Armchair Science Lecture Series:
Wildlife Conservation Society's Boreal Bird Project
Thursday, 16 January 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
The VIC's Armchair Science Lecture series kicks off with a presentation by Michale Glennon, from the Wildlife Conservation Society. She will speak on the Wildlife Conservation Society's Boreal Bird Project. The Adirondack Park harbors a number of bird species at the southern extent of their range, found nowhere else in the state, such as the Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Boreal Chickadee. Dr. Glennon will share the results of a decade of WCS’ work looking into the status and distribution of these boreal icons. The lecture begins at 7:00 PM in the VIC auditorium. $5 per person. Free to season pass holders and Friends of the VIC. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.
Michale Glennon is the Science Director for the Adirondack Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her research interests lie primarily at the intersection between land use management and ecological integrity, with a number of projects ranging from the impacts of low density, exurban development on wildlife to the potential changes to Adirondack lowland boreal communities resulting from climate change. Dr. Glennon joined WCS in 2003 after completing a Ph.D. at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she explored the effects of land use management on bird and small mammal communities in the Adirondack Park.
Boreal bird photos: Larry Master