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HMSC Research Seminar- Uncovering the hidden world of a secretive seabird

Speaker: Jim Rivers, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, College of Forestry.  Oregon State University

Topic:  Uncovering the hidden world of a secretive seabird

The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small diving seabird in the auk family that occurs from Alaska to central California along the Pacific coast of North America. Murrelets were once common in this region but have declined throughout much of their range due primarily to loss and fragmentation of nesting habitat consisting of older-aged forests. To aid in maintaining habitat for this species and providing for its recovery, the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project has been undertaken to provide a large-scale, long-term investigation to better understand murrelet habitat needs in Oregon and provide a foundation for understanding the balance between forest management practices and the conservation of murrelet nesting habitat. This talk will provide background on the murrelet’s secretive habits, outline the challenges encountered when studying the breeding ecology of this species, and provide an overview of project findings to date. 

 

 

Thursday, November 7 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Audience

Community, Faculty and Staff, Student

County

Lincoln

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5418670126

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