Keenan Yakola

NE CSC Graduate Fellow
Master's Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Department of Environmental Conservation
Project Puffin and The National Audubon Society

Education: 

B.S.: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015

Experience: 

Seal Island NWR Supervisor, Project Puffin

Research Interests: 

Since childhood I have had a passion for the coastal waters of New England and their inhabitants, particularly birds and fish. With my graduate studies I intend to bring these two interests together in order to study trophic mismatches and climate change induced shifts to the phenology of both seabirds and their prey in the Gulf of Maine. My goal is to use my research to inform fisheries and seabird managers and other stakeholders in the Northeast Climate Science Center region and beyond.