October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 30—The Diversification of Modern Birds
Shannon J. Hackett, PhD, associate curator and head, Division of Birds, Zoology Department, Field Museum of Natural History
Living Dinosaurs: The Evolution of Birds Series
Follow the evolutionary history of our fine feathered friends, one of the most fascinating lineages of animals. Four avian experts will guide you through the early origins of birds, their spectacular diversification, and today’s issues of extinction and conservation. This series will leave you with a new appreciation for the modern dinosaurs at your backyard feeder. Brought to you by an ongoing collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
Following lectures in the series:
Tuesday, November 13—Speciation and Hybridization
Robb T. Brumfield, PhD, associate curator of genetic resources and associate professor of biology, Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
Wednesday, November 28—Modern Extinction and Conservation
John Fitzpatrick, PhD, director, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University
Tickets for each lecture must be purchased separately.
All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.