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Kerrie Anne Loyd

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Lecturer Sr
Faculty, CALHC Campus, Mailcode 4040
Biography

Kerrie Anne Loyd is a wildlife biologist lecturing for the biology and environmental science programs at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. Course instruction at ASU includes Biology for non-majors, General Biology II, Field Ecology, Vertebrate Zoology Animal Behavior and Environmental Science. She enjoys leading study abroad programs and spent three summers teaching in Tanzania and one in Ecuador. Loyd spent seven years as an environmental education professional in Atlanta, Georgia before attending graduate school and joining academia. 

Loyd is particularly interested in urban and suburban ecology. Recent peer-reviewed publications focus on predation by domestic cats in residential and protected areas, risk factors associated with roaming and management options for populations of feral cats. Her graduate research was supported through a partnership with National Geographic and has been highlighted on NBC Nightly News, NPR All Things Considered and ABC’s 20/20.

For the past five years, Loyd and her undergraduate students have been monitoring nest success and productivity of urban burrowing owls in Lake Havasu City. She recently expanded research to study site fidelity, movement and behavior of Western burrowing owls. Loyd's research is supported by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona Field Ornithologists.

Education
  • Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Georgia 2012
  • M.A. Science Education, University of Georgia 2004
  • B.S. Wildlife and Environmental Science, Virginia Tech 2000
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Research Interests


Dr. Loyd and undergraduate life science students are currently investigating the habitat preferences and nest success of western burrowing owls across the suburban desert landscape of Lake Havasu City. She is also assisting University of Georgia researchers with the next phase of the KittyCams project, examining the hunting activities of feral domestic cats on a coastal barrier island.

Research Activity
  • Loyd,Kerrie Anne. The Urban Owl Campaign: Reducing Secondary Poisoning of Raptors Through Community. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(4/16/2015 - 4/15/2018).
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PLB 310The Flora of Arizona
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 100The Living World
BIO 182General Biology II
BIO 320Fundamentals of Ecology
LSC 322Fundamentals of Ecology Lab
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 322Conservation of Biodiversity
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 370Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 322Conservation of Biodiversity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENV 201Environmental Science
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 370Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 100The Living World
BIO 182General Biology II
BIO 320Fundamentals of Ecology
LSC 322Fundamentals of Ecology Lab
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 100The Living World
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 370Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 100The Living World
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 370Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 410Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction