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Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series

Dr. Steve Beissinger, UC Berkeley
A century of climate and land-use change on birds and mammals: The Grinnell Resurvey Project

Steve Beissinger is a Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he held the A. Starker Leopold Chair in Wildlife Biology (2003-2013) and is a research associate of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.  Professor Beissinger’s professional career has been devoted to producing ecological knowledge that can be used to both conserve biodiversity and to uncover basic processes in behavioral and population ecology that govern how nature works. His current research centers on two of the biggest challenges facing conservation and society –wildlife responses to global change and species’ extinctions – with recent work carried out in protected areas and working landscapes in California and Latin America. Current projects focus on: (1) long-term response of California birds and mammals to climate change as part of the Grinnell Resurvey Project; (2) metapopulation biology of secretive rails in a coupled natural-human system; and (3) avian parental care strategies and population dynamics, including a 30-year study of a small parrot in Venezuela. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and is senior editor of three books, including Science, Conservation and National Parks (2017) and Population Viability Analysis (2002). Steve is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the American Ornithological Society (AOS), which awarded him the William Brewster Memorial Award in 2010 for his research on Western Hemisphere birds. Steve served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology, and as President of the AOS. Dr. Beissinger joined the faculty at Berkeley in 1996 after spending eight years as a professor at Yale University and two years as an NSF Postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Zoology from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Withycombe Hall, 109
2921 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Academic, Research

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni

Organization
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Services, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, Department of Integrative Biology
Hashtag

#seminar

Contact Name

Amanda Polley

Contact Email

amanda.polley@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5417374893

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