Education: B.S. University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
M.S. San Diego State University
- Ryan, P. G., Klicka, L. B., Barker, F. K., and Burns, K. J. 2013. The origin of finches on Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, central South Atlantic Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 299-305
- Klicka LB, Burns KJ, & Kus BE. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Bell’s Vireo. 131st American Ornithologists’ Union, Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 2013. Oral contribution.
- 2013 – Ted Cohn Evolutionary Biology Fund. San Diego State University ($500)
- 2012 – American Ornithologist’s Union Research Award ($2500).
- 2012 – AMNH – Frank Chapman Memorial Fund ($2350).
- 2012 – LA Audubon Society – Ralph W. Schreiber Ornithology Research Award ($1500).
- 2014 – American Ornithologist’s Union Conference Travel Award
- 2013 – Harold and June Grant Memorial Scholarship. San Diego State University ($2600)
- 2013 – American Ornithologist’s Union Conference Travel Award
- 2012 – Mabel Myers Memorial Scholarship. San Diego State University ($1500)