Jenna Schlener

Seabird Research Coordinator


My general fields of interest include movement ecology, phenology, individual variation, and science communication.

My passion for seabirds started at College of the Atlantic, where I received my B.A. in Human Ecology. During that time I conducted research on foraging ecology and monitored productivity of herring gulls on Great Duck Island. From there I started a master's thesis at McGill University focused on individual variation in foraging behavior and personality in black-legged kittiwakes. In the summers of 2019 and 2020 I was the crew leader on Middleton Island where we monitored breeding success for a variety of seabirds. I joined the Research Department at the ASLC as the seabird research coordinator in April 2021. I am working on multiple projects surveying seabirds in the Resurrection Bay/Kenai Fjord area to analyze species diversity, abundance, phenology, and habitat use. I am also helping to continue developing our community science program.