Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Etienne Benson

One of the challenges of studying bird migration is that, generally speaking, a bird on the wing can move faster than a human on foot. This talk will explore some of the creative responses to this challenge that ornithologists have devised since the beginning of the twentieth century — responses that have not only produced remarkable insights into bird behavior but have also transformed the ways scientists relate to birds, to amateur bird-watchers, and to the landscapes they inhabit.


For more information about the speaker, Prof. Etienne Benson of the University of Pennsylvania, please consult his homepage here.



Sponsored by: 
Engineering Studies, Biology, the Programs in Environmental Science and Studies, and The Lafayette Forum on Technology and the Liberal Arts