Emma Lather



(252) 675-8985

116 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Emma Lather


2019: B.S. Data Science, William & Mary
2019: B.S. Environmental Science and Policy, William & Mary

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research interests

I am broadly interested how anthropogenic land use affects birds' interactions with their terrestrial habitat during different parts of their annual cycle. I am drawn to projects that integrate disparate datasets and data sources to answer questions in challenging study systems.

In the SILVIS lab, I am identifying conservation conflicts in the United States where the housing disturbance zones in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) overlap hotspots of breeding bird richness and migration stopover density.

Personal interests

I love taking my dog on outdoor adventures, going to swing dances, and playing D&D. At home, I can be found fussing over my vast collection of houseplants and making a mess of the kitchen with my ambitious cooking projects. I also started birding last year, which seems to correlate with an unprecedented increase in the amount of time I spend squinting at trees in the UW Arboretum.

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