Noah Frade

Student NameNoah Frade
Faculty Mentor NameScott, Robinson, PhD
CollegeFlorida Museum of Natural History
MajorNatural Resource Conservation
Research Intereststropical ecology, ornithology
Academic AwardsUF/IFAS CALS Undergraduate Internship (2019), FIU Tropical Conservation Internship (2019), University Scholars Program (2020)
Hobbies and InterestsBirding
Wildlife Photography
Blacklighting (for insects)

Research Project

Introduced and vagrant bird species population trends in South Florida?

This research project will investigate trends in both introduced birds and natural vagrancy and colonization in the subtropical South Florida region. I intend to explore reasons for the successes and failures of so many exotic species in the Miami area. The results of this study will be applicable to future research involving avian adaptability to climate change and urbanization. The effects of such drastic changes to the environment are still unfolding today, and I hope to improve our ability to predict how natural and human-induced bird colonization will shape future avian biodiversity.