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Scholarships, Awards, & Recognitions

Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology (2019 - present)

North Carolina State University

Graduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture (2019)

Mississippi State University

Forestry and Environmental Resources Faculty Fellowship (2022) | NCSU Departmental Award for Outstanding Graduate Student


Conservation Leadership Grant (2021) | NC Wildlife Federation Award for outstanding academic merit and engagement in forwarding conservation research, inclusiveness, and action

Joseph E. and Robin C. Hightower Award (2021) | Graduate Student Award in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences


American Ornithological Society Wetmore Research Award (2021) 


E.O. Wilson Conservation Award (2021) | Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant with recognition for contributions to justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion 


National Science Foundation Honorable Mention (2021)


Ford Foundation Honorable Mention (2021)

Burgess, M., Cooper, C., Swanda, R., and Voss, M. (in Prep). Synthesis of Pathways of Avian Metabolism Under Artificial Light at Night. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 


Burgess, M., Cooper, C., and Voss, M. (in Prep). Photoperiodic trends in songbird clutch size resolve seasonal and geographic patterns of the Yule-Simpson paradox. 


Burgess, M., & Evans, K. O. (2019). Sirenia Navigation. J. Vonk & T. Shackelford (Eds). Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. DOI: 

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