Dr. Terrill studies the evolution of bird molt, an incredible adaptation that allows birds to drop and regrow worn feathers each year. As the lead on the Mexican Bird Resurvey Project, he is using big biodiversity data and genomic tools to understand how a century of human-caused change has impacted bird communities. Dr. Terrill is an expert on local birds and is on the California Bird Records Committee, the group which compiles the state bird list and rules on new records.
Education: B.S. UC Santa Cruz; PhD Louisiana State University