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Brenda Hanley

Research Associate

Brenda Hanley is a research associate in the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her current research uses techniques of metadata analysis to assess if and how environmental contaminants like lead influence bald eagle abundance across the northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Brenda has been a professional in resource management since 2002; first as a government employee, then later as an independent consultant. She has experience collaborating in ecological capacities with a variety of volunteer, public, non-profit, government, academic, and corporate entities across the western United States. Among other roles, she has conducted ecological restoration in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park, California and has worked as an Authorized Biologist for the endangered desert tortoise. Her research broadly uses mathematical modeling to augment our understanding of the patterns we observe in biotic systems. READ MORE