Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu! "Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!
FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE
with Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu,
Department of Biology, University of Utah
Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services
Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00pm
Birds play critical roles for ecosystems and human well-being worldwide. Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species.
However, the ecological importance of birds and the economic value of their services are not widely appreciated, and many face extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, and introduced species. By studying birds' ecological functions and ecosystem services, we can understand the environmental consequences of bird declines and extinctions for ecosystems and for the people that benefit from birds’ services.
Frontiers of Science is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Frontiers of Science lecture series.