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Mundinger Lecture – The Value of Long-Term Ecology: Insights from a 75-year Study of the Wytham Woods Great Tits

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October 6 at 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

The 2022 Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship will be given by Ben Sheldon, Professor of Field Ornithology at the University of Oxford.

For decades, long-term population studies have enabled scientists to explore a wealth of ecological and evolutionary processes. One of the most influential has been a 75-year study of Great Tits (Parus major) in Wytham Woods, UK. From early scientists working with binoculars and leg bands, to modern researchers equipped with DNA analyses, tracking tags, and remote sensing tools, studies of Great Tits have yielded insight after insight. In this lecture, Professor Sheldon will recount some of the highlights, look at why long-term studies are so successful, and explore how to keep them viable for the next 75 years. 

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

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This event will take place in B25, Warren Hall, Cornell University, and will be livestreamed to Zoom. No registration is required for the in-person lecture.

Location

B25 Warren Hall

137 Reservoir Ave
Ithaca, New York United States
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Great Tit perched on branch

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Category:
Seminar Series, Virtual Program

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