Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Staff Member


Hillary Thompson

Hillary Thompson tracking wintering Whooping Cranes

Phone: (864) 656 - 0168
Email: hlthomp@g.clemson.edu

Education

  • Other Oregon State University 2013
  • BS University of Wisconsin 2010

Biography

Hillary is a MS student conducting research on habitat use of wintering Whooping Cranes. She has a BS in Zoology, Conservation Biology, and Scandinavian Studies from U. Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked several positions at the International Crane Foundation and her MS research is a product of that experience.

Research Interest

Habitat selection and migratory behavior of cranes

Presentations Presentation Date
Thompson, H.L., P.G.R. Jodice, A.E. Lacy. 2016. A day in the life of a Whooping Crane: habitat use and movements on the wintering grounds. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC 2016-08-15
Thompson, H.L., A.E. Lacey, P.G.R. Jodice. 2015. Non-breeding habitat use of reintroduced Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) in the southeastern United States. Waterbird Society Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, Maine. 2015-08-14
Thompson, H. L., A. E. Lacy. 2014. Natal dispersal of whooping cranes (Grus americana) in the reintroduced eastern migratory population: The first ten years. Thirteenth North American Crane Workshop, Lafayette, LA, 15 - 17 April 2014. 2014-04-17
Thompson, H, A. E. Lacy. 2014. Migration and winter habitat use patterns of four eastern greater sandhill cranes. Thirteenth North American Crane Workshop, Lafayette, LA, 15 - 17 April 2014. 2014-04-17