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Kathy Hixson

Research Associate
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: remote



Educational Background

M.N.S. Biology
Southeast Missouri State University 2018

B.S. Wildlife Science
Virginia Tech 2011


Kathy is a Research Associate in Dr. Jodice’s lab within the South Carolina Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. Her work focuses on developing an atlas and registry of seabird colonies in the northern Gulf of Mexico in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Gulf of Mexico Avian Monitoring Network.
She also collaborates with the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS) vessel-based pelagic seabird survey team, which is assessing the abundance and distribution of seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico.


Michael, P.E., K.M Hixson, J.S. Gleason, J.C. Haney, Y.G. Satgé, P.G.R. Jodice. 2023. Migration, breeding area, and seascape features shape seabird communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0287316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0287316.

Michael, P.E., K.M Hixson, J.C. Haney, Y.G. Satgé, J.S. Gleason, P.G.R. Jodice. 2022. Seabird vulnerability to oil: exposure potential, sensitivity, and uncertainty in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:880750.
doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.880750


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