Research Background Marie oversees the day-to-day operations of CCB, including the management of fiscal, personnel, infrastructure, and data resources. She is also involved in maintaining fundraising, outreach projects, and collaborative partnerships. Marie’s background is in landscape ecology and GIS, and completed a master’s degree at William and Mary on the Eastern bluebird.
B.S. in Biology, University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary
Pitts, M. L., K. L. Cornell, A. K. Jackson, D. A. Cristol, and J. P. Swaddle. (In prep). The influence of golf course landscapes on the reproductive success of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis).
Cornell, K. L., C. R. Kight, R. B. Burdge, A. R. Gunderson, J. K. Hubbard, A. K. Jackson, J. E. LeClerc, M. L. Pitts, J. P. Swaddle, and D. A. Cristol. 2011. Reproductive Success of Eastern Bluebirds (Siala sialis) on Suburban Golf Courses. The Auk 128(3): 577-586.
Birge, L. M., M. L. Pitts, R. H. Baker, and G. S. Wilkinson. 2010. Length polymorphism and head shape association among genes with polyglutamine repeats in the stalk-eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni. BMC Evolutionary Ecology 10:227.
Ribak, G., M. L. Pitts, G. S. WIlkinson, and J. G. Swallow. 2009. Wing shape, wing size, and sexual dimorphism in eye-span in stalk-eyed ﬂies (Diopsidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98:860-871.
Hankerson, S. J., M. L. Pitts, J. M. Dietz, and B. E. Raboy. (In prep). A test of exploitative and interference competition in the golden-headed lion tamarin.