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Kerri C. Duerr

Kerri C. Duerr

Associate Professor

Biology Faculty

(724) 946-7210

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Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
Mailbox: 137


About Me


  • Ph.D.  Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • M.S.  Biology, Villanova University
  • B.A.  Biology, Hartwick College

Professional Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, College of William & Mary
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri-Columbia   

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian population ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Biostatistics

Courses Taught

  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biology of Birds
  • Organismal biology and ecology
  • Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Research Interests

  • Habitat use and population dynamics of American kestrels
  • Habitat use and daily activity patterns of mammals using camera traps
  • Amphibian diversity and abundance using cover board surveys


I enjoy all things outdoors.  I have studied ecology and ornithology since I was an undergraduate throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Central America.  I love to travel and explore new ecosystems and spend time with my family.