Hello! My name is Annelise Blanchette. I’m an animal behavior biologist interested in urban ecology, ecotoxicology, and community outreach.
I’m a PhD student in Dr. Jordan Karubian’s lab at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. My work focuses on the northern mockingbird located here in the city of New Orleans – more specifically, I study how environmental lead may be affecting the behaviors of the mockingbird. I collaborate with several amazing people to share my research and raise awareness about soil-based lead contamination.
If you live in the Uptown area (Carrollton to Napoleon, S. Claiborne to Tchoup), Lakeshore, or Lake Vista and you have mockingbirds building nests, incubating eggs, or feeding nestlings and feel comfortable having me monitor the nest, trap the adults, and band the adults/nestlings please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to leave a message.