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    Bethune-Cookman University


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  • Biography

    Dr. Brandon L. Noel is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Environmental Science at Bethune-Cookman University’s Department of Integrated Environmental Science. His previous efforts have been focused on population dynamics and habitat use and requirements of vertebrates occupying land and water interface ecosystems in the coastal environment for the past 15 years. Dr. Noel earned a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of West Florida in 2000. Prior to pursuing a M.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern University (GSU) he studied sea turtles, marine mammals, sharks and various fish species throughout the Gulf and Pacific Coast and Alaska working with multiple industries. While completing his M.S. in Biology, he worked as a naturalist on a barrier island of Georgia studying the winter ecology of Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus) and conducted shorebird, Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), sea turtle nest and wading bird surveys for 3 years. In 2006, he attended Arkansas State University (ASU) to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Science studying the breeding ecology of the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) by capturing, tagging, and radio-marking adults, and deploying video cameras at nests. He has worked on projects funded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service, United States Geological Survey, National Marine Fisheries Service, and collaborated with multiple state wildlife agencies (Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Environmental Protection), non-profit organizations (Arkansas Nature Conservancy, Georgia Ornithological Society, Arkansas Audubon Society, Environmental Resources Network of Georgia, Bobolink Foundation, Florida Audubon), and private landowners. Lastly, he has led field research teams, served on graduate committees, advised graduate students, and oversaw undergraduate research projects. While his research experiences have been broad, his common goal has been to develop long-term management strategies that conserve target species and communities. He designs his field studies carefully in an effort to incorporate the latest statistical tools to analyze data and draw strong conclusions derived from his research. 

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