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Robots, Telemetry, and the Sex Lives of Wild Birds: Using Technology to Understand and Protect an Enigmatic Bird

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:00pm

Warren Hall, B25 Cornell University

Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship

SpeakerGail Patricelli, Professor & Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

Description: Animals use a dizzying array of sounds, smells, colors, dances, electrical fields, and seismic vibrations to convince each other to mate. For this Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship, Gail Patricelli will talk about using robotic female birds (see photo) and other technology to study courtship behaviors in the Greater Sage-Grouse, and how such research informs conservation of this iconic North American bird and its habitat. 

This lectureship was established in honor of the late Paul Mundinger, who received his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from Cornell.

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Grouse robot image by Noppadol Paothong. 

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