“Spring Migration: Global Ecology in Connecticut’s Treetops” — a Zoom presentation with Yale’s Scott Yanco
May 2, 2022 — When we watch songbirds migrate through Connecticut, we’re seeing more than just beautiful creatures flitting through the tree canopy — we’re witnessing a tiny part of an amazing global-scale ecological process.
In conjunction with the 2022 Migration Madness Birdathon, you’re invited to a special Zoom program on the topic.
Titled “Spring Migration: Global Ecology in Connecticut’s Treetops,” it is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
The speaker is Scott Yanco, a postdoctoral associate at the Max Plank – Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change, and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale.
The program is free for Migration Madness Birdathon participants and for Connecticut Audubon members. For non-members who aren’t participating in the Birdathon, the fee is $10.
Email Connecticut Audubon Communications Director Tom Andersen for information about how to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Migratory birds forge connections across vast landscapes. The conditions birds experience in one area can affect them in other parts of their range. For example, habitat conditions on the wintering grounds might affect breeding success hundreds or thousands of miles away, or vice versa.
In other words, conserving migratory birds requires understanding how migration links ecological processes across the globe.
In his presentation, Scott Yanco will introduce these concepts — migratory connectivity and carry-over effects — with the aim of generating appreciation for these global connections, how scientists study these phenomena, and how we encounter them in New England.