Rebecca Zerlin

Prescribed Burning and Butterflies

Rebecca is working towards a M.S. in Range and Wildlife Science at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M – Kingsville. Rebecca grew up in New Orleans, LA and received her B.S. in Wildlife and Ecology at Unity College in Maine. After graduating, she worked as a naturalist and wildlife technician with different organizations including the Bureau of Land Management, the Cape May Bird Observatory, and the National Park Service. In these positions, she had the opportunity to work with a variety of species ranging from monarch butterflies to sea turtles and even cattle. Her research will look at the effects of different prescribed burning intervals on butterfly populations in south Texas.