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Roz Renfrew: You Can't Just Wing It: Migratory Bird Conservation

Feb 28, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Farrell Hall 005

Technological advancements are allowing researchers to track bird migration like never before, but using the resulting wealth of information to achieve real bird conservation quickly becomes complex. I'll share examples of data that have provided important insights to guide conservation of migratory bird species that rely on agricultural lands. More importantly, we'll look at the cultural exchange opportunities and the economic complexities in using broad-scale data on migratory routes provided via satellites to forge local conservation initiatives with landowners.

Rosalind Renfrew is a senior conservation biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and an adjunct associate professor at UVM. She obtained her BS in Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont, and holds an MS and PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her bird research and conservation has been focused in agricultural systems. She has led national and international conservation planning to understand and address threats to migratory grassland birds across their annual cycle.

For more information, contact Nora Shahoud at 656-2906 or

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