JF Therrien

Jean-Francois Therrien, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Graduate Study Director
570-943-3411 x104
[email protected]

 Ph.D. Biology. Joined Hawk Mountain in 2011.

After completing an academic internship with Hawk Mountain in the fall of 2002, JF returned nine years later as a biologist. He now leads the Sanctuary’s research projects in the Arctic and is involved in several studies including the movement ecology of New World vultures and peregrine falcons across the Americas. He also oversees all of the associated graduate students studying raptor ecology worldwide.

When he's not monitoring the long-term American kestrel nest-box program or helping with the migration counts from the Sanctuary’s lookout, JF can be found teaching statistics to Sanctuary trainees and enjoying life with his wife and two children.