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 research that guides grassland restoration and bird conservation in landscapes impacted by human activities. My thesis examines the interaction of fire and grazing on grasslands in the central U.S., and how these processes structure plant communities, influence woody encroachment, and influence habitat selection of shrubland-dependent birds. I conduct this research 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.



The Effects of Fire and Grazing on Woody Encroachment and Shrubland Dependent Birds



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


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