HMEI Faculty Seminar: “Inside the Colorful World of Birds and Their Eggs”
Mary Caswell (Cassie) Stoddard, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and associated faculty in HMEI, will present “Inside the Colorful World of Birds and Their Eggs” for the final talk in our spring 2022 HMEI Faculty Seminar Series.
Stoddard will discuss her group’s research on birds, the world’s most colorful and diverse land vertebrates. Their work on hummingbirds in the Rocky Mountains is finding that these tiny birds’ colorful lives are threatened by climate change as wildflowers bloom ever earlier. She also will explore how eggs — remarkable structures that are both strong and breakable — can be indicators of environmental health, and how fundamental research on avian behavior is essential for protecting birds and preserving their habitats under increasing human pressure.
Face coverings are REQUIRED for in-person attendees; boxed lunches will be available at noon in the Guyot Atrium for registered attendees.
Additional speakers and dates in this series are below.
“Volcanoes, Climate and Mass Extinction in Earth History” — Blair Schoene, Professor of Geosciences
“‘The Science Is Clear’: Why the Climate Crisis Needs New Narratives“ — Allison Carruth, professor of American studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute