Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Scientific name definitions
Version: 2.0 — Published June 25, 2021
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Jonah Gula has a Bachelor's of Science in Wildlife Biology from Unity College in Maine, USA and a Master's of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University in Texas, USA. His field research background is diverse, including work on black bears, Southern Ground-hornbills, bighorn sheep, lions, cheetahs, African painted dogs, North American river otters, Greater Sage-grouse, and multiple wading bird species in the Florida Everglades. Jonah began researching the Saddle-billed Stork in 2017 after working in Zambia's Kafue National Park, where the species peaked his interest. Since then he has spearheaded efforts to increase research attention for the Saddle-billed Stork and other storks in Africa. Jonah's Master's thesis research involved the first effort to empirically map African stork distribution and the first niche modeling of five endemic African species. Moving forward, Jonah hopes to continue collaboration with multiple partners across Africa under the auspices of the IUCN Stork, Ibis, and Spoonbill Specialist Group to address knowledge gaps about storks and begin development of science-based conservation status assessments. To reach Jonah, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.