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After Hours at the Museum: MIGRATION AND ADAPTATION IN OUR CHANGING WORLD

Oct 25, 2017

This program is part of an annual series presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.


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. 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.