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Donohue, Kara C.

Donohue holding small alligator

In 2009, Kara received her M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying Red-tailed Hawk migration using stable isotope analysis and DNA sexing techniques.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

From 2005 to 2007, Kara was a Wildlife Biologist for Sapphos Environmental, Inc.

Kara is currently a Senior Biologist at Southern California Edison. She is developing SCE’s Avian Protection Plan, as well as providing support to field crews on issues with birds, conducting training on general environmental awareness, and providing biological support on vegetation management and infrastructure replacement projects.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Smith, A., C. Lott, J. Smith, K. Donohue, S. Wittenberg, K. Smith, and L. Goodrich. 2009. Deuterium measurements of raptor feathers: does a lack of reproducibility compromise geographic assignment? The Auk 126(1):41-46.