Anna was born and raised in western Michigan, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She went on to earn a master of science degree in biology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Her masters thesis examined the behavioral correlates of paternity-sharing in cooperatively polyandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus).
Previous experience includes:
- Acorn woodpecker monitoring in Carmel Valley, CA
- Genetic testing of acorn woodpecker relatedness using microsatellites at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA
- Behavioral observation of Eastern bluebird aggression in response to nest competitors in western Michigan
- Ectoparasite sampling from migratory birds in Norfolk, VA
- Laboratory instructor for cellular and evolutionary biology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA
- Outdoor educator for the Catskills Outdoor Education Corps in Delhi, NY
- Assistant naturalist at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI
Anna joined SEI as a wildlife biologist in the spring of 2016. She is primarily responsible for RCW monitoring work in western Fort Bragg.
Prinz, A. C. B., Taank, V. K., Voegeli, V., & Walters, E. L. (2016). A novel nest‐monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro‐computer. Journal of Field Ornithology, 87(4), 427-435.
Prinz, A. C. B., Walters, E. L., Haydock, J., Koenig, W. D. The behavioral causes of reproductive skew in cooperatively polygynandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus). In Review.