Marie oversees the day-to-day operations of CCB, including the management of fiscal, personnel, infrastructure, and data resources. She is also involved in maintaining fundraising, outreach projects, and collaborative partnerships. Marie’s background is in landscape ecology and GIS. She is currently working through William & Mary’s GIS Certification Program.
B.S. in Biology, University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary
Watts, B. D., B. J. Paxton, and M. L. Pitts. 2018. Exposure of bald eagle nestlings to contaminants on National Park Service lands within the Chesapeake Bay. The Center for Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-18-13. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University. 57 pp.
Watts, B. D., B. J. Paxton, and M. L. Pitts. 2017. Exposure of bald eagle nestlings to contaminants on National Park Service lands within the Chesapeake Bay, Interim report: Fall 2017. The Center for Biology Technical Report Series, CCBTR-17-11. College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University. 23pp.
Cornell, K. L., C. R. Kight, R. B. Burdge, A. R. Gunderson, J. K. Hubbard, A. K. Jackson, J. E. LeClerc, M. L. Pitts, J. P. Swaddle, and D. A. Cristol. 2011. Reproductive Success of Eastern Bluebirds (Siala sialis) on Suburban Golf Courses. The Auk 128(3): 577-586.
Birge, L. M., M. L. Pitts, R. H. Baker, and G. S. Wilkinson. 2010. Length polymorphism and head shape association among genes with polyglutamine repeats in the stalk-eyed fly, Teleopsis dalmanni. BMC Evolutionary Ecology 10:227.
Ribak, G., M. L. Pitts, G. S. WIlkinson, and J. G. Swallow. 2009. Wing shape, wing size, and sexual dimorphism in eye-span in stalk-eyed ﬂies (Diopsidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98:860-871.