Kaiya Provost, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University

Kaiya preparing a specimen

About Me

My main interests are phylogenetic systematics, behavioral ecology, biogeography, and computational biology. I study passerine birds of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, parrots, and the North American avifauna as a whole. My research makes use of museum specimens, particularly by extracting genomes out of tissues, examining phenotypes of skins, and processing bioacoustic recordings.

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ohio State University. I received my Ph.D. at the American Museum of Natural History in the Richard Gilder Graduate School. I completed my Master's at Columbia University in 2016, and my Bachelor's at Cornell University in 2014.