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Programs Winter 2016

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Meetings of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society are held on the third Monday of each month except December from September to May. At 7:30 PM, join us for a refreshment social; at 8:00, our program begins. Programs are held in Stainton Hall on the campus of the Pennington School located on Delaware Avenue between Route 31 and Main Street in Pennington. Enter campus from Delaware Avenue between the brick lamp posts, proceed a short distance and turn right into the parking area. Parking is free. The walkway to Stainton Hall is evident at the end of the parking lot. (View Detailed Map)

Jacob B. Socolar: The Impact of Habitat Loss on Avian Biodiversity from the Amazon to the Eastern US..

Monday, October 17, 2016, at 8:00 PM

    © 2016 Jacob Socolar

Amazonia holds superlative tropical forest - the largest, most diverse and intact on Earth. Its highly heterogeneous mosaic of forest types is home to an enormous diversity of birds that are specialized to these particular habitats. Jacob Socolarís research seeks to understand the response of bird communities to the reduction of their habitat, resulting from deforestation and increased agriculture. Understanding the consequences of this helps to inform conservation policy.

Mr. Socolar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, and received his B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College. As an ecologist and conservation biologist with broad interests in community dynamics, tropical forests, and avian biology, he focuses on avian community structure in Peruvian Amazonia. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

Upcoming Programs

Topics May Change!

November 21 Professor David Wilcove Conserving Asiaís Vanishing Birds
January 16 Juanita Hummel Birds of Cuba
February 20 George Gregory The Cerulean Warbler, a Migrant in Decline
March 20 Rick Wright Preface to the Spring Sparrow Migration
April 17 Jeffery Hall Birds of NW PA
May 15 Frank Gill Bird Species Taxonomy 2017
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