Our Team

The Baraboo Hills Research Collective is created by and for: scientists, plant lovers, storytellers, birders, hikers, artists, thinkers. Anyone who has a curiosity about the world and hope for a future centered on the well-being of wild species, land, water, and people.

Maia Persche

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Maia Persche is a field biologist interested in studying the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation strategies. Most of her research relates to avian ecology and she has been a bird bander (ringer) since 2016, working in the southern Appalachian Mountains, Ecuador, Argentina, and the Midwestern USA. She is a PhD student in the SILVIS Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her research is centered on the response of biodiversity to woodland habitat restoration.

Jenn Schneiderman

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Jenn Schneiderman specializes in raptor ecology and long-term population studies. Her Masters’ research focused on Bald Eagle and Osprey populations in the United States and how their habitat associations changed during their 40 year population increase.

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