“The resounding return of bald eagles in North America has been especially strong in the mid-Atlantic states, including New Jersey, and represents one of America’s most stunning conservation success stories,” said Allen, a quantitative ecologist and conservation biologist who is a post-doctoral research associate in Professor Julie Lockwood’s lab in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “New Jersey’s biologists and volunteers have played a key role in aiding and documenting their exponential increase from near extinction to a common sight along New Jersey’s coasts and waterways,” Allen said. “It is especially heartening that the bald eagle’s decades-long increase continues unabated, with an impressive 16 percent jump in the number of active nests.”
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