Binghamton University to host discussion on songbird migration

2012-09-27

BINGHAMTON, NY – Eli Bridge, assistant professor in the Oklahoma Biological Survey at the University of Oklahoma, will host a discussion titled, “There and Back Again: Songbird Migration and the Geolocator Revolution,” at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in room G-008 of the Academic A building on the Binghamton University campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Bridge will discuss the new technology used to track songbirds throughout their annual migration cycle, knowledge of which has been severely limited for centuries, and how this technology has been used to uncover the journeys of other species as well. He will also explore how this technology, combined with some of the same modern chemical and genetic investigatory tools used in forensic labs, can unravel mysterious observations relating to the migration and feather molt strategies of songbirds.

This speaker event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Evolutionary Studies Program (EvoS) and the Department of Biological Sciences.

For additional information, contact Hadassah Head at hhead1@binghamton.edu.



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