ORAS January meeting features talk on movement patterns of American white ibis and whooping cranes and human development

Please join us for our first monthly meeting of 2021 on Thursday, January 7th at 7pm. The meeting will feature talk by UGA PhD student, Claire Teitelbaum, about how movement patterns of Whooping Cranes and American White Ibis change in response to human development (more details below). The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please visit this link to sign up to attend: https://forms.gle/qAuKjUZkicvsRyZ16. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! Happy Holidays!
Long-lived and omnivorous birds can be very flexible in their habitat use and movement patterns. When humans modify landscapes through development, agriculture, and urbanization, these species must adapt. Claire has used tracking data to study the movement patterns of Whooping Cranes and American White Ibis in eastern North America. For both species, their movement patterns have changed in response to human development, in ways that indicate that they are adapting to novel landscapes.
 (Photo credit: Claire Teitelbaum)      (Photo credit: Thomas Mueller)
Claire is a PhD student in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. She received her BA in Biology from Pomona College in 2014, then spent two years as a research student at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), where she researched movement patterns of ungulates, Whooping Cranes, and brown bears. In graduate research, Claire is developing theory about movement and infectious disease transmission in wildlife, and studies American White Ibis and any other species that comes her way.
 (Photo credit: Cali Wilson)