Date: 9/3/19 7:03 pm From: William Bevil <william.bevil...> Subject: [cobirds] 2019 Fall Speaker Series at DMNS: Dr. Rebecca Safran
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*Evolutionary Ecology of Barn Swallows*
Dr. Rebecca (Becca) Safran
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - University of
Oct. 22, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
*Join us for our 2019 Fall Speaker Series at Denver Museum of Nature &
Science, exploring new ideas and cutting-edge science by leaders in the
field of ornithology.*
Barn swallows are one of the most widely distributed vertebrates on Earth.
With six different subspecies, these birds provide an exciting opportunity
to study environmental adaptation, including to the built environment of
our own species. Dr. Rebecca Safran will share insights from her group’s
work on barn swallows along the Front Range and around the world. These
investigations show how behaviors related to migratory and mate selection
shape population boundaries, leading to more understanding of the origin
and breakdown of biodiversity.
$12 Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Audubon and DMNS members, $15