Maggie Lee Post

Senior Research Associate

Maggie Lee Post serves San Diego Zoo Global a Senior Research Associate in Recovery Ecology. In this role, she is responsible for assisting the Research Coordinator in leading the California least tern and western snowy plover field crew at Naval Base Coronado. Her project focuses on monitoring and investigating the natural history of California least terns and western snowy plovers.

Currently, Maggie is monitoring the reproductive success of California least terns and western snowy plovers at Naval Base Coronado, and assisting with a study on the survival rates of California least terns. Her personal research interests include beginning to investigate the effects of climate change on the foraging habits of both plovers and terns.

Maggie earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Reed College. She has six years’ experience working with several tern species, puffins, and other seabirds as a part of Project Puffin in Maine. She has also worked as a wildlife rehabilitator in Oregon and Hawaii and is a licensed private pilot.