A Field Guide to ABR: Julie Parrett

For our next entry in a series featuring some of the fantastic employees at ABR, we would like to introduce you to Research Biologist, Julie Parrett. 

Julie Parrett joined ABR in 1999 as a biological technician and has moved up through the years to a research biologist position. Julie’s work has focused primarily on the behavioral ecology of waterbirds on Alaska’s North Slope. She has used remote cameras to study the nesting behavior of Yellow-billed Loons, Spectacled Eiders, Tundra Swans, and Greater White-fronted Geese. Julie is also an experienced aerial surveyor in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. She has performed aerial surveys for caribou, waterfowl, raptors, seabirds and marine mammals. She has also assisted on wetlands and Ecological Land Survey field teams. In her 18 years at ABR, Julie has worked all over Alaska, as well as in Hawaii, New York, and Pennsylvania.

In addition to her considerable field skill set, Julie’s keen eye for detail and quantitative mind have been essential in developing ABR’s database management services. She assists in database design, data rescue, and data management for clients including the North Slope Borough and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Perhaps her most distinguishing field characteristics are her broad smile and her positive attitude towards solving logistical and data management challenges.

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