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Dr. Alyson McKnight

Associate Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries Management

Dr. Alyson McKnight

Dr. Aly McKnight has been a part of the Wildlife and Marine Biology faculties at Unity College since August 2017. She received her M.Sc. in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 2000, where she investigated the ecology of the invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas) in southern New England waters. She worked as a seabird ecologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska for over a decade before returning east to earn her Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine (Orono), where she investigated seabird habitat and population dynamics. Aly teaches courses dealing with habitat and population assessment, modeling, and management as well as ecology and marine-themed courses. Her research interests include avian biology, general population ecology, and animal movements and migration.