About Dr. Matthew Reetz, Friday Night Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Matthew Reetz has served as the Executive Director of Madison Audubon Society since September 2014. Matt received his B.S. in Biology with emphasis in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois where he worked with birds in the swamps of Southern Illinois, particularly Prothonotary Warblers. He later earned a Master’s and PhD from the University of Florida where he worked on a variety of bird research projects in Australia, the Caribbean, Chile and the U.S., with his doctoral dissertation examining the ecology of Brown-headed Cowbirds in the southeastern U.S. Matt has worked as a biologist for Florida’s state wildlife agency and a college biology professor in Indiana. He also completed two post-doctorate research projects at UW-Madison focused on Sharp-tailed Grouse in Wisconsin and California Spotted Owls before joining the non-profit world. Matt’s current favorite bird is the brainy American Crow.