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Dr. Brian G. Walker

Associate Professor of Biology
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  • Student Travel Award, Pacific Seabird Group 30th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2003.
  • Student Travel Award, The Waterbird Society 26th Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, 2002.
  • First place 1999 Student Spoken Paper Award, Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Blaine, WA, 1999.
  • Second Place - Outstanding Student Presentation - Pacific Seabird Group 26th Annual Meeting, Blaine, WA, 1999.
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Drake University, 1990.
  • AlphaLambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Drake University, 1987.
  • Beta Beta Beta Biology Fraternity, Drake University, 1987.


  • Fulbright Fellowship - Brazil - Fall 2012.  Physiological Ecology in the Atlantic Coastal Rainforest Ecosystems of Brazil - Additional Tools for Conservation
  • Robert E Wall Faculty Award, Fairfield University – Physiological Ecology in the Atlantic Coastal Rainforest Ecosystem of Brazil – Additional tools for Conservation.  Spring Semester (2013) Sabbatical Leave.
  • Fairfield University Office of Academic Affairs Faculty Recognition Award for Extraordinary Excellence in Teaching and Pedagogy. (2010)


  • Fairfield University Science Institute – The use of fruiting Miconia calvescens by the avian communities of the southwest Costa Rican montaine forests. $950
  • Tropical Environmental Science: Study Abroad for Science and Non-Science Majors in Brazil. US Department of State - $300,000  2010-2012
  • Assessment of the impact of tourism in a Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) colony located at Peninsula Valdes, Chubut. CREO - Conservation Research and Education Opportunities. 2009. With student co-author, Cecilia Villanueva.  $4129
  • The Effects Anthropogenic Disturbances on the Hormonal Stress Response in Avian Species: Two Latin American Systems. Fairfield University. 2008.
  • Assessment of Breeding Activity and Physiology in Cavity Nesting Passerine Birds on the Fairfield University Campus. Summer Research Stipend, Fairfield University. 2007.
  • Research Grant. American Orinthologist’s Union. 2002.
  • Sigma Xi Grant in Aid. Sigma Xi Grant in Aid. 2001.
  • Chapman Fund Research Award. American Museum of Natural History. 2000.
  • Richard C. Snyder Award for Research in Vertebrate Biology. Department of Zoology, U.W.. 1998.
  • Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship. Dalhoisie University. 1990.
  • Scholarship. Drake University. 1989.
  • Presidential Scholarship. Drake University. 1989.
  • Scholarship. Drake University. 1986.
  • Presidential Scholarship. Drake University. 1986.

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