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Climate, human effects, and the collapse of Caribbean bat biodiversity.
May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Angelo Soto-Centeno, professor of Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University – Newark and most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. Angelo was born in Puerto Rico, and since early childhood he experienced island biodiversity first hand. His fascination with animals that can fly led him on a path to study bats, a group of one the most misunderstood mammals worldwide. Today, he travels the Caribbean islands searching and documenting living and fossil species of bats to understand the causes that led to changes in the biodiversity of these imperiled mammals.
The AMNH produced a video of his recent studies of bats in Cuba with local experts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIYPKljj7cY&feature=youtu.be