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Hillary Thompson

Hillary Thompson tracking wintering Whooping Cranes


  • Oregon State University 2013
  • BS University of Wisconsin 2010


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 Interests

Habitat selection and migratory behavior of cranes


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 22

Presentations: 82


Contact Information

Tel: (864) 656 - 0168


South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute