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SDFO Meeting – Oct 15

We're hoping you can join us on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:00 pm, in the Hoffman Room of the San Diego Foundation Building, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. 

 

Our special program this month is: “A tale of tails, barriers, and dispersal: From Myioborus redstarts to avian diversity in the Neotropics,” by Jorge Pérez.

Jorge says, “I want to take you on a journey that started during my studies of Myioborus warblers. Their plumage patterns, as well as their distribution, are fascinating and opened the door for further studies and many research collaborations. We will talk about tail patterns and the potential role of natural selection on shaping those patterns, the conservation of species with restricted distributions, geographic expansion and secondary contacts resulting in hybridization or potential species displacement, and the role of barriers in isolating species populations (focusing on the table mountains of the Guiana Highlands). As we talk about these warblers we will expand our results to include studies of other groups of birds, with the goal of discussing the potential implications of these findings to understanding the origin and distribution of our Neotropical avian diversity.”

 

Everyone is welcome!

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 

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