Ken Rosenberg works at the interface between research, conservation planning, and environmental policy, in a joint position at the Cornell Lab and American Bird Conservancy. His primary role is to synthesize and interpret research on the status and distribution of bird populations, and to engage with wildlife managers and policy-makers to ensure that conservation decisions are based on the best available science.
Ken represents the Cornell Lab on the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) U.S. Committee and is the lead scientist on NABCI’s annual State of the Birds Reports. In addition, he studies the critical role that stopover sites and habitats play for migratory birds after they travel south of the U.S. to Central and South America.
Ken is a lifelong birder and attended Cornell University. He then conducted research on desert riparian birds for his Masters degree at Arizona State University, and on foraging specialization in Amazonian birds for his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University. He came full circle back to Cornell, where he’s been applying his bird knowledge to conserve species and habitats for the past 25 years.