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Current Position

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.

[14] Carlson, C.J., A.L. Bond, and K.R. Burgio. 2017. Estimating the extinction date of the Thylacine accounting for unconfirmed sightings. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13037

[13] Carlson, C.J., K.R. Burgio, T.A. Dallas, and W.M. Getz. In press. The mathematics of extinction across scales: from populations to the biosphere. The Mathematics of Planet Earth, 2nd ed.  Preprint available.

[12] 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

[11] 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

[10] 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

[9] 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

[8] 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

[7] 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

[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 BIOLOGY. DOI: 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. ECOGRAPHY. 38: 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

– Coverage in: NPR and Hartford Business Journal

[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 ECOLOGY. 83: 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? SCIENCE. 342:1041.

Manuscripts in revision/review

Burgio, K.R., K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, L.M. Cisneros, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. Strategic conservation: parrots, multiple dimensions of biodiversity, and climate change. Biological Conservation.

Burgio, K.R., L.M. Cisneros, K.E. Davis, L.M. Dreiss, B.T. Klingbeil, B.D. Patterson, S.J. Presley, and M.R. Willig. Dimensions of passerine biodiversity along a tropical elevational gradient: a nexus for historical biogeography and contemporary ecology. Ecography.

 

Manuscripts in preparation (full drafts available)

Burgio, K.R., C.J. Carlson, A.L. Bond, M.A. Rubega, and M.W. Tingley. The mysterious extinction of the Carolina parakeet: was habitat loss responsible? To be submitted to The Auk by 8/1/17

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

Media Coverage

2017 – Parasite vulnerability to climate change: research published in Royal Society Open Science featured on  phys.org

2015 – Paradigms of parasite conservation research published in Conservation Biology featured in The Atlantic.

2014  – Monk Parakeet utility pole nesting research published in PeerJ featured on: NPR, FoxCT, New Haven Register, New Hampshire Public Radio, UConn Today, PeerJ Blog, and Hartford Business Journal

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.

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