About Me

Trying to have a bonding moment with a very stunned Leach’s Storm-petrel

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Colorado State University, looking at the effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife in National Parks and protected areas around the US. I’m interested in the connection between conservation biology and acoustic ecology.

I completed my PhD the University of Otago in New Zealand where I studied coastal ecosystem ecology and restoration.  My research examined the spatial and temporal patterns of seabird population recovery after the removal of introduced rats on northern offshore islands, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation, Landcare Research, and local iwi.

My ultimate goal is to provide research that can inform conservation and restoration management.

Interests: travelling, hiking, surfing, birdwatching, music, photography, climbing

Skills: remote field camp leadership, statistical and acoustic software, student mentoring, scientific writing, quantitative analysis, scuba diving, fluent in french and english

Contact: email: Rachel.Buxton ‘at’ colostate ‘dot’ edu

Find me on twitter: @buxton_rachel

Resume:  Updated resume 2016