Clarissa Starbuck



Clarissa Starbuck is a postdoctoral research associate for the Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation. She has been fascinated by bats since the age of seven and has been involved in bat research since 2007. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Missouri where she studied the effects of forest management on bats in the Missouri Ozarks. At Northern Arizona University, where she received her Ph.D., Clarissa studied the effects of a wildfire at multiple spatial scales on bats in eastern Arizona, and she used bat acoustics and landscape features to predict presence of bats across northern Arizona. With the Bat Center, she is working on a project to determine effects of forest management on the endangered Indiana bat in northern Missouri.