What Birds Reveal About Floodplain Function
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: via Zoom - click here to register!
Grab your favorite beverage and tune into this evening presentation by USGS forest ecologist, Joan Hagar, from the comfort of your own home! Joan will introduce her research into bird diversity at Luckiamute State Natural Area, and how different species use the floodplain forest habitat that is a focus of one of our long term restoration projects. Registration is limited, so sign up to attend by clicking here and filling out our registration form.
Synopsis: Birds are excellent indicators of the condition of ecosystems because they are responsive to environmental change, have important ecological functions, and are easy to observe. The presence, absence or abundance of indicator species --- species that are closely associated with desired habitat features --- can be monitored to provide information on the effectiveness of restoration activities. Joan will present examples of indicator species for Willamette Valley riparian and floodplain and explain how they represent ecosystem features and processes that influence habitat for other species, including fish. She will describe what her research team is learning through its avian monitoring program on the Willamette River.
Joan Hagar is a Research Wildlife Biologist at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). She conducts research on wildlife habitat relationships in forests, woodlands, and rangelands, including investigations of the effects of natural disturbance and management strategies on wildlife habitat, and evaluation of the effectiveness of habitat restoration treatments for wildlife.
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