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Journey of the Juncos: Migration and Adaptation in Our Changing World

Oct 30, 2018

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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. Dr. 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 the darkeyed junco, a model bird species commonly known as the snowbird. Focusing on the causes and consequences of environmental change helps equip humans to predict future responses and champion the biodiversity that makes our planet so amazing. This program is presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Audubon Society of Greater Denver and Audubon Rockies.