Kendall Hines, M.S.
Kendall Hines serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as a Senior Research Associate in Recovery Ecology. In this role, she serves as GIS technician for the Burrowing Owl Project. She assists with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related to tracking owls using GPS telemetry and analysis of burrowing owl habitat. She is also part of the field team and has assisted with field observations, camera trap maintenance, banding, trapping, and genetic sample collection.
Kendall’s burrowing owl research includes a combination of GIS-related work and field data collection, a combination of tools that she hopes to streamline in order to benefit many species in years to come. Kendall believes that the synergy found between on the ground research and GIS technology can be of great benefit to many species and could lead us to a new understanding of species not encountered before.
Kendall earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Biology with a focus on ecology from California State University, San Marcos. Her master’s thesis focused on assessment of Peninsular bighorn sheep nursery habitat using GIS technology. She has continued her passion for wildlife and the love for the outdoors through her research at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, beach volleyball, and hiking.