Why birds live where they do, in Peru


Whether you are a serious/amateur birdwatcher, or simply curious about the organisms sharing our natural world, you must from time to time wonder why there are so many different kinds of birds around you. Why are there are so many different kinds of species in some places? For example, the Amazonian forests of Peru can harbor over 1000 species of birds, i.e., 10% of all the world’s bird species, within a 100km X 100km area of forest. How did this diversity evolve, and how are so many species managing to coexist? If questions like these intrigue you, you will want to attend our next Café Scientifique event!

South African evolutionary biologist Dr. Christopher Trisos, currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Socio Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis, MD, will share insights from his analysis of bird communities in Peru, and what we know about how species diversity arises and is maintained.

You can get a preview of the topic on the next edition of our radio show/podcast Science: A Candle In The Dark, which airs on 88.1FM KFCF88.1FM KFCF in Fresno and the surrounding valley every 4th tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM. The podcast is available shortly thereafter. So tune in live, or listen to the podcast before joining us to hear directly from our guest!

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Trisos, Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).

When: Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Where: Peeve’s Public House
, 1243 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721.

Contact: 559-278-2460 (cafe inquiries) / 559-573-5735 (Pub’s number).

Here’s the full poster for this event – please feel free to download, print, and/or share with your friends and family:

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