Tuesday March 05, 2013 Noon - 1pmLocation: MS Museum of Natural Science
"Resident and Neotropical Migrant Bird
Communities of the Savanna Wetlands of
the Orinoco River Basin, South America: Ecology and Conservation"
SPEAKER: Dr. Francisco Vilella; Professor, Conservation Biology Assistant Leader, MS Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Mississippi State University
Dr. Vilella will share the results of an extensive study on waterbirds of the Venezuelan Llanos and regions of special conservation concern. This vast expanse of wetlands, along with poor soils for agriculture and low human population density, combine to make the Llanos one of the most significant waterbird habitats in the world.