When animal populations are impacted by human-caused changes, they are forced to move to new places, modify how they behave, or face extinction.
Ellen D. Ketterson, professor of biology at Indiana University Bloomington, addresses our need as invested citizens to understand animal migration and seasonality in relation to the loss of biodiversity. Ketterson will examine the very real implications of our changing world through the lens of a model bird species, the dark-eyed junco, commonly known as the snowbird. This may be a common backyard bird to many, but the junco is both ordinary and extraordinary -- and a rockstar in the world of avian research.
By focusing on the details and consequences of environmental change and how organisms respond, humans will be equipped to develop ways to predict future responses to ongoing environmental change and champion the biodiversity that makes our planet so amazing.
Presented in partnership with:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (www.dmns.org)
Audubon Rockies (rockies.audubon.org)
Audubon Society Greater Denver (www.denveraudubon.org)
Wednesday, October 25 • 7 p.m. • Ricketson Auditorium • $12 member, $15 nonmember
Can't make it to the event? Watch the film online!
Learn more about Dr. Ketterson's work by visiting their website: http://www.indiana.edu/~kettlab/