October 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, 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. Presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Denver Audubon and Audubon Rockies.
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