September 16, 2009, Press Release: Avian Ecology, Conservation Research to be Discussed at Hartwick

Avian Ecology, Conservation Research to be Discussed at Hartwick

September 16, 2009

Dr. Todd Katzner will discuss his research on the ecology and conservation of eagles in the former Soviet Union at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 in Room 202 of Johnstone Science Center on the Hartwick College campus. His talk is titled "Non-invasive demography of threatened and endangered vultures and eagles." The presentation is free and open to the public.

Katzner, director of conservation and field research at National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA and adjunct assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, focuses his research on "the interactions among animals, people, the environment we share, and human social structures."

Although most of his studies are of the ecology and demography of birds, his interests extend beyond ornithology, and he has published on a variety of topics, including mammalian ecology and physiology, invertebrate parasitoid ecology and taxonomy, and the interplay between human social behavior and conservation of natural resources.

Since 1997 he has conducted research on the ecology and conservation of eagles at a nature reserve in north-central Kazakhstan.

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