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Rivers, climate change, and birds: Patterns of avian diversity across western and central African tropical forests
April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Jerry Huntley, Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of History.
Using genetic information gathered from natural history collections and field expeditions to West Africa, Jerry Huntley’s team examined 70 species of African forest bird. From this data, they hope to have a better understanding of how potential barriers to movement within the forest (such as rivers and savannahs) and historical climate change have shaped the distribution of birds that we see today, especially from a genetics standpoint.