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Sean Lyon

Curatorial Assistant, Moore Lab of Zoology

Sean studies the historical ecology of birds in Los Angeles County across a temporal gradient using museum specimens, citizen-science data, and field surveys. Concurrent with his work at the Moore Lab, Sean also manages the Cal State Los Angeles Bird Collections.

Prior to LA, Sean worked at the Field Museum's Bird Division in Chicago, preparing window-killed birds and developing the digital imaging of passerine birds as part of a project called PLUME: Phenotypic Linkage Utilizing Multimedia in EMu. Sean also conducted agroecological surveys of smallholder farms in northern Tanzania for ECHO International, and assessed the conservation status of amphibians as a Program Officer for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Education: B.S. Wheaton College; M.S. in progress California State University, Los Angeles