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January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Joint Earth science and evolutionary biology seminar

Radar ornithology and a vision for the future of migration research

Andrew Farnsworth, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Friday, Jan 11, 2019, 12-1 PM

KWGL 100

Andrew Farnsworth is a Research Associate in the Information Science Program. Andrew began birding at age 5 and quickly developed his long-standing fascinations with bird migration. His current research efforts advance our use and application of rapidly expanding technologies available for studying bird movements at very small to very large scales including weather surveillance radar, acoustic monitoring, video monitoring and citizen science. Andrew’s current research projects aside from BirdCast also include BirdVox, an effort to apply machine learning techniques to automate the detection and classification of bird sounds and Dark Ecology, an effort to mine the more than 2.5 decade archive of US radar data in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additional research interests include a growing effort to understand artificial light, its effects on migrating birds in urban areas, in particular, and methods for quantifying changes in migratory behaviors to study these effects. Andrew has assembled a talented team of postdoctoral associates and graduate students working on a diverse array of migration-related projects. He completed a M.S. in Zoology with Dr. Sidney Gauthreaux using radar and acoustic technologies, followed by a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with Dr. John Fitzpatrick that focused heavily on flight call ecology and evolution and the application of knowledge of these topics to aid in conservation action aimed at migratory species and systems.

Details

Date:
January 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Keith-Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
713-348-4880
Website:
earthscience.rice.edu

Details

Date:
January 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Keith-Weiss Geological Laboratories – Room 100
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS 126
Houston, TX 77005 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
713-348-4880
Website:
earthscience.rice.edu

For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot.  From there, walk east to the department.  The google map below shows exactly where our building is.