Douglas Stotz, Senior Conservation Ecologist in the Keller Science Action Center at the Field Museum, will present: Three billion birds gone: what does this mean and what do we do about it.
Doug received his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from University of Chicago in 1990. He is active in programs to preserve biological diversity and threatened habitats, both in the Chicago region and in other countries. In Chicago, he focuses on studying bird migration, the effects of climate change on bird populations, and the value of urban area to biodiversity conservation. He is co-chair of the Climate Change Committee for Chicago Wilderness. Besides his bird work, Doug is part of the museum’s Monarch team, ensuring that urban areas live up to their potential for providing habitat and milkweed to this declining migratory butterfly.
He also has researched birds in South America across 35 years. Doug did his dissertation research on antwrens throughout Brazil, and then spent two years at the Museu de Zoologia in Sao Paulo as a post-doc. As part of the Field Museum’s tropical Rapid Biological Inventory teams, he has participated in more than 25 inventories in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba as well as one in China. Doug is an author of two books on Neotropical birds; Birds of Peru, a landmark field guide to the 1800+ bird species in Peru, and Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation, which uses information on the distribution and ecological patterns of over 4000 Latin American birds to analyze conservation priorities.
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