Lauren D. Pharr is a current PhD student pursuing her degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at North Carolina State University. Her current research involves studying partial brood reduction in the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Lauren is also a science communicator, having written and contributed to pieces for The Cincinnati Zoo, BBC Wildlife, Wired Magazine, and eBird. She is currently an intern with North Carolina Sea Grant serving as an associate editor for their award-winning magazine Coastwatch. Lauren will also begin her new role as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for The Wildlife Society’s magazine, The Wildlife Professional. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys reading, nature adventures, and listening to music. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lauren D. Pharr
All Stories from Lauren
On “Trash” Birds: Rethinking How We Label Common Species
Why trash birds is a trash term.
Painted Bunting: The Fun of Local Bird Quests
An unexpected painting bunting provides the thrill of a local bird quest.
Meet the Eastern Phoebe, the Flycatcher that Coexists with Humans
Cool facts and backyard tips about the eastern phoebe.
Beginner’s Tips For Identifying Backyard Bird Nests
Wonder who made that nest in your backyard? These tips can get you started.
Should You Provide Water for Birds in Winter?
Many provide birds food in winter. What about water?
How Sea-level Rise Impacts Marsh Sparrows
Scientists are studying the effects of sea-level rise on salt marshes, and two imperiled sparrow species.
Seeing Red: What the Color of House Finches Can Tell Us
What can house finches teach us about coloration and ornamentation in birds?
An Introduction to Bird Banding
Bird banding has become one of the most useful tactics in bird conservation. Here’s what you need to know.