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Kyle Burt

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Kyle Burt is a first year student in the Bren School’s Master of Environmental Science and Management program. Kyle graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in May of 2020, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology. While in Minnesota, he held environmental education positions as Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Intro to Ornithology at the University of Minnesota and Guest Experience Host at Sea Life Aquarium, Minnesota. After completing his degree, he started a position as a Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at the Los Banos Wildlife Area Complex. During his time there, Kyle was involved with a variety of field research projects including Swainson’s Hawk nest surveys and water quality monitoring.
Kyle’s research interests within the Coastal Resources Management specialization include seagrass habitats and ocean acidification. By exploring these topics through projects and other coursework, he hopes to contribute to the protection of essential habitat and to lessen the impact of anthropogenic climate change on ocean ecosystems. He will also complete the Communication focus to help address the gap between scientific and public discourse of fundamental topics in the environmental science field. Kyle has been an avid bird watcher for twenty years and enjoys combining this activity with hiking.

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