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Professional Experience

2019 – Current – Undergraduate Program Leader and Research Specialist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2019 – Current – Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

2017 – 2019 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Education

2017 – Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2010 – B.A. (Summa cum laude), University of Connecticut. Maj: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (University and Honors Scholar)

Publications: For updated citation count, please check my Google Scholar page.

[29] Gravely, J.*, K.R. Burgio, and M.A. Rubega. 2020. A Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation Value of Bird Feather Coats. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 160: e60981, DOI:10.3791/60981

[28] Rubega, M.A., K.R. Burgio, R.S. Capers, A.A.M. MacDonald, A. Oeldorf-Hirsch, and R. Wyss. In review. Direct assessment shows little effect of science communication training. Science Communication.

[27] Burgio, K.R., L.M. Cisneros, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. In review. Dimensions of passerine biodiversity along a tropical elevational gradient: a nexus for historical biogeography and contemporary ecology. OikosPreprint available: bioRxiv 842138. DOI: 10.1101/842138

[26] Burgio, K.R., K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, L.M. Cisneros, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. In review. Multiple dimensions of global parrot diversity. Bird Conservation International. Preprint available: bioRxiv 812321. DOI: 10.1101/812321

[25] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, A.L. Bond, M.A. Rubega, and M.W. Tingley. In review. The two extinctions of the Carolina parakeet. Journal of Avian Biology. Preprint available: bioRxiv 801142. DOI: 10.1101/801142

[24] Burgio, K.R., C.M. MacKenzie, S.B. Borelle, S.K.M. Ernest, J.L. Gill, K.E. Ingeman, A. Teffer, and E.P. White. 2020. Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Remote Postdoc. PLoS Computational Biology. 16(5): e1007809. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007809

[23] Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, T.A. Dallas, and W.M. Getz. 2019. The mathematics of extinction across scales: from populations to the biosphere. In: Kaper H., Roberts F. (eds) Mathematics of Planet Earth, vol 5. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-22044-0_9

[22] Kosman, E., K.R. Burgio, S.J. Presley, M.R. Willig, and S.M. Scheiner. 2019. Conservation prioritization based on trait-based metrics illustrated with global parrot distributions. Diversity and Distributions. 25: 1156–1165. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12923

[21] Burgio, K.R., K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, L.M. Cisneros, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2019. A complete phylogenetic supertree and trait database for all extant parrots. Data In Brief 24: 103882. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103882

[20] Bahlai, C. L.J. Bartlett, K.R. Burgio, A.M.V. Fournier, C.N. Keiser, T. Poisot, K. Stack Whitney. 2019. Open Science Isn’t Always Open to All Scientists. American Scientist 107: 78-83. DOI: 10.1511/2019.107.2.78

[19] Burgio, K.R. 2018. The mysterious and tragic story of America’s only native parrot, now extinct for 100 years. Washington Post (link)

[18] Bond, A.L., C.J. Carlson, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Local extinction of insular avifauna on the most remote inhabited island in the world. Journal of OrnithologyDOI: 10.1007/s10336-018-1590-8

[17] Carlson, C.J., A.L. Bond, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Re-evaluating sighting models, and moving beyond them, to test and contextualize the extinction of the thylacine. Conservation BiologyDOI: 10.1111/cobi.13187

[16] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, A.L. Bond. 2018. Georeferenced sighting and specimen occurrence data of the extinct Carolina Parakeet 1564 – 1944. Biodiversity Data Journal. 6: e25280. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.6.e25280

[15] Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, T.A. Dallas, and A.L. Bond. 2018. spatExtinct: an R package for spatially-interpolated extinction date estimation from sighting data. Preprint available

[14] Carlson, C.J., A.L. Bond, and K.R. Burgio. 2018. Estimating the extinction date of the Thylacine accounting for unconfirmed sightings. Conservation Biology. 32: 477-483. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13037

[13] Carlson, C.J, K.R. Burgio, E.R. Dougherty, A.J. Phillips, V.M. Bueno, C.F. Clements, G. Castaldo, T. Dallas, C.A. Cizauskas, G. Cumming, J. Doña, N.C. Harris, R. Jovani, S. Mironov, O. Muellerklein, H.C. Proctor, and W.M. Getz. Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate. Science Advances. 3(9): e1602422 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602422

[12] Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, and M.W. Tingley. 2017. Lazarus ecology: recovering the natural history of the extinct Carolina parakeet. Ecology & EvolutionDOI: 10.1002/ece3.3135

[11] Cizauskas, C.A., C.J. Carlson, K.R. Burgio, C.F. Clements, N.C. Harris, E.R. Dougherty, and A.J. Phillips. 2017. Parasite vulnerability to climate change: an evidence-based functional trait approach. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 160535. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160535

[10] Lopez, B.E., K.R. Burgio, M.B. Carlucci, K.A. Palmquist, A. Parada, V. Weinberger, and A.H. Hurlbert. 2016. A new framework for inferring community assembly processes using phylogenetic information, relevant traits and environmental gradients. One Ecosystem. 1: e9501. DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.1.e9501

[9] Brightsmith, D., K.R. Burgio, B.J. Hiller, K.E. Block, P. Pyle, and M.A. Patten. 2017. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri). Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/yecpar

[8] Brightsmith, D., K.R. Burgio, B.J. Hiller, K.E. Block, P. Pyle, and M.A. Patten. 2017. White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolorus). Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/whwpar

