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Bird Study Group Meeting (June 2024)

June 5 @ 7:30 pm

DATE: June 5th
TIME: 7:30PM
Join Dr. Mark Boyce for an enlightening and comprehensive presentation on the conservation of the sage grouse, a keystone species vital to the health of North America’s sagebrush ecosystem. In this talk, Dr. Boyce will delve into the latest research findings, including this year’s data, to highlight the current status, challenges, and successful strategies in preserving this iconic bird. With decades of experience in wildlife ecology and a focus on adaptive management, Dr. Boyce will provide an analysis of the ecological significance of sage grouse, the threats they face from habitat loss and climate change, and the collaborative efforts required to ensure their survival. This talk promises to be an essential update for conservationists, ecologists, and anyone interested in wildlife preservation.
Presenter’s Bio: Mark S. Boyce received his BS from Iowa State, MS from Univ of Alaska, and MPhil and PhD degrees from Yale Univ; he was then a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University. He is Professor of Ecology and holds the Alberta Conservation Association Chair in Fisheries & Wildlife at the University of Alberta. His research specialty is population ecology of vertebrates and he currently supervises 9 graduate students. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and The Wildlife Society. Dr. Boyce has published over 350 peer-reviewed papers and 6 books.


June 5
7:30 pm
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Alberta Canada