Barbara Avers

Barbara Avers

Doctoral Student


M.S. Wildlife Ecology, Mississippi State University
B.S. Zoology, Michigan State University


While at MSU as a doctoral student, Barbara will continue to work for the Michigan DNR as the Waterfowl and Wetland Specialist, a position she has held for several years.

She will be researching stewardship motivations and a collaborative governance model for Great Lakes coastal wildlife management areas for waterfowl hunting, bird watching, and community development.  Barbara envisions this information will lead to coordinated action toward the conservation and management of these areas and inform regional and state programs that support wetland and waterfowl conservation.  Barbara is advised by Dr. Heather Triezenberg in Michigan Sea Grant.