The Division of Birds would like to welcome Museum Specialist, Jacob Saucier, to the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Jacob comes to us from the University of Wyoming where he is finishing his Master’s degree at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, working on the systematics and phylogeography of Thryothorus wrens.
Jacob is originally from Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University (LSU) as an undergraduate where he developed a scientific interest in birds after taking an Ornithology course from renowned ornithologist James Van Remsen at the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Jacob quickly became skilled in both field and museum ornithology and participated in foreign and local collecting expeditions. Immediately after graduation, Jacob was hired by LSU to database National Park Service specimens collected in Jean Lafitte National Park as part of a broader effort to document NPS specimens in museums.