I work with Point Blue’s Rangeland Monitoring Network, working with ranchers, researchers, and conservation partners in studying ecological function on rangelands throughout California. 

I grew up in California where the diverse habitats, landscapes and wildlife inspired me to pursue a career in conservation.  I attended Stanford University, with additional coursework at UC Santa Cruz. Soon after, I began working for Point Blue as a songbird banding intern in the Eastern Sierra and the Palomarin Field Station. At Palomarin, my fascination with ecology and birds grew and lead me to pursue a PhD in ecology at UC Davis. My dissertation research focused on population and community response of landbirds at Palomarin to the rapid successional changes in the vegetation community.

When I’m not studying birds, plants, and soils on rangelands, I enjoy playing outdoors with my husband and our chocolate lab.

Featured Work

Porzig, E.L., N.E. Seavy, T. Gardali, G.R. Geupel, M. Holyoak, J.M Eadie. 2014. Habitat suitability through time: using time series and habitat models to understand changes in bird density. Ecosphere 5(2): 12.

Porzig, E.L., K.E. Dybala, T. Gardali, G. Ballard, G.R. Geupel, J.A. Wiens. 2011. Forty-five years and counting: reflections from the Palomarin Field Station on the contribution of long-term monitoring and recommendations for the future. Condor 113(4):713-723.