Jane Capozzelli

M.S. Student in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Jane Capozzelli


B.A., Biology, Oberlin College (2014)


Research Interests

I am interested in conducting research to guide bird conservation in landscapes impacted by human activities. My particular goal at this point is modeling the effects of landscape and habitat heterogeneity on avian diversity. My thesis examines management actions including the use of prescribed fire and grazing, the effects of these activities on habitat structure and composition, and the response of the avian community. I expect to focus on a suite of grassland and shrubland birds and their spatial distribution in the Grand River Grasslands, a conservation priority area on the Iowa-Missouri border.


Personal Interests

I enjoy bird watching, horseback riding, political comedy, and the ocean. My favorite birds to happen upon are the Northern Flicker and a gull of any variety. I'm a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in the state of New York and worked at the Wild Bird Fund, New York City's only wildlife rehabilitation center, before coming to graduate school. Wildlife Rehabilitation cemented my constructive love of birds and will always be a huge passion of mine.






Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois
W411 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801


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