October 20 – Science and Nature in the Galapagos Islands

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When: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca
Speakers: Irby Lovette, director, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab Ornithology; Fausto Rodriguez, Galapagos Park naturalist and founder of Galapagos Best

Description: The Galapagos Archipelago has long been celebrated as an icon of evolution and wondrous natural history. The Galapagos remains an otherworldly setting where the wildlife from boobies to finches to fur seals, penguins to giant tortoises to frigate birds shows no fear of humans, and where the remoteness of the archipelago has fostered the evolution of wonderful organisms and spectacular adaptations found nowhere else in the world. Irby Lovette from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Fausto Rodriguez, a naturalist at the Galapagos Park, have many years of experience in the islands. They will recount some the wonders they have witnessed on their trips through the archipelago, present new research findings from their own projects and those of their colleagues, and discuss some of the challenging conservation issues that may change the Galapagos forever.

Admission: Free

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