most interested in the mechanisms of species range limitations and how disturbance (climate change and habitat fragmentation) influences species distribution patterns and extinction processes. With a better understanding of how species adapt and move when responding disturbance, I hope to help bridge the divide between ecological theory and on-the-ground conservation in order to make the best possible decisions not just for now, but for the future as well. Though I focus on parrots, I have published on a wide variety of topics and taxonomic groups, ranging from bats, Tasmanian tigers, and parasites to the extinct Carolina parakeet. In my spare time I listen to punk music, restore vintage furniture and cookware, play with his cat, and take care of my exotic plant & orchid collection.