[7] Carlson, C.J., O.C. Mullerklein, A.J. Phillips, K.R. Burgio, G. Castaldo, C.A. Cizauskas, G. Cumming, T.A. Dallas, J. Dona, Z. Miao, H. Proctor, H.S. Yoon, and W.M. Getz. 2017. The Parasite Extinction Assessment Red List (PEARL): an extensible, open-source, online biodiversity database for neglected invertebrates. Preprint available

[6] Burgio, K.R., C.R. van Rees, K.E. Block, M. Spreyer, and E.H. Bucher. 2016. Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) in Birds of North America Online (P. Rodewald ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. DOI: 10.2173/bna.322

[5] Dougherty, E.R., C.J. Carlson, V.M. Bueno, K.R. Burgio, C.A. Cizauskas, C.F. Clements, D.P. Seidel, and N.C. Harris. 2015. Paradigms for parasite conservation. Conservation BiologyDOI: 10.1111/cobi.12634

[4] Dreiss, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2015. Multiple dimensions of biodiversity for rodents along an extensive tropical elevational gradient: taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic perspectives. Ecography38: 876–888.

[3] Burgio, K.R., M.A. Rubega, and D. Sustaita. 2014. Nest-building behavior of Monk Parakeets and insights into potential mechanisms for reducing damage to utility poles. PeerJ. 2:e601 DOI:10.7717/peerj.601

[2] Cisneros, L.M., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2014. Elevational variation of multiple dimensions of biodiversity in bats. Journal of Animal Ecology83: 1124–1136.

[1] Carlson, C.J., C.A. Cizuaskas, K.R. Burgio, C.F. Clements, and N.C. Harris. 2013. The more parasites, the better? Science342:1041.

Patents

Burgio, K.R. and M.A. Rubega. 2013. Monk Parakeet Utility Pole Exclusion Device. Provisional Patent # 61/842,608. USA. Filed: 7/3/2013.

Research Grants, Awards, and Fellowships                                                                            

Career Total: $167,636

2011 – 2016    ($121,000) National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

2016               ($4671) Experiment crowdfunded project (co-PI w/G. Smith-Vidaurre)

2016               ($750) UConn Doctoral Student Travel Award

2016               ($125) American Ornithologists Union Travel Award

2016               ($2000) UConn Dissertation Fellowship

2016               ($840) UConn EEB Summer Support Grant

2015               ($500) UConn EEB Summer Support Grant

2014               ($2,850) UConn EEB Summer Support Grant

2013               ($500) UConn EEB Summer Support Grant

2013               ($17,000) UConn Faulty Large Grant (co-author, awarded to M. Rubega)

2013               ($375) George Clark Jr. Connecticut Natural History Museum Award

2010               ($150) Connecticut Natural History Museum Award

2010               ($1500) Edwin V. Gant Memorial Scholarship, UConn

2009               ($7500) Barry Goldwater National Scholarship

2009               ($3500) Treibick Foundation Summer Research Fellowship

2009               ($500) UConn Life Sciences Honors Thesis Research Grant

2009               ($500) UConn Office of Undergraduate Research Grant

2009               ($375) Katie Bu Memorial Grant

2009               ($1800) UConn University Scholar Award

2007               ($1000) UConn Greater Hartford Campus Scholarship

2007               ($200) UConn Hartford Campus Alumni Scholarship

Other Awards

2010 University Scholar – University of Connecticut

2010 Honors Scholar – University of Connecticut

2009 New England Scholar – University of Connecticut

2007 – 2008 Babbidge Scholar – University of Connecticut

2002 Air Force Commendation Medal – United States Air Force

2001 Distinguished Graduate – United States Air Force Leadership School

1999 Air Force Achievement Medal – United States Air Force

1997 Top Graduate – United States Air Force Technical Training School

Oral Presentations

K.R. Burgio, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, L.M. Cisneros, B.T. Klingbeil, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2016. Integrating multiple dimensions of biodiversity and considerations of climate change for parrot conservation. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, D.C.

Willig, M.R., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, and S.J. Presley. 2014. Gradients of Phylogenetic Relatedness and Size Similarity:  Bats and Rodents in a Hotspot of Tropical Biodiversity (Manu, Peru). American Society of Mammologists Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK.

Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, and K.E. Block. 2013. Reconstructing the extinction of the Carolina Parakeet: Historical data reveal that two distinct human activities drove two separate subspecies’ declines. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Willig, M.R., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, and S.J. Presley. 2013. Comparative Biodiversity of Bats and Rodents along an Extensive Tropical Elevational Gradient: Taxonomic, Functional, and Phylogenetic Dimensions. American Society of Mammologists Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Lopez, B.E., K.R. Burgio, M.B. Carlucci, K.A. Palmquist, A. Parada, V. Weinberger, and A.H. Hurlbert.  2012. Inferring Community Assembly Processes under Niche Lability: Considering the Stress Dominance Hypothesis. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Klingbeil, B.T., K.R. Burgio, L.M. Cisneros, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. 2012. Elevational variation of multiple dimensions of biodiversity: inter-taxon comparisons. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Poster Presentations

Kosman, E., K.R. Burgio, S.J. Presley, M.R. Willig, and S.M. Scheiner. 2017. Using functional diversity to set conservation priorities: a methodology and a case study of global parrot diversity. International Biogeography Society Annual Conference, Tuscon, AZ.

Cardillo, C., B. Walker, K.R. Burgio, and M.A. Rubega. 2016. Is A Hothead Stressed? A pilot assessment of thermal imaging as a tool for indexing glucocorticoids. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.