Erin Tracy

Erin Tracy

Master's student


August, 2009 – January 2013: Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

August, 2016 – Present:   Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI   Masters Student in the Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab


I grew up near the ocean in North Carolina exploring tide pools and sand dunes and developing my love of the natural world. I attended Guilford College and majored in Biology and Environmental Science. During my time at Guilford I studied abroad at a field station in Australia and conducted a research project that focused on community response to environmental degradation after a natural disaster (Cyclone Yasi). It was an incredibly rewarding experience and inspired me to pursue environmental field work after graduation. I have worked for the BLM monitoring endangered sage grouse habitat in Nevada, for the Marin Municipal Water District monitoring and restoring salmon populations and riparian habitat in California, for the Feather River Hatchery in California, and for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife monitoring endangered fish in the Colorado River Basin. I am currently working with Dr. Dana Infante in the Aquatic Landscape Ecology lab.