Maina Handmaker

Maina Handmaker

PhD Student

University of South Carolina

About me

I am currently a PhD student in the Senner Lab at the University of South Carolina. I study the role nocturnal roost sites play in the stopover ecology and migratory performance of Atlantic flyway Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus). By tracking Whimbrel movements during and after their migratory stopovers on the coast of South Carolina, I am investigating how individuals select foraging and roosting sites and working to better understand how those choices influence their entire annual cycle.

  • Migration tracking
  • Movement ecology
  • Conservation
  • BA in Environmental Studies and Visual Arts, 2011

    Bowdoin College


  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29205