Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oeschle 224
Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr.

Daniel Klem, Jr. is Professor of Biology, and Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. For 35 years, beginning with his dissertation and continuing to present, he has studied and published extensively on the relationship between birds and windows. His other research and published works document the anatomy, behavior, ecology, and conservation of birds of prey, waterbirds, and select passerines, and co-authored three books on the birds of Armenia.
Dr. Klem's talk at Lafayette College is titled: "An Overview Of Bird Mortality At Windows: Cause and Prevention Challenges." The widespread and numerous instances of bird deaths in collisions with windows are well-documented, but have not yielded much traction within the general populace. Dr. Klem will flesh out the scientific reasoning behind the behavior of bird-window interactions and assess the feasibility and effectiveness of pertinent current and future solutions.

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