Research Background Courtney collaborates on a variety of projects. In the field, she conducts eagle surveys and raptor banding and nest monitoring programs. In the office, she works as a researcher, R statistical analyst, and writer/editor. Courtney is a previous CCB graduate student, and her master’s thesis focused on intraspecific territorial intrusions and nest guarding in Bald Eagles in the lower Chesapeake Bay.
B.S. in Biology, Bucknell University
M.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary
Turrin, C., B.D. Watts, and E.K. Mojica. Accepted. Landfill use by Bald Eagles in the Chesapeake Bay region. Journal of Raptor Research.
Turrin, C. and B. D. Watts. 2015. Nest guarding in Chesapeake Bay bald eagles. Journal of Raptor Research 49: 18-28.
Watts, B. D., E. T. Reed, and C. Turrin. 2014. Estimating Sustainable Mortality Limits for Shorebirds Using the Western Atlantic Flyway. Wader Study 122: 37-53.
Turrin, C., B. D. Watts, and M. A. Byrd. 2014. Recovery of breeding bald eagles along the lower Delmarva peninsula. The Raven 85(2):26-30.
Turrin, C., and B.D. Watts. 2014. Intraspecific intrusion at Bald Eagle nests. Ardea 102:71-78.
Wilson, M.D., and C. Turrin. 2014. Assessing the role of marsh habitat change on the distribution and decline of Black Rails in Virginia. Center for Conservation Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-14-009. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, Williamsburg, VA. 14 pp.
Mallon, J., K. Rittenhouse, and C. Turrin. 2011. Kestrels of the World. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association.
C. Turrin. 2009. Predation behaviors of invasive and native crayfish on juvenile American eels in the Hudson River basin. Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies.