Diana has a background in wildlife field studies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), art and photography. After earning a bachelor of science, Diana participated in a variety of wildlife research projects, including Oregon silverspot butterfly monitoring on Cascade Head, cavity-nesting bird surveys in Central Oregon, and wintering eagle distribution and bald eagle nest site observation studies with Oregon Eagle Foundation. Upon completion of a post-bac certificate of GIS, she participated in Matt Shinderman’s initial study documenting American pikas (Ochotona princeps) at low-elevation lava flows in Newberry National Volcanic Monument. At the HERS Lab, Diana serves as project manager, pika survey crew lead and GIS mapping specialist. Her research interests include using observational studies, photography and GIS analysis to document pika behavior and distribution in lava flow environments.
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97702
Oregon State University (Corvallis)
Partner Institution:Central Oregon Community College