Collection Manager, Birds
Serina Brady is the collection manager for the Section of Birds at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. She received her MSc in biology and MSc in museum studies from the University of New Mexico in 2019. Her research interests utilize natural history collections to study avian systematics and diversification. She strives to create holistic specimen vouchers by taking as much data (tissue, photographs, field notes, etc.) from the specimen and incorporating these into its digital record. Serina is a member of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and is an advocate for collections-based research, preservation, and care.
After receiving her BSc at Cornell University, Serina explored a path in field ecology working for various NGOs, universities, and government agencies. This allowed her to travel the world and immerse herself in a wide variety of avifauna. She has conducted fieldwork in Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, Ecuador (Galápagos Islands), Northern Mariana Islands, and Panama. Her graduate work took place in the lab and in the field, with fieldwork occurring in the Solomon Islands and Australia.
Brady, S. S., Moyle, R. G., Joseph, L., & Andersen, M. J. (2022). Systematics and biogeography of the whistlers (Aves: Pachycephalidae) inferred from ultraconserved elements and ancestral area reconstruction. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 168, 107379.
Joseph, L., Campbell, C. D., Drew, A., Brady, S. S., Nyári, Á., & Andersen, M. J. (2021). How far east can a Western Whistler go? Genomic data reveal large eastward range extension, taxonomic and nomenclatural change, and reassessment of conservation needs. Emu-Austral Ornithology, 121(1-2), 90-101.
Williamson, J. L., Gyllenhaal, E. F., Oliver, K. D., Brady, S. S., Johnson, A. B., Michelsohn, M. J., & Andersen, M. J. (2021). Predictable outcomes of warbler hybridization: Synthesis and an exceptional Yellow× Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga petechia× S. caerulescens) pairing. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 133(1), 82-102.
Barrow, L. N., Bauernfeind, S. M., Cruz, P. A., Williamson, J. L., Wiley, D. L., Ford, J. E., Brady, S.S., … & Witt, C. C. (2021). Detecting turnover among complex communities using null models: a case study with sky-island haemosporidian parasites. Oecologia, 195(2), 435-451.
DeCicco, L. H., Brady, S. S., Hamilton, S., Havimana, A., Mapel, X. M., McCullough, J. M., … & Moyle, R. G. (2019). Notes on the birds of Isabel, Solomon Islands, including the first record since 1927 of Island Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus maforensis. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 139(4), 311-319.