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Maren Gimpel

Field Ecologist, Chester River Field Research Station

Education

B.A., Zoology, Connecticut College

Wildlife Ecology and Management, School for Field Studies, Nairobi, Kenya 

Research Interests

Conservation

Habitat restoration

Bird behavior and movements

Avian molt 

Selected Publications 

Small, D.M., M.E. Gimpel and J. Gruber. 2015. Preformative molt in Indigo Buntings north of the wintering grounds.  North American Bird Bander 40(2): 67-69.

Gimpel, M.E., D. M. Small and J. G. Gruber.  2014.  Winter site fidelity of six sparrow species in Maryland.  North American Bird Bander 39(2): 45-51.

Florin, David A., R. J. Brinkerhoff, Holly Gaff, Ju Jiang, Richard G. Robbins, William Eickmeyer, James Butler, David Nielsen, Chelsea Wright, Alexis White, Maren E. Gimpel & Allen L. Richards. 2014. Additional U.S. collections of the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), from the State of Delaware, the first reported field collections of adult specimens from the State of Maryland, and data regarding this tick from surveillance of migratory songbirds in Maryland. Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(3): 257–262.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. G. Gruber.  2013.  Variation and Extent of Eccentric Pre-formative Wing Molt in Field Sparrows.  North American Bird Bander 38(2): 49-54.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, D. E. Gill. 2012. Site Fidelity and Natal Philopatry in  Dickcissels. Northeastern Naturalist 19(1): 123-129.

Gimpel, M. E., D. M. Small, J. G. Gruber. 2010. Site Fidelity and a Longevity Record of Wintering Hermit Thrushes in Maryland. North American Bird Bander 35(2): 1-4.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. Parks, J. B. Guerard, D. E. Gill. 2009. First Documented Cases of Polygyny in the Grasshopper Sparrow. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(4): 822-825.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. Gruber. 2007. Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) Longevity Record. North American Bird Bander 32(2): 78. 

Professional Involvement

Eastern Bird Banding Association- Councilor

North American Banding Council- Certified bird bander and bird banding trainer