ORAS February Meeting: European Starlings and Urbanization

Please join us for our February meeting where Dr. Sarah Guindre-Parker will be giving a talk titled "Starlings in the city: how a common bird copes with urbanization". The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm over Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCZi4T2oXWe_AVoiPI3tHpghj2vQUCsq8e9L2uY3NZKZbiSg/viewform?usp=sf_link. See below for details:


Dr. Sarah Guindre-Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Kennesaw State University. Her lab studies how animals adapt to unpredictable environments using methods from various disciplines such as evolution, behavioral ecology, physiology and endocrinology.


European starlings are common across a wide-range of habitat types and land-use, and Dr. Guindre-Parker and her team team study them to better understand how different populations cope with the unique stressors they face along an urban-to-rural gradient. She hopes this work can teach us about how resilient birds are to environmental changes and urbanization.